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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.

by Sherry Artemenko, Play on Words   |   October 30   |   0 Comments
When baby arrives, it’s time to play. Since newborn babies prefer a variety of shapes, curves, angles and contrasts in light and dark, your face is his first favorite toy! He reacts as you talk to him and smile, watching your mouth, eyes and face move, casting shadows and changing expressions.


by Ellen Metrick, National Lekotek Center   |   October 11   |   0 Comments
I’ve been in the working world for a good stretch of time and although my office attire is often a touch casual, there are occasions when there‘s a demand for me to attend important functions and power-up my outfit. Tucked into one section of my closet is what I term my "power suits."  I think we all have our own version of a power suit --those outfits that make us feel professional, polished, pretty or powerful. 

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