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10 Ways to Build a Builder | By Parents' Choice

  Grippies Builders Ages: 1 & Up Manufacturer: Guidecraft Price: $39.99 This brightly colored 20 piece set is sized just right for toddlers ready to build. The chunky pieces encourage tactile exploration of textures, shapes and colors. Experimenting with the magnetic rods and balls lead to interesting discussions and constructions – from boxes to boats to balloon animals. [...]

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12 Great Games for Tabletop Fun | By Parents' Choice

  Cheese Stack Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Getta1Games Price: $16.99 Designed for little ones, this game is a fun way for preschoolers to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, learn about balance and practice cooperation by stacking rippled cheese wedge shaped game pieces. Click here for the full Parents’ Choice Awards review and click here to purchase.     Tell-A-Tale [...]

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Ways to Explore on Earth Day | By Parents' Choice

  Hugg-a-Planet: Earth Ages: 9 months & Up Manufacturer: Hugg-a-Planet Price: $18.95 This colorful stuffed globe is covered in a soft but sturdy fabric that is patterned with a map of the earth. Wild Cards: Backyard Birds Ages: 6 & Up Manufacturer: Birdcage Press Price: $10.95 Facts and beautiful photos adorn this bird-themed deck of cards. Three options for [...]

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Girls Have Autism, Too | By Parents' Choice

    I’ve read a number of articles about Sesame Street’s groundbreaking introduction of Julia, a Muppet with autism.  As the mother of an incredible young woman on the autism spectrum, I think what’s most groundbreaking is that Sesame Street’s new character is a girl. Current statistics show that of the 1 in 68 children [...]

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Just Announced! The Parents’ Choice Spring 2017 Audio Awards | By Parents' Choice

  From an astronaut who was afraid of the dark to a Big Buncha Buddies at a Sci-Fi Junior High, the Spring 2017 Parents’ Choice Audio Award winners have a lot to say. This is a stellar playlist for those who sing La La La, or dream too much about lemonade and ear snacks. We [...]

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