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Storybox Playlist: Big Energy in Little People

Big Energy in children (and grownups too) can come in many packages. It can look like a wave of excitement bouncing off the walls and running around yelling. Or it can be an all-out flop-on-the-ground tantrum of doom that lasts for an hour. This...

sparkle crafts: Art Supplies and Creative Play Materials

Children have an innate curiosity to explore their world through tactile experience and creative imaginitive play. Sometimes as adults, we forget that we too have this ability. Here's a great list of materials to help your family get creative!...

sparkle kitchen: "play with your food"

Do you remember the scene from A Christmas Story where the little brother makes a mountain out of his mashed potatoes and then the mother encourages him to eat the food like a little piggy? I'm not suggesting you ask your kids that they smash their...

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire Creative Play

Creative play is probably one of the most vital elements of childhood. It's the job of children to play and explore. Time for creative play allows them to test out different roles and helps them prepare for life. This week I've rounded up some really...

sparkle crafts: four crafts that inspire wonder

Inspiring wonder is easy to do with natural materials. Nature has away of being mysterious and inspiring us to explore whole new worlds. Try four of our favorite nature crafts that will get you outside and wondering about the world around you in new...