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Helio Children's Educational Nightlight Projector

Helio Base Station emits LED light through specially designed discs whose content is projected onto the ceiling in a soothing contrast of shadow and light. Instead of seeing stars and moon projected onto the ceiling, kids are treated to a wealth of knowledge as they happily lie back and absorb entertaining educational facts and images that inspire lively interactions and enlightening discussions. Swapping out the discs changes the subject matter. The Base Station comes with 5 discs whose content ranges from exploring the cosmos to more earthbound matters such as the speed and sleeping habits of a wide variety of creatures. A number of exciting expansion packs are in the works, with learning curriculums encompassing subjects ranging from nursery rhymes and mathematics to phonics, sight words and past presidents. It's a fun and relaxing way for children to play and learn, both solo and with the entire family!


www.heliosite.com
info@helioproductionsinc.com

Little Moppet™: Branded for Fun

Little Moppet™ sets the standard for top quality products with a high fun factor, proving that not all children’s product lines on the market are created equal.

From wooden puzzles and toys (18 months+) to real gardening tools, exercise gear, tea sets, cookware, bathtub toys, and a line of imaginative and expandable play sets, the common denominator behind the entire Little Moppet™  brand is found in one word: FUN. Not only do they stimulate a child’s imagination, they also enhance a child’s cognitive and developmental skills, instill a healthy dose of  positive STEAM play value, and encourage “Learning through Laughter”.

Since the company launched in 1987, F.G.A. Inc, the Montreal-based company responsible for the Little Moppet™ brand, has continued to exercise its strong commitment to manufacturing smart, mindful games and puzzles and to manufacturing in a responsible manner. Made from eco-responsible wood, canvas, sturdy plastic, rubber, and/or metal, every Little Moppet™  product is designed for durability, longevity, and to fit smaller hands.

As it is increasingly recognized that continuous computer screen use can be harmful for younger brains, putting something in their hands and evoking a wide smile on their face, is sure to be a change for the good.

To place an order:
familygamesamerica.com
orders@familygamesamerica.com
Phone: 514 485-1834

Corolle Celebrates 40 Years of Play

NY Toy Fair Booth #235

Corolle, the premium doll brand designed in France, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2019. “It has been an incredible 40 years,” said Muriel Joron, Marketing Manager of Corolle SAS. “Corolle dolls are beloved around the world. Through so many trends and play patterns, the brand truly has withstood the test of time.”

Headquartered in Langeais, France, in the Loire Valley, Corolle dolls are treasured by children and handed down from generation to generation throughout Europe and worldwide. “With beautifully made products and enhanced play experiences, its little wonder Corolle continues to be an industry leader,” said Joron. “We are very excited to celebrate our 40th Anniversary this year and to bring today’s children updated versions of the dolls and accessories that generations before them have loved for 40 years.” 

To mark the occasion, Corolle is introducing two anniversary dolls this year: Calin Madeleine for children ages 18 months and up, and Léonie for children ages 3 and up. Longtime followers of the brand will recognize Léonie’s face – it’s Nouveau Né, one of Corolle’s first dolls. Both Léonie and Madeleine are dressed for a party, with a celebratory printed pattern reflecting Corolle’s French heritage. 

“There is nothing like the magic that happens when a baby or young child sees a Corolle doll for the first time,” said Joron. “The love and utter devotion on the child’s face when they hug and hold their Corolle baby is what truly sets us apart. Parents can trust that they are getting the very best for their babies.” Joron continued, “This year’s collection is truly enchanting, with the introduction of our Anniversary dolls, as well as updated fashions, accessories and more. These collections inspire a child’s lifelong adoration and companionship of Corolle.” 

Corolle is the premium doll brand designed in France, designed to be the perfect look, size, feel and scent for little ones to love and cherish.  

For more information, visit us.corolle.com

NY Toy Fair Booth #235  

Meet The Animals That Teach

Pair books and matching decals for a perfect gift

Baxter’s Corner is committed to presenting values and essential life skills to create a positive change for future generations. Baxter’s Corner books are for every child from birth to eight years old. Entertaining, yet purposeful, the books can be used in a multitude of ways. The welcoming community of animals and the obstacles they face are reflective of our current society. The goal is to encourage caregivers and children to discuss some of the social struggles they face in today’s world, such as an absent parent, which is what Ally the Alligator deals with in Ally Alone.


