Category Archives: Strategies to Enhance Language

Cuddly Kid Mirror by Alex Toys

Kids love to cuddle and check out faces so why not get snuggle and face time in one toy? With outstretched crinkle hands, this half ball of fun is asking for play. Strap the “Cuddly Kid Mirror” in the crib … Continue reading

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“Flow ‘N’ Fill Spout” by Yookidoo

Toddlers are drawn to running water. Since the best part of bath time is playing with the stream as the tub fills up, imagine the investigating going on with the “Flow ‘n’ Fill Spout” as it keeps the water flowing … Continue reading

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International Playthings Playdate Central Puppet Show

Pull out this puppet show in a box when the kids come over to play and watch it spark their imaginations. Mom or Dad can easily assemble the cloth, hanging theater to suspend in the doorway as kids make puppets, … Continue reading

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“Rain Forest:A Journey From the River to the Treetops,” by Silver Dolphin Books

Strap on your boots and rain gear to venture through the entangled layers of the rain forest–discovering their inhabitants, habitat and prey, feeling the sheer immensity of the jungle. Clearly dividing the forest layers from the river, forest floor, understory, … Continue reading

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“Round the Farm” by Alex Jr. Toys

Take your baby on a discovery trip “Round the Farm” with this cuddly, six-sided ball. Four bright contrasting faces await your little one as she rotates the ball to meet the frog, cat, pig and dog. Each face combines contrasting patterns, … Continue reading

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“Taggies Rocker” by International Playthings

Kids lined up for a turn on Taggies’ newest giraffe rocker, swinging a leg over his sturdy, plush back and hanging on to the handles for a lively ride. Just the right size for a one to three year-old, this playful … Continue reading

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“Taggies Go Go! Car” by International Playthings

Cuddle up with this friendly-faced coupe, covered with soft plush and shiny geometric designed tags. A takeoff from the popular Taggies balls, this car packs more features for your baby to explore and parents to talk about, enhancing learning. Press … Continue reading

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“The Transporters” DVD for Children with Autism

Pop in this new innovative DVD, “The Transporters” and get ready to enter a land of toy trains, cable cars, buses, ferries and other mechanical characters donning human faces, designed to teach children with autism to recognize and name emotions.  … Continue reading

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“Baby, Boo!” by Amazing Baby

  Research shows that babies love the human face, with all its unique angles, light and contrasting shadows, moving parts and eyes to engage.. Celebrating the simplicity of baby’s day–sleeping, kissing, giggling and  playing peek-a-boo–this delightful oversized board book, Baby, Boo! features … Continue reading

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“Five Little Ducks” by Amazing Baby

  Five Little Ducks disappear, one by one, ignoring mom’s call to come back to her Quack! A concise number book of subtraction, interactive touch and feel, rhythmic rhyme and bold graphics leads your baby through the circular cut-outs to reveal … Continue reading

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