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November 2012 • #41
A Note from the Medical Editor
Are your kids’ holiday wish lists full of the latest toys? Are you struggling with how to choose which are right for your child, which are high quality and will last, and which will engage your child's interest for more than a few days or weeks?
This newsletter includes some great information on how to choose toys that will grow with your children, challenge them, nurture their development, and most importantly, keep them safe. It is important for parents to be educated consumers, and we hope the following helps you in purchasing and giving toys to the kiddos on your holiday gift list this year.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
What to Look for in a Toy for Baby
Babies rely on their senses to play and explore. Keep this in mind when selecting toys for your baby.  Go >
Buying Digital Gifts for Kids (Audio)
Expert advice to help parents decide which digital gifts are appropriate for their children. Go >
Dangers of Magnetic Toys and Fake Piercings
Protect your children and teens from the dangers of loose magnets and magnetic toys. Learn more. Go >
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Bicycles and scooters can be great holiday gifts. But remember that when it comes to wheeled sports, a helmet is a necessity, not an accessory.
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