Jean Tats are a fun, easy way for kids to decorate their denim with temporary tattoos! Tattoos apply in seconds and come off in a normal cycle in the laundry! Includes 1 sheet of temporary tattoos and rub-on stick.
Kids can never have too many stickers. Make sure to have lots on hand for fun little projects – decorate, embellish, give them as gifts. 2 sheets of 44 permanent acid-free stickers. More than 90 designs to choose from. — In a Winter 2012 survey Julie Steinbach, owner of Rainbow Toys in Falmouth, Maine, told TDmonthly that they sold 65 packs of stickers from Peaceable Kingdom this Halloween season.
By creating a path from Start to Finish, 2 to 4 players try to beat the Ogre to the treasure. Along the way they need to collect 3 keys to open the treasure’s lock before the Ogre gets there. Players strategize, cooperate and build the path as a team. If they make it down the path before you-know-who, they all win! By playing this game, children master math grid concepts, emotional development, shared decision making, strategy techniques and of course, have fun! Board game includes a pair of wooden dice, 37 game cards, 4 key tokens and an Ogre snack. Launch date: 2012.
Chirp, chirp! The baby birds are hungry. Players help Mama Bird by turning over cards one at a time and gathering seeds. But watch out. The squirrel with the bushy tail might take the seeds for his own supper. Gather more seeds for the birds than the squirrel and everyone wins! This game works for 2 to 4 players and includes a game board, 16 game cards and 15 seeds. When play is done, children will have learned shared decision-making, cooperation, counting, adding, number sets, taking turns and following directions.
Spin the spinner and find a matching bug. Then slip it under the rug. It’s okay, Moms, because it’s just a game! Everyone works together to get all the colorful bugs under the rug before the three stinkbugs release their smelliness around the room. Watch closely and make those matches. Each of the three levels of play adds a new challenge. The board game includes 24 bright bugs, three stink bugs, a die, instructions for three game levels and a game board with a built-in spinner. Once preschoolers complete the game they will have mastered visual discrimination, taking turns, rolling a die, recognizing colors and shapes, distinguishing big and little, and counting. The focus in Level 1 is with a roll of the die that determines which 1 bug attribute will be matched for the entire game—color, number or shape. Players try to find matches to that attribute. In Level 2, both a roll of the die and a spin on the spinner complicate players’ abilities to find a match. Level 3 requires players to match two attributes in matches. Launch date: 2012.
Child-safe scissors allow 2 to 4 players to cut all the little bugs free before Willy the Spider falls from the top of the web. But watch out because the web is well, wiggly. To get started, kids pick a card, follow the instructions to cut the web and pass the scissors either left or right. Work cooperatively to free all the bugs and everyone wins. Preschoolers master recognizing left from right, cutting with scissors, taking turns, counting, hand-eye coordination and working cooperatively. Game includes stand-up web posts and platform, 50 paper webs, child-safe scissors, 10 bugs, 1 Willy spider, 30 cards, and instructions for 3 levels of game play. Level 1 introduces cutting with scissors with the players passing the scissors in one direction only. Level 2 adds Left and Right passing and Level 3 challenges the players to get up and switch seats, moving themselves left and right accordingly. Launch date: 2012.
Feed the Woozle is a cooperative game that focuses on developmental skills of children ages 3-6 in an active, fun game. The object of the game is for all players together to "feed" the Woozle 12 silly snacks. Players roll a die and then place the indicated number of snacks on a spoon. Then they spin a spinner that directs them to walk to the Woozle performing a gross motor movement like Bunny Hop or Walk Backwards. It's not so easy to keep those snacks from sliding off the spoon while hopping across the room. If everyone together can feed the Woozle 12 snacks, then everyone wins. "This game is cooperative - either the game wins or the players win. It encourages group participation and habits of cooperation. The game is leveled - meaning it focuses on specific preschool developmental skills in a fun way that is age-appropriate and grows with the child," Donna Jaffe, president of Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2012.
The cooperative board games collection includes Count Your Chickens, Hoot Owl Hoot, Lost Puppies, Mermaid Island, and Stone Soup. Ideal for children two years of age and up, the games focus on socialization skills in a cooperative, group play setting. "Unlike traditional games where there is one winner and one (or many) losers, with cooperative games the players work together against a common obstacle in the game, not against each other. If the game is lost, the defeat is shared equally among the players. And, if the game is won, everyone is a winner," Donna Modrell, marketing & operations manager at Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2011. Awards: Hoot Owl Hoot! - 2011 Dr. Toy Best Green Product
This game is easy enough for first time game players and the game can be made infinitely more challenging simply by adding more owl tokens into the game. This allows the game to age with the child or for older kids (or even adults) to play with younger kids. Like in Candyland, kids practice color recognition and moving tokens. Unlike Candyland, Hoot Owl Hoot is a cooperative game, meaning all players are playing for the same outcome together. A cooperative game eliminates stress, builds self-esteem, and teaches kids that playing together can be fun. Kids learn to work together, they share in the game play, and they practice cooperation. The object of the game is move all the owls from start to the nest before the sun rises. Players take turns, but work together. Launch date: May 2011. Awards: A Dr. Toy Best Green Product for 2011; 2011 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award; 2011 Parents’ Choice Major Fun Award; 2011 Disney FamilyFun magazine Toy of the Year (T.O.Y) Award. — As of 05/23/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Teaches kids to work together; difficulty can be increased as players get better; eco-friendly.
