Hello! We are Candice and Leanne, friends and the founders of My Busy Bots. We are both busy mums and wives, juggling everyday life, while running after two little rascals each!
We create Busy Bags containing fun, educational activities that will engage your little ones and keep them having fun, learning and occupied (giving you the gift of a bit of time to enjoy a lie-in, a cup of (hot!) tea, or to wee alone!).
Our Busy Bags can be used either at home or on the go – they’re perfect for keeping children happy and absorbed while you are at the doctors, getting your hair cut, travelling, answering that crucial email, cooking or out for lunch. They are brilliant learning resources and are a fun way for you to encourage learning through play.
As busy mums ourselves we love how they captivate enquiring little minds and encourage time away from using screens! But our bags are not only a fun distraction… our activities help them discover new topics as well as develop essential abilities (like fine motor skills and visual perception skills). They are also an excellent resource for parents, whether it be for keeping them occupied while traveling, or keeping your older child busy while you see to your newborn, or an interactive way for you to get involved in their learning learning. They are not crafts (so they can be used over and over again) and they are not toys. We use items that will intrigue your child – and, more importantly, not stain or make sticky any surface in your home!
Our aim is to provide you with engaging activities for curious little minds and busy little hands. Activities that are no mess, no fuss and perfect for on the go.
My Busy Bots began when Leanne (who has been a Maths teacher for over twelve years) decided to design some activities to help her three year old son, who was struggling with his fine motor skills. He became utterly captivated by the games, which used everyday items - things that were not typical toys. Candice (who has been a designer in the advertising industry for over fifteen years), saw them, loved them and convinced Leanne to team up with her to launch the business… And here we are! (Candice is ridiculously persuasive!)