October, 2011
In This Issue
Parents Night Out with Peggy Chapman
New Featured Toys
New Store Hours
New Enrichment Opportunities
Halloween Treat Tips
Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store

Parents Night Out Lecture...             Peggy Chapman "The role nutrition plays with your child's behavior and school performance!"

Join Peggy Champman, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing at our next Parents Night Out Lecture. The focus will be the role nutrition plays with your child's behavior and school performance. So save the date, November 9th at 7:00pm. To RSVP call us at 781.452.7376 or email us today


Margaret (Peggy) Chapman is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Since 1999 she has began providing child and adolescent psychopharmacology services. In 2006 she opened her own practice at Levin and Zangrillo, PC, in Hingham, MA. Peggy currently offers assessment and psychopharmacological treatment for children from pre-school through 12th grade in her practice.    

Featured Toys...

Fun Science!


ScienceWiz Light Kid...
Build, explore and discover the wonderful world of light. Your aspiring scientist will have a blast learning the facts and fundamentals of light behavior. Conduct tons of mini-experiments: bounce and bend light, split and spin color, mold lenses, construct a kaleidoscope, box a camera, capture a shadow and make a simple microscope. We're calling this a Light Saber Kit!!! 

Adorable Olivia Storytime Pal Stuffed Animal... 



Olivia, the fun loving, adventure seeking pig will easily become your childs best friend. From her cute piggy snout and adorable red dress, to her creative charm, Olivia is by far the nicest and most playful pig around. Not only is Olivia a plush toy, but also a pillow with a uniquely printed cozy coral fleece blanket zipped inside.
New Store Hours...


Remember 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 4pm.  


Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store

More Than Fun and Games 




For those of you who visited us in August and have not been back, it is worth a trip. We have nearly doubled our inventory! Hard to imagine, but we are getting pretty clever at finding ways to fit all our new inventory in our current space. We have worked hard at getting more toys for babies and toddlers and for older children, 8+, so come on in and check us out.


In addition, we listened to what you wanted in Social Skills classes and literacy classes and made the changes you asked for. Please consider signing your child up for these special opportunities. We'd like to continue to be a community resource and need your support to make this happen.


Read on below to hear about the free upcoming parent night out events, new toys in our shop, an article from our latest Board Member and so much more.


As always, go out and play! 

Kim Panton and Leslie Burton 

Price and time changes made to our Social Skills & Little Leapers Sessions Starting Soon....


Rock Paper Scissors Toy Testers Group:
A Unique 6 Week Social Skills Building Opportunity
(Ages 5 - 7)   Wednesdays: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.  

October 19th to November 30th

(Ages 8 - 10) Thursdays: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. 

October 20th to December 1st


Looking for a unique way to build on your child's social skills abilities. Why not try our Rock paper Scissors Toy Testers Group? This special group will be led by Christie Leonard. Christie received her BFA from the University of Tampa four years ago and is currently enrolled in her last year of a masters program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Christie has developed and led several social skills groups in the past and has experience facilitating other social oriented groups as well. She has worked with children in groups and individually for five years.  Cost is $120 for the 6-week session. For more information visit our website or call 781.452.7376.


Leap into Literacy: 

A Unique 6 Week Social Skills Building Opportunity


Little Leapers (ages 4 and 5/pre-school): Tuesdays 1:30PM to 2:30PM, October 18, 25   November 1, 8, 15, 22

Flying Frogs (kindergarten age):  Monday 4:00PM to 5:00PM, October 17, 24 November 7, 14, 21, 28


Hop into learning with Leap Into Literacy--a program where children discover the world of books while developing early literacy skills through hands-on games and activities.  We will help your child develop skills supported by reading research to enhance emerging literacy including oral language, phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge and print awareness. Leap Into Literacy will build your child's skills through developmentally appropriate, engaging and fun activities, with the ultimate goal of creating a life long love of reading and learning. Cost is $120 for the 6-week session. For more information visit our website or call 781.452.7376.


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.   

Tips on Handling Halloween Treats 



By Tamara R. Harling, D.M.D., and Rock Paper Scissors Advisory Board Member

Halloween is always an exciting time for kids and parents. Here are a few tips to keep your child's teeth healthy during this "spooky" season. 


First of all, the type of candy matters because the amount of time your child's teeth are exposed to sugar increases the acid levels in the mouth. Chocolate dissolves quickly in the mouth and is therefore less cavity-causing, or cariogenic, than slowly-dissolving sweets like lolli-pops, or taffy.


Stay away from chewy, sticky, or brightly colored candy. In addition to the highly-processed sugars like sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup, these candies contain dyes and chemicals that are not good for your child. Sticky sweets tend to damage orthodontic appliances and brackets causing you to spend more time at the dental office. 


Avoid "grazing" on candy (frequency of sweets is more cariogenic than quantity of sweets). Try to pick one time during the day that your child can look forward to their candy (maybe after dinner). If possible, have them brush soon afterward. If toothpaste isn't available, even brushing with water will lower the acidity in the mouth caused by sugar.


Allow your children to enjoy their candy for a few days, then check local newspapers for places to donate the remaining Halloween candy. Many dental offices will "buy-back" your candy and donate it to a program for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Have fun and Happy Halloween!!!


Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store
45 Depot Street
Duxbury MA 02332