Take a day to explore places you’ve never been with your kids

We’ve lived in the same city for three years, but there are so many places we’ve never been. Last weekend, we spent a whole day just exploring new destinations with our kids and it was so much fun!

There is a coffee shop with an indoor playground for kids. YES. What a brilliant idea! It was just as fun as it sounds.

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Play Makes Babies Smarter

I have to admit that sometimes articles like this overwhelm me.  You mean just by smiling at my baby, I’ll be helping him develop social skills that will impact him for the rest of his life?!  You’re telling me that simply playing with blocks, my child will be developing language and mathematical skills?!  It makes me wonder if I’ll do enough of the little things correctly and if I miss something, will my child be irreversibly screwed up?!

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Creative Play

I saw this article from Today’s Parent on Twitter and thought it was super fun to read.  I like that people are recognizing the importance of harboring creativity and encouraging creative play among young children.  I think that the parenting trend kind of moved away from creative play and was replaced with too much structured play for a while.  But, like the article says, when adults are telling kids how to play, then it is no longer play!

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