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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.

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 5, 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 3, 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 1, 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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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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Thank you for making shopping easy by selling so many wonderful toys to choose from!
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It's truly rare these days that a company not only stands behind its products, but also its customers. I have ordered a number of times from Imagine Toys, and will continue to do so for a long time to come. Everyone I have dealt with, whether through email, chat box, or on the phone, has been so pleasant and accommodating. It truly means a lot. Many thanks,
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