Kids Taste Coffee

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Here at the US Toy office, we like coffee. From Keurig Cups to hand-ground pour overs, we drink coffee throughout the entire day. As it turns out however, kids may not like the stuff as much as we do. The Huffington Post created a short, hilarious video of children trying coffee and asking them what they [...]

Slip ‘N Slide

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The city of Bristol, England realizes that sometimes, you just gotta have fun! In order to break up the routine of day to day life, artist Luke Jerram decided to set up a 300-foot-long Park and Slide up on a closed road in downtown Bristol. A raffle was held to determine who could use the slide, [...]

DIY Birthday Wreath Tutorial

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Huge thanks to Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studio for this wonderful DIY post! One of my favorite crafty party projects is a DIY Birthday Wreath. Besides the invitation, it is a guest’s first impression of the party inside. So with the addition of a few inexpensive novelties, you can make a fun themed wreath [...]

Upsee

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Every once in a while, a story comes along that really touches our hearts. Debby Elnatan, a mother of a child with cerebral palsy, has recently created a device that totally changed the way she could interact with her son. The Upsee assists children that have handicaps so they are able to actually walk with [...]

What Does “High-Quality” Preschool Look Like?

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Recently, NPR did a spotlight on Nikki Jones, a preschool teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nikki believes that students will learn much effectively and efficiently if they are in charge of their own curriculum. Using alternative practices and procedures that are largely led by the students, she believes the students will actually become more intelligent in [...]

A Fairy Princess Party

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Huge thanks to Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studio for this post! When you are a little girl, there is nothing more magical than playing dress up, and even better is pretending to be a fairy princess. Crowns, magic wands and glittery wings … what’s not to love?!? So I really tried to capture that [...]