Spruce Up Any Kid's Room

Spruce Up Any Kid's Room...

4 Tips & Tricks for DIY fun and color Hey–we love sandy color schemes and white on white on white as much as the next amateur interior deco enthusiast, but...

Notes from a Privileged Young Adult In the US

Notes from a Privileged Young...

If I couldn't plan for a stable life 6 months from now... I probably wouldn't have much motivation at school. I wouldn't stand a chance interviewing at my top-choice job...

5 Ways to Keep Track of Toys

5 Ways to Keep Track...

Lost a Toy? Join the Club.   1. Big, Easy Bins Instead of storing some toys in one drawer, some toys under the TV, some in a basket, and a...

Cure the Back to School Blues

Cure the Back to School...

It's back to school, and for some it's a no-fuss transition. For a lot of kids, however, returning or just starting school can be emotional and stressful. There are a...

How to talk about the bad guys

How to talk about the...

Storybook villains and their symbolic importance Storybook villains and fairy-tale bad guys antagonize our children's favorite characters and heroes. It can be tempting to brush them off: "don't be scared,...

Making the case for sleepovers– What kids learn from a night away

Making the case for sleepovers–...

I remember my first sleepover very clearly. I was in Kindergarten, it was mid-December, and my parents had finally allowed me to stay at my very best friend Marina's house...

5 Keys to Sentimental ROI in the Business of Early Childhood Emotional Intelligence

5 Keys to Sentimental ROI...

High points for the maker of toys that celebrate diversity I sat down with our founder and CEO, Ezequiel Karpf, to talk about the moments of the My Family Builders...

5 Ways To Encourage Creativity In Kids

5 Ways To Encourage Creativity...

Creativity is not always valued in our culture.  We tend to think that reading and math are all that matter.  Our schools are indicative of this.  Most kids hardly get any arts education...

5 Easy Ways To Organize Your Children’s Toys

5 Easy Ways To Organize...

Every parent has a love/hate relationship with their kids’ toys.  You love them because they are good for your kids – they inspire imagination, help them to develop and are...

5 Recycling Tips For Kids

5 Recycling Tips For Kids...

Kids are the future and the planet is in danger.  If we hope to save our planet and become more aware of the environment as a culture, we must teach them...

Tips For Toys

Tips For Toys

Whether it’s choosing balanced meals or helping with homework, every parent feels instinctually empowered to keep their children safe and happy. One of the most impactful, yet least emphasized areas...

Q&A with Shareena C. Clark Ascher about education, diversity, books and toys today.

Q&A with Shareena C. Clark...

Shareena C. Clark Ascher - Programs Coordinator of Our Family Coalition talks to us about diversity, books and toys today. Q: What do you think about MyFamilyBuilders toy-set? Q: Sometimes kids...

Q&A with Tarah Fleming about education, diversity, books and toys today.

Q&A with Tarah Fleming about...

Tarah Fleming - Education Director of Our Family Coalition talks to us about education, diversity, books and toys today. Q: What happens when kids don't see their reality reflected in...

5 Ways Toys Help Your Child Learn

5 Ways Toys Help Your...

Though you may think that toys are just something fun for kids to do, they are actually valuable learning tools that can aid development.  Of course, they ARE fun which...

The Power of Children’s Literature

The Power of Children’s Literature...

Any­one who has ever read to or with a child—parent, fam­ily mem­ber, teacher or friend—knows books leave last­ing impres­sions. Beyond the edu­ca­tional ben­e­fits, books have the power to instill empa­thy,...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·19...

Standard Unit Blocks (60 pieces) Kids will be thrilled with this block set.  It will provide hours of fun as children build castles, towers and more.  Toddlers will love stacking...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·18...

Safari Jumble This puzzle is well-made, high quality and absolutely adorable.  It is also challenging and will push your child to think outside of the box.  You can quiz your...

The importance of introducing children to different languages and cultures

The importance of introducing children...

Nowadays parents are becoming more and more aware of the great importance of introducing their children to other languages and cultures. There are several reasons why parents decide to “embark...

