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What's a comic book? The official definition from Merriam-Webster is "a magazine that is made up of a series of comic strips." But kids love them because they rely on words and illustrations to tell a story.
 
A timeless classic: the comic book. It may have evolved over the years to the now-trendy graphic novel, but comics are something kids have been saving their allowance for the last eight decades.
 
Hug a Book Week is here! There’s no better excuse to curl up to your favorite book
 
School has started. You swung by your favorite neighborhood toy store to grab new backpacks for all the kids. They've got new notebooks and crayons. You and the kids have somewhat mastered the new school routine tango. 
 
Ask any kid... what's one of their favorite things to do at school? RECESS! According to play experts, 20 minutes of recess per day is just as important as reading and writing because it promotes positive classroom outcomes.
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Coding for preschoolers? You bet! The most backed board game in Kickstarter history sneakily teaches children ages four and older the fundamentals of programming - - from coding to functions - - while making silly turtle noises! Independent Toy Store owners love Robot Turtles by ThinkFun so much that they named it a 2014 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Winner in the game play category.

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Play Station 4 Raffle
Columbus, OH
Sept
26
Oct
11
Free Science Playday
Sarasota, FL
Oct
25
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8
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8
Nov
8
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22
Free Wire Art Playday
Sarasota, FL
Dec
13
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Blüm™ ('bloom') was founded as a high-quality gum eraser manufacturer in 1936. To this day, they remain a family-focused company even though their line has expanded to include an array of creativity supplies!

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