This portable toy fun house is full of little puzzles for baby to figure out – so many that it will grow with him well into Pre-K age. The blocks and animals fitting into the proper cut out is the first step for baby, and pulling them back out through the plastic hole will be a fun level of exploration for him as well. The keyboard will keep him engaged with the toy by familiarizing him with music and an instrument. As he ages, there are also math problem blocks located on one side to help with his addition.
The book has a page for each of the first 12 months, then one page per year through the age of 5. One parent pointed out that the fill-in-the-blank spaces make it easy for even less creative individuals to make a meaningful and beautiful baby book. However, it has been noted that this book is more suited to traditional family types and often prompts photos or information about parents and grandparents that suggests that these couples are still together. Some parents may find this to be a little uncomfortable at times. Overall, though, this is a beautiful and simple to use memory book that will keep track of baby’s special moments and accomplishments for years to come!
It’s one of our favorite eco-friendly baby Christmas gifts. The height-adjustable frame is made of 100 percent birch and finished with nontoxic stains. The wooden teething toys are untreated Indian hardwood and buffed with vegetable seed wax. The animal rattles are hand-knit in Peru from organic cotton—and since they’re removable, they can double as stroller toys.
By now you've probably had it drilled into your head that whole or real foods - usually from the perimeter of the grocery store - are healthier for your family than processed, refined foods from a box. But grocery shopping can be confusing because many of those processed food boxes (filled with easy, convenient food for busy families) claim to be "natural", "organic", "whole grain" and more.
The LeapFrog LeapPad3 is the perfect first tablet for your child. Kid-tough and kid-safe, the Learning Tablet is shock-absorbent for accidental drops, and the protective screen guards against scratches and shatters. As an added bonus the LeapPad3 can access the learning library where your child can hone skills in math, science, reading, writing, and more. ($90; leapfrog.com)
Barbie Made To Move dolls are the ultimate posable Barbie dolls. They are designed to move and pose just like in the real world. The range of motion is really impressive compared to past dolls. That means Barbie can do just about anything from riding a pony to doing yoga and more. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination. So what are you waiting for … let’s get movin’!
When it comes to holiday gifts for the toddler crowd, Christmas toys that feature Elmo are sure-fire winners. Kids can recreate their favorite Sesame Street faces out of (organic) dough! Use the tools (made of 100 percent recycled plastic) to stamp out the shapes, then accessorize with the pop-out features and have fun with the double-sided activity card.
Gloomhaven is a deep, complex, combat-focused game for 1-4 players with games lasting 1-2 hours. You team up with others to complete your goals while uncovering the threats to Gloomhaven. The campaign is comprised of a number of scenarios — each with its own objective. If you ever run out of health, you are defeated. If you like tactical combat and resource management, this game is excellent at both of those. Every turn is a tough decision about what cards to use and how to use them. There’s a huge variety of enemies to face with each requiring a different approach. There are a lot of ways to improve your character, including adding combat modifier cards, equipment, and action cards. The best part of this game is the sheer amount of content it has out of the box. With close to 100 missions, there’s a ton of game to discover. However, the game is not cheap so you’ll want to play a lot to get your money’s worth.
Plasticine is the original no-dry modeling material. It’s been around for over 100 years! This pack of 12 is great for inspiring your child’s creativity and imagination. There are 24 rainbow colors to inspire creativity. There are endless creative possibilities and your child’s imagination is the only limit. The best part? The modeling material never dries out. So play on!
Ok we’re totally geeking out of this new interactive Chewie because we’re the biggest Star Wars fan. And if you’re kids are (or you!) you’re going to love this toy of sorts! Chewie has over 100 sounds and motions!! Plus he totally interacts with you by raising his arms and giving our a giant roar, reacts to you when you’re on the go, and even responds when you talk to him. Oh, and did we mention he even laughs too? He’s officially our favorite member of the family.
Your L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls will live large in their very own L.O.L. Surprise! House. They’re moving in and ready for fun! Featuring 3-stories of fun and loaded with 6 rooms, a working elevator, pool, spa, and sandbox, kids’ imaginations will be bursting with endless fun adventures. Interactive lights and sounds elevate your experience. The set comes with a moving truck and furniture to decorate your house.
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon will be the latest Pokémon adventure hitting the 3DS in time for the holidays. Ultra Sun and Moon will be the follow-up to Pokémon Sun & Moon. Fans can expect new stories, characters, and Pokémon to catch, battle, and trade. This is sure to be a must-have for Pokémon fans. The game features mild animated violence. Gotta catch ’em all!
