RosieHippo.com is a top source for organic toys, wooden toys and handcrafted quality toys. All of the toys have been carefully selected by owner Kim Bloom. Kim is a mom, and the line of exclusive cars and trucks came from her son Ethan’s requests.
Going to the toy store is a magical experience and a real treat for kids. Local toy stores often have impressive displays of stuffed animals, dolls and trains. My son’s favorite spot is the train table at our local store.
While he plays happily with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends, I have the opportunity to discover some high-quality toys unavailable at the big box stores. And I can count on the friendly store owner to provide expert advice on the best gifts for the kids on my holiday list (and free gift wrapping on my purchases).
Another helpful source of shopping advice is the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) 2009 Best Toys for Kids Award Winners. Over 500 of America’s top independent and neighborhood toy retailers selected the Best Toys for Kids based on their experience and understanding of what kids like.
Children are naturally creative. A few well-chosen toys are great “props” for their imagination. The Creative Pretend Play Winners from our Hottest Holiday Toys Awards all support role playing, creative exploration, and discovery…
I love the puzzles and games from Melissa and Doug. They are my go to brand for affordable wooden toys. Their safety record is great–in fact, they teach other toy makers how to manufacture safely! I regularly give these beautiful, quality, educational toys for birthdays and holidays.
This week only, save 30% on all regularly priced Melissa & Doug products at Little Jet Set. To receive discount, coupon code M&D30 must be entered during checkout. (Offer Expires: April 14, 2009 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)
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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.
We’ve reviewed the unique way eBeanstalk highlights toys chosen by experts and tested by moms from across the United States. With eBeanstalk you have a fully guided experience start to finish. You can browse age-appropriate toys by three month intervals and you can also search based on developmental areas, such as dexterity, imagination, or social […]
Every day, from December 1 through December 20, there will be a new hot item on Sale at Nature’s Child…click to see the latest! I’ve been checking out the deals and theses are great prices on truly desirable, natural, safe, and eco-friendly Holiday gifts. She’s selected the top toys and other gifts of the season […]
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 […]
Our Green House has some of our favorite eco-friendly products for the whole family. In our Hottest Toys for the Holidays Guide we featured the twirling dragon, a unique wooden pull toy ($28.50), and the Alphabet Puzzle with animals embracing the earth ($44). My teething son loves the wood and organic cotton teether and rattle […]
Craftsbury Kids is the place to look for unique, handmade toys, clothing, art and decor, and gifts for babies and children. So it is no surprise we’ve featured some of their selections in our Guide to the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2008. This gorgeous Caterpillar Pull Toy ($34.00) is handmade of hardwoods in the USA. […]