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  1. Let’s Get Wild With Animal Figurines!

    Let’s Get Wild With Animal Figurines!
    Playing with animal figurines is not only fun but beneficial for a child. There are a number of ways this traditional toy can bring new and engaging fun to playtime while also growing. When playing with animals, most kids like to use it as pretend play with family or friends. This helps practice verbalization and language skills. In addition, pretend...
  2. Kids and Families Spreading Kindness Rocks!

    Kids and Families Spreading Kindness Rocks!
    Have you walked through your local park in your neighborhood, or by a local store and noticed a hand-painted rock hiding in plain sight? This hidden treasure is likely part of the painted rock trend that has taken off over the last few years. Originally inspired by The Kindness Rocks Project, this crafty treasure hunt holds endless fun for kids...
  3. Fun Activities For Kids And The Whole Family

    Fun Activities For Kids And The Whole Family
    It doesn’t matter what age you are, kids and parents alike enjoy the experience of fun activities to spark joy and happiness. For the last 50 years, Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy has helped parents, grandparents, and families of all types bring imagination and playtime together for their kids. One of the best joys for a parent in life is...
  4. Working From Home and Keeping Children Entertained

    Working From Home and Keeping Children Entertained
    During these unprecedented times, parents all over Metro Detroit are looking for creative ways to keep kids occupied, educated and burning energy, while they work from home for the first time. While some resort to screen time in the chaos, there are many options to keep children’s brain and body moving, while giving you the space needed to work. Parents...
  5. Why Unplugging Is Good For The Family

    Why Unplugging Is Good For The Family
    As the world becomes more connected through technology we all struggle with controlling the amount of time we spend on our devices and in front of screens. While it can be difficult, did you know there are benefits of unplugging for kids that is important for their growth and development?  Disconnecting From Screens Connects People Research has found that “unplugging”...
  6. Reasons Why Spending Time With Family Is Important

    Reasons Why Spending Time With Family Is Important
    Spending time with your family is more than just having playtime. Quality time with your children is a key part of their development and building a relationship with them.  Builds Self-Esteem In Children Kids who spend time with their parents participating in activities together have better self-confidence and build positive self-worth. They are more sociable because they sense that their...

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