9 things to help keep children entertained at home

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These days you might find yourself at home a lot. And your kids might be home with you too.

While this is a great opportunity for quality time with the fam, work and other responsibilities might get in the way. And that means your children will be left to fend for themselves for entertainment.

But, there is a solution — quite a few actually. You can help your children have some fun on their own during this time of social distancing with these highly-rated toys on Amazon.

Shop: WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Doll, $16.99 

We don't know why kids love the "Baby Shark" song but it's become a toddler anthem. And now you can let your kids bop along to the song at home with this singing Baby Shark doll. You just squeeze its tummy and it plays four verses of the hit song.

Shop: Cra-Z-Art Nickelodeon Ultimate DIY Unicorn Arts & Crafts Slime Kit, $9.87 (Orig. $12.99)

If your child loves slime and unicorns, then they might love this. This slime kit has everything needed to create some fun unicorn-inspired slime — including six slime colors, one pack of glitter and one pack of stars.

Shop: Melissa & Doug Jumbo Cardboard Blocks, $29.99. (Orig. $39.99)

Designed to help spark your child's imagination and creativity, these jumbo cardboard stackable blocks are great for building different objects. According to the product description, the blocks are "lightweight, extra thick and can hold up to 150 pounds." There's three different block sizes, with 40 blocks in total.  

Shop: WisToyz Kids Toys Hover Soccer Ball Set, $21.95 (Orig. $24.00)

For all the active kids out there, they can have some fun with this indoor soccer set. Instead of a ball, it has a hovering soccer ball that slides easily around your house. It comes with two small goal posts as well as an actual inflatable soccer ball if you want to take the play outside. Plus, it can be used on hardwood, tile, low-pile carpet and basement floors.

Shop: Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Retro Toy, $11.99 (Orig. $19.99)

This throwback game of lights can help inspire your child's artistic side. This Lite-Bite comes with six design templates for your kid to fill in with different color light pegs. Plus, it comes with four light displays so your child can have a one-of-a-kind light show. 

Shop: TOMY Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs, $14.99

Spend some quality time with your toddler with this cute little interactive egg set. The point is to match the color on the egg shell to the same-colored chick inside. And as you press down on their heads, the chicks let out a little squeak.

Shop: Toyk Aqua Magic Mat - Kids Painting Writing Doodle Board Toy, $21.99 (Orig. $27.99)

No paint or ink actually required here. Instead, you fill up the pens with water and begin to draw on the mat. The colors will then appear and then magically disappear after three to 10 minutes.

Shop: Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art, $10.97 (Orig. $18.99)

Let your kid have some fun creating their own room decorations with this window sun catcher art kit. They can make and paint dozens of sun catchers to hang on their bedroom window.  

Shop: Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, $7.79

And what kid can resist the touch of Play-Doh? It's a classic arts and crafts toy that allows your child to build whatever they can imagine. And this set comes with not one, not two, but 10 different colors for your child to play with!

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