Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2014


If your kids love Disney Infinity as much as mine do, they will love some new characters to play and unlock new levels!
Tinker Bell - Play with Pixie Dust magic for healing and fast-flying action.
Interactive game piece for Disney Infinity Starter Pack. Works with all Disney Infinity game platforms. Play with Pixie Dust magic for healing and fast-flying action. Add a whole host of magic to your own Disney Originals adventures with this Tinker Bell figure.
You can purchase her and other figures like Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel, Donald Duck, Maleficent and SO many more here for about $14.99 each. 






These Jumbo Washable Paint/Ink Pads from Center Enterprises are perfect for kid-sized hand prints. Made with washable paint/ink, these pads are excellent for young children to use. Each pad measures 6" in diameter. Classroom kit features all 10 colors, individual colors sold separately. 

You can purchase these for about $5 per pad here.


Also from Center Enterprises is this set of 6 Ready2Learn Giant Stampers, each a 3" diameter size, is a great assortment for creating your own unique cards, wrapping paper, pictures, awards? just let your imagination guide you! The durable foam image cleans up easily and the large handles are a great size for a child's grasp. These stamps work well with our paint or ink pads and come in their own reusable, clear plastic storage case. Set features a shooting star, streamers, award ribbon, ice cream cone, balloon and star. 

You can purchase these here for $9.99




MobyMax Tablet
Kids love devices, and what a better gift than a device that helps them learn! The MobyMax Tablet comes preloaded with the MobyMax app and curriculum! We use MobyMax for Home School, and it works GREAT! I love that I can log in and see what level my boys are at daily, and they love that they can do school work from the comfort of their beds or couch on the tablet!

Here are some of the specs: 

  • Screen Size: 7"
  • Resolution: 800 x 480
  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
  • Battery Life: 5 hours
  • Wifi: Built in
  • Speakers: Built in
  • Headphone input: 3.5-mm stereo
  • Included: Power adapter, USB cable
This tablet is priced at JUST $69! Such a great deal, we absolutely LOVE ours! Purchase yours here for the Holidays. 


littleBits Space Kit

littleBits brings you fun and powerful ways to explore Earth + Space science in the classroom and at home. Designed in collaboration with NASA scientists & engineers, this kit is the perfect tool for educators and parents focused on getting kids excited about space science. It's also perfect for space enthusiasts and science buffs. The kit's instruction book contains 5 NASA lesson plans and 10 STEAM activities, with many more available free at the littleBits website. Learn scientific principles like Electromagnetic, Kinetic, & Potential Energy. Make a Mars Rover or an ISS; transmit music wirelessly and more! Connect with the littleBits library to infinitely expand your discoveries.
littleBits in collaboration with NASA
To promote student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), littleBits and NASA have partnered on activities around the fundamentals of energy, robotics, wireless data transmission, physics, astronomy and more STEAM topics. Explorers can now learn how scientists communicate with a spacecraft billions of kilometers away, transmit electromagnetic energy, see sound energy and explore first-hand how the AURA satellite senses gases in our atmosphere – plus hundreds more lessons and projects available for free at littleBits website.
What’s in the kit?
12 modules that give you everything you need to conduct powerful scientific experiments: DC motor, Light sensor, Powers (2), Wires (2), Bright LED, Microphone, IR LED, Number, Remote Trigger, Speaker. Also includes, 9-volt battery+cable, motormate, screwdriver and 30 page booklet.

You can purchase this here for about $189. 
Adventure Time: Finn the Human (Available Nov 25th) 
This Adventure Time DVD is loads of fun and comes with a Finn backpack. This DVD set is action packed with 16 hilarious episodes that will take you on adventures in the Land of Ooo.
Included with the DVD is a green cinch sack, based on the one Finn wears in the television show.
You can purchase this here for $19.99. 
 

Charm It! Bracelet Charms and Sets
At Charm It! You can purchase a bracelet and as many or as few charms as you want to completely customize your own piece of jewelry! These make great gifts for kids, or for kids to give to their friends. I know I wish this had been around when I was younger, I would have loved making these for some of my friends!
I really love the Frozen Charm It! Set shown above. I think this is a really cute bracelet and any little girl who loves Frozen will be super excited to wear it. Once they have the bracelet they can always add more charms to personalize it even more!

You can purchase Charm It! bracelets here and charms here starting at about $6.00

 



Spy Tag – A card-based board game, kids will take off on an exhilarating race to spot and tag the spies before time’s up! Players quickly draw spy cards and slap them on the matching agent cards laid out in front of their teammates in this super-fast-paced game. Anyone caught with a match when the timer goes off, draws from the secret pile to find out who is safe. Ages 5+, SRP $16.99 
You can purchase this here for $16.99
The right tools make all the difference. School-Rite Handwriting Instruction Guides teach your child to:
  • Accurately form the contour of each letter.
  • Build fine motor skills.
  • Coordinate hand and eye movement.
  • Develop standard stroke patterns.
Leading educators recommend School-Rite. The guides fascinate children and make learning handwriting a fun and rewarding experience. The unique template design allows your child to work independently, using the heavy-duty plastic guides over and over again. These are perfect for all my Home Schooling followers!
You can purchase these here for $20.


DigiPals are mobile device cases that provide electronic users a fun and new way to care for their devices.  They are available at www.digipalsusa.com.  DigiPals hug smartphones and MP3 players in a layer of soft microfiber cloth, protecting devices against scratches and safely ridding screens of fingerprints and dirt.

You can purchase DigiPals here for $9.99.

 

Kids Preferred has many plush Holiday toys available at stores like Walmart, Target and Toys-R-Us. My kids really love the Rudolph and Mickey & Minnie Plush!

