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Dads and kids: Cuddly microbe dolls

P { margin: 0px; } Toys can help dads make an abstract science lesson come alive for their kids. These giant microbe dolls—Common Cold, Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Cough, Ear Ache, Bad Breath and others—are accompanied by a photograph and information about the microbes they represent. Click here to know more about the microbe dolls.

Baby’s toys: Advice for dads

P { margin: 0px; } Toys amuse and entertain children tremendously, adding to the fun of learning new things. The trick to buying the right toy is finding out which kind interests your child for more than a few minutes. But it's also important that the toy you buy is safe, durable, appealing, and suited to your child's physical, mental, and socia ...read more

Making a rubber band helicopter

Making a rubber band helicopter is a great project for parents and children to work on together. This project exercises fine motor skills, following step by step directions and teaches a bit about physics. Materials  A regular drinking straw A 25-inch long piece of wire (for example a thi ...read more

Three great classic games for kids 4-6

P { margin: 0px; } These are child-tested by my 6 year-old who never seems to tire of them. Parents will enjoy all of the games once, but my money is on the card games for games that parents can endure time and time again.   1. Children's Card Games - A four-pack of the classic kids games: Rummy, Hearts, Crazy Eights, and the very misogyn ...read more

Puzzles for kids

P { margin: 0px; } Last night, I took down an old favorite, the ABCFloorPuzzlefrom Mudpuppy Press, to play with my 22-month-old. The puzzle is made up of 24 big 8" square pieces that fit easily together and are easily manouverable by a little tyke. The box says 3+, but he enjoyed seeing the picture come together and was pretty darn happy wh ...read more

Five toys worth having kids for…

So, okay, be honest... when you were little you imagined that one day you would grow up and no one would be always telling you what not to do. You would go to an amusement park all day, you would stay in the pool an extra hour, you would stay at the ball game until the end of the 9th, rather than leaving in the 8th to avoid the crowds. Some day, ...read more

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