5 Tips For Encouraging Learning Through Hands On Play

This post is sponsored by Mattel, but all opinions are my own. A friend and I were recently talking about how much different early childhood is today from when we were growing up in terms of learning. When we were … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Adventure With Whatever’s Around Us: How We Free Our Play

This post is in partnership with Kamik.  “Make an adventure with whatever’s around you.” At the beginning of this past summer, when there was no school and structured activities were limited, I paid very close attention to my kids as … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

8 Ways to Encourage Imaginative Play In Children

I remember picking Essley up from preschool early in the year and her teacher telling me that she had a “very active imagination” when she played – and, as I often do as a newish parent, feeling little unsure as … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Small Münsterländer puppies play in the wild

Prepare for the cuteness! Natural History

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My Girl and Me, Partnering in Play

Thank you LEGO® DUPLO® for sponsoring this post. Looking for creative play ideas for your little one? Find more play and learning inspiration at https://www.lego.com/family I remember being pregnant with Essley and worrying (in addition to a million other things) … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bonus Friday Funny: I Want to Play!

Have a great weekend! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Related PostsFriday Funny: Playing FetchFriday Funny: Some Guard Dog You Are!Friday Funny: Dog FeetFriday Funny: Smart Dog!Friday Funny: A Dog Scorned…Friday Funny: Too Tired to Help With The … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Play Time

Coulee’s activity monitor registered this walk as “play time” instead of a “walk”. Maybe there should be a “bully time” setting Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What Does Appropriate Dog Play Look Like?

Watching a variety of different dogs play is one of the biggest benefits of my part-time job. Dogs really know how to party, and the joy they get from play can be contagious: Mini-breaks and Time-outs In this video you … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What Does Appropriate Dog Play Look Like?

Watching a variety of different dogs play is one of the biggest benefits of my part-time job. Dogs really know how to party, and the joy they get from play can be contagious: Mini-breaks and Time-outs In this video you … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Can I Train My Dog to Protect My House and Play with Dogs and People Outside?

He is a 2 year old male German shepherd, and he is very playful both inside and outside, but here's the problem – He doesn't really bark at strangers (unless they have dogs with them) and tends to pull the … Continue reading

Posted in Pet Care Articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment