The lazy days of summer are just around the corner. Or, are they? Parents know that keeping the kids entertained isn’t exactly a lazy enterprise. We are all for giving kids a chance to use their imaginations, but a little inspiration can be oh-so helpful. Summer is all about bike rides, trips to the park, and backyard adventures; but, when boredom inevitably strikes it’s a good idea to have a few things on hand to entertain the troops. Surprise them with something new to jumpstart the fun of summer. Here’s a little round up of mighty cool finds for the kids.
29 May, 2012
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When the kids need a break from the summer heat, be prepared with an indoor activity. Sneak in a fun A to Z lesson with this Alphabeasties Amazing Activity Book.
Amazon | Buy
Keep junior explorers busy with Seedling’s Outdoor Explorer Kit. Bug checklist and magnifying glass in hand, backyard discoveries and adventures await.
Little Choux | Buy
With a wave of her wand, she can be a fairy, a princess, or a wizard – the possibilities are endless. This handcrafted pewter wand from Lisa Leonard Designs is perfect for summer make believe of any kind.
Lisa Leonard Designs | Buy
Are we there yet? Add this fun license plate game to your summer road trip arsenal and you can keep the kids entertained with a geography lesson on the sly.
Pottery Barn Kids | Buy
With six cups and saucers, this set will rather elegantly accommodate her favorite dolls and teddies for afternoon tea and cookies on the veranda.
Catbird | Buy
Once little ones discover the wonderful world of coloring and drawing, paper can become an endangered resource around the house. This dual-sided chalkboard easel is just right for creating artistic masterpieces, minus the 289 works of art that might otherwise accumulate.
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child | Buy
Little girls will love this charming dotted suitcase from Lale. Its retro style makes it perfect for summer sleepovers at grandma’s house or toting prized possessions around the house.
Smallable | Buy
Helping the kids set up the quintessential summertime lemonade stand? Add some upmarket style to their entrepreneurial endeavor with ice cold refreshments served in this ceramic crockery.
Chasing Fireflies | Buy
Skip the training wheels with a balance bike. The Wishbone 3-in-1 will take your little one from three wheels to two. Designed with sustainable and eco-friendly products, it’s a green option for summer fun.
Bella Luna Toys | Buy
Never underestimate the power of a simple wooden toy. No batteries, music, or flashing lights – just classic summer fun. We love this yo yo made of Maplewood. The included handbook is filled with how-to secrets for mastering the Art of Yo.
House 8810 | Buy