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By Beth Bond 

Skip the gimmicks; buy that grandchild a memorable gift

 

Last updated 6/21/2017 at Noon

Some of the best toys you can buy your grandchild are inexpensive and you can play with yourself. When’s the last time you hula hooped?

When is a “toy” not just a toy? When it offers a chance to learn something, too.

Webster’s Dictionary defines a “toy” as a trifle for amusement, or entertainment. But parents and grandparents often have much more in mind when they shop for a favorite child. And it’s tough to make a quality choice with the vast assortment currently available.

If you ask children what they want for their birthday, they are likely to respond with the jingle demand they saw on television. Or maybe they’ll ask for the latest fad or gimmick they have seen their friends with at recess or on the pla...



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