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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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Olliewood’s custom fairy houses are a welcoming handcrafted home for enchanted creatures

Olliewood's custom fairy houses are a welcoming handcrafted home for enchanted creatures

The fairy houses we created as kids, using found wood pieces and complete with acorn “bowls”, are getting an upgrade thanks to British woodworker Ollie from Olliewood. A second generation

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6 flower-inspired arts and crafts projects to welcome spring

6 flower-inspired arts and crafts projects to welcome spring

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Petit Collage’s Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy hops into the playroom

Petit Collage's Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy hops into the playroom

Petit Collage has hit it out of the park again with their adorable new Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy. Babies ages 6 months and up will hop to this colorful and contemporary take on the classic

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The LEGO Foundation says that kids should learn mainly through play until age 8

The LEGO Foundation says that kids should learn mainly through play until age 8

While small in size, LEGO has always added a larger than life playful element to the kids’ lives — from themed resorts to prosthetic arms to giant holiday displays, and now the educational

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Star Wars LEGO Death Star made of 500,000 bricks debuts at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Star Wars LEGO Death Star made of 500,000 bricks debuts at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Star Wars and LEGO are a match made in heaven for millions of kids, and visitors to the LEGOLAND Windsor resort in the UK can now view an impressively crafted model that combines these obsessions: a

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Creator of “Average Barbie” designs male doll with realistic proportions

Creator of "Average Barbie" designs male doll with realistic proportions

Mattel finally joined the 21st century last month with a new line of Barbie dolls that features diverse body types. But Nickolay Lamm’s Lammily doll had the jump on the toy giant by a couple of

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Giving children a simpler childhood may protect them from mental health issues

Giving children a simpler childhood may protect them from mental health issues

Image via Shutterstock A common rookie parenting mistake is to give a young child too many choices or fill their proverbial dance card with too many activities. The well-intentioned strategy seems like

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Giant LEGO Iron Man ‘Hulk Buster’ is made from over a million bricks & weighs over a ton

Giant LEGO Iron Man 'Hulk Buster' is made from over a million bricks & weighs over a ton

Need some spring break ideas for your little LEGO lovers? Add a pic of this gigantic LEGO Iron Man ‘Hulk Buster Smash Model’ to your inspiration board. Unveiled yesterday at The Toy Store on

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