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Play Date Idea: Dance Party!

Your KneeBouncer may love our Sounds Fun game, but why not take the fun offline with your very own dance party? Invite a few playmates over for some fun, grab some instruments and you’ve got the makings of a playful afternoon.

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make a horatio the hippo puppet

Who doesn’t love puppets!? Now your child can bring their favorite purple KneeBouncer pal “to life” with this fun (and super easy) Horatio the Hippo purple bag puppet craft. We’ve even provided the printable. Here’s what you’ll need: Printed Horatio the Hippo Puppet Template Scissors Glue One Brown Paper Bag Instructions for assembling puppet: Cut […]

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friday five: play with purpose

It’s back! Our Friday five. Five things to do/think about this weekend and all about connecting with your kids through play. And since we’re about purposeful play using apps and online games for babies, toddlers and preschoolers — there’s a tech twist, too!

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Technology + Toddlers: Under 3 and Guilt Free?

Yes, says a recently released study focused on how toddlers use technology. Now, finally, parents who share their love for the latest technology with their young children can shake off any guilt and continue to play and learn. Naturally, no one is going to suggest that babies and toddlers spend entire days playing Angry Birds. […]

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Five Great Picture Books About Snow

Snowy, cold February got you stuck inside? These five great picture books about winter and snow are perfect for snuggling for a cozy afternoon read! Red Sled by Lita Judge In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously […]

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celebrate international children’s book day

April 2nd is known in schools around the world as International Children’s Book Day (ICBD). Created by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in 1967, ICBD is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. This year, the US chapter of IBBY is sponsoring the celebration. […]

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This Week: Kids, Technology & Digital Learning Apps

There has been a lot of news this week that looks at digital learning content for kids — specifically younger kids. In case you didn’t catch it, we’ve got the scoop on recent headlines related to baby games, toddler games, preschool games and digital learning content. Joan Cooney Ganz Center releases new report on the […]

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Friday Five: Elf-on-the-Shelf Shenanigans

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, some of the Elf on the Shelf photos we’ve found on the internet are a whole lotta fun. So today we thought we’d give parents (and kids) everywhere a little holiday giggle. Enjoy! Sneaking Syrup Image Credit: Lil Boo Blue Freezer Elf Image Credit: Cherishing the InBetweens Candy Cane […]

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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Need some kid-friendly conversation starters around the Thanksgiving table? Check out some of these fun facts to share! What turkey? Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast. No […]

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Friday Five: Teaching Your Kids About Gratitude

It’s the start of November — which in the United States means we’re starting to think about Thanksgiving. Of course, we all want our children to be grateful for the things they have, but gratitude isn’t exactly tangible. How do you teach your youngest KneeBouncers about being thankful? Well, we’ve got five ideas! 1. Create […]

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