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Forget the Playroom...Take Them Outside!

on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:34

Ok, so maybe you don’t need to ditch your child’s playroom all together, but there are so many reasons you should consider more outdoor play time with your child, and here are a few.

Splish Splash: Science Time Without Spending a Dime

on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:42

Toddlers love water. As a parent, you can either see this interest as an “uh oh” waiting to happen or you can embrace it and turn it into a teachable moment. Toddlers' natural curiosity about what is going on in the world makes them perfect little scientists. As parents we just have to be a little creative in finding experiences that are fun, cheap, and meaningful.

Play with Free Stuff: No Batteries Required!

on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:49

Open-ended materials have an infinite number of uses, limited only by your child’s imagination. By giving your child recycled, open-ended materials to play with, not only are you fostering her creativity and problem-solving skills, but you are saving money, as well.