Children are naturally curious. They love to explore their surroundings and learn new things. Especially in the early years. So it's important to give kids the opportunity to satisfy their hunger for fresh experiences. It can do wonders for their development and well-being. And produce plenty of memorable moments!

There's a wonderful Facebook page called Kids in Predicaments and it collects pictures of all the funny and ridiculous situations our little explorers end up in. Like trying to flush themselves down the toilet or taking a nap in the middle of a group exercise. Continue scrolling to check them out!

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

Fair enough, there weren’t enough to go round.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

This is the best one so far 😂😂

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According to experts at Kid's Health, toddlers are always on the move. Between the ages of 1 and 3, they are literally scooting away from babyhood in search of new adventures. The little ones are learning to talk, to walk and run, and to assert their independence. For many in this age group, "outside" and "play" become common requests.

But as a parent, you're responsible for keeping your kids safe. Supervision and safety precautions, such as gates and electrical outlet covers, can be very important.

However, you'll also want to offer your toddlers chances to explore. That means close supervision, but with the opportunity to enjoy different environments. From a walk in the woods to a trip to a museum, parents can give kids the space and freedom to investigate.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

The downward jazz hands make this perfect

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

Aww This is cute

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Kris
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4 months ago

Bwahahahaha!

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Exploring the inside and outside world — with supervision, of course — is important for toddlers' emotional, social, and physical growth. This way, they learn about the world and how it works.

Think about it. Seeing an orange, for example, is one thing, but it's another to grasp it with your hand, feel its cool, smooth surface, smell its fragrance, and maybe even taste it. That development is all the better if someone asks them questions like: What color is it? Is it big or little?

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

so cuuuute !

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KJ
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4 months ago

I love how sympathetic they all look.

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KJ
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4 months ago

Monday mood.

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Exploring also allows toddlers to work on important motor skills. Whether it's kicking a ball or climbing stairs, they can keep at it until they get it right. Doing so not only adds skills but also boosts their sense of confidence and competence. In other words, they begin to think: "I can do it!"

Letting kids explore is one way to ensure they get enough daily physical activity. Allow plenty of time every day for your child to be active throughout the day.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

This pic has that existential crisis vibes, and I have tears in my eyes now

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Rijkærd
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4 months ago

His brain is clearly entangled right now

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Ryan Deschanel
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4 months ago

It smells like embarrassment, doesn't it?

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago

He'll be making false insurance claims when he is an adult.

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The possibilities for indoor amusement are plentiful. Here are a few:

  • Mirror, mirror. At this stage, kids learn to recognize themselves in pictures or mirrors. Securely set up a mirror at eye level and let your child explore his or her own face. Ask "Where's your nose?" or "Can you open your mouth?" Fill a small photo album with pictures of relatives and friends that you can look through together or let your child look at on his or her own. Toddlers also enjoy imitating the behavior of others. Try playing physical or verbal imitation games.
  • Kid-friendly cabinets. Turn some low-lying cabinets into exploration shelves, stacked with things a toddler can pull out, bang together, and shake around. Choose only child-safe items and be sure to supervise.
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The Penguin Bandit
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4 months ago

This would be my kid

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

Pew pew pew

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C. Wade
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4 months ago

"I have an idea, let's stuff little Timmy down the cannon!"

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4 months ago

Setting a few ground rules early on.

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  • Tactile toys. Toddlers love to use their sense of touch. Set your older toddler up with some Play-Doh (store-bought or homemade), finger paint, or other age-appropriate materials that can safely be squeezed, patted, poked, and prodded. Younger toddlers will like wrapping paper, wax paper, or textured toys that are fun to touch and crinkle.
  • Household toy box. To encourage imagination, create a toy box with dolls, safe housekeeping items like clean sponges or brushes, dress-up clothes, and toy telephones (without cords). Plastic containers with lids, plastic cups, and plates, and just about anything you can stack, pile, fill, and empty, or nest also make great toys for toddlers.
  • Climbing mount staircase. Many toddlers like to climb stairs. Go up and down together on carpeted stairs, but be sure to replace gates when you are done. On flat ground, depending on your child's age and abilities, practice walking backwards or on tiptoes. Imitate animals (walk like a penguin, jump like a kangaroo, etc.) or dance to music.
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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

I'm dying choking on my water here. ....Oh wait........

