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Age Range: 0 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Wooden Toys



This vibrant, wooden, bear stacker has 5 colorful discs and a playful bear head topped with embedded magnets for easy stacking and is suitable for kids 9 months and up. Stacker is painted with a non-toxic finish, and also features a wobble base for an added element of fun. Launch date: 2012.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34508      (added 6/26/2012)
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MSRP: $38.80
Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: United States
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys
American-Made



The Un-block is a system of interlocking blocks and connectors that stimulates both the left and the right sides of the brain simultaneously, improves gross motor skills, and challenges the pathways through which the mind relays information. Made of Ash Wood, kids can build anything they can imagine. "The Un-Block has a system of interlocking blocks and connectors that resist falling apart even when your masterpiece is knocked over, unlike ordinary building blocks that will fall apart if moved the wrong way," Joe Azmani, CEO/President of Aha! Concepts LLC told TDmonthly. Launch number: 2011.
Awards: Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year 2012

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34452      (added 6/21/2012)
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MSRP: $89.95
Age Range: 3 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: Europe
SKU or Item #: BJT023
Gender: Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Rail Roads & Trains
Developmental Toys



Fairy Town Train Set: The land of railways and trains just got even more exciting. Enter a magical world of colorful cottages, bridges and trees, designed in a gorgeous princess themed purple and pink. This bright and cheerful wooden train set contains 75 pieces. An ideal first train set, it contains a chunky engine and three detailed royal carriages, which attach using a magnetic system – perfect for little hands to use. Can be used with any wooden railway system. "Compatible with existing wooden rail systems. The Fairy Town Train Set is among the few available train sets specifically designed for girls," Liza Grando, President of The Moss Tucker Group, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2012.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34235      (added 5/11/2012)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 2 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 715168
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Special Needs
Creative Activities



Made of safe, uniquely shaped, brightly colored and highly textured dense foam, this toy is designed for purposes beyond fun. Made for one or more players, it teaches agility and consequence while developing Fine/Gross Motor Skills, Reasoning, Logic, Hand-Eye Coordination, Socialization, Tactile Sensory Development, Color Matching and is an easy to grasp toy. Highly textured pieces make it easy for small hands, as well as Special Needs hands, to grip. As opposed to toys that ask players to retain balance while removing pieces, this is a stack and balance toy. Launch date: June 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34127      (added 4/24/2012)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 1 to 3
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: E0347
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys



Sit. Stand. Roll! Teach this silly dog some new tricks. Walk-A-Long Puppy is from the Early Explorers range of the Hape Collection.  Measuring 8.66”L x 3.54“W x 6.38”H, Walk-A-Long Puppy is age graded for children 12 Months +. The toy is beautifully crafted of FSC certified wood from sustainable forests and colored with safe water based paint. Launch date: July 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34007      (added 3/26/2012)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 0 to 6
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 7711
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Finally, a well-designed play mat that lasts through the developmental stages of your child!  Our play mats have been designed to cushion and delight babies during tummy time, entertain toddlers for play time, and encourage young learners of all ages to engage and explore.  Search for the hidden characters, count the creatures, sound out letters, or master the road rules: the only limit is their imagination. Reversible: engaging art on both sides; Water-resistant, wipes clean; Soft & cushiony ; Non-toxic. "The play mat lasts through multiple developmental stages of a child - from baby to kindergarten," Lea Janowicz, marketing director for Prince Lionheart, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33341      (added 12/15/2011)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 6025
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys
Educational



Build and roll this Construction Toolbox around like a vehicle. 5 projects included; kids can use their imagination to build anything. Includes 11 Geometric Shapes, 4 Wheels, 12 Screws, 10 Nuts, 1 Screwdriver, and 1 Wrench. This Toolbox also provides easy storage for all the pieces. Develops imagination, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and problem solving and fine motor skills. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. "Unique design - the attractive colors, unique features, super play value, learning elements and cute character of this toolbox draws kids attention and become their best friend in no time," David To from Biokido/Georgeous Products Inc. told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33296      (added 12/9/2011)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 2 to 5
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 9781601691392
Launch Date: July 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Developmental Toys
Educational



Ten sturdy earth-friendly boxes to stack, build and nest with early-learning concepts on each side. Learning letters, numbers, shapes, colors and baby animals has never been so fun and easy. It's a "Classic development toy made entirely from earth-friendly recycled materials," Rich Hill, director of marketing at innovativekids, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2011.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32394      (added 5/27/2011)
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These pushcarts are great for kids who are just learning how to walk. Kids can also use them to store and tote around their toys. Comes in blue or pink. Made in the USA of 100% post-industrial recycled wood residuals; non-toxic with ultra low odor paint, zero VOC.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32031      (added 3/29/2011)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 4 to 7
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: CF010
Launch Date: February 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Developmental Toys
Licensed Products



With the help of Clifford and his Friends, kids can twist the rings and match everyday items with their proper category. For example, line up the word "winter," and twist the rings to line up earmuffs, warm hat, scarf, gloves and snow boots. Helps develop logical thinking as well as motor skills.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31558      (added 1/25/2011)
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MSRP: $54.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 2029
Launch Date: February 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys
Educational



