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Make playing with your kids fun, productive

Play is so important for children right now so they can use their imagination, connect with their parents and peers, and relieve any stress. Chris Byrne, Toy Historian & Consultant AKA The Toy Guy® is providing some guidelines for parents and caregivers for making play productive and fun.

Chris discusses the four critical areas of play: creative play, social play, narrative-based play, how they benefit kids and he provides suggestions for current toys that may fit the bill.

Stikbot, Manufacturer: Zing, MSRP: $4.99

PLAYMOBIL SCOOBY-DOO! Mystery Machine, Manufacturer: PLAYMOBIL, MSRP: $49.99

Birdie Golf, Manufacturer: Hog Wild, MSRP: $39.99

Pop and Pass, Manufacturer: Hog Wild, MSRP: $24.99

Aquabeads Trolls World Tour, Manufacturer: Epoch Everlasting Play, MSRP: $9.99

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