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A Mother's Voice by SMALL NOT STUPID RECORDS
"A Mother's Voice" is full of sensitive, fun, and educational songs in folk style for children. The texts are geared towards young ones, but the music was written with both parents and kids in mind. Diane Offenberg Rose's songs stand the test of time with people of all ages. This is not "kiddie" music, but something for everyone to enjoy! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kidsave International which is an organization that finds permanent homes for children in orphanage or foster care.This product was a winner of Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products and 10 Best Audio/Video2005, and a winner of the Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award. 9/23/2005 (MSRP: $12.00; Age: 0 to 8)
Anna Botsford Comstock Biography by GIRLS EXPLORE LLC
A biography detailing the life of one of the first women to recognize the importance of teaching nature to children, "A Love Affair with Nature" runs 180 pages and features photos and artwork from Comstock herself. The book also contains lessons that can be completed by children with a burgeoning interest in the outdoors. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $20.00; Age: 8 to 12)
Mommy´s Magic Cell Phone by GOLDBERGER DOLL MFG. CO. INC
This doll alerts its mother when it´s in need of care via a "magic" cell phone that the caregiver carries with her. When the light on the phone flashes, the child answers and finds out what her doll needs, then administers care. Mommy´s Magic Cell Phone is a useful doll for teaching children responsibility and communication. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 2 to 6)
My Daddy is Scratchy by GOOD MOOD RECORDS
Jamie Broza uses several eclectic styles of music to teach kids about their relationship with Dad. The 17 tracks on the album are written in good fun, and kids should appreciate the sense of humor. 9/23/2005 (MSRP: $14.98; Age: 2 to 8)
Skyrail Suspension with Motorized Elevator by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
This 380-piece construction set is for the kids that are ready to move to the next level. Children must follow a detailed instruction book in order to assemble the suspension structure, and when it´s complete a motorized elevator will carry marbles to the top. The roll to the bottom is almost secondary to the sense of accomplishment kids will derive from finishing this project. 9/23/2005 (MSRP: $79.99; Age: 8 to 12)
Polly Pocket Shop Til You Drop Cash Register by KIDdesigns
Build your child’s imagination with this teaching cash register that features the voice of Polly Pocket™ Shop ‘til you drop in four departments: jewelry, cosmetics, clothing and food with a working microphone for “price checks” and a handheld scanner for items. The keypad is a full functioning calculator. The LCD displays each item your child purchases as well as the running subtotal. The voice of Polly Pocket™ says the name and price of the items. Accessories include shopping cards, paper money, plastic coins, a credit card and a key for the drawer. Three “AA” batteries (included) power the cash register. 9/23/2005 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 3 to 5)
Manatees Scramble Squares® by b. dazzle, inc.
This beautiful "Manatees" Scramble Squares brainteaser puzzle is easy to play, but hard to solve. Learn more about these endangered, highly social warm water sea mammals with the handy information provided. Children will enjoy this colorful puzzle that teaches patience, perseverance, critical thinking skills and statistical possibilities. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $8.95; Age: 4 and Up)
The Baby Society DVD by THE BABY SOCIETY
"The Baby Society" DVD was created by a pediatric speech pathologist for babies aged 3 to 36 months. This award-winning live action DVD provides familiar vocabulary words and early language concepts presented in delightful, surprising ways. Babies love the engaging original music, and the whimsical way toys and animals are depicted in natural settings — a toy hippo wanders down a real jungle path, rubber ducks paddle by on a real pond, and a toy horse frolics in a real pasture. Colors are bright and concepts are age appropriate, containing what parents try to teach their babies. It has speech and language tips for parents to use the DVD in a very interactive way as a teaching tool for vocabulary and just for fun! "This DVD is unique, as whimsical live-action scenes and original music totally captivate little viewers from beginning to end," Wynne Williams of The Baby Society told TDmonthly. It won the Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award for 2005, and it was Parenting Magazine's Parenting Pick for March 2006. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 0 to 3)
See It & Sign It: American Sign Language Game by PlayAbility Toys LLC
Not just a game, this product is also a learning tool. The game teaches basic sign language, and the players use the knowledge to compete against each other to complete word games. See It & Sign It teaches 60 words, the alphabet and numbers, and comes with 60 word cards, two secret decoder lenses and 10 double-sided game boards. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 6 to 12)
Da Vinci´s Challenge by BRIARPATCH INC.
For the tween Mason in your family, the object of this game is to acquire the most points by constructing various Da Vinci-like designs on the board. Using variously shaped pieces, players are awarded points based on the difficulty of their design, be it a gem, hourglass, or the all-seeing eye. Eventually, players can block other players´ designs and use other strategies to gain an advantage.
9/22/2005 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 9 to 12)
Bilingual Smart Driver by CHICCO USA INC.
This bilingual dashboard lets kids drive to five different destinations in two languages. Children can learn to count to ten by using the gear shift, and have fun by utilizing the sound effects of the horn, directionals, ignition key, and brake pedals. This is the toy to drive on the highway to a heckuva good time. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $34.99; Age: 1 to 5)
Tails Are Not For Pulling by FREE SPIRIT PUBLISHING
This board book teaches kids the importance of respecting their household pets. The latest in Free Spirit´s Best Behavior™ series,” Tails Are Not For Pulling teaches kids that animals are living things, not toys. Kids will learn how to care for animals and how to interact with them safely. 9/22/2005 (MSRP: $7.95; Age: 0 to 3)