This high-quality, durable and easy-to-assemble Activity Table will engage children in hours of wholesome play. The exploring, learning and fun elements include shape sorting, stacking, hammer game, bead coaster and zigzag maze. Kids can develop problem-solving and fine-motor skills, as well as learn colors and shapes. It's been tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31379      (added 12/27/2010)
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MSRP: $69.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Made in: Europe
SKU or Item #: 3435
Launch Date: August 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys



These building blocks move into action with wheels and ball tracks. The 26-piece Basic Vehicle Pack includes blocks, clutches and clamps, and is designed to teach motor skills and basic physics principles. An instruction booklet is included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30687      (added 9/29/2010)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 3 to 6
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
SKU or Item #: ESC-8
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Educational
Developmental Toys



Giant, solid maple sorting cube with solid maple shapes to sort. 4 different sorting combinations from simple to complex. Large openings on each side for easy retrieval of shapes. Solid maple construction makes this sorting cube virtually indestructible.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30565      (added 9/14/2010)
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MSRP: $59.00
Age Range: 2 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China, United States
SKU or Item #: 29
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Creative Activities
Developmental Toys



Flower Feelings are emotions brought to life as a garden of eight adorable plush characters, each with a distinctive facial expression identifiable by the feeling name embroidered on the back. Accompanying the toy is a full-color booklet describing the individual traits of each emotion, along with playful questions and answers designed to help children recognize feelings in their own life. A sing-along CD about the Flower Feelings is included in the package, along with lesson plans for home or classroom. "The colorful and engaging plush allow children a tangible way to embrace their feelings while the activities and song included in the kit provide many ways to create a positive setting in which children can express their emotions," Ei Kids President Daniel Nix told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29220      (added 6/28/2010)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Developmental Toys



Alphabet Matcher challenges children to choose a letter and find the five corresponding images that begin with that letter. For example, select the letter “F” and find Fish, Foot, Frog, Flower and Flag. An answer guide is included. Alphabet Matcher engages skills ranging from logic to spelling. It contains three extra sets of rings, covering 24 letters and 120 images.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010; 2011 PAL (Play Advances Language) Award.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28444      (added 5/5/2010)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Developmental Toys
Animal Figures



Each box set contains 24 Reptangles in green, yellow, orange, red, purple and blue that can be snapped and slid together in more than 100 ways. The turtles connect at various angles and come with an activity book with 40+ puzzles to encourage kids to think about geometric concepts and design as they build.
Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28021      (added 4/15/2010)
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MSRP: $34.95
Age Range: 5 and up
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: 9903
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Developmental Toys



Party in a Box! includes everything a parent needs to throw a party for 8. Party in a Box! includes 24 of geometric Sandesigns, 14 tubes of vibrant colorfast sand, eight no-mess trays, eight frames and a tablecloth for quick and easy clean up. "We are very proud to say that all of our products are still 100% made in the USA," Kyna Pearson, ArtiSands office manager, told TDmonthly. Awards: Creative Child Magazine 2010 Top Toy of the Year Award
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27922      (added 4/8/2010)
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MSRP: $24.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys



This layered wooden puzzle teaches kids the stages of a frog's life, from egg to tadpole to juvenile and adult.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27666      (added 3/23/2010)
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MSRP: $24.00
Age Range: 2 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Developmental Toys
American-Made



Reducing fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions is part of the recipe for aspiring gourmets who use the Green Toys Chef Set. This classic collection of kitchen essentials is made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled plastic milk containers. Safe, non-toxic, BPA-free, and even meets FDA food contact standards. Dishwasher safe. The set includes a stock-pot with lid, skillet, ladle and spatula.
 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27665      (added 3/23/2010)
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Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



This push toy for toddlers features a plastic frame with a large, rolling Oball that features a ball inside. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27389      (added 2/26/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 1 to 4
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Plush



Bucky is a soft plush turtle that has 4 colored buckles down his tummy that unbuckle to reveil colored numbers 1-10. There are 6 colored shapes on his shell and down the middle of his shell is a zipper that unzippers to reveil a pouch. Kids can learn their colors, shapes, and numbers while still getting to play with the buckles they love. Can serve as a traveling toy as it can fit in a diaper bag and attach to almost anything. Machine washable.
Mass Hole Mommy found that her son was instantly captivated by the colors and tactile stimulation of Bucky. The turtle proved a safe way for her son to hone his fine motor skills. Christy of Is It Naptime Yet? reported that her son was just as captivated by Bucky, eschewing his other, fancier toys in favor of the plush turtle. Though Christy complained that some of the buckles were too difficult for her son, Mama Cheaps viewed the difficulty her daughter had with the same buckles as a challenge to be overcome with more practice.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27308      (added 2/22/2010)
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Age Range: 1 to 5
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Small Toy
Developmental Toys



When it comes to keeping the streets clean, Stanley is the best there is; his big rubbery brushes don’t miss a thing!  His driver Jason keeps him company as he cheerfully works the high street.  Push him along to see his brushes automatically rotating and spin the rubbish panels to sort the rubbish. The toy features automatic rotating rubber brushes, spin and match the rubbish panels and a removable driver. Launch date: January 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26858      (added 2/1/2010)
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Age Range: 1 to 5
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Small Toy
Developmental Toys



