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7 Healthy Ways to Occupy your Child When You’re Busy

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As a parent, you try your best to get as much one-on-one time with junior as your can. But sometimes, you have to cook or clean or calculate your taxes or a number of other things that take you away from this noble task.

This can be true when you’re out shopping or banking as well as when you’re busy at home. Sometimes you don’t have a choice but to bring your toddler, but that doesn’t mean you have to juggle entertaining them while you’re trying to focus on another task. Here are seven great ways to help your toddler become their own entertainment (without sitting them in front of a television for hours)…

1. Introduce them to Yogurt Art

Parenting magazine suggests letting your kid play with their food. However, it gets a bit more specific than that. The article suggests choosing different colors of yogurt, laying down some waxed paper and letting junior make art from them.

The upside is that if your child feels the urge to lick “paint” off their fingers, you won’t have to worry whether it’s edible. Yogurt is also a lot easier to clean up than non-edible alternatives, adds the source.

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