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Play Blog

With Spring here and Earth Day right around the corner, we wanted to provide some great ideas for donating your used toys so they can be reused and loved by other children. Toy donation is not just about getting rid of “stuff.” As our children get older, they outgrow toys, and some things might not be as engaging or stimulating as they once were a year ago. Teaching our children to donate gently used items shows our kids they are a part of a larger community around them, as well as compassion. 
Learning this fall looks different for many families. Some returning to school and others Homeschooling or doing In Home Learning for the first time. If you're doing the later, we know this can be a lot. We're here to help!
Since every child learns and thinks differently and every home and family is unique; we’ve got a few tips for successful learning at home. Not all of these may work, or may even be doable, and that’s okay! It’s always great to have more tools in your toolbox than you may need, so you’ve always got a back up. 
Learning from home can be challenging alone, without the curveballs that might creep in for families with children that are differently abled.  When children have special needs or challenges; it can be very frustrating and present an entirely new and unique journey that tests our family, routines and supports. Sometimes we might need a little bit more than the basic tips. Parents, you are not alone, you’ve got this.! If your toolbox of tips and tricks are running low, we’ve gathered a few tips from parents and teachers to help. 
A kid’s imagination knows no bounds. They can sit at a table with a simple piece of paper and think of a thousand ways to bring it life. They can roll it up as a telescope and venture around on their own personal safari, stalking the pets and the parents that roam their at-home ‘jungle.’ They can tighten that roll of paper just a little more at the end and turn it into a sword, going so far as to become the living embodiment of Blackbeard himself… The possibilities are truly endless!

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