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Classroom Clutter | By Laura Fries
What makes a nurturing learning environment? Does it have to be visually stimulating? Or warm and inviting? Is it free of distractions so that kids can concentrate on the business at hand? As much as everyone loves a good educational poster, there is a growing debate that less is than more - especially when [...]
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Try on these ‘Threads’ | By Ann Oldenburg
Are there any tween or teen couturiers in your house? If so, you might want to tune in to a new Project Runway offshoot series, Threads. The reality competition, which kicked off an eight-episode season on Thursday, showcases three young fashion designers as they compete in different tasks. Rather than follow a group of designers [...]
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Be Our Guest | By Laura Fries
We’ve all read the stories about those amazing people that adopt numerous kids and seem to have endless compassion and patience. We often wonder if they have super-human ability or if we could ever be that type of family. It is a major life commitment, not right for everyone. For families who have room in [...]
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The Making of a Classic | By Laura Fries
There’s no real formula for what makes a TV show a classic. Baby boomer nostalgia may play a big part, but if was just all about the memories, how come “A Garfield Halloween” doesn’t run every year? Little did Lee Mendelson, Bill Melendez and Charles M. Schulz realize back in 1966 that “It’s The Great [...]
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Parents’ Choice Awards: Fall 2014 Toys and Games | By Claire Green
We’re so pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2014 Parents’ Choice Toy Awards! Beginning with the New York Toy Fair in February, we see hundreds of toys and games throughout the year. We work hard to find toys and games that help kids think, question, tinker and play. The 2014 Parents’ Choice Award [...]
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