play time

  1. School Age Kids

    10 Classic toys you didn't know still existed

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    Classic, imaginative-play toys your kids will love so much they won't even miss the modern bells and whistles!
  2. Preschoolers

    Waldorf dolls: Are they worth the cost?

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    Have you seen your friend's child with a beautiful, handmade Waldorf doll? Did you blink a little when you found out how much they...
  3. Kids with Special Needs

    A peek into a military child's heart through play

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    I love talking with my son. Through the entire age of 5, having conversations with him has been absolutely amazing to me, and a...
  4. Activities for Kids

    5 Fun (and educational) rainy day play ideas

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    It’s said that into every life a little rain must fall... but some months (that’s you, April) seem to dole out more than their fair...
  5. Family Activities

    Outdoor activities with an indoor twist

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    From windowsill gardening to makeshift mud pies, unique outdoor activities you can take indoors to entertain your kids and keep...
  6. Activities for Kids

    Creative ways to play with your child

    A mom can only run toy cars around in circles so many times before she goes a little crazy, and there are other ways to play with...
  7. Child Development & Health

    4 Ways to foster imaginative play

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    If you want your children to learn how to conquer fears, build self-confidence, master social skills and hone their trouble-shooting...
  8. Toys and Play

    Make Halloween work for you all year

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    Why spend money on an outfit your child will only wear once? This year, choose a costume she can use all year long. Better yet, raid...
  9. Preschoolers

    Simple ways to find more playtime

    School, homework and chores are important, but don't forget to make time for your kids to enjoy plenty of playtime, too!
  10. Preschoolers

    Making playtime educational

    Playtime is vital to the mental, emotional and creative development of toddlers. It's when they exercise their imaginations, learn...
  11. Preschoolers

    Bridging the sibling age gap during playtime

    Need ideas to encourage siblings with an age gap to play nicely together? Patience and praise help bridge the gap.
  12. Preschoolers

    The importance of play

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    Want a smart, creative and healthy child? Playtime activities are vital to mental and physical development, so encourage more play...
  13. Preschoolers

    Toddler boredom busters

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    Playtime takes up a huge amount of your child's time. But endless tea parties and block stacking may get old for both you and your...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Help your kids play independently

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    Does your child beg you to play with her all day long? As much as you love spending time with your kids, every child needs to learn...
  15. Crafts

    DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse

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    This cardboard playhouse was created, especially with small spaces in mind, because when the kids tire of it, the house collapses...
  16. Parenting Advice & Columns

    What I'm loving this week: 5 Things to do in the dirt

    Can dirt be fun? Here are five things I'm loving this week that you can do with dirt (yes, you read that correctly).
  17. Kids Activity Center

    Helping kids play together

    Friendships are an important part of childhood, and play is a great way to get those friendships started.
  18. More Printables & Activities

    5 Uses for a cardboard box

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    Sometimes the simplest things can keep your kids engaged. We often throw out (or recycle) cardboard boxes without giving them a...
  19. Kids Activity Center

    Tips for keeping playtime fun and engaging

    You don't have to buy new toys all the time to keep playtime engaging for your children. With a little creativity, you can keep your...
  20. Toys and Play

    Creative everyday play ideas for kids

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    Do you feel like your everyday playtime activities have become stale or boring for your child — and yourself? Make playtime more...