Tags: shower gifts, new baby, sitting up babies, toddlers, ride-on,
Posted: 2011-12-09 09:27:13
By: Joanne Oppenheim
Finding great toys that your baby or toddler will really enjoy can be challenging. The key is to find toys that really fit where they are developmentally-- not an easy trick!
The good news is that so many new and wonderful products are arriving every day! So if you are shopping for a shower gift for the new baby, gifts for their first holiday season, a treat for you sitting up baby, or engaging toys for your up and on the go toddler, have a look at some of the new top rated choices.Click here to see our list.
Of the dozens of books that recently arrived at our office, here are some gems that are truly memorable. Books that you won' t mind reading and re-reading again and again! Click here to read our reviews.
Choosing books to read to babies just got a lot easier. Many classics have been reissued in sturdy board book formats. Some, such as Helen Oxenbury's Baby Love, have been made smaller to fit into little hands. Others, like Karen Katz's Where is Baby's Bellybutton?, have been reissued in a larger format that just seems to singó read it again! Here are some favorite blue chips as well as some new titles...
Tags: Green Toys, Best Green Toys for Kids, Green Building Toys, Green Dolls, Green Trucks
Posted: 2010-01-11 08:25:54
It used to be a huge stretch to come up with our green list. Happily, that's no longer the case. Toy makers are responding to consumer demand for green products for their kids. We have rejected many of the "good-for-you-but-looks-sad" green toys...you know the ones - they're very muted in color or made from material that may be climate friendly, but you really don't want to cuddle up with! We are particularly thrilled with the 100% recycled trucks from both Sprig Toys and Green Toys, the gorgeous Plan Toys Green Dollhouse (complete with solar panels) and the ever so huggable dolls from blablakids.com and Fair Indigo. Congrats to all our winners!!
Stephanie appeared this morning on the Today Show with Natalie Morales and shared some of the year's best educational toys that help build important skills - featuring products from Lego, Blue Orange Games, Playmobil, Leapfrog, Silver Dolphin, Eeboo, I Can Do That Games, Briarpatch, Gamewright and Citiblocks.
You can watch her here! The full article with details on all the products she demonstrated can be found at our site.
A conversation with Jodi Norgaard, Founder of Dream Big Toy Company
Tags: Go! Go! Sports Girls, Dream Big Toy Company, Jodi Norgaard, Pretend Play, Dolls
Posted: 2010-01-10 19:43:59
By: by Stephanie Oppenheim
As part of our new Meet the Toy Makers series, we turned our attention to the land of dolls...
Jodi Norgaard recently launched Dream Big Toy Company (a great name!)...so we asked her about her journey... and how she came to create a fun line of dolls called Go! Go! Sports Dolls. Read the interview.
Whether you have a crawling baby or a video game addicted tween, it's important to carve out space where you get to play together! As silly as it sounds, with everyone's busy schedules play time often gets taken off the "to do" list. While we spend so much time making sure that everyone is doing all their "work"...the time we spend laughing with our kids is just as important.
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