The Issues



The Movie & Television Issue

Lights. Camera. Action. In this issue of Classic Play! we celebrate Movies and Television. We share how they shaped us, defined a generation and offer some ideas to inspire the next round of filmmakers. Plus, we invite you to a Classic Play! Short. It’s a personal salute to a much-beloved children’s film: The Red Balloon.Continue Reading...

The Science Issue

In Classic Play! The Science Issue, we explore the intersection of science, art, childhood and family by sharing some of the biology, chemistry, and astronomy lessons we’ve learned along the way. Plus, you’ll find ways you can pass on a love of Science to next generation—through experiments, crafts and field trips. Long live Science!
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The Sports Issue

Time to play! It’s the Sports Issue! Join us as we share lessons learned through sports, the lengths we’ll go to for our kids, and look at what it means to be a true athlete and sports hero. We also feature a party the whole neighborhood is sure to love, an easy craft, short story featuring an adventurous duo, stickers for the kids and a gift guide that’s sure to please the sport fans in your life.
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The Food Issue

Food! Join us as our writers serve up some piping hot essays exploring our relationships with food—from the romantic to the humorous—and share thoughts on food lessons to teach the next generation. We also take a look at a cookie that’s more than a cookie. There’s original poetry, craft tutorial, photo essay, printable lunchbox menus, a foodie gift guide & more. Tuck in!

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The Love Issue

Hear from some of my favorite writers who share their thoughts on love; from not realizing the depths of love one can feel for another, to loving yourself just the way you are. We’ll introduce you to one family who opts for a family night in with pizza and a movie. Plus you’ll find a great Valentine’s day craft and free downloadable Valentines to make with the kids.
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The Giving Issue

Giving IssueIn this issue we look at the topic of giving—from a child sharing his toys with a sick friend, to a sister returning a favor in a big way. We’re excited to have our friend Joya Logue—who recently launched joyababy bgenerous—here to offer some ideas for nurturing our charitable natures. This is an issue for anyone wanting to teach their children about the joy of giving.
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The Travel Issue

Travel IssueInspired by the spirit of adventure, in this issue we hear from three writers about their travel plans (past, present and future) and share with you our ideas for inspiring and nurturing the wanderlust within even if it means never leaving your backyard. Also in this issue: free downloadable postcard designed by Caroline Smalley of Push the Envelope.
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The Storytellers Issue

Celebrating the art of storytelling, in this issue we give you ideas for igniting your child’s passion for crafting tales—from developing their alter egos to putting their own spin on the classic characters from Beauty and the Beast. We’ll also hear from three writers who share their experiences with childhood storytelling, and how it shaped them as adults.
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The Music Issue

Inside we explore ways to incorporate music and movement into your child’s play. We’ll also hear from two moms who share how music plays a role in their children’s lives. You’ll also find our take on paper dolls (it’s life-sized) and a list of CDs that we think should be in your child’s music collection.
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The Fall ’07 Issue

In one of the first issues of Classic Play, we offer our ideas for two playdate ideas: a photo scavenger hunt and flashlight tag get-together. It’s simple, straight-forward and a lot of fun.
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