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Best Indoor Activities to Do with Kids

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Best Indoor Activities to Do with Kids

Oh what a winter it has been this season. Whether it is the snow, rain or just plain old cold weather, if you and the kids are going to be spend the day at home, you will need a plan to fight any boredom! Here are 15 tried and true activities, crafts and games for creating fun memories on a cold winter day!  Curl up with a good book! Read with them to foster the love of reading. Nothing beats time spent together playing a board game!   Pro Chef Set by Learning Resources Cook together or pretend you are...

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Toys for Gifted Children

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Toys for Gifted Children

Here at eBeanstalk.com, one of the most frequent questions we encounter is ‘Which toy is most appropriate for my child?’.  Now children come in all shapes and sizes and all are as unique as the snowflakes during a winter flurry.  For children that learn a bit faster than other children, or are “gifted”, this often requires just as many challenges as any other characteristic.  They need constant attention to flourish and avoid boredom and need special social needs as well.  However, first off, it is helpful to mention that many children are gifted in different ways, and we don’t necessarily...

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What are STEM Toys? by eBeanstalk

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What are STEM Toys? by eBeanstalk

STEM Toys is a category of toys that fosters child development and learning in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS (or STEM). Alternatively, STEM toys are also called STEAM toys where ARTS (for the A) is also included as a creative aspect within STEAM.This grouping of toys accent and facilitate play in those traditional fields of academic study and allow children new experiences and activity in those larger disciplines. For example, the traditional science kits to electric circuit kits to newer coding and robotics kits are all included in this category of toys.As a new category trend on classic fields, the...

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