Kids. Gotta love 'em, gotta also take lots of little breaks. Usually they'll do a reasonable job of entertaining themselves, but sometimes you need a little ace up your sleeve to keep them busy and off their screens so you can enjoy some guilt-free downtime! What they need is hands-on, interactive and fun (and educational, if possible) toys to keep their attention. I work from home as a freelance writer, and my "office" is in a corner of the living room, where the kids constantly are watching TV or playing nicely together (fighting). It's a busy hub of the house and it's hard to get stuff done - unless I have some diversions on hand to keep them out of my hair.
Whether your kids are into STEM toys or outside adventures, I've rounded up the best toys to keep kids entertained for hours, even whole days! From a trampoline sprinkler to solar-powered robots, everything kids could want for inside or outside play is on the list, no screens allowed. It's really a win for everyone - they have fun and you get free time, what could be better?