@ 3 Year Old Son Twisted Ankle -- Activity Ideas While He Can't Walk

Updated on June 07, 2011
J.R. asks from Washington, DC
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Hi All,
My almost 3 year old son twisted his ankle. The dr. said for him to stay off of it for a few days. It hurts for him to even stand....

Aside from putting frozen peas on it etc... any other advice? Ideas for activities? I plan to just take him around with me in the car or stroller to errands and restaurants etc....

Thanks, Jilly

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answers from Sacramento on

Poor baby.
Take him to the mall in his stroller so he gets out and gets to see things.
While his he's laid up and he's resting his foot up on pillows:
coloring books
videos on small lap video player (the kind you take on trips)
etch a sketch (wont last long)
puzzle (large pieces. put it on a bed tray)
cars on a small lap road/race track
crayons and drawing pad
building blocks on the floor

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answers from Beaumont on

Puzzles, the videogame where they draw on it and it shows on the TV, and be sure and give him Motrin so it doesn't hurt. Poor baby... Twists and sprung anything hurts so bad....

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answers from Boca Raton on

A coloring book, or blank pad of paper with crayons and markers. He can create a fabulous memento of this event. This while his feet are elevated and being loved by the ice-pack

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answers from Redding on

If he can sit up in bed, lay a big old sheet across the whole place and give him a bed tray with play dough. It should keep him busy for a long time and then take the whole sheet off to toss out the bits and pieces and wash it. Id go with videos, books, small toys, animals, and crayons. He can still go feed the ducks, if there is a place near you to do so. He can stay in the stroller and go to the park. You lift him onto the swing, and set him in the sand to play. Go for long walks in the stroller too. Good for both of you.

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