Living with toddlers is an everyday struggle.
A struggle of having your mobile phones, TV remote controls, and random belongings ‘stolen’ by them, that is.
If you have been around toddlers long enough, you’d probably agree that they love what the adults are obsessed with (read: smartphones and remotes) more than actual store-bought toys.
To put an end to my woes, I gave my twin nephews their very own handheld device — highly controversial I know, but read on.
I also gave the 14-month-olds a switch, a night light, and a (bubble tea) cup full of ping pong balls. In return, they gave me 15 minutes of peace. A pretty good deal, I’d say.
Intrigued yet? Here’s what I did: I got all of the aforementioned items, found a few recyclable coffee pod boxes, kitchen towel roll, random ribbons and strings from past years’ festivities, and stuck them onto a board.
And that was how I made my very own busy board – a highly sought after ‘toy’ to encourage sensory play, which is said to improve fine motor skills, develop logic, and facilitate exploration, with children these days.