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Buy Toys That Let Kids ‘Play’ Like Grown-Ups

Buy Toys That Let Kids ‘Play’ Like Grown-Ups

Two years ago, it was Hatchimals. Decades before that, it was Tickle-Me Elmo. Remember Tamagotchi digital pets? Cabbage Patch Kids and the ever-popular Baby Alive? All of these toys-turned-crazes have something in common: They allow kids to practice nurturing.

What To Know About Kids And Pretend Guns 

What To Know About Kids And Pretend Guns 

My daughter recently told me the one rule for playing with pretend guns at her preschool: “You can shoot someone. But you have to ask them if it’s ok first. And they have to say yes.” And that was that. She went on eating her waffles. I had more questions.