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Is Drawing a Lost Art?

Posted by Jim Garber Toy Guy on May 1, 2018

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Did anyone catch that pun?  I like to have fun with words when I can. Last weekend we survived a night with 9 fifth grade girls at our place for my daughter Savana’s slumber party.  The celebration was often loud and a bit rowdy at times.  I even had to chalk over a bunch of sidewalk messages a couple of the girls scrawled for their male classmate who lives down the street.  But I must

DT Moments | NEW 2017-2018 Products

Posted by Discovery Toys on September 26, 2017

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We’re loving these Discovery Toys moments featuring some of our all new 2017-2018 products! Which toy will you get first? Holiday shopping, anyone? 😉

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Music Feeds The Mind & Soul

Posted by Jim Garber Toy Guy on September 19, 2017

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“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” – Plato

The exceptional moments of silence certainly bring relief and relaxation to our home, but I prefer the rat-a-tat-tat of my son’s drum practice in the living room, or the disjointed melodies keyed by my youngest on the piano, or the guitar strumming and

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Pressure to Excel – The Impact on our Kids

Posted by Jim Garber Toy Guy on September 19, 2017

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My son Evan, a 7th grader, is currently enrolled in a combined 7th/8th grade Math class.  At the school’s recent Back to School Night, his math teacher welcomed us parents and advised that she was not going to talk about the course curriculum or her grading policy.  She instead spent her 10 minutes of allotted time expressing her concern with the emotional state of her students.   She mentioned the growing rate of suicide and