April 01, 2020
We know being stuck at home can be hard. We also know that coming up with learning activities that both keep your child interested and help with their learning can be difficult too!
Our Team at Great Pretenders is partnering with four esteemed co-host partners in the month of April to celebrate 30 Days of Pretend Play!
We have gathered a month's worth of creative learning and fun contests for your little ones! Follow us to see who we partner with each week for more exciting giveaways!
We have put together four weekly fun themes that will include three days of math, english, art or science activities related to each theme. Our first partner for week 1 is Douglas Toys from Keene, New Hampshire. Douglas Toys has been a family-owned and operated business since 1956 and has become one of the oldest and most respected plush companies in the United States.
Have your children answer our related interview questions. To enter our weekly giveaway, you must submit a video interview of your child to our team before Friday at noon, OR for the camera shy contestant, your child’s favorite printable from our weekly download, coloured in to the best of their artistic ability! Please include the child’s age on submission. Giveaway winners will be announced each Friday at 2pm EST. Each week we will choose one American & one Canada winner.
Our 30 Days of Pretend Play is intended to help parents structure their days around open-ended play and encourage new ways of learning.
April 6th-10th is Dinosaur Week!
This week giveaway includes:
During these overwhelming times, the best thing you can do for your child is to keep their minds actively engaged. Make sure not to miss out on this week's dinosaur learning materials to keep learning fun! This package includes Math, English and Art, designed for grades K-2. Accessing the content is easy. Press the “add to cart” tab & continue with the checkout process. The FREE content will be directly emailed to you.
Dinosaur reading lists:
This weeks interview questions:
BONUS: Post a video of your child pronouncing Cretaceous :-)
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June 29, 2020
We get a lot of questions (ok some questions – come on, reach out to us more people!)- about how we come up with our costume ideas. Well Kira and the peeps working in product development have a huge influence on these steps too. We meet, hash out some concepts, sketch and colour, then cut up shiny scraps of fabric and staple them to the sketch. Then the hard work begins as she translates these ideas into the costumes we all know and love.
June 25, 2020
It’s a generally accepted “best practice” for parenting- but if your house is anything like our house, these past few months have left us longing for new book discoveries. If we have to read the Gruffalo one more time…
We have gathered a list of our top 10 books featuring pretend play, dressing up & creative problem solving that have inspired new finds at the library (and bookshop)! If you are shopping for new presents and books- we also encourage you to reach out to your local toyshop.
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