We’re being drenched by rainstorms in the Bay Area this month. I think we’ve gotten more rain in the past few weeks that we’ve had in the last 2 years.
Needless to say, lots of time is being spent indoors with an overactive toddler. I’m sure I’m not the only one in this boat. We have our options, watch lots of TV, crash the toy trucks into each other, or, stay active indoors in a healthy and productive way.
I opt for the latter. These are some books that have been a great success for indoor fun at my house and at storytime at the library, hopefully they’ll work for you.
Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop is a great board book for toddlers. They hop, jump, thump, clap, tap, stretch, bow and end it all with a big hug now. My little one has learned how to stretch his arms wide and take a bow from this book. He’s still learning how to jump, and this book is a good at prompting him to try.
Bounce, Stretch & Wiggle by Doreen Cronin are also fantastic books to keep the kids active inside the house. Written in a fun, rhyming text, these books give toddlers plenty of stretch and bounce activities to keep them from going stir crazy indoors.
You Are a Lion and Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo. This is a great way to get your kids moving, and staying entertained by simple yoga postures made fun and kid-friendly. Kids pretend to be different animals by acting out different poses.