Family Gifts 2012 – Family Gift Guide

All Items are Sorted by Price - Most Expensive to Least Expensive

Shade Wagon

Shade Wagon

Description: Shade Wagon combines an umbrella, seats, cooler and storage in one for easy transport to tailgate or outdoor sporting events! No more trips back and forth from the event to the car. One trip makes it easy to spend more time with family enjoying the day. The Shade Wagon was created by two sisters who are also moms that love outdoor activities with their kids. Like most moms, they were tired of the hassle that tends to go along with outdoor events. Tired of arriving an hour early to places like water parks or parades to fight for a spot in the shade. They wanted to arrive and begin the fun immediately. From this desire the Shade Wagon was born! It was a way to bring your shade with you wherever you go. With the wagon acting as the anchor for the umbrella you can stop on any surface, drop your umbrella, unload your wagon, and begin enjoying the day with your family!

Price: $499.00 Visit the Website

Penguins + Pajamas Family Sleepover

Penguins and Pajamas

Description: Gather your flock for an unforgettable night at the museum during a Penguins + Pajamas sleepover at the California Academy of Sciences. Explore the Academy after-hours, enjoy special activities all evening, then unroll your sleeping bags in front of your favorite animal's tank. Complete with penguin-themed pajamas for the whole family, the experience will inspire memories that last for years to come. After all, how often do you get to snooze next to a colony of African penguins, or an albino alligator? Package includes: • Four tickets to any Penguins + Pajamas sleepover through June 2012. Check www.calacademy.org/events/sleepovers/ for schedule • Four pair of penguin-themed pajamas (adult and kid sizes available) • Pierre the Penguin: A True Story storybook, relating the tale of the Academy's famous wetsuit-wearing penguin • 15” penguin plush • (Retail value of this package is $643 – a savings of 38%)

Price: $399.00 Visit the Website

Custom Kid's Wagons

Matthew Mcconaughey's son Levi in his custom wagon

Description: West Coast Wagons, Hollywood Celeb’s favorite one-stop-shop for their very own customized wagon! West Coast Wagons designs one of a kind rides for tykes of all ages. From hand painted designs, to aluminum wheels & Pop-up DVD players, Celebrities can’t wait to pull their prize possessions around town in their pimped out wagons! Whether you pull them around the yard, through the park, or on the beach, the new stroller is a WAGON! Speciality designs for disabled children also available & built to your specifications. For more information, please contact Tiffany Nelson at (818) 355-5571 or visit our website at www.WestCoastWagons.com.

Price: $295.00 to $795.00 Visit the Website

MamaRoo Infant Seat

4moms mamaRoo in green

Description: Parents don’t vibrate like bouncy seats or swing like swings. They bounce and sway, and that’s what the mamaRoo does: it moves “like you do.” The mamaRoo is the only infant seat with five unique motions based on the natural motions of parents. Other features include five built-in nature sounds, an mp3 hookup, a reclining seat, and reversible toy balls patterned after classical works of art. The mamaRoo is available in six colors, and makes a great gift for infants (0-6 months), or for any new or expecting moms or dads.

Price: $199.99 Visit the Website

VIP Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Package

Aquarium Tank

Description: Invite a special someone to share a day of VIP treatment at the California Academy of Sciences. Take an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour and get an up close and personal look at the greenest museum on Earth. For lunch, choose between The Moss Room and the Academy Café, run by renowned chefs Charles Phan and Loretta Keller, and featuring local and organic ingredients. The Academy is yours to explore for the rest of the day, including express entrance to the four-story Rainforests of the World exhibit and reserved planetarium seating. After returning home, flip through your copy of Nests any time for a reminder of the treasures within the Academy and its research collections. Package includes: • Two tickets to the Behind-the-Scenes Tour (available daily; must be redeemed by June, 2012) • $50 Gift Certificate for The Moss Room or Academy Cafe • Admission to the Academy for the rest of the day (included in Behind the Scenes Tour ticket) • Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them, a book of photographs by Sharon Beals • (Retail value is $230 – a savings of 22%)

Price: $179.00 Visit the Website

Give The Gift Of Learning Math With Trickomatics

Kids Learn Math While Having Fun!

Description: Made available just five weeks ago, Trickomatics (www.trickomatics.com) is a unique computer program that provides kids with an alternate way to learn math. Kids learn to think in numbers using real-world situations through an animated cartoon and computer game with their favorite characters. The program comes in a variety of languages, including French, Korean, German, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Spanish and Italian.

Price: $129.99 Visit the Website

Fight Kids' Obesity With 123GoTV -Pedal The Bike, TV Plays, Stop Pedaling, TV Screen Goes Blank

Child with 123Gotv

Description: KIDEXERCISER, INC. LAUNCHES 123GoTV KIDS RIDE THEIR BIKES WHILE WATCHING TV FOR AN ENTERTAINING WAY FOR KIDS TO EXERCISE PEDAL THE BIKE, TV PLAYS, STOP PEDALING, TV SCREEN GOES BLANK A GREAT GIFT FOR KIDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Kids like to bike; kids like to watch TV – but can time-challenged youngsters engage in both and stay fit? It's as easy as 123GoTV, a pioneering invention from KidExerciser,Inc. that combines fun and fitness for kids right in their own living rooms. It's the ideal gift for kids for the Holidays.(www.kidexerciser.com) 123GoTV is a high-tech mix of entertainment and exercise, where kids get to enjoy two of their favorite pastimes: watching television and bike riding. "It's as simple as kids pedaling their cycle in front of a TV set," states Mullen. Kids pedal their bike to watch favorite TV program or videos; Stop pedaling, the TV goes blank. It’s fitness and fun, designed for children ages six to eleven. 123GoTV is simple to use. Just place the child's own bicycle into the secure trainer provided; the bicycle trainer lifts the rear wheel of a child’s bike, allowing freewheeling in a stationary position. A small generator and transmitter send an OK signal to a receiver attached to the TV set. Once connected, the cycle takes control of the TV signal. Kids pedal to watch their favorite TV programming; stop pedaling and the screen goes blank. Available for purchase on www.kidexerciser.com or www.123Gotv.com

Price: $99.00 to $199.00 Visit the Website

DaddyScrubs Swag Box

DaddyScrubs Swag Box

Description: Treat the new dad in your life like the celebrity he is with a DaddySwag Gift Box. Each item is personally selected by Mr. Daddy, himself – including a set of our signature DaddyScrubs. Celeb dads like Antonio Sabato Jr., Kevin James, Ian Ziering, John Roberts, Ty Murray, Cash Warren, and Donald Trump Jr are just a few of the proud parents sporting their DaddyScrubs! Product Features • DaddyScrubs – Edgy, Navy • I’m the Daddy Tee - White Edgy • I’m the Daddy Hat – Navy • I'm the Daddy coffee mug • 3 pens • Stickers • $79.95

