A deck of cards is a must in your changing bag or car for amusing a toddler at short notice.
Games to play include snap (it doesn’t matter if they don’t get it yet!). Matching games are great fun using the colours, pictures or numbers. You can use as many cards as you want, younger children may prefer fewer cards at first.
Spread out the cards face down on a table or on the floor. You and your little one take turns at picking up two cards letting each other see them, with the goal of trying to find matching pairs.
You can also have fun counting the cards and even balancing them on your head! Another funny game is holding up a card near your forehead without having looked at it and having to guess which one it is.
You can test your building skills by making card houses, watch your little one giggle as they fall down all too quickly.