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A new toy buying guide will be extremely helpful to parents who want to purchase educational toys for their children, the team at Click-A-Brick says. The new guide, published by the bestofneworleans.com site and entitled “The best toys to engage your child’s imagination at any age and where to find them in New Orleans,” includes the latest recommendations from both the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The new guide lists nine criteria that a toy should meet to be considered a...

Speaking as fathers themselves, the team behind educational building toy company Click-A-Brick say they are thrilled that more states are initiating a Dads Take Your Child to School Day, which is meant to encourage fathers to get more involved in their children’s education and other activities. According to a recent Yahoo Parenting article, Florida is the most recent state to adopt the initiative, along with New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Illinois. Each school that has a Dads Take Your Child to School Day does it a bit differently, but...

The team at Click-A-Brick loves the concept behind the Bricks 4 Kidz franchise model, saying the use of building blocks to teach children science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills is a great idea and shows the versatility and importance of these classic toys. A recent Associated Press article that appeared on the Laboratory Equipment website outlined how elementary school kids in Yakima, WA used building blocks -- some of which included motorized pieces -- and basic computer coding to build a seesaw to learn about inertia, force and equal...

Playworks is a national nonprofit whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of children. They aim to accomplish this goal by advocating for an increase in available opportunities for physical activity. They also aim to provide for safe and meaningful play.The non profit currently serves more than 900 schools in 23 U.S. cities. It reaches over half a million students directly and through its network of professional training services. The organization was founded by Jill Vialet in 1996. The vision of Playworks is to change the concept of...

The team at learning toy company Click-A-Brick say they are impressed with blogger and parent Lisa Schmeiser’s level-headed response to the growing concern about young children’s exposure to electronic devices. In a blog post for the Macworld website, Schmeiser says she has considered all the relevant research and recommendations for children and electronics and has come up with what she describes as “a reduced-guilt screen policy” for her own child that still limits screen time, but allows for it within her own personal guidelines. Those guidelines (presented as a series...

The pair behind educational toy Click-A-Brick is pleased to see a fellow toy brand taking strides to teach children science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through play with one of its top brands. Click-A-Brick Co-Founders Jason Smith and Georg de Gorostiza say it’s a welcome sight to see Mattel using its Hot Wheels brand to encourage kids to learn about STEM subjects. The company has gone as far as developing class lessons and activities that use the toy cars and accessories to help teach kids about kinetic energy, how...

The team behind building toy Click-A-Brick says they are pleased to read one Dallas, TX mom blogger’s idea for encouraging natural development in her son while simultaneously cutting down on the amount of clutter in his room and discouraging mess making with toys. In a post entitled ‘Why I Got Rid of the Toys’ published on the Dallas Moms Blog near the beginning of summer, Denaye Barahona says she was inspired by her son’s neighborhood playgroup, which is run out of a Montessori school. Rather than just having toy boxes...

The team behind learning toy Click-A-Brick says they are ecstatic about a new report that says the first half of 2015 was marked by strong sales growth for the toy industry in the United States and predicts an even stronger finish to the year. According to market research company The NPD Group, the US toy industry grew by 6.5 percent in the first half of 2015, or roughly $400 million. Because 34 percent of toy sales have occurred in the first half of the year over the past four years,...

The team behind building set company Click-A-Brick says they are pleased to see Amazon has started Amazon Launchpad, a storefront that focuses on products from startup companies and products that got their start on crowdfunding platforms. Amazon Launchpad, which the online retailer began in late July, makes it simple for startups to launch, market, and distribute their products to Amazon shoppers. Companies that participate in Amazon Launchpad benefit from an onboarding process that has been streamlined for them to get started as quickly and effortlessly as possible, customized product pages,...

A recent column in the New York Times by Jane E. Brody entitled “Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children,” has the team at educational learning toy company Click-A-Brick shaking their collective heads over the statistics about how much time children spend interacting with electronic devices and how badly it disrupts their development. In the column, Brody cites the 2013 policy statement on “Children, Adolescents, and the Media,” by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which in turn cites statistics from a 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation study: “The average...