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2014-06-30

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The Recess Blog is the official blog of Constructive Playthings, US Toy Company, and CP Toys. Recess.. was created as a way to provide fun, educational, and inspirational communication with parents and.. teachers alike.

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  • Read Across America“The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”- Dr. Seuss. Many people, particularly students, parents and teachers gear up for Read Across America each year on March...
  • Friendship and Cooperative Skills
    on Feb 8, 2016 in At Home Education Healthy Living
    During early childhood, friendships can help form valuable character traits, build communicative, cognitive and social development and also help a child learn and practice essential life skills. Childhood friendships create a sense of belonging and...
  • Music Helps Build Communication
    on Jan 25, 2016 in At Home Education Inspiration
    The first few months of a baby’s life is all about discovering how to control body movements, how to manipulate objects and how to interpret communication. What you might not have known is that babies start brain development while still in the...
  • Doll Play
    on Nov 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Dolls are timeless toys for young children. For years young girls and boys have created fantasy worlds for them and their dolls. Tea parties, playing house, and generally just taking their dolls everywhere are commonplace for most young children. It...
  • Building Holiday Family TraditionsThe leaves are falling, the candy is flowing and the holidays are almost here! Its that time of year when kids are writing their holiday wish lists, families are finalizing their winter vacation itineraries, and sharing grandma’s most fam...
  • Safe Trick or TreatingIts the one holiday you get to be whoever/whatever you want and eat way too much candy. We would all like to think that Halloween is full of harmless tricks and sweet treats, although not everyone is aware of the hazards that could occur if you&...
  • Early STEM DevelopmentWhen a child begins learning about the world and how it works, it’s important to understand the concept of a sustainable society. The future depends on the  capacity to thrive on the innovation of the modern workforce and that depends on the...
  • Career Play
    on Sep 14, 2015 in At Home Education
    It is so important for young children to engage in dramatic play. When children can put on their pretend hats and make believe that they are anyone that they want to be, they are actually enhancing their cognitive skills in so many great ways. Preten...
  • The Benefits of Doll Play
    on Sep 3, 2015 in At Home Education Just For Fun
    Dolls are timeless toys for young children. For years young girls and boys have created fantasy worlds for them and their dolls. Tea parties, playing house, and generally just taking their dolls everywhere are commonplace for most young children. It...
  • Building Fine Motor SkillsDeveloping fine motor skills is something so integral to a young developing mind. Many activities that a child learns naturally such as crawling, walking, and jumping tend to happen naturally the longer a child is alive. These activities are referred...
  • Keep Learning Fun!
    on Aug 20, 2015 in At Home Education
    Isn’t playtime the best? Your child definitely thinks so. For young children, playing is the absolute best way to keep learning fun! New studies are showing more and more that play isn’t just a fun activity for kid; it’s actually a very import...
  • Explore Storytelling
    on Aug 3, 2015 in Uncategorized
    What do Charlotte’s Web, Beauty and the Best, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins have in common? They are all incredible stories we read when we were children! Even more, they are stories that we still remember, in vivid de...
  • A Day at the Beach
    on Jul 28, 2015 in Just For Fun
    Growing up, nothing was better than a trip to the beach. Knowing that we would get to spend the entire day having fun in the sun, playing in the water, and building sand castles was more than enough to get us very excited. Although time and technolog...
  • Road Trip ActivitiesRoad trips are just about the most bittersweet activity a family can go on. On one hand, you are getting to spend quality time with the family, and the promise of a fun destination resides at the end of your map. On the other hand…that’s...
  • Sand and Water Fun
    on Jun 16, 2015 in At Home Just For Fun
    The first day of summer is just a few days away, and that means it’s probably about time to plan that trip to the beach. Or the pool. Or maybe just a short trip to the sprinkler and sandbox in the backyard. Regardless of where you choose to enjoy t...
  • Backyard Fun with the Family
    on Jun 16, 2015 in At Home Just For Fun
    We wait all year for this. The snow is melted, the clouds are dissipating, and the stores are starting to restock their sunscreen. That’s right…summer is upon us! Just in time for the beginning of summer, Father’s Day is just around...
  • Why Sensory Time Is Important
    on Jun 15, 2015 in Arts and Crafts At Home Education
    Sensory play is such an important asset to a young child’s education. Through sensory play, children learn so much about themselves and the world around them. Children take in the world using touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Through a...
  • Promoting Healthy EatingIn our ever-increasing fast food society, it’s more important than ever to promote healthy eating for our children. Childhood obesity is on the rise which brings such problems as cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance (an early sign of diab...
  • Push For Pre-K In Public SchoolsOur absolute favorite thing is seeing how our products positively affect children in the classroom. This article from the KC Star shows just how important early childhood education can be, and we are honored to be part of this process for young child...
  • Benefits of Block Play
    on May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Sometimes, it makes sense to go back to the basics. In today’s hi-tech world of tablets, smartphones, and video game systems, children are slowly abandoning the types of toys that we grew up with. While it is true that all of these things can b...
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