Three Great Gifts for Kids who Like to Take Charge

November 12, 2020

We recently posted our Three Great Gifts for Kids who like to Participate.

At the other end of the spectrum are the kids who like to take charge of their playtime. These kiddos prefer activities that allow them to call …

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Three Great Gifts for Kids who Like to Participate

October 19, 2020

We recently posted our Three Great Gifts for Kids who like to Take Charge.

But what about the kids who don’t feel the need to be in charge? Kids who prefer Participatory play would rather be a part of the …

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Learning through Pretending: Playing Diner

September 19, 2020

This week at Barrister Unschool: Learning through Pretending!

I remember playing Diner when I was growing up—setting up a table and menus for my parents, getting out the little pretend server pad, taking their fake money, bringing out plastic …

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Barrister Unschool: Growing Logic Challenges

September 8, 2020

This week at Barrister Unschool: Growing Logic Challenges!

Repetitive, iterating challenges are a staple for many solo puzzle-style games—whether you’re moving object A to point B, completing a circuit, or beaming up cows into your UFO 😅 and when done right,

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Toy Towers: One Stop for St. Nick’s Gifts

November 9, 2018

When I was growing up, St. Nick’s Day was when I really felt like the holidays had arrived.

The decorations were up, the house smelled like cookies and incense, and there was something in our stockings when we came downstairs …

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Toy Towers at Mayfair & Bayshore

August 29, 2018

Have you seen the TOWERS of toys we built at Mayfair and Bayshore?

These epic “Toy Towers” are absolutely brimming with amazing toys, travel games and activities that will make a kid’s day and entertain them for hours on end!…

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Unleash your Inner Spy with these Cool New Toys

April 25, 2016

One of the benefits of working at a place like the Barrister is that you’re able to get in touch with your inner child on a regular basis without anyone thinking there’s something majorly wrong with you. Every time I …

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For the Kids: Marble Run

April 6, 2016

MarbleRun1Get rolling with the brain-exercising fun of Marble Run!

Build soaring towers, twisting mazes and more as you send your marbles across bridges, down spirals and through spinning wheels for hours on end. Create something new every time, and see …

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For the Kids: Wooden Lacing Shoe

February 4, 2016

WoodenLacingShoeMAD Few things give a child more satisfaction than mastering shoe-lacing and -tying skills, and now there’s a way to help them learn in style!

This wooden high-top sneaker will make practicing enjoyable and help your child reach the developmental milestone …

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For the Kids: Service Station Parking Garage

January 27, 2016

ParkingGarageParkTime to get an early start on those parking skills! This all-in-one service station from Melissa and Doug is truly full serve, providing two wooden cars, a one-way parking structure, a pull-in service garage, gas pump, vehicle elevator and drive-thru …

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