For the month of February, I’ll be chatting about different ways to run a business when you’ve got kiddos. The first week was running a business with a baby, next week will be school-aged kids, and today I’ll be talking about running a business with toddlers.
Last week I gave 14 tips for running a business with a baby around. Many of those tips translate to running a business with toddlers, but I want to talk about something specifically for this age group.
Recently I’ve started reading up on busy boxes/bags. I don’t even recall where I ran across the term, but the concept is pretty simple. It’s a box (or bag) of toys/games/etc., to keep little hands occupied. When I see work at home mom’s talking about it, they have a box or boxes that are for use only when they’re working. Especially for things like conference calls, when you might need a little extra help keeping them entertained.
Since I’ve only just started looking into this myself, I can’t give you any cool photos of the ones I’ve created. But I promise to do a follow up post with what I come up with. For now, here’s a quick round up of some places where you can get some amazing ideas!
Teaching Mama – Busy Bags 101
Powerful Mothering – Ultimate Guide of Busy Bag Ideas – 100+ Ideas Sorted by Category
Little Bins For Little Hands – 25 Low Prep Busy Boxes or Busy Bags Activities
Intentional By Grace – Why I Use Busy Boxes For My Toddler & Baby
The Domestic Four – DIY Quiet Time Busy Boxes
Some children are more tactile than others, and some children have trouble properly processing their senses (SPD). For these children, sensory bins are a great twist on the busy boxes/bags concept.
Love Play and Learn – Sensory Bin 101
Kids Activities Blog – Over 200 Sensory Bins For Tactile Fun
Play At Home Mom LLC – 50 Sensory Bin Ideas
Have you ever used busy boxes/bags for your children? What were some of your favorite items for those boxes?
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