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Why travel is an important part of your child’s development

Why travel is an important part of your child’s development

The benefits of travel are absolutely endless – culture experiences, breathtaking landscapes, new adventures and tightened family bonds, just to name a few. As a parent, I have observed how experience from traveling abroad from a young age can cultivated a passion for travel in both of my children; a passion that played a vital role in their development.

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My First Tennis Tournament

My First Tennis Tournament

My son Nick wrote a book about his very first tennis tournament while he was a junior in high school. The impact that tennis has had on his life has been tremendous and he wanted to share his story.

“My first tennis Tournament” book was created to help parents introduce and educate their young children to the rules of tennis, promote reading and inspire future athletes to stay diligent and always have fun.

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Why is Unstructured Play important?

Why is Unstructured Play important?

Our philosophy is that, although there are many ways to play and learn, free unstructured play is one of the most valuable sources of learning, and that children need space and freedom to plan ideas, to consider alternative ideas, to choose an idea to act on, to reflect on that choice, and to adapt their choices or ideas with each subsequent experience.

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Play is the greatest research. – Albert Einstein

Play is the greatest research. – Albert Einstein

Most of us reflect back fondly on the ease of childhood, the ease in which we sought amusement. The daily activities of following our imagination outside of the lines, climbing in the tree house to escape to another jungle world, playing catch in the park, testing measurements of ingredients for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Dress Up Play

Dress Up Play

Dressing up in costumes is an important type of play that every child needs to experience. Children seek it out naturally. Today your kids will play as pirates, tomorrow they are superheroes, the next day lords and ladies at a tea party.

The costumes they use reinforce the scenarios so that these rituals have profound positive effects on their development.

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Secure. Comfortable. Familiar. Ahhhhhh…

Secure. Comfortable. Familiar. Ahhhhhh…

Blankies, thumbs, pacifiers, and tattered old teddy bears – these objects provide real comfort and a sense of security, helping children soothe themselves and cope with many everyday feelings and experiences.

When my son Nick began to toddle about on his own stubby legs, his constant companion was a blue blanket.

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Summer Safety Tips …

Summer Safety Tips …

Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun. We have put a list of summertime safety tips.

1. Teach kids to swim. It might save their life!

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Wooden Curvy Board

Wooden Curvy Board

Exciting and imaginative open-ended play with Wooden Curvy Board!

This unique toy not only promotes extensive imaginative play, but has a multitude of developmental benefits that hone balance skills, develop a child’s awareness of his or her physical body, and stimulate the vestibular system.

Great for indoor or outdoor use the Wooden Curvy Board can be used as a see-saw, balance beam, bridge, slide, balance board, or rocking cradle.

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Childhood Friendships

Childhood Friendships

Never Underestimate the Importance of Early Childhood Friendships. Friendships, the bonds that children develop with their peers in their lives, bring pleasure, comfort and lifetime memories.

Friendship is often underrated, considering the tremendous impact it has on our well being. Early-childhood friendship is something that is frequently overlooked as a positive developmental influence.

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Swurfer Swing Board

Swurfer Swing Board

Ocean waves are hard to find in, say, Nebraska, but with the Swurfer Board you can catch a wave even if your home has more cows than Cowabunga. The Swurfer leaves tire swings in their tracks; hang it in your backyard (or anywhere else you’d like) and you can ride waves of air on the standup swing, made with handcrafted hard rock maple.

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