Keeping Kids Entertained with Brio Toys

 

Summer is here and we are heading out to visit family, go camping and have a lot of fun making memories. This summer, I have a strong desire to make our memories hands on based, instead of technology based. I think that hands on play is vital to childhood development, no matter how old your kids get.

Toys

This year, we are taking Brio along for the adventures to keep the kids happy, engaged and learning.

One that the entire family likes to tinker with is the Brio Labyrinth. This is a classic toy that has been reimagined for a younger, on the go, audience. We love that it is two sided and completely sealed for a fun way to play and challenge young minds anytime, anywhere. Retailing at under $30 this is a fun toy for the car for your summer travels.
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Inexpensive rainy day activities that keep kids interested

Children are teeming with energy, and it is ideal to let them play outside so
your house can stay clean. However, on rainy days that is not always an
option. You then need to find activities that will keep them interested without
breaking your budget. Here are some ideas that are very inexpensive and will
prevent you from hearing that familiar phrase, “Mom, I’m bored!”

1. Have Your Children Build A Fort

Children love to pretend play, and one great rainy day activity is building forts.
This activity is free and uses materials you have around the house. Set the
children up with blankets and sheets, let them move chairs around and watch
their creative juices flow! They will have a blast creating their fort and playing
house in their fort for hours.

2. Make a Batch Of Homemade Play Dough

There are many homemade recipes for play dough, and most can be made
with materials you have in your kitchen. Involve your children in stirring and
mixing the play dough as well. This will keep them busy and will also help
them work on their measuring skills. Give them a rolling pin, plastic silverware,
and cookie cutters, and join them in their play dough activities.

3. Making Crafts From Recycled Materials

If you look around your house, there are many items that can be repurposed
into crafts. Children can use paper towel rolls, empty jars, and leaves to
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