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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.

Ring in the New Year with Kids

by on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:19:00 PM

New Year’s Eve is not generally seen as a kid-friendly holiday. In movies and on TV you will see adults going out to parties and drinking excessively. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can plan a New Year’s Eve with kids that will be fun for everyone, you included. Ring in 2017 with these ideas on how to include kids in the festivities. Dress Up Nothing makes an occasion feel special like dressing up. If you are staying home or having a party, make sure to wear your finest. You can make...

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Make Your Own Elf on the Shelf

by on Monday, December 12, 2016 3:15:00 PM

The Elf on the Shelf is one of the most exciting crazes sweeping the nation during the holiday season. It is an incredibly effective behavioral tool for your kids leading up to Christmas, and it can be a cute and delightful addition to your holiday decorations. What exactly is an Elf on the Shelf? This toy is a cute little Santa’s helper who sits on the shelf in your home, watching out for good behavior. In turn, your children, in an effort to impress the little elf, stay on their best...

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How to Help Your Child Calm Down

by on Monday, October 10, 2016 3:38:00 PM

Every parent has had to deal with tantrums that leave you frayed with skyrocketing blood pressure. Kids usually have tantrums when they are tired or hungry, or when they are too young to communicate what they are feeling. One of the worst parts about tantrums is that they can happen anywhere at any time, and they often happen at the worst possible time. There are things you can do to help avoid tantrums, but there are also steps you can take to stop or lessen a tantrum when it is already in...

Creative ways to dispose of Old Toys

by on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:25:00 PM

You may be floored to hear a toy company say this, but we agree that you can have too many toys. In spite of your best efforts, even pleading with friends and family to stop giving you toys, you may have toys everywhere in your house. As toys slowly take over, first the kids’ rooms, then the basement, play area, garage, living room, and on, you may start thinking about how to get rid of the less loved toys. Getting rid of toys is a twofold battle, sneaking them out before the kids see you, and...

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Cooking with Kids of all Ages

by on Friday, September 9, 2016 8:41:00 AM

September 13 is national Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, and to celebrate we want to talk about ways that your kids, even littles, can help you in the kitchen. Teaching kids to cook and to enjoy cooking is a gift that will last their entire lifetime. They will use the skills they learn as kids nearly every day of their lives. You may be surprised what kids are capable of in the kitchen from a young age. But with rules, supervision, and a little trust, you can be acting as sous chef to your...

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

by on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 3:33:00 PM

No parent wants to yell at their kids, and most of us feel really bad when we do yell. You may wake up and think to yourself that you will not yell today, only to blow your fuse when the whining starts or around the 10th time you’ve asked them to do something that is still not done. Even we are not sure that it’s possible to stop yelling at your kids entirely, we are human after all, but we do think less yelling is possible. Try some of these steps to stop yelling at your kids: Me Time We...

Teach Kids about Different Jobs for Labor Day

by on Friday, September 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Ask any child what they want to be when they grow up and you will likely be presented with a handful of different answers. Some will want to be doctors, nurses, moms, dads, teachers, rock stars, athletes, EMTs, and more! Since Monday is Labor Day, it is a great time to have some fun with your children while helping them learn about some of the possibilities available in the future. Dressing up can help kids understand the world around them and the roles that different jobs play in it. It also...

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...

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