Can Toys Change the Way We Think About Gender Expression?

Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll. Announced in September, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls don’t clearly identify as either a boy or a girl. The dolls come with a variety of wardrobe options and can be dressed in varying lengths of hair and clothing styles.

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Meditation for Kids

Meditation, yoga and other mind strengthening exercises are popping up all over the world and for good reason. Studies show that these exercises help children be more attentive, forge good friendships, induce self-control, teach respect and empathy towards their fellow buddies all while reducing stress, hyperactive behaviour, reducing the symptoms of ADHD and increasing their grades considerably. Providing the kids of the current generation where cyber bullying is on the rise with the tools to fend of negative thoughts and behaviour, enhance self-confidence, focus and treat others and themselves with respect is an offering they will have for the remainder of their lives.

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The Real Independence Day: 7 Resources to Talk with your Kids about Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a celebration that began on June 19th, 1865 when Major General Gordan Granger read General Order Number 3 to the people of Texas declaring that all black slaves were free. But wait...didn't President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation become official on January 1, 1863? Well, you're right. There are many theories about the delay but one thing is for sure, it took 2 1/2 years to officially reach Texas.

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20 Resources to Talk with Your Kids about Protests, Racism, Privilege, and Injustice.

Tatro®: Hand-Built Magnetic Toys is built on the mission to encourage expression through imagination. In these times, we acknowledge the reality of current events and provide parents with resources to discuss protests, racism, privilege, and injustice at home. Below we've listed 20 resource links with notable quotes from each article to guide you through different.

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8 Social Distancing Resources for Parents

Now can be a confusing time for parents as they navigate unexpected changes in home life, work, and child care. Kids may be scared right now and ask questions you were not ready to answer. Consider how you and your family will approach social distancing over the next few weeks, maybe longer.

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