Train Time includes two fold-out scenes and more than 50 reusable stickers. Packaged in a self-contained carry tote, it is available in 40 Sticker Tote designs. "The reusable stickers offer hours of play over and over again. Parents often comment that it's easy to take their kids on planes and to restaurants because they know their child will be entertained," Peaceable Kingdom Marketing and Operations Manager Donna Modrell told TDmonthly. — In a January 2012 survey about arts and crafts toys, Teresa Derry, owner of Annie's Toy Chest in Cocoa, Fla., told TDmonthlythat other than Sticky Mosaics from the Orb Factory, her best seller in the category was stickers from Peaceable Kingdom. They sell between 15 and 20 each month.
This solo project includes everything a girl needs to create six butterflies. It comes with six paper butterflies, 184 glitter stickers, removable, non-staining adhesive for attaching butterflies to any surface, and instructions for five projects. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010
The Silly Monsters Quick Sticker Kit includes three bodies (printed on both sides) with stands and over 45 stickers to decorate, mix and match for monster mayhem. It lets kids use their imaginations to create silly monsters. Stickers include eyes, noses, hair and mouths. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: 2010.
This kit includes three fairy paper dolls with stands, three fairy wings and more than 150 glitter stickers. Donna Modrell, marketing and operations manager of Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly, "Girls will love decorating and playing with these enchanted fairies. It's super simple sticker fun!" Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: 2010.
Kids can pick up a pen and get started laughing with this wacky book of activities. The tote includes two write-and-wipe pens, a clean-up cloth and 17 pages of fun activities to play alone or with friends. Launch date: 2010.
With this playhouse and paper doll set in one, kids can open the box and unlock hours of imaginative play. It includes four stand-up mermaids, 80 reusable stickers, a castle topper, peek-a-boo flaps, and a tea table. "Reusable stickers add a special element to this item. The stickers provide for multiple use and encourage imaginative and inventive play since they can be moved around and mixed and matched," Donna Modrell, Marketing & Operations Manager, Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2010.
This or That? is a fun way to learn something new about someone you know. It’s packed with lots of question and is designed as a simple, everything-included, take-along game for waiting rooms, restaurants, planes, back seats, parties and any time there’s down time. "This or That? is the perfect cross-market item; it places well in all store types," Donna Modrell, Marketing & Operations Manager, Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2010.
Fish Stix is a visual strategy game. To start, players place 1 fish stick in the center of a table where all players can reach it. Give 3 sticks, 1 scoreboard, and 6 fish tokens to each player. Players take turns matching fish by color and direction. For every fish matched, a player moves her fish tokens that number of spaces on her scoreboard. The first player to move all tokens to 10 wins! For 2-4 Players. This game was named one of Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products 2009 and 10 Best Games 2009.
Featuring a cover image of a strong horse running in a field of flowers, this diary contains 240 colored pages with lines for writing. It includes a lock with two keys and measures 6 3/8” x 6 ¼” x 1. — In fall 2009, three of 39 retailers named journals and diaries as best sellers for tween girls. — Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo & Co. in Denver, told TDmonthlyher store sells 8 to 10 journals from Peaceable Kingdom Press each month.
The kit consists of 90 reusable stickers that can be arranged and rearranged on three backgrounds: “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” The tote makes the entire kit convenient for on-the-go fun anywhere. Launch date: December 2007. — Pamela Byers, owner of The Ark Toy Company in San Francisco, Calif., told TDmonthly that her store sells “about 60” Peaceable Kingdom sticker totes per month. — Over 20 different sticker-activity tote themes are available in Peaceable Kingdom Press’s Sticker Activity Tote line, including The Little Farm, Knights & Dragons, At the Ballet and Fire Station. — Five percent of retailers told TDmonthly that sticker kits are their best-selling arts-and-crafts item.
Secret Keeper Treasure Boxes & Stationery Sets include a mini notebook and mini pen, 20 fold-and-seal notes and 64 stickers packaged in a full-color three-drawer keepsake box. Each box is complete with lock and key and secret drawer. Mermaid and Groovy Girls themes are also available. Launch date: May 2007.
This set includes 24 sturdy game cards plus a 14” x 30” floor puzzle in a flip-top box. It helps children learn how to count and have fun with numbers. Animals, Colors, Curious George Story Scenes, Construction Zone and other varieties are also available. “As the child grows, she will transition from playing the game portion of the product to the more complex puzzle part. From the outside in, the item takes into account … high-quality materials (to withstand use over the years), bold and appealing colors (to keep the child engaged and curious), and much more,” Donna Modrell of Peaceable Kingdom Press told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2007.
A dreamy girl on a flying horse graces the cover of this 6” by 8” hardbound journal. Inside are 200 lined pages just ready to capture tweens’ innermost thoughts. — “So many of these kids want to be writers and published authors,” the Gietzes, owners of Where’d You Get That? in Williamstown, Mass., told TDmonthly. Horse images and other designs were among the little girls’ favorites. — Journals are often mentioned by retailers as being big in the tween years, too. — Peaceable Kingdom offers a variety of kid-friendly journal designs that should appeal to the next young breakout writer.