Baby, it’s cold!
When it’s too chilly to play outside, these are our favorite toys to keep them busy all day (and keep you from losing your sanity).
Milton & Goose’s Play Kitchen
Whether you have a young toddler or an older pre-schooler, this neutral, gorgeous (and non-toxic!) kitchen is a sure bet for imaginative play. It arrives almost fully assembled and will withstand years of wear and tear, making it well worth the pricetag.
OMY Giant Coloring Poster
While you want to inspire their creativity, the daunting clean-up that often comes with indoor crafts can be downright scary. Our mess free solution? Allow young artists to go to town on an oversized paper coloring poster. Just tape it up on a bare wall and you’ve created endless, mess-free entertainment for your mini muralists.
Indoor dance parties are the perfect way for them to get some energy out. We love pint-sized instruments like this Mini Red Piano for engaging an aspiring musician (and giving you a much needed reprieve from the high-octave of whining).
While legos & blocks are great, Magnatiles will interest future builders and architects across an even broader range of skillsets and ages. Packaged in an assortment of colors and shapes, these sets encourage kids to develop an awareness of geometrics and explore spatial and tactile senses by building in 3D. Because the tiles are flat, they’re incredibly easy to clean and store, plus (as anyone who has stepped on a lego can appreciate) they don’t pose as many hazards as classic building blocks.
It’s not really a toy, we know, but it’s one of the best ways to keep your stir-crazy offspring calm on a day when they’re stuck indoors. While most children have access to books, and likely a dedicated bookshelf or storage area for their book collection, getting them to read is a little more complicated. By setting up a cozy corner (we suggest using a pouf or a tent) that is just for reading, they’ll be less likely to get distracted by their other toys (hopefully letting you have a few minutes of peace & quiet!).
P.S. 12|12’s soft and organic cotton basics are the perfect pieces for a comfortable day of indoor play.