American Girl Dolls: Four Ways to Inspire Creative Play

American Girl doll with guitar

What does your darling dream of becoming? Musician or medic? Actress or archeologist? More than ever, children need toys for creative play. A great doll serves as a reliable friend when playdates aren’t possible and encourages role-playing to build a child’s understanding of themself and their world. Inspired by American Girl, here are four fun activities your child can enjoy with their doll.  

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Motherhood By Nightlight

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For many new moms, interrupted sleep is their “new normal.” In an August 2020 survey,* 62% of moms said they wake up at least once nightly. And moms aren’t waking up just to feed and soothe baby. It should not come as a surprise that “worrying about the world” ranked as the top reason for tossing and turning.

Here’s the good news: You are not alone. And you can find your way back to sleep. Read on to learn more.

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Online School or Classroom Learning: Make the First Day Special

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After a summer like no other, it’s time for school again. Whether it’s online school or classroom learning, you can make their first day positive and special. From creating a vision board to capturing this one-of-a-kind year in photos, we’ve got tips and ideas for you.

Instagrammers: Read on for details on how to enter Zulily’s #firstdaynewway Instagram contest, and then enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize valued at over $1,400 (including a new laptop)!

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Back-to-School Checklist (for home or classroom)

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By now you’ve probably received the memo from your kid’s school as to whether they’re returning to the classroom or staying in the kitchen for more online learning. Either way, it’s time to start getting in gear for the new school year.

We’ve got tips for helping kids keep a positive outlook PLUS an extra-special back-to-school checklist.

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