Are there things your toddler can do while you work? If you are trying to work from home while taking care of a toddler, you have probably been tempted to pull your hair out more than once. While it is undoubtedly rewarding to spend more time with your child, it can also be frustrating. Very frustrating.
And that is never truer than when your child is a toddler. However, there are still ways you can make it work. Below are five things your toddler can do to stay busy while you work.
Give you toddler a job. Okay, not a real job, but something like coloring. If you have a large enough desk, you can even work together. This will make your little one feel important while making it easier for you to get things done.
For stay-at-home mothers, naptime is the ideal time to get chores done. For work-at-home mothers, naptime is the ideal time to work in peace. And that means that chores must be taken care of throughout the day. Believe it or not, there are toddler-friendly chores that can be done. Your child will enjoy them, and they will give him or her a sense of purpose.
If you have never seen a busy board, it is time to head to Pinterest. There are so many ways you can pull a busy board together. You can make multiple, small ones or make a large one that takes up most of a wall. These boards are great at occupying toddlers, even those with super short attention spans.
This one will take a little planning on your part, but it will keep your child busy. Just think of random items around the house that your child can safely access. When he or she brings them all back, take a break together as a reward. You can also switch it up to ask that your toddler bring back items of a certain color or shape.
If there are other work-at-home or stay-at-home parents in the area, you could work out an exchange. Each parent takes two hours a week, giving the others time to work each day