At New Dream, we believe it’s important to help children reclaim valuable noncommercial
space in their lives—space to be children, not merely consumers.
Tired of all the ads, screens, and “stuff” that overwhelm childhood? Looking for ways to reclaim time and space for kids to be kids?
Our Kids & Commercialism resources are packed with practical tips for creating non-commercial environments and experiences for children,
helping you make lasting change in the lives of the kids you care about.
If you want to make this year’s holidays more meaningful, memorable, and rejuvenating for your family, these 15 tips will help you opt out of the commercial hype and create a truly special celebration for your kids.
New Dream's Shara Drew describes her quest to create a different kind of holiday tradition for her family—one that has nothing to do with "stuff."
Give the gift of more fun and less stuff today by creating an alternative registry for your child's next birthday, holiday, family celebration, and more.
In this short animation, psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being.
Our updated guide provides insight into the excessive advertising that children face today, as well as practical tools to help parents and caregivers push back.
Simplify the Holidays offers practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff. The booklet contains guidance to help you set a budget, relieve stress, come up with new gift ideas, and make your holiday season more meaningful.
An alternative gift catalog for those who want to wrap their holidays in more of what matters—meaning, connection, and joy—and less of what doesn’t (stuff, stress, and waste). Check out the specific sections on gifts for kids, young adults, and the whole family.
Give gifts of time, experience, and memories—not more stuff! New Dream's Printable Coupon Book is an easy-to-use template that you can print out, customize, and give to family and friends of all ages.
This webinar provides guidance on how to start a toy lending library in your community, with a special look at successful initiatives in Minneapolis and Cleveland.
Concerned about screen time taking over your free time? This special resource is chock full of ideas to help you reclaim your summer.