This post is part of my Thirty-One Days with a Two-Year-Old series.
Sometimes my ideas are not so great: Piper-girl enjoyed playing with rice so much at playgroup, why don't I get some out for her to play with so that I can get some work done?
Um, no. It was successful for maybe five minutes before Piper-girl started scattering rice everywhere. And Mommy was required to play with her. Playing alone is UNACCEPTABLE. Unless I'm not home - she'll let my husband get work done when they are home alone together.
The rice was scattered a lot more before I gave up and we cleaned up the mess. I should just stick with playing outside.
How do you teach or encourage your toddlers to play independently?