Should Children Play with Dolls? We Think So!

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 […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October can mean many things. The weather starts to get cooler, leaves are falling from the trees, and at the end of the month, witches and zombies seem to come out of nowhere looking for candy. October certainly means all those things, but as you may or may not know, October is […]

The Importance of Play

Isn’t playtime the best? Your kid definitely thinks so. And according to recent research, you should definitely agree! New studies are showing more and more that play isn’t just a fun activity for kid; it’s actually a very important and necessary learning experience. So important in fact, that the United Nations High Commission for Human […]

Crafting in the Classroom

It’s the first week of September, and classes are in full swing! Sometimes at the beginning of the year, it can be tough to get your students to engage. One thing that we’ve found that works to get their attention is fun crafts! We decided to check out one of our favorite sources for fun […]

The Benefits of Playing with Puzzles

Puzzles have proven time and time again that they are a timeless, enjoyable activity. It’s rare to find a house in America that doesn’t have at least one jigsaw puzzle lurking somewhere in an old cupboard behind a dusty copy of Monopoly. We played with puzzles. Our parents played with puzzles. Our grandparents played with […]

Play in the Classroom

Playing is fun. There is really no way to debate that. Kids will spend hours upon hours playing with their friends or with their toys, and there is never a dull moment. Sometimes, parents may fear that their kids are playing “too much” and should focus on more productive activities. However, as it turns out, […]