For Boys and Girls: Benefits of Playing with Dolls

Dolls are often considered as toys that are only meant for girls, however, children of both genders can actually benefit from having some fun playtime with dolls. This is because dolls can teach a lot to children, values and lessons that would greatly help them as they grow up. Here are some of them: Continue reading

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Raising a Child with Autism

Raising a child with autism can be daunting for parents. It can be just as hard or even worse, however, for the child’s siblings. Most of the time, the “typical” siblings deal with gaining their parents’ attention, which they sometimes perceive as unfair. Some feel embarrassed about discussing having a brother or sister with autism with their peers. Continue reading

Gender Divide with Toys a Thing of the Past

In recent years, more and more people have become open to the idea that boys can play with dolls, and girls can also have fun with more rugged toys like trucks and plastic shovels. While in the past there was a gender divide when it came to the types of toys, the continued insistence of consumers, parents in particular, to remove this has led to many companies to make products a little differently. Continue reading

Facts about Play Therapy for Autism

Autism isn’t just a single condition—in fact, it can be one of five complex disorders of the brain that typically affects a person’s behavior, as well as his socio-communication skills. Many psychologists believe that an efficient way to handle autism among children is a process called “play therapy”. Continue reading