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago

And this was the last they saw of little Billy.

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Susan Bosse
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4 months ago

That's not creepy AT ALL.

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alex mitchell
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4 months ago

😁

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And here are a few ways for exploring outside:

  • Play ball. Have a variety of balls around to play with. During the toddler years, kids learn to kick, throw, and catch balls.
  • Beach it. Even just in the backyard, water and sand are great tactile attractions for toddlers. Create a water table or use a small basin or bucket to float boats, use other water toys, and splash around. Create a sandbox or take kids to the beach to let them feel sand on their toes and fingers. Always supervise kids around water, and dump out water from containers when you're done. Be sure to cover sandboxes when not in use to keep pets and other animals from contaminating them.
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The Penguin Bandit
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4 months ago

Trying to be the bigger person when dealing with a drama lover and they just won't quit

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Lunar Rat
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4 months ago

What a shot, perfect timing!

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MauKini
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4 months ago

a wee stoner!

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MauKini
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4 months ago

Young mrs. Hannibalina Lecter.

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  • Examine nature. Encourage your child to pick up leaves and rocks, feel the bark on trees, and collect bugs.
  • Chalk it up. Sidewalk chalk comes in big sizes, perfect for the toddler grip. Their "drawings" are abstract at best, but they'll delight in watching their scribblings appear.
  • Make a lunch date. Group expeditions that bring a bunch of toddlers together in an open space —a park, gym, recreation center, or someone's backyard — can be fun for adults and kids. The kids might not interact much at this age, but they're learning to and are eager to see other faces and kids.
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Cadena Norton
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4 months ago

There can b only 1

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Lee Macro
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4 months ago

Work smarter not harder

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Abhishek Bardhan
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4 months ago

Silence of the young lamb

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Abhishek Bardhan
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4 months ago

I'd have kept it that way

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The important thing to remember is that it's the journey that counts. Anyone who's tried walking a child to the library or a friend's house knows that there are many distractions and stops. Kids are often amazed by and want to examine even the most mundane everyday things. Bugs, rocks, lawn ornaments, fallen leaves, parked cars — they think it's all fascinating. So encourage them to go for it! Who knows, maybe you'll end up getting a few funny pictures as well.

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Abhishek Bardhan
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4 months ago

Oops

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Ember
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4 months ago

Is it wrong that I giggled?

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alex mitchell
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4 months ago

Welcome to 80's cartoons

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

Sir, excuse me sir, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Kensington Lexington Braithwaite III?

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Libstak
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4 months ago

That's pretty damn good imo.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

This pic is hilarious, terrifying as well as embarrassing, all at the same time

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alex mitchell
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4 months ago

"I'll just blow myself then"

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

And this is my daughter, Oven Face.

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The Penguin Bandit
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4 months ago

$20 says the parents almost pissed themselves laughing when this happened (after checking the munchkin was ok of course)

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Jono
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4 months ago

😧

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The Penguin Bandit
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4 months ago

Me trying to make it as an adult

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Hannah Edwards
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4 months ago

Now lift up leg and look like a flying maniac

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TXT_is love
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4 months ago (edited)

That kid is very proud of what he/she did.

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MauKini
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4 months ago

Tackeling the problem of overpopulation at a very young age.

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Lee Macro
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4 months ago

Me too kid.....me too

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Luther von Wolfen
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4 months ago

Those buckets usually have a warning on the side not to put your toddler in head first, so this is fine.

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KJ
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4 months ago

Someone might want to stop that lorry.

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago

Nothing to see here! Nothing sinister happening at all!

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Ryan Deschanel
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4 months ago

We get it, you are vegan, now stop yelling!

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Kathryn Baylis
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4 months ago

I’ve seen this one. Kid said he wanted to be a pair of pants for Halloween. I think it’s genius.

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Kathryn Baylis
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4 months ago

Every family seems to have “that one kid”.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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4 months ago

The devil has awoken. You have 7 days to live.

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