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Playing with Toddlers

Toddlers.  Though most of us don’t remember much of what being a toddler was like, those with toddlers in their family can probably attest to the fact that they are little bundles of extremes – extreme emotion, energy, and exhaustion, though that last bit usually references their parents.  Toddlers are often thought to be wild,…

The Importance of Play: Part Four

Well, for those of you who have been with us from the beginning, we’ve covered a lot of ground in our Importance of Play articles.  Now, however, we’ve reached the end.  Not the end of play, of course, but the end of our more detached, scientific view of play.  In this final segment, we will…

Importance of Play: Part Three

Welcome back to the third installment of our series on play.  Now that you know why play is important for children and adults, let’s discuss what play is. Play is something done, not for the outcome, but for the process. Imagine a child sitting down with a piece of blank paper and a box of…

The Importance of Play: Part Two

After reading Part One of this blog series, you may have a better understanding of how important play is in our children’s lives.  Play, not rigid and structured educational pressures, is vital for the development of a child’s mind allowing them to become more creative, compassionate, self-reliant, and successful throughout their lives.  Don’t get us…

The Importance of Play: Part One

Let me ask you a few questions … and answer honestly.  When was the last time you jumped in a puddle?  Or in a pile of leaves?  When can you last remember building a fort, playing pirate, or sledding down a hill?  Can’t remember?  Or did the general answer of “when I was a kid”…

A Closer Look at the Spokane River

As many of you know, Fun Unlimited has two locations on the Spokane River – one in Downtown Spokane and one in Post Falls.  It is, to put it simply, the lifeblood of our business, the backbone of our region, and a source of never-ending fun.  That’s why we’d like to stop and take a…

Spokane Boat Show

Do you like the water?  If so, you need to head down to the Spokane Fair and Expo Center from February 1st to the 9th for the Spokane Boat Show.  Why?  To visit us, of course, not to mention the 50 other dealers and vendors that are about all things water.

10 Fun Family Activities to Try This Winter

Not everyone loves winter.  The icy roads, the muddy slush, the shoveling, the sub-zero temperatures … yeah, there are a lot reasons to stay inside and curl up with a cup of cocoa.  After all, not everyone likes to hurtle down a mountainside on skis with nothing but a helmet for protection.  During the height…

Spokane Health & Fitness Expo

We would like to invite you to come and visit us at the Spokane Health & Expo event this weekend (January 5 and 6) at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. First the basics – it starts on the 5th at 10:00 am and is $8 at the door ($6 if you buy early…

Sharing Economy

I think all of us learned the importance of sharing as children. We were told to share with our siblings, our fellow classmates, and other kids on the playground. Why then, may I ask, do we shy away from sharing as adults? Our society is obsessed with the idea of ownership and for decades our…