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young boy looking at an exhibit at a children's museum
One of the things I’ve learned as a Let’s Play Ambassador this year is sometimes play takes planning. Parents and kids lead busy lives. Therefore, we need to become more intentional regarding play. Now that the holidays are here and our days are filled with parties, shopping, cooking and hosting...
One of the things I’ve learned as a Let’s Play Ambassador this year is sometimes play takes...
group of four board games
As our kids grow and change, so do their play needs. It’s easy to assume that pre-teens don’t need play any longer, but they do! Their bodies and minds still benefit from play, whether it’s creative, indoor play or more active outdoor play. Play keeps us all young at heart and it’s a great way to...
As our kids grow and change, so do their play needs. It’s easy to assume that pre-teens don’t need...
boy playing with a balloon
Now that kids are going back to school, they are spending most of their day sitting down and learning. When they get home from school, it’s time for homework, dinner, baths or showers and bedtime. There isn’t much time to play during the week, so when the weekends come around, be sure to take...
Now that kids are going back to school, they are spending most of their day sitting down and...
young boy pushing his bike up the driveway
Getting your kids to play outside in the dog days of summer can be a challenge. At the risk of stating the obvious – it’s hot. Some places are more humid than others, but regardless of where you are the one constant is that at some point in the day kids will be outside playing. Sometimes the trick...
Getting your kids to play outside in the dog days of summer can be a challenge. At the risk of...
two kids riding bikes
Summer is winding down here in our household and it’s bittersweet. The start of a new school year brings excitement, but the hours spent playing outside are cut short. The time spent in imaginary castles or just running around the backyard without a plan in mind is reduced because of bedtime,...
Summer is winding down here in our household and it’s bittersweet. The start of a new school year...
two children passing a paper racing baton
Finding simple ways to get the kids outside and moving is essential on a daily basis. One way to get them working together and on various skills is to set up relays. These events can include just two kids for various relay actions or more to create teams and races. With just two or three kids, you...
Finding simple ways to get the kids outside and moving is essential on a daily basis. One way to...
young boy playing with a hula hoop in yard
There are so many new things on store shelves today that I wish I would have had as a kid- water balloons that fill up in seconds, chalk that glows in the dark, the list goes on. But sometimes, there’s nothing better than playing with a classic! I recently pulled out the hula hoops that had been...
There are so many new things on store shelves today that I wish I would have had as a kid- water...
Kids Summer Swimming - Let's Play
As a Let’s Play ambassador, I’ve been thinking more and more about the ways in which my kids play and the ways I loved to play when I was a kid. In 1980, when I was nine years old, I spent my summers by the pool, trying to stay cool under the sweltering South Texas sun. Back then, times were (or...
As a Let’s Play ambassador, I’ve been thinking more and more about the ways in which my kids play...
Easy Outdoor Bean Bag Games
In the midst of summer, while the kids are steadily chanting "I'm bored" no matter how much we are doing, I have to creatively come up with quick ways to keep them entertained. In the age of technology, it’s important for me to find things that gets the kids off the couch and outside. With just the...
In the midst of summer, while the kids are steadily chanting "I'm bored" no matter how much we are...
twister mat with shaving cream
Summer break is halfway over, and we’ve been checking off our summer fun bucket list for almost two months already. With just over a month to go, that list is starting to get pretty short- and we’re starting to hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” If your kids are starting to run out of things to do,...
Summer break is halfway over, and we’ve been checking off our summer fun bucket list for almost two...
Waterballoon baseball game setup in the backyard
In the middle of summer, when the novelty wears off and the days seem like they will never end, moms and dads struggle with finding new and exciting ways to entertain. Sometimes, all you need to do is to add a twist or two to a simple game to help kids break out of the “I’m bored” phase, like...
In the middle of summer, when the novelty wears off and the days seem like they will never end,...
Boy collecting sea shells on the beach
Going to the beach can be a fun way to spend the summer with your kids. As you head out on your family beach vacation this year, these seven fun beach games for kids are perfect for keeping them busy while you soak up some sun rays. Make sure to slather on the sunscreen before enjoying some of...
Going to the beach can be a fun way to spend the summer with your kids. As you head out on your...

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