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Adam Levine is happy just being a SAHD right now

Adam Levine may be best known for his work with Maroon 5 or as a judge on The Voice, but these days he has a new line on his resume: Smitten stay-at-home dad to daughters Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.

The singer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and shared what he's been up to since leaving The Voice a few months ago.

"I do miss it, but I also don't miss how much I had to work," Adam tells Ellen "I was just constantly working for so many years—very lucky, very fortunate, very blessed and all that, but [I wanted] to be able to spend time in this moment with my new, young family, and just have the greatest time ever. Now I'm just like a stay-at-home dad. I just stay home and do very little. It's great."

It's wonderful that Adam is able to step aside from his very demanding job to enjoy full-time fatherhood, and he's clearly head-over-heels in love with his daughters. We love that he's rocking the stay-at-home dad title, but we also wish Adam would give himself (and all the other stay-at-home parents out there) more credit. Because if there's one thing we know, it's this: Stay-at-home parents are doing aren't doing very little. Actually, they're doing a whole lot.

Adam and his wife, Behati Prinsloo presumably have help with their kids, sure. But when you get right down to it, being a stay-at-home parent is demanding no matter how many hands you have on deck. And as Ellen points out during their chat, Adam is a very hands-on father.

Of course, there's something societal at work happening here. We've finally reached a place where we can appreciate and celebrate motherhood for the incredibly hard, completely consuming thing it is...but we haven't quite reached that point where fatherhood is concerned. Here's what we say: Mothers and fathers have a lot on their plates, whether they work, stay home, or do some combination of both. And while Adam may not have his Voice paycheck or rigorous recording schedule at the moment, he's still pulling his weight in a major way just by being with this kids.

Then again, maybe he's just loving this time with his children so much, he hasn't quite recognized all the work he's doing just yet. "I'm obsessed with them," the star says of his daughters. "I know that's a good thing, because they're my children…that's why I don't do much, because I love hanging [out with them]. I genuinely adore them in a way that I never knew I could adore any little person."

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With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite wooden toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

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Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

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Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

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Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

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