Toys that are Getting Us Through the Quarantine

Here at Little Hoboken, we have been self-isolating, the same as everyone else (should be). As we approach the end of week 3, we thought it would be nice to share what our kids have been playing with to keep busy and at times active. The following is a listing of the unsung heroes of our self-isolated, working from home, homeschooling lives right now.


ABC Mouse - We can't say enough good things about ABC Mouse. It is perfect for toddlers and also for 6 year olds. There are appropriate lessons for every age and fun educational games for your child to play.

The Basic Fun Build-A-Bot Robotics Puppy comes with over 20 numbered pieces that click together to make your very own puppy, as well as stickers to decorate it and a certificate to name it.

Crayola's Art Suitcase is filled with everything you could possibly need to make the most magnificent works of art. You may also want to get Melissa and Doug White Paper Pad to go alone with it.

With all the crafting you are doing, you may need to have more than one bath time a day and Crayola Bath Finger Paint and Dropz to color the water in the tub are excellent bath time additions.

Cra-Z-Art Color Magnadoodle Deluxe Activity Toy works the same as as the Retro Magnadoodle but in vivid color and with a dry erase feature.

The Foam Alive Make N' Melt Ice Cream Kit comes with everything you need to make and mold your own mess- free magic melting ice cream cones.

Great Pretenders Colour A Puppet set comes with two double-sided c areer themed puppets (4 careers per box) and washable markers. After your child is done coloring and playing with them, they can be washed and the fun can start all over again. DM @LittleHoboken or email to order.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Captain America: Outriders Attack enables you to build Captain America’s bike, with a minifigure cockpit, shield shooters, detachable blaster, and attachment points for the 4 minifigures included.

Little Medical School: How to be a Veterinarian Kit will keep your child super busy learning how to care for a puppy and it even comes with a recipe to make your own healthy dog treats! DM @LittleHoboken or email to order.

Little Tikes 3' Trampoline is for indoor use only which is perfect for our current situation. It is recommended for ages 3-6, but my 2.5 year old uses it without a problem. There is a handlebar for stability if needed.

Little Tikes Junior Sports n' Slide Bouncer is 7 feet of padded bouncing fun. If you get creative you can fit it in your child's bedroom or your living room for hours of fun. Air blower is included, as is a built in basketball hoop.

Mad Matt'r the Ultimate Brick Maker Box Set helps you make your very own bricks which you can then turn into whatever brick creation you like. Suitable for kids of all ages.

Mega Construx Pokemon Poke Balls come in 6 different characters. Each ball comes with a pronged top to display your character and a mini building set.

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Board is not only a beautiful toy, but it helps build spacial awareness, color recognition, hand eye coordination, and problem solving. This toy has been recommended by several local teachers and can be found in preschools throughout Hoboken.

Osmo now has a Little Genius Version for Pre-Schoolers (age 3-5) in addition to its original Genius Starter Kit for ages 6-10. For those of you unfamiliar with Osmo, it is essentially a learning game that attaches to your iPad. It also entails handheld game pieces that all work together fusing technology with classic play.

Play-Doh Wheels Firetruck Toy with 5 Non-Toxic Colors including Play-Doh Water Compound

Scribble Chalkboard Placemats are compatible with chalk, dry erase crayons, or chalk markers. You can erase your drawing with water, and the best dust! DM @LittleHoboken to order or email