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3 Toy Safety Standards You Should Be Aware Of

3 Toy Safety Standards You Should Be Aware Of

Selecting toys for a baby shower, a birthday, the winter holidays, or just because--can often be more difficult than one might think. Especially when you’re shopping for the 5 years and under crowd. There are a lot of factors at play--from finding something age-appropriate to determining if the child will actually be interested in and play with the toy. However, when it comes down to it--safety is the factor that carries the most weight. Unfortunately, many toys on the market can pose certain risks to children--even if the toys are created with good intentions. That’s why it’s important to educate...

Sep 27, 2017 0 comments

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Must-Read Guide To Prevent Choking Incidents

Must-Read Guide To Prevent Choking Incidents

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that any toy that is small enough to fit through a 1-1/4-inch circle or is smaller than 2-1/4 inches long is unsafe for children under 3 years old. However, any parent dealing with the crazy schedules and demands of raising young children knows that whipping out a measuring stick every time you need to determine whether a new item could pose a danger isn’t going to happen. That’s why we were so relieved to learn about a simple and effective tool that has helped us quickly make those determinations. As a company that creates...

Sep 20, 2017 0 comments

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The 4 Top Toy Dangers to Watch For

The 4 Top Toy Dangers to Watch For

From stuffed animals to building blocks, toys are excellent sources of play, delight, learning, and development for children of all ages. Unfortunately, certain toys on the market can also be sources of danger, injury, or worse. Here are four top dangers to be aware of when selecting toys for your children or grandchildren. Toys with Small Parts Some toys are made specifically for children over a certain age, due to the fact that children 3 years and under are more likely to choke on an object within a certain width or length. When selecting toys for children 3 years and...

Sep 13, 2017 0 comments

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Why Wooden Toys Are Safer Than Plastic Toys

Why Wooden Toys Are Safer Than Plastic Toys

For generations, wooden toys used to be the norm. You may even have a family heirloom or two in the form of a wooden puzzle or pull-along toy that’s been passed down through the generations. Those days are long gone, and toys made entirely or partly from plastic dominate the marketplace. Once manufacturers realized that plastic was easier to produce on a larger and cheaper scale--it was out with wood and in with the plastic. This shift is unfortunate in several respects. Aside from the loss of nostalgic tradition, wooden toys are a lot safer than plastic toys. This is...

Sep 06, 2017 0 comments

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Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills with Imaginative Play

Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills with Imaginative Play

“I’ll be Superman, and you can be Batman.” “How about we build a castle for a dragon?” “Let’s use our dolls to act out the Little Mermaid!” Whether dreaming up and acting out storylines for animal kingdoms or medieval times, imaginative play has been a source of children’s enjoyment for generations. It makes sense--the ability to create, share, and act out stories is part of what makes us human. However, imaginative play serves several other essential functions beyond entertainment. It’s also a great way to develop two important qualities that help children grow up to be well-adjusted adults: self-confidence and...

Aug 30, 2017 0 comments

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