Designed for ages 6 months and up, these are vegetables a child can actually listen to and cuddle. Made of velour and cotton/polyester, the carrot and tomato make rattling noises, while the lettuce leaf rustles. — "I would say any of the Haba grocery items," said Candace Gooch, owner of At Once All Agog in Limerick, Maine, when predicting 2007 holiday sellers. — "I haven't even thought about it yet — not sure what’s going to be hot — but every baby is new and needs the basics. Haba baby always does well," said Peg Scholtes, owner of Capitol Kids in Madison, Wis. — Two of 54 retailers TDmonthly spoke to specifically cited Haba pretend food as something to watch for during the 2007 holiday season.
The Walker Wagon is designed to aid children in moving. The added seat allows brother and sister to come along for the ride, and there's sufficient room behind the seat to store utensils or other toys. Even the seat itself can double as storage for items baby likes to wheel around the house. The Walker Wagon is of sturdy construction and features rubber tires on wooden rims. — “I'm selling like one a week. It's amazing. I'm sold out now,” said Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle. — “It’s a great seller and I just think it'll take off in the holidays,” Larene added in fall 2007. — Four of 54 retailers told TDmonthly that Haba will be big in the baby category for Christmas 2007.
Made in Germany, this bed designed to fit the USA twin mattress. Cozy cabin offers an option to have a twin bed under the canopy or use it alone and the cabin is a play area.. Or for the younger child, simply put a mattress on the floor inside the cabin! What a great way to transition from crib to “big bed”. The wooden dowels hold the decorative blue striped fabric rooftop; or sew your own fabric. Ships knocked down, easy to assemble instructions included. Launch date: September 1, 2007
The German-made 3D wooden puzzle set includes 32 colorfully decorated puzzle pieces. The set comes packaged in a sturdy, solid wood frame. This product is a 2007 Parent's Choice Award and iParenting Media Award winner.
The Sliced Lunch Meats from Haba are a great addition to a child's kitchen collection. Part of Haba's line of pretend play grocery items, which includes Sliced Cheeses and Tagliatelle Noodles, the Sliced Lunch Meats give kids the chance to do what the grown-ups do every day. Mommy and Daddy buy sliced meats with groceries, so now kids, too, can buy sliced meats with their groceries. The grocery items help stimulate creative expressions and independent play, and measure 2.5" x 1.75". Launch date: 2007. — "I would say any of the Haba grocery items," said Candace Gooch, owner of At Once All Agog in Limerick, Maine, when asked by TDmonthly to suggest what little kids might like for Christmas 2007.
In this game, players are the queen's helper and must prepare the bed for the little princess by stacking the mattresses high. The pack includes two fairy tale games of skill for two to four players. — “Games in general we sell a lot of,” noted Kim Smith, owner of Red Wagon Toy Co. in Woodstock, Vt., in summer 2007.
A magnetic book that entertains while teaching the child to recognize colors! The pink bunny magnet will only stick to the page if the child places it in the correct spot. HABA has two more versions of this great concept – one to teach shapes and one to teach prepositions.
What could be more fun than playing both the offensive and the defensive while trying to search for the hidden treasures. Each time you roll the die you get to blow your ship towards the treasure. Touch the other pirate’s island and you get to seek a treasure card. But watch out – if you don’t touch the island then the other pirate gets to take one shot with his wooden cannon to see if he can knock your ship back to your own island.
Educational book that contains six puzzle pages. When done reading the book, the child can then take all the puzzle pieces to make one large puzzle! Book includes ideas for different games to play with the wooden game pieces. This book recently won the CREATIVE CHILD award for Book of the Year!
This cooperative game is fun for all ages. Together, two to four players have to grab the wooden pieces and stack them to match the picture on the card. But watch out! If they fall, the King gets closer to the castle. Together, we can be strong and beat the king! — This children’s game requires concentration and cooperation, which is one reason it received a TDmonthly Top Toy 2007 award. In addition, Castle Knights boasts pleasant graphics, quality wooden pieces and, perhaps many retailers’ favorite characteristic about HABA products in general authentic European appeal.
