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by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   January 29   |   0 Comments
Children -- especially young children-- learn by imagining and doing. We’ve all seen our kids grab a spoon, pretend it is a microphone and break out in spontaneous song.

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   January 8   |   0 Comments
Oftentimes we are so concerned with our children’s developing academic and cognitive skills (Are they identifying their letters? Know their numbers?), that we forget about the development of other basic skills like controlling large muscles of the body.

by Julie Wells   |   January 2   |   0 Comments
It’s New Year’s Eve, 15 minutes before midnight actually. I’ve got a lap top on my bed, one child is developing something wonderful in an online world, and the other is snuggled up with Daddy watching Titanic! Do I call this balancing act between family and work a success or a work in progress?

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   November 5   |   0 Comments
For many moms and dads nationwide, their children’s literacy has become a way of measuring whether their parenting is “good enough.” So what can parents do to ensure that their kids learn to read?

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