Alfie has been taking care of the animals on the safari for a long time and they all look forward to seeing him come along with food and clean water.  Alfie’s best friends are Ozzy the orangutan and Gilly the giraffe, who often catch a lift in the back of the truck.  He has a strong friction motor so that he can cover all the long distances and the feeding station twists around to change from water to food. This toy features a friction-powered truck with realistic engine noises, click and turn animal feeder, a removable driver and two wild animals. Launch date: January 2010.
 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26857      (added 2/1/2010)
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MSRP: $129.00
Age Range: 4 to 9
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Software
Developmental Toys



This interactive computer program features games and activities designed to help children practice articulation skills. It uses speech recognition technology that monitors children's speech into a headset; characters respond to their voice in various practice drills. It includes a Lesson Mode and Free Play Mode, and there are easy, medium and hard difficulty settings. The Home Version stores up to three player profiles, while the Professional Version accommodates up to 15.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26836      (added 1/29/2010)
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Kids can learn about colors, numbers, stacking and nesting with this set of wooden nesting boxes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26788      (added 1/27/2010)
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MSRP: $18.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational
Developmental Toys



Inspired by classic stringing bead toys, this innovative collection of 10 books in various shapes develops motor skills while introducing color, shape, and pattern in a wonderfully playful way. Children will have hours of fun reading this set as books, playing with them as blocks, or stringing them as beads. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26591      (added 1/7/2010)
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: 0 to 3
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Educational
Developmental Toys



Zatswho® is a set of six differently colored, sensory flashcards that work like flexible photo frames. The cards are soft, easy to hold, pliable, tactile and wipe clean, great for babies, toddlers and special needs children. Slip in a photo of your child’s faraway Grandma and they'll learn her face in minutes, keeping family connected. This interactive learning tool also helps to teach colors, shapes and more as the child goes from one developmental stage to the next. Zatswho® soft photo flashcards come in a little carrying tote, so it also makes a cute travel game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26442      (added 12/16/2009)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 1 to 5
SKU or Item #: 86009
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Pretend Play
Infant & Toddler



Ophélie hides in her chubby belly a large, cuddly egg in which her four chicks, all with different colors and featuring different sounds, are snuggled up warmly. Each chick gets into the egg through an opening of the corresponding color. Mother Ophélie is a hand puppet and the little chicks are finger puppets. A game encouraging mother-child role playing, recognition, matching colors, and awakening of the senses, Ophélie offers baby various discoveries. "Ophélie and her chicks is a toy that evolves in a way that accompanies the baby throughout his or her passage into early infancy. As the child grows, new play elements are revealed, making new activities possible," Alicia Célérier, assistant sales manager export for Lilliputiens, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2009. Watch Ophélie and Her Chicks: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25851      (added 10/29/2009)
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MSRP: $37.00
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 10326
Launch Date: August 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Preschool
Developmental Toys



Part play theater and part brainteaser, this forest exercises imagination and depth perception. Children can make up their own stories or use the cards; the challenge is to determine which animal is standing deeper in the forest. The "unique gift item inspires imaginative play as well as developing depth perception," Brooke Sherman, wholesale manager of Kid O Products, told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25688      (added 10/20/2009)
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Age Range: 0 to 1
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Four spinning pieces with a variety of bright colors,  textures and shapes draw baby’s eyes, ears and mouth to play with the Illumination Station. Like Sassy’s classic Fascination Station and Fishy Fascination Station, this toy can be mounted to a high chair tray or other flat surface with its sturdy suction-cup base. The moon ball glows from within when baby spins or shakes the Illumination Station.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25676      (added 10/20/2009)
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Age Range: 0 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler



Beginning Bites teethers inspire baby's sense of taste. A baby will have fun exploring the various textures and shapes while teething. Sold as a 2-pack.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25675      (added 10/20/2009)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 2 to 4
SKU or Item #: Turtle
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Educational



BuckleyTurtle has four buckles and a more complex configuration than other BuckleyBoos. He has a fully removable shell with a secret pocket in back to hide special treasures. "BuckleyBoos are a totally unique and fun way for toddlers to master essential developmental tasks," Emily Ross, CEO of BuckleyBoo LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25529      (added 10/5/2009)
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MSRP: $49.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
SKU or Item #: MOBILE
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Plush



The grow-and-go design of the BuckleyMobile extends the life of the purchase with a multi-stage product created to delight newborns and continue to engage them as toddlers. By integrating the BuckleyBoo Click Buddies into the product design, the mobile comes with four individual rattles/finger puppets that can be clipped onto any stroller, highchair or car seat so baby can take them on the go. The wind-up mobile plays Brahms' Lullaby, and the removable Click Buddies, which each have an internal rattle, buckle into the cloud canopy. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25528      (added 10/5/2009)
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MSRP: $49.99
Age Range: 0 to 4
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Stimulate your baby’s senses with the BuckleyBoo Crib-a-Roo, a wonderful, playful grow-and-go addition to your babies crib. The Crib-a-Roo comes with BuckleyRoo and a sleeping BabyRoo, a developmental duo that stimulates development and engages the senses.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25411      (added 9/24/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 2 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Suitable for children ages 18 months and up, the Color Roller spins to display the colors of the rainbow when pushed along the floor.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25322      (added 9/10/2009)
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MSRP: $27.99
Age Range: 0 to 2
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Eco-Friendly
Infant & Toddler



