Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Holiday Gifts for Children of All Ages

Tenzi


TENZI Party Pack for 6 players Deck of 77 cards Each card explains a new fun way to play TENZI Ages 7+ You can find Tenzi in most retail stores as well as on Amazon

QuartoKids

QuartoKids is a site dedicated to making reading enjoyable, they have a wide arrangement of books for all ages and select titles you might enjoy by your browsing preferences. Some examples are: 

Pirates Magnified Hardcover
Grab your magnifying glass and seek out history's most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot! Explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas, while using the free magnifying glass to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration.

Ultimate Slime Paperback 
Written by Alyssa Jagan, a popular Instagramer who earned close to 700,000 followers in a year, Ultimate Slime jumps on this super hot trend by giving kids everything they need to safely create gooey, squishable slimes of every color and with incredible textures. All recipes are 100% borax free

The Snowbear Hardcover 
Enjoy the story of Iggy and Martina, two kids who set out to build a snowman after a particularly heavy snowfall. As they continue to build though, it starts looking more and more like a snow bear! When the children wander too far into the snow, who will rescue them? The heart-warming artwork of The Snowbear and the story of friendship, loyalty, and bravery makes a great book for children and parents to read together.

You can check out all the amazing books by visiting  https://www.quartoknows.com/Quarto-Kids/

Super Impulse

Fraggle Rock 4″ Plush Backpack Clips Led by Red and Gobo, the Fraggle critters advocate themes of friendship, tolerance, diversity and caring for the planet, and now they can come with you wherever you go! Perfectly sized 4” backpack clips will delight and engage a whole new audience who will love to take Red and Gobo with them everywhere. Ages: 3+

 Fraggle Rock 10″ Plush Characters Purple haired and level-headed Gobo and the athletic Red, the leaders of the Fraggle Rock crew, now come in a huggable 10” sized plush with a pose-able tail. Bring these colorful and furry creatures out of the Fraggle Rock caves and into your home! Ages: 3+

See Kai Run

See Kai Run is a great shoe company which supplies kids shoes from newborn to size 3. Whether it be for at home, school or play See Kai Run has you covered. None of the shoes have laces, which makes for an easy on and off you can choose from many styles for both boys and girls. See Kai Run makes for the perfect gift that will have your child's feet feeling great and looking great all in one : ) Below are examples.

JaneSubtle scallop trim makes this Mary Jane versatile enough for any occasion. The flexible rubber sole will get her through every day in comfort and style. Butter-soft all-leather Mary Jane Full leather lining and insole provides comfort through breathability Hook-and-loop strap allows for a secure fit and custom adjustability Classic SKR fit provides room for feet to move and grow.

Russell: A mix of materials and colors adds modern touches to these sneakers with double hook-and-loop straps. The vulcanized construction and flexible rubber soles are rugged enough for any activity. Also available in Toddler sizes. Padded collars and tongues for extra comfort Canvas linings and removable sock liner promote all-day breathability Hook-and-loop straps allow for a secure fit and custom adjustability Herringbone lug pattern provides great traction

Check out all the great pairs of shoes from See Kai Run by clicking here


Mission Belt 

Mission Belts have no holes and always fit. Traditional belts only adjust every inch whereas Mission Belts micro adjust every 1/4 inch. The company also sells a la carte buckles and straps to give customers the option to mix and match for their own unique combinations. The belts come in two widths: 35mm and 40mm. The Mission Belt comes in both leather and canvas so everyone wins, I know canvas is great for the more outdoors person. A leather belt is great for school, dressing up, and everyday use. You can view the whole line of Mission Belts by visiting https://missionbelt.com

Jada Toys


Nano Metalfigs! This new line is available at Walmart and features top licenses from DC Comics, Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney/Pixar, WWE and Street Fighter. Each figure is 1.65” scale and 100% die-cast and weighs about 25-30g and has that distinctive die-cast feel. They’re sold in single packs, 5-packs, and 10-packs with the 5 and 10 packs offering exclusive figures. Uniquely display your Nano Metalfigs in a Nano Scenes; diorama sets designed to imaginatively display your figure collections in authentic ways. Each Nano Scene comes with two exclusive figures and features. For example, the Bat Cave, as shown in the image above, comes with exclusive Batman and Robin figures, a Batman symbol on the floor that lights up, and opening garage door and sticker pack.

