As soon as the pandemic hit and everyone was stuck indoors we realised everyone needed ideas to keep their kids busy. Books were not enough. As parents we need to constantly mix it up. So we all pitched in and created an amazing thread on engagement activity recommendations. Asha’s note to the community read like this,
Though we are a reading & writing community, we understand that you all are facing the biggest challenge of keeping your kids, especially toddlers, productively engaged as they can’t play downstairs or cycle downstairs. So there is no way to channelise their energy properly.
Let’s all get creative about this. Let’s share what has worked well for your child? While we encourage kids to read, being a parent myself I know how important it is to mix it up with creative activities, which i still encourage my childoo to do apart from reading.”
Skillofun are some of the earliest learning activities for young toddlers recommended by everyone!
Melissa & Doug Re-usable Sticker Pads – bestsellers at kbc – every 2yo+ has at least one!
Melissa & Doug Water Wow – popular for 2 yrs+
ALL THINGS MELISSA & DOUG come highly recommended by our parents!
Look and Find Activity Books by Dreamland are perfect for 3 years+. Mostly everyone has them at kbc!
Toyshine Time and Seasons Game Educational Wooden Clock Toy Calendar Board – Arundhati recommends this big time. Quoting her,
What better way to teach them time, date, day and month along with the season and weather. Both of my children loved it and they are busy adjusting the time along with the clock. Keeps them busy for a long time.
Toyshine 120 pcs 12 Color Wooden Dominos Blocks Set – this gets ordered very often!
StepsToDo Pack 100 Unifix Cubes in 10 Colours (Multicolour). 2CM Size | 100 Interlocking Counting Cubes
Doodle Pro – really really helped Asha’s child when she was little. Most single kids need creative outlets and this one is non messy
Stamping Art – very popular with our kbc childoos
Play-doh – for many many years Asha’s child found playdough very therapeutic and would sit for hours making us breakfast or cutting hair, etc etc, etc – but only 3years+ when your child stops putting things in the mouth.
Trinkets & More: Geometric Shape Sorter Clock – someone once asked about telling the time – this is a very creative activity! for 3 years+
Trinkets & More – TRINKETS & MORE SEEMS TO HAVE LOTS OF AGE APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES!
My Baby Town – okay, since these are pandemic days where we all are stuck at home and since babies & toddlers outgrow clothes very fast – am also sharing a clothing brand that gets ordered regularly by our members!!!
Magnetic Shapes Asha and Aarini loved them so much!
Blue Orange Games: Spot it! – Animals Jr. this looks so cool!
For older kids
Skillmatics Guess in 10 – very popular and highly recommended by many of our parents.
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