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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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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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The Overstimulated Newborn

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Newborn Entertainment

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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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Holiday 2011

This time of year, the calendar moves us from one celebration to the next. While we visit with family and friends and enjoy special foods and activities, kids get off their schedules and parents get stressed. In 2009 I did … Continue reading

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