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Archive for April, 2017

12 Great Games for Tabletop Fun
Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

  Cheese Stack Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Getta1Games Price: $16.99 Designed for little ones, this game is a fun way for preschoolers to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, learn about balance and practice cooperation by stacking rippled cheese wedge shaped game pieces. Click here for the full Parents’ Choice Awards review and click here to purchase.     Tell-A-Tale […]

Ways to Explore on Earth Day
Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

  Hugg-a-Planet: Earth Ages: 9 months & Up Manufacturer: Hugg-a-Planet Price: $18.95 This colorful stuffed globe is covered in a soft but sturdy fabric that is patterned with a map of the earth. Wild Cards: Backyard Birds Ages: 6 & Up Manufacturer: Birdcage Press Price: $10.95 Facts and beautiful photos adorn this bird-themed deck of cards. Three options for […]

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Girls Have Autism, Too
Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

    I’ve read a number of articles about Sesame Street’s groundbreaking introduction of Julia, a Muppet with autism.  As the mother of an incredible young woman on the autism spectrum, I think what’s most groundbreaking is that Sesame Street’s new character is a girl. Current statistics show that of the 1 in 68 children […]

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Just Announced! The Parents’ Choice Spring 2017 Audio Awards
Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

  From an astronaut who was afraid of the dark to a Big Buncha Buddies at a Sci-Fi Junior High, the Spring 2017 Parents’ Choice Audio Award winners have a lot to say. This is a stellar playlist for those who sing La La La, or dream too much about lemonade and ear snacks. We […]

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Family Adventures – in Learning and Fun
Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Parents' Choice

What kind of family trips are you planning? A day trip to a children’s museum? A factory tour? A summer vacation that challenges mind and body? Or helps those in need? There’s even a lot to learn at the beach, beyond the importance of sunscreen. Staycations have plenty of backyard and neighborhood learning, too. The folks […]