Archive for Author: YaelG

Melissa and Doug Collection

Everything is for Sale! Our Town is filled with goodies from our friends at Melissa and Doug. They sent us SO MANY toys and we must share it with you. All the toys are for sale. We carefully choose each toy that we know you’ll love to play with....

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Party Food, Loot-Bags and Balloons

Need something extra for your party? We have added many options to make your party stress-free and full of fun. Food Options: We have options that range from pizza, sandwiches, wraps, fruit and veggie platters, to a delicious assortment of pastries and desserts. Don’t forget about our coffee options...

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Boredom: Why It’s Good for Your Child

“Mom, Dad….I’m bored.” Makes you feel put on the spot, right? You might even feel like you’re a bad parent. Most of us pressured to solve this “problem” right away. We usually respond to our kids’ boredom by providing technological entertainment or structured activities. But that’s actually counter-productive. Children...

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Children with Anxiety and Play

Sometimes children are anxious or exhibit anti-social behaviour in daycare/school. It might hamper their academic development and they might be disruptive in class. Some schools may even suggest seeing a psychologist as they believe the child could be on the autism spectrum or have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

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The Importance of Routine in Kids Life

One of the most important things that you can do to make your child feel safe is to establish a. Children tend to feel secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet...

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The Importance of Free Play for Kids

Is your child getting her recommended daily amount of free play time? There are many benefits for simple, unstructured play. These are times when she uses her imagination or enjoys physical activity rather than being coached on a team or watching electronic entertainment. Over-scheduled Kids With all of the structured activities...

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The Importance of Pretend Play

We often hear parents, teachers and caretakers gripe about how they cannot get their kids to sit still. Research shows that the main reason kids are unable to focus and socialize properly can be traced back to a lack of play in their childhood. A recent article by Angela...

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HOW PRETEND PLAY HELPS CHILDREN LEARN

Where can you find police officers, veterinarians, office workers, princesses, karate instructors, and chefs all happily working side by side? In a dramatic play area of a classroom, of course. A child’s pretend play in classrooms or at home is often considered fun and imaginative, but with limited educational...

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