ARTICLE by Natalie Brown

Indoor activities for the family this January

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Do you want to avoid the January blues this year? Well, we’ve got some great ideas to keep both you and the family entertained throughout the month, and better yet – they can even be done indoors!

Despite the new year offering new beginnings and fresh starts, there is a sure dip in positivity that many of us can feel. Factors such as the weather, finances, and many of us being asked to isolate or stay home has also meant there is little freedom to venture out and keep our little ones occupied too.

So, to kick off 2022, discover some of the best indoor activities – that doesn’t cost the earth!

Story time

If you want to avoid lots of screen-time this January, audio books are amazing in keeping the little ones entertained. Designed to encourage imagination, audio players such as Tonies  Toniebox and Yoto Player provide a series of magical stories and songs with the help of collectible characters.

Put on a show

If you want to do something a little more interactive, why not combine the beauty of audio players’ story telling with the magic of the theatre! Dressing up with your little one and putting on a show is a great way to let off some steam and enjoy many laughs together. Plus, if you want to be the creator of your own story, you can even use the ‘Creative Tonies’ and Yoto cards to record and play back your own masterpiece!

Mini art class

If your little one is an artist-to-be, they will love taking the the time to draw together! The Janod White + Blackboard Table is the perfect solution for drawing again and again, with a small whiteboard eraser which can be used to clean up your little one's work.

Plus on one side, there is the blackboard on which children can draw with the 2 large chalks provided and on the other, they can practice with the whiteboard and erasable marker. Each side of the board has handles for easy transport and the green non-slip base allows the slate to be placed on a table.

Games and more

There are lots of games you can play with your little one, but if you're looking to keep them entertained and develop their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills through play, then look no further than the Liewood Classic Fishing game. Catch the animals with the magnetised fishing rod and have fun learning all their names.

Time to build

Whether you're looking to construct an impressive fort in your living room, or fortified obstacle course for household adventures, using their imagination to create something wonderful is sure to be a hit!

What's more, once the fun of redesigning your home furniture has worn off, your little one can get all the fun of building and crafting from . Featuring activity panels on each block focus on educational elements such as numbers, letters, colours and shapes, these blocks help to combine creative play with physical development.

Get crafty

One quick search on the web and you'll find an array of elaborate craft ideas. From tissue paper stained windows, to create your own toilet-roll characters, you'll be sure to find something for you and your little one.

To prepare for the upcoming arts and crafts session, the  Fabelab Craft Smock in Chambray Blue Spruce is perfect to protect little creators. The smock is both waterproof and has a practical collection pocket that provides additional clothing protection.

Bake off!

Something for your big little one, is spending the day baking up some yummy treats! This activity can be stretched out throughout the day too, from mixing to decorating, there's lots of great fun to be had! The Liewood Mariam Cake Pans provide a great way to bake your favourite cake too - offering a great size for children and fun shaped dishes such as bear, panda, cat and rabbit.

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