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Toy Safety for the Holidays


Toy Safety

The holidays are here and many of us will be shopping for children in the coming weeks. If toys are on your list, you’ll want to take a moment to be sure you’re buying safe and age-appropriate toys for the kids in your life.


Get tips to help you choose and maintain safe toys.

There are a lot of toy choices out there, and it can be hard to know what a child might like and what will be safe. These flyers help you know what activities and toys most children in each age group usually enjoy. Feel free to print them out and take them shopping with you.


    Decorations can look like toys to little ones. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson offers tips for parents for keeping little ones safe during the holidays.

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