The Whistle Stop Blog

  1. How to Set Up a Reward System for Kids

    How to Set Up a Reward System for Kids

    Reward systems use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. If you want to help your kids build the right behavioral habits and reduce tantrums at the same time, you can try this parent-approved life hack; reward systems. They encourage behavioral modification through positive reinforcement. Here's how to set up a reward system that works for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged kids...
     
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  2. 6 Tips to Prepare for Back To School

    6 Tips to Prepare for Back To School

    It’s that time of year again where we exchange our water wings and trips up north for textbooks and field trips. Summer has a way of flying by and soon enough the kids will be back at school. To help get you started, here are some tips for preparing for back to school!  Start a Morning Schedule While it may...
     
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  3. 20 Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Quality Time

    20 Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Quality Time

    With Mother's Day approaching, show mom just how much you love her by working on a craft or an activity with her on her special day. Listed below are 20 Mother's Day crafts and activities for quality time. Every craft and activity listed below are either available here at Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy or can be made at home...
     
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  4. 12 Travel Essentials for Play On-The-Go

    12 Travel Essentials for Play On-The-Go

    As we get back to traveling with the family, it's important to have things handy to keep the kids busy and entertained while traveling either by car or plane. We know how hard that can be, especially with young ones so we've compiled a list of fun and engaging products for all ages. Here’s a list of our favorite products...
     
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  5. 22 Easter Basket Stuffers for All Ages!

    22 Easter Basket Stuffers for All Ages!

    We know it, Easter baskets can sometimes be daunting. Finding just the right balance of toys and treats that will get the kids excited. To bring the fun back in Easter, we’ve compiled our favorite products that will make the perfect addition to any basket. Don’t forget to top it off with candy, a cuddly plush, or a book for...
     
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