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All Work, No Play: The Importance of Balancing School & Play

by Dr. Debora Wisneski  For parents of children entering elementary school, rigors and new expectations of school may seem daunting. In the U.S., there has been concern regarding school-age children’s health and well-being related to… read more

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Celebrating National Reading Month: Choosing a New Book for your Child

by Dr. Carolyn James, Executive Learning Designer for LeapFrog March is National Reading Month, and what better way to celebrate than to embrace reading with your child? Stepping into the children’s book section to choose… read more

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Toy Stores Still Exist, and ASTRA Can Help You Find Them

by Kimberly Mosley, president, American Specialty Toy Industry Association (ASTRA) The closing of Toys “R” Us stores nationwide is the latest example of ongoing change and evolution in the toy industry. Yet one thing remains… read more

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How to Avoid Winter Break Brain Drain

by Dr. Clement Chau, director of learning, VTech, LeapFrog The winter holidays often come with an extended winter break from school. It’s a great time for kids to relax and recharge, but it’s also important to… read more

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Give Gifts That Give More This Holiday Season

by Dr. Clement Chau, director of learning, VTech, LeapFrog With gift-giving season kicking into high gear, it’s a great time to look for gifts that give more and contribute to a child’s early learning environment. A… read more

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School Readiness: Helping Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

by Dr. Clement Chau, director of learning, VTech, LeapFrog Kindergarten is an exciting time for children but it can also be a stressful time of change, not just for little ones, but for parents too. Although… read more

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Tips to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

by Dr. Clement Chau, director of learning, VTech, LeapFrog While kids are getting excited for summer vacation, concerns arise about summer brain drain, which occurs when students lose the knowledge they gained during the school year.… read more

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Putting “Play” Back in Playtime

by Mark Carson, founder, Fat Brain Toys Parents and experts are concerned about how much time kids spend looking at screens, as well as what the potential long-term effects might be. It has been thoroughly… read more

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It’s Winner Tech All at International CES!

by Reyne Rice, toy trends analyst and consultant During the first week of January, International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 unveiled the latest consumer electronics innovations. Kids, families, and educators were among the target audiences… read more

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