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

boy at school desk thinking about back-to-school checklist

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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Virtual Playdates That Work for Kids (and Moms)

Virtual Playdates That WOrk

After a summer of social distancing, we’re starting thinking about back-to-class. This usually means looking to reconnect our kids with their classmates and other friends. Pizza parties and camp meet-ups not an option this summer? No worries! We’ve got ideas for virtual playdates both kids and parents can enjoy.

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Six Reasons to Color Plus Free Coloring Pages

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Here’s some good news: Coloring is classic activity that can help reduce stress and improve focus. It’s great for all ages  – and you’ve probably got the supplies you need in your home right now.. Get started with these FREE, ready-to-print coloring pages OR read on for some surprising info and tips for extra fun.

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A Dancer in the Family: Tips for Raising Happy Ballerinas

Seated young dancer in leotard facing away

It starts with a creative dance class, gymnastics birthday party or perhaps tickets to The Nutcracker — and pretty soon your little one can’t stop twirling. Bring on the dance classes, bobby pins and an astonishing amount of laundry and driving. We’ve got some creative tips for raising happy ballerinas while keeping the rest of the family feeling great, too.

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