In a digital age where every individual owns a gadget or even two, it can be difficult to encourage children to play outdoors. Most of today’s kids would rather stay at home and play games on their tablets or smartphones.
Based onJenny Anderson’s report on, American kids spend about 18.6 hours of play time using their gadgets. Interestingly, it was also revealed that 62% of parents want their children to have more outside play. While this is currently an inescapable reality, it’s the parents’ responsibility to regulate their children’s screen time and introduce more play time. Playing outdoors is proven to give a child a range of benefits, from physical to social, mental and emotional.
Play Fair NY, presented by Toys’R’Us and Spin Master, is returning Nov. 4-5 to the Javits Center in NYC!
Play Fair is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages. It’s an immersive, experience-rich event for children, parents, families, and teenage and adult fans. With hands-on exhibits, awe-inspiring displays, dozens of toy and entertainment brands, and never-before-seen exclusives, attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games – and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow!
Disney and Hal Leonard have launched their Disney Learning “Explore Music” series and we are HUGE FANS!
My kids and I love to read together all day. These picture books are not only beautiful to look at but, they encourage creative play whether it is using movement with your body or your voice to create music or getting crafty to make your own musical instruments with items around your home. Turn a day at home or a rainy day into a fun day of musical exploration with some familiar characters.