Gift Ideas

My Toddler’s Top 3 Birthday Gift Toys

I wanted to do this post for a while. I am glad I waited, since I can list only the toys that withstood the test of wearing off novelties. # 1 Gift: Kids House Cleaning 6 pcs Set Originally it was a gift for my five year old. He LOVED it.  And… so did my [...]

Calico Critters – the Cutest Pictures

Recently we took a walk (with a photo camera) to Educational Toys Planet’s Calico Critters Land. Here are some cute pictures we were able to fetch from there. Talk about some fun activities that inspire creativity! Gift Ideas for a 3 Year Old Science Kits for Kids: from Childrens Play to Rocketships Pretend Play – [...]

10 Cute Animals Playing With Cute Toy Animals

At the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, a male koala joey sits next to a toy koala in an attempt to make taking his weight easier. The little guy left his mother’s pouch after six months for the first time, and is one of two newborn koala joeys. Cats are experts at amusing themselves with toys. [...]

A Puzzling World of Fun

Who doesn’t love a puzzle? Whether you’re young or old, puzzles can provide a fun and relaxing form of entertainment and even learning! As a child, puzzles are an educational toy that can be enjoyed alone on a rainy day indoors or together when “there’s nothing to do.” Puzzles help children develop fine motor skills, thinking [...]

Science Kits for Kids: from Childrens Play to Rocketships

A science kit may seem like an idea from days gone by; a curiosity you might buy at a general store or a Woolworths, but that idea could not be further from reality. As a parent (or teacher) you are looking for ways to give your child a head start on learning. A box of [...]

Pretend Play – Transporting your Imagination!

Let’s strap on our thinking caps, get our creative juices flowing, imagine, and PLAY! “Pretend play” is a wonderful combination of these exhilarating activities – and an engaging favorite of all children! One of the most wonderful things about children is their amazing wonder and uninhabited creativity. You can give a child one empty cardboard [...]