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Zany World Game by ZANY WORLD GAMES
This is actually six games in one; the package comes with one board game and five separate card games, all enjoyable for the whole family. The games themselves promote self-confidence in youngsters, as well as respect for others. 9/26/2005 (Price: $29.99; Age: 7 and Up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
A Mother´s Voice by SMALL NOT STUPID RECORDS
Diane Offenberg Rose uses the songs on this album to expound on some of the lessons learned through motherhood, and teaches them to the young listeners. The gentle folk style sets the tone for this laid-back, easygoing collection. 9/23/2005 (Price: $12.00; Age: 0 to 8) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
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 (Price: $20.00; Age: 8 to 12) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
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 (Price: $19.99; Age: 2 to 6) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
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 (Price: $14.98; Age: 2 to 8)
Crayola Glitter Bugs by GREAT AMERICAN PUZZLE FACTORY
All that glitters is not fun, but in the case of Crayola Glitter Bugs it most certainly is. Kids put together the 35-piece puzzle, then customize it by adding colorized glitter, touching up the caterpillars, bees, spiders and other cute critters that live in the forest. 9/23/2005 (Price: $10.00; Age: 5 to 12) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
Skyrail Suspension with Motorized Elevator by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS INC.
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 (Price: $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 (Price: $24.99; Age: 3 to 5) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
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 (Price: $7.95; Age: 4 and Up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]
The Baby Society DVD by THE BABY SOCIETY
Young viewers will be engaged by this video, which introduces basic vocabulary words and early language concepts. Real-life animals are paired with toys to stimulate understanding, and the DVD also provides an opportunity for parents to interact with their kids in the learning experience. 9/22/2005 (Price: $20.00; Age: 0 to 3) [Add to my Inquiry Basket]