Price: $79.95 Visit the Website

Juju Band Baby Gift Set

Juju Band Baby Gift Set

Description: The Juju Band Gift Sets are the perfect gift for expectant parents at Xmas time or for baby showers. Gift Set A contains: blanket, comforter, bib, band, onesie, socks, cap, and mittens. The band is used for 2 different purposes. First, it is used on the newborn as a shield to protect the navel from constant contact of diapers and clothing. This helps reduce the likelihood of irritation and infection. Secondly, the Infant band helps to relieve colic and soothe fussy babies. The snug fit calms and comforts even the most finicky infants. Its design is simple and made to accommodate even the busiest of parents! Families from all cultures have discovered the benefits of Juju Band. Juju Band Baby products are made from the highest quality cotton materials in the U.S.A . . Give the gift of tradition to your family or friends and try the Juju Band. Sold at http://sears.com . For more information visit http://www.jujuband.com

Price: $78.00 Visit the Website

Peanut's Pampered Pooch

Peanuts Pampered Pooch

Description: Back by popular demand, this doggy basket has everything they’ll need to keep their tails wagging! Starting with their playtime essentials, we have an eco-friendly Harry Barker Good Dog bone toy, multi-colored felt trophy balls and a Jax & Bones Nautical rope toy. After playtime they can be treated to spa time with biodegradable Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner. Finally, they can relax with the pet friendly scent of ‘Field of Dreams’ candy, and munch on their all-natural Peanut Butter Treats. Ben Stiller loved this basket so much he gave it to Babs! Starting at $75 As pictured $229

Price: $75.00 to $229.00 Visit the Website

PlasmaCar - The Car Fueled By Kid Power!

Plasmacar - The Car Fueled by Kid-Power

Description: PlasmaCar The Car Fueled by Kid-Power The PlasmaCar is a mechanical marvel that makes use of the cleanest and most inexhaustible energy source on earth…kid-power! By harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction, the PlasmaCar requires no batteries, no power-cells, no liquid fuel, just the occasional cookie or two. The PlasmaCar is also very durable and can handle a load of up to 100 kg (220 lbs) on a smooth, flat surface, and 55 kg (120 lbs) on a rough, flat surface, so parents can have fun too! Ages: 3+

Price: $69.99 Visit the Website

Ancestry.com Gift Subscriptions

Ancestry.com

Description: Ancestry.com is home to over 6 billion historical records and millions of family trees. Families can reconnect with long-lost relatives through and explore the paths their ancestors took to make them the family they are today. Ancestry.com gift memberships and products make great gifts for fathers and grandfathers. For example, a family might discover that their ancestors’ experiences during the World War II by exploring Ancestry.com’s WWII Navy Muster Rolls and Navy Cruise Books. Over two-thirds of Americans would have ancestor who lived through the Civil War, so many can find their families’ histories during this turbulent time by searching Ancestry.com’s Civil War Collection. Ancestry.com gift subscriptions begin at $69 for six months of access to the U.S.-focused collections and max out at $299 for world-wide access for 12 months. In addition to gift subscriptions, users can create unique family memory books, posters and gifts that showcase their family histories.

Price: $69.00 to $299.00 Visit the Website

5:1 Multi-Functional Cover Protects Babies And Transforms In Seconds

Cool Wazoo Is the Only Baby Pad Parents Will Ever Need!

Description: Cool Wazoo is a revolutionary multifunctional product that incorporates a high-tech material on the inside that works as a surface that repels heat, a large diaper changing pad, restaurant high chair cover, car seat cover, grocery cart cover and bucket swing seat insert. It's a 5-n-1! The Cool Wazoo was originally designed to protect children from the blistering temperatures of swing seats The uniquely flexible design of the Cool Wazoo makes it an indispensable product! Features: • It’s large surface are is an instant upgrade to any other changing pad on the market • It folds up compactly to fit into any diaper bag or purse • At the supermarket, it is perfect to keep babies from sucking on germy shopping carts • It provides a clean, comfy surface for snack time • In restaurants and on the playground, it protects from heat and grime • Perfect to take on trips as a clean changing surface Invented by a mom and approved by parents and doctors everywhere, the Cool Wazoo is an essential for every parent! And with four fashionable patterns it ensures that Mom and Dad can reflect their own individual style sense! Available for purchase at boutiques nationwide and online at www.CheerfulChild.com for $64.95

Price: $64.95 Visit the Website

The Original Baby Bullet Blender!

The Original Baby Bullet!

Description: The Original Baby Bullet™, which boasts a warm, cheerful design aesthetic, is much more than a blender – it’s a 22-piece comprehensive baby food making system designed to make mom’s life easier while ensuring baby begins life eating the healthiest, most nutrient-rich all-natural foods. Jarred baby food is much more expensive than homemade food and typically contains unhealthy sugars, preservatives and fillers (even when it’s labeled organic). With The Original Baby Bullet™, moms are in full control of every ingredient that goes into their baby’s food. Fresh is always best! Current Baby Bullet offer: Purchase The Original Baby Bullet™ 22-piece system for $59.97 plus shipping and processing at www.mybabybullet.com and receive the Stay Fresh Thermal Tiny Tote Bag as a free gift. This Baby Bullet-specific tote allows moms to take six Date-Dial lid storage cups of baby food on the go, ensuring freshness during travels.

Price: $59.97 Visit the Website

The Daddy Diaper Pack

The Daddy Diaper Pack

Description: The Daddy Diaper Pack™ in basic black is the ultimate backpack for Dads with full straps and clips to lock it down, and to take it off quickly and easily. The custom design allows less fumbling through deep pockets and eliminates struggling to take off the pack while holding baby. The side pockets are great for water bottles, baby bottles, and sippy cups. There’s a big pouch for diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes (and of course a small one for the “dirty stuff”). The front organizer pocket is designed for the essentials like keys, money, cell phone, pacifier, and small toys. The insulated cooler pocket is perfect for juice, bottles, and snacks. The skater straps are great for hooking everything from sand pails, to beach towels, to flip flops, hats, and even wet clothes. The Daddy Diaper Pack™ by DaddyScrubs is truly the ultimate go-to diaper bag for dads – perfect for all occasions like shopping, walking trips, car rides, and emergencies.

Price: $59.95 Visit the Website

GrandCamp Adventures Longbeard's Treasure Hunt

GrandCamp Adventures' Longbeard's Treasure Hunt

Description: A treasure hunt especially created for Grandparents & Grandkids that's easy to set up and fun to play for young and old alike. The detailed design and careful thought that went into creating this game is obvious from the time you see and feel its unique carrying case. This activity includes an exciting twist to the story only hinted in GrandCamp Adventures' "Here We Go! Around the World Family Adventure" storybook. The Longbeard’s Treasure Hunt activity features a note from this colorful pirate character as well as treasure maps, clues, coins and special action cards. Explore how the adventure evolves in a way that will have kids and adults alike scrambling from clue to clue to find hidden treasures. We've yet to complete a hunt where there wasn't and immediate cheer from the hunters saying "let's play it again!" GrandCamp Adventures is a company of fun and interactive kids products and games made especially to create deeper connections between grandkids and their grandparents.

