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by Sherry Artemenko, Play on Words   |   June 24   |   0 Comments
Last week I drove down the street and watched kids make up games of catch through hula hoops, ride their mini cars to fill up with gas, and take off to the pond with nets and buckets in hand.  Creative kids walk outside and see bushes, creeks, trees, sticks and dirt as perfect props for language play. 

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   April 29   |   0 Comments

Toy purchases are investments. You want to see the return, right? Both in terms of your child’s play -- and the money you put out! So when you’re looking to purchase a new toy, think ages and stages: how can this toy grow with my child?

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   March 25   |   0 Comments
Childhood should be a ball! Literally and figuratively. Remarkable for its versatility, universal appeal to age groups and ability to inspire healthy activity throughout childhood, a ball should be found in every toy box.

by Ellen Metrick, National Lekotek Center   |   March 4   |   0 Comments
Toy Fair proved to be exceptional this year, celebrating the 110th year for this Toy Industry Association event.  Although there were many overall trends, what we strive to do is to view all the new product offerings with a lens on how they might relate to children with special needs. 

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