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The Best Christmas Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

The Best Christmas Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

So you survived the first year of parenthood and maybe even got your kid to sleep through the night. Nice work! And seemingly overnight, you now have a toddling, babbling, drooling little person in your home who’s grabbing everything in sight and shoving it into their mouth. Twelve-month milestones vary wildly, which is why finding 1-year-old birthday and Christmas gifts can be tougher than changing a diaper while standing up. Gifts for 1-year-olds should, of course, be fun, but also help kids this age explore the world around them while mastering gross and fine motor skills.You want products like shape...

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Christmas in Lockdown Ideas to make it special

Christmas in Lockdown Ideas to make it special

Christmas in lockdown ideas; How to make lockdown Christmas special Will we have a Christmas in lockdown?  Will we be able to see our friends and family?  How can we make lockdown Christmas special with kids?  These are just some of the questions that have been swirling around in my head and on the media recently.  None of us know if we will have Christmas in lockdown, but I think we all know that there will some restrictions in place.  It is going to be different.  There will be no Santa’s Grotto and almost certainly fewer large family or friend...

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75+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids

75+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids

The holidays are almost officially upon us, so I thought I’d share just a few (ok, a lot!) of our favorite gifts, products, services, gear and ideas for active outdoorsy kids!  If you’re desperately looking for the perfect gift for a curious, fun, active kid in your life, but are tired of giving cheap plastic toys that break or get discarded after a few uses, this is gift guide for outdoorsy kids is the best one out there! This gift guide for outdoorsy kids contains everything from DIY gift ideas, to gift bundles, kid-friendly services, memberships, products, experience gifts and...

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Adjectives Scavenger Hunt Activity

Adjectives Scavenger Hunt Activity

I had been working on this free, printable Adjectives Scavenger Hunt activity over the course of a few days and had left a printed copy on our dining table. When our third grader arrived home from school she noticed it there and asked if she could complete it, pretty, pretty please?! What can I say, she’s a bit of a word nerd…which isn’t all that unusual in our family! It became a fun challenge that involved the whole family – finding fun (and often funny) descriptive words to fill each box included in the hunt. The printable activity challenges kids...

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The Best Books for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

The Best Books for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

It should come as no surprise that dinosaur books for kids are as popular as ever. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Whether we’re viewing them on the big screen, playing dinosaur apps and games, gazing at dinosaur bones at a museum, or watching animatronic re-creations of them lumbering around a primordial set, it’s almost impossible to avoid being alternately compelled and terrified by these hallmarks of a world long gone. “They are creatures bigger than us, sometimes bigger than our imaginations,” says Jeffrey Salane, the editorial director for Simon & Schuster’s imprint Little Simon. “They are terrifying, fascinating, and just plain cool...

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