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Crafting in Clay: Handmade Christmas Ornaments

This handmade Christmas ornaments craft is shared by our guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome! My boys love the tactile experience of play dough, and since this was our get-the-tree weekend, I asked if they’d like to create some handmade Christmas ornaments out of clay to decorate our tree! My oldest son especially was enthused […]

Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Wishlist!

Great Gifts for Your Holiday Wishlist Are you putting the finishing touches on your holiday wishlist? There are so many wonderful gift options for kids, like stuffed animals, toy trucks, trains, pretend play sets, arts & crafts kits and more. We’d like to share a few more gift ideas with you…and hope you will help […]

Holiday Crafts and Homemade Gifts

Special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. shares some holiday crafts for kids! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is upon us and kids of all ages can feel the excitement in the air. Having your children involved in making super fun Holiday Crafts can come in handy for […]

8 simple mess-free Christmas crafts for kids

Our family LOVES this time of year. Show us a Christmas project and we’re on it like tinsel on a tree. But when there’s only a few weeks to get all our festive fun in, I need to make sure we’re using our time wisely. That means easier dinners on busy weeknights, lots of online […]

A Glittery Hanukkah Craft for Kids

Our Blog Ambassador Valerie of Inner Child Fun shares how to make this glittery Hanukkah craft that’s perfect for kids! There’s so much excitement in the air during the holidays. With the lighting of the candles and the spinning of the dreidel, Hanukkah brings many special moments that the whole family can share! Keeping children involved […]

Classic Toys and Timeless Favorites

From babies to toddlers, to preschoolers and beyond, Melissa & Doug classic toys are timeless favorites for kids. These classic playtime activities feature engaging themes, innovative designs and heirloom quality craftsmanship, for play time experiences that never go out of style! In fact, many of our toys become cherished playthings that are passed down from child to […]

6 Family Travel Tips

Family travel tips, from Cindy Utzinger, pediatric Occupational Therapist. One of my family’s favorite things is traveling to see our family and friends. Well, I should say we love seeing family and friends, but sometimes the travel part can be a little overwhelming. I want to share some family travel tips with you to help make […]

Great Toys for Little Builders

Check out these creative play options for your little builders, from our guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome! If you give a baby or a toddler two items, guaranteed it won’t take long before they try to stack them on top of each other. Figuring out how things fit together is one of those innate […]

Treats for Future Foodies!

Our Blog Ambassador, Tiffany Dahle of Peanut Blossom, has been busy whipping up a delightful mix of the “tastiest” play ingredients for future foodies. Junior chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs of tomorrow can serve up high tea, bake up the finest in pretend play patisseries, or add some extra flavor to their favorite make-believe meals. Something fresh and new is […]