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By their very nature, kids are active- they need to move, they need to interact, and focus on specific activities. ¬†Doing this requires a certain level of creativity throughout the duration of the lockdown. Play fun group games There are quite a number of board games that your kids can play. The most important thing […]

March 16, 2023

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  So you want to play a little more? Well isn’t that like a child and now we are grown adults? It’s what we were taught to believe (play is for children), but is it good? Should we keep on believing that? Researchers show that playing is essential in all walks of life. I know […]

July 14, 2022

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When authorities declare a Pandemic situation, you, like the rest of the world, are home-bound to help slow the virus. Staying at home is enjoyable for the first few days, but staying on lockdown for many days can drive some crazy. The best way to avoid getting out of your mind during quarantine is to […]

April 25, 2020

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Play is my business. Doesn't that sound like the best job ever? I am also a researcher at heart, but never really considered studying play. I mean, you just have fun, right? Well, our brains have a lot more to say about play than that. Dr. Stuart Brown in my new hero. He has been […]

March 26, 2019

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  Do you know that there is a science about shape? Yes! MORPHOLOGY is the study of shape, size, and texture of physical objects. Kids are more focused with hands-on play and it also helps with fine motor skills, so let's do some fun activities practicing morphology today! What shapes can you make with sugar […]

March 2, 2019

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The Science of Play: Playing Pretend/Free play It's no secret that children learn from their play! How does playing pretend and free play or using imagination affect children's development? The subject of play, specifically the positive impact it has on children has piqued the curiosity of parents and scientists alike. Recent studies have proven what […]

January 26, 2019

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We went on a family vacation over New Year’s on the Carnival Magic boat. It didn’t take a ton of work to plan and I love that I don’t have to entertain 10 adults and feed them for a week! They can do it all themselves on the boat. The theme of the week that […]

January 7, 2019

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Glow Dough was created way back in the 70's by my father Gary Hansen. He is a research scientist and when he made this dough at work, he thought, €œMy kids would love this!€ So what would a good dad do, bring it home for us to play with! At the time it did not […]

January 1, 2019

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We have a quote frequently used by my company-Glow Tec, Inc on our website and on our products. ~~Creative play boosts brain power But are these quotes true? Well, although we do like to consider ourselves scientists, however, in this blog entry you will find some information from actual doctors and researchers publishing their work […]

December 1, 2018

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  I love warm summer date nights, but what makes them even better is a concert. Last weekend Matt and I went to Sandy Amphitheater to see Arrival- the music of ABBA- one of my all time favorites. It takes me back to memories of fun, happy experiences in life. Some interesting things about ABBA… […]

July 10, 2017

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  October is such a fun month in Utah. Check out this massive list of things to do before Halloween… This is the Place State Park Little Haunts- This is the Place 2016: October 15, 20-22, & 29 $12.95/adults, $10.95/seniors (65+), $8.95/children (3-11), Free/children (2 and under) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm It’s not scary […]

September 26, 2016

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