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The Best Christmas Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

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So you survived the first year of parenthood and maybe even got your kid to sleep through the night. Nice work! And seemingly overnight, you now have a toddling, babbling, drooling little person in your home who’s grabbing everything in sight and shoving it into their mouth. Twelve-month milestones vary wildly, which is why finding 1-year-old birthday and Christmas gifts can be tougher than changing a diaper while standing up. Gifts for 1-year-olds should, of course, be fun, but also help kids this age explore the world around them while mastering gross and fine motor skills.You want products like shape...

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13 Super-Clever Lego Storage and Organization Ideas

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Discover some genius hacks and tips to organize all those bricks! These LEGO storage and organization ideas are a lifesaver! So many parents might cringe at the idea of getting their kids into LEGOS. It’s such an educational hobby – it encourages problem-solving skills and is the literal foundation for early engineering skills. The only problem is the clean-up and storage. You know the literal pain the foot that those LEGO bricks can be!  Let’s look at some clever ways to finally organize and store all those LEGO bricks! These are easy enough for kids to maintain and will give...

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Top 10 Toys for Fall 2020

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Today I’m looking at the top 10 toys for Fall 2020. How official is this top 10 list? Not the least little bit! It’s all just meant to be fun and informative. Come along for the ride if you’d like to see what’s hot right now in the world of Toys and to get a few good ideas of items that are fun (and frequently educational) that you might want to get for your kids. First up on the list is an item that definitely meets both the fun and educational criteria. It’s the OSMO Genius Starter Kit, and it’s a...

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Homeschooling When Everyone Needs You

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Raising Arrows Homeschooling When Everyone Needs You When you have more than one child you are homeschooling and they are all little, it feels like everyone needs you all the time. How do you homeschool with a lot of little kids? This post is sponsored by Reading Eggs. Most homeschooling families have a wide age range of children they are schooling, so not only are they finding themselves bouncing between subjects and grades, they often have babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to account for as well.  Diapers need to be changed. Toddlers need to be pulled off of counter tops. And...

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Best at home learning activities for kids

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Just because it’s the weekend or the kids are home from school doesn’t mean that the learning should end. While it’s tempting to always jump to screen time and video games during downtime once the kids are back to school, there are actually plenty of other ways kids can continue to learn at home. My 8-year-old, for example, has been doing workbooks at home every day, studying languages via software and apps, and playing with different kits and toys that teach everything from science to arts and crafts, coding, and building. Sure, some of the activities technically do involve the...

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