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That’s How We Do the Shamzee Dance!

That’s How We Do the Shamzee Dance!

When our Shamzee arrived, my son could not contain himself. After seeing the commercial on TV, he had been begging me to get him a tiger Shamzee for his pillow. Having him wait for Bally to go through the wash (yes, they are machine-washable!) was sheer torment for him, but when he was all clean and dry, onto the pillow he went. Shamzees are soft, snuggly pillow shams with friendly faces that are great for decorating … Read entire article »

Filed under: Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Stuffed Animals, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

GUND Top Dog & Most “Pinteresting” Dog Contests

GUND Top Dog & Most “Pinteresting” Dog Contests

Want your pup to live forever as a plush toy? Enter GUND’s first ever “Tog Dog” Contest, starting today Monday, July 16th, 2012! All you have to do is post a photo of your four-legged friend on the GUND Facebook page, (under the “Contest” tab) between July 16th and August 15th 2012, in as many of the following categories as you’d like: Most Beautiful Dog, Ugliest Dog, “Doganista”/Best Dressed Dog, and Dog that Most Resembles its … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Play, Stuffed Animals, Uncategorized

Monster Attack!

Monster Attack!

Ok not really, just the Stinky Little Trash Monsters have invaded my home and there are no signs of them going away anytime soon. These hairy little guys each come peeking out from underneath their trash can lid waiting to come out and play. Pop him out of his can and flip his trash can inside out to a full bodied monster for tons of stinky, smelly fun! There are six monsters to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Play, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, School Aged Children, Stuffed Animals

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

As a blogger, I get a chance to see all of the hottest holiday toys at events such as Toy Fair, Time to Play and more. Here are a few of my favorite toys…. My Favorite Dolls: Little Miss Muffin: These adorable dolls transform from a cupcake into a doll. Visit the website to watch the video and to see why “there’s nothin’ like luvin’ a little miss muffin.”  My tween goddaughters love Little Miss Muffin almost as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Building Toys, Christmas, Crafts, Developmental Toys, Dolls, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Gifts 2007, Hip Find, Kids Gifts, Play, Play Sets and Figurines, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age), Uncategorized

What’s Hot Pink & Snuggly?

What’s Hot Pink & Snuggly?

There’s something about a hot pink hippo that makes you smile. RosieHippo  is one of my favorite stores because I know how much effort the owner puts into picking her merchandise. When you buy a gift from RosieHippo, it comes with “Rosie the Hippo” coloring pages and a friendly Rosie the Hippo sticker on the packages. Kids love this sweet hippo, and customers have asked Kim, the owner of RosieHippo, to start selling a pink hippo for months. Kim … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Featured, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Play, Stuffed Animals

Online Education with the All Star Buddies

Online Education with the All Star Buddies

You can make summer a fun, educational time for your kids. Prevent summer learning loss with “stealth” educational activities. If your kids enjoy playing video games and being online, introduce them to the All Star Buddies. Moms Caryn Burns and Cindy Prince started www.allstarbuddies.com in order to close the gap between websites that were created for entertainment and those developed for education. They wanted to seamlessly weave learning into the fun their kids were having online, so … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Electronics, Featured, Games, Learning, Stuffed Animals

The Most Interesting Ones are the Monsters

The Most Interesting Ones are the Monsters

Kids love to design their own–customizing gives them sense of accomplishment, plus it is creative and fun. Why choose an ordinary gift that anyone can buy when you can make your very own unique CurlyQ Cuties plush monster? CurlyQ Cuties gave my daughter an opportunity to design her own plush monster and my preschooler is delighted with the results! First, we had a fabulous time choosing the shape and color for the body, belly, mouth, and eyes. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Birthday Gifts, Charity, Featured, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers

These Animals Get Wild: Color Zoo Plush Friends

These Animals Get Wild: Color Zoo Plush Friends

Unique, funky, and oh-so-chic, Color Zoo from Allen Ave. is a perfect gift forany child or even a kid-at-heart, animal-loving adult. Exuberantly vivid, retro prints will add flair to any child’s room and, if your kid insists on bring her friend along, you’ll have no problem spotting the brightly-colored plush animal hidden in the jungle gym. Also check out cuddly, tossable Bunkies, a pillow-soft ball with personality, perfect for energetic infants, toddlers, and older kids. With infant-safe embroidered … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Featured, Hip Find, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Elmer the Elephant Wants to Be Friends

Elmer the Elephant Wants to Be Friends

Elmer the Elephant marches to the beat of a different drummer, in syncopated rhythm. He’s a little different than the other elephants, with his uniquely colorful patchwork pattern, but threaded throughout these subtle and sweet books is the message that individuality and quirkiness is a good thing–all part of the fabric of diversity that is life. So, Elmer is a perfect new addition to the Kids Preferred line of plush characters from some old favorite … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Language, Stuffed Animals

Win a Zoobie Pet from Little Jet Set!

Little Jet Set specializes in gear, games, and accessories for kids on the go, including award winning children’s products, children’s luggage and bags, and travel toys. Zoobie Pets from Little Jet Set ($32) make great cuddly pals and traveling companions–a plush pet that unfolds into a pillow and blanket.  They’re perfect for trips to Grandma’s or even sleepovers for older kids. Part pillow, part blankie, all cuddly, your kids won’t want to leave home without them. Little … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blankets, Boutiques and Stores, Contests, Coupons, Hip Find, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Sleeping, Stuffed Animals, Toys (Pre-School)