Nick Jr. Let's Count! Book and Blocks (Nickelodeon, $12.95, shop.nickjr.com) This set of six blocks can be arranged to form six puzzles, but Higgins' students didn't see the point.
Anne Halliday is a senior at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Susy Schultz, former Chicago Parent editor and associate publisher, is the mother of two boys and works at the Chicago Foundation for Women.
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