better than tv

Nobody loves the great outdoors more than we do! But it’s inevitable that sooner or later sick kids, bad weather, or other forces beyond our control will have us stuck inside. Once you’ve watched all of the kids’ shows on Netflix that don’t completely suck, what’s left? Join us for a hands-on series of posts on indoor play that will have you saving Netflix for “later.”

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  2 Responses to “Better Than TV”

  1. These are great ideas! I used to set up stations around our family room when my daughter was a toddler. She had about 20 minutes at each station which was as long as her attention span was. Each station was different ie puzzles, coloring, play dough, doll house, etc.

  2. Thanks for the ideas. Grandkids come over and they are always looking for something to do.

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