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Denver Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes From Third Graders Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

One of the most heartbreaking and great reminders of the struggles of children in our communities you will read today. What do you think?

Kyle Schwartz teaches third grade at Doull Elementary in Denver.

Although she says her students are a pleasure to look after, the educator of three years adds that many of them come from underprivileged homes.

"Ninety-two percent of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch," Schwartz tells ABC News. "As a new teacher, I struggled to understand the reality of my students' lives and how to best support them. I just felt like ... (click here to read more)

The Father of This Famous Face Saved By the Internet Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

Never turn down an Internet meme in need.

It's been almost eight years since Sammy Griner's face first graced your computer screens as the Success Kid meme. He was always there for you when you needed him, and now he needs our help.

Sammy's 39-year-old father, Justin Griner, needs a kidney transplant. He has been battling kidney disease since 2006, Justin's wife Laney told the Daily Dot, and experienced full kidney failure in 2009. Justin is now on kidney dialysis 12 hours a week, and a kidney transplant is the only permanent solution.

Laney created a GoFundMe page to raise $75,000 to cover the remainder of the cost of the kidney transplant and pre-treatment not covered by Medicare. At the time of ... (click here to read more)

The Elimination Diet No One is Talking About Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

One of our favorite sites and writers Julie from Preschool Engineering, recently asked for our readers to give her feedback on her latest work. She has a unique perspective that we can relate to and this piece is no different. So give this a quick read and let us know your thoughts. 


I like my screen technology. I enjoy watching TV. The clever games on my iPad are wildly entertaining. I have vivid memories of Disney movies from my childhood. So, in the name of introducing my children to all the fun things in the world, I didn't hesitate to show them TV shows, iPad games, YouTube videos, etc. We have learned ... (click here to read more)

This Is the Definition of Big Trouble Posted Monday, April 13, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

This father handles this tricky situation well - you try not to laugh!

Supporting the Development of Creativity During the Week of the Young Child Posted Monday, April 13, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

If you have a child or grandchild in preschool than you are well aware that this is the week we celebrate "The Week of the Young Child". The event was created and is supported by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This weeks is a chance to refocus and remember the value of education for children 8 and under. This blog from Laurel Bongiorno takes a look at the role creativity plays in the education of young children.

A three year old sits at the kitchen table extremely focused on his art. He’s gathered white paper, a glue bottle, ... (click here to read more)

Raising Your Successful 35 Year-Old Posted Friday, April 10, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

Interesting perspective from KJ Dell'Antonia from the New York Times Blog Motherlode, about parenting. KJ discusses letting your children fail for their own good. This fine line of letting a child be a child and nurturing is hotly debated topic. How much help should you give a child when put into problem solving situations? Should you help with that homework project? Let us know your thoughts -

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Tree Change Dolls Transforms Bratz Dolls Posted Monday, April 6, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting

Love this video of ingenuity from a little Australian doll company. Sonia Singh gives new life to modern mass dolls like Bratz and with a little nail polish remover and some hand made clothes. Check out Sonia's Facebook page to explore some of the amazing work she has done. Check out some of life like and loveable dolls from Fat Brain Toys. 

Purpose Built Dell Commercial Features Green Toys Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Video

We love this video from Dell telling the story of making a toy with Green Toys. A Fat Brain Favorite, Green Toys uses recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in all toys. Yep, the plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day, (though you’d never guess that by looking!)

Earth-friendly Green Toys contain no Phthalates or BPA. They are safe. They’re chunky. They’re colorful… just begging to be played with. Make sure to tell us about your favorite Green Toy and check out all of our the Green Toys available at Fat Brain Toys.

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