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Unplugged, and off the couch!

MileStones
The list author says: "Inspired to stop letting my kids brains melt in front of the television, I got rid of the Cable. Now what? Mission #1: I went to the thrift store and bought a ton of books to build a nice home library. Mission #2: We needed some 'activity' toys."
Honey for a Child's Heart
Honey for a Child's Heart
"This is a wonderful book, that is so much more than a lecture full of "read to your kids!"  It is a book about family bonding, parenting, moral education, and more.  It is heartfelt, and easy to read.  And the second half is a treasury list of books to read together."
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition
"Read to your kids and you will inspire them to read- be a reading model! Even my 14 yr old son doesn't like to miss out on reading time! This book has a treasury list of books great for read-aloud."
Disney Toy Story Boombox - White (TS500B)
Disney Toy Story Boombox - White (TS500B)
"A CD player for books on tape. Got this from Toys R Us for like $50, so don't spend the $130 that is listed here.  Pick up some CD's from the thrift store, and check out some books with CD's from the library once a week."
Block Building for Children: Making Buildings of the World with the Ultimate Construction Toy
Block Building for Children: Making Buildings of the World with the Ultimate Construction Toy
Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
"Got mine from a garage sale for $20 for a set twice this size..."
Sidewalk Chalk Games
Sidewalk Chalk Games
Crayola 52 Ct Chalk Carton
Crayola 52 Ct Chalk Carton
Sidewalk Games
Sidewalk Games
Marbles (Klutz Chicken Socks)
Marbles (Klutz Chicken Socks)
"Klutz books are AWESOME!!!"
The Treasure Hunt Book  (Klutz)
The Treasure Hunt Book (Klutz)
"Fantastic!  All the work is done for you!"
LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions
LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions
"This comes with everything you need, but you'll want to add a ton of legos to your collection, so keep an eye out for good sales at the toys store and check garage sales!"
Stomp Rocket Super High Performance Stomp Rocket
Stomp Rocket Super High Performance Stomp Rocket
"Adult supervision required!  But what a blast!!!"
Fascinations AntWorks Illuminated Blue
Fascinations AntWorks Illuminated Blue
"SO COOL. Unfortunately, our ants started eating the seal trying to escape. We received another ant farm, but I can't remember what the name of it was, which had no seal, just a well-fitted top, so the ants can't eat their way out."
Tin Dominoes, Dbl 6 28 Color Dot Dominoes (Cover May Vary)
Tin Dominoes, Dbl 6 28 Color Dot Dominoes (Cover May Vary)
"Got about 10 of these at Walmart for like $1-$2, showed the kids a YouTube video of somebody's huge domino setup being knocked down, and we were inspired to spend hours building complex setups and knocking them down"
U-Build Connect 4
U-Build Connect 4
"Neat! My husband informs me that our 6 yr old wasn't much help with construction, but all the kids love playing it!"
Uno Card Game
Uno Card Game
"We have about 5 decks combined for the ultimate game of cutthroat Uno"
Qwirkle Board Game
Qwirkle Board Game
"Spans the age gap pretty well - fun for all"
Monopoly
Monopoly
Battleship
Battleship