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    Bitty Play: Try the new Kinetic Sand

    As the kids begin gearing up for back-to-school, why not start them with some fun learning and sensory/motor activities to get them prepped.

    Kinetic Sand is a sand-like substance that is easily moldable, yet free flowing.  It has the properties of wet sand, but isn’t wet and it also sticks to itself without being sticky.  It’s hard to describe this wonderful, stress-free, colored sand until you have it in your hands.


    Michaels’ recently introduced the Kinetic Sand in some fun and bright colors, such as blue, green, orange, pink and purple, as well as the neutral.


    Some of the major benefits of playing with Kinetic Sand, while of course just being fun are:

           Fine Motor Development

           Sensory Processing

           Drawing and Pre-writing skills

           Creative Thinking

           Pretend Play

           Speech and Language Development

           Increased Attention

           Sense of Calm

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    Play Games with FunnyBoneToys

    Funnybone Toys – card Games, toys, and gifts for lovers of Good Design. Funnybone Toys was created as a specialty in the toy and game market: a true combination of form, function, and beautiful minimalist design. The launch of Funnybone Toys, based in Denver, CO, set out to create a US-based company that could mesh these elements together. Funnybone Toys is a company that makes games to stimulate fun and creativity,” says President Julien Sharp. “We designed the games so that no matter the age, people can enjoy.”

    Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 2.36.39 PMRecently, I have put in effort to get off the computer, iPad and phone and get outside. Doing fun things with friends is easy but getting off your device is hard!  We are all addicted to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and constantly checking email, Instagram and Twitter. To break this habit and pick up a new healthy one – I introduce to you Funny Bone Toys!  There are a variety of good old fashion games with a new modern design perfect for at the park, someones house or by the pool even.  Playing games require REAL interaction, conversation, eye contact, jokes, competition, team work and a sense of play. All factors of a good relationship.  Your friend will appreciate spending REAL time with you. Get OFFLINE and play a game!  These are my recommendations below.

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    Disruptus – which asks players to look at objects and ideas and use different approaches — as determined by the roll of a die — to innovate. Disruptus draws inspiration from the very important practice of ‘disruptive thinking’. Disruptive thinking is one of the most powerful ways to innovate. It has been used to create ideas and objects like digital music, camera phones, and car sharing programs. Not only being used in corporations to help employees and teams be more innovative, it’s also beloved by families and has won the Party Game of the Year 2013 by Creative Child Magazine and a Laugh Out Loud Award by Tillywig Toy Reviews.

    For more games -> visit http://funnybonetoys.com.

    Also for you crafty types – instead of emailing, send your friend a surprise snail mail and decorate it with Rolli!