open ended toys

  • Amazon Prime Deals to Promote Play

    Amazon Prime Day is here–and everyone is buying all the things. Many of the items that are a part of Amazon Prime Day are toys that are either not from reputable (aka safe) brands or are electronic-based toys like Leap Frogs or V-Tech, which you know I’m not about. Here is a list of 10…

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  • Are Pikler triangles worth it? abso-freakin-lutely

    Are Pikler triangles worth it? abso-freakin-lutely So what is this magic triangle that seems to be in every playroom on Instagram?  It’s a Pikler triangle and there are some great reasons why so many moms are falling in love with them.   You may be wondering if Pikler triangles are worth it? And I say abso-freakin-lutely. …

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  • Open-ended toy myths, BUSTED

    Everyone is talking about open-ended toys. It’s no secret anymore that all toys are NOT created equal. Everyday you scroll social media and see playrooms full of carefully curated open-ended toys and children playing peacefully.  There are many benefits to open-ended toys and providing our children with open-ended toys should be top of mind. That…

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  • Using Loose Parts to Inspire Open-Ended Play

    Play is all about exploring and imagining, and nothing fosters creativity like loose parts play. Never heard of loose parts–it makes sense. It isn’t like all the TV ads for toys promote loose parts and is not typically toys found at your local toy store. Scroll Instagram or Pinterest or search #looseparts or #loosepartsplay on…

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