Tag: creative play

Help Me! I’m Living With Hoarders!

I am a tidy and organized individual. My daughters, on the other hand, are total hoarders! Yes, just like on the A&E television show. They are obsessed with collecting junk and they refuse to throw anything away. Their ‘junk piles’ and purses filled with ‘neat stuff’ are driving me crazy! My middle daughter is the

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Thrifty Thursday: DIY Gender-Neutral Dollhouse

NEWSFLASH: Dollhouses are NOT just for girls! Even some top toy retailers are catching on to this fact according to this article on Daily Mail. They even have educational benefits and can promote the development of social, emotional, and intellectual skills when children start to explore dialogue and role-play. Growing up, I always wanted a dollhouse but did not get

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Create it Saturday: Rubber Glove Finger Puppets

My oldest daughter, Caroline, is two and a half years old and I have noticed lately that her imagination has really begun to develop. I listen to the conversations she has with her imaginary friends (one of which is named Peter and he is only about 4 inches tall) and find them absolutely adorable! I

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Wisdom Wednesday

“You cannot tell me you’re bored!” Encouraging True “Free Play” A few weeks back, I wrote about the importance of true free play…play that is completely child-driven and free from any directions from grown-ups. This is the kind of play that happens when kids are left to create their own fun, and incidentally, this kind

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