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Why Is Imagination Important?

Why Is Imagination Important?

We built a ship upon the stairs All made of the back-bedroom chairs, And filled it full of sofa pillows To go a-sailing on the billows. We took a saw and several nails, And water in the nursery pails; And Tom said, “Let us also take An apple and a slice of cake;”— Which was enough for Tom and me To go a-sailing on, till tea. We sailed along for days and days, And had the very best of plays; But Tom fell out and hurt his knee, So there was no one left but me. -      ...

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Games for the Girl Who Loves Her Cowgirl Costume

Games for the Girl Who Loves Her Cowgirl Costume

Does your child love yelling yee-haw and pretending her bicycle is a horse as she "gallops" around the neighborhood? If so, then you aren't the only family with a child dreaming of cowgirl and rodeo dreams! Our Teetot Cowgirl Costume is designed with just such girls in mind. But once your daughter dons this special cowgirl costume, what other types of ranch-life games might she play? Consider the following for some inspiration: Games for the Girl Who Loves Her Cowgirl Costume Tin can targets. This one is fun whether it's just your little cowgirl, or if she's having a friend or two,...

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Playing It Safe With Dress-Up

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Playing It Safe With Dress-Up

Playing dress-up, whether it is in a SWAT team costume or a princess costume, is a wonderful way for kids to experience new character roles and express themselves. However, as fantastic as dressing up is, there are some important safety things all parents should keep in mind as they help their child pick their costume and orient their play.

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Becoming a Make-Believe Knight

Becoming a Make-Believe Knight

Many kids, and adults, love stories about knights and medieval times. That era is what much fantasy continues to be based upon, and even future fantasies like Star Wars were also based on tales of knights and heroism. The Star Wars franchise simply replaced metal swords with lightsabers, but the initial stories kept a lot of the lore and good guy mythology. So whether your child loves playing with lightsabers or swords, they are roleplaying one of the most beloved periods of time and a knight costume might be a perfect present for them. Becoming a Make-Believe Knight There are many different ways to make a good...

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Princess Dress Up Games

Princess Dress Up Games

If your child loves to play princess dress up, then you might consider taking that play style and going to the next level with their friends by throwing a princess-themed party. A princess party doesn't have to be for a special occasion and it doesn't have to be extra-extravagant for your child and those invited to have fun. In fact, all you need for the perfect princess dress up party are some costumes or basic dresses and the right mix of games. What type of princess dress-up games you ask? Consider the following classics: Great Princess Dress Up Games Children...

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