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

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12 Fun Indoor Water Play Activities for Kids

Indoor water play is an important sensory and developmental activity for kids of all ages, and it is also a fun way to keep them entertained. Whether you use water toys, go swimming indoors, or even enjoy an indoor water park, your child will greatly benefit from indoor water play. What Age to Begin Water…

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Top Outdoor Toys to Encourage Play

Getting kids outside is so important for their physical, social, and emotional health and making sure to have some awesome open-ended and engaging toys specific to your outdoor play space is crucial.  Yes, my kids go outside in all types of weather but it’s certainly easier to get them to stay outside without me for…

Playroom Ideas For Toddlers: What They Really Need!

When it comes to playrooms for toddlers, less is more. Many parents make the mistake of filling their toddler’s playroom with every toy and gadget imaginable, but this can actually be counterproductive. In reality toddlers (and kids in general) need much less than what we think they do. Toddlers especially need a space that is…

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5 living room playroom combo ideas

When you have kids, it seems like your living room turns into a playroom in no time flat. Toys are everywhere, and it’s hard to find a place to sit down and relax. If you’re looking for a way to combine your living room and playroom into one space, we’ve got some ideas for you!…

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How to make a dining room playroom combo

A dining room playroom combo – If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to make the most of your space. And if you’ve got a small dining room, why not turn it into a playroom combo? It’s the perfect way to keep the kiddos entertained without having to sacrifice precious square footage. So…

Best Art Supplies for Kids

Art supplies for kids are always welcome in our house. Gift-giving events like birthdays and holidays 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 are…

Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Ages 1 to 4 Years)

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers Toddlers and preschoolers need simple, open-ended toys that can span multiple age ranges. Here is a simple gift guide that focused on more open-ended toys that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as promote more active play. Keep in mind that many times toys that are…