Promoting Healthy Eating

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In our ever-increasing fast food society, it’s more important than ever to promote healthy eating for our children. Childhood obesity is on the rise which brings such problems as cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance (an early sign of diabetes), osteoarthritis, and disability. While young obese children are at risk for all of these things, it is […]

Push For Pre-K In Public Schools

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Our absolute favorite thing is seeing how our products positively affect children in the classroom. This article from the KC Star shows just how important early childhood education can be, and we are honored to be part of this process for young children. ————————————————————- Malleki Louis, only 5, sprawled belly-down on classroom carpet, writing in […]

Benefits of Block Play

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Sometimes, it makes sense to go back to the basics. In today’s high-tech world of tablets, smartphones, and video game systems, children are slowly abandoning the types of toys that we grew up with. While it is true that all of these things can be used for the good of the child, there are some […]

Outdoor Games for Preschoolers

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There is an endless world of opportunities outdoors. Whether armed with your favorite toy, a ball, a stick, or nothing at all, the world is at your fingertips when you step outside! Many kids love playing outdoors, and that’s a great thing. Our children learn so much about the world around them when play outdoors. They […]

Classroom Magnetic Experiments

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Magnets are a spectacular way to have fun while learning about science! Kids of all ages can enjoy playing with magnets and learning all about how they work. Big thanks to Synonym and BrainPOP for the following suggestions on how to learn and have fun with magnets at home and in the classroom! Measuring Magnetic […]

Spring Carnival Planning Tips

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Planning a carnival can be a daunting task, but US Toy is here to help! Our business began by selling directly to carnivals in the 1950’s.  With our decades of experience in supplying carnivals we’ve learned a thing or two about setting one up.  Here are a few tips that might help in the planning […]