Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Toys!

Little Tikes Pillow Racers - In addition to this lady bug, there's a dinosaur and a turtle - and fire truck and a plane models!! -and they're cute as a button, as you can see. Your kiddo can ride on it (seated or on his/her belly), or detach the soft cushion to use as a pillow On sale on Amazon now for $30-$35 ish.












Spectacular Magic Show with performance Table: This has a ton of magic tricks and props inside, along with step-by-step magic trick instruction on DVD. Comes in a suitcase that doubles as a performance table. Fora ages 8 and up. Click the link for all the details, and reviews. On Sale on Amazon for $32.

This Plasma Car comes in many colors and has won all kinds of awards. Requires no batteries, gears, or pedals. Just hop on and go. Turning the steering wheel propels the vehicle forward and steers it as well. The easy operation is goof for kids 3-8, and develops hand-eye co-ordnation, not to mention is good exercise. Click the link for details. On sale on Amazon for $59.
It's simple, this colorful tube, but I gave it as a gift two years ago and the kids loved it. Remember when you had a fort from blankets? Some of the same concept here... plus it gets kids to move a little which is never a bad thing in the age of computers and TV. Great for hide and seek. Tunnel is 6' long. The Pacific Play Tents Find Me Tunnel. On sale for $29.97 on Amazon

Barbie Make Up Sketch Kits: You can Google to find these locally I bet, but here is a link to various sellers through AMAZON, from $29-26. For the budding make up artist! Design and sketch beauty looks for Barbie on the formatted sketch sheets, then use the “Tree-Free” colored pencils and make-up set to create flawless looks. The design guide provides tips and tricks that professional make-up artists use to enhance eyes, cheeks, or lips and that will keep Barbie looking her best. Finish everything by embellishing the designs with shiny foil stickers.

  • Make-up palette containing 6 eye shadow colors, 2 cheek colors, 3 lip colors, and 2 make-up brushes
  • 10 ?tree-free? colored pencils
  • 30 foil stickers
  • 25 barbie formatted sketch sheets
  • Design guide packed with professional tips and ideas






Experience nature up close with the Live Butterfly Garden.  An educational kit that gives kids the opportunity to observe butterflies through every stage of their lifecycle. Children ages four and up can observe five real caterpillars eat and grow to form their chrysalis and then emerge as Painted Lady butterflies. Children will love feeding the butterflies in their included observation habitat and then releasing them into the wild. Comes with a coupon to send away for five caterpillars. The caterpillars are hatched from eggs in a butterfly nursery and mailed to your home in a special clear container, complete with caterpillar food. On Sale on Amazon for $14.88.  I suggest adding this $6 book to go with it: From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Hot Wheels Wall Starter kit mounts the track on the wall of a kids bedroom or play room and lets them run the cars in a new way. The starter kit goes for about $50 and HERE is a link for various sellers thru Amazon. Sure you'r local ToysRUs will have it - just call first, and ask if they will hold it for you! Includes 1 die-cast Hot Wheels car, 3M Command Strips and easy instruction poster, so you'll want to add more cars if your child doesn't already have them - and definitely can add some more tracks. 

Tres groo-vay. A new take on the old classic, again, I like these things because they get your child away from sitting in front of technology and gets them moving. The Twister Dance Game is on sale at Amazon for $42.  Everyone can learn dances by following the Twister spots to songs like "Till the World Ends" by Britney Spears or "Whip My Hair" by Willow. Or dance to your own music by connecting the game to any MP3 player. The spots are individual, not on the white sheet like we remember. Put the spots on the floor, hit the music and go.  




Nice: If you don't already have one, giving a kid this kind of art station will help develop their mind and soul in so many ways:  

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel is on sale for $59 on AMAZON children can create art with paint, chalk, pens, crayons, markers, and more, all at one convenient station. And when art time is over, parents and caregivers will appreciate the two-sided easel's easy-to-clean design. Designed for kids ages three and up, this easel will provide hours of creative activity that is both educational and enjoyable.Add all these extra paints and brushes for $27 on AMAZON and the artists smock for $8.81. Hate to tell you but it needs assembly. That said, it looks pretty easy. 

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