Donating Stuff for Kids

Just today, a client asked for ways to donate stuff for kids to kids. I love a good challenge, so…. (these are just a few)   Child’s Play Charity supports children in hospitals by providing gaming opportunities to those pediatric patients in creative, generous ways. Hospitals, for example Seattle Children’s, might be able to take…

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Toys as Texts: A Multimodal Experience on Toys – Danielle Almeida

Toys as Texts: A Multimodal Experience on Toys: Dr. Danielle Almeida presented an overview of her concepts for the 2021 Playful Creative Summit in conversation with Alyea Sandovar. WOW. Dr. Almeida defines toys as a language, with implications for how children interact with toys and how parents can choose toys. The language is complex, involving…

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How To Purge Toys & Downsize Your Playroom

This might be folly now, but I’m posting it to give frazzled parents everywhere hope… How to Purge Toys & Downsize Your Playroom, Romper April 21, 2018 Caroline Shannon-Karasik   “If you have ever whacked your knee on a dollhouse or found yourself with a teeny, tiny figurine underfoot, then you know just how overwhelming…

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Tips for Staying Organized with Kids

Tips for Staying Organized with Kids  This advice is probably universal among my colleagues and I. I was just glad to contribute to this GoodCall blog. I’m reprinting it here with permission. I’m even more glad I got permission when I did – four days in Ocean Shores, WA on a bit of vacation is great, except when you…

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