The 6” Busy Block has a chubby handle for little ones to hold as they explore the tug and teethe tags and Dandelion’s playful Swirly Stitches pattern. The soft textures, peek-a-boo crinkle flap and chime sound exist to enchant baby while developing fine motor and sensory skills. The Busy Block is made with organic cotton terrycloth, canvas, velour and waffle weave, and filled with soft corn fibers. It is machine washable. Launch date: September 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25213      (added 8/28/2009)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 2 to 5
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational
Developmental Toys



What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? How about a house full of 'em? Kids poke the dots and hear them pop as they learn to count down from 10 in the favorite childhood rhyme "Ten Little Monkeys." "Fun, tactile books help kids learn to count — without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count," Rich Hill, director of marketing for innovativeKids, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 5, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25010      (added 8/19/2009)
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MSRP: $22.00
Age Range: 0 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Balls
Developmental Toys



This 6" sphere features a reflective mirror, pullout bear, ribbon tags, chime, crinkle, flaps and rings, set amid bold patterns and several textures. Launch date: April 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24568      (added 7/15/2009)
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Handmade in Toronto, Canada, RiNGLEY is a natural teething toy constructed with Canadian Maple wood and 100-percent organic terrycloth. RiNGLEY is designed to provide babies and toddlers with two safe and efficient textures that enable children to satisfy their teething needs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24559      (added 7/15/2009)
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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 0 to 2
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Wooden Toys



RiNGLEY is a natural teething toy made with a combination of Canadian Maple wood and 100-percent organic terrycloth. RiNGLEY is created to provide babies and toddlers with two safe and efficient textures that enable children to satisfy their teething needs. It was designed with a child’s development in mind. RiNGLEY is handmade in Toronto, Canada. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24558      (added 7/15/2009)
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Designed to meet the challenges of young children's fast-paced lives, and enhance the development of motor skills, coordination, balance and emotional and social skills, the GYMBOX opens into six squares forming a playground of various elements: ball pit, different-sized rollers, rockers, steps, climb and slide slope, tunnel, and balancing elements. The sections attach with Velcro and can easily be pulled apart. It is created to encourage classical soft play and provide a fun, active environment anytime of day. At the end of the day, the GYMBOX can be snapped closed and put away for another day. The modular cube is available in two sizes: 32" (80 cm) and 39" (100 cm).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24410      (added 7/1/2009)
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MSRP: $50.00
Age Range: 2 to 5
SKU or Item #: 73110
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Eco-Friendly
American-Made



Crafted from sustainably harvested, local hardwood maple, this train includes 6"-long cars, fat wheels and an easy to connect "knuckle hitch." Each car is sanded super smooth to the touch and has engraved detailing. No finishes or chemical coatings are used. As an added bonus, the train comes with a "pull stick" to make the whole train a pull toy. "The train is designed for the 3 years and under. There are very few products on the market that for that age group," Barbara Rainville, marketing manager for Maple Landmark Woodcraft, told TDmonthly. This product received a 2009 Preferred Choice Award, Classic Wooden Toys Category, from Creative Child Magazine. Launch date: January 23, 2009.
— Maple Landmark wooden trains are a big hit at Moon Rabbit Toys in Santa Fe, N.M., Owner Shana Hack told TDmonthly in June 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24249      (added 6/29/2009)
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MSRP: $32.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: November 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Developmental Toys
Gifts



Pilloroo Pillows have a hidden pouch for hiding away a toy or gift item. The pillow is stuffed so the item cannot be felt from the outside. This product is made in the USA and received a 2008 Moms Best Award. Launch date: November 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24233      (added 6/29/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 3 to 6
Gender: Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Dolls
Books



Designed to help children stop sucking their thumbs, this puppet and storybook includes stickers and weekly calendar to chart successes. Ballerina Sue can be worn at bedtime and throughout the day. There's also a Fireman Fred version.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24194      (added 6/24/2009)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 0 to 3
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Educational



This fabric-covered toy has bold, bright geometric prints to help baby focus and lots of brilliant colors to stimulate visual development. The screen is a large, true-reflection mirror that reflects baby’s image. Colorful tabs on the top of the screen announce their colors in English and Spanish when baby pushes them. The keys can be pressed to hear colors in English and Spanish, musical notes, or silly rhymes and sounds. When it’s time for a break, baby can close the laptop and tote it around using the fabric handle. "This toy encourages language development by exposing baby to colors and rhymes and music, all activities that help baby's brain build connections," Peggy Barrett, PR consultant at Barrett Marketing Communications, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24088      (added 6/11/2009)
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MSRP: $3.99
Age Range: 1 to 1
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Educational



