A SET of well-loved "indoor" toys got new life when a busy mom found a new way to play right outside her family's home.
With three small kids including a newborn, mom Jordana Lembo Riggs is always on the lookout for simple hacks that will keep her children occupied for long periods of time.
A set of magnetic tiles, which sell for as little as $15 on Amazon, found new life when Riggs and her kids took the toy outside on a sunny day.
"Public service announcement," Riggs stated at the start of a TikTok video.
She shared footage of two of her children playing outside with a set of magnets – and the wide, vertical surface they had to stick them on.
"If you have magnet tiles, they will stick to most garage doors," Riggs explained.
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A big basket of magnetic tiles sat underneath a metal garage door covered in shapes and designs.
Her kids were stacking magnets in rows and columns, making long lines of patterns, and experimenting with different levels.
"This will provide your kids with at least an hour of entertainment.
"Follow me for more tips on avoiding active parenting," Riggs quipped at the end of the video.
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In the comments section, other parents commended the mom on her ingenuity and called out her self-deprecating comment.
"Don’t downplay yourself. This is 100% active parenting," another parent wrote.
"You took the time to find something that’s keeping them occupied and quiet that’s a win for me."
Other moms were happy to learn that the hack worked indoors, too, and not just on garage doors.
"Sitting here with my toddler while they put them all over our front door! Thank you so much for this!" a fellow mom said.
And with warm weather coming up, many parents were excited for a low-cost, easy activity for kids to have fun with while parents finished yard work and spring cleaning.
"I have 3 garage doors," one viewer wrote. "Now I'm on the hunt for magnetic tiles so I can clean out both cars in peace."
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Riggs seemed to have a large collection of Magna-Tiles at hand, but viewers in the comments.
Parents in the comments section confirmed consumers can find the tiles, or similar items from another brand, on Amazon or at Target.
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