The Benefits of Doll Play

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Dolls are timeless toys for young children. For years young girls and boys have created fantasy worlds for them and their dolls. Tea parties, playing house, and generally just taking their dolls everywhere are commonplace for most young children. It seems that young children love taking the mom/dad/big sibling role with their dolls. But what […]

A Day at the Beach

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Growing up, nothing was better than a trip to the beach. Knowing that we would get to spend the entire day having fun in the sun, playing in the water, and building sand castles was more than enough to get us very excited. Although time and technology have changed many things, all the greatness about […]

Road Trip Activities

Family Roadtrip

Road trips are just about the most bittersweet activity a family can go on. On one hand, you are getting to spend quality time with the family, and the promise of a fun destination resides at the end of your map. On the other hand…that’s a long time to spend in the car. We can’t […]

Sand and Water Fun

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The first day of summer is just a few days away, and that means it’s probably about time to plan that trip to the beach. Or the pool. Or maybe just a short trip to the sprinkler and sandbox in the backyard. Regardless of where you choose to enjoy the warm weather, rest assured that […]

Backyard Fun with the Family

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We wait all year for this. The snow is melted, the clouds are dissipating, and the stores are starting to restock their sunscreen. That’s right…summer is upon us! Just in time for the beginning of summer, Father’s Day is just around the corner. Sure, dad loves to sit on the couch with the A/C on […]

Outdoor Games for Preschoolers


There is an endless world of opportunities outdoors. Whether armed with your favorite toy, a ball, a stick, or nothing at all, the world is at your fingertips when you step outside! Many kids love playing outdoors, and that’s a great thing. Our children learn so much about the world around them when play outdoors. They […]