Inspired by Child's Play

It is a very cold day, just hovering above zero degrees. Yet, my children insist on going outside to play. I give in easily, knowing some fresh air could do them good. We bundle them up from head to toe, my little 5 and 8-year-old daughters. They look like little marshmallows ..

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Meet the Robinsons - A Highly Creative Family

"Everyone get OUT of the pool! A monster is coming out of the drain!" No this isn't from some bad sci-fi movie. This is a little boy's very active and healthy imagination. This little ingenious seven-year-old boy is the middle child of two very gifted sisters. In fact ..

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Imagine Recess in the WOODS?

Imagine.... Just imagine. The bell rings for recess time. The kids leave the school building and walk out to the nature trail - whispering excitedly to each other. "Let's go on the rope swing," one boy says to another. "Do you want to work on our fort again?" a little girl as ..

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Top Toys for 2013 - Our "favorites"

As a mother of two girls ages 5 and 8, and a pediatric occupational therapist who's job it is to get children to play - I LOVE toys! I often get carried away when buying toys for Christmas, because I see the therapeutic value and potential in just about everything. It has tak ..

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