April showers may bring May flowers, but what are mother and baby to do while stuck inside waiting for the sunshine-filled days ahead? That's where our friends at giggle come into play! They asked Heather Gibbs Flett, Co-Founder of RookieMoms.com, for some indoor activities sure to have both you and your little one giggling come rain or shine!
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Rainy Day Activities:
Activity: Crawling Obstacle Course
What’s so fun about it: Cheer her on as she competes in living room Olympics with the bonus of turning your clutter into sport.
(How-To: make a baby obstacle course | For toddlers, make it a DIY ball pit like this one.)
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Activity: Dance Party
What’s so fun about it: Baby can spin and move with you or be your rapt audience. Sing and rock out to your favorite tunes.
(How-To: dance your tot into naptime)
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Activity: Good Old Fashioned Nursery Rhymes
What’s so fun about it: You are such a mom all of a sudden. But in a good way. The first time you Itsy Bitsy Spider, you may feel silly, but it gets easier. Another favorite: Row Row Row Your Boat!
What's so fun about it: Anytime, anywhere you have a sidekick who wants to know all your inner thoughts, take advantage and let her know what’s happening! Frequent talking can help her brain develop.
Activity: Telling (Baby) Jokes
What's so fun about it: Watching your baby laugh her little butt off is the best feeling. Peek-a-boo and fake sneezing will get you pretty far.
Top Giggle Picks for Indoor Fun:
For additional indoor-fun, check out top giggle picks featured on zulily (now through Tuesday)! Here are a few of our favorite "giggle pick" products for your next needed day of indoor entertaining.
giggle ABC123 Play Mat Set: Make the floor a lot more fun with a colorful foam play mat! This set comes with 36 interlocking tiles that feature both numbers and letters, creating a fun and educational play space for your little one to sprawl out on. Ideal for keeping babies protected from hard or cold floors, it’s also easy to assemble, clean, and stow away when not in use.
Why it's a giggle pick: This fun and functional play mat is perfect for any floor space and is easy to pack up and put away when playtime is over. But the best part? It's educational!
Silly Smiles Stacker: With three stackable rings, a soft rattle topper, colorful ribbons, and more, this vibrant ring stacker is lots of fun and perfect for boosting your baby’s development. Not only does it help hand-eye coordination, but its bold colors, bright stripes, and fun squiggly designs stimulate vision development by encouraging your baby to focus. Plus, the stacker carries our very own giggle stripes — what could be more fun?
Why it's a giggle pick: Bright colors, soft textures, and fun features make this innovative toy perfect for encouraging imaginative play and inspiring exploration!
Baby Walker: Boost your baby’s coordination and balance, with this fun and eco-friendly wooden Baby Walker. A push-toy and block set all in one, kids can use the blocks to learn shape, size, and color, or cruise and explore by holding on to the easy-to-grip handle and pushing the walker along the floor.
Why it's a giggle pick: This eco-friendly, two-in-one toy is ideal for encouraging first steps and keeping toddlers happily entertained.