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Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Group wants Fisher Price iPad bouncy seat recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahh, the first year of a baby’s life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price […]

12/10/2013

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the […]

08/07/2013

McKenna Pope

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate.

12/21/2012

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