Think outside the Box

By Forte, Tiffany | Working Mother, February/March 2010 | Go to article overview

Think outside the Box


Forte, Tiffany, Working Mother


For playthings with endless potential, hold on to large shipping boxes. Your kids will likely be just as impressed- if not more so- with these containers as they are with the toys and games and other stuff that come in them. Kick off some pretend play by carving a cardboard castle for your little prince or princess. Or fashion a fortress so knights-in-training can defend the land. Encourage your children to color and decorate their seif-made boats and buildings with paint, stickers and sequins. Perfect for one child or when it's your turn to host the next playdate. Think of the possibilities!

Playtime Perk Strengthens imagination and stimulates creativity. -Tiffany Forte

* RAINBOW COALITION

Did you know that 45 years ago civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., won the Nobel Peace Prize? For Black History Month, help your child create these diverse stick puppets from different shades of construction paper, craft sticks, yarn and googly eyes. …

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