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What does every parent want for their child at holiday season and any time of year?  A happy, healthy, confident child.  Kimochis (KEY.MO.CHEES) means “Feeling” in Japanese and is an award-winning educational toy that helps children learn to understand and express emotions in a fun and comfortable way. When a parent and child learn positive ways to manage the ups and downs of daily life, the parent-child connection is strengthened which builds self-esteem, confidence and emotional intelligence in our children.

Kimochis: Helping Your Child Express Feelings

Like 1 Google +1 0 Retweet 1 What does every parent want for their child at holiday season and any time of year? A happy, healthy, confident child. Kimochis (KEY.MO.CHEES) means “Feeling” in Japanese and is an award-winning educational toy … »» Read the article

What if you could put in a CD for your child that was engaging, fun, educational and you could actually enjoy it too?  The Dream Jam Band was formed under these exact principles.  Comprised of entertainers, musicians and teachers, The Dream Jam Band composes and performs music based on the principle that young children are endowed with a capacity to synthesize musical ideas, enhancing learning in all areas.  What does this mean for mommy?  Music you can feel good about letting your kids listen to without going batty yourself – (purple dinosaurs anyone?!).

Dream Jam Band: Music That Will Have Your Child Singing, Dancing and Learning

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Like getting 80% off baby and kids' stuff? Then this is your lucky day! The list of private online shopping clubs with huge sample sales are exploding these days - lucky for all of us! Now we're excited to present another one that's just perfect for parents: Totsy.com!

If you have a baby, a child, plan on having a child, or plan on shopping for someone else's children at any point in your life, Totsy is a fabulous destination. Members save from 40 to 80% off baby gear, designer children’s clothes, nursery essentials, toys and everything for the family. The brands are terrific, from Zutano, Haba toys to Kettler furniture.

Totsy Sample Sales: Save in Style

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Enjoy doing art projects with your kids?  Then you'll love Clementine Art, a natural, fresh, real way of doing art with children.  This full line of natural paint, glue, modeling dough, crayons, crayon 'rocks' and markers is inviting and open-ended, encouraging children to create real art.  We love the fact that since these art supplies are all natural, they support the healthy development of your child.

Clementine Art: Eco-friendly Kids Art Supplies

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Every little girl wants to carry their baby dolls like mom does.  Now she can with MyWallaby Doll Carrier.  This pint size baby doll carrier is perfect for every girl's favorite doll or stuffed animal.  Girls will also love the fact that it functions as a hip, stylish messenger bag.  Violet Affleck sure does, having been spotted out and about with a big smile and her MyWallaby Doll Carrier.

MyWallaby Doll Carrier: The Doll Carrying Purse

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We recently discovered Happy Blankie, soft, oversized cuddly animals that are the perfect combination of stuffed animal and blanket.  Pretty neat right?  But that's not the best part.  Every time someone buys a Happy Blankie, an identical blanket is given to a child in a hospital, orphanage or distressed situation around the world.  How cool is that?  Their mission is "one to love" and "one to give".  What a great lesson for every child!  Celebrity moms Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling, Courteney Cox and Kelly Rutherford all agree.

Happy Blankie: One to Love and One to Give

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Who knew that making a mistake could be so much fun!  Kids will be a little more excited about doing their homework with KidsErasers.  This entertaining collection of erasers will turn every child (and many parents) into pencil users.  With erasers like hamburgers and fries, iPods, cell phones, skateboards, donuts and pancakes, penguins, elephants and rubber duckies, how can you resist?

KidsErasers: Making Homework Fun

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Kids like to carry their toys and dolls with them wherever they go.  Keeping tracking of them, however, usually falls on the shoulders of mom or dad.  Carry Me Babies has just made parents' lives a little easier with its collection of t-shirts which allows kids to carry their favorite friend right on the front of the shirt.  A handy little pouch on the front of each shirt conveniently holds a small doll or teddy so it's always available when your child needs or wants it.

Carry Me Babies T-Shirts: Doll Carrier & Shirt in One

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Almost every parent invests in a baby crib mobile.  Babies just love them because it calms them when they're trying to go to sleep.  Once they're old enough to pull the mobile down, however, most parents remove them.  For those of us who'd like to continue to entertain our tots with mobiles even as they outgrow the crib version, we introduce you to the Fandangling.

The Fandangling quickly turns any ceiling fan into an interesting mobile that is totally safe for kids of all ages, as it's out of their reach. It's an entertaining, unique baby/child gift that will last much longer than traditional mobiles.  Choose from fun themes such as butterflies, safari, underwater adventure, sports, bugs and more.  Or you can customize your own.  The kits easily attach to any ceiling fan in minutes. Then just set your fan to low speed and let the fun begin!

Another thing we love about Fandangling is that they donate 10% of the proceeds to organizations such as Build.org and ThinkingOutsidetheCage.org.

