Spot It! Signature and National Poetry Month

Posted by aMuse Toys on April 04, 2013 3 Comments

The arrival of Spot It! Signature to our shelves is perfect timing. April is National Poetry Month and this latest edition of Spot It! from Blue Orange Games is packed with images inspired by the creative arts and literary world. You'll have to be quick to match images like a Feather Pen, a Music Note, the words Imagine and Dare, and even silhouettes of authors like Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe. Spot It! Signature fits right in with anyone's trunk of games, but it's an extra special treat for those literary lovers in your life


Playing a few rounds of Spot It! Signature is also a great way to recognize National Poetry Month with family and friends. The month long celebration was created to encourage Americans' curiosity and appreciation of poetry and to present poetry not as something intimidating but as something accessible and enjoyable. If you want to introduce your children to poetry or maybe add to the list of poets you already know, check out sites like the Poetry Foundation and the Children's Poetry Archive. Or, you could head to your local library and ask the reference librarian for suggestions. Who knows? You and your kids might find yourselves writing a poem or two of your own.

However you celebrate, feel free to share with us because we'll be celebrating, too!

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Friday Fun Feature: Baltimore Sports 101

Posted by Leila Warshaw on February 01, 2013 2 Comments

Are you ready for some Football?!

With Ravens 101, now your baby can be ready, too! Just in time for Superbowl XLVII, teach your little ones some key terms and plays with an added focus on your favorite (and might we add, the best) football team.

Who knows, maybe your little fan's first words will be "Go, Ravens!" or "Touchdown, Baltimore!"

And, be sure to get him or her ready for Opening day of the Orioles' 2013 season with Orioles 101.

BONUS: Don't you think that pairing either Ravens 101 or Orioles 101 with the much loved 123 Baltimore would make a perfect baby shower or first birthday gift? We think so, too.

Stop by our Fells Point or Quarry Lake location to stock up on some game day essentials and show your #PurplePride.

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Book Release Party & Workshop with Duopress

Posted by aMuse Toys on January 17, 2012 0 Comments

We are thrilled to be the first stop for new releases from our friends at Duopress. We've had a great time counting with 123 Baltimore and expanding our culinary vocabulary with My Foodie ABC.  We can't wait to count our way through our nation's capital with 123 Washington!

Join us on Sunday, January 29th for a fun, free family event with the creator of the 1 2 3 series, PUCK.  We will be showcasing 4 new books -- 1 2 3 Washington, 1 2 3 Beach, Doodle New York and New York Baby. You can preorder your copies here.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am - Autographing and Q&A with the creators of the books.

10:30 am - Reading of 123 Baltimore, 123 Washington D.C. and 123 Beach.

11:00 am - Drawing for a duopress book package: Win 3 BOOKS!

11:30 am - Autographing and Q&A with the creators of Doodle New York, New York Baby and My Foodie ABC 

12:00 pm – Illustrator, Violet Lemay will join us via Skype for a fun doodling activities from Doodle New York and My Foodie ABC.

12:30 pm — Drawing for a special Doodle New York prize

Other books in the Cool Counting Series include: 123 New York, 123 Philadelphia, 123 Boston, 123 Chicago, 123 Texas, 123 California, 123 San Francisco, and 123 USA.

Puck’s work showcases his fun spirit and his books aim to stimulate childrenʼs imaginations, speech and language development while fostering their sense of play.

We hope to see you and all of your friends at this fun event as we count, doodle and learn together. You can RSVP via Facebook here.

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