Archive for November, 2006

Word Whammer

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Word Whammer
The Word Whammer is a letter recognition, phonics and spelling tutor with strong magnets that attaches to your fridge. It comes with 32 magnetic letters, and features 3 different spelling games. We’ve got one of these at home and AJ loves it. Ages 4-8

starUS $19.99 from Amazon

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Russian Never Fall Doll

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Plastic Russian Doll

This roly-poly, plastic retro Russian doll has weights in the bottom so it will never tip over. When gently knocked or bumped by a little person it rocks back and forth and makes a soothing jingly sound.

Size: comes in four sizes from 5.5″ high to 16″ high

starFrom US $18 For the smallest of 4 sizes from Plastica

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Deluxe Nativity Scene

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Deluxe Nativity

This bright and cheerful hand painted wooden Nativity scene comes with an already assembled stable, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus in manger, 3 wise men bearing gifts, 3 shepherds and 5 animals. Age 3+

20 x 36 x 16 cms.

starUK £22.99 from Mulberry Bush

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John Murphy’s Stupid Creatures

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Stupid Sock Creature

Send John at Stupid Creatures a pair of CLEAN socks and some money and he will turn them into a one of a kind creature for you. You can make suggestions as to how many arms, legs, horns, ears, eyes and so on or you can leave John to weave (stitch) his magic and surprise you.

starUS $65.00 per creature, or $85 for a “Rush Job,” from Stupid Creatures

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Baseball Pinball

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Baseball Pinball game

This tabletop Baseball Pinball game looks like hours of fun for young baseball fans. Approximately 11″ x 11″. Ages 6+

star US $12.99 from Kazoo Toys

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HABA – Limited Edition Wooden Nativity Scene

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Haba Nativity

This Nativity scene by HABA has got to be my favourite. It’s a limited edition so get in quick because apparently they sold out in 2005. The set includes 18 detailed wooden pieces. Made of beexwax finished beechwood.

starUS $99.50 from Amazon

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Fisher Price Classics – Chatter Telephone

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Fisher Price phone

Remember these!? Fisher Price first released these toy phones in 1962 and are now being re-released as part of Fisher Price’s Classics range. With it’s rolling eyes and ringing dial it has a lot of charm. Ages 1+

starUS $15.95 from Ollie Bollen

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Make-a-long Story doll patterns

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Wee Wonderfuls Ideas

Download and print off the gorgeous Olive and Archie patterns from über craft-blog goddess Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls. While these patterns are a little too complicated for most kids themselves to follow, they will make the perfect handmade holiday gift for your little ones.


star US $10 PDF download from Wee Wonderfuls

Vintage Apples Onesie

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

apple grow-suit

Whimsical, colourful and unique – I love all of the clothing on Ponies n Sugar Cookies’ Etsy store – If only they shipped Internationally! This little soft Carter’s onesie is appliqued with apples cut from vintage fabric.

Size: 9 months

starUS $17 from PoniesnSugarCookies.etsy.com

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Nutcracker Art Kit

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Nutcracker Paint Kit

This paint-your-own nutcracker would make a great seasonal activity. The kit comes with a wooden nutcracker, brushes, paints, gloss, and a fun fact and painting guide. Ages 5+

star US $14.99 from Kazoo Toys

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Lincoln Logs

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Lincoln Logs

Lincoln Logs are a classic construction toy. This collector’s edition contains over 150 pieces, and comes with an individually numbered solid wood case measuring 14″ x 22.5″ x 4.25″.

starUS $78.90 from Amazon

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Monster Kids Teacup

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Monster teacups

Perfect for hot chocolate or baby chinos. These little cup and saucer sets come in four different Monster Kid designs; a werewolf, an X-Ray man, a mummy (pictured) and a vampire.

starUS $15.00 for cup and saucer from The Argyle Academy

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