If you can believe it, there are only 69 days left until Christmas and 52 days until Hanukkah. The clock is ticking and, even though I LOOOOOVE to shop, I’m getting a bit anxious on what on earth I’m going to get my son, nephews, nieces, neighbors, you name it. Every time you turn on […]
If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, […]
(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. […]
We love the beautiful eco-friendly toys from Plan Toys. In fact, the sweet Pull-Along Snail inspired one of my son’s babysitters to write the following poem.
In most households with little ones, naptime can turn into a battleground.
You may know by now that Guidecraft makes fun learning toys for home and educational toys and furniture for the classroom. Many of their products are also accessible and helpful for children with disabilities.
The two items I am sharing this month (the Balance Base and the Multi Match Sensory Discs) are ones that are fun for typically developing children but take on a whole other dimension when they are used for occupational therapy with children with special needs…
Because the puzzles are open-ended, the educational potential of these puzzles is limitless. Whether you are studying basic concepts, such as shapes, colors, relative size, or counting, or more advanced concepts, such multiplication or fractions, there are plenty of play possibilities to engage your child. Plus, the puzzles encourage creative problem solving, spatial relations, and fine motor control.
Wooden cars are a classic toy that continues to delight, no matter how many new electronic toys bombard our kids with flashing lights.
HABA has a fresh new take on this toddler favorite: a mini vehicle, available as a police car or fire truck, with a colorful cartoon animal driver and a button-plunger “squeak” to complete the fun.
The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is a the single most popular toy at our play dates but now it has competition…from the Little Tikes Cozy Truck!
Kids line up to take their turn with this fun ride-on from Little Tikes. They’ve brought the cartoon styling of the Cozy Coupe to a new truck model and added a few new features to make this ride even more fun…
We own several tricycles with push bars for my toddler and the Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike offers some neat new innovations in the toddler-friendly tricycle category…