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Tree Change Dolls gives Bratz down-to-earth “makeunders”

Tree Change Dolls gives Bratz down-to-earth "makeunders"

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DIY project: make a snow globe from a recycled baby food jar

DIY project: make a snow globe from a recycled baby food jar

The most clever party favor my son has ever received was from a boy with an architect mom and sculptor dad. Yet the gift was more kitschy than Kahn, more crafty than Chihuly. In other words, it was

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Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

If you’re looking for an utterly charming (and affordable) way to introduce your little one to the magic of solar power, then Litogami is the way to go. Litogami offers a wide range of beautiful

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Sumblox building blocks stack up to teach kids math

Sumblox building blocks stack up to teach kids math

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20 DIY dollhouses that are eco-friendly, affordable and super easy for any parent to make

20 DIY dollhouses that are eco-friendly, affordable and super easy for any parent to make

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Anglerfish toy teaches kids about anatomy as it turns inside out to reveal its innards

Anglerfish toy teaches kids about anatomy as it turns inside out to reveal its innards

Curiosity and an active imagination are among out favorite kid qualities, and we adore toys that encourage new ways of thinking. Morris, a stuffed anglerfish toy is a perfect example: this reversible

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6 incredible stocking stuffers that run on imagination and brainpower

6 incredible stocking stuffers that run on imagination and brainpower

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Jumbo wooden cat stacking game balances family fun and building skills

Jumbo wooden cat stacking game balances family fun and building skills

And now for a family activity to partake in over the holidays that doesn’t include shopping, eating, or arguing: stacking cats. This new, larger version of the popular balance game features six

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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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Here’s hoping the proposed LEGO Addams Family mansion makes it to store shelves in a ‘snap’

Here's hoping the proposed LEGO Addams Family mansion makes it to store shelves in a 'snap'

The Addams Family may not be on your kid’s radar, but you likely grew up loving reruns of the show or the cult classic, star-studded movie adaptations. Although the kooky and quirky family members

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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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First toy store designed for children on the autism spectrum opens in Chicago

First toy store designed for children on the autism spectrum opens in Chicago

There are few things more frustrating than buying a toy that seems perfect for your child and then discovering it’s not up their alley at all. For parents of children with autism, this can be

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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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Tegu’s Sticky Monsters are magnetic mischief makers that inspire make-believe play

Tegu's Sticky Monsters are magnetic mischief makers that inspire make-believe play

The creative folks at Tegu are always coming up with imaginative and playful ways to build on their block repertoire, including customizable blockheads and a daredevil stunt team. Now they’re

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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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8 green designs we spotted at the world’s largest baby gear trade fair

8 green designs we spotted at the world's largest baby gear trade fair

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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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