Play & Activities
Ideas to have fun with your little ones
Ideas for Play
Struggling to find things to do with your little ones? We’ve all been there. Below you’ll find ideas on activities, toys, and places to go.
Learning 4 Kids offers simple, fun activity ideas by age and category, like messy play (our favorite).
Hulafrog is always full of great local events if you’re searching for somewhere new to go. Many are free or low cost.
6 sensory activities for young children Sensory activities engage multiple senses at once – hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch! For young children, sensory exploration can help engage their focus and help them grow.
5 fun activities to get your family moving 5 fun, easy-to-learn activities designed to get your family moving around, having fun, and building your child’s gross and fine motor skills.
6 bird acitivites for your family is a series of 6 activities that coordinate with our monthly Lend & Learn theme
At-Home Toy Recommendations That May Surprise You don’t have to buy expensive or trendy toys for your child to encourage their growth. Simple items you find around your house can be incredible tools to teach your child new skills.
Five fun, cheap activities to do with your child are activities you can do with items you might already have in your home
Information about the Importance of Play
Play is an important part of healthy child development! Children use play to develop new skills and learn how to interact with their environment. For them, playing is learning!
The National Association for the Education of Young Children has a lot of information and articles about play in early childhood.
The USA Toy Library Association has great information on the benefits of toy libraries like our Lend and Learn Toy Library!
Why are Toy Libraries so Popular? This blog post highlights why toy libraries are so popular.. and important!
What about screen time? This blog post discusses screen time for young children, how much is too much?