Surviving the Rainy Days of Spring
It’s March and that means spring is here! With spring comes the anticipation of sunny days outside, play dates at the park, and letting my little ones release some energy. However, there is always plenty of rain in the month of March. Where I live, March can bring more showers than sun. Luckily, MMB has you covered, momma, when it comes to rainy day entertainment. Here are some of my favorite items to survive the rainy days of March with littles.
Splashing in muddy puddles is not just fun for our girl Peppa Pig, it’s also a blast for
little ones. I recently decided my kids each need a pair of rain boots. MMB has Kidorable rain boots. They are just that- for kids and adorable. They come in bright, colorful prints that your kids will love. Plus, the lining is made of soft cotton and the soles are non-slip, so no worries when playtime comes around.
If your kids are a little older, board games are a must for rainy days. I love the Begin Again games. TicBugToe and Color ‘N Eggs Matching games are two super cute games preschoolers and toddlers can enjoy. Gonge riverstones are a favorite at our house. They provide hours of entertainment and imaginative play. My smallest even loves them. Yeti or Not by Fat Brain Toys is a game I can’t wait to try as my kids get a little older.
Melissa and Doug art activities are a favorite activity at my house for days when we can’t play outside. The puffy sticker books are loved by all. My daughter loves the Princess Design activity kit and Design Your Own Bracelets.
Our family loves to do puzzles on days stuck inside. My 2-year-old loves any puzzle that makes sounds, so the Melissa and Doug puzzles are her favorite. Hape has many puzzles to choose from to help with learning. Whether you’re working on ABCs or 1-2-3s, Hape has a puzzle for that. If your family has older children, the Melissa and Doug floor puzzles may be a good choice. You can even get a 200 piece puzzle and involve mom and dad in the fun!
Reading with your kids is such an important habit to start and rainy days provide lots of time to look at books and discover new stories. If you have an infant, the Indestructible books are a must. These books can’t be destroyed. Babies can pull, tug, and even chew on these books. If you love science, Baby University books are a fun way to introduce baby and toddlers into the world of science. I am an English nerd, so the BabyLit books have always been something I have loved to share with my kids. Who doesn’t love reading Pride and Prejudice with a baby? Simple concepts, colorful pictures, and learning skills are introduced in these beautiful hardback books.
So even though it may be cloudy and gloomy outside, it doesn’t have to be inside. Get activities for your kids that you can all enjoy and let the fun begin!
Karyn Meyerhoff is a mom of 3 in Arkansas where she loves to be home and play all day with her kids.