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  1. Tips & Advice

    Go out and get dirty!

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    When you think of your own childhood, how many of your memories are of time spent inside? It turns out our parents were onto...
  2. Parenting

    Signs your baby is ready to play

    For their first few months, babies don’t do much but eat and sleep. Around 4 or 5 months, though, they’ll start to be a lot more...
  3. Parenting

    Baby playtime pointers for 6- to 9-month-olds

    By now you know your child’s personality and you’re ready to help foster her sense of humor and fun. Your 6- to 9-month-old comes...
  4. Parenting

    Baby playtime pointers for 3- to 6-month-olds

    After 3 months, your baby is slowly starting to develop a unique personality and, as a mother, you’re starting to get to know your...
  5. Parenting

    Baby playtime pointers for newborns

    After spending nine months in the womb, your baby has finally popped out, full of energy and playfulness. Spending quality time with...
  6. Family Fun

    What makes a great baby toy?

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    The amount of baby toys and baby toy brands available on the market can be overwhelming to the savviest of shoppers. As a parent,...
  7. Toys and Play

    Best toys of 2011

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    We have checked out dozens of toys this year and here are some of our favorites for little boys and girls. Read on to find out our...
  8. Toddler & Preschoolers

    How to create a positive learning environment at home

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    To help your children excel in life, you need to creative a positive learning environment in your home. Begin instilling a love of...
  9. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Lessons to teach while playing with blocks

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    Toddlers and preschoolers love playing with blocks. In addition to developing motor skills and hand-eye coordination, block play can...
  10. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Ways to incorporate learning into play

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    Play isn't all fun and games. Both free play and guided play can foster creativity and learning in young children.
  11. Toddler & Preschoolers

    The importance of play

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    Kids are born to play -- it's instinctive. Play is fun and exciting, but it's also much more than that. Play helps develop a child's...
  12. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Tips for beating toy boredom

    Look around your toy-cluttered home and you may be seeing too much of a good thing. Fewer toys can actually fight boredom, if you...
  13. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Ideas for making play more fun

    Parents can encourage imagination and creativity by playing with their kids. It's a great way to make playtime more fun for everyone!
  14. Family Fun

    The importance of playtime for your little one: The first year

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    You ensure your baby is securely buckled up into his carseat for the half-hour drive to go shopping. You give him plenty of treats...
  15. Toys and Play

    Are parents really “taking the fun out of toys?”

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    In her Wall Street Journal article, Lenore Skenazy asserts that by making toys more about sensory development, early intervention,...
  16. Well-being

    Creative ways to not turn to food for comfort

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    Did the start of a new year mean the start of a new diet for you? Did you lose weight or are you back to your pre-diet eating...
  17. School & Education

    Teaching our kids the art of creativity

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    As parents we often put a tremendous emphasis on our kids doing well in school. A good education is important, but academic learning...