Play Blog

Your kids are home from school and Pandemonium and Chaos has ensued!!  What should I do with these kids before they drive me crazy! As a home school mom of 3, let me tell you a few hints. 

First, you need a plan.  And some goals. Think about what you wish your child(ren) knew.  Should they be better at multiplication or do you want them to learn about a different country?  Now is the time to ensure they know about your ancestral country, chemistry or famous artists. Jot a couple of ideas down and choose the top 1 or 2.

Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. Now more than ever, is it easier to visit destinations around the world from the comfort of your couch.

With increased family time in light of recent events being able to provide fun and educational experiences from home are crucial.   Virtual field trips are a fun and educational way to visit places virtually and keep “travel” going.

Many of us are adjusting to a “new normal” of more time at home with our kids. At Melissa & Doug, we’re putting our creative brains to work to give you activity ideas to keep your children busy and help you reduce your stress. Below are ideas designed to encourage kids’ independent play so you can get some work done. Try those that might be a good fit for your family, and let us know what is working by posting your experiences with this hashtag: #PowerOfPlay.

Legacy Toys, a Locally Owned Minnesota Toy Store and Inc. 5000 company is proud to announce that we are now offering In Store and Curbside Pickup at our stores. Ordering online and picking up your items at any of our stores is simple and easy. Continue reading below to learn about the different options we now have available for your convenience.

We have come up with a top 100 list of fun ideas for you to do or suggest to your kids when they are "bored." 
Humans have a lot of incredible abilities. We can jump, run, throw things, speak, sing, dance, play musical instruments,… the list goes on and on. But we think one of the most unique and most incredible of all our skills is the ability to reason.