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What does it take to make something fun?

This week our post comes from Toy Designer, Justin Discoe.  Thanks, Justin! What does it take to make something fun? Creativity. Contrary to popular belief, designing toys isn’t like Tom Hanks in the movie Big – except for the part where the main character is a 10-year old trapped in an adult’s body. Finding a … Continue reading

Why we are supporting #LunchRevolution and why you should too

This week, we will be at the #Lunch Revolution Twitter party on Friday, August 27th at 9pm EST.  Please join us.  Why, you may ask, does a toy company get involved with a food revolution?  Our company was founded upon the idea that we needed to get kids up off of the couch and out … Continue reading

Back to School

I don’t know about you, but all of our kiddos are back to school this week.  What ever happened to starting after Labor Day?  We dropped our youngest off at the elementary school and those classrooms were roasting hot, another two weeks and they would have been fine!  I am not the only one wishing … Continue reading

My Summer Rewards…

It’s already August!!! The new school year is upon us, summer vacation is almost over. It once again has arrived WAY too fast and we are watching summer come to a close. We hope everyone’s garden work is finally paying off with a bountiful harvest of veggies, fruits, and flowers. Our family bucket garden is … Continue reading

Looking forward…

It has just been one of those weeks here at Sprig.  We are currently between development cycles, getting Fall 2010 product introduced and completing our final selections for what we will develop for 2011.  Once we have those selections made, we will be going full guns once again! We have some fun things coming up … Continue reading

Get Out!

  I hope you have enjoyed our summer series on Outdoor Activities.  It has been a BLAST to write.  It reminded me just how many answers there are when my kids say: ‘I’m bored, there’s nothing to do…”  Usually my answer to this is to put them to work around the house, but there are … Continue reading

Low Cost Summer Activities – Good Clean Fun (with Giveaway!!)

I don’t know about you, but summer seems to have arrived with a vengeance this week.  We are hot, hot, hot!  With all this hot weather, my thoughts turn to ways to cool down.  I remember days of running in the sprinkler with joy.  Today we want to give you ways to incorporate water play … Continue reading

Low cost outdoor activities – Everything Old is New Again

This is part 2 of a multi-part series. Sometimes when we think outdoor activities, we tend to forget those things we loved most as a child.  Remember Mother May I?  Freeze Tag?  Those games were not only fun, but great ways we kept active as a child and learned important lessons like turn-taking and sportsmanship.  … Continue reading

The Value of Play

Several years ago I was in a serious car accident with my three children and a friend’s daughter. We were travelling down a mountain road on our way home in the rain when a sports car lost control and hit us head on. I still remember the sounds of my kids’ screams like it was … Continue reading

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