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This colorful upright piano features 25 keys and two full octaves. The littlest musicians will enjoy exploring concepts of high and low notes, loud and soft. More experienced "maestros" can follow the color-coded songbook to learn nine chil...d-friendly favorites! 11.5 x 9.5 x 15.75 For Ages: 1-3 Read More

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There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother s arms. What was for many months a dream and a myster...y is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities. Through a tender, inspiring tale, The Twelve Gifts of Birth reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one s life. This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundation of values and self-respect. For teens and adults, this story offers healing and hope during times of diminished self-esteem and uncertain transition. It reminds all readers to see the dignity that is inherent in themselves and others. Read More

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A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right ?edu-tainment? that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies... for keeping teenagers safe from violence All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children s safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation s leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children s safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life s highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won t turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What s the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56) Read More

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Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about ...caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more. The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more. With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed! Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org: Sleeping by the Book The Many Colors of Poop To Bathe, or Not to Bathe Read More

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I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance ch...ildren s social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent s Guide Children s Media Award, these positive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals: Prime a child s brain for learning Help children cope with change Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem Help busy families stay close Affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from violence, peer pressure, and drugs, and much more. Easy to learn and especially effective in stressful situations, I Love You Rituals gives parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive. Read More

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Brain Games for babies, toddlers and twos will help you to stimulate your child s mental development. Whether it is through singin...g, dancing, talking or cuddling, you can encourage the pathways of your child s brain to make new connections. This book contains 140 games that will promote brain power, improve hand-eye co-ordination and develop thought processes, imagination and memory. The activities are split into age groups, enabling parents to dip in and find inspiration whenever they want. Read More

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Looking for some great playtime ideas for your child that will build brains and sharpen skills? Look no further. This easy-to-use ...book is chock-full of activities and projects that will help children reach their full potential through play. Chosen by child development specialist Susan Kettmann especially for children up to the age of eight, these entertaining games and activities promote playtime fun even as they help build essential life skills such as communication, curiosity, decision making, playfulness, self-control, and self-esteem. Most of these games can be played in just ten to fifteen minutes, and none require more than a few household items. Your child will be delighted at how much fun learning can be! Teach decision making through food tasting Prompt communication with a puzzle full of missing words Stimulate curiosity by dropping objects that sink or float into a tub of water Reinforce concentration with a scavenger hunt It doesn t take much to put your child onthe road to a smart and successful future: just a little creativity and a lot of meaningful play. Read More

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125 Brain Games for Babies is filled with enjoyable ways to lay the groundwork for your baby s future. It is packed with everyday ...opportunities to contribute to the brain development of children from birth through 12 months. The games all use simple things found around the home or classroom. Each game has an annotation on the latest brain research, and a discussion of the ways the activity will promote brain power in your baby. These simple games create the brain connections needed for future learning while you are having fun! Read More

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The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just... after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series! Wraith Squadron: The elite X-wing unit of rogues and misfits who became legends of the Rebellion, specializing in carrying out the most dangerous and daring operations before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now, three decades later, their singular skills are back in demand for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission. A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in a conspiracy that nearly succeeded in toppling the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor and license to do so by any and all means the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers . . . and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test! ?A rare entry point for newbies to the Star Wars expanded universe.? Kirkus Reviews ISBN-13: 9780345511157 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 6/25/2013 Series:Star Wars: X-Wing Series , #10 Format: Mass Market Paperback Pages: 464 Sales rank: 56,201 Product dimensions: 4.44 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 1.25 (d) Read More

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PINK LABEL? Collection: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dolls of the WorldŽ, the Landmark Collection is bringing world-f...amous landmarks to life through BarbieŽ fashion. Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty are three of the most visited landmarks in the world and this collection transforms these landmarks into stunning gowns. Dolls cannot stand alone. Each sold separately, subject to availability. For ages 6 and up. Read More

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There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother s arms. What was for many months a dream and a myster...y is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities. Through a tender, inspiring tale, The Twelve Gifts of Birth reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one s life. This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundation of values and self-respect. For teens and adults, this story offers healing and hope during times of diminished self-esteem and uncertain transition. It reminds all readers to see the dignity that is inherent in themselves and others. Read More

