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Holiday Gift Guide and Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Sometimes, gift ideas for friends and family come easy.  Other times, we're stumped as to what to get them.  When you stop in store at Launching Success, we're always happy to give customized ideas based on info you give us about the kiddos.  But sometimes, we just need some ideas to get us started.  Here are our gift suggestions, for both presents and stocking stuffers, broken down by age groups.    Baby-Toddler (ages 0-3)   Gifts: Board Books and Indestructible Books Wow Toys LaLaBoom Games by Peaceable Kingdom (Get Up For Pup, Monkey Around, Duck Duck Dance!, Topper Takes A...

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Shop for Schools Week

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Shop for Schools Week

Shop For Schools Week Calling all PTA/PTO organizations- Sign your school up for our Shop For Schools Week!Once you've signed up, all you have to do is encourage your school's families to shop with us during the week of December 5-11, 2021, and mention they're shopping for your school.  We'll keep track of purchases and tally them for each school.  When the week is over, we'll donate 10% of your school family purchases to the PTA/PTO.FAQ Can we participate if we're a private school, preschool, or other school organization, but not a PTA/PTO?  Yes!   Do the families have to shop for...

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STEM Toys for Kids Sorted by Age

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STEM Toys for Kids Sorted by Age

Parents and teachers have been whispering for years, and finally developmental science backs it up: children learn better when having fun. STEM toys, teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, accomplish just that: challenging kids to figure out how things work in an engaging and stress-free environment. Rather than sleepily listening to a teacher all day, kids are out of their seats building hypotheses and testing theories, engaging with complex concepts in new ways that move miles past rote memorization and into making new discoveries. STEM toys are designed to provide age-appropriate challenges for kids to overcome, catering to kids’ unique...

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Social-Emotional Toys

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Social-Emotional Toys

Launching Success firmly believes in play as a means of helping to create well-rounded and happy kids. Educational toys are what we are all about and toys for emotional development are an important part of that. Social-emotional toys are designed to facilitate social-emotional learning through play, encouraging children to engage with imaginary situations with a thoughtful approach. Social-Emotional Learning: Play With a Purpose From a kid’s perspective, toys are made for play. They exist to entertain and as a conduit for fun. That is how it has always been and how it should be.   Adults know that toys can...

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Teaching Baby Sign Language

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Teaching Baby Sign Language

Teaching Baby Sign Language Sign language is a valuable tool for babies to communicate. Babies can understand far more words than they can say, and a hand sign is easier for a baby to copy than a complex mix of sounds. More and more parents and teachers are using sign language to communicate with little ones, in addition to vocal language.   In addition to clearer communication, sign language helps babies to develop autonomy as they can ask for what they need. Signs like “milk,” “more,” “diaper,” and “all done” serve as great aids to communication, giving babies the tools...

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