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Best DIY Snow Sled Ideas for Toddlers, Kids and Adults

How exciting it is to wake up on a cold winter morning and then find yourself cascading through snow laden paths. Having a snowball fight, stomping through snow and spending hours building a snowman and painting him with Color My Worlds, or wait – how can one forget the pure bliss of sledding over snow. Nothing can beat the thrill of zooming down a snow covered hill! Call it a seasonal ritual, but it is a must-do for everybody, be it a toddler, child and yes even for adults. Don’t have a sled? Not a problem at all. Here are a few ideas to reuse some items that may be readily available at home or construct one out of cardboard...

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Why Creative Play is Important; Everyday Ideas for STEM & STEAM Education?

Creativity is not just about becoming an artist or producing new ideas. As schools across the country work to include more STEM and STEAM education into the classroom setting, we as parents are doing more at home to foster these skills.  According to Bobbi Wegner, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in Boston, “A child who is used to thinking creatively, can more easily problem-solve than a child who follows a rigid protocol when searching for a solution to a problem. Creative thinking serves them far beyond their childhood years.” Creative people are adaptable and better problem solvers, which transforms them into becoming more capable of accommodating technological advances and dealing with change—as well as taking into account new opportunities. 8 Ideas...

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An Out-of-the-box STEAM Toy Review for Curious Kids!

An Out-of-the-box STEAM Toy Review for Curious Kids!   Credit @EngineeringEmily A good STEM/STEAM toy triggers both sides of the brain. The left side of the brain for logic and reasoning and the right side for emotions such as happiness and fun through play.  A good STEAM toy is open-ended and allows for creativity, relates to the real world, allows for trial and error methods, and are hands-on, enhancing both social and emotional skills.  Credit @EngiineeringEmily Recently, in an article published on the website Engineering Emily, authored by Emily—who alongside being an engineer is an advocate of encouraging kids to love STEAM—provided a review of Color My Worlds.. The article describes how Color My Worlds has created the perfect STEAM...

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Toys for 4-10 Year Olds to Spark Creativity and Imagination

Although there are numerous advantages to the technology inspired toys that are available in the market today, experts believe that the best toys for 4-10 year old children are the ones that are open ended.  Open-ended toys are toys that can be used in a various ways depending on the child, their imagination and desire. Think building blocks, building fort sets and playing with animal figures.  Experts agree that play with open-ended toys encourages children to create and problem-solve as they explore the world around them. With the world transforming at a rapid pace, creative thinking and problem solving will be critical skill sets for generations.   Toys for 4-10 year olds which are both creative and imaginative give them the...

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Best Educational and Learning Toys For 4 to 10 Years Old Boys and Girls

Toys are one of the best ways to capture the attention of a child. Interactive toys make it easy for parents and children to play and enjoy time spent together. Toys are great instruments for learning and teaching.  With technology and increased screen time making an impact on both playtime and family time, the toy industry is being pushed to create interactive and educational learning toys for 4 to 10-year-old boys and girls.  With parents looking for toys that reduce screen time and back to old fashion outdoor creative play look no further.  There are numerous options for learning toys for 4 to 10-year olds. Learn more about the above toy here.   Credit @pexels   Children build lifelong skills...

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