November, 2011
In This Issue
Facebook Fans Sale
New Featured Toys
Our Store Hours
Rock Paper in South Shore Living
The Importance of Vitamin D
Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store

Announcing our first Facebook Fans Only Sale...  just in time for the holidays!

If you have not already a fan of ours on Facebook, then now might be the time for you to like us. We are having a fans only sale during the month of November and the details can be found on the Rock Paper Scissors Page. The more fans we get the bigger the sale. So be sure to visit and spread the word!
Featured Toys...

A to Z Magnatab 

Kids writing their first letters will get helpful up, down and sideways instructions via easy-to-follow arrows. A magnetic stylus pulls beads up to create solid lines. Erases with the tip of a finger. We are addicted to this toy. Come on in and see for yourself. We have a sample ready for you to play with at the front desk!

Spooner Boards just in this week...  


The Ultimate Training Board for Balance, Fitness, and Fun! Simulates board-sport moves (skateboarding, surfing), but doesn't require the advanced skills or entail the same danger. Develops balance, coordination, leg, and core strength. Unbreakable, non-marring 3/8" polyethylene with raised edges and grippy surface. Indoor/outdoor use. We have two styles available and demos in the store too. 
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 




Happy Holidays! We cannot believe it is already November 12th!  We have been busy searching for exciting new toys to bring in just in time for the Holidays! You will not believe all the amazing new games and toys we've uncovered.  


And be sure to read all about our big Facebook Sale coming up on November 25th - Black Friday.


We hope you will take the time to stop by, get to know us and get inspired by what you see.  


As always, go out and play! 

Kim Panton and Leslie Burton 

Rock Paper Scissors Featured in
South Shore Living

"A New Shop Thinks Outside The Box"

We are honored that South Shore Living Magazine featured us in their latest November/December issue on news stands now. We had so much fun being interviewed for the story. And be sure to see some of our favorite toys featured in the story. The photographs of some of our featured toys are just beautiful. So be sure to pick up your copy today if you do not subscribe and check out the story!


Vitamin D in Children and Adolescents
By Peggy Chapman



Multiple articles have been published about Vitamin D in the past several years.  Here is a review of the information that is known and speculated about Vitamin D.


Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a few foods:  fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna and mackerel), fish liver oils (e.g., cod liver oil), shitake mushrooms and egg yolks. Foods that are fortified with Vitamin D include milk and grains (bread, pasta, etc.).  It is also produced in the body when sunlight rays strike the skin and trigger the body to make vitamin D.  Exposure to sunlight 2 x weekly, 5-30 minutes is recommended for sunlight syntheses of vitamin D. Conditions that limit synthesis include sunscreen (greater than SPF 8), pollution, glass, cloud cover, and dark skin. Latitude may not bear as much importance as previously assumed. A recent study found 14 % of children in the southwestern USA deficient in Vitamin D.  


Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal bone health. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D's modulates cell growth, neuromuscular and immune functions, and helps reduce inflammation. Vitamin D modulates genes which encode proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and cell death. Many cells have vitamin D receptors, including a more recent discovery that there are vitamin D receptors in the brain. A recent small study showed Vitamin D deficiency more prevalent in children with serious mental illness. Emerging research suggests a possible role of Vitamin D in protecting against cancer, heart disease, fractures and falls, autoimmune disease, influenza, type 2 diabetes and depression.


A common reason that a child is deficient in Vitamin D is a lack of adequate intake of Vitamin D through food.  A nutritionist estimated that a child 1-13 years old would need to drink six cups of milk or 15 servings of cereal that has been fortified with vitamin D daily to meet the recommended 600 IU's per day. Other reasons for deficiencies in Vitamin D include infants that are breast fed, limited exposure to sunlight, dark skin, and gastrointestinal conditions that impair the absorption of Vitamin D.


Vitamin D 3 (cholecalciferol) is the preferred form of supplementation. It should be taken with a snack or meal that contains fat. Fat soluble vitamins are better absorbed in the presence of fat. Blood serum levels can be done to check vitamin D levels. The recommended test is 25 (OH) D. Blood levels below 30 nmol/L (12ng/ml) are considered deficient.


In 2009 the Institute of Medicine recommended the following supplement schedule of Vitamin D: Age 0-12 mo, 400 IU's/day, 1-18 years old, 600 IU's/day. Other publications have written the following for Vitamin D supplementation:Adequate Intake:Birth to 18 ug/d = 200 IU; Upper Intake; 1-18 years 25 ug/d = 1000 IU.  Vitamin D toxicity appears to occur from excess supplements

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Duxbury MA 02332