Disney's classic characters that every child knows and loves are all geared up and ready for the holiday hoopla. Kids will be ecstatic to see their favorite big-eared pals this season, ready to embark on those vacations and family visits.





Star Wars Poster-A-Page: The Skywalker Saga (Episodes I-VI) boasts more than a hundred glossy, full-color images from Star Wars movies filled with noble Jedi Knights, fearsome creatures, and cruel villains, along with characters such as evil Darth Vader, wise old Yoda, idealistic Luke Skywalker, and lovable Chewbacca.
You can purchase it here for $9.90. Also available in Poster-A-Page books are..




MARVEL Poster-A-Page: Avengers Assemble in Action brings to life the most powerful superhero team in the world! Including Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and the Black Widow, this book has all of the favorite Marvel characters showing off their skills and fearlessness.


Disney Frozen Poster-A-Page: Magical Moments relives the magic of the second highest grossing Disney movie of all time. With wintry scenes and cherished characters, this book follows Anna and Kristoff as they encounter Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman, in their epic journey to find Elsa. 


Disney Junior Poster-A-Page: Let’s Play features the lovable characters from one of the highest rated children's TV series, including six-year-old Doc McStuffins; Mickey Mouse and his clubhouse friends Goofy, Donald, Minnie, Daisy, and Pluto; and Jake and his Never Land Pirates crew.


Sofia the First: Practice Makes Princess includes sweet images of Sofia, her family and friends, as well as lots of wisdom from the Princess herself.


Disney Princess: Fairy Tale Moments serves up the royal treatment with illustrations from some of Disney’s most beloved princesses, including Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, Ariel, Mulan, Tiana, Aurora, Jasmine, Merida, and Pocahontas.
 

Introducing the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport! Your little drivers will hit the road to fun in this styled and trendy parent assist coupe. Incredibly easy to assemble, push around your little tike with the convenient parent handle.
  • Easy assembly, no tools!
  • Removable floor
  • Handle on back & sides for parent-controlled rides
  • Designed with a high seat back and storage in the rear
  • Includes special features like an ignition button and working horn
  • Cozy rolls on rugged, durable tires, front wheels spin 360
  • Includes quiet ride tires
  • Ages 1.5 to 5 years
You can purchase this here for $69.99
Little Adventures has adorable dress up clothes for boys and girls, everything from princesses to super heroes! The dresses are super cute, and what I love even more is they are washable! They can withstand several washings, which is great, because my little princess likes to save frogs in the mud!
The dress pictured above is called "Winter Beauty" and I think it's absolutely GORGEOUS and priced right at $29.99.
A classic design for Fall and Winter holidays or any time of year. The deep red stretchy velvet bodice is detailed with a quilted print, golden trim and a red rose. The mid-length sleeves with gold trim end in a beautiful white gathered ruffle design. The red skirt finishes the luxurious look of this gown with the addition of an ivory panel in a glitzy gold swirl . Flower headband sold separately. Features: Clothing quality fabrics; machine washable. Stretchy, soft and very comfortable. Sizes: S-XL

You can purchase Winter Beauty or other dress up costumes for boys and girls here
 



DreamCakes – There’s something for everyone to love in this sweet bakery-inspired competition board game. Players work on multiple cakes at once and judge finished creations to earn blue ribbon points. Thousands of possible designs mean different delicious outcomes every time! Ages 4+, SRP $16.99
You can purchase this here for $16.99
 





GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope
A fully functional microscope designed just for little ones! Children learn what a microscope is used for and how to use one while they explore magnified “hidden” worlds. This is not just a toy; it’s a real tool that kids can use to view leaves, rocks, grass blades and more at up to 8x magnification.  The microscope has extra-large eyepieces with no need for adjustment; one size fits all! The two eyepieces maximize 3D effect and eliminate need to close one eye. It has a right-side up and left-right correct, along with simple focusing and it’s a dissecting microscope allowing views of anything in 3D, such as a rock, penny, stamp, leaf, etc.  Introduces kids to a key scientific tool and encourages scientific exploration. For ages 3 and up.  SRP: $21.99. Available at www.educationalinsights.com, amazon.com and specialty toy stores.


Dinosaur Puppet-on-a-Stick
Meet Buster, Stomper and Crusher! Add this Cretaceous-era trio to your creative puppet shows and your audiences will roar. Two handy ways for little hands to make puppet mouth move: use lever on the back or knob at the bottom of the stick. For and 3 and up. SRP: $29.99 for set of three or $8.99 for individual puppets. Available at ww.educationalinsights.com, amazon.com and specialty toy stores.


SpiralDesigner An art kit that enables young artists to draw spiral designs or create combinations of different patterns. The possibilities are endless! Kids simply insert a sheet of paper between the drawing frame and templates and start designing! All they need to do is select one of the design discs and rotate it to create spectacular art. Kids can even draw a mini-mandala in the middle for a special finishing touch! Ages 6+,
You can purchase this here for $19.99
Christmas Present Time” – It’s Christmas time in Tickety Town and Tommy and Tallulah are determined to make every merry second count! This all-new collection of seasonal adventures – including the Christmas Present Time extended special – brings viewers along as the twins find a new way to make snow, build a giant igloo, roll the biggest snowball ever and even help Santa fix his sleigh in time for Christmas Eve. But when their zany escapades get out of hand, the twins look to their friends, McCoggins, Pufferty, Madame Au Lait and Tooteroo, to help them make things right! SRP $14.98 
You can purchase this here for $12.73. 
Chuggineers Ready To Build” – In this special collection of hard-working adventures – including the “We are the Chuggineers” music video! – Brewster joins Chuggineers Zack, Fletch and Tyne to build tracks, bridges and tunnels, make repairs, haul heavy loads and more! Featuring new wagons and machines, including the massive yellow Mega Chug Crane, and new friends Payce, the tunnel runner from Tootington, and Cormac, the cheeky forklift engine, “Chuggineers Ready To Build” will help Wilson, Brewster, Koko and little trainees at home discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork. SRP $14.98
You can purchase this here for $9.99
Fisher-Price® Peppa Pig™Ballerina Peppa ­ – This lovable little Peppa looks absolutely adorable dressed as a prima ballerina! So soft & sweet you can’t resist giving her lots of love and hugs! Ages 3+, SRP $24.90
You can purchase this here for $24.90. 
 



