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Parenting With Playdate Planet

Meryl Neiman

Parenting With Playdate Planet – Toys as Learning Tools

Want your child to learn to think like an engineer? Want your couch potato kid to get moving? How about helping your reluctant reader get engaged with words? Want to accomplish this while having fun with your children? On this week’s show, we discuss how to use toys and goals to accomplish these goals and more. My guest, Jenn Choi, is the toy reviewer behind ToysAreTools. She works with child development experts and other specialists, as well as children testers, to find toys and games that kids love and that can serve as teaching toys. You’ll learn what some of her family’s favorites are, and how you can use these toys and games to work on important skills at home.

If you want to test drive a whole lot of toys in person, I hope you will join me at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair on November 23 and 24. We will be hosting the World’s Largest Playdate and attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the most participants in a clapping game. Over 300 people have already pre-registered for this event and we would love to see you there as well!