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
One of the exciting things about having young children around is to witness their enormous potential for creativity. Kids love building, drawing and painting, making up and acting out stories, inventing songs and games. Given the right conditions, they can do this kind of thin.... read more
Becoming a parent throws a person right into the deep end, over and over. It starts with caring for a newborn, and we think it can't get any more daunting than that. But then, a few years down the line, you may find yourself coaching a sport you've never played, or, goodness f.... 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
What parent doesn't want to be a "creative" parent? Our kids are brimming with energy and creativity, and we'd love to be able to join in with them or help them come up with fantastic and doable crafts, art projects, recipes, or science experiments.It's a wonderful ide.... read more
Why take our children to see live theater? To some parents, the idea seems about as much fun as bringing the kids on an airplane trip: any endeavor that involves asking children under ten to sit still and keep quiet for an extended period of time has the potential to .... read more
Children and theater. Theater and children. It's such a great combination. Any show featuring kids is bound to have a lot of charm, no matter its other strengths or weaknesses. Many kids love performing and aren't nearly as self-conscious about it as adults. To them, puttin.... read more
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
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