One thing our girls have in common is a love of apples!
Not apple slices - but apples.
If you need a few minutes to finish up your own meal, or I don't know maybe sweep the floor or load the dishwasher --- give the little one and apple and let her go to town (closely supervised of course). Megan loved apples too! This was her first apple when she was about Nicole's current age (Nicole is 14 months 1 week and in these pictures Megan was 14 months and 3 weeks).