This rattle is designed to catch the eye of even the youngest babies with high-contrast black and white geometric patterns and bold orange and red accents. Like a mini barbell, the rattle has a thin handle with a ball on either end. One side features a black ball with white polka-dots. The other is a clear ball with a rotating disk showing three eye-catching images. These bold visuals encourage baby to track the rattle as eye muscles develop. Three thin rings in tones from yellow to red rattle around the handle. Baby is encouraged to finger these rings and to touch and mouth the raised bumps on the handle to cultivate tactile sensitivity. The toy "provides auditory, visual and tactile stimulation," Peggy Barrett, PR consultant for Barrett Marketing Communications, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24086      (added 6/11/2009)
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MSRP: $23.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Launch Date: January 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Developmental Toys
Teddy Bear



These booties are designed with incredible detail and a playful rattle to help young ones discover their little feet. They come in a round keepsake hat box for an extra bit of French flair. The booties are machine washable and dryable, and safe for years of lasting comfort. The face is computer embroidered, and a all Kaloo products meet or exceed European and American safety standards. "The cute little rattle within the bunny's head lets parents know baby is ready for a little play time," Leif Quraeshi, president of Kaloo North America, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24017      (added 6/3/2009)
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MSRP: $3.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Educational



This smiling bug is designed to encourage development of communication with textural variety for mouthing. When refrigerated, the squishy, ridged, water-filled upper wings provide cool comfort for teething babies. The bottom wings are bumpy and chewy for added teething enjoyment. Other teethable textures include a smooth, shiny face and body; a round, white handle with raised black stripes; and a thin, chewy antennae. Beginning at birth, a high-contrast, smiling, symmetrical face is designed to engage and calms baby. Slightly different shades of blue on the wings encourage eye sight development at 6 months and up. "The toy's many textures encourage development of communication through mouthing of the toy," Peggy Barrett, PR consultant at Barrett Marketing Communications, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24011      (added 6/3/2009)
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MSRP: $6.99
Age Range: 0 to 3
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Books
Infant & Toddler



This little photo album holds six 4" x 6" photos and a wallet-size photo of the people baby loves most. Each photo is framed by a bold color and has a geometric pattern where photos are to be placed, designed to cultivate baby’s visual acuity. A colorful tab at the bottom of each page helps baby learn to turn the book’s pages. "The photo book provides interaction opportunities between parent and baby and helps introduce baby to new names and people," Peggy Barrett, PR consultant at Barrett Marketing Communications, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24010      (added 6/3/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Travel



Velcro fasteners attach this trio of smiling bugs to baby’s infant carrier handle. Rich primary colors and high-contrast black and white geometrics are designed to catch the eye of even the youngest baby. The bold patterns and symmetrical faces and bodies allow baby to focus, helping baby feel calm. The bee and dragonfly have shiny fabric wings with top stitching, and the ladybug has ridged corduroy wings. The wings crinkle to the touch, designed to to delight baby and encourage exploration. The dragonfly, bumble bee and lady bug can be moved to different spots on the carrier handle to give baby a different perspective. Each bug makes its own soft sound. When a toy is positioned to the side of baby’s head (and field of vision), it can be shaken to help baby seek the source of the sound. "This toy encourages visual development: it has high-contrast, geometric patterns, faces and bright colors and can be hung at a distance to fit baby's developing vision," Peggy Barrett, PR consultant for Barrett Marketing Communications, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24007      (added 6/3/2009)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 3 to 5
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Preschool
Developmental Toys
Gifts



This behavorial modification device is designed to teach children acceptable sleep patterns by displaying a sun face for day and a moon face for night. It can be preset to any times, depending upon the schedule that parents set for their children. The sun caricature brightens the room in the morning, letting kids know it is time to get out of bed; the moon signifies that it is "time to rest." The programmable light measures 6" in diameter.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23610      (added 5/11/2009)
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Suitable for babies 0 to 3 months and up, this teether and discovery toy features a contrasting spot pattern that offers visual stimulation, plus a squeaker for amusement. It is made of natural rubber from Hevea tree and colored with food paint. Sophie is distributed in the United States by Calisson.
— Retailers surveyed by TDmonthly have been naming Sophie the Giraffe as a best-seller since 2009.
― Nicole Boomhover, assistant manager of Learning Express in Cahaba Heights, Ala. told TDmonthly in late Spring 2011 that they sold between five and ten Sophies a month.
— In an April 2012 survey, three out of 11 retailers told TDmonthly that Sophie the Giraffe was their best selling infant & toddler product.
― “Sophie giraffe is a great baby product that we order over and over again,” Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo & Company in Denver, Co., told TDmonthly in June 2010. “I can't keep them on the shelf,” agreed Keith Schumacker, general manager at Talbot’s Toyland in San Mateo, Calif.
― During a March 2010 survey of 39 retailers, seven said Sophie the Giraffe is a top-selling toy for infants. Sales averaged 24 per month.
— Want this? As of 05/06/2011, this product was available for purchase at Learning Express of Cahaba Heights, Ala.
AWARDS: 2014 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Award, 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23246      (added 4/10/2009)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 3 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: United States
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Action Games
Sporting Goods & Accessories



