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7 ATE 9 Back to top
7 ATE 9
Price $ 11.99
By PlayMonster
Age
8+
Best Family Fun

7 ATE 9 is a fast, exuberantly fun card game in which players race (no turn-taking!) to get rid of all their cards by solving simple math problems. At the outset, a single card is placed face up on the table and the entire deck dealt equally to all players. Each card displays a large yellow number (from 1 through 9) and a smaller number (from 1 through 3) that has both an addition and subtraction sign in front of it. Each...Read more

ALEX DIY Happy Little Loom Back to top
Age
8+
Best Creative Fun

ALEX DIY Happy Little Loom makes weaving stunningly easy to do while retaining all the qualities that make for a timeless and rewarding creative pastime. Children quickly find themselves making attractive, elaborate-looking bracelets, belts, headbands, scarves, a phone case, even a purse! Kids quickly slip into a state of relaxed concentration while employing smooth, repetitive movements that result in fast progress and p...Read more

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ALEX My Music Piano
Price $ 85.00
By Alex Brands
Age
3+
Best Creative Fun

ALEX My Music Piano is an outstanding way to introduce youngsters to the joys of making music. As visually appealing as it is portable, this beautifully crafted piano arrives fully assembled and ready to play. The 18-note keyboard spans one and a half octaves and has a surprisingly responsive action that allows for a clear articulation of tones, whether played slowly or rapidly. The keys, though sized for a child's hands,...Read more

ALEX My Music Play Table Back to top
Age
3+
Brain Child

This beautifully crafted table places a visually appealing musical playground at children's fingertips, one that elicits nonstop excitement and joy from kids as they explore its fascinating sights and sounds. Made from premium quality wood adorned with brightly colored designs, the tabletop contains an 8-note xylophone (one octave of the C major scale), a cymbal and a drum. Even the tabletop itself provides a fascinating ...Read more

ALEX Spa 3D Illusion Tattoos Back to top
Age
8+
Top Fun

ALEX Spa 3D Illusion Tattoos is a super-fun and creative way for kids to express their ever-evolving moods and personalities. The eye-catching vividness with which the resultant images (butterflies, hearts, gemstones, ladybugs, swirling patterns, and lots, lots more) stand out against the skin garners plenty of appreciative oohs and aahs from friends and family. Applying them is stunningly easy. Simply place the tattoo fa...Read more

Alex Spa Glitzy Locks Hair Sparkle Back to top

Alex Spa Glitzy Locks Hair Sparkle is a wonderfully creative and playful way for children to show off their creative flair. Kids adore the stunning ease with which they can transform their personal look in a matter of seconds. Included are 180 glittery, reusable sequins in several different shapes (stars, hearts, butterflies . . .) and colors. The stand & store applicator (also included) provides an attractive, compartme...Read more

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Amusemat
Price $ 24.99
By Marcus & Marcus
Age
6 mo.+
Parents Favorite Products

The Amusemat plate helps parents support their baby's growth and development by creating an environment conducive to young ones exploring all the wonders food has to offer: exciting sights, sounds, smells, tastes, contrasting textures and varying degrees of solidity, among others. With all that delicious fun at your fingertips, who wouldn't want to play with their food? The Amusemat is a single-piece, soft, molded plate m...Read more

Big Paw - Gizmo Golden Lab Back to top
Age
All Ages
Top Fun

It can be difficult to articulate exactly what causes one plush animal to stand out so strikingly from others, but suffice it to say that Big Paw - Gizmo Golden Lab has it, and then some! This adorable golden labradoodle excels in both softness and personality, with lifelike nose, paws and an irresistible expression that instantly captures and holds the attention of anyone within visual range. Nor was there any scrimping ...Read more

Brainy Bucks Time To Save ATM Back to top
Age
5+
Brain Child

Brainy Bucks Time To Save ATM is a fun and exciting way for children to learn about money, a hands-on, interactive approach that takes the mystery out of finances and helps pave the way for a happy, healthy future. The set includes a functioning mini ATM machine that comes to life each time your child inserts the Brainy Bucks debit card (included) as well as a highly informative 15-page financial literacy booklet filled w...Read more

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Chineasy Tiles
Price $ 89.00
By Chineasy Limited
Age
4+
Brain Child

Chineasy Tiles is a thoroughly engaging and entertaining way to develop Chinese language skills by playing games. It is a fun and effective approach that employs 48 essential characters that are the basis for more than 200 commonly used Chinese language phrases. The artwork on the game components uses cleverly designed images of common objects and actions that help players intuitively remember the name and meaning of thes...Read more

Crayola Creative Fun 2-Sided Board Back to top

This delightful 2-sided drawing board inspires children to constant acts of hands-on creativity with its abundant features and accessories. One side is a chalkboard with eraser and colored chalk included, while the flipside is a magnetic dry-erase board on which kids put the set's 80 magnetic letters and numbers to excellent use. Lightweight and with a built-in handle for easy carrying, Crayola Creative Fun 2-sided board ...Read more

