Getting a toddler to sit still long enough to complete a task is a challenge for most parents, including myself. Most kids that age bounce from one thing to another, and instead of playing with their toys, they want what they usually can’t have—technology. Usually it’s the remote control, the computer, the cell phone, anything with a button that their little fingers can push. Thankfully the invention of application software, a.k.a. apps, have seemed to accomplish the impossible—keeping the focus of my little one so that I can get something done. I know it sounds crazy giving a 1.5 year old my $500 iPad as a toy, but that’s the risk this mom is willing to take in order to get dinner on the table, wash dishes, clean the kitchen, pay a bill, finish a phone call, or on some rare instances, just sit down for a moment.
For more fun ideas to keep your toddler busy, check out Kelley’s list here!