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)