This post on Keeping Toddlers Entertained During Summertime was sponsored by ABCmouse as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
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Summer is here and our family is so excited to enjoy a little bit of downtime. Between working from home, writing a book, assisting with virtual school, going back and forth for Addie’s therapies (and more), it’s been a hectic year. I’ve made it a point to make a schedule of activities for each day of the week, and I’m excited for the fun it’ll bring. Although we have lots planned, there are times where we need down time so I can work. It’s definitely not easy to be on conference calls, Zoom meetings, or on the computer writing when there’s a toddler interrupting or trying to get on the screen. I wanted to share some things we’re doing this summer to keep Lawson entertained indoors during the break and I hope they’re helpful to you all as well!

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Educational Games

When I’m in a meeting or call, I love being able to give Lawson the family iPad to play with ABCmouse. It’s very user friendly for children, bright and colorful, and it’s so fun that he constantly asks for it.

ABCmouse has a ton of different things for kids to enjoy. Lawson loves the Step-by-Step Learning Path, which is specifically tailored to him for his age and changes as he progresses. The Step-by-Step Learning Path activities continue as he finishes one, so I’m able to get work done and not worry about clicking the next activity for him. The Learning Path has many different things for kids to do: puzzles, books, games, art, and songs. It’s all really engaging and really interactive so it keeps his interest for a long time. Kids also earn Tickets & Rewards as they complete activities and can purchase virtual pets and other things with them. Lawson loves collecting his tickets! We aim for 45 minutes a day (instead of tv) to help ensure Lawson is ready to start Pre-K3 in the fall and to support his learning journey.

One of my favorite things about the ABCmouse Learning Path is that once I’m done working, I’m able to visit the Progress Tracker on their website and see what concepts Lawson has learned and how he is doing. There are easy-to-read graphs that show progress for his academic level and by the curriculum subject. It’s a really helpful tool.
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Care For A Pet

As Lawson gets older, he’s learning more about having household responsibilities. Through ABCmouse Lawson has been able to earn Tickets & Rewards to choose fish for a virtual fish tank, and care for a virtual hamster. He loves it! After playing ABCmouse for the past few months, he’s asked to help with our fish at home, enjoys gathering eggs from our chickens, and happily playing with our dogs. Learning responsibilities with pets is a great activity for toddlers to learn in the summer, and I’m so glad to know he’s enjoying it virtually and in the home. 

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Learn Spanish

Not many of my readers realize this, but we’re a Hispanic family. Mathew’s side is Scottish, but my side has Mexican and Spanish roots. Don’t let my blonde hair fool you- I’m Hispanic and the kids are half! We try to immerse the kids in learning more about Hispanic traditions and the culture through food, vacations to visit family, and more.

One thing we want to do this summer is introduce Lawson to Spanish. ABCmouse not only comes in English, but it’s offered in Spanish as well. I, unfortunately, have never been fully fluent in Spanish, and because sharing our Hispanic culture and language with the kids is important, we have plans to use ABCmouse to help. ABCmouse allows kids to explore, learn and play all while practicing their Spanish. Lawson knows a few words in Spanish already, so it will be fun!

Because ABCmouse is a comprehensive early learning program, I truly think Lawson will learn Spanish faster through exploring, playing and learning. My grandmother has Dementia and now only speaks Spanish, and it would be such a treat for Lawson to be able to speak with her. ABCmouse has over 1,500 books, puzzles, and activities offered in Spanish. There’s so many ways to learn! 

 
As a work-from-home mom, I’m so appreciative that we have ABCmouse at our fingertips. It’s been a subscription that has not only benefitted Lawson in huge ways, but I’m excited to see how he will progress over the summer. It’s wonderful to know we have a fun tool that benefits him, and I’m able to get work done as I need.
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Want to subscribe to ABCmouse for your child?

ABCmouse is the app you have to get! As a work-from-home mom, I highly recommend ABCmouse. You won’t regret grabbing a subscription for your child and I think you’ll be surprised at the learning gains that are possible when ABCmouse is used at least 45 minutes a week. It’s super affordable too! Right now they’re offering a special deal: $5 for 2 months with a subscription, then $12.99 per month, until canceled. 

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