Skill Building: Help your Preschooler Develop Healthy Friendships

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Encourage problem solving. Give children the opportunity to figure out resolutions to their conflict. Pose the question, “What can we do about this?” Reinforce Positive Behavior. When children are playing together, try to catch them engaging in appropriate behavior. Comment on how nice it was that they shared the buckets or that they took turns [...]

Camp Sunny Patch Session 1 Giveaway (ends 6/12)

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Click to Enter Camp Sunny Patch Session 1 Giveaway: Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Maritime Mates Undersea Treasure Hunt Pool Toy! Enter on our Facebook fan page now! Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/12/12. One winner will receive our Undersea Treasure Hunt Pool Toy! More about Maritime Mates Undersea Treasure Hunt: Splash into [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 1 Camp Badge

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Well done, camper! Here’s your Session 1 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great first week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll notice that we’ve included an awesome [...]

Skill Building: 5 Ways to Promote a Happy Team-Sports Activity

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Make a Game Plan. Talk with your child about what to expect: The length of the season and frequency of practice, for instance. Explain that being part of a team is a commitment, and the team will rely on him/her to be there every time. As encouragement, make a chart or checklist where your child [...]

Twitter Party: Camp Sunny Patch Orientation!

Text Version: Twitter Party! Monday, June 4, 2010 at 9pm ET Camp Sunny Patch Orientation! All the fun of summer camp . . . right in your own backyard! Hashtag #CampSunnyPatch Follow us on Twitter @MelissaAndDoug RSVP to be eligible to win giveaways during the party! See you there for fun, friendship, and of course, [...]

Press Release: Camp Sunny Patch

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 [...]

Camp Sunny Patch Logos and Buttons

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Copy & paste the following code to use the button above on your blog: [sourcecode language="html"] <a href="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/camp-sunny-patch-guide/"><img src="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/new-sp-camp-logo_oc31.jpg?w=450" alt="Melissa and Doug’s Camp Sunny Patch Official Camper" width="285" height="306" /></a>[/sourcecode] Copy & paste the following code to use the button above on your blog: [sourcecode language="html"] <a href="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/camp-sunny-patch-guide/"><img src="http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/test21.jpg" alt="Melissa and Doug’s Camp Sunny Patch [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: June Activities Printable Poster

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Click Here to download Camp Sunny Patch June Activities Printable Poster WELCOME, CAMPERS! Are you ready to kick off a summer full of play? Check out our first month’s Camp Sunny Patch calendar–your guide to summer-camp fun at home! Be sure to post it where everyone in your “cabin” can see–it’s a sneak peek at [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Water Balloon Group Fun

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Need a simple group play idea that won’t cost a fortune but will bring a million laughs? Keep a bag of balloons on hand. The key to long toss-and-catch games is underfilling the water balloons! Keep them small, only filling them until they begin to expand, and you’ll have a group of happy kids playing [...]