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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

Creativity Has Its Base

Strictly Briks encourages kids to be creative, dream amazing things and build imagination into reality! We understand the importance of making learning fun and setting aside time for kids to play away from tv, video games, and other digital media. It’s our mission to encourage creative play and to impact kids by developing innovative toys that provide opportunities for children to enhance educational skills while having fun.

Winner of an incredible 30 industry awards in 2017 alone, creativity has its base with Strictly Briks. Kids’ imagine then build upon stackable baseplates that grow to whatever is conceived at the moment. At the same time youngsters amass STEM knowledge from engineering to architecture -- just by playing.

The family-owned company – Brian & Carina with kids Sonja & Erik – thought leading brands of building sets only allowed kids to mimic the picture on the box and then gave little incentive to build again. So they created their own! Unlike other brands, this unique base plate has a bottom that is designed to be stacked then combined with existing bricks for tons of different construction possibilities. When children open a bag of Strictly Briks, they are encouraged to use the set however they want!  Parents, teachers, retailers and wholesalers have discovered Strictly Briks toys and games at strictlybriks.com and Amazon.com.

www.strictlybriks.com

info@strictlybriks.com

608-687-7572

Bluebee Pals

4.0 Interactive Bluebee Pals with FREE Life Skills/ Educatinal App

Helio Children's Night Light System 


Helio is an award-winning light projector that emits educational and entertainment based imagery through a series of interchangeable discs. Children can learn a wide range of topics including sight words, states, animals, geography, and more - and they will have fun while doing it. Before bed is one of the best times for children to learn and retain information, and helio takes advantage of this with its soothing light projector system that makes learning fun and interactive. Named 2017 Product of the Year by Creative Child Magazine, helio uses discs that coincide with lesson plans for all grades and age groups. 

Bred from success, helio was created to offer an alternative method for learning.  In April of 2014, John Fyke wanted to come up with a way to help his son with his Kindergarten vocabulary. He replaced the stars and moons on his son's existing light projector with his vocabulary words, illuminating them onto the ceiling before bed. Both he and his son's teacher were amazed by the success. Fyke had created something that helped his son, and would hopefully help other children as well. Helio was born. 

This brilliant spin on a beloved children's toy offers five different base color options for boys and girls. Each unit comes with 5 unisex starter discs with over 200 additional discs to choose from and 40,000 discs with different learning curriculum currently in production. 

John Fyke
Helio
www.helioproductionsinc.com
info@helioproductionsinc.com
657-247-0295
https://twitter.com/helioproduction
https://www.facebook.com/heliosite/

MadPax is back with another ACTION PACKED season!

MadPax is back with another ACTION PACKED season!  Be sure to come meet The Defender, the must have for PACK TO SCHOOL.

Sleek and freak, this new design from MadPax is here to guard your gear and manage your steer.Don’t miss the Moppet!

Part monster, part puppet, this pack is pure rocket! (sauce that is) All fur and totally for sure. Need we say more? This beast is for the best!

Consider it Furabulous!
Free shipping for orders over $1.000

MadPax is now in great hands with our friends at Karen Alweil Studio. See the entire posse of what’s possible.

NY YORK NOW
Karen Allweil Studio
Quad 3 - Glass Palace

MadPax Satellite locale
Baby & Child Booth #7126

All New Dr. Scrubs!

Aeromax has come up with some amazing products in the past 21 years.  Since 1997 owner, Mark Levine, has developed toys and dress-up items which raises the self-esteem in children to new heights.  What could be more important? 

Our internationally recognized, award winning, "Get Real Gear" and “My 1st Career Gear” are quality, authentic dress-up for kids of all ages!  These career oriented products are so durable that children outgrow them before they wear them out. Our New Jr. scrubs are a must have for any aspiring Doctor or Nurse!  Includes scrub shirt and pants.  It will make a great gift for girls and boys of all ages. 

A blogger recently wrote, “The first time I came across Aeromax, I was very impressed! Having two young children, their great range of dress-up clothes is something I appreciate. Aeromax has it all when it comes to must-have pretend wear for both boys and girls! Whether its hats, toys or something else you're looking for, they have it all!”

aeromaxtoys.com, info@aeromaxtoys.com, 877-776-2291

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