Career Day for Kids: Exploring Occupations through Play

Career Day for Kids: 10 great ways to explore occupations! “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s a question all children seem to hear. Think about all of the exciting adult careers you wanted to have, as a child! You may have even followed your childhood dreams and be working in […]

Taking a Family Timeout: Family Night

This Connecting with your Kids post is brought to us by guest blogger Sara Zenner from Bitz & Giggles. Life sure has been busy lately. Running the kids here and there, rushing in the morning to get to work on time, preparing meals, doing the laundry – life just never seems to slow down. And I’ve come […]

Developing Children’s Fine Motor Skills: An Activity Roundup

Today, we’re sharing a compilation of easy and engaging toy, game, and activity ideas to support and enhance children’s fine motor development. Whereas gross motor skills involve large-scale bodily movements (like running and jumping), fine motor skills are what help infants, toddlers, and school-age children control and use the tiny muscles in their hands and […]

Give the gift of Classic Toys this Back to School Season!

Melissa & Doug classic toys – like this sturdy wooden school bus play set – are carefully crafted with children in mind. Each toy has an innovative design, classic and dynamic colors, and cheerful graphics. Created to stimulate creative play every day at school, home and on the go, these classic toys are beloved by children […]

Happy Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set : Wooden Play Food : Toy Cupcakes Set by Melissa & Doug Are you ready to celebrate Chocolate Cupcake Day? Be sure your little baker uses the oven mitt to remove these four delectable-looking wooden cupcakes from their cupcake baking tray! This special set has three dry-erase markers shaped like […]