Let’s face it: kids can be quite loud. The more kids you have, the louder it can be too and there are more than a few times during the week where I just crave the quiet. Even for 15 minutes that quiet can help replenish me and it’s good for the kids.
In my house I have three kids who I am with nearly all the time. Big P and Princess R go to school only twice (sometimes three times) a week, and the rest of the time they hang out with me at home. Things get loud. I get ‘touched out’ and I have work to do at home, being a work-at-home mom.
Thankfully my kids are now at the age where they will play on their own. There are some toys out there that make me want to scream because they just make an already noisy room even noisier. I prefer toys that do not add to the noise level of the house, but will also keep the kids entertained and engaged for more then 10 minutes. With some experimenting, lots of trial and error I discovered such toys do exist!
Click through to see my picks for the best toys to keep your kids off you and quietly entertained:
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