December 26, 2008
I'm not sure what Anderson would love more, the drawings or the letters on these Vintage Alphabet Flash Cards. These thick, sturdy cards each have a vivid "vintage" inspired image on one side, and the corresponding letter in the other. They're perfect for your kids little hands, and I'm sure they'll love staring at them as much as Andy would. Perfect for anybody 18 months and up.
December 24, 2008
The Honeymouse is a neat soft clutch toy by Haba that will be sure to delight your infant. A charming bee is attached to the circular base. The base is a flower with crinkly paper petals on one side. When the bee lands in the center to gather nectar, he turns into a mouse as his head pokes through to the other side. The Honeymouse is machine-washable for easy cleanup.
December 19, 2008
There was a toy similar to You Can Count On Me at my pediatrician's office growing up, and it was one of my favorite toys. This abacus has ten rows with ten beads on each row. It can help your child learn their numbers, counting, and improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills. It also has a non-toxic finish and is made from chemical-free wood.
December 18, 2008
Anderson has very recently taken an interest in drawing pictures. He especially loves drawing on a Doodle Pro. We bought a little tiny one for a long car trip. He didn't use it at all on the trip of course, but now he can't get enough of it. I figure its time to upgrade him to a larger version on which he can really draw some more creative pictures. Now maybe all his pictures won't end up being the same featureless blob!
December 17, 2008
I have always adored wooden Haba toys, and the Sunni Wooden Clutching Toy is no exception. It is a sun with each to clutch sunbeams that are attached around the center. They can be pulled and stretched. There's a bell in the center that jingles, and it has bright colors and a smiley face that greets your child. Great for children six months or older.
Moose always make me think of Christmas time, probably because I have so many plush moose Christmas decorations that Andy loves to play with. Mortimer the Moose will be a great toy all year round though. He has soft fur, crinkles, jingles, and squeaks, and has chewy antlers. There is a clip so you can hang it from a play gym, car seat, or stroller, and works with newborns and older!
December 12, 2008
The Stack the Trix Mix Wooden Pull Toy by Haba is perfect for your toddler because it combines two of their favorite toys, the pull toy and the stacking toy. Each stacking toy is a different character with a smiling face, and their pieces can be mixed and matched. They have fabric arms, hair and attire but are otherwise made of wood.
December 11, 2008
The Discovery Ball with Squeaker by Haba is elegant in its simplicity, with vibrant color, a smooth texture and fun squeak. The squeaker is activated by having your baby whack the button against the hard surface. And lets be honest, that's exactly what any baby would do anyway. As with all Haba toys, its made with non-toxic paints and is built to withstand years even generations of use.
December 10, 2008
Have a budding artist on your hands? Water Works is great for mom and dad because you don't have to worry about the clean up associated with paints and crayons (which are all over our walls!). All you do is fill the pens with water, and your child can draw away on this board. It is two sided, has soft foam sides, a large drawing surface, and four self-storing pens. It's the perfect travel toy!
I've always found it odd that there are tons of cell phone toys on the market but not many remote controls. Maybe we watch a tad bit too much tv in this household, but Andy's always been very interested in our remote! The Rainbow TV Control is a great toy for your child if you don't want him changing the channels but want him to still explore. This remote has buttons with a different light or sound associated with each. There are three songs too. It's good for babies 3 months and up, and is great for traveling.