Making Classrooms Inclusive for All Families

Making Classrooms Inclusive for All...

In Stella Brings the Fam­ily, a recently pub­lished children’s book, a young girl’s teacher announces that the chil­dren can bring a spe­cial guest to school in cel­e­bra­tion of Mother’s Day....

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Toys That Inspired Us ·17...

The Police Cruiser by MO-TO This beautiful wooden vintage-looking toy car is built with quality and design in mind.  Your child will love making it zip around the kitchen table...

8 Ways to answer your kids' questions about LGBT families

8 Ways to answer your...

We know many parents struggle with discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues with young children, Olivia Higgins drew on her experience as an elementary school teacher and mother...

5 Ways to Talk about Racism with Your Kids

5 Ways to Talk about...

Your kids are little sponges and they are looking to you to show them the right way to live life.  They are looking to you teach them ethics, values and...

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Magna-Tiles (32 Piece Set) This building set will change the way you look at playing with blocks!  Your child will be enthralled by the colorful magnetic blocks and spend hours...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·15...

SumBlox (43 blocks) These blocks are way more than just fun building toys.  They are an innovative new way to help children grasp mathematics skills.  Many children just need to...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·14...

Tegu 42 piece set These colorful magnetic blocks will surely generate hours of fun for your children.  It is the type of set that will ignite a passion for building...

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids about Race and Cultural Diversity

5 Ways to Teach Your...

Racism is a learned trait.  Intolerance is a taught behavior.  No one is born with stereotypes in their head.  No infant looks around the nursery and thinks, “Oh that baby’s...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·13...

Naef Bahaus Baspael Blocks are some of the best toys on Earth! They are fun, educational and provide hours of entertainment.  With these colorful and unusually shaped blocks, your child...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·12...

Zoo by Shusha Your future zoologist will be delighted with this well-made wooden toy.  They can learn about the animals that they have seen in movies, TV and books as well...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·11...

Make a Portrait by Shusha  This toy is sure to keep your child entertained for hours.  With 48 pieces to add to the base face, your child can make almost...

How to Raise Your Kids to be Kind

How to Raise Your Kids...

Do you want kind kids?  Well, you need start with yourself and your home.  You need to model kindness, you need to directly teach it and you need to talk...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·10...

Stackable Pirate These pirates are the perfect thing for your little Captain Hook fan!  They are so cute and fun as well as educational.  Your child will be running around...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·09...

Cuboro Plus Marble Maze This is a toy that allows children to create their own marble maze!  Can you imagine the hours of fun and entertainment that kids will get...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·08...

Kay Bojesen Alphabet Blocks Imagine the fun and hours of creative play that can be had with these simple and beautifully made wooden blocks. They were designed on 1950 by famed Danish...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·07...

Kay Bojesen Monkey This adorable wooden monkey is not just a toy, but a work of art.  It is made of high quality wood and designed by famed Danish designer,...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·06...

Balancing Blocks You haven’t ever seen a set of blocks quite like this.  Your child will be delighted at the new type of block that will allow them to create...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·05...

Around the World Puzzle This adorable puzzle is adorned with the smiling faces of children from all over the world.  The circular shape of the puzzle makes it a change...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·04...

Mini Facemaker Blocks (Miller Goodman) This toy is great for children 3 and up and adults who enjoy being creative and using their hands.  It is a simple and fun...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·03...

Stack and Scare! Stackable Monster Blocks by Uncle Goose Toys The Stack and Scare! set contains 18 blocks and it comes with everything your kids needs to create the biggest,...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·02...

Owie Dolls Owie Dolls are adorable fabric toys designed primarily for play; but as is the case with all toys featured here, our fabric friends serve a secondary purpose.  Accompanying...

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Toys That Inspired Us ·01...

Miller Goodman PlayShapes (74 wooden pieces) The PlayShapes toy set consists of 74 wooden blocks that encourage children (and adults!) to create anything they can imagine. Each piece is made...

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