HABA’s Little Friends Bendy Dolls

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HABA’s Little Friends Bendy Dolls are a huge success at my house! My daughter and my son love these cute little bendy dolls. They are perfect for little hands. The arms and legs bend easily and they are just right for all the imaginary play your child can think up.
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My daughter who is 9 instantly fell in love with these dolls and put them to play right away in her doll house.

While she is at school my 3 year old loves playing with these dolls. They have been added to his fun sensory bins where we build playgrounds for them and obstacle courses. He has them zooming through the air like superman and back down again just in time to have lunch with him.
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BUY IT: HABA’s Little Friends Bendy Dolls are sure to be a hit with your little ones. These 4 inch tall “bendy dolls” are made from flexible soft plastic, with metal wires inside which allow for them to be posable. MSRP: $7.49. For ages 3 years +. Available at www.HABAusa.com

Educational Insights The Sea Squad

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Meet the Sea Squad: Flipper the anglerfish, Dipper the octopus, Chomper the shark, and Bob the clam.

Pretend play and puppet shows will be a splash when these comical marine friends hit the scene. Their googly eyes, vivid colors, and hilarious expressions will inspire creative play and transform story time into the ultimate sea adventure.
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They’re Learning!

Encourages self-expression
Inspires dramatic and creative play
Develops communication skills

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4 Sea Animal Puppets-on-a-Stick perfect for pretend play
Great for puppet shows, circle time, YouTube videos, family announcements, and more
Two ways to open and close mouth
Wipe-clean surface
Part of the best-selling Puppet-on-a-Stick™ line
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Educational Insights: Design and Drill Review and Giveaway

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Educational Insights makes some fantastic toys. One of our new favorites is the Design & Drill Socket to Me Game. My kids were all drawn to this game. We do like to build and do wood working. So this toy was right up our alley. What I really liked about this game is that all three kids were interested and played with it at the same time. Liam was able to play with this toy just like his older brother and sister. This game definitely works your childs fine motor skills. But it also helps them use there language skills. We talked about the different colors we counted the bolts. We worked on taking turns using the socket to completely tighten the bolts. Afterwards they used their imagination to create pretend play scenarios for their creations. This is a great classroom toy to. There are plenty of bolts and four different projects to work on. The only issue would be there is only one socket wrench if you are using it for small group play. But like we did at home you can use that as a great opportunity to work on sharing and taking turns.
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Kids can spend a rainy summer day designing a boat, robot, rocket or something from their imagination! Once the sun is out, they can take their creation out to play! Design & Drill® Socket to Me is for ages 4 and up.
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Shh… They’re Learning
Develops fine motor skills
Encourages creativity

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Cut to the Chase
Kids use a working socket wrench to attach colorful bolts
4 Hands-on construction projects included
Completed projects are perfect for pretend-play
No batteries required!
Part of the award-winning Design & Drill line of toys

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It was fantastic to see all my kids playing with the same toy!
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Holiday Gift Guide: Learning Resources MeCorder™, Mini Video Recorder- Giveaway


Kaia loves to record herself. I have yet to meet a preschooler who is not all about recording themselves! The MeCorder makes it easy for her to record herself. She can easily record and playback her hilarious antics, lovely songs, and quirky personality. Plus I don’t have to worry about her breaking this recorder it is very sturdy. She loves the MeCorder because she can see herself as she records. Plus if you want to give your kiddo a reassuring message to take wit them on these easy to store recorder go for it! Mom and Dad can record reassuring messages that the child can play back, for instance on a school bus. The MeCorder can easily fit in your pocket, backpack etc. The MeCorder is also great for sending messages and progress back and forth between parents and teachers. There are so many uses for this great little recorder but Kaia and Mikey’s favorite is of course recording themselves. I don’t blame them they are beautiful I love seeing their recordings too!

Compact video recorder that’s simple enough for the whole family to use

Capture fun messages, creative performances, storytelling and more

Upload, share and charge via USB

Features 30-second recording, playback, LCD screen, mic and magnetic back

Measures 2.25″ x 2.25″

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Holiday Gift Guide: Learning Resources Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set- Giveaway

We go to the Farmer’s Market every Friday. It is actually one of our favorite things to do. The kids get to run around before Kaia goes to school. They get to try new fruits and veggies and they always get a treat (usually a honey stick or yummy piece of fruit). Well one of my favorite companies has brought the Farmer’s Market to my living room. Indeed my kiddos get to reenact one of our favorite “errands”. The Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Game may be one of my favorite educational games. It is just way to cute and it applies to so many learning activities. While of course there is the obvious color sorting there is also sorting by fruit vs vegetable. You can use them for pattern games, math games, and of course just talking about the different kinds of fruits and vegetables their names and more which can also lead into spelling and writing. And just playing with them for Imaginary play purposes is always nice. This set is beautiful, fun, educational, and just plain awesome!

Sort and sell bushels of realistic produce! Perfect for dramatic play and nutrition lessons too

Includes Activity Guide, 25 foods and stickers for labeling 5 baskets (red, yellow, orange, green and purple)

Baskets measure 4″H x 5.5″ in diameter

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