When Boy Child was just two and I was heavily pregnant with Girl Child I started attending a toddler group. By the time Girl Child was a few months old it was threatened with closure because the lady who had been running it was moving. With a baby and a toddler to look after I […]
All About Baby and Toddler Groups
While my first experience of toddler groups was pretty awful and involved my son injuring his eye and no one even checking we were OK, I gave it another go and eventually learnt the love them.
While it took a bit of persistence, I eventually made friends and, when the leader left somehow ended up running the group. I researched a lot online but couldn’t find very much advice and that’s why I’ve created an area of my blog dedicated to toddler groups.
As well as posts about running toddler groups and toddler group activities, there are also some posts about attending toddler groups. I remember how daunting it was walking into that hall full of mums and little ones and feeling like everyone had friends apart from me so I’ve written some advice on how to approach it.
Circle Time Activities for Toddlers – Ideas to Engage Large Groups
Circle time activities are a great way to bring a group of children and adults together. Large group activities for toddlers need to be simpler than those you would use for preschoolers or school age children. These circle time ideas for toddlers will work well for toddler groups where children have a parent with them, […]
Toddler Groups: What are They and Tips for Attending
Attending toddler groups for the first time can be a bit daunting. Unless you’re a raving extrovert, the idea of walking in to a room full of women and children you’ve never met before is quite scary. I was absolutely petrified of going to toddler groups but was desperate to make some Mum friends so […]
Toddler Groups: Do they Deserve their Bad Reputation?
Every day thousands of toddler groups take place in community venues and church halls across the country. Different from their more formal cousin, the baby and toddler class, they are intended to be a way for parents of the under 5s to meet each other while the children burn off some of their endless energy. […]
Nature Based Toddler Group Activities
While toddler groups generally take place indoors you can always bring a bit of the outside in with these nature based toddler group activities. This post contains affiliate links (identified with a *) I earn a commisson from qualifying purchases Cheerio Bird Feeder This is a really simple nature based toddler group activity to set […]