Handbag Of Tricks
If you have to take your children out to a place where they need to sit still and be quiet, a bag of tricks is a prerequisite! I’ve often been amazed at the small items mums have tucked into the pockets of their handbags and nappy bags to entertain their littlies. I have seen some mums with mini crayon packets and notebooks, and others with a stash of small cars. One creative mum I know has a transparent scarf which is lots of fun for older bubs and young toddlers.
A friend gave my daughter this sweet wooden game which is just perfect for such occasions.
It’s basically a balancing game, and I love that it can be single or multiplayer. You roll the coloured die and place the corresponding piece onto the wobbly base. If you knock the tower down you lose!
There are only six or seven pieces in the game, and as they are all made of soft wood they don’t make too much noise on a coffee table when they crash down (yes, we’ve tried it in a few cafes…) I’d love to find where to buy this game as it would make a great little gift.
I’m curious. How do you keep your little ones quiet but still busy when you’re out in public? What’s in your bag of tricks??