Pictopia
Discover playful trivia spanning decades of Disney magic, from animated classics and blockbuster movies, to television hits and dazzling theme park destinations. It's a game of teamwork--with a competitive twist! Along the way, are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players!
  • Promotes family together-time
  • Encourages strategic thinking
  • Encourages cooperation and teamwork
  • Features content from the world of Disney!
  • Free Pictopia App with BONUS content and Lightning-Round finish!
You can purchase this here for $14.99
 Disney Jr. Super Stretchy Game

Get up and moving with the beloved character from Disney Junior, including Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! One player flips over cards and calls out characters, colors, and shapes on the giant floor matand the parts of your body you need to touch them with! You stretch out and get creativephysicallycan you reach them all?

You can purchase this exclusively at Target or online here for $17.99 
  


Star Wars Force Grab Game
Force Grab is edge-of-your-seat fun! Race to spot when objects match the pictures. React fast! Star Wars the Grab the correct Lightsabers before the other players! Look out for decoys, bonus scoring twists, and other disturbances in the Force!
LEARNING FUN:
Physical dexterity
Memory
Quick Reflexes
CONTENTS LIST:
15 Objects, 4 Lightsaber Markers, 1 âÃÂÃÂ3' Marker, 1 âÃÂÃÂ0' Marker, 50 Placards, 15 Score Tokens, Instructions
You can purchase this at Toys R Us or here for $14.99
 
Get regally pampered in the dreamy, 3D Royal Pet Salon. Move your adorable pet from room to room through doorways sized just for castle cuties. Look for posh pet products, from fancy soaps and shampoos to tiaras, collars, and sweet treats-all hidden throughout the salon! If you find something pictured on a face-up card, it's yours to keep! When the time is up, all of the Palace Pets leave the salon with the grooming goodies. The player with the most wins!
PROMOTES:
Imaginative play
Turn-taking and playing together
Counting
CONTENTS LIST:
1 Game Board, 4 Interlocking Wall Panels, 2 Plastic Wall Braces, 4 Pet Movers, 1 Spinner, 1 Clock Frame, 4 Clock Tiles, 49 Goodies Cards, Instructions
You can purchase this game at Toys R Us or online here for $19.99

 


Charmazing AllWrapped Up! – Young jewelry designers can let their imaginations run free with four incredible collections: Wildlife, Seasons, Lucky, and Emoji. Each set offers six charms, energy cards and thread, plus chain and beads to make a trio of one-of-a-kind bracelets. Ages 8+, SRP $14.99
You can purchase this here for $14.99




It’s more fun when it’s wacky! Feel the difference with Kinetic Sand! Pack it, pull it, shape it and love it, Kinetic Sand is so incredible you can’t put it down. It’s kinetic—meaning it sticks to itself and not to you—so it oozes, moves and melts right before your eyes. It flows through your fingers like a slow-moving liquid, but leaves your hands completely dry. Shape anything you want and use it over and over again. Kinetic Sand never dries out and is gluten free. This soft and stretchy sand cleans up easily while delivering non-stop fun!

You can purchase this at Michaels Crafts for about $14.99. 






Everyone gets ten dice. Someone says ”Go.” Then everyone rolls and rolls as fast as they can until someone gets all their dice on the same number. Sure, there are a few more rules, but you get the idea!
Xander and I have had so much fun with this game! We both love that the rules are simple and can be adjusted based on age. I usually play with me and him rolling and I have to stack mine as I get my numbers, and he doesnt have to stack his..if mine fall I have to start over. It gives me a bit of a handicap so he has a fair chance to win! There is also a book available called "77 Ways to Play Tenzi".
You can purchase Tenzi here for about $14.95




Children love magic, and they love the circus. Imagine mesmerizing mice characters that allow children to astound their friends with fantastical feats of magic and thrilling stunts - these are the Amazing Zhus. They can clairvoyantly read and respond to Magic Cards, or predict the pea's location in the Shell Game trick - every time.  These talented pets can even perform stunts like the High Wire or High Dive.


There are two kinds of Amazing Zhus characters - Magicians and Stunt Pets.

Magicians come with 3 magic cards and a magic wand, and can perform the magic tricks as well as do stunts. There are two magician characters - The Great Zhu who sports a top hat, and Madame Zhu who wears a regal pink bejeweled head dress.


There are four Stunt pets to collect - Abra (white with a pink bow on her tail), Dynamo (blue with white swirls), Piccadilly (hot pink with heart shaped tail), and Kardini (grey with earring). The Stunt pets do not perform magic tricks but instead are experts at the Disappearing Box, Circus Ball, Cereal Box, Tomato Can as well as the High Wire and High Dive circus acts.
You can purchase Amazing Zhus online here or at Walmart. 
 
