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With lots of families staying at home and parents working from home looking for things for their kids to do, we decided to release a few of them for FREE on our website. We're excited to release this fun coloring book for young kids called World of Animals. With over 40 illustrations of fun animals in the Safari, Woodland, Jungle, Dessert, Farm, Rain Forest and more, this free printable pdf coloring book will keep your kids entertained for hours.
Many 1st and 2nd graders are working on mastering their gross motor skills with increased coordination. They are able to reason a bit more effectively. This age group’s vocabulary is exploding and they can more easily use words to connect with people and build friendships. We can help our child by talking and learning about what friendships are, what it means to be a good friend and how a friend might act. Look at encouraging social interactions or (virtual) play-dates with peers that  are within groups you may already be a part of such as, homeschool groups,  before/after school daycare or programming, religious affiliations, summer camps, neighborhoods, nearby parks or sports teams.
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. 
The Kindergarten age child can be full of boundless energy. They are running, jumping, skipping non-stop. Kindergarten age children are eager to please and might want to show off what they have made or see. Encourage your child to tell you more about their creation, ask open ended questions like, what is this (door) for, or why did you choose a certain color. Kindergarten age children might love telling jokes. Make it an evening practice to tell a joke of the day at breakfast or around the dinner table. 
In the blink of an eye, our little toddler has grown into a  3-5 year old going on 13, they don’t call them a threenager for nothing. Copying adults, learning to problem solve and engage in pretend play. The Pre-K child is a sponge and ready to explore. At this age, children learn best when they are having fun. Everything might be a game, from cleaning up to finding what is solid and what is a liquid in the house. Learning through fun helps your Pre-K child start building learning concepts. 
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. 

All this time and nowhere to go…

With all this free time lately, we’re willing to bet that coloring books everywhere have shrunk down to their final few and lonesome pages. Luckily, Klutz has everyone’s back! One of our favorite companies around, Klutz has been creating DIY arts & crafts kits for decades, bringing kids around the world an accessible way to test new hobbies, and hopefully find something that sticks.

Legacy Toys is excited to announce that Asmodee has just released  free print & play version of their upcoming title to their bestselling Pandemic Game series.

Pandemic: Hot Zone

Based on the bestselling Pandemic, Pandemic: Hot Zone features the same nail-biting cooperative experience but in a smaller, quicker form that you can take anywhere.

The summer season has begun and flowers have started to bloom to tell us that it is time to spend our nights and weekends outside. I have grown up spending a lot of my childhood time in the backyard of our densely populated area during warmer months and so is the routine of our younger generation as well. There is a huge variety of useful toys that can be given to your child to convince him to leave the electronic gadgets and start playing with physical objects outdoors. Outdoor activities are equally important for your little ones as their e-learning skills. Their bodies and minds are freshened up by spending some time on outdoor activities and games.
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If you’re anything like us, most of your hikes don’t actually involve that much planning. You pick a trail, you drive there, and you wander through the wilderness for an hour or so. It’s pretty self-explanatory.

But when you’ve got a few kids on your hands and endless hours to kill, a little structure is bound to help! Younger kids can be easily bored, after all, so the simple act of working a family hike into smaller segments, with ample stops for tired feet, can keep the adventure feeling fresh. When the skies are blue and the sun is smiling your way, it would be a shame not to seize the day for all its worth!

Legacy Toys and Blue Orange Games have teamed up you bring you an awesome Print & Play expansion for Kingdomino called The Court. 

Blue Orange Games worked tirelessly with their team in France and with Kingdomino designer Bruno Cathala to create this great addition for one of Legacy Toys Top Games! We're so excited to be able to announce this expansion and to have it available for free right on the Legacy Toys website. Click here to download, print, and play! 

Looking for ways to entertain the kids?

Go ahead and make use of these two at-home labs. Cheap, simple, and educational alike, these classic experiments are made entirely from things you can find in the kitchen (apart from cabbage... But it’s a 69¢ investment, so we’ll let it slide).

While the educational aspect may be more fitting for kids aged 8 and up, the experiments themselves are so simple a 5 year old could do them!

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