Play

How to let your kids be kids, learn, grow and thrive via purposeful play, independent learning, and open-ended toys.

Mud play for kids: Yes, it’s worth the mess.

When you think about your kids playing in the mud, your first thought is most likely how difficult it will be to clean them up afterward, but there are so many benefits to mud play for kids that it is definitely worth the mess! Whether your child needs sensory skills, fine motor skills, or even…

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The Toniebox: The Screen-Free Toy For Kids That Will Transform Your Child’s Playtime

Today’s kids are growing up with technology as their go-to for entertainment which is NOT a good thing. The Toniebox allows children to have an engaging, relaxing, inspirational, screen-free alternative. Why Are Screen-Free Toys So Important? It’s important to stress that I’m not saying that ALL tech toys for kids are necessarily bad, but there…

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20 Must-Have Outdoor Toys for Kids [unique outdoor toys]

Getting kids outside is so important for their physical, social, and emotional health. Unfortunately, many kids today spend too much time inside on screens (anywhere from 4-9 hours a day, yikes!) This can have negative consequences for their physical and emotional health. So counteracting screen time with outdoor time is crucial! The good news is…

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The Best Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers [Gifts for Ages 1 to 4 Years]

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers The best toys for toddlers and preschoolers are going to be simple, open-ended toys that can span multiple age ranges. Here is a simple gift guide that focuses on more open-ended toys that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers and promotes more active play. Keep in mind that…

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23 Best Art Supplies for Kids

As a parent, you know that kids need various things to help them grow and learn. One of the most important things for children is exposure to art. Art allows children to express themselves in ways that words often can’t. It also helps them develop skills like coordination, problem-solving, and creativity. Art supplies for kids…

10 Imaginative Play Toys That Will Enchant Your Child

Do you remember the hours you spent playing make-believe as a child? Pretending to be someone or something else is a vital part of imaginative play, and it’s a fun way for children to learn about the world around them. This blog post will discuss 10 imaginative play toys that will enchant your child! These…

Purposeful Play: How to Encourage Children to Play Purposefully

Purposeful play allows children to learn and explore the world around them. It allows them to use their creativity and imagination while also developing skills that will help them in life.  To encourage purposeful play, parents and caregivers need to provide opportunities for children to explore, create, and imagine. In this blog post, we will…