Play & Learn Blog

Welcome to Our Play Engineering Community!

We’re all just trying to figure out how to do this parenting (and grandparenting) thing! Having a trusted community to lean on is at the heart of doing it well. From gift-giving to setting boundaries, from learning how to use creativity to decluttering and staying organized—we’re here to help each other!

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Or Find Play Ideas by Toy below!

Why Our Blog?

Our goal is to provide you, the Play Engineer, with the resources you will need to conduct play!

And not just any kind of play either.

We inspire new and unique ways of using the same toys, like puzzles for example. Did you know they are hundreds of ways to play with a puzzle?

You betcha!

Check out our puzzle activity ideas here!

We provide more than just play ideas well.

Start with our guide on toy safety, learn how to get rid of toys, find out all about the benefits of learning through play and so much more!

Whether you want to work on the basics like learning colors and shapes, teaching your little one to problem solve or creating your next adventure through pretend play, we will help you get started.

You can also view our videos on how to play with an Activity Cube here!  


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Activity Cube

Wooden Puzzle Set