Price: $54.99 Visit the Website

Tree Hugs Organic Knit Baby Sleeping Sack

Tree Hugs Organic Knit Baby Sleeping Sack

Description: Violet's Peapod loves how trees enrich our planet and our lives in so many ways. Therefore they are donating a percentage of sales for this peapod toward Plant-It 2020, a nonprofit tree-planting organization founded by John Denver. The newest addition to their collection is a 100% organic knit baby sleeping sack called Tree Hugs. This 2-layer must-have is made of high-quality luxurious certified cotton fabric that is soft to the touch and is eco-friendly. The fabric is made of cotton that is organically grown and milled in India without the use of pesticides and chemicals. The fabric conforms to the GOTS standards and meets social criteria as well. The color is natural with green trim, and features a handmade modern tree appliqué. This baby sleeping sack is gender-neutral and is bound to win the hearts of discerning, environmentally conscious moms and their babies alike. Product Features: •Made of 100% certified organic cotton. •Upside down zipper allows babies to stay warm on top while having diaper changed. •Peapod shape is designed with plenty of leg room for busy little bodies. •Sleeveless design provides good ventilation. Simply slip baby sleeping sack over baby’s pajamas. •Helps to reduce the risk of SIDS by replacing loose blankets in crib. •Handmade appliqué detailing. •Machine washable. •Mom-designed and made in U.S.A. These peapods make WONDERFUL baby shower gifts!!!

Price: $53.95 Visit the Website

StashAll: Stylish Accessories For The Physically Challenged

Red StashAll shoulder bag with accessories

Description: The StashAll has been designed as a high-end fashionable accessory for fun day trips or a more sophisticated night out. It features pockets/sections that allow the owner or a caregiver to easily locate a commonly grabbed item, like glasses or credit cards. It is lined in a high-quality, attractive fabric and provides optional, coordinating accessories, like a glasses case, cell phone case with neck strap, credit card case and discreet pouch for briefs that can be taken to the restroom. When StashAll creator Mary Tennyson’s 92-year-old mother wanted to attend the Ballet or do lunch, she always had a hard time pushing her walker and managing her purse at the same time. This need lead Mary to create The StashAll, an attractive bag that attached to the walker and would also fold up with the walker when it came time to put it in the car or set it aside once seated. The StashAll was born out of an important personal need, but has been tested by other seniors and caregivers alike who gave important feedback in the research and development process. The StashAll also comes in handsome styles for men who face the same problems and a version with a shoulder strap that can also be used by caregivers when not attached to the walker.

Price: $50.00 to $80.00 Visit the Website

Tandars

Tandars Assortment

Description: Tandars are the hottest new interactive pet from Yoha Technologies. They will react to you and talk to their friends. They are environmentally friendly and recharge thru USB connector in their tail. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Tarsier foundation in the Philippines as they are an endangered species. Check them out now at www.tandars.com

Price: $49.99 Visit the Website

GrandCamp Adventures' Meerkat Family

GrandCamp Adventures' Meerkat Family

Description: Begin your cuddly stuffed animal collection with the entire Meerkat GrandCamper family. A great reminder of the fun GrandCamp adventures you’ve been on as well as traveling companions for adventures yet to come, these high quality plush animals make the perfect gift for grandparents and grandkids to give each other. Collectible “GrandCampers” are an ongoing reminder of the legacy of love you’re building with each GrandCamp Adventure. The only plush animal line created just for grandparents and grandkids, these high quality charcters are sure to become a part of your family. Buy them all together for greater savings and then give them one at a time or all at once. GrandCamp Adventures is a company of fun and interactive children's products and games made especially to create deeper connections between grandkids and their grandparents.

Price: $49.95 to $139.95 Visit the Website

Moby Wrap

Moby Wrap - Indigo

Description: Moby Wrap Inc. was founded in 2003 by parents with a passion for babywearing who saw the need for a more comfortable, secure and versatile way to carry their infants. Made from the softest of cotton fabrics, the Moby (mother and baby) Wrap is by far the most comfortable baby carrier available today. It distributes weight evenly from the wearer’s shoulders to hips and aligns baby's center of gravity as close to the wearer's body as possible. Since its inception, Moby has expanded its line to include baby carriers and accessories in a gorgeous array of colors, prints and fabrics, including UV protected and organic cotton. Moby partners with other organizations that emphasize empowering parents. Moby products can be found in stores across the US and in more than 28 countries.

Price: $42.95 to $59.95 Visit the Website

Aacua By Maamam- 4 In 1 Multi-Use Bath Towel

aacua 4 in 1 Multi-Use Bath Towel

Description: The 4 in 1 New Generation Multi-Use Bath Towel Introducing a new approach to bath time!From newborn to toddler As an absorbent apron, aacua frees up both hands so that parents can provide 100 percent attention to their baby. When bath time is complete, parents simply wrap their baby with the apron still on without the need of reaching for an additional towel to dry their child. As a towel, aacua’s high quality 100 percent cotton terry absorbs water quickly while remaining extra soft to a child's skin. Parents can wrap their babies with aacua immediately after their bath to keep them warm and cozy. As a child grows, aacua converts into a comfortable bathwrap and avoids the need of a bulky towel that can be tripped on. With colored tabs that guide you through the instructions, aacua is easy to use!

Price: $42.00 Visit the Website

LAZER STUNT CHASER™

Lazer Stunt Chaser™ Flameout from Thinkway Toys

Description: Project light from the remote control and watch the Lazer Stunt Chaser race after it at over 300 mph (scale for tight turns. Dual-sided design with light-up wheels that change color when car flips over. Race the C hasers onto the stunt ramp and they’ll flip over and keep going! 1:32 scale; up to 40’ control range. Set includes: Lazer Stunt Chaser car with built-in rechargeable battery, wireless infrared remote control, stunt ramp, battery charger and instruction guide. Age: 4 and up

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

DaddyScrubs Bag 'O' Books

DaddyScrubs Bag o Books

Description: Bag O’ Books from DaddyScrubs makes a perfect shower or holiday gift for any expectant daddy. It comes with the “I’m the Daddy” Trunk Bag stuffed with five of our most popular baby and daddy books, plus a parenting guide – perfect for new daddies! Product Features: Includes I’m the Daddy Trunk Bag made from 1005 natural cotton canvas Includes 6 Books! I Love You, Daddy! by Edie Evans Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz The Daddy Book by Todd Parr Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer The New Dad's Survival Guide by Scott Mactavish Clifford's Big Day with Dad by Norman Bridwell Price: $39.95 (includes a savings of almost 10 dollars!)

Price: $39.95 Visit the Website

Smart Kid Book Set

Smart Kid Book Set

Description: Includes four award-winning Math and Science books. The titles included: One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math Also our books have been featured on National Public Radio, and have been recognized by leading math and science organizations. ALL of these titles are NSTA Recommends and both math books have been endorsed by NCTM.

