Playground Planning

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As a kid, the absolute favorite time of the school day is none other than RECESS! Kids love their 20 minutes to run around the playground with their friends and cast away their scholarly cares for a brief period of time. As instructors and educational administrators, it is our job to make sure that our […]

The Benefits of Playing with Puzzles

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Puzzles have proven time and time again that they are a timeless, enjoyable activity. It’s rare to find a house in America that doesn’t have at least one jigsaw puzzle lurking somewhere in an old cupboard behind a dusty copy of Monopoly. We played with puzzles. Our parents played with puzzles. Our grandparents played with […]

Our Favorite Puzzles

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For centuries, puzzles have been providing entertainment and education to people of all ages. Ranging from the simplest pictures to the most complex works of art, there is quite literally a puzzle for anyone. Puzzles are great for younger children, because they provide many cognitive development benefits for young minds. Puzzles increase brain development and […]

Classroom Craft Supplies

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Let’s face it; sometimes winter can be a bit boring. It’s too cold to play outside, all the swimming pools are closed, and half the time, children don’t even get recess! Winter isn’t all bad though; sometimes you just have to be creative to make the most out of it! Crafts are a great way […]

Why Buy Wooden Toys?

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At Constructive Playthings, we sell a large variety of toys for the home and the classroom. Some of our favorite items we sell are our wooden toys. There are many reasons why one should consider buying wooden toys for their children. The following blog was originally posted at Ecoficial.com, and it does a great job […]

Exploring Story Time

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Storytelling is a must in the classroom. So much can be communicated through the art of storytelling. Children can be educated, encouraged, and entertained all at the same time through a powerful and well delivered story. Many people believe telling stories is the oldest form of education, and the most effective. Storytelling can be used […]