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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a Hanukkah menorah featuring customized dolls wearing flame hats

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a Hanukkah menorah featuring customized dolls wearing flame hats

Kiddos love to partake in the Hanukkah tradition of candle-lighting, an integral part of the Festival of Lights, but with little ones it’s tricky because, you know, FIRE! This menorah of little

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Handcrafted unicorn horn headbands open new portals of magical make believe

Handcrafted unicorn horn headbands open new portals of magical make believe

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Infento lets kids build the life-size constructible rides of their dreams

Infento lets kids build the life-size constructible rides of their dreams

Give a kid some blocks or LEGO bricks, and she’ll build towers, bridges, castles, and all sorts of other contraptions. Give a kid an Infento, and you won’t believe what she’ll create.

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Oregon voters approve guaranteed outdoor school

Oregon voters approve guaranteed outdoor school

Almost 90% of sixth graders in Oregon used to attend a week-long outdoor school program, but due to budget cuts at local school districts in recent years, now only about half of students have the

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Densters are multifunctional toy monsters that make fort building a snap

Densters are multifunctional toy monsters that make fort building a snap

Fort building just got easier! Kids are experts at making fortresses and dens out of little more than some old sheets, blankets, and a table and chairs. For my two not-so-little-ones, the frustrations

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Wiggy the snail is a minimalist and playful alternative to traditional rocking toys

Wiggy the snail is a minimalist and playful alternative to traditional rocking toys

Once our kids start crawling, walking, and running, a snail is one of the last creatures that would remind us of them. Wiggy the wooden rocking snail is undeniably cute, kid-friendly and appealing

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Mom/interior designer creates a dollhouse masterpiece for her daughter while on maternity leave

Mom/interior designer creates a dollhouse masterpiece for her daughter while on maternity leave

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Malaville dolls celebrate the beauty of women and girls of color with a range of skin tones and natural hair texture

Malaville dolls celebrate the beauty of women and girls of color with a range of skin tones and natural hair texture

While we love that Barbie has moved beyond the original blond-haired, blue-eyed doll, diversity among dolls is still pretty limited. A model from St. Lucia is aiming to change that with her line of

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Dr. Jane Goodall-inspired doll clothes & accessories encourage young animal activists and conservationists to preserve the planet

Dr. Jane Goodall-inspired doll clothes & accessories encourage young animal activists and conservationists to preserve the planet

If you’re worried about Barbie and her impact on your child’s future professional aspirations, we have a different fierce female role model for you to consider: Dr. Jane Goodall. The

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Mom’s cardboard toy creations include a PAC-MAN console, Super 8 camera & a boom box

Mom's cardboard toy creations include a PAC-MAN console, Super 8 camera & a boom box

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Handmade, organic Frida Kahlo doll is an inspiring play buddy

Handmade, organic Frida Kahlo doll is an inspiring play buddy

Frida Kahlo is an amazing role model for all children, but girls especially: she was groundbreaking, resilient, passionate about art and life, and a determined feminist. So we were thrilled to find out

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‘Time Capsule’ offers kids an awesome opportunity to immortalize their childhood

'Time Capsule' offers kids an awesome opportunity to immortalize their childhood

While most children’s entertainment today focuses on screen-induced distraction, we’ve found a fun way for children to travel inside themselves on a ponderous journey to discover their

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Mother photographs the nature-filled adventures of her four homeschooled children in rural New Zealand

Mother photographs the nature-filled adventures of her four homeschooled children in rural New Zealand

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Wonderlab featuring 50 “mind-blowing” hands-on, interactive exhibits opens at The Science Museum of London

Wonderlab featuring 50 "mind-blowing" hands-on, interactive exhibits opens at The Science Museum of London

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LEGO unleashes Beatle-mania with Yellow Submarine set featuring minifigures of John, Ringo, Paul & George

LEGO unleashes Beatle-mania with Yellow Submarine set featuring minifigures of John, Ringo, Paul & George

Break out all your Beatles records on vinyl and get ready for a trip back in time, courtesy of LEGO. The company just announced the November 1st release date for the Yellow Submarine set, inspired by the

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Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone invites kids to get dirty, experiment & learn about nature

Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone invites kids to get dirty, experiment & learn about nature

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8 amazing playground masterpieces designed by the geniuses at Monstrum

8 amazing playground masterpieces designed by the geniuses at Monstrum

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Interlocking Ikos ‘blocks’ fit together to create spherical shapes

Interlocking Ikos 'blocks' fit together to create spherical shapes

We love seeing varying incarnations of blocks, and Ikos’s plastic puzzle-like pieces (made from 100% recycled & recyclable HDPE), certainly fit the bill for novelty: they don’t look

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