Got Kids At Home? These Fun Activities & Services Will Be Your Pacifiers

During this period of Covid-19, a lot of us are either discovering and adopting new hobbies, while the other half is just dying to get out again. As for kids, their high energies and inquisitive minds needs to be fed carefully. Here's a sorted list of the top six indoor activities and online services you and your little one can enjoy.

Subscribe To Healthy Meal Plans

FirstCry

Available Online

For tiny tots, it's important to consume organic, healthy and a puree-based diet (depending on their age). Lucky us, brands and service platforms like Happa, BebeBurp and Slurrp Farm offer us puree blends of fruits and veggies (like apple + banana, sweet potato+spinanch, etc.), baby food, mixes, cookies, snacks- all made of 100% organic and natural ingredients.

You can head to these websites to make a purchase- FirstCry, Baby Chakra, BigBasket, Amazon.

Build A Reading Habit

The Ilovereadin Library

Most of you must have grown up reading Nancy Drew, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Roald Dahl, J. K. Rowling, and many more esteemed authors. In this age of Kindles, let's inculcate good reading habits in the youth (we all know how important it is). You can rent, borrow and buy from many online libraries and book stores. Well, if e-books are something that they'd like, our awesome recommendation has that too!

You can also check out The ilovereadin' Library. They are available in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida, and have four subscription plans to offer. You can rent upto four books at a time, starting at just INR 699 for one month.

Refresh Their Wardrobe

Panchhi - Pret & Couture

Kids grow fast, and their closets are in a constant need of a revamp. What better way to spend your time than to shop online for cute, kiddy apparel! Online apparel and accessory stores like Little Muffet, Fayon Kids, LittleTags, and Panchhi, are worth checking out. Little Muffet is an online brand for kids of 0-14 years of age. You will find everything from a cute pastel ethnic set (formal wear) to adorable sleepwear for both the genders. They also have sets and organiser bags for you to sort all your little one's needs. You can donate your old clothes (that are in a good condition) to these NGOs as well!

Price: Starting at INR 700

Revamp Their Rooms

Baby Select

Sometimes kids hate staying indoors because their rooms aren't kiddy enough. I think we can all agree upon the fact that some of us wanted those awesome bunkbeds, and cool study tables. Shop for bespoke furniture and furnishings for children (and adults) from Baby Select, Never Grow Up, Boingg!, and Little Birds Kids Furniture.

You will find everything to create your perfect baby room, to an awesome study room, with cool couches for yours friends to crash at.

Give Them A Tech Detox

Desi Toys

Available Online

Although games and apps like 2048, crossword, and Quiz Up are amazing, spending too much time on the phone isn't the best thing to do. Kids these days are glued (not even an exaggeration) to their gizmos, but we're here to help! Give them a tech detox- introduce them to all the fun board games and indoor games that the 70s, 80s, and 90s babies played as kids. Shop for gili danda, gulel, saanp sidi, and more online from Desi Toys. You can also buy environment-friendly toys from these 5 awesome stores.

If you don't wish to order, you can stick to the awesome "backyard science" experiments like making a volcano, kaleidoscopes, or even grow their own little plants and herbs.

Get Artsy & Craftsy

Art is not just a fantastic form of self expression, but it also helps one develop their fine motor skills. Although kids love drawing on walls, adults hate cleaning up and paying for fresh coat of paint every now and then. Experiment different methods of art like vegetable stamp painting (remember that bhindi artwork?), try making your own paints with things in the kitchen (like beetroot, haldi and coffee), or just order in some really fun stationery items from these online stores.