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10 Ways to Build a Builder

10 Ways to Build a Builder

  Grippies Builders Ages: 1 & Up Manufacturer: Guidecraft Price: $39.99 This brightly colored 20 piece set is sized just right for toddlers ready to build. The chunky pieces encourage tactile exploration of textures, shapes and colors. Experimenting with the magnetic rods and balls lead to interesting […]

12 Great Games for Tabletop Fun

12 Great Games for Tabletop Fun

  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 […]

Ways to Explore on Earth Day

Ways to Explore on Earth Day

  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 […]

Girls Have Autism, Too

Girls Have Autism, Too

    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. […]

Just Announced! The Parents’ Choice Spring 2017 Audio Awards

Just Announced! The Parents’ Choice Spring 2017 Audio Awards

  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, […]