September, 2011
In This Issue
Social Skills & Little Leapers
New Store Hours
Featured Toys
Home Work Tips
Parents Night Out
Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store

Our Social Skills & Little Leapers Sessions Start Soon - Sign Up Today!


If you have not reserved a spot be sure to call or email us right away. You can reach us at 781.452.7376 or Email Us

You can also find the details on all sessions on our website by clicking here.

If you find that the days or times do not work for you please let us know. As we develop these opportunities, we want them to fit your schedules. Any advice or suggestions you have is welcome.

New Store Hours...


We are pleased to announce that Rock Paper Scissors is now open later on Wednesdays and Thursdays and open on Sunday!

- Wednesdays and Thursdays until 6pm  
- Sundays from 12 to 5pm.  

Featured Toys...

Fun Science!


One of our favorite and tested by our own children for years are Snap Circuits.



Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics with Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits SC-300. This kit contains over 60 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices.

Recommended for children 8 and older, this set offers 305 do-it-yourself projects that will give your child an entertaining, concrete education on how electronics work. Come on in and check it out! We have a variety of styles to choose from.

Gobblet Gobblers!




Line up three of your Gobblers in a row to win, just like tic tac toe! These cute characters are hungry for fun - and other Gobblers. 


Test your memory and appetite for laughs with this easy to learn, quick game of strategy. Gobblet Gobblers: hours of fun for the whole family!


We are addicted to this game and can't keep them stocked on the shelf. Be sure to stop in before we run out again. 


Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store

More Than Fun and Games 




A big thank you to everyone that visited us during our very first month of opening our doors. August was an amazing month for us, full of well wishers, making new friends and playing with adorable and enthusiastic children visiting our store.  


For those of you that visited us already, be sure to come back and visit again. All this week and all next week we are meeting with toy brokers from all over and buying TONS of unique, hard to find and of course fun toys. 


We have some exciting news to share in this edition. If you have not already RSVD'd for our very first parents night out lecture on September 20th featuring Katie Shamitz from Skills for Living, be sure to by emailing us today! or calling the store at 781.452.7376. And make note of our new store hours and days for the fall and winter months. Plus, we are announcing our next event happening in October with Allison O'Connell, see below for more details. 


In addition, be sure to read all about our classes launching this fall. We are kicking off with two social skills classes and a literacy class!   


As always, go out and play! 

Kim Panton and Leslie Burton 

Back to School Home Work Tips  



By Allison O'Connell, first grade teacher and Rock Paper Scissors Advisory Board Member

Now that the school year has begun your child may be assigned nightly homework. Homework is a great opportunity for parents to learn the skills their child is being taught in the classroom.

It is also important for the child to practice and review what was covered in class. After a long day of school the last thing your child might want to do is sit down to do homework but there are some ways you can make it easier on you and your child.

It helps to have a designated homework area in your house that is free from distractions. It also helps to have a desk in your child's designated homework area so they can store and have easy access to learning tools. In the beginning of the school year, when homework is assigned, a teacher may send home resources such as number grids, decodables, or rubrics. Try to complete homework at the same time each day that way it becomes part of your child's daily routine.

Some kids may do best to complete it right after school, while other kids may need some downtime before tackling homework. Be available to your child if he/she needs help or has questions. Always looks over homework assignments before they are passed in. If your child is struggling with homework and it is taking a long time to complete contact your child's teacher so you can come up with a plan to help your child.

Children need to know that their family takes homework seriously, If they know their parents care, children are motivated to complete assignments and turn them in on time.

Parents Night Out Lecture... Allison O'Connell Presents "How to Develop A Strong Relationship With Your Child's Teacher!"

Join Allison O'Connell, first grade teacher and Rock Paper Skills Advisory Board Member on October 5th at 6:30 as she presents tips on how to develop a strong, working relationship with your child's teacher.  With conference planned for mid-October come hear some tips on how to approach parent teacher conferences....appropriate questions to ask...approaching difficult ways to communicate... and so much more! 


Allison O'Connell is a first grade teacher in Duxbury, MA. After she received her Bachelor's degree from Suffolk University, she worked as an education researcher for Massachusetts Senate Education Committee. This experience motivated her to pursue her Master's degree in Elementary Education at Bridgewater State College. She has worked at Chandler School for four years. Prior to teaching in Duxbury, Allison was a teacher's aide in East Bridgewater and Cohasset school systems.  


To RSVP to this special event please email us at or call the store at 781.452.7376. Seating is limited.  

Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store
45 Depot Street
Duxbury MA 02332