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Taking Control of the Family Schedule or What Spiders Have to Teach Us About Organization

September 22, 2010 by admin  
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School has started. Homework is being assigned. Spelling words are being memorized. Lunches are being packed. The schedule is getting filled to the brim. The vacations we took this summer feel like a dream. Did they really happen? Bummer — It’s only September! Often, the worst part of the start of school for moms, dads [...]

Scrabble Flash

September 21, 2010 by admin  
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Scrabble Flash is an electronic word game where you move letter tiles to make words. You play against the clock. The nice thing about the game is that it also includes a copy of the card game, Scrabble Slam, which is a fast-paced word game where everyone gets to change one letter to make a [...]

Hide N Squeak Eggs

September 21, 2010 by admin  
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Hide N Squeak Eggs is gives you more ‘beep’ for your dollar because smaller children will been entralled with the peeping eggs. As they grow, toddlers will begin matching the shapes on the bottom of the egg. Then the eggs can be sorted by color and lastly, by facial expression. Lots of activities for little [...]

ABA-CONUNDRUMS

September 21, 2010 by admin  
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A number of schools and after-school programs are using an abacus to help children learn addition and subtraction. Aba-Conundrums is a series of logic exercises where your child will use the abacus provided to solve the math challenges given in the booklet. It’s something you could work on together over the dinner table. Unfortunately you [...]

Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

September 21, 2010 by admin  
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This is a great toy from Melissa and Doug because it’s kind of a three-in-one. For younger children it is a shape sorting toy. It can also help them learn numbers from 1 to 12. Later, when they are ready, they can use it to learn to tell time. List Price: $10.38 Product Description From [...]

Inchimals

September 21, 2010 by admin  
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Inchimals are beautiful animal colored blocks sure to be a favorite of any animal lover in your house. For younger children they can work as building blocks. For older children, they can help with adding, subtracting and measurement. Please note that they do have sharp edges for toddlers who are still in the throwing stage. [...]

Gobblet Jr.

September 10, 2010 by admin  
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Tic Tac Toe with a gobbling twist that kids love. This is one of our favorite games because it is short, but it packs a lot of learning into every 10-15 minute game. For kids who have trouble losing, I let them know that they will win as many as they lose, but if they [...]

Qwirkle

September 9, 2010 by admin  
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Qwirkle is deliciously deceptive. At first glance, it is a crossword style color, pattern matching game, but kids have a unique advantage Adults are often left in the dust if actual scoring takes place. Turn your cell phones off! You need to pay attention to stay ahead in this game! This also works as a [...]

How to Challenge Toddlers and Puppies

September 7, 2010 by admin  
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We added a puppy to our family this spring, Bailey. As with all puppies, kittens, babies and toddlers, he is energetic, inquisitive and curious. He runs when he could walk. He bounces everywhere, starting first thing in the morning, jumping out of bed, excited to see what new adventures will come his way. He craves challenge, stimulation and fun. Just like puppies, as parents, we can use our childrens’ innate desire to grow to help them learn math, reading, spelling and phonics in fun, exciting ways.