Toddlers are full of energy – it can sometimes seem like they’ll never tire out! With everyone having spent more time indoors this year, you might have found it hard to let them burn off enough steam. But there’s nothing stopping you spending time outside and letting them use up all that energy – even if the weather’s not the best.
Getting outdoors is important for everyone's wellbeing, especially for younger children. There’s no such thing as too much fresh air, and getting active benefits your wee one in all sorts of ways. Being active helps their minds grow, it boosts their confidence, it helps them manage stress, it keeps them happy, and it even helps them sleep! That’s a lot!
It can sometimes be hard to think of new things that will keep your kids busy. But simple things like playing and running around outside are great fun for your wee one. Here are some ideas that other parents have found helpful. To avoid any meltdowns, try packing a snack like a banana or an orange will often keep them going until you get home.
Help getting active
Keeping a toddler with limitless energy entertained has been tough over the last year. That’s what our page on Getting into Summer is here to help with. Take a look and find free and discounted activities for you and your wee one to enjoy.