Archive for October, 2011

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7 Exceptional Picture Books for Fall

Best Picture Books Celebrating Autumn

Please welcome return guest author Sarah Pinneo. I love her picture book selections and many are new to me. They all have a wonderful autumnal, rustic-living-in-the-country feel. Are you ready for Fall? It’s come so fast! What are your favorite picture books that you are reading that evoke this time of year? Please share! Read more…

RECALLS: Fisher-Price Trikes, High Chairs, Wheelies & Balls (Pretty Much Everything They Make!)

Fisher Price Recalls on Toys, High Chairs, Trikes and More

Dear Fisher-Price Parents & Grandparents,

You may have questions about recent safety announcements for Fisher-Price toys, and I want to personally acknowledge your concerns. Many of us here at Fisher-Price are parents, too — myself included — and we share your belief that nothing is more important than the well-being of our children. Read more…

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12 Surprising Benefits of Play by parenting guru Dr. Michele Borba

The Importance and Benefits of Play for Kids

I met Dr. Borba on Twitter and she’s my “go to” for all things parenting and education including cyberbullying & bullying, special education, and hot button issues including biting, tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, etc. What is different about Dr. Borba from other parenting and education experts is that she’s grounded in the real world talking constantly to parents about the issues they face every day. Read more…

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Virtual Frog Dissection Science App for Kids

Virtual Frog Dissection Science App for Kids

We have a pair of West African frogs swimming around (barely because they are in need of a water change) in an enclosed ecosystem the size of a small vase.  My youngest was at a toy store and settled for this prize when I refused to buy him the really expensive toy he wanted.  Now it’s just me and the frogs.  I need to remember to feed them on Tuesdays and Fridays.  They sit in the dining room as a reminder that they still exist. Read more…