Play Ideas

Hot toys for warmer days. Top 10 new outdoor toys

We are so ready for spring this year! Fresh air, sunlight, sand, water, sport games, playground time, fun with friends – these are precious gifts of the warm weather for our kids. And it’s getting closer and closer! What’s hot in the world of the outdoor play? We recently added some awesome outdoor playthings to [...]

The Magic School Bus theme birthday party. Preparation

This party probably was one of the most successful ones we ever made. We did it both this year for my dear smiley boy’s six birthday and when his big brother turned four years and years ago. It was just too good to pass the opportunity to do it again. We sent out the invitations [...]

10 unique art & craft kits for kids

Children love creating something with their own hands. Creative art & crafts kits from toy retailers offer great crafting ideas. Just one problem. There are so many various craft kits on the toy market, that it’s getting harder and harder for parents and gift givers to find the unique ones. We tried to compile a [...]

Delicious recipe how to organize the best play kitchen for kids

Weather your little one is a boy or a girl, a well set up kids’ kitchen will attract him like a magnet. All three of my boys went through a phase of playing in a kitchen with a great vigor; every little girl’s eyes just light up as soon as she walks through our door [...]

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 [...]