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amother




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Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 10:57 am
How are you planning on getting through the day?
I'm really nervous this year, it's the first time I won't be with family in the country and my kids 3&1 will be home and bored all day.
DH is not a good faster and will prob be in bed most of the day.
How will we pass the day? Any suggestions? It will prob be way too hot (NYC) for us to be outside much
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flowerpower




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 10:59 am
Stock up on crafts and toys for the kids. If you let them watch a dvd then let them watch for downtime. Nap when they nap.
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amother




Ecru
 

Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 11:02 am
My husband and I will take turns ignoring them lol.
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amother




Scarlet
 

Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 11:07 am
My kids are around the same age. Our tentative schedule for the day:
Husband takes them for an hour in the morning before he leaves for shul while I sleep in.
Breakfast. Story time.
Around 9:30- craft time for big kid (prepare ahead so it's easy.) Baby will just play or cuddle or whatever.
10- snack for kids
Independent playtime till lunch. I have a few new toys from amazing savings hidden to take out then.
11:30- lunch (easy and preprepared)
Naptime for everyone. 3 year old will probably nap in my bed with me if necessary.
After naptime , 1 Daniel tiger episode.
Another project.
Playtime
Daddy will get stuck with the 4:30-5:30 hour while I take a break.
Dinner
Storytime
Bed.
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amother




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Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 11:08 am
amother [ Scarlet ] wrote:
My kids are around the same age. Our tentative schedule for the day:
Husband takes them for an hour in the morning before he leaves for shul while I sleep in.
Breakfast. Story time.
Around 9:30- craft time for big kid (prepare ahead so it's easy.) Baby will just play or cuddle or whatever.
10- snack for kids
Independent playtime till lunch. I have a few new toys from amazing savings hidden to take out then.
11:30- lunch (easy and preprepared)
Naptime for everyone. 3 year old will probably nap in my bed with me if necessary.
After naptime , 1 Daniel tiger episode.
Another project.
Playtime
Daddy will get stuck with the 4:30-5:30 hour while I take a break.
Dinner
Storytime
Bed.

Wow this is great, really gives me clarity and reminders on what to prep.
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amother




Raspberry
 

Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 11:20 am
Good ideas Scarlet.

ty.

I don't plan on having my 3 year old nap. He only naps shabbos and it delays bedtime. I want him in bed early so I can have the 7:30-9:30 quiet at least...
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amother




Navy
 

Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 11:20 am
amother [ Ecru ] wrote:
My husband and I will take turns ignoring them lol.


Lol love it! 😂

I’m sending my older toddler to a Tisha Baav “camp” iyh and my younger one should be fine with playing at home iyh I hope
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amother




Lily
 

Post Mon, Aug 01 2022, 11:25 am
Bubbles
Play doh
Snack bags
Nosh
Coloring pages
Chalk
Pipe cleaners & beads
Let them empty out the toy closet and destroy the house j/k

Edit: since you’re not going outside—put a plastic tablecloth down on the floor and have them color table salt on paper plates using chalk, my kids love it. Not sure how old your younger one is though, if they’ve just turned 1 none of this is age appropriate… sorry
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 9:58 am
amother [ Lily ] wrote:
Bubbles
Play doh
Snack bags
Nosh
Coloring pages
Chalk
Pipe cleaners & beads
Let them empty out the toy closet and destroy the house j/k

Edit: since you’re not going outside—put a plastic tablecloth down on the floor and have them color table salt on paper plates using chalk, my kids love it. Not sure how old your younger one is though, if they’ve just turned 1 none of this is age appropriate… sorry

That's kind of the problem, my baby is just a year so he can't really be occupied with crafts.
When older dc will finally settle and play nicely with toys baby comes along to destroy.
Hopefully we'll have a good day... thanks everyone for suggestions
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giftedmom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 11:24 am
At this age on fast days I’d just let them trash the house. It was easier for me to clean up after I broke the fast. They happily occupied themselves with toilet paper and pots and I don’t even remember what else.
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 11:28 am
Can you hire an 11 y.o. to play with your kids for a couple of hours?
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amother




Begonia
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 11:34 am
Anyone have specific craft ideas or links suitable for toddlers? Also in same situation but hoping Jewish videos and basic toys will help the time pass... Maybe even doing some baking with the kids
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amother




Clear
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 12:01 pm
I have a hyperactive 2 year old and 6month old. My husband also is a bad faster. I asked my rav and was told to only fast at night. Since it’s a nidcha, it’s more lenient.
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PeanutMama




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 12:02 pm
Following 😣
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oakandfig19




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 12:50 pm
I have a 16 month old. Planning on doing a lot of snacks and just letting him get into whatever he wants to as long as it’s safe. He also likes washable dot paints and I got him a crayola doodle board that I hope he’ll like
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 1:04 pm
amother [ Begonia ] wrote:
Anyone have specific craft ideas or links suitable for toddlers? Also in same situation but hoping Jewish videos and basic toys will help the time pass... Maybe even doing some baking with the kids


In a high chair, squirt whipped cream, or put yogurt, pudding, or jello on their trays.

Let the kids, fingerpaint and play.

Maybe have your toddler in just a diaper - it gets messy.
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amother




Begonia
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 1:11 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
In a high chair, squirt whipped cream, or put yogurt, pudding, or jello on their trays.

Let the kids, fingerpaint and play.

Maybe have your toddler in just a diaper - it gets messy.


Awesome.

Keep ides coming
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amother




Begonia
 

Post Mon, Aug 08 2022, 9:07 am
Have some toddlers with me due to bein hazmanim and day camp not in session.

Anyone come up with other activities to keep toddlers busy?
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amother




Begonia
 

Post Mon, Aug 08 2022, 6:30 pm
Anyone?!?
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amother




Scarlet
 

Post Mon, Aug 08 2022, 6:56 pm
Weekdays are a bit easier.
Our schedule:
Breakfast
Swim /outdoor play (before it gets too hot)
Davening and books
Project
Independent playtime
Lunch
Nap
Outing (today we went to the library , tomorrow we're going grocery shopping)
Independent playtime
Dinner
Bath
Stories
Bed.
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