Bust Kids Boredom while Learning and Having FUN

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Got bored kids at home? Does your little one(s) feel stuck with nothing to do? Welcome to the club! It’s hard because kids these days feel more inclined to be glued to screens and devices. Hence the reason for parents scrambling for ways to bust their kids’ boredom.

On this post, I’ve shared a great list of BOREDOM busters for kids to enjoy. It’s honestly my go-to and personal favorite to making sure my son is also LEARNING while having FUN!!! The big plus is that these aren’t JUST toys. It’s a collection that highlights fun family games to amazing quiet time activities. It also focuses on STEM activities, features arts and crafts, as well as promotes ways to keep them active!

Just so you know, these are also my secret weapon to help me multitask at home and get more things done. Ready? Let’s get started …

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Disney Hits by Disney Music

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Disney Hits by Disney MusicPIN IT!

Ready to bust a move? Tune in and groove? Just as Disney is the happiest place on earth, Disney Music is the equivalent of it for the happiest playlist on earth! It is available on all music streaming platforms such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Pandora). In case you didn’t know, I am a big Disney fan. I love everything about Disney, and I can’t wait to introduce all the characters to our kids! Even take them there someday. What I honestly love about Disney Music is the ability to play songs I grew up singing along to along with the latest instant classics!

Our son Josiah King surely has lots of fun grooving to Disney Piano and Disney Junior, but there’s more!!! Even our newborn gets to join in on all the fun with playlists from Disney Lullaby.

Don’t forget to DOWNLOAD the Disney Hits Playlist: disneymusic.co
DOWNLOAD the FREE Disney Activity Sheets ​while listening to Disney Hits: disneyjuniormusic.com

Feeling Through Colors Activity

from Action For Healthy Kids

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Kids being kids, they can easily be affected even with the slightest change in their routine. The way things are nowadays, I am not surprised if they are feeling quite uncertain and don’t quite know how to express their wide range of emotions. Action for Healthy Kids provided the “Feeling Through Colors” activity to share how they are feeling during this time.

Also, you can check out more digital and online resources from Action for Healthy Kids to help YOU and your kids battle boredom, support virtual learning, and keep the little ones physically and emotionally healthy at home.

Here’s an additional resource to check out from Action For Healthy Kids: https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/colors

A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky

The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations-and How You Can Find Them in the Sky

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Looking up and enjoying the stars in the sky used to be a thing when I was growing up. There wasn’t much to do back then if I recall correctly. I was very interested to know more about the constellations, the history, and whatnot, but I didn’t have the resources. Thus the reason for my extra excitement to have “A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations –and How You Can Find Them in the Sky from Black Dog & Leventhal” included in this list to bust boredom.

Not only will you spark their imagination, but the kids also get to learn too! This book comes highly recommended from my fellow moms, too, as it is STEM aligned, and each copy includes a star finder wheel and glow-in-the-dark stickers. Simply put, this is Astronomy for Kids that 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!

Magic Sketch™ from Boogie Board

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Call me old. Color me crazy, but this Magic Sketch is absolutely Ah-mazing!!! Where was this when I was growing up? I remember the ever so popular magic slate pads during the early ’90s. Those were the bomb back then. This innovative electronic art kit by Boogie Board, however, is the perfect solution for having ways to entertain without the screen time and still techy enough!

Kids and adults alike will find this super entertaining. It legitimately delivers endless fun. It writes electronically and erases at the touch of a button. If you have a curious toddler, this is PERFECT because it’s mess-free! Unlike pens, crayons, paints, whiteboards, or markers, there’s no mess to clean up and no furniture or walls to touch up later on.

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The Feel Better Box from Open The Joy

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Is your kiddo under the weather? Stuck at home and feeling lonely? Then you need to check out Open The Joy and The Feel Better Box. As a parent, I can’t stress enough how much we LOVE this and can’t reiterate enough that EVERY PARENT needs this in their arsenal. The Feel Better Box is the first-ever “Feel Better Collection” to combat ANY boredom blues!

Best believe that this collection comes with 100+ Boredom Busters that would surely keep kids entertained for countless hours while learning. There’s a variety of activities ranging from coloring activities, magic tricks, to origami and incredible conversation starters to get families bonding.

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SmartGames

SmartGames have innovated the way we see playtime and puzzles. Both Smart Farmer and Jump In’ are STEM-based activities that promote skill-building such as planning, logic, and so much more!

Smart Farmer from SmartGames

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Smart Farmer features 60 challenges and delivers a creative twist to the traditional puzzles. It promotes problem-solving skills as the player helps the farmer separate the animals on the farm. As straightforward as it may sound, it requires a lot of concentration and quiet time, too (which is always a major bonus point in our household).

