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amother




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Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 10:39 pm
Finally getting to a better place after dealing with severe untreated PPD and lots of medical issues in the family. I haven't been the most present mom and I realize I've "forgotten" how to play with my toddlers. I don't have much patience and I find I can't play with their toys for more than a few minutes. I also get extremely bothered by any mess so I get aggravated when lots of toys are all over. Please give me some advice. I want to go back to being the loving attentive mom I used to be.
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amother




White
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 10:41 pm
Books and puzzles.
I always had a hard time with imaginative play.
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amother




Natural
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 10:57 pm
I don't necessarily enjoy playing at that age, but for the most part I've found that my kids are more than happy to narrate while I sit there smiling. The main thing is to actually be paying attention, not to be contributing so much.
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trixx




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 11:36 pm
Print out photos of inspiration (Magnatiles, lego, etc) as flashcards and offer to them. Then sit while they do it and intervene if they need help. Kids don't rlly need adults to play with them and jn fact will develop more concentration, focus and imagination if left to their own devices. Just be around.
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southernbubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 11:45 pm
This little piggy went to market

Potchy potchy kichalach

When you're happy and you know it clap your hands

Head shoulders knees and toes

Dovid melech Yisroel song with hand motions

The wheels on the bus

Einsy beensy spider
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 11:50 pm
Dancing with them to music.
Reading books.
Drawing pictures.
Rolling a ball.
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amother




Jetblack
 

Post  Tue, Jan 14 2020, 11:59 pm
I find my toddlers love when I do play with them. Have the mentchies talk and sing silly songs.
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amother




Cobalt
 

Post  Wed, Jan 15 2020, 12:09 am
For baby under a year - Baby's first year milestones by Aubrey Hargis. Gives ideas of toys and activities for each age. It's a great how to manual for the first year and what to look out for. Helped me a lot in the first few months of ppd.
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