Play Ideas

A preschooler + a driveway + a box of chalk = really fun learning opportunity

Sitting on a sidewalk next to mommy. Waiting for the last school bus for this summer to bring an older brother home. Last day. My own preschooler is a third kid in a family, so, while he gets the most kisses and “baby-of-the-family” privileges, he gets the least in terms of development and learning. He [...]

Having a BLAST learning: mentos and diet soda science experiment

Dropping a little white sweet candy into a big dark bottle of coke produces one of the most exhilarating effects: a big and watery explosion. Two mentoes – bigger explosion. Five – ogogogo! Behold and step back! With absolute certainty I can say that this science experiment was definitely a blast: mentoes make a myriad [...]

Rocket obsession gone wild. My kids favorite play rockets

We are moving the bed. Pushing the heavy dresser Into the room. Heavy… Yes, honey, you are getting a new bed! And this dresser is for comfy storage of all of your favorite toys (or another way of hiding the messy clutter). Yes, you are such a big boy. Oh, you don’t want all these [...]

What’s cooking? Top 7 pretend food toys

Dough Food Court Food Sculpting Playdough Set 3 years + Dough Food Court guarantees hours of creative cooking and colorful yummy recipes designed by your preschool chef! Develops skills: creativity, imagination, manipulative skills, craft skills Smart Snacks Number Pops Counting Toy 2 years + Count the dots and match numbers playing with this set of eduTASTYnal Smart Snacks [...]

Let it fly! 7 awesome toys that teach about flight

1. Ultralight Airplanes Gliders Building Science Kit 8 years + With plastic and bamboo parts from this Thames & Kosmos’ project kit construct ultralight model gliders and learn the basic information about flight, gravity and principles of physics. Develops skills: flight, physics, science, experimental skills, observation skills, building skills, pretend play 2. Strato Slam Rocket Battle Blast [...]

10 playthings that ease math learning

Learning math concepts can be frustrating for both children and parents. Find the toys that help understanding mathematics. Approved by teachers and parents, these learning playthings will teach kids in the best way – by playing. 1. Geometric Shapes 3D Building Set 5 years + Build 2D and 3D shapes with this geometry learning construction toy! Develops [...]