Does a game that you download today to a telephone or an iPad stand the same test of time? Are they merely props or all consuming? Can you pass them down to a child 20 years from now?
If your kid tends to get attached to his or her toys, there's probably a box full of old action figures or plastic dolls lying around somewhere. Put those toys to use without tossing them. Make a lamp! In about an hour, you can give your kid's favorite toys a new life while getting organized.
It is important to balance playtime indoors and outdoors. Outdoor play gives children extra benefits and should be encouraged as much as possible.
It's easy to buy toy kitchen utensils for girls and model airplanes for boys without another thought -- but there may be reasons not to.
We found his brother mid-smile, with a ray of sunshine across his face and his hair a golden tussle. I held the moment as long as I could, willing the story to end on this page.
Parents want to know more about play for children between age 9 and 12. During this period of development, children experience rapid social maturation and physical growth. They are in transition.
One day, I was (over) preparing to have a baby, and now I have a 10-year-old. I can't really tell you how the biggest chunk of his childhood has already happened and is already in the books, but it is. It's done. I hope it was good.
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.
Happy birthday, Barbie! In honor of the beloved doll's 54th birthday on Saturday, we decided to take a look back at all of the bridal Barbies that hav...
Growing up in an affluent suburb, I was among the fortunate. I had a beautiful house. I went to a good school. I had every opportunity in front of me and never longed for anything. Yet it was a pile of plastic toys that would change my life forever.
The 110th Annual Toy Fair was recently held in New York City. It was filled with many familiar toys from my childhood as well as a host of innovative items that one could not have imagined 10 or 20 years ago.
Toddlers actively explore their world and want to touch, smell and taste everything. Watch carefully and "child proof" your home and the child's plays...
This year, the "T" in toy stands for tumult. As I walked the seemingly never-ending aisles of the 110th annual American International Toy Fair at the ...
Our daughters are awash in princesses and pink. Is this pinkification and princess obsession harming our girls? Is being a princess a career? I put these questions to Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.
Whatever you select to play with, make it a great opportunity to learn something new, be more creative, and take ample time to relax, and experience more joyful play times.
Despite the occasional factory fire or sweatshop media exposé, American consumers have largely inured themselves to the status quo of exploiting the Global South as our overseas workshop for cheap clothes, toys and gadgets.