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Nothing is more quintessential during the summer than ice cream! Here's a great way to double the fun and bring in the play: ice cream goes 'undercover' as watermelon.
 
Spending a little time each day playing a game or adding a prop to pretend play can reinforce skills for an easier transition back to school.
 
Having fun this summer and want to find a crafty way to celebrate all those great memories? How about creating a Summer Memories frame?
 
We caught up with Magic Box Toys to learn more about their store and get expert tips for beating the summer sludge.
 
You can master the art of catching the ever-moving-kid with these smart phone photo tips.
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Hello, 80's flashback! Yes, the toy that YOU loved as a kiddo is once again a fan-favorite among independent toy store owners. Simon, the popular classic memory game has a sleek new look and nabbed the ASTRA Best Toys for Kids award in the Classic Play, Ages 8+ category.
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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Looking for the right toy for that special child in your life? Looking for a toy for a specific age group? We've created a guide grounded in child development research to help.