Plastic Toy Figures

My children are big fans of small plastic figures. Everywhere I look there are dinosaurs, super-heroes, animals, and other tiny humanoids. These are great toys. I can remember playing in the backyard with my army men or my animals. These are the kinds of toys that aren’t meant to last, …

Water Parks

For those of us with at least four decades of life experience, the concept of the water park is still quite exciting. The first water park in my home town was built in the late 70’s, and it was this huge plexiglass affair that would beat you to death as …

Sleepovers

My daughter is at a Girl Scout sleepover tonight. The sleepover is an important activity for children, because it allows them their first opportunity to humiliate their friends in a more personal manner. I found a post on EventWise about Sleepover Antics and the fun things you can do to …

How to Build a Fort

Fort building skills are essential for kids. Whether to provide adequate protection from incoming dirt clods or to provide a secret meeting place to plan out your eventual world domination, a fort is an important stepping stone on the pathway of fun. Forts can be broken down into three basic types: soft, rigid, or the trench.