4 Ways to Make-Believe Every Day With Your Toddler

by Esther Carlstone
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Winnie the Poohs Christopher Robin used his favorite stuffed animals to create a wonderful world of make-believe, something that every toddler needs. Here are a few magical ideas to not only entertain your toddler (which, as we all know, is harder than it sounds), but also spark creativity and imagination in your own Hundred Acre Woods.

Tea Time

Boy or girl, all young kids love having an imaginative tea party.  Case in point: my 20-month old excitedly yells “Tea time!” whenever she spies her “fake” tea set.  And while the standard tea party is an oldie but goodie, why not make it interesting (and keep Mom and Dad from getting bored) with a few creative enhancements:

  • Invite all of your child’s favorite dolls and stuffed animals to tea. Sit them around in a circle and have your little one serve all of them. Trust me, this is a huge hit in my household.
  • Serve dainty tea sandwiches on appropriately small plates. Perfect for little hands to grab and eat, meal time just got elevated to a whole new level of fun.
  • Dress the part - kids will love dressing "fancy" for a special tea party. Think boas, hats, gloves.
  • You don’t have to go out and buy a kid’s tea set, either. This DIY Fairy Tea Set has just the right amount of charm and creativity to make your little one ooh and ahh with glee, and adds a little shared craft time to the mix.

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