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Encouraging kids playful imaginations and love of learning through fun games and educational toys.
Kids love to learn through play. We want to help facilitate and foster a life long love of learning through fun games, educational toys and hands-on activities.

Getting kids Emotionally, Socially, and Physically Ready for Kindergarten

by on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:38:00 AM

The start of the school year is coming up in just a few weeks and you may have a kindergartner who is getting ready to go to school for the first time, or to an all-day school for the first time. Your little one is probably excited to go to kindergarten, but you might be feeling a little nervous. Talking to parents, we heard that many parents are more worried about social and emotional readiness than academic readiness. Because of this, we have decided not to focus on academic readiness in this...


How to be the best Auntie or Uncle Ever

by on Monday, July 25, 2016 8:35:00 AM

National Aunt and Uncle’s Day is coming up on July 26 and in honor of that, we are going to discuss how to be the greatest auntie or uncle you can be. Being an auntie or uncle is the best because you have an excuse to play with someone who adores you! It’s all the joy of kids, without having to do the less-fun stuff like changing diapers or losing sleep. If you are new to being an auntie or uncle and want to do the best job you possibly can, just follow our tips. It won’t be long before kids...


Boost Kids’ Imaginations with Play Pretend Toys

by on Friday, July 22, 2016 1:04:00 PM

Many parents are well aware of the joy that children derive from using their imagination to play with pretend play toys. Offer a child an imaginative toy to use during playtime, and you may quickly watch them get lost in a world of their own creation, one in which they can craft whole story lines and characters in their heads. Playing pretend certainly has benefits, as well. Letting your children engage in pretend play allows them to expand the boundaries of their imagination, which can aid in...


Teaching Kids How to Sew

by on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:37:00 AM

Sewing is a fun way to express creativity and also has a lot of more practical uses like sewing on buttons that have fallen off or fixing ripped seams on clothes. If your little one has expressed an interest in sewing, it is the perfect time to start teaching him about sewing. Whether or not you know how to sew, we have many fun ways to teach your little one, and you may even learn something yourself. If you are wondering how old a child should be before learning how to sew, your judgement is...


Have a Family Field Day!

by on Monday, July 18, 2016 7:31:00 AM

August is National Family Fun month, but Imagine Toys sees no reason to wait until August to start having family fun! Start the fun this week with a family field day. Invite your family and friends over to have a great day for everyone, young and old. We have gathered our favorite field day games for you. Soda Bottle Race This game is perfect for hot days. Break everyone up into two person teams. Cut a hole just bigger than a golf ball into the front of two liter bottles. Put different colored...

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Boredom busting ideas for Anti-Boredom Month

by on Friday, July 15, 2016 7:33:00 AM

We recently posted a blog about why it’s good for kids to be bored, it builds imagination, ignites creativity, and lends a hand in creation. Letting your kids be bored is helpful to them and keeps you from being the entertainment center. But if you are facing the dog days of summer and both you and the kids are running out of ideas, try some of these boredom busting ideas in honor of July, Anti-boredom Month. Make a Stop-Motion Video Set your kids free with a phone or tablet to make a stop...


Save money by making these fun toys at home!

by on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:08:00 AM

If you are like most people, you would love to make sure your child has access to all of the fun things in life, and you would love to save some money. A child’s job is to play and every kid needs toys, but what if you can save money by making some toys and activities yourself? Sounds like a great deal! We would love to share some of our favorite DIY toys so that you can save some money and have a happy kid. Kinetic Sand and Moon Sand Kinetic sand is a lot of fun, it is sand that you can play...

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Family Time Activity: Color Changing Milk

by on Monday, July 11, 2016 2:27:00 PM

Are you looking for a fun science activity to help your kids start to get back in school-mode? Do your kids love crazy science experiments that let them engage in hands-on and interactive play, all while learning something new? If so, then we have the perfect new science experiment for you and your family. Read on below to learn the recipe and the procedure to create your own color changing milk at home. What You Will Need In order to begin this project, you will need a shallow dish, a small...


Toys That Are Good for Your Children and for the Environment

by on Friday, July 08, 2016 12:09:00 PM

In the modern world, it is virtually impossible to read the news or to turn on the television without hearing mention of the perils currently facing the environment. Indeed, individuals and organizations worldwide are taking great efforts to increase public awareness about this issue, and to encourage everyone to do their part to help preserve the natural world we all share. This week, we are encouraging parents to bring home toys that are great for both children and for the environment. So...

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Expand Your Horizons with These Family Mini-Trip Ideas

by on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 1:52:00 PM

For many families nationwide, a family trip is only possible once or twice per year. Of course, for many this is due to having jam-packed schedules filled with work obligations, playdates with kids, and after-school activities, all of which take up nearly all the spare time that families have. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that you can enjoy your time with your family and get away from the grind more often. In fact, by scheduling in mini-trips for families throughout the year you can...


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