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New-York Historical Society’s Holiday Express exhibit is a magical wonderland of model trains and old-fashioned toys

New-York Historical Society's Holiday Express exhibit is a magical wonderland of model trains and old-fashioned toys

Train fever among our kids goes into overdrive during the holiday season: we watch Polar Express, pull out our old model train sets and lay track around the house, and love visiting train-themed holiday

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Kids can fashion handmade gifts and donate them to people in need via Little Loving Hands craft kits

Kids can fashion handmade gifts and donate them to people in need via Little Loving Hands craft kits

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Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be continuously assembled in any direction in thousands of different ways

Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be continuously assembled in any direction in thousands of different ways

Puzzles are one of our go-to rainy and snow day activities since they keeps kids’ hands busy for big chunks of time while they polish their motor and problem solving skills. This new galaxy-themed

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Girl invents KidKnits knitting kits to support women in Rwanda and Chile

Girl invents KidKnits knitting kits to support women in Rwanda and Chile

We love presents that give back, we love gifts that get our kids involved in crafts, and we especially love when forces align to create an activity/present that also helps others in need. Such is the

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Artist paints glow-in-the-dark starscape on child’s bedroom ceiling to help soothe him at bedtime

Artist paints glow-in-the-dark starscape on child's bedroom ceiling to help soothe him at bedtime

Unless you’re extremely fortunate, as a parent you have likely experienced at least one phase when your child has been mutinying against sleep. Such was the case with little Ben, whose family had

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Holiday-inspired Color-in-Dress lets kids design their own festive attire

Holiday-inspired Color-in-Dress lets kids design their own festive attire

The struggle for the ultimate holiday outfit is over, courtesy of a cotton dress that kids will clamor to color. With festive designs including candy canes, snowmen, a gingerbread house, and Christmas

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Infento lets kids build the life-size constructible rides of their dreams

Infento lets kids build the life-size constructible rides of their dreams

Give a kid some blocks or LEGO bricks, and she’ll build towers, bridges, castles, and all sorts of other contraptions. Give a kid an Infento, and you won’t believe what she’ll create.

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6 non-materialistic, experiential presents that are great for kids!

6 non-materialistic, experiential presents that are great for kids!

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Mom draws her daughter lunchbox napkin art portraits of feminists and their empowering quotes

Mom draws her daughter lunchbox napkin art portraits of feminists and their empowering quotes

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Move over, Elf on the Shelf — Kindness Elves spread the spirit of giving and gratitude all year long

Move over, Elf on the Shelf -- Kindness Elves spread the spirit of giving and gratitude all year long

If the idea of a judgmental elf watching your family at all hours and trying to catch them being naughty creeps you out a little bit, Kindness Elves are a sweet alternative. Kindness Elves emphasize

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“Hall of Curious Rocks” is a quirky Japanese museum devoted to rocks with faces

"Hall of Curious Rocks" is a quirky Japanese museum devoted to rocks with faces

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Chichibu, a city located two hours from Tokyo, is the home for a museum that contains more than 1,700 rare rocks, including over 900 that resemble faces. Called

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Italian pastry chef creates miniature worlds using desserts & tiny figures

Italian pastry chef creates miniature worlds using desserts & tiny figures

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Toy soldiers continue to channel their inner zen in Yoga Joes set of advanced poses

Toy soldiers continue to channel their inner zen in Yoga Joes set of advanced poses

Playing with green army men toys may remind you of your childhood, but Yoga Joes are not your (or your grandparent’s) toy soldier. These fit figurines have a different agenda: teaching yoga

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Mom/interior designer creates a dollhouse masterpiece for her daughter while on maternity leave

Mom/interior designer creates a dollhouse masterpiece for her daughter while on maternity leave

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7 creative ways to use excess Halloween candy

7 creative ways to use excess Halloween candy

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Malaville dolls celebrate the beauty of women and girls of color with a range of skin tones and natural hair texture

Malaville dolls celebrate the beauty of women and girls of color with a range of skin tones and natural hair texture

While we love that Barbie has moved beyond the original blond-haired, blue-eyed doll, diversity among dolls is still pretty limited. A model from St. Lucia is aiming to change that with her line of

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Mom’s cardboard toy creations include a PAC-MAN console, Super 8 camera & a boom box

Mom's cardboard toy creations include a PAC-MAN console, Super 8 camera & a boom box

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Wonderlab featuring 50 “mind-blowing” hands-on, interactive exhibits opens at The Science Museum of London

Wonderlab featuring 50 "mind-blowing" hands-on, interactive exhibits opens at The Science Museum of London

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