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by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   October 8   |   0 Comments
Did you know International Day of the Girl is October 11th?  In honor of that day, we caught up with Alyson Flippo, author and creator of the Addie B. Strong books and dolls. Alyson has a powerful message she wants to share with girls: you ARE strong. She even offers some advice for parents and a glimpse of her own life experiences.

by Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque   |   September 29   |   0 Comments
Toys in essence must be used in order for them to meet their purpose. And what exactly is their purpose when families are looking to expand their children’s native, second, and possibly third language abilities? Play Immersion. The theory that people learn languages best when they are immersed in native social, cultural, and linguistic experiences of a language apply to play as well.

by innovativeKids   |   September 22   |   0 Comments
Learning the letters of the alphabet is one of a child's most important milestones. That's why so many parents and teachers invest in ABC kits, letter magnets for the refrigerator, wooden alphabet puzzles, or other “letter manipulatives.” There's just something about touching and feeling the shape of a letter — the tactile experience — that makes it easier for children to learn their ABCs!

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   September 15   |   0 Comments
A timeless classic: the comic book. It may have evolved over the years to the now-trendy graphic novel, but comics are something kids have been saving their allowance for the last eight decades.

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