Moose Toys

When Shopkins go for a spin, what do they ride in? Cutie Cars! The cutest things on four wheels! Each Cutie Car comes with their own Mini Shopkin and their own personality! My kids have been begging for these as we pass them in the toy aisle. Their stocking will for sure have their own cars this year and I know they will love them! There are adorable fruits, sweets, dairy and more! Grab your shopping cart, and start - because once you shop, you can't stop! Be sure to visit the Shopkins Brand Store for more information and products. Learn more about Moose Toys by visiting http://www.moosetoys.com/

Brain Games

You won't believe it! These penguins are real rascals: if your flick is good enough, they can slide not only straight, they can make curves and even jump over the walls. Each player will have to use the best of their skills in order to get the most points in this fun and exciting game. It's not just cool, it's ICE COOL!



HOW TO PLAY In each round one penguin is the Catcher and other penguins are the Runners. Number of rounds equals number of players. The Runners starts from the Classroom and flick their penguin, trying to go through the doors and get the yummy fish of the same colour. By doing so, the penguin gets a Fish card with victory points on it or even extra bonus - additional turn to flick your penguin. The Catcher starts from the spot in the Kitchen and tries to catch all the rascals before all the fish is eaten by bumping into the Runners. Watch out! You can purchase on Amazon

Veronica and the Volcano

Veronica and the Volcano, is about ten-year-old Veronica who lives in a high-tech, gadget-filled house on the slope of an active volcano. When she leaves on a quest to find rare white volcano pearls on the far side of the biggest volcano of all, Mount Mystery, she leads her father, her best friend Maddy, and her friend's dad, the blustering Captain John, into a series of incredible adventures. But when the colossal volcano erupts, fears wins an election, and Veronica must square off against a fear-mongering villain: the Man-in-White. In the book, Veronica and the Volcano kids will root for Veronica every step of the way, and while they are cheering her on, they'll learn as well. Complementing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum, the book is filled with educational elements about volcanoes, geysers, caves, and the wonders of physics. A glossary in the back provides an at-a-glance list of the facts in the book. You can purchase a copy at your local bookstore as well as on Amazon here

Bobbi-Toads

Bobbi-Toads Paintables are the first-ever sneakers that feature little 'toes' embossed into the rubber cap. Bobbi-Toads Paintable Sneakers can be painted with any nail polish, over & over again, just like your real nails! When you’re ready to switch up your style, simply use nail polish remover to take the old polish off, and you can repaint your Bobbi-Toads sneakers to match any outfit or mood!

Bobbi-Toads Light-Ups, No polish for these “toes” because they already light up in 5 different colors! Customize your look with Bobbi-Stickers! You can find them in both velcro and lace-up, ranging from Toddler Size 9 all the way up to Big Kid 6. PS – If you’re looking for adult sizes, head on over to Jacquelynn Rae. The uniqueness, creative outlet for self-expression, and durability all make Bobbi-Toads the must-have this holiday. 


A little more about Bobbi-Toads: Bobbi-Toads sneakers are fun and creative, allowing kids to paint and create keeping them occupied and off their phones - we love that! :) Bobbi-Toads are eco and animal-friendly! Bobbi-Toads were patented, created and are designed by a Father-Daughter team, Bob & Jacquelynn Stanley - it's all in the family. Starting at less than $50 a pair, they fit every parent's holiday shopping budget too! Bobbi-Toads also donates a portion of proceeds to charitable organizations including Our Lady of the Angels, an inner-city mission in the Stanley's hometown of Chicago. Also new for this holiday season are Bobbi-Dobbiez, which make perfect stocking stuffers. These furry pals accessorize backpacks, shoes, or serve as fun hair ties and fit any budget at only $4.99 each. Check them out by visiting https://www.bobbitoads.com/

Haiti Projects 


Haiti Projects..beautiful products hand-made by a cooperative of women in a rural village, this brand provides access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. The second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 100,000 people live with no electricity or public services, Haiti Projects makes a tangible impact on raising the quality of life for those who need it most. Some examples are:



Embroidered Nightgowns: Whether you want a Garland, Tulip, or Butterfly stitch, each beautiful nightgown is designed for comfort with ample arm opening and a generous skirt falling to the knee. It washes, wears beautifully, and will last for years to come!

