Usher & Son Ride with Froggy Kickball!

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Usher (@UsherRaymondIV) tweeted this photo of quality father-son time with Melissa & Doug’s Froggy Kickball! “Saturday’s are the best!!! We’re havin’ the time of our life!! This is swag!!! Dad Swag!! LOL http://yfrog.com/h8r81yoj.” See the original photo here Froggy Kickball: This bright-green Froggy-face ball will encourage happy times in your backyard or on the playground! [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 2 Camp Badge

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Well done, camper! Here’s your Session 2 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 second week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus activity: a [...]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 2 (ends 6/19) Grub Scouts Sprinkler

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Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Grub Scouts Sprinkler Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/19/12. One winner will receive our Grub Scouts Sprinkler! Grub Scouts Sprinkler: Be prepared for watery fun when you attach this durable, whimsical sprinkler to your garden hose. An entire troop of Grub Scouts have popped up to work on their [...]

Spread the Word: Camp Is in Session!

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Have you heard about Camp Sunny Patch? It’s a summer full of free, printable, do-at-home activities to keep little “campers” moving, creating and having a blast. Our “camp counselors” are some favorite bloggerswe know you’ll love . . . and we’d love to get you involved, too!Share the news about Camp Sunny Patch on your [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Camp In!

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Make your next sleepover a camping adventure . . . indoors! Set up a tent and sleeping bags in the living room or playroom, then add special touches to fill your campsite with fun. Add balloons to bounce around the tent, provide flashlights for shadow puppets, pack some trail mix in single-serve baggies . . [...]

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 [...]