The TODAY Show: Rainy Day Activities for Summer Days Indoors

In July, most families are out and about enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Pool time, bike riding, beach trips, sprinklers, and water balloons are the gifts of summer, right? But every so often we get rained in and...

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TODAY Show: Memorial Day Fun

Today’s the day! The unofficial start of the summer season. And it looks like there’s going to be some nice weather across our fair country, so let’s get outside and PLAY! This morning I paid a visit to the Today...

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Today Show: Playful Family Fun for Easter

We are just days away from Easter Sunday, and while we all enjoy a few sweet treats in our baskets, making sugar the star of the holiday can backfire . . . big time. That’s why Meredith Sinclair, contributor...

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The Up and Coming Toys of Toy Fair 2014

This week I’m in NYC attending Toy Fair, the country’s biggest toy and game showcase for media and toy industry types. I couldn’t be more excited to feature some of this year’s “up and comers” of the fair on the Today...

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TODAY Show: Olympic Fun for the Whole Family

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon us! Athletes from all across the globe have arrived in Sochi to compete in the most thrilling sporting events ever performed on ice and snow. While it's always fun to gather ‘round the...

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TODAY Show: Playthings That Entertain and Educate

We are in the final weeks of the holiday gift buying season and I have had so many people email, text, Facebook message, and down right stop me on the street to ask me what toys and games I...

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Playing to Learn

With busy school days comes what is for most parents their least favorite activity to do with their kids—homework. I was an elementary school teacher before having kids of my own, and I must humbly confess that I truly had...

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Meredith Sinclair on The Today Show: Thanksgiving Family Games

If you loved Meredith's ideas for Thanksgiving fun, here are some free printables from her segment on the Today Show! Click here to download the Football Bingo game! Click here to download the Parade Scavenger Hunt! Loved the Turkey Toss game? Grab...

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Three Halloween Activities for Teens

For years my husband has raced home from work early on Halloween night so that he, our two boys, and I could walk the tree-lined streets of our neighborhood trick-or-treating together. Over the last 15 Halloweens with kids, we’ve...

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Make Time for Yourself to Play

As parents, we spend much of our time entertaining other people. Usually ones much younger and smaller than ourselves. We also "get" that making sure the small people we're raising know how to entertain, motivate, and creatively challenge themselves...

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