Friday, February 12, 2010
Keeping Kids Occupied
This post is more of a query than anything else :)
The topic of conversation: What to do when company comes over....with kids!
There are times, definitely, when it's GREAT to plan a kid dinner/party/activity, and invest your time in kids. But there are also times when you want/and or need to visit with the adults only. And that is this posts topic. What do you do to host families with kids, when you don't have any? When you want to visit with the adults and not only play with kids?
Question #1) Is it appropriate to want to visit with the adults and not play with the kids?
Question #2) What are the best "kid-friendly" games and toys to have on hand in your home?
Question #3) What are some great ways to make the whole family....kids and parents....feel welcome?
In lieu of these thoughts recently, I have started creating a Dress Up Box in my living room. While still sparse, I can see many opporunities for filling it up! Things I still hope to do: 1) Make a dress-up-corner with full length mirror, hat pegs, and play kitchen. 2) Add to the clothes collection
I know that my aunt has a kid-friendly cupboard filled with fun kid toys, that seem to entertain them just fine when they run out of things to do. She includes: toy cars, barbies, legos, noisy toys, puzzles, and rubber duckies.
And so, if you wouldn't mind, I'd be curious on your thoughts, opinions, and stories on this topic....please comment below!