Winter to me means staying inside and not going out unless I have to leave my house. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. I do need to go to work after all but as far as winter activities go – inside only.
Finding inside only activities for my kids to do is a challenge because I work full time and my specialty is not early childhood education. In fact, until my kids were born I avoided kids like the plague. Now of course, I can’t escape the little rug rats even if I wanted to go to the bathroom and inside only activities has limits for those who are creatively challenged or just burnt out.
Sure I can push them out into the snow (and I do) but with little kids the max time spent playing out there is maybe 30 minutes on a good day. Getting them ready to face the winter winds and getting them out of their winter gear takes more time than they are actually outside playing. Once inside, I’m still stuck with two bored kids and cabin fever takes hold of them shortly after they are defrosted. That’s when the house becomes their playground, fights ensue and there is a lot of crying, by me.
There is hope – BabbaBox. Watching the video from creator Jessica Kim made me feel like I could do a well-rounded, age appropriate and educational activity with my kids and at a reasonable price. The best part - it is not just a paste and hang it project but an all-day activity. Kids get a project to do, a book to read, something to help them explore and connect the project with the real world as well as a web based/app based way to connect to technology.
Once the box has been thoroughly exhausted there is still more to do! BabbaBox is not just a company that will mail a (well thought out) box of stuff for you and the kids to do together but their website also has videos and a blog with a whole host of how-tos to really get your creativity going in-between deliveries.
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