Watch:How To Play SmartGames Smart Farmer

Jump In’ from SmartGames

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SmartGames Jump In’ is a tremendous multi-level boredom buster that you can easily take anywhere with its self-contained, compact, portable case. It’s as easy as closing the container and tossing in a go-bag without having to worry about losing any pieces! It’s not just a travel game but a family game altogether!

Watch:How To Play SmartGames Jump In’

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KidiGoTM Walkie Talkies from VTech®

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Affirmative. Loud and Clear. Roger. Over. Do any of these words sound familiar? It’s one of the few well known Walkie-Talkie Lingo for military personnel, airplane pilots, police dispatchers, hunters, and so much more. As a military family, we find the KidiGoTM Walkie Talkies from VTech® a gem for taking our conversations and home adventures to the next level. It sparks the imagination while keeping kids’ conversations secure, and even preventing other walkie-talkie users from listening in or chatting with them. Another plus to highlight is that it includes four two-player games for real-time gaming between devices.

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LeapStart® 3D Learning System from LeapFrog®

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Some of you may know this already, but our son Josiah had struggled to voice out his opinions and words. While his “speech-delay” was still borderline normal, being his mom, I can’t help but feel sad that he isn’t qualified for speech therapy. So I always make sure to keep looking for ways to help him thrive and improve his speech. The LeapFrog® LeapStart® 3D Learning System is one of our go-to options as it helps kids get excited about learning by combining real books with touch-and-talk games and 3D-like animations that magically bring activities to life.

For us, this is perfect as it is geared to visual or auditory learners. Touch and talk activities enhance learning with interactive animations to help kids build math, reading, problem-solving skills, and more. With the LeapStart 3D, kids can tap the pictures and words on every page with the stylus to engage with the activity books and enhance learning with amazing animations.

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VTech and LeapFrog launched a new campaign called “Learn Through This” where they offer resources to help parents, teachers, and kids during this unprecedented time. The website www.learnthroughthis.com assists in learning at home, gives access to free printable activity books and educational activities, plus features product recommendations, like the VTech® KidiGoTM Walkie Talkies and LeapFrog® LeapStart® 3D Learning System, that keep kids busy and make learning at home fun.

… and that’s a wrap! I hope you all find this list helpful and entertaining. Feel free to share. Trust me. You have no idea how much parents need this right now. It might go unsaid, but another parent will surely be thankful for it.

For now, I am set to disconnect to enjoy some quality time with my little toy reviewer. He surely can’t get enough of all his new boredom busters and keeps babbling about it! Until next post.

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  • Lisa Joy Thompson

    These are great ideas! I love the Leapfrog products when my kids were younger! They learned so much from them!

  • Tara Pittman

    My boys have the walkie talkie s and they are fun. I need to check out getting some of these other toys

  • Catalina

    How many fun and interesting books and activities! I love A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky!

  • Kita Bryant

    It is always nice when you can combine fun and learning. It really gets the job done best!

  • Ghulam Mohyudin

    It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

  • Jennifer

    This looks like a great selection of games. Perfect while we’re stuck indoors! I think they would also make good presents

  • Rebecca Smith

    These all sound like great ways to keep the kids entertained whilst they are stuck at home! My kids would love them.

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    What a fantastic stash of items to keep little ones busy, entertained and learning at the same time. I used to buy lots of VTech toys and the KidiGo Walkie Talkie is something I would totally recommend.

  • Neha

    Angela this sounds amazing and love that there is so much variety in the box! The farm is just so cute

  • Kara Guppy

    What a great box to recieve, my kids would be over the moon. Especially with the walkie talkies

  • Beth Sachs

    My kids are always complaining they are bored. I like the sound of the Disney songs. Will check that out

  • Laura | Tales of a Natural Spoonie

    This is such a great list of ideas for keeping little ones entertained. I love it when activities are both fun and educational as learning through play is so important for kids.

  • Kuntala Bhattacharya

    Great ideas. I liked about learning the night sky. I do that with my son. You know we watched venus beside the moon. It was awesome and he was super excited. Keeping kids busy is really tough now.

  • the joyous living

    i used to love leap frog as a child! it is good to see that a good company like leap frog is still going strong and is beloved by kids.

  • Emily

    The jump in farm magnets look fun. I also agree that the Magic Sketch books are just so fun.

  • Emman Damian

    My nephews and niece play a lot of board games. It kills their boredom but they also learn at the same time. Building blocks also help!

  • Liam | Whatthedadsaid

    An excellent selection of great activities and games, i like the Walkie talkies as my eldest two still love using them, however the smart games look great, but so does a few on here, great post.

