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First day of summer celebration: kick start the funnest season ever!

The last day of school, the first day of summer. Whatever you name that day, it is a major highlight on the calendar for kids everywhere. Want to really connect with your kids? Show them you realize how much this moment means to them with the easiest celebration ideas ever! Our family has a few festive […]

Free Personalization – for a Limited Time!

Personalized Play from Melissa & Doug! We admit it . . . at Melissa & Doug we love toys and fun! Our favorite childhood memories are filled with laughter and games, and many precious moments as parents include play-centered activities with our kids! Playtime can be even more exciting, with products customized using Melissa & Doug’s personalization service. And for a limited […]

Sensory Benefits of Gardening with Kids

This post is brought to us by our guest blogger Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures. This time of year is always a great time to get outside and explore the garden with your children. It is full of flowers, planting and digging in the dirt. Not only are these things fun and exciting for kids, […]

Sibling Water Play with Baby

This sibling activities post is brought to us by guest blogger Kim Vij atThe Educators’ Spin On It There is one thing that draws children together regardless of their ages… it’s water! Think of how much fun you had as a kid around water. Water play can be a fun way for siblings to connect. […]

Gardening With Your Kids

This gardening with your kids post post was brought to us by guest blogger Sara Zenner from Bitz & Giggles. As a child, growing up, I always had access to a garden in our backyard. Every summer I helped my parents tend to it, planting seeds, pulling weeds and enjoying all of the delicious fresh […]

Dear Moms: What are your favorite things about being a mother?

Mother’s Day is this weekend and we want to take a moment to pause and ask YOU … Dear Moms: What are your favorite things about being a mother? Be sure to pop on over to Facebook and share your answer. Our Blog Ambassadors replied… Watching my husband grow into a great father … and […]

Be an Astronaut!

These Astronaut activities are brought to us by guest blogger Julie Kieras at HappyStrongHome. The first Friday in May is Space Day, a celebration created by Lockheed Martin. Our family recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C., where we enjoyed the National Air and Space Museum. So I knew my boys would love exploring […]

Connecting After Discipline

This post on connecting after discipline is brought to you by Melissa & Doug and written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Click here to see more posts from this series. When parents use the term “discipline,” we often think “punishment.” When we discipline our child in this mindset, thinking the goal is to have […]

Tummy Time Play!

This tummy time post was provided for the Melissa & Doug blog by guest blogger Cindy Utzinger, pediatric Occupational Therapist. Tummy time…it’s something we know we should do with our infants but why?  Some babies like it, some babies tolerate it, and some babies want nothing to do with it! So, should we really help our […]