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Below, I'll offer toy recommendations, describe games that are fun and educational, and suggest children's books and quality TV shows.

Toy Recommendations

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Toy Name: The Gymini
Age: 3 - 9 months
Manufacturer: Tiny Love
Description: An easy-to-stow, easy-to-use play mat for babies. It consists of a cushioned floor mat with overhead arches that accommodate hanging toys.
Comments: You can buy additional hanging toys for the Gymini, making for continued interest and entertainment. Overall, this is a great product.

Books and Movies

Book Recommendation: "Ogres, Ogres, Ogres" by Nicholas Heller, Jos. A. Smith (illustrator).
Comments: Tongue-twisting rhymes and wonderful illustrations make learning the alphabet fun.

Video Recommendation: Winnie the Pooh Series
Comments: Try to find the originals, rather than the more recent knock-offs. Our son swears by "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" and "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree"!

Rainy Day Projects

Need some suggestions on how to handle those rainy-day blues? Here are some activities that might help.

* Kids love stickers. Buy some stickers and paper, and have your child place the stickers on the paper.

* Blocks are the best! Oversized blocks can keep your toddler entertained for hours.

Recall notice!

Sassy Inc. is recalling its squirting fish from its Scoop Pour 'N Squirt and Bath Time Pals play sets. For more information, dial (800) 764-8323, or visit their web site at:

www.sassybaby.com