This is a plastic, blow-molded skateboard deck only, NO WHEELS OR TRUCKS. Kids learn, practice, and get skills from balance and action sports moves indoors or out. The Yo Baby Kick Flipper is a great INDOOR sports toy. Whether it's too hot outside or the snow is coming down, children stay active and practice the fastest growing sport in the world indoors or outdoors. Parents love the product because children can learn boarding skills safely. The DVD that comes with it is mesmerizing for children and they watch it over and over hoping to master the same moves with their Yo Baby Kick Flipper.
Awards: 2007 TDmonthly Innovations Award; 2009 product of the year; 2008 preferred choice; ASTRA pick of the year; 2008 Seal of Excellence; Action Product Award ASR 2009
— “We're doing well with Yo Babys, [and] ordering a case a month,” said Connie Hoeft, owner of C R Toys in Kearney, N.E., when asked about her best-selling sports toys in spring 2009.

Past Videos: Toy Fair 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23142      (added 4/2/2009)
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MSRP: $10.00
Age Range: 0 to 3
SKU or Item #: 3686
Launch Date: June 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Puppets



This soft bunny rattle contains a soft bell that sounds when shaken. The machine-washable, air-dry rattle was designed in Germany. Launch date: June 2009.
— Elizabeth Ryan, owner of Tales & Toys in Venice, Calif., sells “a lot of Haba rattles,” she told TDmonthly in spring 2009.
— Four of 64 retailers named Haba when discussing best-selling infant and toddler products in March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23112      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys
Gifts



Bunny or bear? How about both! Colorful beechwood blocks for a constantly changingzoo!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22870      (added 3/20/2009)
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MSRP: $299.00
Age Range: 1 and up
SKU or Item #: 2667
Launch Date: June 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Gifts



Little carpenter pixies like to push themselves up on their feet, start walking and helping dad. This walker wagon not only helps them to take their first steps but offers many toddler tools to be played with or to help mom or dad do home repairs! Includes an adaptable brake to allow for individual needs of various stages of walking.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22862      (added 3/20/2009)
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Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



This 4"-diameter ball features not only the colorful, clutchable design of the original Oball, but is also outfitted with beads that add a rattling dimension to the product when shaken.
— These spherical rattles have been consistent best sellers for over a year at Pufferbellies in Staunton, Va., as reported by Co-owner Susan Blanton in September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22697      (added 3/4/2009)
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MSRP: $149.95
Age Range: 0 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Created to be fun, supportive and safe for baby's first steps and toddler play, this entertainment and developmental system provides an area where baby can crawl and later aids the child in learning to stand and walk. It was named 2009 Toy of the Year in the Toddler Educational System category by Creative Child Magazine.
Awards:  2010 NAPPA Honors Award Winner, "Best Bang For The Buck."

Past Videos: Toy Fair 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22260      (added 1/29/2009)
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MSRP: $16.00
Age Range: 0 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Suitable for ages 3 months and up, this activity toy features bright colors and pictures of expressive baby faces by renowned photographer Penny Gentieu. It features various textures along with a bell, a rattle and teething accents.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21999      (added 1/5/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 to 7
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Developmental Toys
Preschool



The “Writing Made Simple” Kids are part of a larger curriculum that will include a child’s and teacher’s workbooks. This tin product is the fun, manipulative part of the program. The object is to teach the correct letter and numeral formations through play (utilizing a strong emphasis on a multisensory approach) using magnetic caricature puzzle pieces. Through initially forming the letters and numbers with manipulatives, the child will have ingrained the steps that will properly translate when using crayons/pencil and paper. Our four caricatures are performing an action (strong visual) as to how to form the shapes. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21815      (added 12/12/2008)
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MSRP: $49.00
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 8006
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Inflatable Toys
Developmental Toys
Special Needs



Made in Italy, the Gymnic Line's Gyffy the Giraffe is a favorite with children for learning balance and coordination while hopping. Made of heavy-duty, yet soft, latex-free vinyl, it inflates according to the size and weight of the child. Launch date: February 2009.
— As of 7/21/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews on Amazon.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21465      (added 11/24/2008)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 12
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Developmental Toys



For children 3 and up, Special Cross building blocks have more available shapes in comparison to Baby Cross allowing for more design possibilites. Special Cross 80 includes 12 blue squares, 12 red squares, 12 yellow squares, 12 green squares, 16 red circles, and 16 blue round pegs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21220      (added 11/5/2008)
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MSRP: $8.99
Age Range: 0 and up
Launch Date: January 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Special Needs
Developmental Toys



This dual-headed gripping spoon is intended to be used prior to an infant/toddler actually needing it to eat.  This allows a child to target the path from table to mouth ,so when they are fully fledged table eaters, there are less mishaps and increased success. The arc-shaped handle with angled lateral guard forms a wedge-like shape to reduce hand shifting along the handle.  This allows for a more consistent path from table to mouth. The dual lateral guards pevents gagging and the dual heads prevent choking.  Additionally, the arc-shaped handle makes the spoon–end angle toward the mouth so by just pivoting at the elbow toward the mouth enables success (no wrist movement required).  This reduces the need to coordinate the movement of multiple body parts, which reduces neurological stress and increases time on task and focus. Launch date: January 25, 2007
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20477      (added 9/15/2008)
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MSRP: $13.99
SKU or Item #: 1007CE
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Balls
Developmental Toys
General Games



