A good variety of children's toys can keep kids amused and occupied when they have to stay indoors and can prevent too many instances of “I’m bored.” Look for toys from Melissa and Doug, Gund, and Skip Hop that give kids lots to do and engage their imaginations at the same time.
A good standby for indoor use is a play tent, usually made from a durable fabric or heavy-duty plastic. Many are printed with a theme, so choose one that fits the interests of the child—maybe a tent that looks like a castle or a log cabin—and get as large a tent as will fit the area available. Some versions come with a pop-up frame for easy assembly and come with a special carrying case for storage.
Magnetic toys are popular with younger children and are often made from materials like heavy plastic, metal, or wood. One well-loved theme is farm and zoo animals; each animal-shaped piece comes with a small magnet attached to the back so it can be attached to any metal surface and moved around easily. Look for children's toys that fit the child’s interest, such as a farm pack set that includes a horse, cow, sheep and cat.
Another popular kind of play set is a Noah’s Ark; usually a small wooden boat full of animal cutouts like camels, monkeys, and kangaroos. Younger children can spend hours playing with all the animals, so look for a design that includes easy open doors and plenty of storage for clean-up time.
Want a fun outdoor toy for kids of all ages? How about a water balloon pumper that fills balloons with air or water? Most versions come with a good supply of balloons and all that’s needed is the water and the child. Good for many hours of fun, some designs can also convert into a water sprayer for use at a pool party.
Keep them busy and having fun. Browse the selection of children's toys today at Macy’s.