The Emma Series

The series begins with “Emma Has a Dilemma!” and each book highlights a different topic in grammar and showcases Emma’s thirst for knowledge, as well as the teachings of Wizard Jake. The collection features life-long lessons, making the series a must-read for both pre-school and elementary school-aged kids. Other titles in the series include “Emma Jane Goes on a Plane!,” “Emma Beams During a Wonderful Dream!,” “Emma Feels Really Uncool in Summer School” and “Emma’s All Gloom as She Cleans Her Room!” You can find all these wonderful series of books on Amazon. 

Golden Bell

Mr Game!:
Mr. Game!™ begins like any other board game until cards with bad ideas come into play. These cards change the game in unpredictable ways. Bend the game to your advantage or mess with other players! Whether you win by accident or you lose on purpose, Mr. Game!™ flips regular board games upside-down! You can purchase here.



Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!:
Designed by David Luis Sanhueza and illustrated by Mike Maihack, Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is a card game of rhyme and reason for kids of all ages. For a long, long time, goblins and fairies have lived in a magical world right beneath our noses. Today, a gang of mischievous goblins escaped from the fairy ring, and it is up to you to send them back before they cause trouble! But an ancient spell of rhymes threatens to transform goblins into fairies and fairies into goblins. This beautifully illustrated game will put your rhyming and problem solving skills to the test. Experience something magical! You can purchase here.



Keys to the Capital:

Can you name all 50 state capitals? With Keys to the Capitals, unlock the ability to master the state capitals and state flags in one fun board game for the whole family! Fly around in your custom airplane, collecting the most key cards to win. Building your knowledge has never been more fun. Purchase here.


Batty Betty

In a world that seems to encourage us all to look, talk, think, and act the same and is in a constant state of comparison, how can we teach children from a young age that their differences are actually their strengths, not their weaknesses? 

It all begins with what we show them and tell them, and a wonderful starting point for this important conversation is the engaging, beautifully illustrated new book Batty Betty by children's author Kathryn Hast (LuJu Books). What sets this book apart from others in the stack is its storyline - which is purposefully, delightfully whimsical even as it tackles tough subjects - as well as its lyrical style. Hast wanted to be sure it was just as fun for both parents and children to read while also illuminating ways to approach and take on real and often difficult scenarios. 

Enter: Abel, the tuba; Eve, the sad banana; and Betty, a giant who dances unapologetically to her own drum. When Abel goes out marching by himself, he finds a sad banana named Eve who has been bullied by local beavers. As it turns out, she's not alone. The beavers are also out for Betty, who stands out with her towering height and "batty" behavior. Abel sets out to defeat these beavers, but soon discovers it's not about winning - it's about finding your own music amidst the ruckus and noise. You can purchase this book on Amazon here

Golden Bell

Sunday Comics:
Send your friends and family the gift of laughter with the Sunday Comics from Golden Bell. A nice size printed paper of all kinds of great new funny comics for kids and adults alike to enjoy. You can purchase here.

Robots On The Line:
Robots On The Line Robots on the Line is a creative game for 2 to 4 players where you build and sell robots. It's a perfect balance of fun and strategy. It's great for casual and hardcore players alike. The basic mechanic revolves around robot parts moving down two conveyor belts on the production line. Players take turns pulling robot parts (heads, bases, arms, hands, batteries, antennas and magnets). As players collect parts they are able to build robots throughout the game and once they've met requirements they can sell the robots and earn money. The game ends when all tiles are off the line or when a player builds 4 robots. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins. You can purchase here.


Cauldron:
Cauldron is a board game of competitive alchemy for 2 – 5 players. It’s a potent brew of the things we love most in a game – simple but highly strategic game mechanics, lots of variability, some chance, all presented beautiful artwork. We love the folklore around potion brewing, and our passion shows in the little things that make this game so enjoyable. Please help us make it happen! 

Choose to play as one of seven aspiring brewers, and battle to become the Grand Infusionist.

Every Grand Infusionist takes a different path to victory. Will you grow your magic or spend it? Will your potions prove powerful enough? Can you slow down your enemies with a well-timed spell? 

Simple yet deep - Cauldron is simple enough for new gamers, yet rich enough for seasoned veterans. 

Highly interactive – Ignore your opponents at your peril. To win, you must watch them, anticipate their moves and thwart their plans. 

Exciting and fun – We have play-tested Cauldron for more than a year to ensure that perfect balance that makes a game, above all else, fun to play every time. 

If you enjoy the resource collecting mechanics of Lords of Waterdeep mixed with the wacky take-that of Munchkin - you will love Cauldron. You can purchase here.

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