Moments in Childhood: Daddy's Shoulders

Posted by aMuse Toys on June 17, 2013 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Phelan Family

We only get one shot at childhood. As parents, we hope to be mindful of the many beautiful moments we find along the way. Every Monday, we will honor one of these moments in our series, Moments in Childhood. If you have a Moment in Childhood you would like to share, please email us at mail@amusetoys.com!

Moments in Childhood is sponsored by theWAIREHOUSE

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Friday Fun Feature: Doodle Vacations!

Posted by aMuse Toys on May 17, 2013 0 Comments

With less than a month left in school for some of us (Whaaa?!) it's time to start thinking about summer vacations and how to keep the kids entertained on all the day trips, longer road trips, and plane rides. Just in time, from DuoPress comes the latest in the series of Doodle books: Doodle Washington, D.C. and Beach Doodles.


 

The Doodle books are more than just coloring pages. They are for anyone who wants to use his or her imagination to create classic, fun and even wacky drawings. Each page has a prompt to spark that creativity.

The pages in Beach Doodles include a place to draw a contest-winning sand castle, a pirate ship and treasure map, and even what you think you'd find in the belly of a whale!

Doodle Washington D.C.'s pages encourage you to draw dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, a crazy airplane to hang next to the Spirit of St. Louis in the Air and Space Museum, or even your favorite toy store with all your favorite toys and games (wink, wink)!

 

 

These travel-sized books are perfect for that road trip or next vacation; especially if you're flying off to the beach or driving down to the nation's capital for the day. And, we love that they're written by our favorite local author, Puck, the incredible Laura Krauss Melmed, and illustrated by the talented ladies, Violet Lemay and Paige Garrison.

 

Feel free to check them out in person at either our Fells Point or Quarry Lake location and then #GetYourDoodleOn!

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Autism Awareness: Shop For A Cause

Posted by aMuse Toys on April 27, 2013 2 Comments

The aTeam is registered & ready to #ROARforAutism tomorrow morning at Kennedy Kriegers annual 5K in Oregon Ridge Park. We think it is a great way to kick off our Shop for a Cause donation event!

In addition to raising funds for a toy donation of carefully selected products from Melissa & Doug via our #Likes4Tikes campaign, this Sunday April 28 you can support the efforts of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism & Related Disorders. Shop in stores (both locations) & online (www.amusetoys.com) & 10% of your purchase will be donated to their autism research programs. We have a donation goal of $1,000 & you can help! Get out & #ShopForACause!

 

     



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Friday Fun Feature: Go Fly a Kite!

Posted by aMuse Toys on April 19, 2013 0 Comments

 

We're breaking out our kites and following the breeze!

Premier Kites offers quality kites for every age, so the whole family can enjoy this delightful and educational activity. Kites provide great lessons in mathematics, art, and even history. Quite a few notable figures in past centuries have made use of a kite (hint: Benjamin Franklin). If you would like to learn more about kites, visit the site of Bright Breezes.

We have 30" diamond kites as well as sheet kites that are small enough to fit in a coin purse! Down by the Inner Harbor or at Ft. McHenry are great places to let your kite soar. Visit us at either location, and go #PlayOutside!

 

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National Autism Awareness Month: Likes 4 Tikes!

Posted by aMuse Toys on April 14, 2013 0 Comments

In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we are giving away toys!

April is National Autism Awareness Month and we are incredibly inspired by our many friends of aMuse that have some connection to a child on the Autism spectrum. What better way to honor the true meaning of this month then by celebrating these individuals with a donation of toys and games to foster their creativity and facilitate their learning needs? For every 10 "Likes" we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug products to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), up to $1,000. We're calling it our Likes 4 Tikes campaign!

 

Toys and games play a huge role in child development and the promotion of important skills and abilities: Speech and language development, cognitive development, social cues, fine motor and gross motor refinement, and even life skills.

We are excited for the chance to add to the collection of these essential developmental tools at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. But, the amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family.

The wonderful staff at Kennedy Krieger and CARD incorporate play into their daily activities with the children and behind the scenes are the doctors and scientists researching groundbreaking advancements in this field. To learn more about the extraordinary efforts of individuals at Kennedy Krieger Institute and how you can join the caring individuals who work and volunteer there, please visit: www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/volunteer.

And remember, the more "Likes" we get, the more toys and games we donate, so be sure to #GetYourShareOn!

We are so excited to announce our "Likes for Tikes" campaign that starts today! In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we will be giving away some toys! For every 10 likes we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug toys and games to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, up to $1000.  The amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for


Recently, the beloved toy company partnered with child psychologist, Dr. Melissa Liguori to efficiently/correctly/properly identify and label those games and toys that are top notch: the ones that parents and guardians love and the  at fostering and promoting important development skills in children. Skills like

We are so excited to announce our "Likes for Tikes" campaign that starts today! In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we will be giving away some toys! For every 10 likes we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug toys and games to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, up to $1000.  The amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for


Recently, the beloved toy company partnered with child psychologist, Dr. Melissa Liguori to efficiently/correctly/properly identify and label those games and toys that are top notch: the ones that parents and guardians love and the  at fostering and promoting important development skills in children. Skills like

We are so excited to announce our "Likes for Tikes" campaign that starts today! In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we will be giving away some toys! For every 10 likes we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug toys and games to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, up to $1000.  The amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for


Recently, the beloved toy company partnered with child psychologist, Dr. Melissa Liguori to efficiently/correctly/properly identify and label those games and toys that are top notch: the ones that parents and guardians love and the  at fostering and promoting important development skills in children. Skills like

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