Hands on Play

The most kid friendly museum you have ever seen is here!

The most kid friendly museum you have ever seen is here!

Many outings with my kids have proven that they are the ULTIMATE litmus test for how family friendly an activity is. If it’s not going to hold a kid’s interest or there is some major flaw in the execution of the activity, my kids will be the ones to exploit it and take the whole thing down in (hopefully metaphorical) flames. So when I tell you that this was the MOST child friendly attraction we’ve ever done? That’s serious.

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Personalized DIY Craft Kit Gifts

Personalized DIY Craft Kit Gifts

I love giving kids creative gifts. I even more love giving them open ended creative gifts. A kit that makes a particular item if you follow the instructions is great for introducing new skills or for skill building- but sometimes what they really need is encouragement to take materials and use them in a completely

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Give your kids the universe... in a box!

Give your kids the universe… in a box!

I want my kids to understand that the universe is vast and filled with endless possibilities- but I want to give them that information in installments they can absorb. Compared to interstellar travel, the monthly subscription cost is a bargain, and inside adventure awaits.

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Your Little Passport to Virtual Adventure

Your Little Passport to Virtual Adventure

I don’t have the budget for international travel. There. I said it. I KNOW YOU ARE SURPRISED. (Just kidding, you are all very intelligent people who have already figured out that if I was jetting off to Paris I wouldn’t be able to resist a few Eiffel Tower selfies, at least.) But my kids and

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Diggers Playdate or Story Time

Diggers Playdate or Story Time

There is something about making big holes that is fascinating to people, big and small. Going to watch a construction site is a perfectly valid field trip option in our house, and yours likely isn’t much different. And the bigger the digger, the better the field trip!

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Debt Free Holiday: Busy Play ideas to make

Debt Free Holiday: Busy Play ideas to make

There is nothing better than busy, creative, open ended play for child development or just for plain old happiness. The good news is, there are tons and tons of options for open ended toys. Here are some “busy play” DIYs that are budget friendly, time friendly, and environmentally sound!

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