New schedules and worksheets are up on the fridge, pencils are getting their second sharpening, and for some this year, computer screens are on every morning – all signs that we’ve settled into a new school year. To keep up the school spirit, each week we’ll be rolling out a subject-focused activity that’s fun for all. The best part? These activities are completely screen-free! So put screen-time on pause and have fun together the old-fashioned way. (read more)
Being a 3-year-old is all about curiosity, exploration, learning, wonder, and of course – play. That magical age is right around the time when kiddos start to become more social, form their own ideas, and give independence a try (a whole lot of “I’ll do it!” is a-comin’). To inspire their creative thinking and to help them soak up as much information as possible, here is our selection of toys for 3-year-olds: (read more)
When little ones arrive into the world, they’re eager to see, smell, touch, grasp, and explore everything around them. This also means that anything within their reach becomes a kind of toy – from the pendant around your neck to the TV remote lying on the couch. But what about actual toys? Knowing how to introduce these colorful creations to your child plays a key role in their development, so here are a few tips and tricks to guide you along the way! (read more)
Camping usually means heading out of the city, pitching a tent in the woods, and soaking in what nature has to offer. But that isn’t the only way to go about it – all you need to do is crank up the imagination to give camping a lil’ twist. (read more)
Packing up the car, hitting the road, turning up the tunes, and snacking a tad more than usual is a summer staple for many families. And if you’re planning a road trip with your little ones sometime soon, turn the car into a mobile playroom and have family fun on-the-go! (read more)
From local parks to great big forests, playing in open and sunny spaces is a summertime must for toddlers. Parks give little ones the opportunity to run around, jump about, play a sport, discover, and learn! (read more)
We’re moving summer along with another activity for your kiddos to enjoy! This week, we’re diving into fun with a splashy treasure hunt that’ll fuel your little one’s curiosity and help them beat the heat on those hot summer days. (read more)
School is out, sun is in, and we at Battat are gearing up to offer you a selection of summer activities for your toddlers to enjoy this sunny season. Each week, we’ll be coming to you with a new and fun activity that’s made with little adventurers in mind. Whether you’re kicking it back in your backyard, playing at the beach, heading to the park, hopping in the car, or going camping, we’ve got your kids covered this summer! (read more)
Your kiddo can turn a tent into a submarine and explore the depths of the sea with a plushy crew. They can drive their mini cars around the streets of a magical city they dreamed up that afternoon. Or they could take the stage with a toy microphone and perform their greatest hits at a sold-out show. Toys unlock the door to the land of make-believe, so your child can enter a world where imagination knows no bounds. And toys have another secret superpower – they can help your little adventurer learn about the importance of caring while they play. (read more)
Kids play with toys, sleep with toys, and nibble on toys. They do so at home, in the car, or out in the yard. Toys can end up under the couch, on the kitchen counter, or buried deep in the sandbox. Your little one’s favorite toys travel with them wherever they go – and they can easily collect some dust and dirt along the way. That’s when you step in, to make sure that these constant companions stay clean and keep your child healthy! (read more)
Whether you’re stepping away from your home office to enter the land of make-believe that your little one dreamed up, planning educational lessons from the comfort of your living room, or baking mud pies out in the backyard during the weekends, one thing is for certain – there’s a whole lot of family time going around. So in honor of parents and kiddos everywhere, we decided to check in with our Battat fans to find out more about what defines “family” for them! (read more)
Bringing a baby into this world is a different experience for every parent, but what unites them all is the excitement of saying hello to a little bundle of joy for the very first time! And to celebrate that moment, what comes before it, or what follows it, each culture has its own set of traditions and customs connected to birth and parenthood. From food ceremonies to crawling races, here are 10 unique baby traditions: (read more)
At Battat, we like to think outside the toy box. We believe that there is no one way to play and that the same toy can be used in a ton of different ways – a creative exercise we encourage every kiddo and parent to try out. So, to switch things up and get your little ones started, we came up with 5 unexpected play ideas featuring some of our Battat favorites! (read more)
Does your kiddo spend hours in the backyard, watching birds and catching critters? Do they want to help out every time you make cookies? Maybe they’re always humming a tune? Or they love solving puzzles? Activities related to biology, baking, singing, and STEM are just a few of the ones that may pique your child’s interest. And you as a parent can make a big difference when it comes to discovering what they enjoy, recognizing a skill, and honing your little one’s talent! (read more)
Many parents are stepping into the shoes of remote workers, temporary educators, and part-time playmates as they embrace this new reality. Juggling parenting, working from home, or taking care of loved ones is a different experience for every family – and we want to celebrate these experiences! So, we turned to the parents on our team and asked them about the peaks and valleys of staying at home with the little ones. (read more)
Knowing that there are chores to do is not something that will bring a smile to a kiddo’s face… but there’s a way to turn that frown upside down. The answer is simple – games. By turning each task into an exciting activity, your little helper will not only learn about important life skills and develop responsibility – they will also have tons of fun along the way! (read more)
We’ve always stood by the idea that playing and learning can be easily combined. That a playroom can double as a classroom where children learn about English, mathematics, science, and art – all through the power of play. And to help you pick which playful teaching tools to use, we’ve put together an educational toy kit for you and your little learner! (read more)
We at Battat believe that when one door closes, another one opens. You might not have to take your kiddo to school these days, but you can bring the school to them through 3 easy steps and the magic of pretend play! By playing school in the comfort of your home, your little student will be able to step back into their actual classroom as if they haven’t skipped a beat. (read more)
Spending more time with your kids at home means adjusting to a new day-to-day. And although we know that parents are often busy bees in every situation, we also think that an extended period of time with the kids is an opportunity to make more memories, to fire up the imagination, to learn new things, and of course – to play!
Here are 10 screen-free and hands-on activities for your children to enjoy in the comfort of your home or in a sunny backyard! (read more)
Ah, summer! School’s out, the living is easy, fish are jumping, and the toys are fun! Summer is the best season for kids to get outside and do what kids do best…play! And, with the right summer toys for kids, they'll have so much fun they won’t want to go back in until fall.
The good news is picking out summer toys for kids is as easy as putting on flip flops. By engaging kids with fun activities, they're more likely to get off the couch and away from those pesky screens. My family’s goal has always been less screen time, more play time, especially in the summer! (read more)
Let’s face it, kids love getting dirty! Don’t let their small size fool you—whether it’s spilling food, chasing siblings at the park, or roughhousing with pets—little ones are big dirt magnets. Unfortunately, though, bath time isn’t always fun time for some tots. And, with threats to contend with like slipping in a soggy tub or the dreaded shampoo in the eyes, who can blame them?
Game on! Here’s an idea that might help clear the water: put some toys in the tub and make bath time another chance to play. Yay! By making fun—not cleanliness—the priority during the bath, your little one will be both happy and clean! (read more)
Playing is kind of a full-time job when you’re a kiddo. Also, “Let’s pretend… One more time!” has been Battat’s slogan ever since it started. Coincidence? I think not! If you think about it, all of Battat toys are powered by tiny imaginations. Ok, ok yes, sometimes powered by batteries too. But mostly, by the vivid minds of the younger generation.(read more)
"RAINBOW is my favorite color! - Connor, 4 and 1/2"
At what age should a toddler be able to know his colors? Well, it’s a bit of a gray area. Pun intended!
Some will start as early as 18 months, but generally, it’s around the age of 3. Around the same time he starts noticing similarities and differences in shapes and sizes. Hmmm… Shapes, colors, and sizes! (read more)