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by Ellen Metrick, National Lekotek Center   |   March 24   |   0 Comments
Summer is finally coming and consumers will be looking for new products on the shelves while kids will be searching for new play experiences. This pack of new summer toys has lots of play potential that kids with special needs will benefit from. Here are a few that are sure to please!

by Pam Duveneck, The Read Apple   |   January 17   |   32 Comments
Need an excuse to exercise your brain?  Celebrate International Puzzle Day on January 29th! Created in 1995 by game companies in the United States, International Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape, and forms -- whether they are of the crossword, jigsaw, rubik’s cube or any other variety!

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   January 6   |   0 Comments
We all know how important physical activity is -- and play is an excellent way to get your child’s body and brain moving! Health experts suggest no more than two hours of computer or television time per day unless it’s related to work or homework. With the average American child spending 1460 hours in front of the television each year (that doesn’t include computer time), getting kids up and moving seems more important than ever...

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   December 16   |   0 Comments
Play involves interaction. Whether your child is doting on a doll in a round of “let’s play doctor,” chasing a friend around the playground in a game of tag, or performing a scene from a movie at the dinner table for their parents, play is a process of engaging.

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