Your Baby Can Read

I recently purchased the DVD and book series “Your Baby Can Read”, by Dr. Robert Titzer. This is truly amazing. This series actually teaches babies to read. At first, by memorizing the pattern of the words, and eventually learning to recognize the patterns of language to be able to read books that they have never seen before. I’ve only been using this for a couple weeks so far, but my 1 year old and 2 year old both love it. Reading the book with them is holding their attention and of course they love the video. You can purchase the DVD set through here Your Baby Can Read (5 DVD Set and more)
or go to to read more about this system. I’d also reccommend Dr. Robert Titzer’s blog at

Lego Blocks

So lets start with the “building blocks” of toys… Legos. I recently spent some time stacking giant lego blocks with my 2 year old. It’s a classic that never gets old… stacking the blocks as high as possible and inevitably knocking them down with a giggly “boom”. After building a tower and knocking it down, I added a twist to our game and we worked to stack only the RED blocks in a tower; then only the BLUE blocks and so on. This was a great way to re-enforce learning colors along with the classic “stack ’em up and watch ’em fall down game.”

Welcome to the Toy blog

Welcome to my new blog. This blog is designed to be a forum for parents to discuss our favorite topic… our kids. And what is the favorite topic for all children… toys!!! We can share ideas about new toys that our kids are playing with or that we are considering purchasing. There are lots of great toys available that promote learning to our children. Inevitably, we all have toys that are kids’ favorites and many toys that sit idle and have little interest for our children. Sometimes the toys that parents think will be “a big hit” end up having little impact on our kids. This blog offers a chance for parents to share ideas about great toys for our kids. We can learn from each other as we look for new toys and ideas to give our kids the gifts of playing, silliness, and learning… sometimes all at the same time!