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Age Range: 4 and up
Beach Bones allows kids to create a giant T-Rex with sand and water.
-- This set was listed as a Dr. Toy?s Best Vacation Toy in 2002.
-- This set has sold out of stock on Growingtreetoys.com (02/18/05).
-- Parents like the fact that this toy is versatile, since it works with snow as well (or even Jell-O!)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3252 (added 3/18/2005)
Age Range: 1 to 2
The 3-piece puzzle measures 10-1/4"W x 9"H and has pegs that are easily grasped by little hands.? Kathie Dockstader, buyer for Top Ten Toys in Seattle, Wash., says that all of Small World Toys´ puzzles sell well, especially those with farm animals.
? Jo Ann Barrett, owner of White Rabbit Toys in Ann Arbor, Mich., said "these do extremely well."
? Romalda Allsup, buyer for Terra Toys in Austin, Texas, explained that this sells well because it is the first in a line of puzzles that grow with the child, going up to 40 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3955 (added 7/15/2005)
Age Range: 1 and up
What?s a bath without a rubber ducky? This classic model floats upright to watch over babies of all ages in their tubs. He?s nontoxic and washable?in case he gets dirty while kids are getting clean.?Rubber duckies are always a favorite at World of Toys in Reno, Nev., said assistant manager Jesse Ray Wabel.
?Zittles in New York City sells various sized duckies for the bath, including an 8? megaduck, said assistant manager Neil Ramyad.
?A gaggle of ducky fans will be found at the Rubber Duck Collector?s Convention ?Duckfest 2005? on Saturday, August 20, 2005 in Irvine, Calif., proving that the product spans generations.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3965 (added 7/15/2005)
This industrious farmer is heading to town, towing his trailer and cow behind him. When kids push the seated farmer down the engine revs, lights go on, horn sounds and tractor moves. The tractor features realistic brake lights, a flashing headlight and a horn that beeps! Its soft rubber tires turn and do not scratch floors. Farmer and cow figures are removable with swiveling heads and limbs that make a fun “clicking” sound. The set is created from durable, brilliantly colored plastic.
— Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys, Games & Books, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla., told TDmonthly in an April 2013 survey that “Anything Tolo" sells well for toddlers, especially the First Friends vehicles. "Kids love chasing them and listening to them. They're very sturdy.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4258 (added 8/23/2005)
This plastic camera makes a clicking sound when kids snap a photo, and has two buttons that prompt kids to say ?cheese? and to ?smile.?
? ?I would order it more often if we didn?t have to place large orders all at one time,? said Jessica Thompson, manager of the Learning Express in Baton Rouge. She orders about 12 cameras a month.
? According to Stacy Pyles, sales associate at Toy Factory in Jacksonville, Fl., it does pretty well in her store, too.
? This item sold out at U Silly Goose?s online store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4380 (added 8/31/2005)
This puzzle consists of two blocks, one with the front halves and one with the rear halves of farm animals depicted on them. When the two halves are matched up correctly, the animal makes an appropriate sound.
? According to Brent Barker, sales associate at Terra Toys in Austin, Texas, these blocks are the best-selling of the talking toys in his store. While the blocks come in a variety of versions, the animal version sells the best.
? Michelle Burns, supervisor at Grandrabbit?s Toy Shoppe in Boulder, Colo., said the product sells very well at the store because ?it?s not a complicated process. Kids get instant gratification.?
? These blocks can be used as educational tools to help children develop critical thinking skills and enhance hand-eye coordination.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4382 (added 8/31/2005)
This fantastic medieval castle features a working drawbridge to keep the enemy out, moveable towers, walls and staircases to create unique castle configurations. The solid wood construction lasts a lifetime, and play figures are also available for Ryan’s Room sets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4386 (added 8/31/2005)
Lift the anchor, raise the Jolly Roger and set sail for fun. The set includes a pirate ship, three pirate figures, two cannons, an anchor, a ship´s wheel, three sails, two flags, two rope riggings and an extendable plank. Assembly is easy for adults.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4388 (added 8/31/2005)
This interactive, musical activity book plays five popular sing-along songs and includes song lyrics and surprise activities on every soft, padded page. It includes the songs "Five Little Monkeys," "The Wheels on the Bus," "The Eensy Weensy Spider," "Old MacDonald" and "The ABC´s Song." Kids simply push the note at the top of the page to hear full songs, or they can play one verse at a time from selected songs by touching interactive "hot spots" on each page. Parents can read and sing along with baby, while encouraging discovery and manipulative play through fun activities ? such as opening doors and sliding pieces ? on each page. It teaches pre-reading and memory skills, as well as cause and effect.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4793 (added 9/23/2005)
This sturdy, radio-like box comes with five colorful, sensor-controlled blocks and a memory cartridge. Little ones have fun placing the blocks into the box, hearing snippets of Mozart songs as the blocks are placed in the square seats. Switching around the blocks creates new songs.
