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Empowering Pranks for Kids

Snow Play, Imagination, and Empowerment for Kids Did you ever do this as a kid? Stomp your way through the snow with your heels close together and your toes pointing out so the tracks you made with your boots looked like the track of a tractor? My brother and I once walked painstakingly allllll the

Random Acts of Play

The other day I was doing stuff in the living room and I turned around to see my 9-year-old had engaged in a random act of play and drawn this (see above) on the blanket we keep over our couch. Wow. Pretty cool. Do you catch your kids at random acts of play? This weekend,

What to Buy Your Kids for Christmas: Unscripted Toys

Wondering what to buy your kids for Christmas? What are the best toys for kids this year? What will bring out the best in them and make them geniuses? It’s an easy answer, but one that might surprise you. (As well as save you some mullah, mullah, mullah.) The answer: Unscripted toys. Say what? What

Break the Rules Inspiration

On Monday I declared it Break The Rules Week. (If you are wondering why, the argument on why breaking the rules is a good developmental tool for kids is posted here.) I also promised you some inspiration for what kinds of rules you might break throughout the week. (Have you broken any yet? Share your