If you have children at home, then you will know better how important it is to keep the kids entertained so that they do not get cranky which can make it difficult for you to work peacefully. Thus, one must have some entertainment arrangements for the children for both at home and outdoors.
If you have a toddler at home, then buy him play dough which comes in various colors. Your child can enjoy making shapes out of it. It is an easy playing item and at the same time there is no chance for the little one to get hurt.
Arrange a twin bed tent instead of a simple bed. It not only fulfills the purpose of a bed but also children love to play around it. In fact, my kids had the best time playing in their twin bed tent.
If your child is around 5-10 years old, then buy him those coloring books and colors for drawing and coloring their own imagination. This is a very good time pass for the kids and at the same time children learn creativity. Even a cross-stitch kit can be a really good fun for children who are a little grown up and not the toddlers.
Try to inculcate reading habits in your kids by buying them bedtime story books and other such books meant for the kids. This will help them not only to read paragraphs but also it will enrich their vocabulary.
You can even get your kids involved in gardening. If you do not have a garden area at home then buy some flowering pots and help them to sow seeds or small plants. This can be a great way to make your child aware of the nature and at the same time the child will spend some quality time.