There's always something to do :)
Where has the January and beginning of the year gone? I remember when I was starting to fill in my new 2023 calendar and here we are…February! And another school break coming soon. Whether you decide to stay ay home or go away, we always have to make sure that our little people have something to do.
Well…I am usually the one having more fun playing with Amelia’s toys and find them fascinating every single time we play together. These are also perks of running an online shop with kids ‘ toys so I can test my personally and have fun!
Sooo…if you’re looking for something to get the kids entertained, occupied and got their creativity in the making, we compiled the list of the best products that never fails (and all been tested by our ‘in-house’ tester, a.k.a. Amelia and myself too).
1. Flash Cards
Flash cards are always great! Whether you are homeschooling your children or just trying to be proactive with their education. There is a number of different flash cards available but our favorites are the ‘Day by Day Calendar’ ones. Why? They are brilliant to teach kids days of the week, days of the months, months, different seasons or weather. Not only they are great when it comes to educating them, but they also can be used as a room decoration, not mentioning the way they are made!! It’s just pristine and the attention to detail is incredible, and the design! What else do you need?
2. Eat Sleep Doodle
We have backpacks, placemats and pencil cases! We really can’t recommend them enough. In terms of kids being creative, this is really something that you can count on! Not only kids can create their own design, be original, but also can learn a lot of things about the world, butterflies or dinosaurs!
The beauty of the products is that once they are done with their creations and want to try something new, they can be washed, and used again! Win-win!!
We use our Kitpas Crayons in the bath (Bath Crayons) and on windows and mirrors. These are coming handy with mirror and window decorations (we loved our Christmas Tree in Amelia's room). What we love about the crayons is they can be washed easily from all of the surfaces and the kids can start again! Plus, it gives us a chance to write each other notes every day with something special to show how much we care for each other. And hey…it’s also a great way to remind our partners about different things, not only shopping lists :)
A great way to get kids to be involved in role-playing is to give them tools! Still, thinking about what you could use? Well…how about a camera and a mobile phone? They make sounds, they are very handy and would definitely get into the role of a photographer, or by calling their friends with their own mobile. This is what is happening here! Amelia loves playing with items that resemble the adult’s accessories!
Want to play? Let's go! 5 wooden crosses and 5 wooden circles with a bunny drawstring bag, turn the bag over to play Tic tac toe, or Noughts and Crosses depending on where you live!
Let me tell you something, it is probably one of the games that keep Amelia occupied for more than 5 minutes and believe me when I tell you…this is a long time!
5. On the go
It looks like a book, but is it actually a book?
This particular Magnetic Book has been a saviour during longer car journeys or on a plane.
It's a lovely book-shaped box in which your little ones can find various magnets and cards! Kids can create so many different things depending on the type of book they have. One of our favourite one is Magnetic Book with Crazy Faces. Kids can creare crazy and funny faces using their imagination and creativity, or follow the cards and try to re-create the one that is in the card. Either way, it is great fun.
The box comes with a magnetic lid that flips up to display the work. They work perfectly when traveling too.
I hope that the list will inspire you and you find something you like! We have so much more to offer so please feel free to browse around and if you need any recommendation, advice, or just fancy a chat or sharing your experience with different toys and games, I am here to help and chat!