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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. [...]

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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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Recess Monkey Music Video Debut for “Time to Make the Donuts” | By Parents' Choice

Debuting here on Parents’ Choice, from their upcoming new album release, “Novelties”, the song “Time to Make the Donuts” is, you guessed it, an ode to donuts and the makers who bake them. Sing and dance along with the donut maker, who gets out of bed at 3:15 A.M. to put the donut mix in the donut [...]

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18 Ways to Play with Simple and Not-So-Simple Machines | By Parents' Choice

  Toys Kids First Engineering Kits  Ages: 3 – 5 yrs. Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos Price: $44.95 and up This line of science kits introduces scientific topics to kids starting at age 3 and prepares them for more advanced kits and learning. We love Amusement Park Engineer, Automobile Engineer, and Aircraft Engineer.   DIY Electro Dough [...]

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Announcing: The Parents’ Choice Book Awards | By Parents' Choice

  The Spring 2016 Parents’ Choice Book Awards celebrate page turning. From temper tantrums, friendship and searching for gold, to jazz musicians, a famous photograph and beloved friends left behind. There are dinosaurs and bears and otters and prairie dogs. Readers travel through time, sandwiches go missing and a pirate helps rebuild a ship. Oh, [...]

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