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Today Show Features 2 Fat Brain Favorites For Girls Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

The Today Show recently featured two of our favorites Goldieblox and Roominate. We were one of the first retailers of these great products. Let us know what you think of Goldieblox and Roominate. Both available at at Fat Brain Toys! 

The Three Words That Made Me a Better Dad Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

Great stuff from Doyin Richards, of Daddy Doin Work. Sometimes we work so hard to maintain a perfect image with our children that we miss so many teaching moments. Check out this work that was featured on Babble this week. 

Can we agree that parenthood is really hard? Good, because it is. The diaper changes, tantrums, algebra, soccer practice, and drama all of sorts are seemingly never-ending. To make matters even harder, we as parents constantly second-guess ourselves when it comes to how well we’re doing the job.

Are our kids happy? Are we doing enough? Are we doing ... (click here to read more)

Colorforms Looking for Revival Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

One of our favorites is getting a big push. The classic toy Colorforms is making a big comeback, although it has never left Fat Brain Toys. If you played with this classic we would love to hear about it!  To purchase Colorforms check out the product page here

Colorforms, the playset with vinyl stick-on shapes that was in every Baby Boomer’s toy chest, was very much a Bergen County progeny.

Its creators, Harry and Patricia Kislevitz, assembled the earliest Colorforms kits in the ... (click here to read more)

Fat Brainers Changing the Toy Industry Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

Fat Brainers worldwide have spoken and the Toy Industry is taking notice. Smart toys that inspire creative thinking and open-ended play are "Hot" in the toy market. The toy industry is catching on to what our fantastic customers have demanded from the start of Fat Brain Toys. You as parents and grandparents want high quality toys that inspire creativity, problem solving, and do NOT need a character to offer optimum play value.


Creative toys that epitomize the Maker Movement, innovative "smart" playthings, and ... (click here to read more)

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids Posted Monday, February 9, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness week - we wanted to share with Fat Brainers out there this great list for kids from SixSisterStuff.com.  We would love to hear the RAK you teach your children.

1. Go through your toys and donate ones you don’t play with to charity or local children’s hospital
2. Donate food to your food bank- either purchase food or go through your pantry.
3. Donate pet supplies to the shelter and go pet some of the animals.
4. Help a sibling to a chore or other job.
5. Donate books you no longer read or need.
6. Put money in the Salvation Army bucket.
7. Bring breakfast to your school teacher.
8. Leave a little treat in the mailbox for the mailman.
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Deployed Dad Keeps Son Close with LEGOS Posted Friday, February 6, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

Zackary Trissell of Oklahoma’s Air National Guard returned home Tuesday from a nine-month deployment at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, but he’s been corresponding with his three stepchildren with the help of a cherished childhood toy and a camera. Enjoy this video from Oklahoma City's KOCO television of how a toy can make a connection half way around the world between a father and a son.

Halftime of Raising My Daughter: Time for a Pep Talk Posted Friday, February 6, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

Whether your daughter or son is 1 or 50 this article is fantastic from Whitney Fleming. She takes the time we all should at the important milestones in our children's lives to teach lessons of the present in preparation for the future. If you have not had the chance to read this yet it is well worth the time.

OK, dear daughter. Bring it in. Time for a halftime pep talk.

Soon, you'll be turning 9. I know. I can't believe it either, but your birth certificate doesn't lie even if I haven't aged a day past 35.

We are at the halfway ... (click here to read more)

Barber Publicly Shames Your Misbehaving Kid with an Old Man’s Haircut Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

This is definitely not the preferred Fat Brain Toys way to parent your misbehaving child. But we wanted to check the opinions of the Fat Brainers out there on this unusual parenting tactic. Let us know what you think.

Three days a week, parents can take their misbehaving kids to A-1 Kutz in Snellville and ask for the “Benjamin Button Special,” which Russell Fredrick and his team of barbers are offering — free of charge — to parents who want to try a novel form of discipline.

The cut involves shaving hair off the child’s crown until ... (click here to read more)

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