When you have five kids and you do not do extravagant birthday parties and holiday celebrations, you have to find a way to manage a reasonable budget for toys and activities.
These toys are intended for children ages 3-5, giving them a head-start on concepts of geometry. Children will be used to playing with their geometric toys and already have an idea about spheres, pyramids, and cubes when they start school.
Today I went on air with KXII to chat about the cool trends I see in kid’s toys this year. There are two main trends I see with the top lists and gift-giving trends this year: 1. Traditional Toys are Cool Again and 2. Parents Want Toys With Lasting Value. Note that any toy with […]
Did you know this Saturday is the fourth annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day? What a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season. When you shop from a local store you get amazing selection, great customer service, and you impact your local community in a huge way. Through November 8th you can go to […]
When you are shopping this Christmas season, if you are like me you’re trying to get the most for your money. Presents that are not only entertaining for children, but have an educational or learning component make a favorite gift option for parents. This morning I went on air with KXII Morning News to share some of […]
Carolyn Jaynes is a Learning Designer for LeapFrog Enterprises, specializing in language and literacy development. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology at Michigan State University where she was a researcher and professional development consultant for the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA). The great thing about Kindergartners is that they can […]