Toys That Stand the Test of Time

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Arts and Crafts

Doing arts and crafts is a tried-and-true way to have fun and get kids thinking outside the box. Pre-packaged art kits are great, but to really unleash your little one's creativity, give her a variety of paints, magazine cutouts, feathers, buttons, and other materials to experiment with purely out of her own imagination, says Bongiorno. Arts and crafts aren't just great for growing your child's artistic interests—the creative process develops problem-solving skills and an eye for innovation in every subject.