My two kids are opposites in almost every possible way. My son is noisy, impulsive, confident, quirky and clever. My daughter is medium-volumed, thoughtful, hesitant, compliant and methodical.
Here’s a secret: Kids’ favourite toys cannot be found on any store shelf. Instead, just about everything you need to stimulate, captivate and exhaust your young offspring is probably already in your possession, hiding in your linen closet, kitchen cabinet or garage. Once you start digging around your home (as my husband and I do,…