Play Ideas

Marble Mania. Math and small motor activities for kids from preschoolers to school age

My little adorable toddler, the Big Button, is busy sifting marbles to and from. Clickety-cluck. The door bursts open and his older brother, Smiles, rushes through the door. The daily explosion of greetings and hugs is cut short as he notices the colorful marbles, spoons, tongs and ice cube trays: he is heading straight for [...]

Head Full of Marbles. Great sorting activity for preschool kids.

I always looked at them as a choking hazard.  My kids always found them so attractive to handle, roll, transfer from one container to the next.  My mom always believed it was ok, if done under supervision.  And then I haven’t seen marbles for a really long time, until rediscovered to hem in a completely [...]

5 kids indoor activities to have fun on a snow or bad weather day

My kids LOVE winter.  They LOVE everything about it: winter sports activities, playing in a snow, hot chocolate, and… the indoor fun!  Both kids and I can’t wait for a snow day…  What do we do?   Here is our top 5 favorites from the last stormy days: Rainbow colored snow Supplies: snow, food coloring or [...]

12 unique toy gift ideas for kids

These days kids have everythings. Well, at least a lot. It is not easy to surprise them with a toy gift. That does not make the gift giving easier for parents and grandparents. How to find an original toy in the vast sea of playthings? Educational Toys Planet is always on a mission to find unique, [...]

10 best MATH toys. Educational gift ideas

Who said that math is boring? We can assure children and parents that with the right play tools, learning mathematics can be fun! Find these math toys that were hand-picked by preschool and elementary school teachers to help parents and grandparents to shop for the smartest holiday gifts. 1. Math Keyboard – Multiplication This educational [...]

10 best toys for toddlers: hand-picked by professionals

In the ocean of kids products it is not easy to choose the right gift for the little one. We addressed the question which toys can be recommended for children 1-3 years to the children care professionals. With the help of the Academy Pediatrics office of Manalapan, NJ, and Goddard School teachers we could compile [...]