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1 year old – Hugs All Around How many ways can you mimic a hug? Materials: Assorted stuffed animals, family pets, cozy blankets, pillows, favorite toys, a copy of the book, Hug, by Jez Alborough. What to Do: Read the …

Let’s Play!

Tally Flint essentials, play

Color Riot Fireworks: baby style. Materials: A bag or two of multi-colored pompoms (available at craft stores). What to Do: Have your child sit on the floor. Gather the pompoms into a pile in front of her and scoop your …

The Wonder of Play

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Young children crave time with you; it makes them feel special and loved when you focus on them. One of the best ways to achieve this is through playtime. Playing together may seem like a luxury during busy days, but …

The Ambiguous One

Shaun Gallagher essentials, play

This month we are featuring fun experiments you can do with your baby from the book Experimenting with Babies. Babies are sweet and cuddly and full of scientific experiments. What will your baby teach you? Age range: 16–18 months old …

Feet Lead the Way

Shaun Gallagher essentials, play

This month we are featuring fun experiments you can do with your baby from the book Experimenting with Babies. Babies are sweet and cuddly and full of scientific experiments. What will your baby teach you? Age range: 0–6 months Experiment …

DIY String Art

Hello Dearest essentials, play

Long summer days are a blessing and a curse. This is especially true for kids who are used to being in school all day. This activity works great for older kids who can accomplish most of the tasks themselves. Little …