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by Karen Krejcha, Autism Empowerment   |   April 19   |   0 Comments
April is traditionally known as Autism Awareness month but many non-profit organizations this year such as Autism Empowerment are highlighting Autism Acceptance, advocacy and support. By accepting children on the autism spectrum, their learning differences and social culture, we help nourish self-esteem and can often open the door to more receptive, enriching and empowering play. 

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   April 14   |   1 Comment
Talking about money often times makes us all uncomfortable -- especially parents. We all want our children to develop strong financial values, but just how do we do that?

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   April 2   |   0 Comments
It might seem like an unlikely combination, but book writing and game making have one key element in common: creativity. In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, we caught up with game maker and children’s book author, Patrick Matthews to chat about his creative process. Patrick’s newest book, Dragon Run, hit shelves in March. He’s sharing his tips for keeping the creative juices flowing, how he got in touch with his 12-year-old self and how parents can develop their children’s love of reading.

by John MacDougall, The Golden Apple Learning Store   |   April 1   |   1 Comment
The Golden Apple Learning Store began selling books for kids 34 years ago.  When we started, we sold mostly to teachers, and teachers bought books as tools.  Children’s books bring lessons to life in the classroom, and are a great way for teachers to create “teachable moments.”

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