Playful Thoughts

  • Space Toys for your little Astronaut

    On July 16, 1969, three Americans flew into space to go where no human had
    been before – the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and
    Michael Collins spent a total of eight days on their mission to and from the moon.
    When Neil and Buzz (Michael stayed behind on their spaceship) landed on the
    surface of the moon three days later on July 20, 1969, more than 650 million
    people were watching live on their TVs worldwide. That’s even more impressive
    considering the world had only 3.6 billion people on it compared to today’s more
    than eight billion.

    Got a space fan on your hands? Child’s Play can help you find whatever products
    you need, from toys, to books, maps, globes and more.
  • Fave Father’s Day Toys

    Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16 – do you know what you’re getting Dad? Child’s Play has got you covered. From board games to outdoor toys, puzzles and books – we carry everything you need to make Dad’s day one of a kind.
  • The Power of Pretend Play

    What is Pretend Play and How Does it Help with Communication Development? Pretend play, also called imaginative, creative, make-believe, or role pl...
  • How Fidget Toys Can Help With Emotional Regulation

    More than just a way to release tension, fidget toys are fun! There are so many different types of fidget toys on the market today, in every color, texture, shape, and size. Different fidget toys target different sensory needs and can help build a variety of important developmental skills.
  • 8 End Of Summer Crafts For Kids

    The start of a new school year is right around the corner. Make the most of the rest of your summer with these 8 End Of Summer Crafts For Kids!
  • Exploring Outer Space with NASA's New Horizons

    Foster your child's love for adventure with the inspiring story of New Horizons and these 15 great toys and games that help develop important age appropriate skills.
  • Five Types of Folklore

    Within the literary genre of Folklore, you can find myths, legends, tall tales, fables and fairy tales - but how can you tell the difference in ...
  • Talking With Kids About LGBTQ+ Pride Month

    June is Pride Month! Colorful flags supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community and exciting events around the city may spark questions from your ...
  • All About April Fools’ Day

    April Fools’ Day is all about being silly, laughing and having fun. Here are some of our favorite products that are sure to spread some smiles among your loved ones. 
  • At-Home Activities for Your Tween

    As the pandemic wears on, we’re all searching for ideas to keep our kids entertained. Here are some easy activities that your tween can do on their own, while you try to get some work done.
  • Quarantine Birthday Ideas

    So your child has a birthday coming up and everyone is in lock down? Have no fear, Child’s Play is here! Try these ideas for whipping up some fun while stuck at home.

  • Go Ahead and Reread that Book! By Molly Olivo

    Parents often ask, “Why does my child keep rereading this book over and over?” with a hint of anxiety and exasperation. But rest assured — that rereading has immense value, and your child is right on track to become a lifelong critical reader.