|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Stay Busy this Summer with Melissa & Doug’s “Virtual” Camp
Camp Sunny Patch begins Monday June 4, Online
May 30, 2012 – Wilton, CT – To kids, the start of summer means freedom and fun! But to parents, planning summer days can be daunting. How can we give kids the adventure they crave within safe boundaries? How can we challenge them to learn all season long? How can we find time to plan a summer’s-worth of answers to “What will we do today?”
Melissa & Doug, makers of classic toys and proud ambassadors of creative play, are thrilled to announce Camp Sunny Patch—a week-by-week activity guide to a summer full of active, imaginative play. Hosted at blog.MelissaAndDoug.com, Camp Sunny Patch casts a team of star Blog Ambassadors as “camp counselors.” The counselors host themed “camp sessions” in categories such as water play, arts & crafts, scavenger hunts and other camp favorites, through free printable play guides.
How it works: Families can print and post monthly calendars, available exclusively on the Melissa & Doug blog and to email subscribers, for a taste of what each month will hold. Then each week you download a session guide to delve into greater detail of the activity ideas, games, crafts and much more. The blog even features printable camp badges! In addition, optional camp-themed surprises will be available throughout the summer on Facebook and Twitter.
Melissa & Doug recognizes that parents are looking for affordable activities for their children. Creating Camp Sunny Patch was a way to create tremendous value for parents by offering low-cost, creative activities for kids for the entire summer. Creative Play should be available for everyone. The weekly activities from Camp Sunny Patch are a great way to get started.
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