Dollhouses are one of the best things young children can play with because they provide ample opportunity for free, child-centered, imaginative play. They give kids the chance to process and practice what they see and hear adults doing in their day-to-day lives.
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Tool benches are great for building both fine and gross motor skills, which your toddler will need in a few years as they start writing and learning in a more formal educational environment. These tool benches represented our favorites in each of their categories. We hope it helps you if your family is thinking of finding one of these tool benches for your budding builder!
Remember Karaoke, with the screen, the words on powerpoint, and endless hilarious moments with your friends and family members singing ridiculously off-key? Well, Karaoke has changed a little with the times. It’s no longer necessary to have a big, bulky, overpriced machine to use while you belt out your favorite tunes.
There was a time when bean bags were only able to be filled with annoying, static-infused, bad-for-the-environment “beans” that got everywhere if you were crazy enough to open them and expose the insides to the air. Behold the storage bag chairs! You can use them to store not only stuffed animals, but towels, blankets, extra pillows, or out-of-season clothes. There are so many possibilities!
Let’s face it, if you look at your kid’s wish list, I bet it is filled with things like phones, tablets, video games, and other items that would keep their noses firmly planted in their electronic world!
A recent update to my smartphone included a new app that tracks how much time I devote to screen time. It was shocking to see how many hours per day I use my device, how many times per day I pick it up, and which…
Kids love the idea of sewing things, but working with a needle and thread can be dangerous (why can’t they remember to put the needles away?), tedious, and frustrating. Unless they are specifically interested in embroidery and needlework skills, it’s much more efficient to use a sewing machine.
Potty training can be a trial for any family. It helps to have backup from professionals! Here are a few books kids love that may help you and your little one get motivated to get your potty training experience moving in the right direction.
Whenever I pick my my kids up from school, I generally ask about their day. They are not usually the most elaborate communicators! However, it’s important to engage with our children at any age, and to keep the lines of communication open. I don’t ask my son…