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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day should be the one of the most important holidays on earth. I cannot think of a more thankless and rewarding job as being a mother. This year, on this Mother’s Day take the time to thank your mom. And if you are a mom – Enjoy your Day – you deserve it!

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Got a Picky Eater?

Got a Picky Eater?

Got a picky eater? I sure did – my son used to look at me in horror if I mixed his peas with his pasta. Starting the food adventure early ensures your child won’t be stuck in the fast food (or convenience food served fast at home) rut. Try making food a source of education.

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Open-Ended Toys

Open-Ended Toys

An open-ended toy is one that can be played with in many different ways. They aren’t bound to one form of play. For example, a video game can only function in one way. You can’t make spontaneous changes depending on your mood. But an open-ended toy can be used to suit your child’s imagination.

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Encouraging Pretend Play

Encouraging Pretend Play

Pretend play is an important part of being a child. All kids are naturally drawn to it. They let their imaginations run free and see where it takes them. But pretend play isn’t just fun. It’s also an important part of their development. By encouraging kids to play pretend, you’re actually helping them grow.

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Why Stuffed Animals Are Important

Why Stuffed Animals Are Important

It’s no secret that little ones love their cuddly pals. After all, what’s not to love? But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that these imaginary companions play a more vital role in child development than you may think.

They provide much-needed comfort
Perhaps the most obvious function stuffed animals serve is to ease distress and anxiety.

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Wooden Curvy Board

Wooden Curvy Board

Exciting and imaginative open-ended play with Wooden Curvy Board!

This unique toy not only promotes extensive imaginative play, but has a multitude of developmental benefits that hone balance skills, develop a child’s awareness of his or her physical body, and stimulate the vestibular system.

Great for indoor or outdoor use the Wooden Curvy Board can be used as a see-saw, balance beam, bridge, slide, balance board, or rocking cradle.

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Childhood Friendships

Childhood Friendships

Never Underestimate the Importance of Early Childhood Friendships. Friendships, the bonds that children develop with their peers in their lives, bring pleasure, comfort and lifetime memories.

Friendship is often underrated, considering the tremendous impact it has on our well being. Early-childhood friendship is something that is frequently overlooked as a positive developmental influence.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

A great Valentine’s Day gift for all ages! This charming set of four blocks with embossed heart graphics is a multilingual expression of love.

Featuring the word “LOVE” in 12 languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish, these wooden blocks are made in the USA of replenishable basswood.

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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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