The first iPad math toy for pre-schoolers and kindergartners (3+) has arrived! Designed by the award-winning makers of Tiggly Shapes, Tiggly Counts is a set of 5 sleek, magnetic counting rods that interact with learning apps on tablets. Each purchase comes with 3 free apps that connect children to a playful world of math learning, helping them develop early numeracy, counting, and math operations. 
  • Swipe less, learn more! Designed by world-class educators, Tiggly Counts is the premier tablet learning toy for preschoolers & kindergartners, ages 3+
  • Each purchase comes with 5 elegantly designed magnetic counting rods that interact with learning apps on iPads & select android tablets
  • Tiggly apps are available in the App Store and can be experienced in 8 different languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Tiggly Counts contain no hazardous materials, and are tough enough for toddler play yet gentle enough for tablet screens
  • Winner of the Tillywig Brain Child award, Tiggly Counts helps develop early numeracy, counting, and math operations
You can purchase Tiggly Counts here for $29.99
Your child can learn, create and connect when he or she uses the VTech InnoTab 3S Plus Tablet. You can open up a world of interactive game play and learning fun. With this kids' learning tablet, a variety of subjects, including reading, math, social studies and science, are right at your children's fingertips. They can also enjoy their own videos and MP3s. The blue InnoTab learning tablet contains a Wi-Fi connection. Your children can explore selected websites and even exchange messages with iPhone and Android smartphones their friends own. You can control the locations your children visit, giving you a sense of security. Your child will have access to more than 650 additional cartridges, software and applications you can download from the VTech Learning Lodge. They can even create movies using photos with the VTech Movie Maker app.
The content is age-appropriate, and it includes a recommended age and grade range to meet their needs. You can use the tilt sensor to interact with games and the microphone to add to the fun with talk and audio. All this and more can be found in the VTech InnoTab 3S Plus.
You can purchase this here for $59.96
 
Travel millions of miles without packing a bag, all with SmartGlobe™ Discovery, the first SmartGlobe™ with 3 activity panels! Packed with 19 exciting activities and hours of informative audio content, it gives you endless educational entertainment with amazing facts about planet Earth. You'll be amazed each time you spin the globe and point the interactive SmartPen.
Features
  • Hours of educational content
  • More than 250 countries to explore!
  • Base with 3 activity panels including a local map
  • Find and compare mode with 7 exciting activities
  • Touch mode to discover more about continents, capitals, population, geography and much more!
  • Up to date political map
  • Lots of quizzes in Ultimate Challenge mode
  • Designed for ages 5+
You can purchase this here for $59.99. 

The Presidential is the hot political board game that takes players inside the world of the Electoral College process as teams fight to have the most powerful job in the world. Each turn a team decides to either go campaigning or fundraising. Dice are rolled and Political Cards are awarded based on each scenario. Chips are won and then distributed in different states according to the strategy chosen. At the end of the game, the team with 270 or more Electoral Votes wins. A password for an optional WebMap calculator is also included which makes it easy to keep score on a computer, tablet or smartphone with a colorful interactive Electoral College map. 
You can purchase it here for $29.99. 
 




K'nex Model Building Set 70
Build anything you can imagine with the 70 Model Building Set!  Includes instructions/ideas for 70 unique models using all Classic K'NEX pieces.  Build cars, planes, sea creatures, and more.  Loaded with over 700 K'NEX rods and connectors!  Parts can be stored in the convenient storage treasure chest.  Perfect for builders ages 7+.  Made in the U.S.A.  Suggested Retail Price is $34.99.  Available at toysrus.com, amazon.com. walmart.com and knex.com



Build, Create and Animate! OGOBILD is a line of creative construction toys created to promote open-ended play and stimulate a child's imagination. This kit contains Animate It! Express software, which was developed with the Aardman Animations studio (the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run) and is the premier UK education stop-motion animation software. Teaches the basics of stop motion animation. Allows kids to make their own animated movies with Animate It! Express. Takes advantage of the OGOBILD System's Versatility. Share finished films with family, friends, and the world!. 

You can purchase this here for $60.25



Super Mario Layer Cake Desert Building Set Item #38636
Go on a brand new adventure with Fire Mario as he journeys through the Layer Cake Desert!  Featuring K'NEX's all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game.  Build Fire Mario and use the jump launcher to enter the course.  Use the Stone-Eye Statue - it flips back and forth by twisting the white connector - to cross to the right and collect the coins on top.  Watch out for a Waddlewing!  Drop through the warp pipe and discover another complete play area on the back!  Pop-up the Sand Geysers to cross to the last platform, where you'll do battle with a spinning Pokey.  Pop-up the goal flag and you've completed the course!  Combine your Layer Cake Desert building set with the rest of the K'NEX Super Mario building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure!  For ages 8+.  Suggested Retail Price is $64.99.  available on target.com, toysrus.com, walmart.com and knex.com.

 

Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands. it's up to you and the Skylanders to find and capture them. using Traptanium, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements, you have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight for you! Begin the ultimate adventure as you explore Skylands in search of the escaped villains!
Starter Pack includes: 
  • 1-Video Game, 
  • 1-Traptanium Portal, 
  • 2-Skylanders Figures, 
  • 2-Traps, 
  •  1-Character Collector Poster, 
  • 2-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes 
  •  2-Trading Cards.
Build the ultimate Trap Team - Over 60 Skylanders to collect and 40+ villains to capture. Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes – Enjoy stickers of your favorite Skylanders. Place the names and codes on the Character Collect Poster to track your collection. The secret codes can be used in the Skylanders Lost Islands and Skylanders Collection Vault Apps. Trading Cards – Learn more about each Skylander’s powers and abilities.

