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A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

Blocks are pretty much a staple in every household with children.  Building sets ranging from Legos and Duplo to the old-school (and, as some will argue, for engineers in the making) Erector sets, to basic wood blocks teach children to use their imagination. The Sportos™ Build-a-Sport blocks from Rosie Hippo owner Kimberly Bloom seek to engage kids’ minds and bodies by building designs of their favorite sports as well as those that will be seen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Building Toys, Educational, Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, Sports, Uncategorized

Eco-friendly Artistic Wooden Toys: Win A Set of Cheekeyes Animals

Eco-friendly Artistic Wooden Toys: Win A Set of Cheekeyes Animals

Toy trends may come and go, but wooden building blocks are a perennial favorite for the preschool set. Spark even more creative play with the Cheekeyes.  These artistic wooden animals won the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.  Since the Cheekeyes are handmade from eco-friendly rubberwood, each set is unique. Adults will dig the sophisticated design and minimal use of non-toxic paint. Tots will have hours of fun building and destroying block cities Godzilla-style with the Dinosaur set or constructing barns … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Baby’s First Blocks

Baby’s First Blocks

Baby Mwah received these soft organic blocks ($28) from NewBornMom, a hip eco-friendly baby store, a few months ago. The blocks match NewBornMom’s luxe organic elephant crib sheets($40), which I’d been drooling over since they would look so pretty in my animal-themed nursery.  Initially Baby Mwah showed no interest in the blocks, so I used them as nursery decorations since the pretty cream and blue patterns matched my nursery decor.  Once baby started sitting up independently, I reintroduced the blocks. These … Read entire article »

Filed under: Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Organic, Play, Stuffed Animals, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M)