― “I sell a lot of Music Blocks because I love them to pieces,” Wendy Bricht, owner of Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts, and Balloons in Frazier Park, Calif., told TDmonthly in spring 2010.
― During a March 2010 survey of 39 specialty retailers, two named Neurosmith as their top brand of infant and toddler products.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5242 (added 10/27/2005)
Kids will get a kick out of pushing their friends around. They push the First Friend down in the seat to hear the car start and the horn honk. The car chassis moves up and down as car drives forward. When the car comes to a stop, the brake lights flash and First Friend giggles. When kids press the horn, the lights flash. The movable wheels are soft and durable. First Friend included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5609 (added 11/21/2005)
This plush toy puts classical music at a baby's fingertips. This huggable, plush activity toy plays beautiful classical music, while sparkling lights flash. It features four musical compositions, activated by a simple touch, and can also be used in a long-play lullaby mode. Fun tactile activities include a crinkle, squeak, beads and teether. It is a versatile crib, floor or take-along toy with high-quality sound. “I really like the Sunshine Symphony by Neurosmith,” Manager Jane Worm of Crackerjacks, Inc. in Easton, Md., told TDmonthly when asked about 2006 holiday best sellers. It's a good value and makes a nice baby gift, seconded Michael Ziegenhagen, owner of Playmatters in Cleveland.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5615 (added 11/21/2005)
Available in red, pink or blue, more than 10 million of these classic balls have been sold. Once inflated, they measure 9” in diameter. “You blow these up with a straw and bounce them on the carpeting and grass,” said Ricki Block, owner of Ariel’s Child in New Windsor, N.Y.
— “I do sell a lot of Gertie Balls to people doing physical therapy. Gertie balls are by far number one,” commented Gage Brownell, manager at Belmont Toys in Belmont, Mass.
— “A lot of Gertie Balls. They’re great. They travel well. Kids like the texture,” seconded Karen Williams-Fox, manager of Woodbury Mountain Toys in Montpelier, Vt.
— Lisa Orman, public relations rep for Small World Toys, explained to TDmonthly, “Gertie balls have a unique, slightly sticky surface that makes them extra easy to throw and catch — even for the youngest kids. Because Gertie balls are light and soft, they can be used for both indoor and outdoor play. It is also the only ball that travels small: Deflate for easy packing, then re-inflate quickly with the included straw.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5791 (added 12/7/2005)
This snuggle-soft musical lamb plays “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and its tummy twinkles with soft blinky lights when its hand is squeezed. IQ Baby details such as high-quality embroidery and colorful, iridescent fabric details ensure a sweet experience for Baby and Mom. Separately available are a Bunny and Puppy. All three have a washable surface. 3-AA batteries are included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6788 (added 2/1/2006)
Eric Carle's whimsical caterpillar is a childhood favorite, and this cuddly, licensed plush toy is full of surprises: 10 pockets each contain a different fabric food object, securely tethered with an elastic cord ... objects crinkle, squeak, rattle and more! Bright colors, bold patterns and a variety of textures stimulate baby. The caterpillar is great for teaching cause and effect and developing manual dexterity. He’ll begin inching his way into stores in April 2006. It's suitable for ages 6 months and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7008 (added 2/24/2006)
Baby Sweet Sounds has 15 functions and sounds. This cute, realistic baby doll features 8 different sounds and 7 unique interactive functions for hours of role-playing fun. The doll feeds from a milk bottle, babbles, burps, laughs, tickles, has sleepy eyes and cries — with just a series of simple squeezes, pats and more. The baby doll comes with a washable outfit with easy-to-use fasteners, plus accessories. She teaches cause and effect, promotes social development and develops manual dexterity.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7317 (added 3/27/2006)
This soft activity set includes a take-along handle and activities to stimulate touch and vision and to encourage pretend play. It includes a baby-sized steering wheel, key and keyhole, squeezable horn and other features to keep baby occupied while on the move.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7502 (added 4/6/2006)
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7654 (added 4/21/2006)
Catchy sing-along songs teach toddlers all about shapes as they explore the many surprise features and textures of this giant block of fun. It’s plush with six different geometric-shaped flaps that hide secret pockets, surprise activities and various zippers, buttons and snaps. Each block includes six upbeat tunes and a peek-a-boo mirror. They teach shapes, colors and dress-me skills — it can even help babies age 6 months and up to stand.
