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The Never-Ending ‘Clean Up’ Cycle

The Never-Ending ‘Clean Up’ Cycle
If you're a parent, there’s no doubt that you've experienced (or are experiencing) the never-ending clean up cycle involved with raising kids, espe...

Painting Rock Bugs

Painting Rock Bugs
Bugs can be creepy and crawly, not to mention ouchie when they bite or sting, but not these super adorable googly-eyed painted rock bugs. This su...

The Best Corny Dad Jokes

The Best Corny Dad Jokes
Did you know that studies led by René Proyer, a psychologist at the University of Zurich, show that people who are playful appear to be better at c...

Bring Sensory Play To Your Easter Egg Hunt

Bring Sensory Play To Your Easter Egg Hunt
  Easter is here and the egg hunt is on! Easter usually means chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies, but if you're concerned about your child's s...

8 Ways Sensory Play Can Benefit Children With Autism

8 Ways Sensory Play Can Benefit Children With Autism
  April is Autism Awareness Month, a month to accept, understand, and celebrate neurodiversity and advocate for the rights of those diagnosed w...

The Benefits of Parallel Play

The Benefits of Parallel Play
Play is so important, as it helps children learn while having fun and allows them to learn at their own pace. But there are different types of pla...

Year Of The Tiger Craft

Year Of The Tiger Craft
     This Lunar New Year 2022 begins on February 1, 2022! And, the Chinese zodiac animal to represent 2022 is the tiger, making this super fun t...

6 Strategies To Teach Your Child Turn-Taking

6 Strategies To Teach Your Child Turn-Taking
Taking turns is a huge childhood accomplishment in interacting and socializing with others. Arguably one of the biggest accomplishments. The abili...

Melting Coloured Ice Sensory Activity

Melting Coloured Ice Sensory Activity
This ice-melting sensory activity will feel super cool with the contrast of cold ice and warm water. Watching the colours melt into the warm water...

Festive Fine Motor Pinecone Pom Pom Trees

Festive Fine Motor Pinecone Pom Pom Trees
  These Festive Fine Motor Pinecone Pom Pom Trees (say that fast, 10 times!) are a super-easy, super-fun holiday craft for children to create cute...

10 Characteristics Of Play

10 Characteristics Of Play
On the surface, play may just seem like, well, play - playing and having fun. But play is so much more than simply having fun. Playing actually pla...

What Is Play & Why Does It Matter?

What Is Play & Why Does It Matter?
  Some may argue that play doesn’t need to be defined, explained, or studied – people recognize play when they see it. Play is often seen as the o...