You can purchase it here for $74.99




Create attention grabbing designs and then light them up with the Widescreen Light Designer from Crayola. Thanks to the generously-sized screen, you'll have plenty of room to draw, sketch, and doodle. And when you're ready to bring your design to life, you can choose from a range of exciting lighting effects. Designed for ages six and up, the Widescreen Light Designer includes a built-in easel, and six markers. 

You can purchase this here for $39.99

 
See Kai Run has so many adorable shoes for both boys and girls! These "Adeline" are fashionable and fun, this tasteful Mary Jane will make her the life of the party. Playful pink leaf applique really pops against a stately grey patent leather upper. And the flexible rubber soles are designed for outdoor party and play. 

"Cooper" for boys- See what’s so super about this rockin’ Cooper. Classic styling, incredible fit and outstanding performance, that’s what this awesome trainer brings to the table
 
You can purchase these 2 styles and MANY more here

Pout-Pout Fish Doll

Pout-Pout Fish thinks he's destined to be glum. But is he really? When an unexpected friend does an unexpected thing, suddenly his pouty frown turns upside down.
Soft and cute as can be, the Pout-Pout Fish Doll is a cheerful and happy playmate that will make every day a little brighter. Surface wash only.
From the bestselling picture books and early readers written by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna.
You can purchase this here for $16.00

Pete the Cat Doll

The world's coolest feline.
New! Carry your supplies in style with the new Pete the Cat Pencil Case, safe for ages 3 and up.
New! With the Pete the Cat Pillow, you can lie back with the world's most laid-back kitty. Decorate your room or snuggle up with this super soft pillow that evokes Pete's mellow attitude and groovy style. Safe for ages 3 and up.
Our Pete Doll has big feet, floppy legs, a wry smile, and a big heart. He's pillow-soft and snuggly, ready to cuddle up, stroll through town, or swing around and sing a song. The Giant Pete Doll has all that and more! The Christmas Pete is all set for the holiday with his jaunty Santa hat. And the Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Hand Puppet helps you and Pete stay cool even when things don't go your way. And don't forget the Backpack Pull!
The Pete dolls are safe for all ages; Pillow and Pencil case safe for ages 3 and up. All surface wash only.
You can purchase this here for $16.00



CAT PAWS are wildly fun and purrrfect for everyone! Creep out co-workers, amuse cat lovers and STUPEFY cats themselves with the amazing, bizarre, wonderful and super fun CAT PAW!  Cat Paw features 4 different cat styles to choose from. Each Cat Paw includes 2 realistic sounds and an awesome clawing action! Simply pull the trigger on the handle to activate sound and movement. Once you see one, you have to have them all! Cat Paw is sure to be the life of any party, fill an ordinary day with extraordinary moments, strike up conversations with just about anyone, and guaranteed to deliver endless joy to everyone, even your beloved four-legged family members! Available at Kmart. Toys "R" Us and Amazon NOW. Ages 0-100, SRP $9.99  - Twitter - @mycatpaw - #CatPaw - Please LIKE us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mycatpaw
The Spanish Collection is our newest collection of Stork Babies due to be released in early October 2013. They all come with Spanish names, places of origin and empowering sayings for little children. They are all deliciously cute. The girls are wrapped in soft dresses and the boys are wearing Spanish hats.
The Spanish Stork Babies come in 8 different styles. 
You can purchase Stork Babies here for about $7.99 each. 
 

Wicked Cool Toys is rockin' and a rollin' with excitement to introduce VRÜM Ride-On Storage, their new licensed character based ride-on portable storage for kids and is pa ked with 3 in 1 features: Pack, Ride and Play for Fall 2014. The VRUM product line will feature today's top kids brands to inc lude Spiderman, Ironman, DC Comics Batman, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Disney Princesses.  Each ride-on storage character is 18"W X 8"D X 12"H, has a dual purpose pull/carrying strap, a handle-bar for comfort and support, is safe and fun to ride, and perfect for being on the go. Kids will love taking their favorite VRÜM Ride-On Storage friends with them everywhere they go, and parents will appreciate the entire package of convenience! Available NOW at Target.com, ToyRUs.com, Amazon.com, Ebags.com, Overstock.com, and Wayfair.com.  Ages 3+, SRP $49.99 - 
Here is the Sizzle of VRUM in Action: http://govrum.com/

Crashlings
For Spring 2014, Wicked Cool Toys is galaxtatic to bring Crashlings, a proprietary, TV promoted boys’ collectible product line of Mutant Meteors from Outer Space to Earth!  Crashlings are one-inch collectible figures that are packed and travel inside a rubber-flex meteor.  Each meteor has the power to blast over 5 feet into the air! Series 1 includes over 150 Crashlings to collect with special rares, ultra rares and retired editions. Crashlings come in five different breeds  (Aliens, Insects, Underwater, Dinosaurs, and Monsters), and kids will be skyrocketed into another dimension as they collect them all! The Crashlings comprehensive product line features a variety of figure packs (single packs, four packs, and ten packs), play sets, and a space ship. In addition, Crashlings includes National TV Campaigns which will run throughout 2014 where Crashlings are riding high and creating mischief in every new galaxy. Available at Toys "R" Us and Amazon.com. Ages 5+, SRP: $1.99 - $19.99

The Kid's Hale by Muck Boots, will keep them comfy and dry, no matter what they get into.  Even if you can't keep up with them, their Muck Boots will.
  • The stretch-fit topline binding is snug around the calf to keep warm air in and cold air out
  • Fully insulated with 4mm NEOPRENE. This provides the optimal warmth, comfort, and waterproofing that you expect from a Muck Boot.
  • The PK Mesh lining allows for breathability
  • The Diamond tread self-cleaning outsole wraps the entire perimeter for maximum protection and stability that doesn't track mud!

