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Riding Toys

Wheels. What fun! Ride on toys are terrific for toddlers. Look for low, stable toys, and a helmet. While balance bikes are the latest craze, learning to pedal is an important developmental achievement for your three year old. Again, low, … Continue reading

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Baby Entertainment

Wondering if you are doing enough to keep your baby–newborn or otherwise–entertained? Check out the interview I did with the Bump on this topic here.    

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Play and Explore with Babies and Toddlers

What to do with baby? Explore the world! Find great ideas from the Bananas Childcare Bunch here.    

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Retro: Colored Pencils

Give kids a break from swiping phone and tablet screens. Colored pencils are an excellent gift that help develop fine motor skills. Children under three years of age do best with the chubby, extra thick colored pencils. The color is … Continue reading

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Honoring the Game is part of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s mission to develop better athletes and better people. There’s information about the coach-parent partnership here. How parents can contribute to a positive game experience is here. Read about their work at … Continue reading

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The Overstimulated Newborn

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Here’s a quick recap of current sun safety recommendations: Babies under 6 months: seek the shade of trees, an umbrella or the stroller canopy. Use sunscreen on small areas that can’t be covered. Over six months? Australia’s Slip! Slop! Slap! … Continue reading

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Cardboard 101

Warmer weather is the perfect time for taking art outside for inspiration and ease of cleanup. Fancy easels and art supplies aren’t necessary: a cardboard box makes a fine art table (cut holes in the cardboard to hold paint cups) … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Holiday Season

Here are some toy ideas for the babies on your holiday gift list: 6 months and up: board and cloth books. 7 months and up: cups, balls, empty boxes, stacking toys, busy boxes, toys to push and pull, squeeze toys. … Continue reading

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Toys: Old School

A child’s work is play, and a few retro thoughts on toy buying. The best toys are the ones that you can child enjoy at different ages and at different stages. Great toys are durable and don’t go out of … Continue reading

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