For months, the collective countdown until the last school bell rang for summer vacation was on. But now, even a few days away from vacation, you’ve probably started the countdown backwards, checking your calendar to see when school will start again. The front door constantly opening and closing, toys left literally everywhere, the endless refrain of “I’m bored”… That’s enough to wear on any parent.
If you’re a working-from-home parent, the task of finding ways to keep your kids entertained is especially pressing. If only we all had a summer vacation, right? This is where having an arsenal of toys designed for independent play comes in handy. These are games that your child can play alone; they don’t need you or finding a friend to participate. Keep a basket of these games handy and summer will be a whole lot better – for everyone.
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