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Lets Go to the Zoo

Lets Go to the Zoo

One of my favorite things to do is to visit a zoo with my kids when they were younger and still is. I loved witnessing the wonder and amazement in my son’s eyes as he saw an animal for the first (2nd or 3rd) time! His face would light up and he would smile in excitement.

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Hide-and-Seek

Hide-and-Seek

Children love to play Hide-and-seek from their earliest days, but it’s not just a silly game.

Playing peekaboo with your baby leads to searching for hidden objects and, ultimately, to the excitement of playing hide-and-seek.

There are some clear cognitive benefits to playing hiding games. Peekaboo makes them giggle but also teaches them the concept of object permanence; that things can still exist even though they might not be able to see them.

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How much is too much?

How much is too much?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours of entertainment time per day for school-age kids, and no more than one hour per day before school-age. This encompasses basically any electronic device that has a screen on it, including TVs, computers, video games, iPhones, iPads or any other yet-to-be-invented entertainment device.

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The Benefits of Pets

The Benefits of Pets

Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship.

Everyone knows that kids love animals. A quick search through your child’s bedroom will remind you just how densely imaginary critters populate the storybooks, movies, music, toys, decor, and clothes of childhood.

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Secure. Comfortable. Familiar. Ahhhhhh…

Secure. Comfortable. Familiar. Ahhhhhh…

Blankies, thumbs, pacifiers, and tattered old teddy bears – these objects provide real comfort and a sense of security, helping children soothe themselves and cope with many everyday feelings and experiences.

When my son Nick began to toddle about on his own stubby legs, his constant companion was a blue blanket.

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Ready, Set … It’s Tea Time!

Ready, Set … It’s Tea Time!

What a wonderful way to invite your little girl friends over for tea and cake. Any day is a perfect day for little girls to get together and feel royally special. Teatime is special for girls of all ages (even our ages).

Whether it’s a birthday tea party or an everyday teatime princess party, it will be wonderfully special for the little invitees.

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Boys and Cars …

Boys and Cars …

Every parent has asked the question, “What kind of toy should I get?” For boys, there are superheroes, building blocks, and on and on… The world will never change so much as to steal the love little boys have for their cars. My son’s favorite toys since he was a little boy are cars.

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We’re Pulling for You Kid!

We’re Pulling for You Kid!

Toys are a fundamental part of every child’s life. No matter where you go in the world. If you find children, you will find toys. Depending on where in the world you are, toys can be as intricate as handheld video games and as simple as a used coffee can.

Toys are essential to a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social interaction.

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Get All Dolled Up!

Get All Dolled Up!

Hair, make-up, shoes, clothes – the possibilities are as limitless as the imagination! Almost every young girl loves the magical world of dolls. Dolls have been around for generations. They entertain little girls by allowing them to imagine their own independence and maturity. Young girls lead a fantasy life through their dolls.

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Pasta Didn’t Come From a Box …

Pasta Didn’t Come From a Box …

Got a picky eater? I sure did – my son used to look at me in horror if I mixed his peas with his pasta. Help your child learn to love a variety of foods by letting him play with these fun sets from Haba. Before you know it, your child will be asking for veggies, fruit and maybe even sushi!

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