Ever wonder why kids stick their tongues out when they play? Or why your toddler wants you to read the same story over and over and over and over? (I can recite “Where the Wild Things Are” verbatim!) There are actual scientific answers to these questions.
Playskool “More Than Play” campaign answers these questions, and more, [...]
If I were “king of the world” and got to give an away for top toy for toddlers this year, it would be the Tag Junior from LeapFrog, hands down.
Leapfrog has long been a leader in creating educational but FUN toys, and now they’ve gone and created one that even a two-year-old can enjoy. The Tag [...]
By the time your child is five, 90 percent of his brain patterns are already formed. So learning while young is very important.
Playskool recently launched a “More Than Play” campaign, which is an educational initiative to share how play lays down important foundational skills needed for advanced learning like reading, writing, mathematics, critical problem solving, [...]
Have I mentioned that my toddler is really bright? (Hey — it’s my blog and I get to brag!) She turned 2 in October and one of her favorite activities is doing puzzles. I saved the wooden puzzles that I had from my older children, and those hand-me-down items include a puzzle of my oldest daughter’s [...]4Dec2009 | lipsticktocrayons | Comments Off | Continued
LeapFrog has some of the hottest toys for the holiday season and LeapFrog.com is offering you great specials for online shopping, starting now!
Until Nov. 25, LeapFrog is offering 20% off all products using this code: HOLIDAY20 (and there is free shipping on orders over $50).
From Nov. 25 to Nov. 30, LeapFrog.com will host a sitewide sale, offering [...]
It seems that political correctness has taken yet another step toward insanity. As reported last week by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, students in the Rockwood School District are being taught an alternative to the calendar designations of B.C. (Before Christ)and A.D. (Anno Domini, Latin for “in the year of the Lord.”)
Dean Mandis, a father of [...]
I recently attended an orientation at my daughter’s high school and a police officer asked parents this question: “What’s the No. 1 drug of choice was among teens these days?” Naive me — I thought it was marijuana. The officer said it’s prescription drugs that the kids are taking them right out of Mom & Dad’s [...]2Oct2009 | lipsticktocrayons | 148 comments | Continued
I attended curriculum night at my son’s elementary school last week and was surprised and alarmed to hear his teacher’s answer to a parent’s question about spelling tests.
Parent: “What day will the spelling tests be?”
Teacher: “We won’t be doing spelling tests. Rockwood (School District) has mandated that spelling tests be eliminated by next year, and [...]