You can purchase these here for $64.95.




This holiday season, give kids the gift of a private concert… in their mouth!  Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes is the perfect stocking stuffer that provides fun "music in your mouth" technology to gets kids excited about brushing for a full two minutes.
This exciting line of toothbrushes features hit songs that kids will love, including chart-topping singles from: 
  • One Direction
  • Rihanna 
  • Selena Gomez
  • Cody Simpson and more!

Click here to learn more about the entire line of Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes brushes.  New to the collection is Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes Jr. for younger kids (ages 3+) to help them learn proper oral care habits from the start!

You can purchase these at Walmart for about $7.97 




Reality Shock! is the 2015 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike.

Reality Shock! Is filled with more of the amazing facts, unbelievable stories and extraordinary photography that makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so popular. Read all about the amazing things that people all over the world have done- from insane stunts to crazy traditions.  Take a closer look at the extraordinary images nature produces, such as mutated animals and amazingly impossible vistas. Crystal clear photography paired with zany stories, amazing facts and figures that are undeniably true but incredibly hard to believe will make this book a must have for every household. 
You can purchase this book here for about $15.00



From Silver Dolphin Books! Create a colorful world with this new Crayola drawing workshop!  Packed with more than 15 fun projects that encourage kids to get creative, Crayola Color Workshop: Drawing makes drawing fun and easy! This delightful new kit comes with everything kids need to get started: a 32-page book, a 16-page sketchpad, 16 Crayola Metallic Crayons, 8 Crayola Regular Crayons, and ruler. Add details to turn a simple drawing into a cute animal, draw funny faces, design a colorful night sky, get some monkeys ready for a party, and much more! Ideal for ages 5 and up, Crayola Color Workshop: Drawing provides hours of fun and a foundation for understanding art. 
You can purchase this book here for $16.95.




From Silver Dolphin Books! Tap into your creativity and paint a colorful world with Crayola Color Workshop: Painting! Kids can get creative with more than 15 fun projects, including exploring ways of using color by painting a flying carpet or creating a cool or warm ocean by painting it different shades of blue. With a 32-page book, 16-page sketchpad, 18-ct Washable Crayola Kids' Paint, 1 Crayola Paintbrush, paint-mixing tray, and 2 sponges, Crayola Color Workshop: Painting provides hours of fun and great foundation for young Picassos in your life. 
You can purchase this book here for $16.95. 

This was the HIT of a crafting party we had recently with some other kids, older and young, all enjoyed it!
From Silver Dolphin Books! Turn any rock into a one-of-a-kind creation by painting, coloring, and embellishing pieces of nature to make something fun! Easy-to-follow instructions teach kids how to make all kinds of cool creations, including animals like frogs and ladybugs, or colorful rock displays using the letters of their name. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there! Thanks to their imaginations, there’s no limit to what kids can create. With a 48-page book, 18-ct Washable Crayola Kids’ Paint, 5 Crayola Glitter Glue Tubes, 1 Crayola Paintbrush, 10 Pom-Poms, and 1 Paint Palette, this fun kit comes with all the art supplies kids need to get started, and with more than 15 cool rock projects, Crayola Artist Studio: Rock Painting will provide hours of fun and a foundation for artistic expression.
You can purchase this book here for $21.95. 

A perfect stocking stuffer!
It's Christmas time in Tickety Town, and Tommy & Tallulah are determined to make every merry second count! In this all-new collection of adventures including the Christmas Present Time Special the twins find a new way to make snow, build a giant igloo, roll the biggest snowball ever, and even help Santa fix his sleigh in time for Christmas Eve! But when their escapades get out of hand, friends like McCoggins, Pufferty, Madame Au Lait and Tooteroo will help them make things right. It's time to chime in these exciting winter-themed episodes from the Nick Jr. preschool hit! 
You can purchase this DVD here for $12.73




Such a great stocking stuffer for the kids!
Who is the strongest and most dependable construction crew in Chuggington?  The Chuggineers!  In this special collection of hard-working adventures plus train loads of free bonus features! Brewster joins Chuggineers Zack, Fletch and Tyne to build tracks, bridges and tunnels, make repairs, haul heavy loads and more!  Featuring new wagons and machines -- like the huge yellow Mega Chug Crane -- and new friends -- including Payce, the tunnel runner from Tootington, and Cormac, the cheeky forklift engine -- Wilson, Brewster, Koko, and your own little trainee will discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork!
You can purchase this DVD here for $12.73



The All Terrain Buggy Racer. 
This is the pedal racer that gives young drivers a taste of off-roading while on neighborhood excursions. Made by Kettler, Germany’s premier maker of ride-on vehicles, the buggy’s durable powder-coated tubular steel frame and 9 1/2" Diam. x 4" W rubber-clad plastic tires let racers pedal up and down mild grades or across a lawn or beach. The buggy places a driver only 12" off the ground, providing a low center of gravity that offers superior stability and enables hairpin turns. The sporty steering wheel provides responsive control, and a dual-wheel rear brake operated with a hand lever quickly brings the vehicle to a sure stop. A freewheel lever disengages the drive train for coasting or a helpful push. The chain is fully enclosed, keeping clothes free from grease or dirt, and a molded seat adjusts without tools to three positions for optimal comfort. Supports up to 150 lbs. Assembly required. Ages 5-9. 24" H x 25" W x 47" L. (38 lbs.)
You can purchase this here for $269.95.



