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Game On!: How to Plan a Family Game Night

It’s time to bring home a new game and bring your family together for a Family Game Night! A game night can be a great way to interact with your family. More than this, playing games together can be a relaxed and fun way to build math and language skills. How to Plan a Family Game Night: Families today ...

27
Jan
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

Dream On: Discovering the Importance of Imaginative Play

Editor's Note: This article was originally published by YourNeighborhoodToyStore.org with the title "Why is Imaginative Play Important?", written by Anne Kienzie.  “But what will she DO with it?” the customer asked.  We were discussing a play pizza set.  I could have gone on and on, but instead just said “Endless possibilities…that’s what makes it a great toy.” ...

21
Oct
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

Mini Mathematics: 10 Ways To Help Your Kids Do Well in Math

Mastering mathematics is absolutely essential for future opportunities in school and careers. Your children will need to reach a certain level of competency in math to take many advanced high-school courses, to be admitted to college, and to have a wide variety of career choices. Here's how you can help them maximize their math-smarts. 1. Make sure your children understand mathematical ...

14
Oct
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

The Joy Of Calico Critters

Calico Critters are cute and cuddly miniature animals who inhabit the timeless world of Cloverleaf Corners. But did you that Calico Critters can play an essential role in the development of your children? Through classic imaginative play, Calico Critters are designed to inspire a combination of real-life situations and fantasy adventures and are important for the development of cognitive, social ...

05
Apr
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

The Backyard Observer

Exploring the backyard is a never-ending adventure. From digging in the dirt to watching the flowers grow to collecting bugs there is always something to engage little minds. Adding some bug viewers and magnifying glasses to the mix can provide hours of educational fun and can take your child into a world they have never experienced. In exploring their environment ...

02
Mar
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

Keeping Kids Occupied

Taking the grandkids on a vacation this year? You may not have the video player in your car so make sure you stock up with little surprises for when they get bored on the road. When the “are we there yet?” hits, pull out a fun activity. Scratch art books, wipe off supplies and magnetic games will do the trick ...

01
Mar
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

Take to the Outdoors

In this day and age when children have access to so many electronic devices; TV, Nintendo DS, ipad or smart phones - it is very easy for children to turn to electronics when they are looking for something to do. Having a sedentary lifestyle though can lead to obesity and it is becoming more of a concern every year. One ...

01
Mar
Posted by Sandra Smith in Parent, General

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