I'm about three weeks into social isolation and looking for things I can add to my routine – and I bet all you parents are trying to do the same. Many kids crave structure, but it can be tough to make things happen at certain times when you also have to work, take the dog out and manage their siblings all at once.
But Mastermind Toys may be able to help with one activity every day. In addition to selling toys, puzzles and craft kits to keep families occupied, they're also running a LIVE story time! Every day since March 23, they've started a weekday Instagram Live stream to "read a new book with a special guest" at 10 AM ET.
Just follow them on Instagram to take part – and if you happen to miss the live reading, it should remain in their stories all day for you to access. Mastermind Toys is also taking requests, so you can drop any book suggestions in the comments on their initial post announcing the story time details.
While they're listening, you can use the time to shop for sale toys and books. Certain LEGO Dots sets are part of a buy one, get one 50% off deal at Mastermind Toys, and those should provide your kiddos with HOURS of creative entertainment. And as for Easter books, I don't think you can beat The Great Eggscape, which is part of The Good Egg collection. Shipping is free when you spend at least $35 online.