Price: $34.95 Visit the Website

Scene It? The Twilight Saga

Scene It? The Twilight Saga

Description: Get Mom Scene It? The Twilight Saga, the perfectly fun DVD trivia game based on the ongoing saga of Edward, Bella and Jacob, the most talked-about trio in recent film history. Featuring clips, trivia questions and on-screen puzzles from all three of the Twilight Saga movies, mom can root for Team Jacob or Team Edward! Great for parties, girl's night or family game night!

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Perplexus Epic™ - The 3D Maze Game That Will Leave You Perplexed

Perplexus Epic™ from PlaSmart

Description: Perplexus from PlaSmart Inc. is a 3-dimensional maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a large-sized transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, Perplexus challenges players like no maze has before with numerous paths to choose from and dozens of barriers to overcome offering hours of entertainment and fun. Players can race each other or the clock. In addition to being an entertaining game, Perplexus is a great tool for cognitive development, encouraging children to exercise their problem-solving, motor and dexterity skills, as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. Ready for a new challenge? The new Perplexus Epic takes 3D mazes to a whole new level with more than 125 barriers to conquer! New for 2011. Age: 8 - 108

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Doggie Doo Game

Doggie Doo Game

Description: The #1 toy in the U.K. is set to take the U.S. by storm! It’s the gift that keeps on giving- the one-of-a-kind, brand new Doggie Doo Game (www.doggiedoogame.com). Just like the name says, this game is all about getting the pooch to poo. You feed the doggie and then take turns “walking” him with shovel in hand. Scoop up three #2s and you’ll be number one! The game is funny and entertaining for “kids” of all ages, complete with sound effects that will crack you up! Be the hit of the party- all you have to do is bring Doggie Doo. It’s the only game where scooping $#*@ makes you a winner! For more information, photos, a sample or an interview with the man behind Doggie Doo, contact [email protected] Check out the Doggie Doo Game in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyxN3NF4LT8 **British Toy Retailers Association chose the Doggie Doo Game as one of its top 12 must-have toys for 2012.

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Bee Inspired Gift Box

Bee a Mom - Bee Inspired Gift Box

Description: A Bee Inspired box is a beautifully crafted gift box filled with hand-rolled inspirational scrolls, with quotes from famous authors, poets, politicians and thinkers. The boxes are very attractive and unique. They’re relatively inexpensive gifts ($28.95) and can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Boxes are available for general inspiration, graduates, job seekers, moms-to-be and mothers The story behind how Bee Inspired came to be is heartwarming. Michigan resident Kristin Novak’s niece was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and she wanted to show support to her sister. The distance between Saginaw, Mich. and Chicago, Ill. seemed worlds apart. So she hand-rolled dozens of inspirational quotes and packed them into a little box so that her sister could read one every day to gain strength and feel her sister’s love. Four women now own and manage the company, which has gone national.

Price: $28.95 Visit the Website

The Gummylamp - The First Ever SQUEEZABLE Nightlight!

As Easy As One-Two-SQUEEZE!

Description: Like being "first on the block?" Enjoy a little FUN in your FUNCTION? Introducing the GUMMYLAMP - The First Ever Squeezable Nightlight! Created by product Art company Jailbreak Toys, these ground-breakers are made to look, feel (but not taste) exactly like the iconic Gummy Bear. Standing 8” tall, these colorful additions to any child’s room, (or candy lovers desk) are activated with nothing more than a SQUEEZE. Made from food grade polymer to ensure safety, the Gummy Lamp can stand on its base or hung on the wall. They're powered by either two AA batteries or by plugging in to a USB port. It also comes with a handy timer that shuts off automatically after an hour when activated.

Price: $28.00 Visit the Website

The GoPillow! By Simply Necessary, Incorporated

The GoPillow! is a multipurpose, multi-age child care product!

Description: The GoPillow! can be used from birth and well beyond. It uses include, but are not limited to: Breast feeding pillow with built-in privacy cover-up Pillow and body wrap for babies Portable toddler pillow and blanket Portable diaper changing surface Sun and wind shield for babies and toddlers Arm cushion for carrying babies and toddlers Arm warmer during cold weather (especially during outdoor activities) Travel Pillow for all ages The GoPillow! also serves as a changing surface for caregivers on the go. On flat surfaces, supervised infants can be propped up safely on the pillow while lying on the blanket. When held, the blanket can be wrapped around a baby’s body and legs while his or her head rests on the pillow. Toddlers can use the GoPillow! for napping as well. It also makes a great arm warmer for children during cold weather months. The GoPillow! is washable and is ideal for use in restaurants, on public transportation, in movie theaters, for outdoor activities, or wherever larger pillows cannot go. The GoPillow! can be used by an unlimited age range. The GoPillow! is a must have for caregivers on the go.

Price: $25.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

Perplexus™ - The 3D Maze Game That Will Leave You Perplexed

Perplexus™ from PlaSmart

Description: Perplexus from PlaSmart Inc. is a 3-dimensional maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a large-sized transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, Perplexus challenges players like no maze has before with numerous paths to choose from and dozens of barriers to overcome offering hours of entertainment and fun. Players can race each other or the clock. In addition to being an entertaining game, Perplexus is a great tool for cognitive development, encouraging children to exercise their problem-solving, motor and dexterity skills, as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. The original bendy, trendy, can’t put-it-down 3D game maze challenge. Don’t let the name fool you. With 100 barriers to overcome the Perplexus Original will challenge and entertain the most experienced maze masters for hours. Age: 6-106

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

Not A Sweater. Not A Blanket. Just Sleeves!

Kids Love the Sleepy Sleeve

Description: Needing the perfect gift--one that they don’t already have? One that will remind them of your warmth and thoughtfulness every time they wear it? You’re Getting Warmer has innovative polar fleece Sleeves for every member of the family! Whether a parent or grandparent is just out of surgery or bedbound with a chronic illness, a SLEEPY SLEEVE is easy to put on and feels just like a warm hug from you, keeping their shoulders, arms and fingers cuddly warm. Our BOOKWORM SLEEVE is created for the more active recipients on your gift list. Saving energy by lowering the thermostat is more comfortable, drafty offices are not so shivery, reading in bed is more inviting and even web-surfing mouse hands are happier when snug and cozy. Teens and children love them too and have been known to wear them in dorm rooms, to the movies and on camping trips. Our Sleeves are sewn in the USA and all our fleece scraps are upcycled by schools and crafters. Available in a variety of family-pleasing sizes and vibrant color combinations, Sleeves are new, innovative, smart and functional.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

International Author And Doctor Links Physical And Mental Ailments To Prenatal Care

Life Before Birth

Description: All parents can agree, with birth, life changes. Actually, much of your child’s physical and mental life may be determined before birth. According to internationally renown psychologist and best selling author of The Primal Scream, Dr. Arthur Janov says, “The origins of heart disease, depression, anxiety, substance addiction and even cancer can be linked to early trauma during pregnancy and birth.”   In his revolutionary new book, Life Before Birth: The Hidden Script that Rules Our Lives, Dr. Janov shatters conventional ideas on the importance of pre-natal care and says mothers-to-be cannot be too diligent when caring for their unborn child. In Life Before Birth, Dr. Janov explains why, and how, expectant mothers should avoid stress, drugs and poor nutrition during labor, birth and while breastfeeding.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

The GoPillow! Baby And Toddler Travel Pillow

The GoPillow! is washable and is ideal for use in restaurants, on public transportation, in movie theaters, for outdoor activities, or wherever larger pillows cannot go.

