Category Archives: Toddlers

“Hug-a-Puzzle” by Alex Jr. Toys

Alex toys is pretty new at baby toddler toys, introducing Alex Jr. in 2008, but they have positioned themselves as a leader in launching innovative infant toys, in a market that seems flooded with just one more stacking toy. “Hug-a-Puzzle” … Continue reading

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“Bon Voyage” by Alex Jr. Toys

I never thought packing the car was particularly fun until I watched a one-year-old happily stuff the picnic basket, hat, ball, umbrella and suitcases into the trunk of this squishy, plump car. Eight soft, crinkly pictures to pack delighted toddlers … Continue reading

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“Mix ‘n’ Fix Mike” Cement Truck by WOW

Let’s face it. Kids love construction trucks–they’re attracted to dirt and earth moving vehicles of all sizes. I wanted to share some of my favorite construction toys with you if you are looking for good, flexible, fun toys to set … Continue reading

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“Flow ‘N’ Fill Spout” by Yookidoo

Toddlers are drawn to running water. Since the best part of bath time is playing with the stream as the tub fills up, imagine the investigating going on with the “Flow ‘n’ Fill Spout” as it keeps the water flowing … Continue reading

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“Taggies Rocker” by International Playthings

Kids lined up for a turn on Taggies’ newest giraffe rocker, swinging a leg over his sturdy, plush back and hanging on to the handles for a lively ride. Just the right size for a one to three year-old, this playful … Continue reading

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“Baby, Boo!” by Amazing Baby

  Research shows that babies love the human face, with all its unique angles, light and contrasting shadows, moving parts and eyes to engage.. Celebrating the simplicity of baby’s day–sleeping, kissing, giggling and  playing peek-a-boo–this delightful oversized board book, Baby, Boo! features … Continue reading

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“Five Little Ducks” by Amazing Baby

  Five Little Ducks disappear, one by one, ignoring mom’s call to come back to her Quack! A concise number book of subtraction, interactive touch and feel, rhythmic rhyme and bold graphics leads your baby through the circular cut-outs to reveal … Continue reading

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“One” Book Review

Through simple blotches of color, author-illustrator Kathryn Otoshi creates a gang of personalities cleverly tied to their hues–quiet Blue, outgoing Orange, bright Green, outgoing Purple and hot-head Red. Don’t be thrown off my the apparent simplicity of her drawings and … Continue reading

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I Can Do That Book Review

Speech Pathologists, by profession need to be creative people, when working with children to build their speech and language skills,  making the sessions so much fun that their little clients have no idea they are “learning.”  In the case of … Continue reading

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“Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed” by Mo Willems

Wilbur doesn’t get it. He loves fancy clothes. Why do naked mole rats have to miss out on dress up? Who made the rules? Scooped up by his colony of critical mole rats, he is taken before the great portrait … Continue reading

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