I don't know about you, but I like my kids best when they are playing quietly like adorable little mimes. Wishful thinking, I know. But there's something to be said for choosing children's toys strategically and eliminating loud, flashing toys with high-pitched singing voices whenever you get the chance.
Give your toddler the gift that keeps on giving — one of these quiet toys that won't drive everyone in your family up the wall.
The quietest reader gets a prize. (Amazon, $7)
Hours of unplugged fun for everyone.
I defy anyone to make noise with a wisp of cotton.
Please do not ever board a plane without this — for the sake of all other passengers.
A less jerky alternative to an iPad at a restaurant. (Amazon, $20)
Fabric doesn't seem very fun to the innocent observer, but remember, it's all about imagination.
A single feather, because two would be too loud.
Creepy at first glance, until you realize that it buys you hours of quiet drawing time.
Parents swear that these babies are church-approved. (Amazon, $20)
Surprisingly un-clangy because it's made from 100 percent recycled plastic milk jugs. (GreenToys, $30)
Pairs perfectly with a very quiet piece of paper. (Amazon, $2)
Not gonna lie that I actually want one of these for myself. (Amazon, $51)
Only kidding, of course. (Or am I...?) (Amazon, $8)
Another quiet activity inspired by quiet, quiet church. Thank you, Jesus. (Amazon, $7)
You will probably never solve this incredibly complicated adult puzzle, but have fun trying. (Amazon, $14)
Paper dolls are still cool in an incredibly hipster kind of way. And still really quiet. (Amazon, $12)
So quiet yet so complex once kids are past choking age. (Amazon, $8)
Stickers are the official antidote to the toddler tantrum. Everybody knows that. (Amazon, $5)
Looking into other kids' faces is surprisingly mesmerizing. (Amazon, $5)
The name says it all. (Amazon, $8)
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