Description: The GoPillow! can be used from birth and well beyond. It uses include, but are not limited to: Travel Pillow for all ages Pillow and body wrap for babies Portable toddler pillow with a built-in blanket Breast feeding pillow with built-in privacy cover-up Portable diaper changing surface Sun and wind shield for babies and toddlers Arm cushion for carrying babies and toddlers Extra hand during diaper changes etc. Arm warmer during cold weather (especially during outdoor activities)

Price: $24.95 to $29.95 Visit the Website

Party Animal Dancing Pet Speakers

Dance to the beat of your favorite music

Description: They dance to the beat of your music! These adorable plush animal speakers dance slow to slow music, fast to fast music, and stop when your music stops. All you need is a laptop, MP3 player, or other music device with an audio input to make them play your music and dance to the beat! Don’t take our word for it...see their stage performance at http://youtu.be/7noT-WXdnpc Soft plush material Built-in speaker Dance ON/OFF button Audio cord included Takes 3 AA batteries Robotic movement sensor Velcro backing Power ON/OFF switch We Care... Cobra Digital is proud to donate a portion of its profits from the sale of Party Animals to support two fine Organizations. When purchasing this product you will be supporting the adoption of homeless cats and dogs. Paws Chicago (www.pawschicago.org) The Anti-Cruelty Society (Anticruelty.org)

Price: $22.95 to $24.95 Visit the Website

Perplexus Rookie™ - The 3D Maze Game That Will Leave You Perplexed

Perplexus Rookie™ from PlaSmart

Description: Perplexus from PlaSmart Inc. is a 3-dimensional maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a large-sized transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, Perplexus challenges players like no maze has before with numerous paths to choose from and dozens of barriers to overcome offering hours of entertainment and fun. Players can race each other or the clock. In addition to being an entertaining game, Perplexus is a great tool for cognitive development, encouraging children to exercise their problem-solving, motor and dexterity skills, as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. Players that are intrigued by the original Perplexus but intimidated by the challenge can practice their skills with Perplexus Rookie. Offering 70 barriers, this bendy, trendy maze game offers players plenty of twists and turns for hours of entertainment and fun. New for 2011. Age: 4 - 104

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

The Greatest Day Ever Game

www.familyandpartygames.com

Description: Imagine a day full of laughter and play. If you play your cards right, today could be your day! All around town at all the cool places, with presents-a-plenty and fun, friendly faces! The Greatest Day Ever Game is an exciting new matching game that kids and parents will love! Meet 20 amazing friends and indulge in 20 amazing presents as you experience The Greatest Day Ever! Created by parents, for ages 5 and up, 2-4 players

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

The Greatest Day Ever Game

The Greatest Day Ever Game

Description: The Greatest Day Ever Game is a creative and original kids matching game (that parents will also love) from the makers of Loaded Questions and Awkward Family Photos. From the carnival to the toy store to a big beach party, find your friends and presents as you race around the coolest board ever enjoying the greatest day ever in this original and unforgettable matching game.

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

"A Christmas Wedding Tail" DVD From Anchor Bay Entertainment

Description: A story about a pair of passionate pooches, Labrador Rusty (voiced by Jay Mohr) and Poodle Cheri (voiced by Nikki Cox), who fall head-over-tails in love. The two smitten pups conspire to get their respective owners, Susan (Jennie Garth) and Jake (Brad Rowe) to wed. Despite Susan’s and Jake’s compatibility, their new blended family – with five kids! – turns out to be more than Rusty and Cheri had bargained for. Now, the calculating canines must put their poochie powers to the test to keep their family from ending up in the dog house…. The new DVD also stars Tom Arnold as Susan’s eccentric headhunter and Catherine Hicks as Susan’s loving mother.

Price: $19.98 Visit the Website

Doll Carrier Backpack Fits American Girl Doll

Carry-Her Doll Carrier Backpack

Description: Carry-Her is a doll carrier backpack for 16"-18" dolls, such as American Girl Doll® . It's lightweight and easy to use. Moms love it just as much as little girls. Moms hands are now free, and so are her little girls. Your daughter will be proud to bring along her doll, as Carry-Her makes it easy. A comfortable design allows the doll to piggy back all day long. Fatigue is not an issue, with the lightweight design and adjustable straps. Your daughter won't even realize she is carrying her doll all by herself!

Price: $19.95 to $25.95 Visit the Website

Bee Inspired Gift Boxes

Bee Inspired Signature Box

Description: Bee Inspired (www.beeinspired.com - from $19.95) has a wonderful selection of inspirational gift products perfect for the holiday season. They have beautifully decorated gift boxes filled with hand-rolled inspirational quotes from top thinkers, authors, dreamers and leaders with boxes for different themes of Kindness, Love, Success, Motherhood and more. Give them to moms, teachers, parents, co-workers and even kids to help them achieve their goals.

Price: $19.95 to $48.95 Visit the Website

GrandCamp Adventures' Here We Go! Around The World Family Adventure Story Book

Here We Go! Storybook

Description: Here We Go! Around the World Family Adventure Story Book is a beautifully illustrated book for any kid who enjoys an adventurous and magical bedtime story. The book is about a set of adventures grandparents and grandkids who with the assistance of papa’s magical compass circle the globe to recover their lost treasures. Discover faraway lands and traditions, breach castle walls, survive a brush with quicksand and meet a stowaway meerkat. GrandCamp Adventures is a company of fun and interactive kids products and games made especially to create deeper connections between grandkids and their grandparents. and this book facilitates grandparents and grandkids to get to know each other and talk about family history and traditions!

Price: $18.95 Visit the Website

The Chugger Championship From Anchor Bay Entertainment

The Chugger Championship DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Description: Preschoolers from coast-to-coast will get on the fast-track to fun and learning with “The Chugger Championship”! the newest “winner” in the “Chuggington™” DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment. A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV series from Ludorum that encourages early social readiness skills, “Chuggington” follows the amusing escapades of three young trainees, Wilson, Brewster and Koko, as they learn to “ride the rails” of life and become productive chuggers. The traintastic trio is ready to put their “wheels to the rails” in the DVD's six, action-packed adventures.

