Posts Tagged ‘imaginative play’

2016 ABC Expo: Baby Gear to Get You Playing

The 2016 ABC Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada boasted thousands of products from some of the most well-known baby and child companies, as well as some of the best and brightest up and coming companies. Our editors Elena and Dani ventured out to find the best of the best for our Daily Mom readers, and we have been dying to tell you all about it! Clothing, diaper bags, baby monitors, swaddles, and sleep aides – you name it, we tested it. Below you will find all of our favorite products for playtime – clothing, toys, games, and more!

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Gifts for Toddlers Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

As the holiday season approaches we are overwhelmed with advertisements and commercials about the best new gifts for everyone on your list. Parents and loved ones want to get the best for their little ones over the holidays, but sometimes it can be difficult to sift through all the toys, books, and gear to find the perfect gift. That’s where Daily Mom comes in! Below are some of the best gifts on the market for your little one ages 2 to 5 – everything from cute towels to personalized story books, toys to imaginative games. Check them out to check your toddlers off your list. 

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Gifts For Toddlers

Toddlers are the perfect mix of sugary sweetness and total insanity. They give us something to live for and exhaust us to the bone at the exact same time. Toddlers are also very fun to shop for during the holidays. Their clothing choices are the cutest and they really love to get new toys. Toddlers aren’t asking for laptops or smart phones. They just want to play all day. Don’t give the average, superstore type gift. Here are some incredible ideas for any toddler on your list this year that will fire up their imaginations and keep the sweet and insane fun going.

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Gifts That Encourage Learning

Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!

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Creating an Outdoor Playground with American Plastic Toys

      

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could create a private outdoor playground in your own backyard? Your kids could get outdoor time playing with toys while you enjoy fresh air and a cup of coffee. Most of us don’t dare to consider doing this, because play equipment and toys can be expensive. And when it comes to outdoors, those expensive toys can get ruined by the elements pretty quickly. What if we told you that there is a company that can not only create the most amazing indoor or outdoor playroom for both boys and girls, but allow you to do it on a budget? Introducing American Plastic Toys.

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How to Boost Your Child’s Vocabulary

How to Boost Vocab

We know that every child develops in his or her own unique way and may or may not follow the developmental milestones outlined in books. However, something that is always helpful for every child is giving them opportunities to grow, explore, and allow their minds to expand so they can ask questions and learn. Here are some simple tips for helping your child build his or her vocabulary in a stress-free and positive way.

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The Importance of Pretend Play

In this day of technology where young children are continually spending more and more hours each week in front of the TV, smart phone, or tablet, the amount of time actually playing is being jeopardized.  As parents, it is crucial that we encourage our children to engage in imaginative play. Read on to learn about the benefits of pretend play and how you can incorporate more of it into your child’s life.

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