Students, friends and their fellow employees can have fun and get to know one another by responding to this ball's suggestions to share experiences from work and personal life. The 32 panels include questions and statements such as "Smartest Career Decision" and "Two Office Tools You Can't Live Without." Launch date: September 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20453      (added 9/10/2008)
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MSRP: $125.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Balls
Inflatable Toys



Made in Italy, Gymnic’s Rody Max is a favorite with children and adults. It is the same as our popular Rody Horse, but for kids and adults (ages 5 years and up). It is used to learn balancing and coordination while hopping on their Rody. Used in Therapy for special needs children due to its softness and ride-on qualities. Made of heavy duty, latex-free vinyl. Inflates according to size and weight of child. Is surface washable with soap and water. Rody Max is available in Orange, Red and Blue.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19781      (added 7/11/2008)
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MSRP: $25.00
Age Range: 1 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Charming play cube awakens all of the senses and entices curiosity! Each cube keeps the little ones occupied thanks to their optical and acoustic elements and the different features to pull at, turn or touch. Colorful World has magnetic blue, pink and orange flaps, and a peephole with kaleidoscope.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16520      (added 12/7/2007)
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MSRP: $34.00
Age Range: 0 and up
SKU or Item #: GCG10
Launch Date: May 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Personalized
Card Games
Developmental Toys



Each flashcard can be customized with personal photos and text to fit the needs of each specific child, making it a powerful teaching tool for autistic children. The innovative flash cards teach children about the world around them through their personal photos. This item, made in the U.S., is recommended for children ages 3 months and up. “Goosie Cards are the first and only custom flash cards on the market!” Goosie LLC Founder and CEO Jennifer Marchetti told TDmonthly. This product received a 2008 Product of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine, a 2008 Baby Planners Seal of Approval and a 2008 Family Review Center Editors' Choice Award. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16233      (added 11/21/2007)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: F812
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Preschool
Construction
Developmental Toys



The building blocks are made of soft foam, but look like real wood. The pieces are durable, lightweight, quiet and water-resistant, making them playable anywhere, even in the pool or tub. The blocks promote creative, open-ended and imaginative play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15461      (added 9/27/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Ideal for babies 0 to 9 months, Pacimals is a detachable silicone pacifier that connects to an adorable stuffed animal. It allows babies to hold onto and control their own pacifier. And keeping it clean is a snap — just pop the pacifier off the base and toss it in the dishwasher, and throw the stuffed animal in the washing machine. The line includes seven different Pacimals. “The detachability of the pacifier is unique. It makes cleaning easy and makes weaning more fun,” Founder Monica Smith of Love Kub told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 7, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15374      (added 9/25/2007)
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MSRP: $18.95
Age Range: 1 to 5
SKU or Item #: 0034
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Bath
Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



The interactive, educational bath toy encourages gross motor skills through water play while teaching the principles of action and reaction in a fun way. The colorful bandana hat is used as a scoop to pour water into the head of the Octobuddy. This action triggers visually exciting activity housed in clear, bubble-like chambers in Octobuddy’s four legs: spinning wheels, a whimsical character popping up and a fish feeding. The floating Octobuddy features “innovative design from two of the brightest toy designers out of Israel, assisted by the most critical focus group — their own children,” Jonathan Rimington of Boogaloo PR & Advertising told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15194      (added 9/17/2007)
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MSRP: $21.00
Age Range: 2 and up
Launch Date: April 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Collectibles



A Discmo is five developmental toys in one. Discmos can apply to motor skills (stack, spin, slide, toss), pretend play (imagine, make-believe), educational lessons (identify, sort, count), collecting (build sets, trade) and open-ended play (invent games and more). They’re organized into familiar childhood categories such as animals, vehicles, household objects, colors and more. The discs are made from durable, textured ceramic composite material, and each bears a double-sided, full-color illustration and text. This 14-piece set features a lion, elephant, ostrich and other animals, all in a clear tube with a kid-friendly cap. Launch date: April 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13675      (added 6/25/2007)
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MSRP: $12.95
Age Range: 2 and up
SKU or Item #: R21
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Gifts
Arts & Crafts
Developmental Toys



The kit comes in a clamshell case and includes three brightly colored Play Clay rolls, a Mini Clay Roller and four colorful, fun-shaped Clay Cutters. Play Clay’s unique, non-stick roller is easy for little hands to use, and the Clay Cutters have safe, rounded edges. They clay is made from all organic ingredients. "Play Clay, the original scented play dough, features seven wonderful fruity scents. The scent helps develop longer attention spans in young children, while the pliability helps develop fine motor skills,” Play Clay Factory Founder and President Linda Clark told TDmonthly. “And best of all, it doesn't crumble and make a mess like other play dough products.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12543      (added 5/1/2007)
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MSRP: $10.00
Age Range: 0 to 5
Launch Date: April 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Plush
Developmental Toys



