Ellen Metrick

Undercover fun that fuels literacy for kids with special needs

Want to sneak in a little literacy with your kids this summer? We've got some tips to get you started.

Help your kids find balance in their lives

Balance effects everything your child tries to do. Help them better develop their balance with a fun day of play and some innovative products.

Fun ways to teach math literacy to kids with special needs

Math literacy needs to be developed early, and toys and play are a great way to do it.

Teaching kids with special needs interdependence skills through play

Teaching a child cooperation skills is as important as teaching them cognitive or communication skills.

Combine art and nature for fun day

Tips to get outside and combine art and nature with your children.

The best toys of 2010: The presents kids really want

Today's toys provide "grown-up" technology in durable, kid- and eco-friendly versions with less packaging and more natural elements. Dolls and plush animals continue...

Infants and toddlers

This year’s Gold Award-winning toys encourage children to understand their world, from basic skill-building

Good as gold

Each year, toy manufacturers present a new wave of products that make us think, laugh and explore.  
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