All Danced Out

25 Jan

When we’re bored in the Moore household (well, when Adeline is bored), we dance.  Pandora’s toddler radio, XM radio, or iPod comes out and we dance, dance, dance.  Well, friends, I’m tired of dancing!  Sit down, then, you say?  Alas, I cannot.  Adeline will pull, push, and try to stand me up.  A dance party is not complete unless you have a partner.

That being said, I’m looking for good, creative ideas for things to do with a rather rambunctious, smart eighteen-month old.  Resources, ideas, whatever, I’d love to hear what you do or have done.  This weather stinks and our attitudes are heading that direction, too.

This is what happens when "we're" bored.

So, what do you all do to keep your sanity in these winter months?

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3 Responses to “All Danced Out”

  1. Emily Lorelli January 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    If you have a TV in your home, you could try a kids dance or yoga video. My three-year old loves to watch her yoga video (which goes through poses associated with different animals in alphabetical order) and bend and stretch with the kids on the screen. When I have a moment, it is nice to get in and do a few with her too. She also just got a video for her birthday with Zoe from Sesame Street in which the kids learn short dances in different styles and from different cultures (e.g. ballet, African, Asian, tap, hip-hop) taught by Paula Abdul — pretty cute.
    As a homeschooling mom of four, who doesn’t always have time to dance and play with my three year old (unfortunately), strategic use of the TV with good programs has been something I have relied on a lot. But if you don’t watch TV, you could try a children’s album that has directed movement on it. Good luck!

  2. Kaitlyn January 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    I found this website with lots of ideas for toddlers. I can’t say I’ve done many with being busy working extra hours lately, but some of them look like a lot of fun without too much effort or expense!

    http://www.savvysource.com/activities/browseg_1a_1-2_years_activities

  3. Jennifer January 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Thank you, ladies!

    Emily – we do t.v. minimally. I’ll be on the lookout for some directed dance videos. I’ll check out the Zoe movie.

    Kaitlyn – Awesome link! We tried the Cheerios necklaces today. While she couldn’t string the “O’s” she enjoyed wearing the necklace and eating her snack on a string!

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