Best Puzzle Gifts and Skill Toys for Teens that Don't Need Tech - Bookshelf Memories

Best Puzzle Gifts and Skill Toys for Teens that Don't Need Tech

Teens are so used to technology that they're lost without them. Dependency on technology can have an impact on cognition. To raise smart kids, puzzle gifts and skill toys can give them pastimes that build skills while also providing a fun and stimulating challenge.
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How to Do a Digital Detox - Bookshelf Memories

How to Do a Digital Detox

Worried about your screen time? A digital detox might be the blessing you need. However, in our increasingly digitized world, unplugging isn't straightforward. Let's break down how you can successfully disconnect!
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Board Game Shelf Ideas to Create a Master Game Room - Bookshelf Memories

Board Game Shelf Ideas to Create a Master Game Room

A game room or even a corner in a room used for storing board games is only useful if you use it. You’re more likely to use it when it’s designed to appeal. When it gets you excited, you’ll can bet that your gaming group will be eager to come join your party!
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Japanese Gifts, Furoshiki Wrapping, and Color Symbolism - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Gifts, Furoshiki Wrapping, and Color Symbolism

Discover the culturally rich practice of gift giving in Japan, get an intro to "Omiyage" (souvenir exchanges), plus learn about furoshiki - wrapping gifts in reusable cloths in an appropriate color for the occasion. A must-read for those with Japanese in-laws, friends, or business connections in Japan.
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Designing a Mini-Home Library for the Family - Bookshelf Memories

Designing a Mini-Home Library for the Family

Mini-home libraries can encourage off-screen time, inspire kids to read as a hobby, and create a tech-free zone for hobbycrafts. A space for learning and spending quality family time together. Discover the 7 practical steps you can take to design a family-friendly mini-home library.
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Japanese Art Activities for Kids - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Art Activities for Kids

In Japan, Girl's Day is on March 3rd, and Boy's Day is on May 5th. Here, you'll find a list of Japanese activities for kids to celebrate Children's Day, plus many more fun things to do with a Japanese theme any time of the year. None require tech, all are fun and some help encourage reading time together.
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Why 3D Puzzles Make Great Get-Well-Soon Gifts - Bookshelf Memories

Why 3D Puzzles Make Great Get-Well-Soon Gifts

For those expecting to be off their feet for a while, book nook kits and similar 3D puzzles are a relaxing activity to keep the mind stimulated and help a person's recovery. We've dived into scientific studies to discover the effects of 3D puzzling on the mind and body. Discover what we learned here.
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7 Travel-Themed Ideas for a Perfect Date-Night In - Bookshelf Memories

7 Travel-Themed Ideas for a Perfect Date-Night In

Couples with a shared interest in travel have a perfect theme for date night in. It's low cost, and there are plenty of new activities you can try and things you can learn together. Shared experiences bring couples closer together, and that leads to relationship longevity. Find your thing!
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Tech-Free Hobbies for Small Spaces - Bookshelf Memories

Tech-Free Hobbies for Small Spaces

Are you looking for a new hobby to try? Here, we explore 5 tech-free hobbies that are perfect for small spaces such as apartments. Some only require a table, and have low barriers to entry - some can even be trialed in local classes with no equipment to buy. Try before you invest your time and money.
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Japanese Art in Miniature Landscapes - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Art in Miniature Landscapes

Here, you’ll discover the four types of Japanese art in miniature landscapes – bonseki, bonkei, bontei, and saikei. Each can be used to build miniature gardens that are remarkably reminiscent of Japan's majestic rocky mountains, and islands. It's a therapeutic hobby too!

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Discover 6 Amazing Benefits of 3D Puzzles - Bookshelf Memories

Discover 6 Amazing Benefits of 3D Puzzles

Are you looking for a fun-to-do activity that isn't just a pastime? We've done the research, analyzed the findings, and concluded conclusively that 3D puzzles do INDEED provide significant health benefits, well beyond the often cited memory improvements. There's so much more. Learn all about it here.
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Plan the Ultimate Screen-Free Funday for the Whole Family - Bookshelf Memories

Plan the Ultimate Screen-Free Funday for the Whole Family

No-tech activities are perfect for getting families and friends together to create memories. Fun is the key ingredient for preventing bored minds from craving a phone. Plan for that with these 10 screen-free activities. Indoor activities are planned for too making this your ideal list for rainy days.
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