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Q&A with Shareena C. Clark Ascher about education, diversity, books and toys today.

Q&A with Shareena C. Clark Ascher about education, diversity, books and toys today.

Shareena C. Clark Ascher - Programs Coordinator of Our Family Coalition talks to us about diversity, books and toys today. Q: What do you think about...

Q&A with Tarah Fleming about education, diversity, books and toys today.

Q&A with Tarah Fleming about education, diversity, books and toys today.

Tarah Fleming - Education Director of Our Family Coalition talks to us about education, diversity, books and toys today. Q: What happens when kids don't...

TIPS FOR TOYS

TIPS FOR TOYS

Whether it’s choosing balanced meals or helping with homework, every parent feels instinctually empowered to keep their children safe and happy. One of the most...

5 EASY WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR CHILDREN’S TOYS

5 EASY WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR CHILDREN’S TOYS

Every parent has a love/hate relationship with their kids’ toys.  You love them because they are good for your kids – they inspire imagination, help...

5 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY IN KIDS

5 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY IN KIDS

Creativity is not always valued in our culture.  We tend to think that reading and math are all that matter.  Our schools are indicative of this.  Most kids...

5 WAYS TOYS HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN

5 WAYS TOYS HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN

Though you may think that toys are just something fun for kids to do, they are actually valuable learning tools that can aid development.  Of...

5 RECYCLING TIPS FOR KIDS

5 RECYCLING TIPS FOR KIDS

Kids are the future and the planet is in danger.  If we hope to save our planet and become more aware of the environment as a...

The Power of Children’s Literature

The Power of Children’s Literature

Any­one who has ever read to or with a child—parent, fam­ily mem­ber, teacher or friend—knows books leave last­ing impres­sions. Beyond the edu­ca­tional ben­e­fits, books have...

THE TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #19

THE TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #19

Standard Unit Blocks (60 pieces) Kids will be thrilled with this block set.  It will provide hours of fun as children build castles, towers and...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #18

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #18

Safari Jumble This puzzle is well-made, high quality and absolutely adorable.  It is also challenging and will push your child to think outside of the...

The importance of introducing children to different languages and cultures

The importance of introducing children to different languages and cultures

Nowadays parents are becoming more and more aware of the great importance of introducing their children to other languages and cultures. There are several reasons...

Making Classrooms Inclusive for All Families

Making Classrooms Inclusive for All Families

In Stella Brings the Fam­ily, a recently pub­lished children’s book, a young girl’s teacher announces that the chil­dren can bring a spe­cial guest to school...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #17

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #17

The Police Cruiser by MO-TO This beautiful wooden vintage-looking toy car is built with quality and design in mind.  Your child will love making it...

8 Ways to answer your kids' questions about LGBT families

8 Ways to answer your kids' questions about LGBT families

We know many parents struggle with discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues with young children, Olivia Higgins drew on her experience as an...

5 Ways to Talk about Racism with Your Kids

5 Ways to Talk about Racism with Your Kids

Your kids are little sponges and they are looking to you to show them the right way to live life.  They are looking to you...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #16

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #16

Magna-Tiles (32 Piece Set) This building set will change the way you look at playing with blocks!  Your child will be enthralled by the colorful...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #15

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #15

SumBlox (43 blocks) These blocks are way more than just fun building toys.  They are an innovative new way to help children grasp mathematics skills. ...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #14

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #14

Tegu 42 piece set These colorful magnetic blocks will surely generate hours of fun for your children.  It is the type of set that will...

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids about Race and Cultural Diversity

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids about Race and Cultural Diversity

Racism is a learned trait.  Intolerance is a taught behavior.  No one is born with stereotypes in their head.  No infant looks around the nursery...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #13

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #13

Naef Bahaus Baspael Blocks are some of the best toys on Earth! They are fun, educational and provide hours of entertainment.  With these colorful and...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #12

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #12

Zoo by Shusha Your future zoologist will be delighted with this well-made wooden toy.  They can learn about the animals that they have seen in movies,...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #11

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #11

Make a Portrait by Shusha  This toy is sure to keep your child entertained for hours.  With 48 pieces to add to the base face,...

How to Raise Your Kids to be Kind

How to Raise Your Kids to be Kind

Do you want kind kids?  Well, you need start with yourself and your home.  You need to model kindness, you need to directly teach it...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #10

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #10

Stackable Pirate These pirates are the perfect thing for your little Captain Hook fan!  They are so cute and fun as well as educational.  Your...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #9

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #9

Cuboro Plus Marble Maze This is a toy that allows children to create their own marble maze!  Can you imagine the hours of fun and...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #8

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #8

Kay Bojesen Alphabet Blocks Imagine the fun and hours of creative play that can be had with these simple and beautifully made wooden blocks. They were...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #7

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #7

Kay Bojesen Monkey This adorable wooden monkey is not just a toy, but a work of art.  It is made of high quality wood and...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #6

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #6

Balancing Blocks You haven’t ever seen a set of blocks quite like this.  Your child will be delighted at the new type of block that...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #5

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #5

Around the World Puzzle This adorable puzzle is adorned with the smiling faces of children from all over the world.  The circular shape of the...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #4

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #4

Mini Facemaker Blocks (Miller Goodman) This toy is great for children 3 and up and adults who enjoy being creative and using their hands.  It...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #3

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #3

Stack and Scare! Stackable Monster Blocks by Uncle Goose Toys The Stack and Scare! set contains 18 blocks and it comes with everything your kids...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #02

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #02

Owie Dolls Owie Dolls are adorable fabric toys designed primarily for play; but as is the case with all toys featured here, our fabric friends...

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #01

TOYS THAT INSPIRED US #01

Miller Goodman PlayShapes (74 wooden pieces) The PlayShapes toy set consists of 74 wooden blocks that encourage children (and adults!) to create anything they can...

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