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    hagan erik-sizedThurston County Comissioner Sandra Romero and Long Range Planning Manager Cynthia Wilson were expert panelists at a national conference held last week in Lexington, Ky. on local successes and best practices for preserving working farmland. The Farmland, Food and Livable… Read More +

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  • Deaf Councilwoman Demands Interpreter

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  • Seattle Trades Away Smoak

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The Best Toy Picks for Young Children

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_cb4636d9fe.jpgDigital Vision/ValueLine (NEW YORK) -- With parents worried about playthings that might pose a danger if swallowed, or video games that are age-inappropriate, the National Parenting Center has just released its annual Holiday Seal of Approval report to make shopping a little easier. Toys that made the 2013 list include:

  • Switch & Go Dinos Blister the Velociraptor, by VTech Electronics, recommended for ages 3 to 8 and selling for $24.99.

  • PopStars! Stage, by Playmobil USA, recommended for ages 4 to 10 and selling for $39.99.
  • Pets, by Ontel Products Corp, recommended for ages 3 and up and sells for $29.99.

The National Parenting Center's two video game recommendations are Skylanders SWAP Force by Activision, which is recommended for kids age 6 and older and lists for $74.99; and Sesame Street: Solve it with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0, by LeapFrog.

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