— Breck Hewitt, co-owner of Dragon’s Toy Box in Seattle, finds that the “Neurosmith music blocks are always great.”
— Jana Rogers, a Syracuse, N.Y., mom, said, “My daughter started using it around 6 months. She used it to help her start pulling up and feeling all the different sides. By 9 months she was standing (with its help) and playing. She is almost 2 now and still loves it.”
— It was selected as one of the Top 10 Toys of the Year, as seen on The Today Show.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7666 (added 4/21/2006)
Kids can discover more than 400 fascinating facts about animals in the jungle. An interactive talking quiz map makes it fun for kids to learn about what these amazing creatures eat, live and do. It rewards correct answers and provides information on missed questions. It measures approximately 13" x 15" and requires three AA batteries (not included).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7673 (added 4/21/2006)
Everything a kid needs for pretend construction play! The 22-piece set includes a wrench, hammer, work-board, 4 nails, 4 nuts and bolts, pliers, screwdriver, drill plus 3 drill bits. The drill even makes a realistic drilling sound when it is used! Pieces store securely in the hard plastic carrying case with window, snap closures and convenient handle.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7839 (added 5/10/2006)
Kids can now create an American classic – the hamburger! This 8-piece plastic set includes all the fixin’s for the best burger ever: hamburger patty and bun, sliced tomato, sliced pickle, lettuce leaf, cheese slice and plastic knife. Each piece has Velcro on both sides for easy stacking. If kids take a look on the back of the box, they’ll learn fun facts about burgers plus be able to review the food pyramid.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7989 (added 5/24/2006)
Attach a hose to this sprinkler and kids will have to be fast to dodge the unpredictable spraying action. It’s a twisting, spraying typhoon that’ll keep everyone cool, and the grass green, all summer long. It’s new for 2006. “It’s done incredibly well,” Small World Toys president, Debra Fine, told TDmonthly. “It’s fun because it’s random and a lot of kids can play at once.”
— The Geyser Blast is a hit at Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, Texas, owner Terry Meyers told TDmonthly. “It’s got tubes so water goes all over the place.”
— As of 06/08/2011 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Sprays a lot of water in different directions; more fun than a regular sprinkler; great for watering the lawn. Cons: Does not work as well as advertised; boring; intended age group should be lowered.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8399 (added 6/27/2006)
Designed especially for younger children, this plastic play mat keeps kids amused, while a gentle, adjustable stream of water keeps them cool. Activities include whimsical, floating characters, a safe plastic mirror, three squirting fish and water spraying fountains. The pool attaches easily to any standard garden hose.
— “This is the one that parents get because it’s for the very young,” commented Terry Meyers, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, Texas. “It’s like a mini water park for little ones.”
— “When blown up, the sides are higher than the bottom, so it’s safe for kids 12 months and up,” Small World Toys president Debra Fine told TDmonthly. “The water only comes up about 1 to 1½ feet.”
— This product was launched in 2005 and has been selling well ever since, added Fine.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8400 (added 6/27/2006)
This spacious two-story dollhouse has a charming A-frame design and six large rooms. There’s easy access through the roof, sides and front sliding doors, so that little hands can reach in to play, and the upstairs balcony has two rows of colorful flowers. There’s lots of floor space, more room for fun… and a built-in handle for carrying.
— "I like the Ryan’s Room dollhouse sets by Small World," said Kristen Fennell, manager of Kids R Kids in West Roxbury, Mass.
— "We also do well with Ryan’s Room dollhouse by Small World," added Roger Lee, co-owner of Olney Toys in Olney, Md.
— Three of 51 retailers specifically cited the Ryan's Room dollhouses as favorite wooden toys in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8439 (added 6/29/2006)
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