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Is there a Picasso in your house?
Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Parents' Choice

Although most of us think of Picasso primarily as a painter, he was also a sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. In celebration of his varied interests and artistic media, we offer the following to encourage creativity across disciplines. Wee Society – Wee You-Things Blocks (Ages 3+) are whimsical, instructive and made in […]

What Would Shakespeare Say?
Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Laura Fries

Authorisms—the origins and stories behind popular words and phrases—is a fascinating topic not to mention an important part of grade school English curriculum.

Reciting History
Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 by Laura Fries

To honor the 150th anniversary (seven score and ten years) of the Gettysburg Address, there is a national effort to get everyone to learn Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech.

Shakespeare on Instagram?
Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Laura Fries

Though the digital age may seem completely contrary to the works of Shakespeare, The New York Times wants to see how today’s tech kids interpret the bard’s work.

Announcing the Fall 2013 Parents’ Choice Book Awards!
Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Parents' Choice

We are excited to share our Fall 2013 Parents’ Choice Book Award winners!