Which toys should I buy my toddler? | from Big Future Toys

Oh, toddlers. The chubby little feet, the instinct of discovery that comes to life, the spilling of things that you’ve just put away. Your toddler is a beautiful, messy creature with special mental and physical needs. We’ll get you into their heads and help you choose toys that are appropriate for them to develop. Between …

How to choose an age-appropriate toy | from Big Future Toys

They have a birthday party and it’s the way that apple juice and pizza are served. Unless the parents have specified “no gifts”, you have to go shopping. Where do you start Let’s make this a little easier by starting with a basic question: How old is the child? It is important to consider age …

How Much Screen Time Should Your Child Get? (Pandemic version) | from Big Future Toys

We break down the American Association of Pediatrics’ Screen Time guidelines and list some great screen-free options for you. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The fight is real. In normal times (if anyone can remember what that was like) we were pretty strict with screen time for our 3 year old. One Daniel Tiger …

How to be present with your children. You hear it all the time – “Be present… | from Big Future Toys

You hear it all the time – “Be present with your children.” But how exactly do you do that? We break the advice down into simple, actionable steps that you can apply today. Being present, also called mindfulness, is the act of Pay attention to your current thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and the immediate surroundings. …

3 cheap and easy independent game ideas for your preschooler | from Big Future Toys

Your child can play alone. Here are three cheap and easy ideas to encourage independent gaming. This one is so easy to set up and keeps kids entertained for a long time. Mind container with rice and toys How to set it up: Fill a container with rice or dry pasta. Throw in a shovel …