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Fandangling: Turn Your Fan into a Fun Mobile

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With nearly every famous designer spinning off kid’s lines, it’s become harder and harder for busy moms to keep up with their mini fashionistas, especially on a budget (Suri Cruise buying up $800 Ferragamo handbags isn’t helping). As busy moms flock to sites like Gilt to maintain their own hautness on a budget, they’re also turning to flash sale sites like Zulily.

Zulily: Daily Deals on Favorite Kids Brands

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Most kids experience feeling lonely, sad, happy and mad, but don't always know what to do with their feelings.  The world of Worry Woos was created to help them understand and cope.  In this first of a kind award winning book series, written and illustrated by Andi Green, emotions themselves are turned into  lovable characters which embark on fanciful journeys of self awareness. 

From loneliness to confusion, each WorryWoo  offers a positive spin on topics that don’t always have easy answers. They elicit a wonderful opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss emotions in an empathetic, open ended way and are accompanied by a huggable plush to underline the point that feelings don’t have to be scary.
 
The WorryWoos have won multiple awards including The Creative Child Top Toy Award, TD Monthly Top Toy Award, Iparenting Toy Award and were just recently featured on The Today Shows Top Ten Unique Gifts. So go ahead embrace your emotions and find your inner “Woo” with the WorryWoo Monsters.

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WorryWoos Book & Plush: Helping Kids Understand Emotions

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Brooke Shields, Marcia Cross and Jessica Alba all keep their tots busy with Miss Brittany's Preschool Organic Fun Dough.  Just like the classic, except that it's organic.  Made of 100% nontoxic and recyclable materials, so parents don't need to worry if their child takes a nibble.

Miss Brittany’s Organic Fun Dough

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For young fans of Nickelodeon's iCarly, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, Sakar International has released a series of digital cameras, video cameras and webcams themed with their favorite characters for creative play. Value-added extras like interactive software based on the shows and even the ability to take pictures underwater make for hours of fun.

Sized to fit kids' hands, the new cameras let young 'publishers' create their own adventures in the house or outdoors and publish them for friends and family to view. The character-branded devices encourage children to be creative and imaginative - like the television characters that inspired them - as they build their own shows and communicate with friends.

The new cameras are immediately available at Toys 'R Us with MSRPs of $29.99 to $49.99. They include:

iCarly Digital Video Cam with Faceplates (MSRP $49.99) - This compact, resilient video camera comes with different faceplates and interactive software based on the Emmy-nominated children's show iCarly, which features teenager Carly Shay and the web show that she creates with her friends. With the digi cam, kids can videotape with their friends and create their own web shows. Ages 7-12.

iCarly Mini Web Cam with Faceplates (MSRP $29.99) - Also standard with changeable faceplates, this web cam includes a fun software suite based on Nickelodeon's iCarly. Children can chat with friends, send video emails or record videos to create their own web show, just like Carly. Comes with integrated microphone. Ages 7-12.

Dora the Explorer Digital Video Cam (MSRP $49.99) - In honor of Dora's 10th anniversary, this new digital video camera is extremely easy for younger children to use. A hand strap and resilient build give the camera an extra sturdy feel. Interactive software based on the show makes it simple for preschoolers to film their own backyard adventures. Ages 3-6.

Dora the Explorer Talking Digital Camera (MSRP $29.99) - Perfect for little kids, this organically shaped camera includes a software suite and interactive functionality as well as a number of built-in phrases from Dora, activated by pressing certain buttons. Ages 3-6.

SpongeBob SquarePants Underwater Camera (MSRP $29.99) - We all know SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea, but how does he take pictures of his friends and family? Waterproofed for guaranteed pictures at the beach or pool, this underwater camera takes up to 152 photos and comes with a cool SpongeBob-branded design and case. Great for vacations to Bikini Bottom. Ages 5-11.

Nickelodeon: Kids Cameras & Webcams

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Winter definitely starts to feel a little long this time of year.  Not too excited about another dull night in front of the television? Time to turn off the tv and host a good ol' fashioned family game night.  Find out who's the Monopoly Champ in your family with the new Championship edition of this classic favorite.

Now you can host a genuine Monopoly Championship in your own home!  Put your trading skills to the test and play, negotiate and win your way to the top of the league!  This edition, based on the actual Hasbro Monopoly championships, even features a speed die for a faster, more intense game of Monopoly.  Complete with tournament scorepad and tactical tips, it includes all the necessary tools to play like a pro and become your family champion.  The Monopoly Championship trophy could be yours - dad will never have bragging rights again!

Includes gameboard, 8 movers with carry bag, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, 1 pack of MONOPOLY money, 32 silver houses, 12 gold hotels, 2 number dice, 1 speed die, championship scorepad, champion’s trophy, 6 name strips and instructions.  For 2 to 6 players. Ages 8 and up.