  • Jessica Collazo

    These are some Great educational Plays And Love The way you baby is so happy with those toys.

  • Billy Sandoval

    There’s a lot in that box. Looks liek your son really loves it. Perfect to make your son entertained and learn new things.

  • khoingn | The Broad Life

    It’s good to know the stuff that can get boredom away from the kids. I have to learn a lot now to prepare for my baby coming soon 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey

    These sound like some wonderful toys to not only keep kids entertained but to help them learn as well. I love the night sky one as well, something incredible about what is out there.

  • Jessie

    I love the Night Sky one, I cannot wait to buy it!

  • Sarah M

    Wow, this is a bunch of nice ideas. I feel better box is so interesting among them. Children get bored when we are doing our work and can’t participate with them in activities though they can glue to the screen for hours.

  • Subhashish Roy

    Education is getting innovative by the day. The children of today have so many wonderful tools to enhance their learning. Makes the job if parents easier too. These are some great options to choose from.

  • Melanie williams

    Aw what a fab box to receive at a time like this. Looks like your kid had so much fun for sure x

  • Jess Howliston

    What great suggestions, thank you so much for sharing!! After 9 weeks at home my little ones are definitely getting more bored now so we will definitely give a few of these ideas a try! Thank you x

  • Brianne

    These are the kinds of toys and games for kids that I’ve always loved. I think it’s so important to teach them from an early age that learning is fun.

  • GiGi Eats

    I need ALL of these things for my son. He needs CONSTANT distraction. CONSTANT!

  • kileen

    wow these are great ideas!! i need to check them out for my kids!

    xo,
    kileen

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Babble Box has provided a lot of toys and books to keep your toddler engaged. I like you are playing along his side!

  • Jennifer Prince

    These are such great items! The farming game is so cute, and I love the book about the night skies. Such fab choices!!

  • Kathy

    I think these are great ideas to keep any kid busy. I know how hard it can be as well. Luckily my kids have been keeping pretty busy through all that has been going on. They were suppose to do summer school and swim lessons this summer, but that all got canceled too. I’m glad to see things like this that can keep little ones busy.

  • Stephanie

    So many adorable activities to keep the kiddos busy! It makes me miss the days when my nephews were this young and I could play with them like this!

  • paolo

    these are fun activities for kids during this lockdown! I used to own a walkie talkie when i was a kd

  • Sherry

    My children would have enjoyed all of this growing up. My daughter loved the music from Disney and she still listens to it even though she’s 21 now. We always had products by VTech and LeapFrog in our house.

  • Catalina

    wow! How many beautiful and interesting ideas not only for the kids but also for the entire family. I will share these ideas with my friend. I think she will like them too!

  • Toni

    These are really amazing! Great way to ease the boredome with kids!

  • Lisa

    I need to check out Disney music! I’m always on the lookout for clutter-free gifts I can give to my family and that looks like a great one!

  • Hayley

    Thanks for all the ideas to keep little ones busy having fun and also learn at the same time!

  • Samantha Donnelly

    What an amazing selection of toys and games, these are great for little ones to learn while playing and will give endless hours of entertainment

  • The Joyous Living

    Nice list. I would especially love to have the night sky books. especially during summer, this is such a great time to study the sky .

  • Rebecca Smith

    What a fab selection of ideas for keeping kids entertained! There’s plenty here that kids would enjoy, especially mine!

  • Ave

    What an amazing list of great boredom busters! My daughter would love the “A Child’s Introduction to The Night Sky” for sure. SmartGames Jump In’ looks like a lot of fun too.

  • shannon gurnee

    These look like some great education ideas to use at home! Thanks for sharing!

  • Emman Damian

    I love magic sketch! It makes kids more creative. I hope to buy one for my niece.

  • Liam | Whatthedadsaid

    There are so many great things on here, i know my kiddies love Walkie Talkies, the Farmer game and and the feel better box though look fantastic, great post.

  • Linda Hobbis

    I love the Feel Better Box and the guide to the Night Sky. Great for helping kids with their mental health and education. Lovely ideas in this post which also encourage parents to spend quality time with their kids.

  • Rhian westbury

    Some great sounding games and things for the kids. At this time it’s good to have something educational especially with most kids not being at school at the moment x

  • Kara Guppy

    Defintely lots to keep little ones entertained there. We are bog fans of VTech toys

  • Steven

    Got a lot of good suggestions here for kids. Mine are really bored lately I always have to come up with new ideas to distract them this article help me find some new ideas.

  • Nick Ziakas

    I love so much kids. Great post about the effect of games on children development! There are so many different kinds of games that can inspire the phantasy of children.

  • Lianne

    Oh wow there are some fantastic ideas in this post, I love the idea of the Feel Better Box!