by Jennifer Cooper | March 3 | 0 Comments
This month, we challenged play expert Jennifer Cooper to get creative. The cardboard box may be the worlds most fascinating toy. Imaginative possibilities are endless. One minute its a plane, the next its a telephone booth, and the following its a table set for tea.
by American Specialty Toy Retailing Association | February 14 | 0 Comments
If your kiddo is daydreaming about warm summer nights, the wafting smell of cotton candy mixed with funnel cakes, and the rolling waves of the ferris wheel, they may just need a play date intervention! Check out our fun ideas for how to host your own carnival play date (indoors, of course!). It might give them enough of a fix to tide them over until spring!
by Erin Blanton, Pufferbellies | February 3 | 1 Comment
We were originally inspired to make Soap Monsters by one of our favorite science books: Super Science Lab by Richard Hammond. Kids of all ages love this project, plus its inexpensive and a great way to use up leftover odds and ends in your craft cabinet.
by Ellen Metrick, National Lekotek Center | January 17 | 0 Comments
Weather can coop children up and expose them to the deadly threat of being bored, especially after all the hectic activities associated with the holidays. Help your child scale the weathered walls of winter are available through play that encourage kids to be active physically -- and also active with their imaginations!