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Dealing with bored children? Entertain them with the children's games in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A listening device
- A camera
- Powers of observation
Slip a listening device in your toy chest and eavesdrop on what's going on inside. Be sure the device isn't aware of your plan; it might tip off your toys.
Look around you
Take pictures of your toys before you go to bed and after you wake up to see if they've changed positions overnight. Check for other signs of life, like lipstick from dolls on your action figures' cheeks or a pile of carrot tops and apple cores underneath your rocking horse.
Observe the hiders
Monitor toys that frequently go missing. If your playthings always seem to end up beneath the bed, it doesn't mean they're trying to hide from you -- they might just be looking for their lost toys.
Use your hands
Put your hand to the hood of toy cars and trucks to see if the engines are hot. Check your action figures' pulses, which should be racing if they're scared of what you'll discover.
Give it time
Be patient; it takes a long time for humans to understand how toys communicate. Just know that if you're good to them, they'll be good to you.