Emily’s Picks

Nov, 28, 2018

Game sets with lots of props like the Playmobil 123 sets are a great choice. Even young toddlers can easily manipulate the parts to make the animals walk, eat, and drink!  Kids love to use the gates to pen in some animals. These great sets can be used to highlight common words,increasing vocabulary, and to […]

Emily’s Picks this Week!

Nov, 12, 2018

Musical instruments! most kids love making music, singing, being sung to and with. Music can make everyday activities like getting dressed, mealtime, etc. more fun for everyone! Instruments that children can shake, tap, chime and yes-bang on-create lots of opportunity for imitation. the can even be use to help little ones hear the “beats” in […]

You are Invited to meet Local Childrens Book Authors

Oct, 31, 2018

Saturday November 10th at The Rocking Horse-Downtown Owen Sound! Join 5 wonderful , published Local Childrens Book Authors in store for a morning of reading, wonder and fun! The morning starts off with at 10 am with Jenny Lee Learn -reading her latest book-Geese are not Pets! 10:30 Ellen Rumsey will join -reading her latest […]

Emily’s Picks

Oct, 30, 2018

Its been my mission lately to help parent choose great toys that inspire creativity . support early communication and build language skills.  I’m excited to be teaming up with The Rocking Horse this fall to help you make great choices for your birthday gifts, toy room stock and even, dare I say, Holiday wish list!? […]

Emilys’ Picks!

Oct, 15, 2018

Hi there! Choosing the right toy can be a challenge. We all want to give children a gift with some “wow’’ factor but we also want it to remain fun over time.  As a Speech Language Pathologist, my favorite toys are those that inspire creativity, support early communication and build language skills. The Rocking Horse […]

Welcome Emily Powell

Oct, 13, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce Emily Powell -to The Rocking Horse as a regular contributor to talk about toys, games and playthings that are specific to speech and language development in children. Watch here in the weeks to come for a new bi-weekly blog post called ” Emily’s Picks” Emily is using the toys, games […]

First Day of Fall

Sep, 21, 2018

Today marks the first day of Autumn officially! What a beautiful day it is!   We have some exciting new dress up costumes in store now-for Halloween-and-just for your children’s dress up box!   Fairies, knights, astronauts, spies, chefs, and more!  We have Melissa and Doug dress up costumes and Creative Education-these are Canadian made-and-the quality is […]