Friday, February 26, 2010

For the Yet Unborn Kiddos - Prenatal Music Belt!

Okay, technically this IS something for kids - but it's for kids who are not yet born!  Wear this comfy belt and plug in your iPod or iPhone and play music to your baby in the womb!

Playing music to your baby in the womb is nothing new, but stretching a headset across your belly is clumsy and difficult.  You could stand with your belly next to a stereo speaker, but that's not exactly comfortable.

The Lullabelly can be worn at home or on the go - it's completely hands-free!  Just plug in your player and your baby can instantly start enjoying the benefits of prenatal music.  The Lullabelly speaker generates a safe decibel level similar to that of a normal conversation.  For added safety, it has a built-in volume control dial, so regardless of the music player being used, the expectant mother can separately control the volume of the music to her baby.  This product would make a great gift for any expectant mom!

Free Personalized Easter Bunny Coloring Pages

Free Personalized Easter Bunny Coloring PageSend your child a one-of-a-kind gift this Easter with a personalized letter signed by the Easter Bunny!  Order now in time for Easter.  Click the link to the left to get a free personalized Easter Bunny coloring page (no purchase necessary!) and while you're there, you can place an order for a personalized letter for your child - order now to receive it on time!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Don't Rock the Roost!

This game seems to be all the rage lately and it does look fun! 

In ChickyBoom, players earn points by plucking colorful wooden chickens, hay bales, and wagon wheels from a teetering perch.  When the roost finally topples, the player with the most points wins.

The recommended age group for this game is 4 to 8.  Amazon has it at a great price!  This game is going on my list for sure - uh, oh I mean my kids' list, of course!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Toy Cash Registers - Let's Go Shopping!

Kids love money - Ha!  Don't we all?!  Kids also love to pretend to do grown-up things, such as go shopping for groceries and such.  My daughters have had a couple of different toy cash registers, but none have compared to this one by Learning Resources.  Learning Resources makes some of my all-time favorite toys; most are as education as they are fun for the kids.

This one is a toy cash register with conveyor belt of sorts - it's not exactly a belt, but more of a built-in "scanner" with sound effects.  The money it comes with is very realistic and true to size.  It also includes a plastic coupon and credit card; there's even a slot to slide the credit card through!  The register has a scale and a coin slot that identifies both real and pretend coins!  This truly is a great teaching register with lots of learning activities.  My daughters play with theirs on a daily basis and although they are too young to learn much math skills, this toy is perfect for their pretend play and they can grow into the more advanced teching activities it provides.  Overall, a very well made product!

For Kids Who Love to Cook with Mommy (or Daddy!)

Paula Deen's My First Cookbook
Paula Deen 19-Piece Kids Baking SetThis sweet baking set for kids includes real cooking tools sized just right for little hands.  This 19-piece Paula Dean Baking Set has everything your little baker needs to help in the kitchen.  Better yet, it's all contained together in a box. Kids love to emulate what their parents do and taking advantage of that by letting them help you cook will help your child learn some skills in the kitchen that can be valuable later in life.  Pair this baking set with Paula Deen's My First Cookbook and you have yourself a great gift for any wannabe chef (child, that is)!

Let's All Be Action Heroes!

Reversible RED Superman Batman Superhero Cape Costume with Mask
Reversible Supergirl Batgirl Superhero Pink Cape Costume with MaskAfter writing the last post about my girls running around the house in their super-hero capes, I had to post these great capes for boys and girls alike.  These are reversible, with batman on one side and superman on the other.  They have velco closures for safety (the ones with ties make me nervous).

My girls LOVE pretending they are superheros - they run around with their capes, hands on hips, and they ask me in deep voices "What seems to be the problem?" ... and they then go tackle the problems for me, it's quite fun!  A superhero cape would make a great gift as it provides loads of entertainment and doesn't take up much room doing it (or storing it when not in use)!

Oh, by the way, click on the pictures to purchase.

Barbie Films

Barbie and the Three Musketeers in the most recent of the Barbie films and a big hit as far as my daughters are concerned - as evidenced by the fact that they are constantly running around the house in their super-hero capes screaming "All for one and one for all!"

Although I don't know any boys who have seen this movie, I can't see how little boys alike wouldn't enjoy this movie.

I have found that all of the Barbie films are extremely entertaining and my favorite part, by far, is the music - they all have wonderful, and catchy, music.  You'll find yourself humming the tunes in your head all day long!

Let Them Hop!

I think every child should have one of these.  It's not only fun to bounce around on, but it gets kids moving and they exercise without even realizing it!  It helps kids with their balance and coordination, too.  My girls each have one of these and we keep it in the house - they bounce all over and have a blast.  Each one has a built-in handle grip for safety.  They're available in different colors and in a couple of different sizes.  The one pictured here is clear with different colored stars all around; this is the one my girls have.

Bouncing has many health benefits for kids and adults alike, such as improving the immune system.  If you want to learn more, read about the benefits of bouncing/rebounding here.

This would make a great gift from grandparents!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Playhut Fun!

This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse playhut is super adorable and, perhaps even more important, super easy to set up - just twist open and it instantly pops up!  Twist and fold to store flat when you want it out of the way. 

This playhut has a crawl-through tunnel port and lights around the "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" sign (you'll have to provide your own 2 AA batteries for the lights).  It's rated for ages 3 and up, but I think smaller ones - perhaps 1.5 -2 - will get a kick out of it, too! 

My kids have a similar play tent and they love to have tea parties inside of it, or play hide and seek, or just about any kind of pretend play fun!