Price: $16.98 Visit the Website

Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix Activity Kit

Description: Remember when toys were simple? No bells and whistles, just your imagination. It may be time to take a step back from the high tech toys and remember what playing is all about, creativity. One toy has never lost sight of simplicity, Wikki Stix! (www.wikkistix.com) Wikki Stix are made from a wax and yarn formula. They are non-toxic and endlessly reusable. Wikkies stick to any surface and each other. Make your family, your house, letters, numbers, anything you can imagine. Don’t like the way it looks? Just unwind and try again. Wikki Stix are fun for kids and great for your sanity! The best part; they are quiet, mess-free and hours of entertainment. Wikkies have been around for two decades and are still made right here in the U.S. Others have come and gone, but the original is still the best! Channel your inner-child as you play Wikki with your kids. Encourage your child’s creativity as they learn, there is no wrong way to play!

Price: $16.95 Visit the Website

Comotomo Is An Innovative Bottle Makes Nursing Time A Joyful Experience For Both Baby And Parent.

Comotomo’s design includes a unique air-flow system, which allows babies to get more milk and less air

Description: The transition from breastfeeding to bottle feeding can be a tough transition for mom and baby both physically and emotionally. When the time comes to wean babies to the bottle, Comotomo’s revolutionary bottle makes the transition easier for parents and babies. Substantially different from conventional baby bottles, Comotomo’s bottles are made with silicone, the closest material to human skin, and are safe in boiling water and the microwave. Doctors recommend that traditional baby bottles be swapped every three months because of the dangers of bacteria but Comotomo removes that threat. Unlike plastic, Comotomo’s silicone body doesn’t scratch, which means bacteria can’t be captured in tiny cracks. Comotomo’s design includes a unique air-flow system, which allows babies to get more milk and less air, and slow milk-flow encourages a natural breathing and drinking pace. Approved by the FDA and BPA free, parents can rest assured that Comotomo bottles are safe for their newest bundle of joy. Available in a two soft colors in green and pink, and two sizes including 150mL (MSRP $15.99) and 250mL (MSRP$16.99), Comotomo is the newest way to provide babies with a natural-feeling bottle. Proud parents can learn more about Comotomo online at www.comotomo.com

Price: $15.99 to $16.99 Visit the Website

Disney IHome Audio Collection

Dual Alarm Clock Speaker System for iPod

Description: Disney and iHome Audio have come together to produce a new collection of head phones, docking systems and alarm clocks adorned with everyone's favorite Disney characters! Styles include Kermit the Frog from the recently released movie, The Muppets, Minnie Mouse, Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas, and Perry the Platypus from Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb. This new collection, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts, is available just in time for the holiday season!

Price: $14.99 to $49.99 Visit the Website

The Child With Autism Learns About Faith

The Child with Autism Learns about Faith by Kathy Labosh

Description: Endorsed by religious leaders, this groundbreaking book offers a step-by-step lesson plan for family members, educators, and church staff—including scripted narratives, group activities, prayers, scripture readings, classroom setup guidance, lists of additional resources, and more. Each lesson is also accompanied by a Scripture Study for instructors to help them prepare for each class, where the author provides additional ideas and discussion questions. STUDENTS learn about: Creation Adam and Eve Temptation Cain and Abel Noah Abraham Isaac and Rebekah Jacob Joseph Moses Passover PARENTS and TEACHERS learn: Autism Ministry Class Setup How Kids Learn How to Prepare How to Teach And more! This book is certified by the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur to be free of doctrinal or moral error.

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

What's Eating Your Child? The Hidden Connections Between Food And Childhood Ailments

What's Eating Your Child? by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND

Description: If you could quickly and effectively cure your child’s ear infection, moodiness, or frequent colds with food instead of drugs, which option would you choose? In WHAT’S EATING YOUR CHILD? leading nutritionist Kelly Dorfman empowers parents to become Nutrition Detectives by revealing simple ways to uncover the clues behind a child’s health problems and find an accurate, nutritional treatmentimmediately. Refreshingly different from ordinary nutrition books, WHAT’S EATING YOUR CHILD? pairs practical, scientifically-supported advice with fascinating case studies that read like medical mysteries. Here, you’ll meet the toddler whose violent mood swings and frequent colds disappeared after dairy was removed from his diet, the 8-year-old whose persistent rash was cured by a fish oil supplement, the tiny adolescent who rapidly shot up from the bottom growth percentile after taking zinc, and many other incredible stories.

Price: $13.95 Visit the Website

Daily Guideposts: Your First Year Of Motherhood

Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood

Description: Written specifically for new mothers who have only a few minutes each day, Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood (April 2011) offers daily nuggets of wisdom from experienced moms of faith who offer companionship, insights, struggles and laughter. It starts with day one (the day baby is brought home) and ends with baby's first birthday. More than 20 contributors (including 1 dad) share how God has been with them as they've changed diapers, gone through unexpected changes in their life, and dealt with changing relationships with friends, spouses and family. It's the perfect gift for every new mother. This book is put out by the HUGELY popular inspirational magazine called Guideposts, which has over 2 million subscribers.

Price: $13.31 to $19.99 Visit the Website

DaBib - Finally, A Bib That's Got Your Baby Covered

DaBib - DaHugs Style

Description: DaBib - the elegant, patented solution to outdated bib design! How many of your children's outfits have been ruined by carrot or fruit stains, or from milk running down your child's shirt - even though they were wearing a bib? Tired of laundering & discarding stained clothes? Looking for a stylish way to protect those beautiful outfits? Daily Candy agrees. They named DaBib as one of their must-have kids items. Moms are calling it "simply brilliant". DaBib is unlike any other bib on the market today. Developed by a mom, with rigorous testing from parents & daycare centers, DaBib's patented Scrunch Collar minimizes leaks onto clothing, and the patented hidden crumb catcher folds forward to pouch wide open - so it can actually 'catch' things (what a concept). DaBib comes in 2 styles: DaHugs, with a super absorbent micro-fiber terry front & waterproof back - terrific for the first year when the diet is largely liquid. DaGiggles is our wipe-off/waterproof style: no more need for plastic & rubber bibs that make baby uncomfortable. All of our bibs are machine wash/dry, and incredibly shrink-resistant. Imagine that, a bib that comes out of the laundry the same size it went in. And they're darn adorable too.

