When it comes to a child’s cognitive and physical development, backyards can be the perfect space for sparking curiosity about nature, conducting experiments, encouraging active play, facilitating sensory activities and practicing mindfulness. In this guide we share our tips and tricks for optimizing your backyard for play-based learning!
Play & Learning
Preschoolers sharpen their social, emotional and cognitive skills through play. Find out how to support their learning with a range of engaging games and activities.
If you’ve been looking for open-ended STEM toys, you’re going to want to know about the PowerClix construction sets from Guidecraft. For over 50 years, this educational toy brand has been innovating ways to make learning the principles of engineering simple & fun through magnetic toy play.
As advocates of play based learning, we could not be more thrilled to introduce Explore Nook. Exclusively available at The Tot, this eco-friendly wooden toy brand is doing BIG things for little learners when it comes to STEM and nature play.
As parents who know that going outside to play isn’t always an option, we could not be more thrilled to have discovered these game-changing products that can be used for active play both inside and out.
Trying to find ways to teach your child a second language that doesn’t involve you crying in the corner? Writer, Author and Mama of two, Summer Land, is here to share her tips, tricks and love of the bilingual books & reading wand for kids from HABBI HABBI.
For minimalists, neat freaks, or families living in small spaces, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular space saving toys. From a double sided play rug to a balance board that can also be a slide, bridge, step stool, ramp and lounger; gift-giving just got a whole lot easier.
If you’re in the United States, you know that election day is coming up fast, and you’ve probably already been fielding questions from your child about voting and the election.
This article by Dr. Laura Markham of Aha Parenting will give you language to answer questions about electoral politics in an age-appropriate way for kids from preschoolers to teens.
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!
Do you know what play schemas your child is most into? Montessori Educator, Christina Clemer, talks about what they are and how to incorporate them in play.
This year has had parents considering all kinds of alternative school methodologies, with unschooling being one of the most unique. But what exactly is unschooling and could it work for your tot?