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Toys for Language Development

The best toys for developing early speech and language are those that allow children to play with language. These are toys that help kids to not only learn new words, but to use those words in meaningful ways that will help them to communicate. Open-ended toys are best; these can be used in a variety [...]

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Educational Gifts for Little Ones

Young children learn when they play. They learn as they discover and explore and make sense of the world around them. While nearly any toy can lead to learning, I thought I’d share some of my favorite learning specific toys and gifts for little ones since I love to give and receive these types of [...]

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Liam’s Wishlist @ 2.5 Years

Since Liam’s first Christmas, I have kept an Amazon wishlist for him with items that he needs or that I’d like to get for him. I go through it every once in a while to delete things he’s outgrown and add new things, and it has been really helpful if a relative or family member [...]

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The Only 10 Toys My Kids Really Play With

Charlie hadn’t been doing a good job of cleaning up his toys lately, so I put almost all the kids’ toys into a big trash bag.┬áIt’s been about two weeks, and surprisingly they do not miss them one bit! I’ve also found that the kids really play in a much more focused manner with their [...]

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Go to gifts for pre-school kids

Since Drake started school this year, he has been invited to numerous birthday parties from his classmates. His class was very small this year — only 6 other kids besides him — but we ended up going to many more parties including those of family friends and friends from other classes we’ve made. Next year [...]

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Ride On Toys

For Juliet’s birthday, she received a wonderful little ride on car from a friend of mine. Unfortunately a piece was missing from the toy and when I went to exchange it, I was told the toy was being discontinued for other issues and was given a store credit instead. Since I really liked the idea [...]

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Toys that have lasted and new toys that are loved

Among our toys, some get played with for a moment and discarded, some never get a second look, and some are taken out and played with on a daily basis. I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of the toys Drake had when he was Juliet’s age that still interest him (as [...]

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