Dragon Robot Back to top

Dragon Robot is several things at once: immensely satisfying build, informative science kit, fun and amusing motorized toy. Once assembled, sliding the switch to the on position sends Dragon Robot scuttling across the floor, its toothy jaws opening and closing prominently as it travels forward. Anticipation of that payoff keeps kids happy and focused while building this motorized creature, a process that consists primaril...Read more

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Drawmaster
Price $ 19.99
By Imports Dragon
Age
5-11 yrs.
Best Creative Fun

Drawmaster enables kids to create stunningly crisp, detailed drawings of their favorite action heroes or characters. Various sets include Spiderman, the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Young artists quickly become enthralled with the easy-to-follow process and impressive results. The key lies in the simplicity of the process: choose an action character to work with, select a background page and place it in the Drawm...Read more

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Dreidel Dog
Price $ 19.99
By The Mensch on a Bench
Age
Birth & up
Top Fun

This adorable plush dalmation enchants kids of all ages with his happy smile, dreidel-shaped spots, ultra-soft floppy blue ears and cute, waggly tail! Seated, Dreidel Dog is just under nine inches tall, the perfect size for all the hugging and cuddling that commences the moment children discover his presence. This puppy also has a secret of sorts. A yellow bandana around his neck contains a special pocket in which youngst...Read more

Face Paint Kit - Mega 16 Color Palette, Brushes and Stencils Back to top

This 16-color mega pack of professional grade face paint inspires children to new heights of creative fun and revelry. Just add a little water to the tip of a brush to activate the paint and let the festivities begin! The set's ultra- cool stencils and multiple-size brushes produce results worthy of a professional makeup artist, freeing kids to create fun characters and engage in spontaneous playacting with the utmost gle...Read more

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Flying Kiwis
Price $ 17.99
By Blue Orange Games
Age
6+
Best Family Fun

Even if Flying Kiwis weren't such terrific fun, it would undoubtedly win awards for things like zaniest game concept, most cleverly designed components and best board game catapult! The little kiwis (flightless birds native to New Zealand) would like to vacation abroad and have struck on the idea of shipping themselves out of the country disguised as kiwi fruit. Clever birds, those kiwi, but they need your help. On a sign...Read more

Helio Base Station Back to top
Age
0-13 yrs.
Parents Favorite Products

Helio Base Station emits LED light through specially designed discs whose content is projected onto the ceiling in a soothing contrast of shadow and light. Instead of seeing stars and moon projected onto the ceiling, kids are treated to a wealth of knowledge as they happily lie back and absorb entertaining educational facts and images that inspire lively interactions and enlightening discussions. Swapping out the discs ch...Read more

Ice Cream Truck Back to top
Age
5+
Top Fun

With Ice Cream Truck, making your own ice cream is amazingly simple and incredibly fun. After mixing up a few common ingredients and pouring them in the back of the truck, children are treated to a highly enjoyable show. At the flip of a switch, the brightly decorated truck begins rolling across the floor, playing Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer' in true ice cream truck fashion as it chills and prepares the ice cream. Smi...Read more

Ideal "What Did I Step In?" Game Back to top
Age
4+
Best Family Fun

What Did I Step In? is a fabulously fun memory game that keeps youngsters happily engaged for hours on end. The game's playfulness is gleefully amplified by the ingeniously silly component kids use to flip over cards in search of matches: a miniature red sneaker with a suction cup on the bottom. Press the sole of the shoe onto any of the Green Mystery Cards on the table and it sticks securely, allowing the player to pick...Read more

Janod Happy Tree Memory Game Back to top
Age
4+
Best Family Fun

Janod Happy Tree Memory Game skillfully updates the 'card-flip memory game' genre, adding twists and turns that send the fun soaring to new heights. The goal is to be the first player to reconstruct a tree according to a model laid out at the beginning of play. The model tree, comprised of 6 cards, always has the same base and top, but the order of the inner cards is shaken up each game. Players must duplicate the model t...Read more

Janod Hat Box Puzzle - Birthday Party Back to top

This joyously colorful puzzle could easily be measured in smiles per minute, so radiant is the response it evokes from children and parents alike. The extraordinarily high quality packaging - a hat box with carry handle and wooden latch on which every little detail has been attended to - is so appealing it could easily stand as a product in and of itself. Inside, though, is where the major fun is at, a 36-piece 19.7 x 15....Read more

Life Cycle Wheel Back to top

Life Cycle Wheel is one of the new products in 4M's exciting and enlightening Junior Steam series. Its ingenious construction let's children view images of living organisms at various stages in their life cycles, helping kids gain an understanding of how animals and plants grow and propagate. Six sets of life cycle cards are included (frog, bird, butterfly, ladybug, dog, apple). Each consists of 5 cards bearing colorful i...Read more

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