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10 “Fun Stuff” Ideas for Gifts | By Parents' Choice
Want to add an extra dose of fun to your holiday gift lists? Check out these Parents’ Choice “Fun Stuff” award winners! Blankie Tails™ Mermaid and Shark Blankets Ages: 1 & Up Manufacturer: Blankie Tails Price: $34.95 The machine washable mermaid and shark blankets are soft, cozy, and like a sleeping bag so kids can crawl [...]
10 Doll and Playset Gift Ideas | By Parents' Choice
Planet Play Cubes Ages: 1 & Up Manufacturer: Haba Price: $19.99 HABA’s Planet Play Cubes are cleverly designed, well-made and well-priced. Compact, portable, light-weight, self-storing, these cubes beckon. The children enjoyed mastering how to fold and unfold the cubes to create the playsets The Land of Faeiries, or My Little Town. Click here for the full Parents’ [...]
Parents’ Choice Awards: Top 10 CD’s of 2016 | By Parents' Choice
What lands a children’s album on a gift list? The subject matter, storytelling approach, or musical genre may differ, but whether funny or soulful, fanciful, educational, or grounded in a child’s everyday life, the hallmarks of the finest recordings for children and families are authenticity, inspired vision, an irresistible invitation for repeat listening, and above all, [...]
9 Gift Ideas for Inventors | By Parents' Choice
Brackitz 170 Piece Inventor Set Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: brackitz Price: $99.99 These easy-to-handle playful planks and connectors are appealing to the eye, the touch, and both left and right sides of the brain. The three and four way connectors work at any angle, and the motion connectors allow designs to rotate. As children’s skills develop, [...]
11 Gift Ideas for Game Lovers | By Parents' Choice
Cheese Stack Ages: 3 & Up Manufacturer: Getta1Games Price: $16.99 Designed for little ones, this game is a fun way for preschoolers to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, learn about balance and practice cooperation by stacking rippled cheese wedge shaped game pieces. Click here for the full Parents’ Choice Awards review and click here to purchase. [...]
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