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Dramatic Play Kitchens: A Recipe for Raising Healthier Children

Dramatic Play and National Nutrition Month

A Recipe for Raising Healthier Children March is National Nutrition Month. It provides a perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to begin training children about the importance of nutrition and health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an amazingly comprehensive toolkit designed to equip you with games, activities, More…

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Hop, Play & Learn: Carpet Bundles

Early education is constantly emphasizing the importance of merging learning with playing. Toddlers and preschoolers respond positively to any activity focusing on these two core ingredients. When one is missing, the activity falls short in terms of the impact it has on kids. It’s akin to setting out to More…

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss 10 Ways in 10 Days

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This is your chance to transform your classroom into a Seuss-tastic fun zone. The annual event is the brainchild of the National Education Association. Designed to encourage children to read, this annual event becomes more Seuss-a-rific when More…

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TinkerWonderPlay Dramatic Play Theme for Valentine's Day

Dramatic Play: Sweet Treats Bake Shop

Guest Blog by TinkerWonderPlay Children love to use their imaginations. There is no denying it. A fun way to refresh your dramatic play area is to give it a creative theme. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, converting your child’s pretend play kitchen into a Sweet Treats More…

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Valentines Day and Pen Pals are fun for kids

Valentine’s Day, Pen Pals & Pretend Play

Today’s world of lightning-fast internet connections might make it hard for Gen. A kids to imagine what it was like to communicate with people far from home solely through handwritten letters. In prior generations, letters might have taken weeks (or even months) to arrive at their destination. Some letters More…

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Magic, Fort Building and The Whatsit™

There is a magical world of fort building happening all over the world. Whether built indoors or out, experts say kids love constructing forts and their growth and development benefits during the process. It all starts with a little imagination and the tools needed to get started. The Whatsit™ More…

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Transform Awkward Corners into Usable Space

Converting Ugly Duckling Classroom Corners into Usable Space

Everyone has probably struggled to fill an awkward corner in their home at some point. Filling those corners in daycares and preschools can be even more challenging. Utilizing dead space in your classroom is a perfect opportunity to amp up the fun-quotient children experience throughout the day. It also More…

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Road Rugs: How to Inspire Learning Through Playing

Winning the Battle with Boredom Put any child in a room with just a few random objects and nothing else for entertainment and they will automatically begin using those items to play. Commonly, they will lose themselves in a make-believe world inspired by just those few random objects. Children More…

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Pretend Play Helps Raise Compassionate Children

How to Use Pretend Play to Raise Compassionate Children?

Raising kids to be compassionate doesn’t usually happen by accident. Our Sweat Suit Dolls and Special Needs Accessories were designed to nurture these emotions and thought processes during pretend play so they become baked into a child’s DNA. Pretend Play with a Purpose Often, we think of pretend play More…

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Maximize Results by Using All 5 Senses During Play Activities

Every child can benefit from sensory play activities. It stimulates the brain and builds neural pathways that improve sensory processing systems. Many sensory activities are also used to encourage social play and pretend play. Engaging 2-3 of your child’s senses during any one activity is usually considered a job More…

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