• 3 Inexpensive Ideas to Entertain Your Curious Child
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  • Keeping your little one entertained doesn’t have to be expensive. Just take it from the viral DIY kitchen mom who made a playset entirely from cardboard! Sometimes, all you need are a few materials and a little elbow grease. Here are some great ideas to get you started: 

    1. Learning tower

    We are wondering how just safe this is, but we can't deny the concept of this DIY learning tower is a winner. It’s an upgrade to the kiddie stepping stool and lets your child interact with objects in the house that he can’t normally reach. Being able to wash his hands on his own or “assist” you with dinner preparation, it nurtures his independence and curiosity. Just make sure you’re around when he’s using it. 

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    2. Climbing Wall

    Now, this is what we call bringing the playground home! This DIY climbing wall is easy to replicate at home and takes up no space at all. Plus, it will keep the kids off screens and get them active, too. 



    Blogger Heather Young of Growing Spaces built one as well for one of her twin boys. Her son’s room had an outdoors theme so she decorated the bottom with a simple but eye-catching mountains pattern. Here are a couple more ideas to inspire you. 





     

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    3. Busy board

    Last year, we featured mom Margaret Sarmenta for her incredible homemade toys for her son Lucas. She made him a three-story car garage made out of cardboard, a carwash for his toy cars made from plastic containers, his very own soft book, and more! One of the toys her son plays with all the time is a DIY busy board she made herself.

    A busy board has all kinds of household ware, like locks, switches, handles and dials, that kids can tinker with. Margaret calls it her son's “iPad.” Great idea, right? Make one for your child or you can also ask Margaret to make one for you. Yup, other Pinay moms loved it so much that she now makes them for order! Inquiries and orders can be made through her Instagram account @mog_ly.

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