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The Potty List: 36 Things Your Child 'Must Do' By The Age Of Three

11/01/2012 12:02 | Updated 22 May 2015
Splash in puddle: 36 things your child 'must do' by the age of threeGetty
You've heard of a Bucket List – now welcome to the Potty List. A survey of 1,000 mums has drawn up a list of 36 "must-dos" for toddlers.

Not surprisingly, making mud pies, baking and finger-painting all top the list, compiled by baby food firm Cow & Gate, with traditional fun activities such as feeding animals, splashing in puddles and making paper planes all featured as things mums want their kiddies to achieve by the time they're three.

And the real high-achievers will have pooed in the bath!

Child psychologist Dr Richard Woolfson said: "As your toddler turns one and becomes a Little One-der their extraordinary growth over the next couple of years will amaze you.

"Toddlerhood is about learning, about development and about progress , it's also about pushing the boundaries a little.

"A growing child needs to be loved and to be happy, but fun activities play an essential part during the toddler years too, as now is the time they will master many of the skills that will set them up for life.

"Making a mud pie or jumping in a puddle has never been so important!"

The 36 must-do activities that make up "The Potty List" are: 1. Made a mud pie 2. Baked a cake 3. Finger painted 4. Sung loudly in public 5. Climbed a big hill 6. Picked fruit 7. Danced with no inhibitions 8. Made sandcastles on the beach 9. Been chased by a monster 10. Jumped in a puddle so hard the water went in mummy's shoe too 11. Belly-flopped 12. Fed the ducks 13. Blown bubbles 14. Had a teddy bears' picnic 15. Chosen a favourite book 16. Ridden on the top of double-decker bus 17. Visited a museum 18. Been on a train ride 19. Fed an animal 20. Grown cress in the shape of your name 21. Worn pants on your head 22. Ridden the tea-cups at the fair 23. Flown a paper aeroplane 24. Pooed in the bath 25. Stayed the night away from home 26. Ridden on daddy's shoulders 27. Scribbled somewhere you shouldn't 28. Cleaned your own teeth 29. Answered the phone 30. Mastered a party piece 31. Had a "first love" 32. Bought something in a shop 33. Set your sights on a future career (pirate, fairy or builder, perhaps?) 34. Told a fib 35. Made up an inappropriate nickname for someone 36. Broken something valuable

How many do you think your child has done?

Does this list make you slightly sad that so many millions of children won't have these opportunities?

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