As a mom and an educational consultant, I believe in the power of play. A few carefully chosen toys can boost creativity and problem solving–here are a few of our top picks this year. With the best educational toys, your children will not even realize how much they are learning!
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.
Radio Flyer’s Turbo Turtle is another hit from a fantastic toy company. My appreciation for Radio Flyer runs deeper than just nostalgia for the Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon–they continue to come out with fun, innovative toys. And their new ride-on, Turbo Turtle, is a wild ride for toddlers an preschoolers. The best part about […]
We appreciate sites that save us time and help our children develop. eBeanstalk highlights toys chosen by experts and tested by moms from across the United States. So, whether you are looking for your own child or finding a gift for a friend’s child or a relative, you’ll know you’re getting Mom’s Favorites. With a […]
Call it the Green House effect…people everywhere, especially parents, are turning to more eco-friendly products for their homes. One of my favorite places to shop for environmentally friendly and safe products for my nest is Our Green House. I originally found the store looking for toys, and they have just about the coolest assortment of […]
We’re very excited to bring you our Earth Day Eco-Friendly Product Guide for Families, complete with eco-chic tips, earth-friendly free services, organic gifts, and coupon codes. We’ll also be featuring lots of environmentally-friendly products and contests during the next two weeks. We hope you’ll enjoy our guide and share it with your friends!
A reader e-mailed us because she had concerns about the Melissa & Doug Victorian Dollhouse ($150, unfurnished) she had purchased for her daughter. After checking out the research we e-mailed her, she felt comfortable keeping this child-safe dollhouse. Melissa & Doug manufactures in China and many parents are understandably concerned about the lead paint recalls. […]
Whether it is a trip down the block to the doctor’s or a journey across the globe, preparation for travel with children is key. Little Jet Set is a cute children’s store with a selection of innovative products for keeping babies and children safe, comfortable, and occupied during travel. My toddler is entranced by the […]
We check out a lot of excellent toy stores, but few that have as many unique and hard to find choices as Down to Earth Toys. Down to Earth Toys has a great selection of Toys Made in the USA including this gorgeous free-standing dragon puzzle made by the Amish ($12.95, on sale for $9.95). […]