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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.

Montessori-Inspired Toys That Grow With Your Child

Montessori-Inspired Toys That Grow With Your Child

Looking for toys that provide the right level of challenge and opportunity for creativity to keep children engaged for years? Us too! In this article Montessori teacher and writer, Christina Clemer, chats about what to look for in Montessori-inspired toys and shares her favorite picks from The Tot.

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Summer Fun: Great Ideas To Keep Your Kids Entertained

Summer Fun: Great Ideas To Keep Your Kids Entertained

With all the topsy-turvy changes this past school year — from remote classes to quarantined pods, limited socializing, and way too much screen time — it’s time to unplug and enjoy time with your kids. Here are nine ideas for creating your own summer fun.

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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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Introducing: The Tot Play + Learn Sets

Introducing: The Tot Play + Learn Sets

As advocates of play-based learning, we’ve teamed up with expert early learning educators to curate the toys and activities you need to help your tot reach developmental milestones, learn important life skills and build the confidence needed to enter a formal learning environment. Perfect for newborns up to Age 6, The Tot Play & Learn Sets are the screen-free educational tool you’ve been looking for.

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Non-Toxic Art Supplies For Babies And Toddlers – The Tot Guide

Non-Toxic Art Supplies For Babies And Toddlers – The Tot Guide

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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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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Storytime: An Ideal Time To Teach Your Child About Diversity

Storytime: An Ideal Time To Teach Your Child About Diversity

Stories open children’s minds and imaginations to people, places and worlds beyond the familiar, offering an ideal opportunity to teach them about diversity.

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