Good Toys for Social and Emotional Development

Hi everyone! I’ve raised three of the most incredible kids you could ever dream of – kind-hearted, helpful (without being asked), caring – you name it. On the scale of emotional development – I’ve hit it out of the ballpark because they’re confident, fun loving and just good people.

I see people looking for toys that can help with emotional development. So I want to give MY take on what kinds of toys help with this aspect and how you, as a parent, can make them for this purpose.

Start them young – teach them how to respect others, animals and themselves. My kids, from toddler on – were so gentle with toys and therefore, gentle with humans and pets, too.

#1 – Dolls and Emotional Development

When they’re little, you should cuddle them and nurture them. And let them practice those skills they’re seeing you use on their toys.  If your kid is cooing at his or her doll, gently feeding it, and cuddling it – you’re doing something right. Continue reading

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Top Toys for 2 Year Old Girls

Hi everyone! At 2 years old, little girls hit a series of developmental milestones. They learn how to build things with toys such as stacking items one on top of the other. They begin to seek small steps of independence.

Little girls at this age also begin to exhibit which hand will be her dominant one. She learns to sort objects according to their size and shape.

During this developmental stage, girls of this age learn the world of make believe. This is why it’s important to give them plenty of colorful toys to play with – like the LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Set engage not only a child’s imagination but also work to help a 2 year old with her learning skills. Continue reading

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Fun Family Game for Kids and Adults

Hi everyone! I can’t wait for Christmas Eve this year. I always try to get new games or fun stuff. Last year, we had the Pie Face game and that was fun.

But this year, after seeing tons of hilarious videos shared on Facebook, I bought the Watch Ya Mouth game here:

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TMNT Toy Review: Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey

As the mom of two boys, I have had plenty of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stuff in my house over time. From movies to bedding to every toy imaginable, this brand has certainly been a favorite with my kids.

The toy, movie and TV show empire featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have longstanding places in the hearts of children as some of the most beloved characters of all time. Continue reading

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Use Toys to Teach Your Kids to Be Kind and Responsible Toward Animals

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen other peoples’ kids treat their stuffed animals horribly. My kids? They always loved on them like they were fragile, living beings. And I raised three caring, nurturing children.

I always wonder what those other kids ended up being – the kind who ripped eyes off and threw their stuffed Easter bunny off a “cliff” (aka: a dresser or car window). I shudder to think.  Continue reading

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Top 10 Bestselling Dinosaur Toys

Hi everyone! One of my kids’ favorite topics for bedtime reading growing up was dinosaurs. Of course, the movies and toys didn’t hurt in making them crave that topic.

It’s always fascinated me, too – and we have a wonderful dino exhibit here in Fort Worth at the museum, too.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 bestselling dinosaur toys you can buy today: Continue reading

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