L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop Series 3 is the top-selling toy thus far. Everyone loves collecting L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls. Will you find the new Ultra Rare, Punk Boi?! There are several layers of surprises to unwrap, which make them fun to unbox. Series 3 features over 35 dolls to collect. Series 4 is the eye spy series, which has kids feeling like spies as they uncover the mystery surprise doll inside using a special magnifier glass.
Welp, Christmas is just around the corner (hooray?) and your kids are already asking for everything under the sun, so we’ve narrowed down their toy demands to the ones that are the most popular and must-haves of the 2018 season. Why not stay on-trend and ahead of the curve all at the same time? Plus, if you’re running out of ideas on what toys to gift them this season (just in case you’re totally over giving them all kinds of candy), their birthday (geesh didn’t they just have one of those?!) or just want to pick them up a little something for no reason at all, we’ve got you covered.
Be on the lookout for toys that play music so you can soothe your little one while teaching them new tunes, toys that encourage sitting up so they can master tummy time, and textured toys that double as safe teethers. These 14 fun and educational infant toys will keep your little one occupied and engaged to the point that they won't want to put them down.
For gross motor skills milestones, the toddler should achieve ability in walking, climbing and stomping around. By age two, they should be able to walk at ease, perform basic running and catch, throw, and kick objects such as balls. Another milestone of this skill for toddlers is the ability to sit upright in the very early stages of this phase as well. Lastly, walking up steps should happen without assistance and toddlers should be able to bend, squat without falling over.
Rock-A-Too, the Show Bird, is a vibrant animatronic parrot. Rock-a-Too sings and dances and repeats phrases just like a real parrot. Kids will also be entertained by his many jokes and imitations. 50 sounds and motions bring Rock-a-too to life, and he moves his head, body, mouth, and wings. Like other FurReal pets, Rock-a-Too responds to sound, light, and touch with different reactions to delight children. He has a fun personality that will likely appeal to kids.
At this point, baby is busy coordinating his emerging senses (such as sight and touch) and motor skills (such as rolling and grasping). He’ll begin to press up during tummy time, first through his forearms and then through straight arms—all of which is preparation for sitting up and (eventually) crawling. With their eyesight getting stronger, babies become especially interested in faces and other circular designs, like spirals and bullseyes. Babies at 4 and 5 months are also starting to learn cause and effect, so he may start to shake noisy toys (think: rattles) and bring them to his mouth.
This is a great toy for tummy time or for in the crib, especially if baby needs to hang out in the crib not sleeping while you pop in the shower quickly or run to the bathroom. He’ll be safe and sound in his crib and entertained by the rolling ladybug ball and twisting bee. As for tummy time, his own little face will have him looking up and strengthening his neck muscles for much longer than he would without this motivator.
Kids love toys! Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or a birthday celebration, we’re always searching for ideas – especially for the kid who seems to have everything. It’s time to put on your Santa hat, and start checking items off your nice (naughty?) list. To get ready for the gift-giving season, we’ve picked toys that run the gamut. From toys that sync, to toys that don’t require batteries. As always, we’ll clue you in on some of the hottest items of the season, but we’ve also chosen toys that aren’t on all the “hot lists.” Because off the beaten path is nice, and we think old school toys – like pogo sticks, knee hockey, and bikes are cool too! And let’s face it, sometimes the (stressful) hunt for the “it toy” just doesn’t work out. Check out our favorite new releases and, time-honored classics below.
Babies are learning new skills every day, as they are soon quickly motivated to interact with people and their environment. The best toys for infants help babies learn to develop attention, hand-eye coordination, motor skills for rolling and crawling. Many baby toys excite babies and encourage them to babble and speak their first words. Parents do a lot of research on the best baby toys in order to find ways to offer their children ways to learn during playtime.
This wonderful play mat has a lot to offer the newborn baby in your life. The multi-textured toys that hang for baby to reach help with teething and feeling different objects. The musical element of the gym is special because not only does it detach for versatility, but it has two play modes. Baby can kick to play one note or music for several minutes. With its variations in positions, baby can play, nap, or sit and enjoy the many levels of this first toy.
Boys are now really familiar with all the colorful pictures and words from one side, I think we will switch to the Farm side soon. This mat was also very helpful for crawling and learning how to walk – it’s definitely better than a hard floor, so all the falls didn’t hurt so much 🙂 I love this mat – it engages baby in many ways, it helps in baby’s development and makes learning so much fun.