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Tim Burns

Tim Burns is the father of 9-year-old twins. He blogs about the adventures of parenting from a fun-loving dad's perspective at ageekdaddy.com. A connoisseur of comic books and remote control cars, he enjoys family road trips and is an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

Toys to Make Your Kids King of the Hill on the Neighborhood Playground

A great way to get kids excited about playing outside is to let them engage in friendly battles and competitive games with their friends using some of the great projectile toys that are available now.… read more

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Get Kids Bug-Eyed About Learning

While bugs are often viewed as creepy things people want to avoid, they really are fascinating creatures. They have incredible abilities and features for their small size. Some bugs are super strong, such as the horned dung… read more

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Bringing the WOW Factor to Your Next Family Game Night

Do your kids roll their eyes at you when the topic of spending a weekend evening hanging out with mom and dad comes up? There are 936 weekends between when a child is born and… read more

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10 Fun Activities That Will Have Kids Wanting To Play Outside On A Snowy Day

Don’t let cold weather keep your kids hunkered down in the house when they could be outside enjoying a brisk winter day. Snow can make you feel chilly, but it is also a wonderful and versatile… read more

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Consider a Toy Pet If Your Family Can’t Have the Real Thing

Pets are an incredible source of companionship. They are also great for teaching children about responsibility. Unfortunately, caring for an animal is not always a possibility for a variety of reasons, such as allergies, lack… read more

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DIY Caramel Apples – A Halloween Treat All Year Long

I love caramel apples! Whether a dessert for a Halloween party or snacking for family movie night, caramel apples are fun and delicious to eat. While Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without a tasty caramel apple… read more

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Are My Old Toys Worth Any Money?

We’ve all heard stories about a toy you may have had as a child being auctioned or sold for an insanely large amount of money. How do you know if those toys from your youth… read more

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Donating Your Stuffed Animals to Charity

Everyone adores teddy bears, plush dolls, and stuffed animals, which are incredible for cuddling on cold days or providing comfort on bad ones. Unfortunately, these beloved toys have a habit of becoming like the troublesome… read more

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Selecting Age Appropriate Movies for Your Kids

Last winter, my 6-year-old son and I were exiting a showing of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip when we stumbled across an amusing display in the theater lobby featuring a red costumed character… read more

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Not Just Playthings: A Look at Artists Inspired by Kids’ Toys

For generations, toys have encouraged constructive and imaginative play in kids, positively sculpting young developing minds. Toys aren’t just fun and games for kids. They can also provide inspiration for creativity within adults. For some… read more

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