When I received a sample of Jay@Play’s latest loveable creation, a Best Flower Buds named Blossom, I knew one little girl who would give her a good home.
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…
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….
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 poseable wooden and cloth animal figurines from Anamalz captivate my children for hours. We’ve enjoyed our lion and crocodile and were thrilled when Anamalz sent us two creatures from their new prehistoric line…
I’m not particularly athletic or coordinated, and I remember having a hard time learning to bike as a kid. A few painful falls frightened me a bit, and I used training wheels for what seemed like an eternity. I wish balance bikes had been popular when I was a child because I’ve seen how easily my son is learning how to balance and bike — minus the traumatic falls and scrapes I had.
I’m excited to announce that Paddywhack Lane’s new picture book “The Costume Trunk” and line of coordinating toys is now available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at www.paddywhacklane.com.
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…