Peek a Boo! The round house hides the little friendly goblin while the square house conveniently covers the round house. Each soft washable piece includes surprises – be it sound or touch for the senses. Removable magnetic plush car and friendly cotton/poly and velour cuddling friend.
HABA now has unbreakable melamine dishes in friendly playful pirate themes for both girls and boys. Buy a set with matching glasses! Six different styles from which to choose. Dishwasher safe. Plates MSRP $4 Glasses $4.00
What happens when you pull the red stretchy tail? Why the head disappears into the colorful ball. Different animal shapes are attached by a stretchy band – what a unique way to play peek a boo and discovery. Made of velours. Won MR.DAD award and the IPARENTING approval!
Whoever is first to recognize, by touch, the right ears for their animals, wins the game! This is only one of the many ways to play this great game for younger children. This product is designed to train the sense of touch and classifying abilities. It is for two to four players.
Memo-Hearts is a fun little memory game that comes in a heart-shaped tin. Players make pairs out of the thick heart-shaped cardboard cards. Whoever collects the most pairs wins. Memo-Hearts is a great way to pass the time while traveling. It comes with 32 cards and a 5" by 5" tin. It's designed for two to four players and is made in Germany. — "Those are very popular," said Brandy Lindstrom, manager of Little Blue Choo Choo in Scottsdale, Ariz., about the memory game from HABA.
These simple but finely made cubes combine natural beauty with educational value to provide comprehensive play value. As with all HABA wooden blocks, they're designed and finished with precision to allow for an aesthetic and productive play experience. Motor and learning skills are developed as kids master how to handle and piece these blocks together. — "I really love — and people come to me for — the HABA," said Amy Barrett, owner of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., about wooden toy best-sellers in her store. — "HABA has all-wood products and games for children of all ages," explained Brandy Lindstrom, manager at Little Blue Choo Choo in Scottsdale, Ariz. — Eight of 51 retailers told TDmonthly that HABA wooden toys were big sellers among their customers.
This accessory set stands alone or can be used as an addition to other HABA block buildings. Designed and crafted in Germany, the set is made of solid, finished wood. Each piece is sized for children as young as 1 year. It comes with 59 pieces, including two colored flags. — "We’re a wooden toy store; we don’t sell plastic. So almost everything is wooden that we sell. One of our mainstays is HABA. They’re high-quality designs and open ended," said Dan Marshall, owner of Peapods Natural Toys & Baby Care in St. Paul, Minn. — "HABA ... is a line of great wooden blocks, but they have skyscrapers that kids can build as well as castles," said Leanna Halbrecht, owner of Animations Ltd. in Teaneck, N.J. — HABA block sets are designed so that they can be used with other sets to build entire communities and cities.
While princes fight to collect the three roses and wake up the Sleeping Beauty, this innovative color dice game from HABA helps develop skills in color recognition and tactical thinking. It's designed for two to four players and comes with a 3-D tower, a game board, 12 roses and instructions. — HABA games are “very popular," said Brandy Lindstrom, manager at Little Blue Choo Choo in Scottsdale, Ariz. — "One of our best suppliers … is HABA," seconded Gail Small, owner of Dragon's Toy Box in Seattle. — Retailers often tell TDmonthly of the quality associated with toys and games made by the German company.
The game board, a farm scene, is painted on the inside bottom of a box. The goal of the game is to roll a ball through the legs of six animals that are positioned on the magnetized playing surface. Each player in turn holds the box and tilts it forward, backward and sideways to guide a ball between the animals’ legs in sequence determined by random placement of cards showing pictures of the animals. Launch date: Fall 2006.
As each round card is turned over, players try to see if any two pictures match on any of the cards. If they do, then the first player to quickly snatch the wooden goblin and check their answer wins the round. Player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner! Fun for parents and children alike.