Baxter’s Corner products are designed to work together:
Illustrations from each of the books are also available as removable wall decals. As your child becomes familiar with the books, the decals will reinforce conversations about the stories. Paintings of puppet animals, also available, are great for developing a child’s imagination and encouraging embellishment of the stories with his or her own details.


For the parent or caregiver:
Baxter’s Corner books are used to encourage intentional discussion of responsible choices and ethical behavior. Each book focuses on a value and the consequences when that value is not embraced. The books are not typical schoolbooks for early readers. They offer an opportunity for the caregiver to teach or reinforce crucial values and essential skills. The books’ unique GoBeyond section offers discussion questions and other activities to highlight what matters most from the story.


For the child:
Baxter’s Corner books are lovable and inviting. Children are naturally attracted to the rhymes, vibrant colors, and engaging story. Readers under the age of eight years old will receive the maximum benefit when guided by an adult reader.

Baxter’s Corner Collection I:
Ally Alone
What a Tree it Will Be!
Oakley in Knots
Sideways Fred
Ellema Sneezes
Gerome Sticks His Neck Out

502. 386.1473
www.BaxtersCorner.com


SMART gifts are trending!

STEM, STEAM, science kits, reading and more....as parents we are all interested in instilling that lifelong love of learning and we want to give our children creative play opportunities.  With each child that journey as a parent and child is different so whether your child loves to read or needs some sort of motivational help MARK-MY-TIME bookmarks and booklights are there to help.

We have been growing our line since we started in 2004 to now include bookmarks, booklights, and metronomes. This year we have partnered with Disney to expand our 3D fashion lines featuring your favorite characters and our all new Mickey Mouse products just in time for Mickey's 90th celebration on November 4th.

Parents, grandparents, kids and teens all know that a book is a wonderful gift to give and when you partner it with cool mark-my-time digital bookmark with a clock, countdown timer/alarm, cumulative timer and reading light you've got a gift with that WOW factor!  Now available in 36 award winning styles--collect them all!

All our product line features a time of day clock, programmable countdown session timer with alarm, cumulative timer that stores up to 100 hours of reading minutes, and a 60 second fluency timer.  The booklights additionally feature an adjustable arm with 3 bright LED reading lightbulbs, separate batteries for the light feature and an auto shutoff for the light when using the countdown timer.  Our product prices range from $8.95-$17.95 making them perfect for stocking stuffers, party favors and gifts.  

 Created by a Mom Inventor we are family owned and operated for over 14 years.  Check out our full line of products www.mark-my-time.com.

www.mark-my-time.com
sales@readingtimegifts.com
888-685-0257

Kids As Young As Three Can Already Start STEM Learning With The Little Lab Microscope.

These days, we want to start our kids on STEM learning early on. Preschool is a time when kids have endless curiosity and they’re eager to learn about what’s going on around them. Kids may already start forming ideas about gender roles and what they want to be when they grow up. Let’s introduce them to science now and see where they take it.

The Little Lab Microscope from Kidzlane gives kids the chance to see everyday objects through its 8x magnification lens. They can switch on the light and turn the focus wheels to they can see those tiny details in anything they may find: a leaf, dandelion, twig, clementine wedge... The set comes with pretend lizard and spider specimens kids can examine under the lens, along with a petri dish, forceps and a scalpel. Also included is a Guide and Activity Book full of research ideas and science facts like: a ladybug can eat up to 5,000 bugs in its lifetime. How rude!

Kidzlane is excited to receive three awards from Creative Child: The Little Lab Microscope won Educational Toy of the Year and our Kids Doctor Kit won Creative Toy of the Year and the Preferred Choice award. We work hard creating top-quality toys that will educate and engage toddlers to tweens and it’s paid off.

@kidzlane
cs@kidzlane.com
Kidzlane.com

IMAGINE BY RUBIE'S, WHERE IT'S PLAY TIME, ALL THE TIME!

Imagine by Rubie’s, is the toy division of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc. offering a full line of licensed and non-licensed dress-up costumes and accessories for children. They are presented as separates and in beautifully designed box sets for gift giving and year-round play!