Price: $12.99 Visit the Website

The Available Parent: Radical Optimism For Raising Teens And Tweens

The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens

Description: By John Duffy Embrace Fearless Parenting Have you ever been bewildered by the changes in your child and your sudden lack of effectiveness as a parent? When hugs and family fun have been replaced by silence, slamming doors and an ever-changing array of moods, you need new tools. Top teen expert Dr. John Duffy has encountered all of this and more in his family counseling practice and offers excellent advice, clear strategies and teen-tested solutions in The Available Parent. Dr. Duffy can help you shift the dynamic in your relationship with your teenager. Imagine what it would be like if healthy conversations replaced angry outbursts or petulant silence. Using the techniques in The Available Parent, you can begin to enjoy a healthy, satisfying, new kind of relationship with your teenager—one based on a foundation of radical optimism, rather than fear-based control. At a time when many "helicopter parents" micromanage and under-appreciate their children, Dr. Duffy's step-by-step guide is an innovative approach to taking care of teens and tweens. You'll see that it's the available parent that fosters an extraordinary teenager. What you'll learn inside this book: ♦ How to understand the adolescent mind ♦ What teen rebellion is really about ♦ How to build your child's self-esteem and confidence ♦ How to create a successful behavioral contract

Price: $12.07 to $15.95 Visit the Website

Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions: How To Survive (and Enjoy) Your Baby's First Year

Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions: How to Survive (and Enjoy) Your Baby's First Year

Description: By Blythe Lipman Foreword by Ame Mahler Beanland The Expert-Approved Guide to the Gentle Art of Infant Care Bringing home baby can be one of the most exhilarating and nerve-wracking days in a new parent's life. Blythe Lipman has devoted her life to the art of newborn care and offers wise and witty practical advice in this parent-tested, doctor-approved book. Filled with valuable information new parents need, Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions will have nervous new moms and sleep-deprived dads feeling confident about their parenting skills. Hints on daily routines, sleep patterns, crying, the art and science of diapering, and traveling with a newborn are all included. --- An Infant Care Specialist, BLYTHE LIPMAN, CDA, has worked with babies for over twenty years. She began her career at Boston University's Neonatal Care Unit. Blythe has helped countless new, sleep-deprived parents with workshops, in-home visits, invaluable tips, and sound advice. Her work with parents, preschools, hospitals, and caregivers throughout North America earned her a reputation as one of the top infant care experts of today. She and her family live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Price: $11.66 to $14.95 Visit the Website

New Children's Book

The Wizard Who Saved the World is available in English and Spanish

Description: Have you ever wondered what you can do to help save the world? In the delightful new story from Big Kid Science, THE WIZARD WHO SAVED THE WORLD by award-winning author Jeffrey Bennett, a young boy named Diego takes a journey from his daydreams about glory and wizardry to real-life inspiration about what he can do to help everyone build a better future. Beautifully illustrated by Roberta Collier-Morales, children can’t help but be inspired to form their own dreams about how they can contribute to our collective future, and to make those dreams come true. The story begins with Diego’s dreams of becoming a World cup soccer player, a rock and roll star, an astronaut, or a scientist who receives a Nobel Prize. But most of all, he dreams of being a great wizard who could solve the many problems we face in today’s world. Through Diego’s imagination, we learn of how tiny and fragile our planet appears when seen against the Sun and the other planets in our solar system, and how fortunate we are to live at a time when Earth’s climate is ideal for our civilization.

Price: $11.00 to $15.00 Visit the Website

Orbo From PlaSmart

Orbo™ from PlaSmart

Description: Orbo™ is a snap and match puzzle game for children aged 3+. Players push the colored ball through the hole and watch it snap into the empty spot. Match all the balls with the colored rings to solve the puzzle and then mix it up again for another try. Age: 3+ Designed as a confidence builder and excellent travel companion, Orbo™ has earned the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved Winner’s Seal of Approval.

Price: $9.99 Visit the Website

"Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide" (Nightengale Press)

Description: The inspirational story of an idyllic 1960s American family devastated by the shocking suicide of one of their three children and their incredible journey to survive. Relived through the pain worn eyes of the youngest child, now a parent himself, who was then just sixteen. An enriching story of love, forgiveness and acceptance. Emotionally gripping & inspirational. In softcover and also now available in the Apple iBookstore for immediate download on the iPad, iPhone & iPod. Before Christmas it will also be available as an eBook on the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo Books and in 60 other markets worldwide

Price: $9.99 to $15.95 Visit the Website

Kiddo Tags Totally Custom Name Labels

Kiddo Tags Value Pak

Description: Kiddo Tags are custom name labels that stick to your Kiddo's toys, bottles, cups, pacifiers, etc., AND kid's clothing (iron-on's): They are Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, Weather-proof (UV-Resistant) and scuff-proof. Kiddo Tags are durable labels with over 50 character icons, 10 different colors, 18 different fonts AND 8 shapes and styles/types to choose from! With so many options, your kiddo will have the most unique label in the room! Printed in the USA, and operated by a stay-at-home mom. FREE SHIPPING (USA orders over $35) and a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Price: $9.95 to $54.95 Visit the Website

Per Bambini's Drool Catcher - A European Classic - Made In USA

Per Bambini

Description: Per Bambini’s mission is to make parent's lives easier while growing a greener future for their children. We are proud to present a European classic: a three-in-one, 100% supersoft cotton drool catcher. Ideal for babies and teething toddlers ages 3 months to 3 years, this accessory: 1. Catches drool from babies and teething Toddlers. 2. Makes a great looking, European-style scarf! 3. Serves as a bib while eating in toddler hood. The drool catcher are reversible and close with a rounded edge Velcro strip, which allows parents an easy adjustment to any neck size. Per Bambini believes in selecting natural, breathable knit fabrics that are soft to the touch, as your baby deserves no less!

Price: $9.95 to $44.95 Visit the Website

My Mobile Watchdog, Mobile Parental Control App

My Mobile Watchdog logo

Description: My Mobile Watchdog’s online management tools monitor inappropriate contact with a child’s mobile phone. The technology monitors a child’s inbound and outbound activity, immediately notifying parents if a child receives an unwanted or suspicious call, email, picture message or text message. Activities are logged and archived to the My Mobile Watchdog account, allowing parents to view, assess and take action on questionable contacts. Parents have access to the application management tool, giving them the ability to approve or block various applications like Facebook, Web browser, Twitter, games and the camera. In addition to cell phone monitoring, you can restrict the times your child's phone can be used, block unwanted apps, monitor text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS), block harmful websites, manage their address book and more! The service is currently available on Blackberry and Android phones.

Price: $9.95 Visit the Website

The Many Adventures Of Pengey The Penguin

The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin

Description: The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin, the beloved children’s storybook about the tiny and endearing penguin, Pengey, will be joining the ranks of other e-reader stories with the charming cast of characters and twists in Pengey’s quest to find home. The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin (San Francisco Story Works, Dec 2011), winner of the Family Choice Awards and USA Best Books Finalist, is a “bedtime story for the soul,” with a character that is wholesome and reminiscent of our favorite heroes. To read Pengey’s story is to feel empathetic and engaged in this brave little penguin’s harrowing adventures to return back to his first true friend, Wendy. The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin is a story of neglect and hope, of friendship and courage, proving that home is truly wherever you are loved. Take a marvelous adventure with Pengey and your children! The best snuggle, cuddle time read you could ever share with them! With a message of perseverance, hope, and that home truly is where ever you feel loved.

