From the dress-up and role play our little ones love, it's a just small step to the stage. What stage, you ask? The one right in your living room, in the playroom, on the patio or wherever fancy strikes.As their imaginative worlds become more complex and their understanding .... read more
Choosing a present for a child is a very different experience than picking out something for an adult. Or so it seems to us after several weeks of struggling to decide on just the right token for family members and friends of all ages. If it’s an adult you’re shopp.... read more
We're all familiar with the captivating heroes that have long graced the pages of comic books, and come to life on movie screens with a Pow! and a Bang! Batman and Robin, Captain America, Superman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman, to name a few. But what about superheroes who exi.... read more
It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a superhero dashing across your living room! Or was that your preschooler sprinting to the kitchen to snag another yogurt from the fridge? What with the mask, the cape and the extreme speed, who can tell?Yes, we have a few superhero-obsess.... read more
Kids' obsessions come and kids' obsessions go, but a few seem here to stay. Superheroes, for instance.Anyone who may have thought that superheroes were so 20th century has clearly been proven wrong. If anything, superheroes are bigger than ever these days. The movi.... read more
Children are born explorers and born artists. These two traits are different sides of the same coin. Small children are bound to discover their world as well as their own creative ability to contribute the world. The two endeavors go hand in hand.Creativity not only brings .... read more
As adults, we often have to remind ourselves to let go, to suspend our disbelief and just go with all the wild impossibilities that pretend play posits. (Or maybe you are a clever one who already knew that fairies are real!) But for our kids, the line between real and imagin.... read more
It seems obvious that if you want to make any day special, then you need to do something, well, special. You need to do something different, something you don't do every day. Today, we're talking about throwing your everyday schedule out the window and just getting out with yo.... read more
We spend a lot of time making the rounds with our kids. From home to playground, to school drop-off and pick-up, to the grocery store to the bank machine, to the pediatrician’s office (hopefully not too often), and back again. If you were to write the whole schedule .... read more
Our kids require a lot time and attention, don’t they? They have all kinds of needs and desires clamoring to be met. At the same time, small children are amazingly easy to please, even delight. As we go about our everyday routines with them, it takes only a bit of.... read more
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