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Pretend Play Pen Pals and Mailboxes in Classrooms

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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CF805-193 805-197-B - As We Grow Kids Furniture

As We Grow™: Affordable and Chic Kid’s Furniture for 2022

If you ask savvy parents and educators how they stick to their budget, many similar responses will likely come to light. The most effective techniques tend to revolve around shopping for items perceived to provide the most value. Yet, “value” is hard to pin down and define. It’s subjective. More…

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ANG1535P-Nature Reading Cube for Biophilic Design for Classrooms

Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Classroom

Technology has significantly affected our culture. Children appear to have become the most profoundly affected age group. Their whole lives revolve around technology, and they have never known a day without it. Can the absence of nature’s elements in the educational environment cause stress levels to be elevated? Can More…

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Rest Time Tips for a Safe and Healthy Sleeping Space

Rest Time: Tips for Creating Safe and Healthy Spaces

Children are wired to respond positively to predictable routines. Rest time is no exception to this rule. When childcare centers, preschools and other kinds of early education classrooms designate specific areas for children to nap, everyone wins. Little ones of different ages will have different needs when it comes More…

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Christmas Wrapping Station and The Whatsit

How To Use The Whatsit as a Holiday Wrapping Station

GUEST POST At Children’s Factory, we love to see customers using our play equipment and furniture in “outside-the-box” ways. TinkerWonderPlay does a great job by showing us how The Whatsit™ can be used as a holiday wrapping station. The Whatsit™ is our kids’ couch that was designed to double More…

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ANG9002-Reimagining Gen A. Learning Environments

Reimagining the Gen. A Learning Environment

A child’s learning environment can significantly affect everything from performance and well-being to their ability to process information and achieve academic success. Gen A. refers to Generation Alpha. This age group starts with children born in 2012 and will continue through those born till about 2025. (This constitutes approximately 48 million children in More…

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The Magical World of Reading and The Whatsit

The Magical World of Reading

Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, was published in 1960 and has inspired many children to build a fort. Can you imagine what it must have been like to be a 12-year-old girl stranded alone on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean? Reading books is a More…

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CF349-070 Build forts with your kids with The Whatsit

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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321-938-How to Move Littles Through the Stages of Play

How to Move Kids Through the Stages of Play

Have you ever noticed when you play a sport or engage in any activity with someone who is slightly more skilled, it often stimulates and motivates you to up your game? This principle is universal and applies to people of all ages and skill levels. Learning from others is More…

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Higher EQ and help from an MKO helps learning

Higher EQ: The Formula for Better Learning

Do littles have stress in their lives? It probably comes as no surprise the answer is yes. Children experience stress over small things like whether their jeans look cool, but they also worry about more important issues. Children who have anxiety over their ability to learn, whether their parents More…

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