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 […]

Valentine’s Day Party

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Love is in the air, and that can only mean one thing–Valentine’s Day is coming up! Valentine’s Day is one of the only times of the year that everyone agrees to show a little and affection to all those that they care about. What better way to do this than by throwing a fun Valentine’s […]

Retro Toys

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Ah, the good ole days. We all remember growing up when times were just a little simpler. We didn’t have smartphones and tablets to occupy our time; some of us didn’t even television! We found our fun and entertainment through classic toys and our imaginations. This Christmas, bring a little bit of that retro magic […]

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 […]

Classroom Holiday Party

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The winter holiday season is upon us once again! It is finally the time of year where the temperature drops, snow starts to fall on the ground, and everyone gets excited for the winter holidays. If you want to do something special in your classroom this holiday season, we suggest throwing a fun classroom party! […]