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The TTPM Guest Blogger Program highlights a variety of online voices to share personal stories, offer family-friendly tips, and connect with TTPM readers. If you are interested in more information on how to become a guest blogger for TTPM, please contact Christie Damato: cdamato@litzkypr.com.

  • Time to Play: Tips for Planning Summer Parties

    By Lisa Kothari

    It's summer, and that means it's time for some fun in the sun. Summer is such an easy season for a kid's party for several reasons: good weather means you can take the fun outdoors and summer vacations with school being out mean there is less pressure to invite absolutely everyone. Keep the following important tips in mind when planning your summer parties: […]

  • Time to Play: Raising Bookworms

    By Tara Rison

    It is widely agreed upon that one of the most important factors that contributes to a child's success in reading are his or her early experiences with literacy. Since a child's first teachers are parents, it is important for parents to offer their children many positive experiences with books and reading. […]

  • Time to Play: Spring Showcase

    By Zippy Sandler

    On April 27 in New York City I had the opportunity to meet up with some old friends and make a lot of new ones at the Time to Play Spring Showcase. Thanks to Time to Play Magazine, I won an all-expense-paid trip to the Big Apple to see what's new in toys this spring and summer season. […]

  • Time to Play: Inexpensive Outdoor Fun

    By Elizabeth Edwards

    Here in Michigan, it's finally warm and sunny enough to spend afternoons outside, which means it's time for me to drag the outdoor toys out of the garage onto the patio. Over the last thirteen years of being a mom, I've learned that when it comes to outdoor toys, the rules are simple - keep the toys simple, washable and inexpensive. […]

  • Time to Play: A Dollhouse

    By Mommy Niri

    When I was expecting my second child my older girl was barely 2 so I was (understandably) paranoid about whether my "baby" would accept the new "baby." In addition to all the transition a child approaching 2 has to deal with, having to share your parents with a new member of a family can be tough for anyone to handle. […]

  • Time to Play: The Teacher's Kid

    By Kathy Hodson

    I love my job. I teach kindergarten at a public school. Surrounding myself with children everyday has helped prepare me for motherhood. A recent conversation made me think, "Does having a teacher mom help prepare my son for school?" The other day, while eating lunch, my colleagues and I were talking about the pros and cons of having our kids attend the same school that we work in. […]

  • Time to Play: Family Bonding

    By Joe Degen

    My husband and I have a large family. Where I come from, "weird" would aptly describe having so many kids (I come from New Zealand). Where we live now, "normal" would describe it - but if I was asked? "Perfection" would be my reply. […]

  • Time to Play: Gender Toys

    By Andrea Millay

    I never put much stock into "gender toys" until I had my first son. I was over-diligent exposing him to "girl toys"- babies, dolls, tea parties, etc. All he wanted was balls, cars and anything else that had wheels or moved. So when my second son was born I naively thought he would be the same. To my dismay, I was horrified when, shortly before Christmas this year, I found out that my 20-month-old had a deep abiding love for babies and dolls and I simply had no clue! […]

  • Time to Play: Fabulous Fashion

    By Beth Grund

    Today we're talking kids and fashion, and sharing fashion trends from the past (vintage) into the present (modern). My idea of fun is taking what kids (and this means you little misters too) love to use - their imagination - and letting it go wild with fun, versatile clothing. You can go from playing "Tea with the Misses" to "Keeper of the Gate at the Royal Castle," then turn around, jump in the car and go off to the park. No need to shed those favorite styles that are setting off your fantastic adventure! Letting a child's imagination and creativity flow with play is fascinating to watch and build strong memories with. […]

  • Time to Play: Tackling the Halls of Toy Fair 2010

    By Keri Wilmot

    Walking the aisles and touring the booths on my inaugural trip to Toy Fair 2010, on a quest for the latest and most exciting toys with a development and learning focus, was both exhilarating and exhausting. Being an occupational therapist who has promoted children's sensory and motor development through toys for the last ten years, I can definitely say the Toy Queen has died and gone to toy heaven! For three straight days we searched and found so many new exciting toys and games ready to make their grand entrance into the market for 2010. Here were some of my personal favorites: […]

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