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February 13, 2014 12:22 PM Subscribe
What is the best special toy or activity to keep at my house to occupy or entertain my friends' little kids when they visit?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Human Relations (61 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Most of my close friends have small children right now, but I do not. However, I have a pretty kid-friendly house and attitude, and they know their wee ones are always welcome here. I think everyone, us, parents, and kids, would be happier if the kids had something to appeal specifically to them when they're over. I'm remembering various awesome!! toys or activities that I looked forward to when going to Aunt X's house, etc. What is a killer indoor toy that can captivate and mollify most any kid, leaving mom more attention to devote to the other grownups?
I'm thinking of one, big, durable object or playset, but a basket of varied tricks would be acceptable also. For example, I'm considering an elaborate play-doh set, because I have easy-to-clean floors and furniture, but I'm not sure that's got the other criteria well-met.
I'm looking in the 2-5yo range.