Attending Toddler Groups for the First Time – Tips for Newbies

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 I plucked up the courage…

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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. They have a reputation for…

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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, if you buy after clicking you’ll pay the same price and I’ll receive a small percentage. Cheerio Bird Feeder This is a really simple nature based toddler group activity to set…

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Craft Based Toddler Group Activities

Craft based toddler group activities are great because the children get to express themselves and take something home at the end. I’ve included four ideas here but don’t forget, toddlers will have a great time with some crayons and colouring sheets too. Personally I prefer open ended activities where the children choose their own way of creating but I have…

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Food Based Toddler Group Activities

Everyone knows, kids love to snack. I think that’s why food based activities always go down well with them. Here are my favourite food based toddler group activities from my 3 years running a group. Don’t forget, when planning food based activities, you’ll need to be able to provide allergen information to parents, so hang on to your packets. Decorating…

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