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17 Ways to Bring Language to Life | By Parents' Choice
For a lovely picture book inspired by the beloved sign-language gifted gorilla Coco, try: Little Beauty (Ages: 4-8), For fun games that build word skills for little ones, try: the Loco Lingo Games (Ages: 3 & up) and Tall Tales: The Game of Infinite Storytelling (Ages: 4 & up),. For games for more skilled [...]
17 Ways Math is Fun! | By Parents' Choice
8 Toys ABC & 123 Picnic Activity Set (Ages: 3 & up) ThinkingKit/Math Monkey (Ages: 4 & up) Math Room (Ages: 5 & up) Laser Maze™ Jr. (Ages: 6 & up) Logic Dots (Ages: 7 & up) Quadrillion (Ages: 8 & up) Math Dice® Chase (Ages: 8 & up) Geometry Strategy® (Ages: 12 & up) + 6 Apps Tiggly Math (Ages: 3 & [...]
Ways to Celebrate Music & Art | By Parents' Choice
From sidewalk art to conducting a toy symphony, creativity comes through play. With a swipe of the finger, these Mobile Apps will lead to hands on play — and learning. Give NGAkids Art Zone, MoMA Art Lab and Toca Band a whirl. Can you name that tune? Our Audio Award Winners will start and [...]
Mom Says Screen Time Is Foul Play | By Ann Oldenburg
In the dinosaur days – otherwise known as the pre-smartphone era, there was Parenting by Trinket. When a wee one would get antsy or fussy while shopping at the grocery store, you’d search your purse for something to amuse and entertain your child in order to avoid the dreaded full-on meltdown tantrum in aisle three. [...]
15 Ways to Find Adventure In Your Own Backyard | By Parents' Choice
GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Educational Insights Price: $14.99 This super durable set of kidnoculars are designed just for little faces. Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle Puppet Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc. Price: $39.99 This beautifully designed puppet shows and goes through the three cycles of the monarch – chrysalis, caterpillar stage, then butterfly. [...]
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