The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

The holiday season is closing in fast, but The Lakeside Collection is loaded with plenty of toys and values to get you ready in a rush. We have toys, books, and clothes for every child in your family from newborn to teen all in one convenient online store. Here is The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

Ghosts and monsters don't stand a chance when you track them down with this Scooby Doo Remote Control Mystery Machine.

Ghosts and monsters don’t stand a chance when you track them down with this Scooby Doo™ Remote Control Mystery Machine.

Kids will have fun pretending to construct and build with this 17-Pc. Jumbo Tools Playset.

Kids will have fun pretending to construct and build with this 17-Pc. Jumbo Tools Playset.

Inspire a young musician with this 30" Wood Guitar With Case.

Inspire a young musician with this 30″ Wood Guitar With Case.

 

They'll be entertained for hours, turning page after page of this Licensed Look & Find Book.

They’ll be entertained for hours, turning page after page of this Licensed Look & Find Book.

 

Rock ‘N Roll Wednesday

We recently posted how Lakeside is all about Peace, Love, and Rock ‘N Roll this summer. It seemed fitting to pay tribute to one of the ultimate rock ‘n roll anniversaries today, the August 15, 1969 Woodstock festival opening in Bethel, New York. Here is some interesting Woodstock trivia courtesy of dailymail.co.uk.

– The dove perched on a guitar neck in the famous poster announcing ‘Three Days of Peace and Music’ is really a catbird, an American perching bird known for its catlike calls

– About two dozen ticket booths should have been in place to charge $24 admission, but they were never installed because of the crush of festival-goers. Attempts to get people to pay were abandoned on day one, the fences were torn down and Woodstock was declared a free event.

– The performance of The Star-Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix that closed Woodstock was described by the rock critic from the New York Post as ‘the single greatest moment of the Sixties’. Yet it was witnessed by just a fraction of the crowd. Most had gone home by the time Hendrix came on stage, at 9am on a Monday morning.

School’s out for Summer- rock on!

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It’s that time again when kids rejoice and sing Alice Cooper’s 1972 hit, “School’s Out.”    In the spirit of music, don’t underestimate the importance of music for a child’s development because it is very important for math skills and their capacity to learn more.  Encourage kids to listen to and make music themselves and make music part of every day.  Music also helps with social skills, have the kids play together.  It helps with language skills, some kids can barely talk but can sing the ABC song.  Music can be a positive outlet when trying to switch to a different activity or managing behavior such as frustration.  Music is fun and a great way for your kids to express themselves.  Let the fun of summer begin, rock on!