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Play & Learning

Research shows that the best way for babies and young children to learn is through play. Find out how you can support your child’s development and growth.

Gifts & Toys for Babies 6 – 12 Months – Tot Gift Guide

Gifts & Toys for Babies 6 – 12 Months – Tot Gift Guide

Around six months of age, babies begin to babble, bat and sit-up. By 12 months, they may be waving, standing and thinking about taking those first steps. To help the 6 – 12 month old baby in your life continue to think, grow and explore – here’s our list of gift ideas that we absolutely love.

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Indoor Active Play With The Pikler Triangle by Lily & River

Indoor Active Play With The Pikler Triangle by Lily & River

Wondering what a Pikler Triangle is and why it’s so beneficial for your tot’s cognitive and physical development? In this article, we look at the history of the Pikler triangle, the developmental benefits and share why we love Lily & River’s made in the USA Climbing Triangle and Ramp Sets!

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The Tot’s Guide to Non-Toxic Art Supplies For Babies and Toddlers

The Tot’s Guide to Non-Toxic Art Supplies For Babies and Toddlers

Arts & crafts are a wonderful way to help encourage and develop your child’s fine motor skills, imagination and creativity. But what if the supplies they’re using are toxic and potentially harmful?

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Want To Send Your Grandkids Something Extra Special? Discover these must-have heirloom wooden toys.

Want To Send Your Grandkids Something Extra Special? Discover these must-have heirloom wooden toys.

Made of from sustainably sourced wood and painted with non-toxic, water-based paints, these heirloom-quality gifts from Raduga Grez, Tender Leaf Toys and Guidecraft are just the thing you need for memory-making with the grandkids!

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What Is Open Ended Play – The Tot Guide

What Is Open Ended Play – The Tot Guide

When children engage in open ended play, they’re encouraged to use their imaginations, creativity and problem solving skills, which is crucial for their cognitive and physical development. But what exactly is open-ended play and how can you facilitate it? In this article, we break down the ideology behind open ended play and share our favorite multi-use toys!

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The Must-Have Play Mat That Packs Away

The Must-Have Play Mat That Packs Away

Babies and kids spend a lot of time playing on the floor, which is why play mats are an absolute essential! Unfortunately, many mainstream options aren’t aesthetically pleasing and can take up too much space. Lucky for us – Famokids is on the scene! Find out why we’re obsessed with this safe, stylish and versatile play mat.

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