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$11.67 $17.00 at Barnes & Noble

A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a... baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn t the right ?edu-tainment? that nurtures an infant s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it s within every parent s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them. Read More

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$11.11 $16.00 at Barnes & Noble

Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies... for keeping teenagers safe from violence All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children s safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation s leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children s safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life s highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won t turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What s the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56) Read More

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$11.51 $15.95 at Barnes & Noble

Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about ...caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more. The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more. With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed! Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org: Sleeping by the Book The Many Colors of Poop To Bathe, or Not to Bathe Read More

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$10.40 $14.99 at Barnes & Noble

I Love You Rituals offers more than seventy delightful rhymes and games that send the message of unconditional love and enhance ch...ildren s social, emotional, and school success.Winner of a 1999 Parent s Guide Children s Media Award, these positive nursery rhymes, interactive finger plays, soothing games, and physically active can be played with children from infancy through age eight. In only minutes a day, these powerful rituals: Prime a child s brain for learning Help children cope with change Enhance attention, cooperation, and self-esteem Help busy families stay close Affirm the parent-child bond that insulates children from violence, peer pressure, and drugs, and much more. Easy to learn and especially effective in stressful situations, I Love You Rituals gives parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers inspiring tools to help children thrive. Read More

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$7.00 at Barnes & Noble

Brain Games for babies, toddlers and twos will help you to stimulate your child s mental development. Whether it is through singin...g, dancing, talking or cuddling, you can encourage the pathways of your child s brain to make new connections. This book contains 140 games that will promote brain power, improve hand-eye co-ordination and develop thought processes, imagination and memory. The activities are split into age groups, enabling parents to dip in and find inspiration whenever they want. Read More

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$5.69 at Barnes & Noble

Looking for some great playtime ideas for your child that will build brains and sharpen skills? Look no further. This easy-to-use ...book is chock-full of activities and projects that will help children reach their full potential through play. Chosen by child development specialist Susan Kettmann especially for children up to the age of eight, these entertaining games and activities promote playtime fun even as they help build essential life skills such as communication, curiosity, decision making, playfulness, self-control, and self-esteem. Most of these games can be played in just ten to fifteen minutes, and none require more than a few household items. Your child will be delighted at how much fun learning can be! Teach decision making through food tasting Prompt communication with a puzzle full of missing words Stimulate curiosity by dropping objects that sink or float into a tub of water Reinforce concentration with a scavenger hunt It doesn t take much to put your child onthe road to a smart and successful future: just a little creativity and a lot of meaningful play. Read More

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$5.50 at Barnes & Noble

125 Brain Games for Babies is filled with enjoyable ways to lay the groundwork for your baby s future. It is packed with everyday ...opportunities to contribute to the brain development of children from birth through 12 months. The games all use simple things found around the home or classroom. Each game has an annotation on the latest brain research, and a discussion of the ways the activity will promote brain power in your baby. These simple games create the brain connections needed for future learning while you are having fun! Read More

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$7.99 at Barnes & Noble

The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just... after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series! Wraith Squadron: The elite X-wing unit of rogues and misfits who became legends of the Rebellion, specializing in carrying out the most dangerous and daring operations before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now, three decades later, their singular skills are back in demand for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission. A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in a conspiracy that nearly succeeded in toppling the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor and license to do so by any and all means the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers . . . and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test! ?A rare entry point for newbies to the Star Wars expanded universe.? Kirkus Reviews ISBN-13: 9780345511157 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 6/25/2013 Series:Star Wars: X-Wing Series , #10 Format: Mass Market Paperback Pages: 464 Sales rank: 56,201 Product dimensions: 4.44 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 1.25 (d) Read More

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$89.50 at Barnes & Noble

PINK LABEL? Collection: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dolls of the WorldŽ, the Landmark Collection is bringing world-f...amous landmarks to life through BarbieŽ fashion. Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty are three of the most visited landmarks in the world and this collection transforms these landmarks into stunning gowns. Dolls cannot stand alone. Each sold separately, subject to availability. For ages 6 and up. Read More

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