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Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Susan Pearse | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Susan Pearse

"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to say yes. I was tired, had a deadline looming and an hour's peace would have been great. But instead, I packed up a few things and we all headed outside.

Child's Play Is No Joke: A Mother and Toymaker's Mission to Unplug Playtime

Mary Beth Minton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Minton

As another beautiful sunny day was hastily snuffed out by the whipping of heavy drapes across the window to avoid the glare in the screen, I became fascinated -- and horrified -- by the power this screen held over my normally adventurous and outdoorsy kids.

Play That Makes Memories

Christopher Byrne | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Christopher Byrne

Memorable toys are those that aren't complete without the child, for a child's imagination is the best power source for a toy. Play has three direct benefits for kids: It allows them to have new experiences, explore the world and express themselves.

The Best Toys for Children in Primary Grades

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Children enrolled in the primary grades are actively involved in friendships, interested in learning, happily engaged in outdoor play, rapidly gaining skills, and expanding a wide variety of interests.

The Importance of Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

While a good play environment and the right types of toys are important, the participatory role of parents is crucial.

3 Signs You're A Creative Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Having the authority to open your mind in a designated area gives you both the freedom to imagine and the boundaries of knowing that whatever you dream up or create does not need to be subjected to the rules of reason that govern the rest of the world.

The Magic of Tiny Voices

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

The other morning my littlest daughter put on a full, Disney-esque princess show. She played all the characters with their different voices. She made ...