When you give a child a game, you’re giving boundless opportunities for hands-on learning. Countless life skills are practiced during game play: counting, waiting for a turn, following instructions, cooperation, and winning or losing with grace to name a few.
Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days starting the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev (late November/early December). Candles are central to every Hanukkah celebration, traditionally displayed in a Menorah or Hanukiah. READ MORE
An incredibly powerful way to get children involved in charity is through your local food bank. Kids easily relate to the basic need for food but until you ask them to really think about it, most assume that everyone simply buys food from the store. READ MORE
Horses are Sara’s favorite animal these days, better yet if they have wings (the Breyer Wind Dancer ponies are at the top of her Christmas list) or unicorn horns. Her passion for ponies inspired this homemade play mat as a gift for a preschool girlfriend turning 5 but we also ended up making one for her to keep, then William joined in on the fun and made one for his cars. READ MORE
In honor of Diwali, India’s festival of light, and to enhance our feelings of connection to the rest of the world, we made Nature Mandalas, also known as Rangolis today. ‘Rangoli,’ a Sanskrit word meaning creative expression through color, is the art of drawing beautiful patterns on the floor, typically using colored powder. READ MORE