Play Ideas

Whether the sun is shining, the rain is falling, or you and your family are on the go, every day is a perfect day for play!

“Play” is however you and your family have fun. Whatever it means to you, keep playtime fresh and exciting by constantly trying new games and activities!

Below are just a few ideas of how to have fun year-round, courtesy of our team’s own “play makers” and our friends around the world.

As you browse through our suggestions, take note of the following icons — they’ll give you an idea of some of the skills that each game and activity can help your child develop!

Communication Skills Communication Skills Creativity & Imagination Creativity & Imagination Critical Thinking Skills Critical Thinking Skills
Emotional Skills Emotional Skills Physical Skills  Physical Skills Social Skills Social Skills

PLAY IDEAS FOR EVERY SEASON

Sprightly Spring

Sprightly Spring

Sunny Summer

Sunny Summer

Fall Fun

Fall Fun

Winter Wonder

Winter Wonder

Into the Indoors

Into the Indoors

Travel Time

Travel Time

PLAY TIP

When playtime rolls around, you want your child excited, engaged and safe. Kids won’t always choose to play with a toy or game, but when they do, check the age grading on the packaging to make sure all playthings are age-appropriate— that will help keep your child safe and ensure that the toy isn’t too difficult (which is frustrating) or easy (which is boring).

For an idea of which toys are good for which ages, check out our guide.

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