Rilakkuma (meaning relaxed bear) is a Japanese lifestyle brand consisting of 3 characters- Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori. This brand has been a staple item in Japan for the past 10 years. Part of what made it so successful is that so much is left up to interpretation. Some people believe it’s a bear, while others believe it’s a person in a costume. It’s left up to the imagination. These lovable characters come in plush, accessories and kigurumis (onesies).
Age: No age restriction
MSRP: $8.99 to $199.99
You can purchase this here for $27.40 


Tech 4 Kids- Rumble Fists and Spar Bag. Enter the ring and get ready to dominate with the new WWE Rumble Fists & Spar Bag!  The oversized soft play John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and the Rock fists come with motion activated sound effects for realistic action and fun. Prepare for the fight with your very own Spar Bag. Complete with a full size John Cena graphic and a water filled base, kids can train with the best to become the wrestler! Each sold separately.
 



You can purchase the Spar Bag here and the Rumble Fists here



Zuru- My Magical Mermaid

With the latest aquatic and micro-robotic technology, simply drop your Mermaid into water and watch her burst to life, she’ll spiral and dance with beauty and grace! Watch as she swims in multiple directions while the colour changing LED light illuminates her enchanting environment. Collect all four amazing Mermaids and begin the underwater adventure together!
You can purchase this here for $9.99

 
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Calendar contains 12 child-friendly yoga postures to practice each month of the year. Using the alphabet, rhyming vignettes and colorful illustrations, each pose delightfully promotes flexibility and coordination, while encouraging children to incorporate a healthy activity into their daily lives. The health benefits of yoga are unquestionable, a few of which include: improved mental focus, enhanced discipline, physical fitness, better circulation, improved breathing, improved posture and reduced physical and mental stress. Yoga for kids nourishes the mind, body, and spirit and paves the way for a life-long tradition of health and fitness. You can purchase is here for $14.75. 


This book has done WONDERS for our stretching and relaxing! I use it every morning after breakfast and it's great!




The ABCs of Yoga for Kids uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. Each of the fifty-six different poses featured in the book delightfully promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Yoga is a noncompetitive form of exercise, suitable for children (and adults) of all ages and athletic abilities. Any activity for young children is important because the nation, including our youth, is under siege by obesity, stress, and diseases like diabetes, which stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Yoga for young kids will create good habits and a foundation for well-being. Children have a lot of fun learning new positions, new letters, and new ideas. This book will delight and bring joy to the early yoga practitioner. You can purchase it here for $14.75.





Just imagine, create and play! Building your our creations takes a new dimension with this Starter Set assortment of Snapo building blocks that SNAP together in all directions for fun, fast, creative building! More than80 pieces in Red, Green, Black, Pink, Yellow and Blue color combination. Snapo blocks give you endless possibilities to build sideways, and you can change design on the go because they rotate and slide. Did you ever want constructions that extend in different levels? Do you like to build round top shapes? Do you like to change direction placing your blocks upside-down? With Snapo blocks now you can! Imagine it... and just play! To make it lot more fun, there are plenty of different shape pieces: wheels, propellers, axles, ball-connectors, flat top pieces, a Snapo-boy or Snapo-girl with various accessories to change their look. Each set includes pictures with suggestions of some creations that can be made with the content. From racing cars, to animals, airplanes, robots, buildings, space shuttles.... and plenty more when you mix various sets.
You can purchase many different Snapo sets at Amazon or here



I love this idea for toddlers! So many parents don't want toy gifts, and this is a great idea!
okiedog’s latest edition to our diaper bag portfolio are children bags. With innovative ideas and new bag styles we want to more bring fun into kids’ lives. We cater for ages 2-6 years old and have children’s different needs in mind. Our design language ranges from cute animal characters for the very young ones to bold and bright colours for older kids.

okiedog children bags are designed with love. They comply with all safety standards, have high quality and are made from very durable materials. As all our okiedog bags, our children bags are PVC-, Phthalate- AZO- and BPA-free.
- See more at: http://okiedog.us/trolley/299-wildpack-trolley-dragon-4897024084903.html#sthash.W4tcZIuX.dpuf

 
Wildpack rolling luggage - DRAGON The Wildpack rolling luggage is a loveable 3D bag with an adorable face and plush wings designed to delight and entertain toddlers aged 2-4 years old. Match backpack, trolley, lunch bag and suitcase for a fun, family look. Wildpack bags are water repellent easy to clean and very light weight. Due to their soft shell and their 3D shape they are truly a new breed amongst all other animal bags. The Wildpack bags are PVC-, Phthalate- AZO- and BPA-free.
Wildpack are 6 loveable animals with adorable faces and plush ears designed to delight and entertain toddlers aged 2-4 years old. Match backpack, trolley, lunch bag and suitcase fora fun, family look. Wildpack bags are water resistant, easy to clean and very light weight. Due to their soft shell and their 3D shape they are truly a new breed amongst all other animal bags.
You can purchase this and other styles for boys and girls here, for $34.99 and if you use code "7kids20" you will save 20% on your order! Code is good through 12/31/14.



Great gift for a mom with a new baby!
For Baby: Wash & Shampoo, 8 fl. oz. (236mL), Daily moisture lotion, 8 fl. oz. (226g), Calming Comfort Bath, 8 fl. oz. (236mL). For Mommy: Stress Relief Body Wash, 12 fl. oz. (354mL), Free Reusable Canvas Box. The Aveeno Baby Solutions Gift Set includes key products for helping take care of your new baby's skin with special bonus for you! These Aveeno Baby products contain natural oat and are formulated to naturally nourish your baby's skin. Your Gift Includes: Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo This tear free, hypoallergenic wash and shampoo cleanses your baby's skin without drying. Gentle enough to use every day, your baby will be squeaky clean and ready for playtime, bedtime and everything in between. Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion. This nourishing moisturizer soothes and helps relieve your baby's delicate, dry skin. Clinically proven to moisturizer for 24 hours, this hypoallergenic and fragrance free lotion can be used daily to help keep baby's sensitive skin soft, smooth and healthy looking. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Bath This tear free cleanser contains scents of lavender and vanilla to help calm baby before bedtime. Combine with a warm bath to naturally relax your baby so that she can sleep more restful. Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash This unique formula, which combines natural colloidal oatmeal with scents of lavender, essential chamomile and ylang ylang oils, helps moisturize and soothes skin. It's soap free and dye free so it's gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.
You can purchase this gift basket here for $25.38. 
 






