Whether in a supermarket, car or just at home, the cry of “I’m bored” is never welcome. These boredom busters are a selection of quick and easy, normally portable, play ideas that parents can have at the back of their mind ready to bring out when needed. Most of them require minimal preparation and can be helpful in diverting children’s attention away from their current situation. It is important to let children find their own amusement and not always jump in with immediate entertainment at the first signs of boredom, but for when you just need to keep them going and avoid a scene, try some of these play ideas.
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