Classic Play Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Shopping for toys for kids on your holiday list? Some of the best toys for encouraging creative and imaginative play are those that use classic play patterns. By engaging in classic play, kids can develop fine-motor skills, social skills, story telling skills, and more! These are some of the most used favorite toys in our household. This […]

Learning Fun for Back to School

These activities for learning fun are perfect to help prepare the kids for back to school! With just a few more days of Summer vacation left, now would be a great time to add a bit of learning to your morning routine. I love how these learning activities are simple to set up, quick to do, and my kids […]

Favorite Road Trip Games and Activities

Are you planning a family road trip this Summer? Keeping the kids entertained during a long car trip is easy with these clever road trip games and activities! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s play ideas! Here are some of our favorite ways to encourage creative play […]

Gift Guide for Future Innovators

Do your kids enjoy building things or solving problems? If so, you could have a future innovator or engineer on your hands! Here are some of our absolute favorite gifts to help foster a love of STEM learning. Gift Guide for Future Innovators: 1. Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16) We have received several Tinker Crates thanks to […]

Holiday Gift Idea for Kids – Tinker Crate

I am excited to share with you a new product from our friends at Kiwi Crate that is designed for kids ages 9-16 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) skills! The new Tinker Crate subscription service has been a HUGE hit with my kids!! Each month, they look forward to receiving a package […]

Introduction to Robotics with Sphero

Do you have a child who is interested in robotics or programming? Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that kids ages 8 and up can control using a smartphone or tablet! A special thank you to Sphero for providing us with our own Sphero and for sponsoring today’s playful learning post. Read on to […]

Bring Your Creations to Life with littleBits

When I first learned about littleBits, I immediately put their Base Kit on Emily’s wish list. You may have seen them featured on TED. For kids who are 8 years old and up and love to build things, littleBits kits allow kids to bring their creations to life using a variety of modules to build […]

Small Toys with BIG Play Value

Do you live in a small or rented space? Looking for toys that don’t take up a lot of room, but still provide plenty of creative playtime fun?? Here are some of our favorite toys that are perfect for small spaces, and inspire lots of imaginative play! These toys are cleverly designed to stack, nest, […]