• Outdoor play + child development

    On today’s episode, Ginny Yurich from 1000 Hours Outside and I chat about the importance of outdoor play and how it impact child development from birth all the way through high school age (and beyond). We explore risk taking, slowing down family life, the education system and how it impacts kids natural development among other…

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  • Play & Emotional Intelligence

    We now know that one of the biggest predictors of a child being successful and happy is emotional intelligence. One of our main goals as parents and caregivers should be to guide the child towards independence. As hard as it is to accept, our little ones will, all too soon, be off and dealing with…

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  • 4 Benefits of Play Dough

    Hi guys! It’s Chelsea, the Founder of The Dough Project, here to talk about the awesome things that come from playing with dough. But first, a little bit about me and my background in early childhood education! I started The Dough Project as a preschool teacher in NYC. Year after year, making dough was my…

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  • Gift Guide–Wooden Toys on Amazon

    Melissa and Doug Unit Blocks: These are an amazing starter set of standard wooden blocks. Every play space should include a set of wooden blocks! 2. Plan Toys Tea Set: This is a beautiful and gender neutral wooden tea set that is perfect for pretend kitchen play! 3. Wooden Instruments: This set is extremely well…

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  • Gift Guide– Top Art Supplies for Kids

    Art supplies for kids are always welcome in our house. Gift giving events like birthday’s and holiday’s always bring out an overload of stuff. So what do you ask for if you don’t want any more toys? Art supplies! Art Supplies for Kids: The Best Gifts If your home is anything like mine, art supplies…

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