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Keeping kids entertained these days can be quite the task so today I’m sharing some new games and toys that have been really helpful. Throwing something new into the mix always brings out creativity, learning, and fun. In today’s post there is something for everyone so let’s break it down:
KIDIGO WALKIE TALKIES FROM VTECH
We have been having a lot of fun playing with these. You can easily keep in touch anywhere with these kid-safe, two-way radios featuring a digital connection that is clear and keeps conversations secure. Kids can also send messages back and forth by choosing from preset animated messages using the large, backlit LCD screen. The walkie talkies also include four 2-player games for real-time gaming between devices and also lets you chat up to 500 feet away.
THE FEEL BETTER BOX FROM OPEN THE JOY
Open the Joy has curated the first ever “Feel Better Collection” to combat those boredom blues. We got the “Get Well Soon” activity kit filled with origami, magic, painting activities, super silly playing cards, and much more to help keep us entertained and laughing during this difficult time.
There are a bunch of different boxes to choose from to help keep your kids occupied with a variety of activities ranging from art, to magic tricks, to incredible conversation starters to get families bonding. They were designed by a Child Therapist to promote conversation and healing through play.
Lastly, Open the Joy partners with the Spread the Joy Foundation to distribute joy boxes to hospitalized children across America. USE CODE “boredom buster” TO GET 10% OFF YOUR BOX.
BOOGIE BOARD MAGIC SKETCH
This one is so much fun and the ultimate electronic art kit. You can write, doodle, and trace in vivid rainbow colors with this first-ever semi-transparent LCD eWriter featuring a new ColorburstTM display. It writes electronically and erases at the touch of a button. You can also doodle and trace over 18 templates.
It’s super easy to just hit the Erase Button when it’s time to create something new. There are no markers and no mess, which makes me very happy 🙂 . It’s easy endless fun so kids can doodle, draw and play games over and over again.
Lastly, it’s educational (which is always a plus!). You can use the ABC templates to help your child learn to write their ABCs. It’s also easy to create your own templates too so that your kid can play or learn in their own way. Use code WMBBX2BQDSZZH to get 10% OFF any purchase (offer expires October 2, 2020).
THE STORY OF THE STARS, PLANETS, AND CONSTELLATIONS — AND HOW YOU CAN FIND THEM IN THE SKY BOOK
New books are always fun and this exploration of the night sky includes a star finder wheel and glow-in-the-dark stickers. It’s the perfect STEM introduction for readers and reveals what astronomers have learned and are still discovering, what astronauts and scientists explore, and what readers can find by gazing up into the sky at night.
The book also includes vocabulary-building, activity ideas throughout, thumbnail bios on key figures, and a look at constellations, the stories they inspire, and more.
DISNEY HITS BY DISNEY MUSIC
What kid doesn’t love Disney? My daughter is obsessed with all things Frozen, Mickey Mouse, and any show on Disney Junior. Disney Hits puts everyone in a good mood and is the happiest playlist on earth. All of your favorite Disney songs in one regularly updated playlist. What more could you ask for?! You can DOWNLOAD the music here on all music streaming platforms including Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Pandora.
You can listen to Disney Hits during family game night, during playtime, at snack time, or any other family occasion you want to add a little Disney music magic to. For us, it’s the perfect morning activity to get a little movement into the mix. You can voice activate with Alexa using your Amazon Prime and make sure to check out their other playlists including Disney Lullaby, Disney Piano and our personal favorite: Disney Junior.
Lastly, You can download FREE activity sheets HERE to use while listening to all your favorite Disney hits.
SMART FARMER & JUMP IN FROM SMARTGAMES
SmartGames makes amazing games for kids that touch upon skill-building, logic, problem-solving, spatial insight and more. Kids have fun with the soft, friendly animal pieces and are learning at the same time. All their games include STEM learning and you can use code 10SMART2020 to get 10% OFF any of their products at their Amazon Store.
FEELING THROUGH COLORS ACTIVITY FROM ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS
Children are experiencing a wide range of emotions right now so turning to art can be a great way to express their emotions. Using art and colors in projects with them at home can help kids recognize, identify, and label their feelings, which is a great way to support their social emotional health and well-being.
Action for Healthy Kids provides THIS Feeling Through Colors activity to help explore more about how they are feeling during this time. You can check out more digital and online resources HERE from Action for Healthy Kids to battle boredom, support virtual learning, and keep kids physically and emotionally healthy at home.
LEAPFROG LEAPSTART 3D LEARNING SYSTEM FROM VTECH
It’s easy to get kids excited about learning with this learning system from Vtech. It’s perfect for visual or auditory learners with it’s touch and talk activities that help enhance learning. There are interactive animations to help kids build on math, reading, problem solving skills, and more. The LeapStart Library, which includes the LeapStart 2 Book Combo Pack: Math in Action and Toys Save the Day, covers several preschool through first grade subjects with 30+ activities in every book.
Also, In this unprecedented time, Vtech and LeapFrog are helping parents, teachers, and kids “Learn Through This”, offering resources at learnthroughthis.com for learning at home, such as expert advice, free printable activity books, educational activities, and product recommendations to keep kids busy and making learning at home fun.
LeapStart 3D gets kids excited about learning by combining real books with touch-and-talk games and 3D-like animations that magically bring activities to life. We love it so much that we already ordered more books to add to our collection.
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SO THERE YOU HAVE IT. 8 NEW WAYS TO HELP ENTERTAIN YOUR KIDS AT HOME DURING QUARANTINE. GOT ANY OTHER IDEAS? PLEASE SHARE THEM IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.