All parents know that kids are happiest when they're playing outdoors. Unfortunately for them, and us, spring weather does not always cooperate. You may be up for splashing in the puddles, but for the days you would rather stay dry, check out our top 5 creative products for indoor fun. After all, a rainy forecast is never a pain when you use your imagination!
Building blocks are such a classic indoor toy! Little builders will delight in stacking, building, and knocking down in countless colourful combinations for hours! BONUS- all the while, they are gaining invaluable practice with fine motor skills and dexterity, colour and shape recognition, and pre-math skills.
Encourage the kids to put on a magic show! Our Scholar’s Choice stores have just received a new line of magic kits are called “Magic in a Snap”. Geared for kids four and older, these tricks are simple to master, yet truly amazing to behold. The easy-to follow illustrated instructions help budding magicians learn the secrets behind these classic tricks that are sure to wow audiences of all ages!
Arts & Crafts
Brace yourself for what we are about to say…GLITTER! Before you break into a cold sweat imagining the mess, we should clarify, we mean MESS FREE GLITTER! Melissa & Doug has come out with this amazing patented technology that lets kids get the look and feel of real glitter without the mess. More than just glitter art, putting out a variety of arts and craft materials provides hours of fun! Paint with water, stamps and stamp pads, colouring pads, sticker pads…all of these are easy to bring out, set up, and most important, clean up!
If magic shows don’t interest your kids, consider other forms of pretend play! Kids love to pretend to be their favourite community helpers- a police officer helping keep the neighbourhood safe, a chef whipping up a delicious meal, a food cart vendor serving up something sweet, or even a dentist ensuring good oral health for all. There are costumes and props for any pretend play scenario!
Puzzles are amazing for quiet, independent play! BONUS- Puzzles are amazing for hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, problem solving, shape recognition, memory and setting small goals! Phew! That was a long list of amazing benefits!