Monopoly: The Championship Edition of a Classic Family Game

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The classic yellow rubber ducky is no longer just for the tub.  Now, thanks to Celebriducks, they're available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and themes.  These fun favorites have become a collector's item for kids and adults alike.  Just in time for Valentine's Day, the company introduced it's latest addition, Cocoa Canard, French for chocolate duck.

Cocoa Canard: V-day Chocolate Rubber Ducky

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Celebrity Baby Scoop was recently introduced to Cloud B, a children’s toy company specializing in plush toys that help children sleep better.  Cloud B, the baby sleep specialist, was established by two new mothers with the philosophy that every baby deserves a sound night’s sleep for healthy development. Cloud B’s products are developed in consultation with an advisory board of pediatricians and sleep specialists with a single focus: to achieve a better, safer sleep for babies and children everywhere.

Cloud B: Plush Toys for Better Sleep

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We love Little Pim and just recently reviewed their fun DVDs as one of our "Tried, Tested & True" products. A couple of months ago Little Pim added two new products to their award winning line and I was super excited to try them out.

The Little Pim French Bop CD is a collection of 15 fun and cheerful songs which highlight vocabulary taught on the DVDs - three of which are originals by  Milkshake, a popular band on the kid music circuit. My daughter loves her tunes and the ones featured on this disk were cute without being cheesy. Some of those children's songs can get a tad irritating at times however the French Bop was very pleasant on mamas ears. The CD also contains a 16-page lyrics book which includes an English translation of all of the songs. Musical learning is a fun and easy way for children to pick up a different language and the CD makes it easy to "bring" learning along on car trips!

Little Pim: French Bop CDs & Flash Cards

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One of the hottest products in educational toys this year are the Kimochis...toys with feelings inside. The perfect gift for toddlers (and their parents).  With an already strong following, even celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Garner can't resist!  This brand has also been awarded the Creative Child Magazine 2009 Seal of Excellence and Best Vacation Products by Dr. Toy. 

Kimochi (key.moch.ee) means feeling in Japanese.  And that's what this brand is all about.  Feelings can be messy and, using the Kimochi characters, kids can get in touch with their own emotions in a fun and comfortable way while at the same time communicating what they're feeling to their parents.  These tactile, interactive toys come in a range of characters including Cloud, Huggtopus, Cat, Lovey, and Bug.  Each interactive Kimochi has a pouch to store its feelings-felt cushions in bright colors with a facial expression on one side and the name of the emotion on the other side. Children learn by placing the cushion that best matches their feelings into their Kimochi and sharing the experience. The process calms, comforts and instills confidence.

Kimochi: Emotion & Feeling Toys

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This is one company that is truly unique! Founded in 2004 by Jennifer Cura, The Patchwork Bear offers beautiful homemade teddy bears, quilts and pillows using buttery soft minky and chenille fabrics. They even offer customization options! Whether it be a wedding dress, your child's favorite T-shirt or a piece of clothing that holds sentimental value, the original keepsake/memory bears can be made up of 1 or up to a combination of 6 pieces of clothing.

Adoption bears are a wonderfully unique and memorable gift idea for those either going through an adoption or someone who has just adopted a child. Just ask Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as each one of their six children were gifted with one of these cuddly friends!  Handmade with the utmost quality and care, these bears feature the flag of your the child's birthplace sewn on it's foot .  A portion of every adoption bear order is donated to Children's Hope Chest, an orphan care ministry that reaches thousands of orphans through their orphan sponsorship programs.

The Patchwork Bear: Cherishable Keepsakes & Unique Gifts

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As a mom, I am forever on the lookout for innovative and creative toys for my kids. Kushies is renowned for their quality children's products and their toy line Zolo is nothing short of fantastic! Inspired by EQ, the Theory of Emotional Intelligence and created with the guidance of child development experts, Zolo's toy design is said to stimulate the function of more brain cells than traditional baby products. 

  Winner of 5 awards and recommended for ages 0-100, Kushies Stacrobats Magnetic Stacking Acrobats help to build imagination, dexterity and independent play. From the cute figures right down to the carry case they come in, Stacrobats is an all-round winner. 

This fun set includes 5 fun and colorful magnetic figures, 3 magnetic balls and a powerful magnetic base which becomes the "stage platform". The base also doubles as a carrying case with a see through "window" and zipper closure. 

Both my 3-year-old and 9-month-old daughters had so much fun creating their own little Acrobatic circus! The stripes and bold colors grabbed my youngest daughter's attention and she was just as fascinated with the whole balancing concept as her older sister. 

Stacrobats also encourages:

·          Explorative play

·          Flexible thinking

·          Self-expression
           
·           Creativity 

·          Self-confidence

·          Hand & eye coordination


I have to say one of my favorite things about this toy is how everything fits neatly in the carrying case. Being able to bring something like this while traveling is definitely a bonus!

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Tried, Tested & True: Kushies Stacrobats

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