May 2009 | Vol. VIII - No. 5
Oh Plah!™ Teething Bracelet by ROUNDHOUSE DESIGN COLLABORATIVE
This bright, chic bracelet for moms also serves as a teether and toy for babies. "Oh Plah" means "Here you go" in French. The flexible bracelet is free from phthalates, lead, paints, latex, PVC and BPAs. Simplicity (shown), Energy (green) and Harmony (navy) styles are available. Launch date: March 2009. 3/13/2009 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: All Ages)
Wooden Magnetic Fishing Boat by BOIKIDO
This Fishing Game with a colorful 3-D boat is designed to teach kids numbers and shapes and help develop motor skills. They use the magnetic fishing rod to pick up fish and sea shells. Pieces can also be stored inside the boat and can be conveniently stored away. It includes two magnetic fishing rods, three magnetic fish, three magnetic sea shells, and a fishing boat. The product is tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. 3/25/2009 (MSRP: $39.99; Age: 2 and Up)
Jingle Blocks by CRAFTSBURY KIDS
Jingle Blocks were created with baby's love for discovery and touch in mind. Soft and visually interesting prints are appliqued with felt stars, and a gently chiming bell is securely placed in the center of each block. Other applique options include letters and numbers. Other fabrics are also available. The product is made in Vermont. "The Jingle Blocks combine old-world quality with design that appeals to modern parents. There is a special magic about toys such as these blocks, that are handmade in small batches by artisans who love thier work. They are intended to be lasting heirlooms, cherished by many generations," Cecilia Leibovitz, president and creative director of Craftsbury Kids, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 15, 2009. 3/12/2009 (MSRP: $19; Age: 0 to 3)
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