Gardens can be such a wonderful extension of your home and it’s somewhere that can really help your children to explore and experience new things. For toddlers, this could mean a whole new way of playing and figuring out things that they like. Here’s how to make a garden fun for toddlers.
There are so many different ways to tackle sensory play in the garden. Water tables and sand pits are always a solid choice but you could be a bit more creative with a Tuff Tray. Think of witches potions, construction sites and ice play. You can find items from around the house and garden to come up with fun ideas and any mess stays outside too.
Getting out in the garden doesn’t all have to be about toys or expensive equipment. Toddlers can learn a lot by starting their own garden with some plant pots, soil and some seeds. They’ll love watering their own plants and watching them grow.
If you have quite a bit of space in the garden you might think about investing in some play equipment. A large climbing frame is definitely an investment but it’s something that can last for years. If you have less space then maybe think about a slide that can be moved around or a small swing.
Gardens don’t have to be complicated to be enjoyed by toddlers. Get some chalk out and draw a hopscotch on the pavement, grab a hula hoop and see how many you can do or maybe just get a bottle of bubbles and see how big they can get. All of these things are incredibly cheap and can be used over and over again.
Gardens really are what you make of them and even the smallest of spaces can be a fantastic place for toddlers to spend some time.