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Animal Puzzle

Animal Puzzle

This beautiful animal puzzle was designed by Aoi Huber Kono in 1975 for Naef Toys, Switzerland . Make an elephant, monkey, lion, owl, hare and bear with 25 maple wood cubes. Along the way, you also might discover such bizzare creatures as a bear-owl or an lion-monkey. It comes in a white gift box, with three guide cards illustrating the basic six animals.

Each piece is 1.38″ x 1.38″ x 1.38″.

star US $98 from Nova68

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Posted on December 3rd, 2006

Multicultural Colours Washable Markers

Crayola Multicultural markers
The perfect set of markers for kids who like to draw people and who know that not everyone is a pale pink colour. There are eight colors per pack: tan, mahogany, tawny, golden beige, terra cotta, beige, bronze and sienna. Multicultural pencils and crayons are also available.

Stocking Stuffer

star US $4.99 from The Crayola Store

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Posted on December 2nd, 2006

Sonny Angel Animal Series

Sonny Angel
This modern take on the original Kewpie doll comes with one of an assorted number of cute animal hoods. Each doll is made of PVC and is 3 inches high.

star US $6.95 from Kidrobot

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Posted on December 1st, 2006

Fortune Shaker

fortune shaker
12 positive messages written on wooden sticks are shaken in their holder until one pops out. They include sage advice such as “it’s good to share” and “be gentle to animals”. Ages 2 – 6

Stocking Stuffer

5.5″ high

star US $32 from Maxwell Silver

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Posted on December 1st, 2006

Remote Control Mini Forklift

RC Mini Lifter

This Mini Forklift is remote controlled and comes with a pallet, two boxes and a barrel. It’s 5 inches long and 3.5 inches high.

star US $15.97 from HobbyTron

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Posted on November 30th, 2006

Playmobil Children’s Bunk Beds

Playmobil bunk beds

This set of playmobil includes two kids, their toys and their beds, which can either sit side by side or stack as a set of bunks.

Stocking Stuffer

star US $7.95 from Amazon

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Posted on November 30th, 2006

Folk Face Cushion

Folk Face cushion

This lovely serene face cushion will smile up from a bed or favourite reading chair.

starUS $65 from Busy Being

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Posted on November 29th, 2006

Singing Cubees

Singing Cubes

Each of these cute animal cubees opens and closes its front flap while singing a song when you press the button on the top. If you stack them into a pyramid you can enjoy one animal singing while the other two provide backup. They come in sets of three, either farm animals or pets. Ages 6+
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Size: 1.5″ h x 1.5″ w x 2″ d

starUS $18.00 from MoMAstore

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Posted on November 29th, 2006

Mighties

Mighties

Super strong magnets to hold up all that important kids’ art. One mighty is strong enough to hold 10 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

starUS $10.00 for a pack of 8 at Plastica

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Posted on November 29th, 2006

Chronicle Books offers 40% off through December 10

Books to check out for kids

Our friends at Chronicle Books wrote in to let us know that they’re offering 40% off of all titles through December 10th. If you’ve had your eye on any of the lovely books that Chronicle offers, now is the time to buy! A couple of good seasonal picks might be 52 Christmas Activities, I Made It Myself! Christmas: 38 Festive Crafts and Recipes, and our all-time favorite, Olive, the other Reindeer.

Posted on November 28th, 2006

Animal Bags

Animal bags

What to do with all those soft toys which keep piling up in huge mounds in corners, on and under beds and across the floor? I bought my kids a couple of wicker baskets today but these wonderful Animal Bags would be the perfect answer. Big soft zip up bags which act as storage and a soft squooshy seat. (via) 2+ years

starUS $59.99 from Amazon

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Posted on November 28th, 2006

Basket of food

Food basket

As you can see from the photo above, Haba’s wonderful basket of fruit comes with essential wooden food stuffs such as an egg, a chocolate bar, cheese, bananas, salami, fruit and a bottle of milk. 3+ years

starUS $18.99 for a pack of at Oompa Toys

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Posted on November 27th, 2006