As one of the fastest growing categories in the toy industry, Imagine is taking the dress-up market by storm! Our award winning high-quality designs are developed to appeal to parents and children alike and include many popular licenses such as Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Justice League, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, Hot Wheels, Aquaman, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy. In 2019, we will debut new licensed products from Captain Marvel, WWE, Shazam and Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.

Kid tested - parent approved, Imagine products are designed to fit children ages 3 to 6 with some additional sizes available.  Our products are distributed online as well as at national retailers such as Walmart, Target and independently owned toy stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Each and every unique ensemble provides kids the opportunity to dress up as their favorite character 365 days of the year! It’s our philosophy to encourage kids to dream, believe and achieve through the art of imagination. With new styles and new characters, every child can be whomever they want to be with Imagine by Rubie’s!

Phone: 516-577-9400
Email: info@imaginebyrubies.com
www.imaginebyrubies.com

PACK TO SCHOOL

The world is dynamic and your backpack should be no different. Your pack should scream fast and fresh, funky and where did you get that? MadPax is for you! From top to bottom, inside and out, all the way around. Grab it, ground it and rock it! But what are MadPax? (for those who ask that is...) 

MadPax represents the evolution of the backpack. We rock 3D backpacks and power-packcessories that are two parts funk, a pound of punk and a dash of double dare. So take a bite! 

MadPax are for kids of ALL ages, yes that means you. It’s time... Express yourself with the perfect fusion of fashion and funk-tionality. Our unique packs have all the pouches, pockets and zippered capacity that make no concession to utility. 

We make a positively progressive pack and roll it into the accessory of your choice...Size, surfaces and colours that any- one would crave. So dig in! 

Welcome to the fun factory. We’ve been waiting for you.

Fine motor skills means using more than your thumbs !!!!

Bring on the Wikki Stix! It’s time to unplug kids from screens and help them experience the fun of DOING, not watching. 

Because they are so unique, Wikki Stix will fascinate, intrigue, inspire and engage kids, encouraging them to use their creativity and imagination. 

Simply made of wax and yarn... yes, that simple... Wikki Stix twist, bend and STICK... with just fingertip pressure.  Kids can press them onto paper for flat designs and pictures, and peel them up easily to make changes orcorrections.  They are much cleaner than finger paint and offer more fun than crayons. Kids can make fridge-worthy art in a flash !

And speaking of fridge-worthy art... Wikki Stix can be used to stick the paper right onto the fridge... or make a design directly on the fridge! Talk about refrigerator art !

The brand new Wikki Stix Activity Book is a great starting point for younger kids, having been created with the input of a 30-year kindergarten teacher. The book helps children learn color recognition, visual discrimination, plus number and literacy awareness and more ... all with the use of fine motor skills.

Winner of the Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award, the Activity Book is the only activity book with Wikki Stix.... 72 to be exact. Included are matching activities, dot-to-dot designs, shapes and letters, story activities, 3-D creativity... and so much more.

Moving from simple connect-the-dot activities to independent creative designs...is just a twist, bend and stick ! 

So, as part of the movement to disconnect kids from constant electronics, Wikki Stix offer a clean, fun and innovative solution.  Parents can encourage kids to be creative, listen for the happy sound of , “Look what I made!” and ....respond the way the TV commercial does, “ to the fridge!”

Turn Your Ordinary Bike into a Pony

Our Story
At Pony Pals Ranch we love ponies. We love fast ponies and slow ponies, young ponies and old ponies, big ponies and small ponies. But what we love most of all is seeing the smiles on the faces of the children riding the ponies. Unfortunately most children will never get a chance to experience this thrill. That is why we created our pony bike kits.

A Work of Art
To help us create our pony bike kits we worked with one of the world's most talented artist. The life-like pony head was created by Lado Goudjabidze. Lado is an award winning, internationally renowned sculptor and painter born in the Republic of Georgia. His numerous works include the bust of Mahatma Gandhi which is displayed at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and a portrait of John F. Kennedy which hangs at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Special Features
Our pony bike kits are designed to fit sidewalk bicycles with 12, 14 or 16 inch wheels. The life-like pony head is made of LLDPE, a lightweight yet highly durable material that can withstand the realities of children's play. The mane is made of synthetic hair and can be braided and groomed. The pony tail is designed to "bob" up and down, much like an Arabian horse"s tail, when the bike is ridden. 

www.ponypalsranch.com
ponybikes@aol.com
760-200-5729

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