Joy of Learning

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Connected Through Song…

No matter where you are in the world, when you have a baby they only need a few things.  Those things do not change depending on where you live or what culture they were born into.  Food, Love, to be kept safe and interaction with other people.  Food and safety pretty much speak for themselves, […]

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More in common than not: Kids at play around the world

Recently, I was lucky enough to meet Fisher-Price’s Director of Child Research Dr Kathleen Alfano, and listen to hear speak to her experience of seeing kids play all around the world. I loved hearing her perspective, as I’ve always been fascinated by cultural similarities and differences in families. One of the points Dr Alfano made […]

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Relating to Other Cultures through Play

Experiencing different cultures has always been a priority for me. When I was a teenager, I hosted in a number of exchange students and even traveled to Japan as an exchange student myself. I was always amazed how even though we spoke different primary languages with both of us knowing very little of the other […]

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Developing New Skills

Do you ever watch your child and wonder how their various skills are developing? Many parents wonder this and even worry if their children are meeting their developmental milestones in the 3 developmental domains, as well as growing their skills. This month we had the opportunity to try out the Laugh & Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy. […]

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Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle

When I had the chance to visit the Fisher-Price headquarters (East Aurora, New York), I was invited to a special presentation on beat induction and how Fisher-Price is now incorporating it into some of their musical toys. It was a lesson in the science of play and the research and development of fun. So what is […]

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Baby Music With A Beat

When I had the chance to visit the Fisher-Price headquarters (East Aurora, New York), I was invited to a special presentation on beat induction and how Fisher-Price is now incorporating it into some of their musical toys. It was a lesson in the science of play and the research and development of fun. So what is […]

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Tips For Cruising With Kids!

My husband and I have been ‘cruisers’ for more than 10 years.  In that time we have had the pleasure of sailing on more than 16 ships with 5 cruiselines. Even though I would consider us experienced, sailing with kids adds a different level of challenges.   From the planning, to the packing and the […]

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I’m the King of the World! #FisherPriceonRoyal

I very seldom hand over the reigns to my blog, but when my 4-year-old son Ryder requested to guest blog on my site, I just couldn’t resist. Long time readers will remember the last time he did so – over two years ago – with his piece, “Big Brother Blues“. This time, the subject matter […]

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Holiday Fun with Fisher Price

I know it seems like Halloween just happened.  Like it was just time for Back To School.  But in just a few short weeks Santa will be squeezing down the chimney and leaving toys for all the good little girls and boys around the world.  I have to tell you, the thought of Christmas being […]

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The Joy of Learning – Imaginative Play

When a baby is first born, they are intrigued and entertained by simple things, their hands, lights, and maybe a tag on a blanket.  Slowly they learn more about the world around them and their toes are incredibly amazing.  They move onto simple things like rattles, blocks, plastic books and anything else they find on the floor […]

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