The Traveling Flower Maze

The Traveling Flower Maze

During the holiday months, children are often in the car for a considerable part of the time if your family travels for weekend trips or to visit family. During this time they are usually distracted with the technologies of car televisions, electronic game systems, or even mini-computers. Sometimes, these distractions are a good thing and can even be educational.

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Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe

Simple games can sometimes be the most fun. Tic-Tac-Toe can be played for hours between friends, parents and children. It teaches children great values like sharing and taking turns. My favorite lesson learned in this easy game is the structure of competition. It shows children that even if you lose the first match, you can win the second or third.

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Healthy Play

Healthy Play

The Food and Drug Administration recommends people should eat about 4 cups of fruits and vegetables per day depending on amounts of exercise. Children are sometimes tempted to want junk food more than the natural food of the Earth, with tons of advertising done by junk food companies about how ‘yummy’ their product tastes.

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Carving Your Niche

Carving Your Niche

Happy Halloween!

One of my family’s favorite Halloween traditions is pumpkin carving. It’s never easy for us to decide on a design. This year we’re planning to try something a little more difficult and carve a scary witch. If you and your kids are stumped this year, check out the hundreds of pumpkin photos on pintrest.

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Toy Fact: LEGO

Toy Fact: LEGO

LEGO is one of the most popular, and best-selling, toys of all time and is a household name all over the world. It’s fun for children and adults of all ages and has an incredible history dating back over 80 years. Lego’s name derives from the Danish phrase “leg godt” meaning play well.

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There’s Only One Monkey for My Barrel

There’s Only One Monkey for My Barrel

One of my favorite toys as well as my kids’ favorite toy is the world-famous Kay Bojesen monkey. First created in 1951, the beautiful thing about this pot-bellied wooden monkey is that Bojesen, a Danish artist, wanted his toys to be infused with life. He’s accomplished that with this toy. When you check out his beloved toy soldiers and wooden animals, you’ll see more of what I’m talking about.

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Create and decorate!

Create and decorate!

One of my children’s very first toys and a keepsake of mine is the Zolo Collection of wooden play sculptures.

The Zolo5, pictured here, is a unique limited edition toy. The set contains 32 hand-crafted pieces that are sure to provide hours of creative entertainment for kids ages 7 and up.

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The Making of a Bookworm

The Making of a Bookworm

Every parent wants a child who is an avid reader? It may take some time, but there are many simple ways to gift your child with the love of books. These strategies can help you make a Bookworm:

1. Your child must see you reading.
He'll wonder what's so intriguing. This is the first step to picking up a book on his own.

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Toy Fact: Hula Hoops

Toy Fact: Hula Hoops

The Hula Hoop began as a simple wooden ring sold in retails stores in 1957. They were such a hit that the company began manufacturing them in bright colors made of plastic.

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Built for Beauty and Brains

Built for Beauty and Brains

Wooden toy. Vibrant colors. Stimulating creative play. With these simple, colorful blocks by Twig you and your child can check off all the elements to an engaging and educating play experience. This long-lasting toy entertains for hours.

It’s a proven fact that structure building advances a child’s development. Cubes and rectangular rods fit together like puzzle pieces to create airy structures that look beautiful in the playroom.

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