1/28/2010 - For Immediate Release

Maple Landmark Enters the Land of Make Believe

Vermont manufacturer expands offerings to help children expand their imagination.

Middlebury, VT—New addition of three wooden swords to Maple Landmark's line has created a new "pretend play" category. Coupled with the magic wands that were introduced in January of 2009, the swords offer yet another way for children to express, grow, and develop.

Geared for children ages 4-6, these swords are crafted from hardwood plywood, highly sanded with gently rounded edges and finished with an earth-based naturoil finish. Each sword measures about 1/4" thick and 20" long and the handle is designed to fit comfortably in a child's hand. The three sword styles include the Buccaneer, the Excalibur, and the Wizard.

For folks that think swords are for boys, Maple Landmark's previously introduced princess wands, in pink, yellow, purple or natural to be decorated, are great for the little girls. Each wand measures a total of 12" long with a 2" star mounted securely on the end of the 1/4" dowel.

Whether children are inspired by characters from books, television, computers or the world around them pretend play allows children to develop to a higher intellectual level than children that don't play make believe. Studies have shown that pretend play enhances social and language skills (sharing, taking turns and development of situational vocabulary), creativity and imagination, emotional development (re-enacting events or feelings), and discipline.

To learn more about Maple Landmark's product offerings please visit www.maplelandmark.com.

Contact: Barbara Rainville • 800-421-4223
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