Price: $9.00 to $17.95 Visit the Website

4 Reasons To Teach Your Baby To Read, Based On The Book "Raising Confident Readers," By Dr. J. Richard Gentry

Learn more about teaching babies to read in Dr. Gentry's new book.

Description: 1. Zero to age six is when language proficiency develops in the brain. It is during this critical period that many of the neural pathways establishing language proficiency are formed. 2. Early literacy engagement gives your baby an enormous advantage. Spending just a few minutes a day engaging your baby or toddler in literacy activities may give your baby a 32-million-word advantage by kindergarten over children who did not get this exposure. 3. Babies’ brains are uniquely suited to early reading. Babies have special capacity for perceiving patterns and connecting symbols with meaning, which can begin as early as eight months of age. All babies have good recognition memory and novelty preference, so they it's fun for them to look at pictures and word cards with their parents. Perceiving patterns and connecting symbols with meaning is what reading is all about. 4. Babies’ right-brain learning gives them special capacities for reading. Unlike six-year-olds, babies and toddlers likely begin as right-brain readers. Learning to read is work for the six-year-old beginner, but it’s play for babies and toddlers, who pick up reading as easily as they pick up two languages if two languages are spoken by their caregivers between birth and age three.

Price: $8.99 to $12.00 Visit the Website

Toy Bungee

Toy Bungee www.NiNi-baby.com

Description: Tired of the throwing game? The Toy Bungee is the only toddler-proof strap that keeps sippies, toys, and bottles where parents attach them- the car seat, stroller, grocery cart or highchair. Other designs on the market are easily outsmarted by little ones, but the unique button design of the Toy Bungee means small fingers can’t loosen the strap. Items stay off the floor and parents win the throwing game!

Price: $8.98 Visit the Website

Holiday Gifts For Quality Time: Red Toolbox DIY Tools And Carpentry Kits For Kids

Red Toolbox Cordless Drill

Description: Red Toolbox has designed a line of one-of-a-kind products that offer “quality time in a box” for kids and their families. The line includes a wide variety of tools specially designed to fit a child’s grip and original carpentry kits that allows parents and children the opportunity to spend quality time together while learning new skills. The line features real tools sold separately and in sets, including a 10-piece tool set, work bench and cordless drill, as well as a variety of projects such as a picture pack, bird house and interactive mini-golf holes — all of which children can continue using after they have been built. Red Toolbox kits feature a level system – with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced projects. Each level increases in complexity – allowing kids to develop carpentry skills and enhance their creativity as they advance forward. Offering families a creative and educational experience, Red Toolbox is an affordable and fun holiday gift idea that will allow parents and kids to work together as a creative team, offering the opportunity to bond and the chance to get close to one another.

Price: $5.00 to $50.00 Visit the Website

Game Sets

Game Sets from Marshalls

Description: Whether enjoying a night in with the whole family or road tripping in an RV, make sure to pack some games! Chinese checkers, dice or cards; are all sure to thrill everyone from mom and dad to daughter and gradma. Games are made out of the finest products and are reasonably priced allowing you to purchase a variety of options.

Price: $4.99 to $16.99 Visit the Website

Give Them A Treat That Helps, With Queasy Pop Kids!

Queasy Pop Kids

Description: Nothing is worse then being a sick kid during the holidays. Queasy Pop Kids are the perfect remedy to nausea caused by the flu or a temperamental tummy, so kids can get back to enjoying their time with family and friends. The health care professionals at Three Lollies created Queasy Pop Kids as a safe and delicious way to ease queasiness. They come in seven different flavors including Peppermint, Cinnamon, Natural Cola, Natural Green Apple, Sour Raspberry, Sour Lemon, & Papaya, and are made from natural ingredients that make them taste like candy, not like medicine.

Price: $3.95 Visit the Website

Rich Art – Vibrant Creative Products For Kids Of All Ages

Dazzling Paint, Glues and Markers

Description: For almost a century, Rich Art has helped millions of people – from children and educators, to budding artists and professional crafters – express their creativity. Rich Art’s array of high-caliber arts & crafts supplies features washable and tempera paints, decorative glues, and markers that are certified non-toxic, biodegradable, and made in the United States. All Rich Art products are formulated with the brightest natural pigments for the most vibrant colors possible, and carry the respected Arts and Creative Materials Institute Approved product seal for Non-Toxic Products. This superior level of quality and safety has made Rich Art the go-to "creative source" for kids of all ages.

Price: $1.00 to $8.00 Visit the Website

Why Not Enjoy

Why Not Enjoy hat

Description: Why Not Enjoy encourages people to carry with them the spirit of optimism and take a positive outlook on life. The company is able to share this feel-good philosophy by creating awareness and encouraging others to pass along the message of optimism through a wide variety of inspirational products, including T-shirts, shorts, yoga pants, hats, mugs and more. Each item is designed with “Why Not Enjoy” written on it to serve as a constant reminder to its wearer. In doing so, they are effortlessly spreading positive, introspective thoughts to others and helping inspire people to enjoy life. A portion of the profits for select items go toward benefiting Why Not Enjoy's Kids Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of children all over the world. A truly feel-good gift that keeps on giving, Why Not Enjoy products fit any special occasion!

Price: $0.75 to $60.00 Visit the Website

IKEA Soft Toys

TORVA - $7.99

Description: The IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign is back in full swing again! Running now through December 24, this annual event continues to raise money to educate children around the world. For every IKEA Soft Toy purchased, one euro (approximately $1.35 US) is donated to UNICEF and Save the Children. Since 2003, the IKEA Soft Toy campaign has donated 35.2 million euros ($47.5 Million US) to these organizations, granting over 8 million children in nearly 40 countries access to a quality education. IKEA Soft Toys – which include stuffed animals, finger puppets and books – range in price from $.49 - $19.99 and are available in all IKEA stores and online at www.ikea.com/us. These incredibly affordable and cuddly creatures will certainly put a smile in the hearts of children, while supporting millions of other children who are in need of a quality education around the world.

Price: $0.49 to $19.99 Visit the Website

Kidworth Gift Cards

Kidworth

Description: Kidworth helps families & kids work towards goals for saving, investing, smart products and charitable giving. Your gift helps kids get started and can be applied towards any goal or redeemed at any time. Plant a seed for a child, by giving them some seed money and letting them apply that to anything they care about (children can set their own goals i.e. an iPod, a bike, a camping trip, a donation to a charity, college savings). Kidworth mechanism suggests worthwhile goals or lets them identify their own, but it forces kids to think about what they care about and start working towards it. Based in Los Angeles, Kidworth is focused on improving the financial future for a generation of kids. Kidworth has developed a system that builds wealth and financial skills through an integrated approach to saving, spending and sharing. Kidworth’s service is free to kids and families. Kidworth helps families focus kids’ financial resources (typically gifts, allowance and earnings) towards meaningful goals, developing an appreciation for the power of saving and a lifetime habit of achievement. For more information, visit www.Kidworth.com.

Price: $0.01 Visit the Website

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