Tips from Our Play Experts

We believe that play is an essential part of keeping a normal routine for families, while also fostering kids’ imagination, creativity, and intellectual stimulation. This is why we’ve aggregated Mattel ‘Play From Home’ tips to help parents navigate this difficult time that we are sharing with our communities and across social media. Here are a few tips we compiled for parents around the world:

We believe that play is an essential part of keeping a normal routine for families, while also fostering kids’ imagination, creativity, and intellectual stimulation. This is why we’ve aggregated Mattel ‘Play From Home’ tips to help parents navigate this difficult time that we are sharing with our communities and across social media. Here are a few tips we compiled for parents around the world:

 
Meditate

Tips: Involve your kids in your day

Involve your kids in your day. Life skills go hand in hand with development, and can help your child succeed later in life. This is the perfect time to find ways to incorporate them into your daily routine!

 
Hack the toys

Tips: Hack the toys you already have at home.

Hack the toys you already have at home. Tune into our brand social channels to find new rules for the games you love and unique storytelling settings to inspire play. Feel free to make up your own rules for our games!

 
Biking

Tips: Set aside time to take a walk

Set aside time to take a walk, ride a bike, or meditate. These times can be overwhelming for both parents and kids – taking a break and getting some fresh air can help reinvigorate your daily routines for work and play.

Resources & Events

Check out these resources and virtual events from industry leaders (not affiliated with Mattel).

 
Lifestyle reading

Twinkl

The team at Twinkl have created fantastic home learning and school closure packs to help keep the kids entertained at home. You can now access these resources completely free with their current offer.

Virtual backgrounds

Brand new backgrounds for virtual parties and playdates (or even conference calls), featuring your and your kid’s favourite brands.

 
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Background images: Barbie

Barbie® backgrounds

 
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Background images: MOTU

Master of the Universe Backgrounds

 
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Background images: Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price® Backgrounds

 
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Background images: Thomas & Friends

American Girl crafting and creative activities

 
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Background images: UNO

UNO backgrounds

 
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Background images: Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels backgrounds

 
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Background images: Barbie Style

Barbie Style backgrounds

 
Mattel logo

Background images: Additional Brands (Dolls)

Dolls backgrounds

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BBC Bitesize

Study!

BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework! Bitesize provides support for learners aged 5 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects. It also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices. From April 20th Bitesize will be publishing daily lessons to help students across the UK with home schooling.

 
Headspace

Meditate!

Try out Headspace mindfulness sessions for your kids curated by Barbie.

 
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Accelerate STEM learning!

The Hot Wheels Speedometry curriculum encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans that are mapped to state and national standards including Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Top Toys

Keep kids entertained and engaged with these top toy picks.

 
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Top Toys: Fisher-Price UK

Toys and gear for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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