The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards are the perfect companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids book by Teresa Anne Power. These fifty-six flashcards contain the colorful illustrations from the book, along with the corresponding letters of the alphabet and the yoga postures they represent. It's perfect for not only learning yoga, but the alphabet as well. Each pose delightfully promotes flexibility and coordination while encouraging kids to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. You can purchase it here for $17.95. 



 

TipSee is a balancing robot friend loaded with games and activities for kids. Drive him around with his remote controller, or place him on his included cylinder and watch him balance as he cruises around. Also, inside the cylinder are multiple robotic parts! Stack these on his arms and watch him not only balance on his cylinder, but also balance the pieces you place on his arms!  
You can purchase this here for $49.99. 




The Juggle Bubble kit includes a bubble blower, bubble tray, unique bubble solution and a pair of magic gloves to juggle and pass each bubble.  Simple to use, the activity kit requires you to dip wide end of the Bubble Blower into the special solution, blow into the blower to create the bubble and then toss the bubble around or let it bounce off of your or your child’s hands with the Juggle Bubbles magic gloves. The bubble solution will provide hours of entertainment for your children, inside or out.
You can purchase this here for about $10.99. 




From the award-winning author of the Starlet Series, comes Starlet's Man, a story about a boy becoming a man amidst the mixed-messages in Hollywood culture. Similar to Nicholas Sparks' A Walk to Remember, discover why the Starlet Series took Gold and Silver medals in the Readers' Favorite 2014 International Book Awards. 
Lights. Cameras. Lies. High school student athlete, Manny Biro, is caught between the boy he should be and the man he wants to become.
Everyone around him accepts the Hollywood life. He doesn't. Manny wants no part of acting. On the surface, his childhood best friends seem to have it all: money, power, success. Between the lines, they are all confused. Alan is a messed up want-to-be director focused on pushing scenes to their sexy potential. Beth is an athlete driven to escape from a dark past. Janet is Manny's kid sister caught up in fashion and trends. And Marie is a lonely actress exhausted by the culture that makes everyone's favorite stories.

What is the price of fame for all the characters? Conflicts and truths will unfold in this thought-provoking installment of Carla Hanna's young adult Starlet Series, Starlet's Man.
You can purchase Starlet's Man here







Shark Skinz Disposable Flasks appeal to a wide variety of people with different intended purposes for the flask. Just about any kind of cold liquid can go into these flasks. Great for sporting events, concerts, tailgating, beach, camping, boating, hunting, golf, and many more activities.

Sponge Bob
  • Shark skinz is reusable
  • Shark skinz is durable
  • Collapsible
  • Completely undetectable no metal parts
  • Lightweight
You can purchase these on Amazon here for $12.99 for a set of 3. 




The Marshmallow Snap Dragon is a new twist on an old favorite. It may be small but it packs a big launch. Simply load a single mini marshmallow into the Snap Dragon pouch, pull back, aim, and Launch marshmallows thirty plus feet. The Marshmallow Snap Dragon also contains storage inside the handle, so you can store your mini marshmallow ammo when you are on the move.
You can purchase this here for $9.95. 
 


This is such a great USEFUL gift! I love gifts for kids that serve more than one purpose :)
Seat Pets are seat belt attachments that provide comfort and support to your child’s neck and head. Each Seat Pet has three pockets, one that's a zippered pocket and one zippered compartment designed to store all of the things that kids want and need when they’re in the car – from MP3 players and hand-held games to toys and snacks, even an eight-ounce water bottle. Seat Pets are 21" long and are made of high-quality machine-washable material.
You can purchase a Seat Pet here for $19.99. 




 
MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
The kit will include everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable

Alligator Clip two objects to the MaKey MaKey board. For example, you and a banana.

When you touch the banana, you make a connection, and MaKey MaKey sends the computer a keyboard message. The computer just thinks MaKey MaKey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). Therefore it works with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.




You can purchase MaKey MaKey here for about $49.99. 




Moshling Rescue is the next evolution of Match-3 gameplay, combining a variety of unique gameplay modes with a character-driven narrative and a unique collection mechanic, to provide hours of enjoyment for an older audience. With fun yet challenging gameplay, players must match the gummies to rescue the Moshlings as they explore hundreds of adventure-packed levels. When the going gets tough, players can purchase boosts and extra lives to enhance their entertainment.

You can download Moshling Rescue in the AppStore or in the PlayStore.

 


The Shave Well Locker Mirror is the unbreakable locker mirror solution. The same clear undistorted reflection that has made The Shave Well Company the #1 unbreakable shower mirror sold on amazon.com. The adhesive hook sticks on any locker surface. As the Shave Well Locker Mirror is removable, you can see yourself from all angles as you check make-up and hair in-between classes.
You can purchase this here for $9.99

 

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5 comments:

  1. The all terrain buggy racer is pretty awesome!

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  2. I like the Martin Smart Watch for the men's gift

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  3. For the women's gifts, I think the Muck Boots are really cool!

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  4. The Creative Home Marble Double Diners would be great for our cat from the pet's guide.

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