Retro Toys

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Ah, the good ole days. We all remember growing up when times were just a little simpler. We didn’t have smartphones and tablets to occupy our time; some of us didn’t even television! We found our fun and entertainment through classic toys and our imaginations. This Christmas, bring a little bit of that retro magic […]

Why Buy Wooden Toys?

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At Constructive Playthings, we sell a large variety of toys for the home and the classroom. Some of our favorite items we sell are our wooden toys. There are many reasons why one should consider buying wooden toys for their children. The following blog was originally posted at Ecoficial.com, and it does a great job […]

Exploring Story Time

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Storytelling is a must in the classroom. So much can be communicated through the art of storytelling. Children can be educated, encouraged, and entertained all at the same time through a powerful and well delivered story. Many people believe telling stories is the oldest form of education, and the most effective. Storytelling can be used […]

Classroom Holiday Party

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The winter holiday season is upon us once again! It is finally the time of year where the temperature drops, snow starts to fall on the ground, and everyone gets excited for the winter holidays. If you want to do something special in your classroom this holiday season, we suggest throwing a fun classroom party! […]

Cars and Tools

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Young children love playing with toys cars and tools. The affinity for cars and tools is something that transcends generations. One only has to flashback to memories of working on the car with their dad or grandpa to realize this enjoyment is built in to all of us. And not just boys either! Kids love playing […]

Pretend Play Kitchens

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Pretend play is wonderful for young children. More is happening than what meets the eye when children act on their imagination and go to pretend worlds in their mind. When children engage in pretend play, they are actually contributing largely to their personal brain development. Just by pretending, they are increasing their social skills, mental and […]

Learning with Light Tables

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Everyone knows that children love to play; that’s a no brainer. Additionally, most people have caught on to the fact that playing is actually good for children. Through play, kids learn so much about themselves and the world around them. Their senses grow stronger and they also begin to use their brain in new ways. […]