This award-winning, patent-pending product uses a fun bottle cover designed to help babies and toddlers learn how to lift and hold their own bottles and sippy cups. Each machine-washable LilyBug features a soft, cuddly animal friend with an embroidered face and vibrant colors, and provides visual and tactile stimulation. The company requires a minimum order of 50 pieces. The product “is an innovative learning tool that children are instantly attracted to. … We provide an alternative to the hard, plastic baby bottle or sippy cup by offering a comforting animal friend during the developmental years of feeding and growing,” CEO Crystal Kane told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11287      (added 1/29/2007)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: June 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Balls
Outdoor Fun
Developmental Toys



This X-shaped ball flies farther than a football but it’s soft so it won't hurt the kid catching it. The Yackle Ball comes with many fun and stimulating games to encourage outdoor play. It is available in 10 colors. CEO Patricia Littwin of Ttalf Corporation chose to manufacturer the original Yackle in the United States, and automation within a 10,000 sq. ft. North Carolinian facility allows production at only 10 cents more per ball than was quoted in China, she said. “We like the Yackle Balls by Ttalf,” Owner Linda Angel of Kidoodles Toys in Norman, Okla., told TDmonthly upon her return from Toy Fair 2007. Awards: TDmonthly Innovations 2007. Launch date: June 1, 2006.

Where to Buy: Rocking Horse Toy Store; LB Toys; Escapade Direct

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11076      (added 1/11/2007)
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Age Range: 2 to 12
Launch Date: January 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Outdoor Fun
Balls



This x-shaped ball is getting younger children prepared for all sports. It is easy to catch, so it builds confidence. The ball’s softness helps eliminate the fear factor. The games kids play with the ball are educational and improve hand-eye-coordination. “Yackle Ball Jr. has the perfect shape to teach our children at a young age to have fun with sports and outdoor toys,” inventor Patricia Littwin told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 1, 2007.
— Ray Goodhart, owner of Ages & Stages Toy Box in Arvada, Colo., told TDmonthly after Toy Fair 2008 that his store would be bringing in the Yackle Ball.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11073      (added 1/11/2007)
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MSRP: $12.00
Age Range: 0 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Gifts



Stunning colors give this perennial favorite a lively look. Babies will be engaged and amused by the responsive rattle, and caregivers can safely refrigerate this pliable plastic toy to produce a soothing teether. “We have so much of the Manhattan baby...we sell a lot,” Owner Amy Barrett of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., told TDmonthly in early 2007. “People buy them for baby gifts...baby shower gifts. They like them because the colors are so bright.”
— “Winkels from Manhattan Toy — [we sell] about 30 per month,” Burdette told TDmonthly in March 2008. Five percent of the 40 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in spring 2008 singled out this item as their stores’ best-selling infant and toddler toy.
— "I sell 18 or so a month," Mary Ellen Cerney, owner of Dear Friends & Children in Duncan, Okla., said in March 2009. In June 2009, four of 47 retailers listed Manhattan Toy as their best-selling baby line. In March 2010, two of 39 specialty retailers cited Winkel as a best-selling baby toy.
— In June 2010, five percent of 40 specialty retailers named Manhattan Toy’s Winkel as a top-selling baby product.
— As of 05/21/2012 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 299 reviews on Amazon.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10528      (added 12/7/2006)
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MSRP: $51.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Educational



Use the Childrens Needs Sandbox Excavator to help children develop hand-eye coordination along with endurance and precision. Because of how the two handles work together, it takes practice to get the bucket to dig and the load dumped just right. This toy will stimulate the right and left sides of the brain and help develop skills that are used in writing and other fine motor activities, such as sewing or any crafts.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9190      (added 8/30/2006)
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Teeny babies can voyage to the bottom of the sea or scurry up a palm tree with a frisky monkey using this imaginative activity mat. A tummy-time mat helps babies sit straight and exercise their neck muscles. The ActivityTot is also availalable in a Garden theme. The activity mats are extra large to give Baby lots of play space.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7625      (added 4/20/2006)
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MSRP: $49.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Balls
Inflatable Toys



Gymnic Line’s Rody Horse is a favorite with children to learn balancing and coordination while they hop on it. (A base is available for transforming to a Rocking Rody Horse.) Rody is used in therapy for handicapped children, owing to its softness and ride-on qualities. Made of super-strong, latex-free vinyl, Rody inflates according to the size and weight of a child with a hand or foot pump. The maximum inflated height to “saddle” is 12". Rody is recommended for kids ages 3 and up, with adult supervision.
Awards: A TDmonthly Classics Award for being an all-time favorite toy.
— As of 7/21/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 145 reviews on Amazon.com.
— “We do more Rody Horse [than any other physical fitness toy]. They look like a horse. They’re more unique and kids love them,” said Jenny Goodlund, manager of JT Puffin’s in Madison, Wis.
— Jennifer Blacklock, sales and marketing representative for Toymarketing International, told TDmonthly, “Even though the Rody is for 2- to 4-year-olds, my 7-year-old rides it and loves it. He plays games with it with his little brother. It’s just a really good toy that teaches balance and coordination. It’s fun exercise — what we need more of in this society today.”

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6701      (added 1/25/2006)
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