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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.

How Much Should You Help Your Kids With Homework?

by on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:10:00 AM

As school approaches you and your kids are probably expecting waves of increasingly difficult homework. Depending on the age of your child, it can be overwhelming. When you see your children struggling, it can be difficult to back off, the rescue force is strong. Parenting intervention in homework varies from family to family, scaling from no help to doing the homework themselves. Kids also vary on how much help they need, subject, learning disabilities, and age can all influence how much...

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How to Get your Kids to be Friends

by on Monday, August 22, 2016 1:44:00 PM

All parents want their kids to be friends with each other, and many are some of the time. The rest of the time is spent bickering, arguing, and fighting. This can be frazzling to even the most patient parents. Before you snap for the bazillionth time, yelling, “You’re brother and sister, you are supposed to love each other,” read this blog about steps you can take to help your kids build a friendly sibling relationship. Make them Help Each Other One of the best ways to build sibling cohesion is...


What to Do When your Child Wants to Quit

by on Friday, August 19, 2016 9:27:00 AM

Most parents have experienced their kids wanting to quit a sport or activity that they had previously begged or promised to stick with through the season. You may not know what to do when every practice and game becomes a battle or tantrum. If you are unsure what to do when your child wants to quit a sport, follow our tips to decide what to do. Before Signing Up Before you sign your child up for a sport or extracurricular activity, talk about your expectations. Make sure way ahead of time, that...


End of Summer Fun with Your Family

by on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:22:00 PM

School either has started for you, or will start soon. In the Imagine Toy Company office, we are looking forward to three weeks of summer vacay before school starts again. If you’re in our boat, you have probably started the earlier bedtimes and more scheduled days to help kids adjust to the school schedule. That doesn’t mean that you can’t squeeze all the joy out of what’s left of summer like the last drops from your favorite bottle of wine. Picking Fruit The end of summer is a great time for...


Make Back to School Easier on you and Your Family

by on Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47:00 PM

Back to school time is a time that brings on strong mixed emotions. Kids both regret the loss of summer and look forward to going back to their friends and routine. Parents look forward to less daycare costs and can be sad about how fast kids grow up. During this bittersweet time, instead of having time to grow used to the big changes, all tarnation breaks loose. Soon, homework, early mornings, after school activities, last minute dinners, and a lot of chaos. This is the moment that you can set...


How to make school mornings a Cinch

by on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:58:00 AM

You may have heard of the mythical morning person, you might even be one yourself. No matter how much you may love mornings, throwing kids into the picture makes it a lot more difficult to get out the door. Summer is sadly coming to a close and school will be starting soon. The lazy mornings of waking up at 9, cooking breakfast, and sending the kids outside to play will soon be over. If you recall the difficulties of morning during the school year, the frustration of getting kids dressed, fed,...


Make Discovery Bottles with your Kids Today!

by on Friday, August 05, 2016 11:28:00 AM

If you have not heard of discovery bottles, they are bottles that are made with children for the purpose of fun, learning about science, and can be used as a toy. Discovery bottles are very popular on parenting blogs and Pinterest, we have scoured the internet and collected our favorites for you to make with your kids. The best part of discovery bottles, most of them can be made easily at home with ingredients that you already have. They also are a great way to reuse plastic bottles. If you are...


Ideas for a Memorable Family Game Night

by on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Family game night is a time honored tradition for many families because it is great fun and a chance to spend time together. If your family has a family game night, or wants to start one, we have the best ideas for games to play that the whole family will enjoy. August is National Family Fun Month, celebrate with a game night that will be fun for everyone in your family. Board Games Board games are a staple for family game nights, if you think your kiddos are too little for board games,...


How to Teach Your Kids to Love Reading

by on Monday, August 01, 2016 9:59:00 AM

August 9th is National Book Lovers Day and Imagine Toys believes that every kid can love to read. Reading will help your child perform better academically in all subject areas and improve vocabulary. If your child is hesitant about reading or really hates it, it is not too late to foster a love of reading. It is not terribly difficult to get kids to love to read, it is mostly a matter of offering a selection of books so that your child can try out different genres until she finds one she...

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How to Make Moving Easier on Your Kids

by on Friday, July 29, 2016 1:14:00 PM

People move for many reasons, jobs, to be closer to family, when families start outgrowing houses, and for thousands of other reasons. When it is time for your family to move, you may be feeling stressed and excited, but of course there is always sadness of leaving behind your old house and memories, friends, coworkers, and many things that you are familiar with. Moving is also stressful for kids, even if they are not in school yet. When you decide to move, of course you think of your children...

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