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$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

Summer camp is a long-standing American tradition that many kids never get to experience, due to the cost. For years, Wild Birds Unlimited—a national chain of nature specialty stores—has sponsored

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Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition celebrates innovative playgrounds of the world & explores the latest thinking in playground design

Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition celebrates innovative playgrounds of the world & explores the latest thinking in playground design

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Leka is an interactive robot that helps children with autism engage with the world

Leka is an interactive robot that helps children with autism engage with the world

There probably isn’t a child on the planet who wouldn’t love playing with a robot designed just for them. A new startup has developed a special toy just like that for children with autism. Meet Leka,

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TREEPEE: It’s a tent! It’s a swing! It’s a trampoline!

TREEPEE: It's a tent! It's a swing! It's a trampoline!

What do you get when you combine the timeless allure of a treehouse with the bouncy, active fun of a trampoline and the thrill of a tree swing? Welcome to the world of Treepee! This amazing outdoor space

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9 small magical touches that make fairy houses spring to life

9 small magical touches that make fairy houses spring to life

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13 stellar Star Wars themed crafts and activities

13 stellar Star Wars themed crafts and activities

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Christopher Reeve’s son introduces ‘Adaptoys’ that enable people living with paralysis to play with their children

Christopher Reeve's son introduces 'Adaptoys' that enable people living with paralysis to play with their children

Will Reeve, son of the late Superman actor and disability advocate Christopher Reeve, was quite young when his father became paralyzed. He wishes that there would have been more active ways for them to

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Misty Copeland Barbie doll inspires young dancers to break the mold

Misty Copeland Barbie doll inspires young dancers to break the mold

Misty Copeland made history when she was named the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre last year, and now Barbie is getting her own Misty makeover. Barbie has of late

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Playhouse made out of recyclable cardboard tubes features a ceiling that’s perfect for stargazing

Playhouse made out of recyclable cardboard tubes features a ceiling that's perfect for stargazing

Old cardboard mailing tubes can be fashioned into your kid’s new hideaway! Designed by Virginia Melnyk, Sukkah Shift is a cavernous cubby complete with stools both inside and out for reading,

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Limited edition mini-cargo bikes for kids from Republic Bike

Limited edition mini-cargo bikes for kids from Republic Bike

Republic Bike, the company responsible for the fleet of bikes being ridden around the legendary Google campus, has a sweet  line of cargo bikes for kids, and all we can say is, “We want

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Sumblox building blocks stack up to teach kids math

Sumblox building blocks stack up to teach kids math

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BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Pediatric occupational therapist and mother Angela Hanscom has seen some alarming trends among kids today: an inability to sit still, bad posture, increased falling, weakened immune systems, and a

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The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

It’s a match made in heaven: the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Street are using their combined resources to commit to promoting the power of play and creating meaningful, hands-on learning experiences

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INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Heather Shumaker’s new book It’s Okay to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids covers topics ranging from whether or not you should force your child to kiss Grandma,

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The Swurfer is a reinvented swing that raises your family’s backyard fun potential sky-high

The Swurfer is a reinvented swing that raises your family's backyard fun potential sky-high

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Modern day Maria Montessori is returning the ‘right to play’ to kindergartners across China

Modern day Maria Montessori is returning the 'right to play' to kindergartners across China

China has long sustained a reputation for its rigorous educational standards with hours of homework typically expected on a daily basis and strenuous testing practices. One administrator in a rural

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New LEGO minifigures of iconic Disney characters will enchant kids

New LEGO minifigures of iconic Disney characters will enchant kids

Two things our kids can never get enough of: LEGO and Disney movies. A collaboration between the toy giant and the multimedia entertainment force seems like a happily-ever-after match for both companies,

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Fearless 4 year-old rock climber makes scaling rugged terrain look like second nature

Fearless 4 year-old rock climber makes scaling rugged terrain look like second nature

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