ToyDirectory® - Lowercase ABC Alphabet Magnet from SMART GEAR LLC,
Lowercase ABC Alphabet MagnetFrom: SMART GEAR LLC
MSRP: $31.00Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)Gender: Boys And Girls
Includes 44 magnetic pieces. Children can play and learn alphabet, spelling and reading words with pictures. Extra pieces included for free-writing.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34332 (added 5/25/2012)
Other Products by SMART GEAR LLC
MSRP: $19.99Age Range: 2 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2012)Gender: Boys And Girls
A fun safari animal puzzle that's shaped like a cube. Promotes problem solving skill and hand-eye coordination. Slide individual cubes on pegs to create images. 8 unique images to view in all. Made of renewable rubberwood and non-toxic paint.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34649 (added 7/20/2012)
MSRP: $14.95Age Range: 2 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2012)Gender: Boys And Girls
Colorful blocks with unconventional basic shapes. Learn matching shapes, sequencing and stacking. Develops hand-eye coordination, logical thinking, and trial & error skills. Made in Thailand from environmentally friendly rubberwood. Strictly using Non-Toxic Paint; Dyes and Lacquers. Formaldehyde Free Glue. Packaging is made from at least 70% recycled paper.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34330 (added 5/25/2012)
MSRP: $14.95Gender: Boys And Girls
The Chopper Balance Bike from Smart Gear Toys is for children ages 2 to 5 years. This beautifully eco-friendly balance bike promotes balance, grossmotor coordination and overall gross motor skills. A great therapy tool to employ with children who have weakness in these areas. The bike comes with a comfy cushioned adjustable seat, inflatable rubber tires and a convenient built-in handle for easy carrying or hanging (if you choose to store it that way). The Chopper also features motorcycle decals to give it the appearance of an actual chopper.
— "My own daughter, who just turned four, still has some issues with pedal coordination and this bike could really help her keep up with her big brothers when we all take a ride," Jennifer Shuman, owner of 1SmartNoodle
, told TDmonthly
at Toy Fair 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27166 (added 2/17/2010)
MSRP: $79.99Age Range: 2 and upSKU or Item #: SG312G33Launch Date: September 2008Gender: Girls
This “run bike” or “balance bike,” which is pedal free and without training wheels, is designed to help a child develop balance and motor skills necessary to later ride a two-wheel bicycle with pedals. Smart Balance Bikes work to develop a child’s balance and coordination by simply allowing the child to sit and walk or run with the bike by pushing with his or her feet. If the bike starts to fall, kids instinctively regain balance using their feet. Once they’ve gained some momentum and balance control, they can lift their feet up as they feel comfortable and start cruising. Smart Balance Bikes are made from birch wood from a replenishable source, with real inflatable rubber tires, handle bar grips, an adjustable, cushioned leatherette seat to grow with the child, and a distinctive carry handle incorporated into the bike's body. The construction uses formaldehyde-free lacquer and non-toxic paints, and the carton is made from recycled paper with water-based ink. Launch date: September 2008.
— In a March 2012 survey, Chris Lowe, owner of Beanhead Toys
in Sandy Springs, Ga., told TDmonthly
that Balance Bikes from Smart Gear were one of her best selling ride-on toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24458 (added 7/7/2009)
MSRP: $136.00Age Range: 1 and upLaunch Date: September 2007Gender: Boys And Girls
The Rocking Caterpillar features a wooden base, a soft, plush seat and a squeaky red nose. The multi-colored fabric plush can be removed for easy cleaning.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24456 (added 7/7/2009)
MSRP: $34.99Age Range: 2 and upLaunch Date: September 2007Gender: Boys And Girls
Babies can learn sorting, matching and association skills. Looking through the blocks, children will see the world in different colors. The Wonderworld Rainbow Sound Blocks are comprised of wood and transparent multi-colored plastic, and filled with rattling beads that produce different tones when shaken. "Wonderworld, as a strong advocate of protecting the environment, insists on using only rubber-wood that is of replenishable source[s]... Wonderworld strictly uses only non-toxic color and laquer constituent for all our products," Jason Cohen, president of Smart Gear, told TDmonthly
. This product received a National Parenting Publications Award. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24455 (added 7/7/2009)
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view) MSRP: $104.99Age Range: 2 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Kids can find a place to park their cars by taking them up and down the ramp or using the the elevator provided to get a car serviced, washed or parked. Wonderworld wooden toys are made of rubberwood, a replenishable resource, and utilize non-toxic color and lacquer. "Wonderworld uses only water-based paint for our wooden toys so to minimize: child exposure to chemicals ... CO2 emission ... and chemical waste release to the environment," Jason Cohen, president of Smart Gear, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24419 (added 7/2/2009)
MSRP: $104.99Age Range: 2 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Suitable for ages 18 months and up
, this fire engine is made of the renewable resource rubberwood and comes with colorful shape pieces toddlers can push through the matching silhouettes on the sides. Launch date: 2009.
— "Smart Gear is doing some really smart stuff," Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys, Games & Books in Oklahoma City, told TDmonthly
after the 2009 ASTRA show. She commented on the line's nice appearance and wooden construction.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24400 (added 6/30/2009)
MSRP: $99.99Age Range: 3 to 5SKU or Item #: SG311C33Launch Date: January 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
Designed to help young children learn balance and coordination while riding without training wheels or pedals, this bicycle features a leatherette seat with adjustable height, inflatable rubber tires, and foam grips on the handle bars. The eco-friendly model is constructed from birch wood from a replenishable source and packaged in a recycled paper carton. It is made with non-toxic paints and formaldehyde-free glue. The body even includes a built-in handle for carrying. Launch date: 2008.
— As of 8.30.10, this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews on Target.com and was listed in the top 30 best-selling toys and games. PROS:
Builds skills and confidence; easy to assemble. CONS:
Some parents complained parts can detach easily.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23077 (added 3/30/2009)
MSRP: $175Age Range: 3 and upSKU or Item #: WW-6001Launch Date: November 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
The Eco range is part of Wonderworld's collection of products designed to educate children on the importance of recycling, saving energy, and being friendly to the environment. The Eco House wooden doll house comes complete with room settings and a family. Themes include recycling, planting trees, using solar panels, bicycling and collecting rain water. All accessories are included. "Wonderworld uses only water-based paint for our wooden toys so [as] to minimize child exposure to chemicals," President Jason Cohen of Smart Gear told TDmonthly
. "Wonderworld, as a strong advocate of protecting the environment, insists on using only rubber-wood that is of replenishable source and [is] widely accepted throughout the world as the environment-friendly material." Launch date: November 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21889 (added 12/19/2008)
MSRP: $89.99Age Range: 1 and upGender: Boys And Girls
This comfy beanbag chair features two detachable, machine-washable covers, soothing micro beads on the interior, and a gentle vibration system designed to relax the body and stimulate circulation. It is available in black with a baby blue or pretty pink top.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21442 (added 11/21/2008)