• Top of the Morning: Amazon Launches Science Toy Store

    Curates toys that encourage kids to learn
  • 1. Amazon opens science toy store
    Amazon STEM

    The international online selling website Amazon.com recently introduced a new online store focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that help children develop valuable skills in in-demand fields. Some toys that are featured in the new STEM online store include LEGO sets, engineering kits, and child-friendly microscopes. “We chose these toys because they have clear goals and encourage kids to learn STEM skills while having fun,” Amazon posted on their site. (fortune.com)


    2. Surfing therapy for kids with special needs
    Children with ADHD and Down syndrome recently participated in a different kind of therapy in San Juan, La Union, the Philippines. Teachers from the SJL Therapeutic Education and Management Learning Center took their special-needs students to the beach to surf, in the belief that surfing lessons can help improve the kids’ motor skills, sensory and social integration, and self-esteem, which in turn helps manage their special condition. (gmanetwork.com)
     

    3. Ryzza Mae gets special awards from international school
    The “Aling Maliit” child star received a Multiple Intelligence Award: Excellence in Verbal Linguistic and Special Award: Eton Achiever from Eton International School, where she is currently enrolled. Ryzza Mae posted on her Instagram account a photo of the medals she received from the recognition rites. Congratulations! (gmanetwork.com)
     

    4. Major League Baseball team opens in-stadium nursery for moms
    The Cincinnati Reds are changing the way the game is viewed. They recently opened their stadium’s newest suite — and it’s going to be a hit with mom fans. The nursing suite was constructed in response to many moms who had asked for a quiet and private place to feed their babies at the Great American Ballpark stadium. They’ve partnered with Fischer Homes to make that request a reality, and with a changing station, a kitchenette, lockers, and a flat screen TV, it sure looks cozy. It will be available for use starting April 6, Opening Day. (today.com)
     
     
    5. Airline calls the cops on breastfeeding mom
    Virgin Australia Airlines responded to allegations that it kicked a woman, Virginie Rutger, off a flight and called the police after she refused to stop breastfeeding her 10-month-old son. Virginie claimed that she was nursing with a cover on when the flight attendant asked her to remove it and “started raising his voice, and became “quite abusive.” The statement posted on the airline’s Facebook page read: “We’ve seen some misinformation today regarding our policy relating to breastfeeding on board. To clarify, Virgin Australia welcomes breastfeeding and bottle-feeding on board at any time during the flight, especially during take-off and landing when it can help prevent any ear discomfort felt by infants. When the seatbelt sign is illuminated, an infant must be restrained to their carrier via the infant seatbelt only, which is provided by our crew. Safety is always Virgin Australia’s number one priority.” (yahoo.com)

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