This months Top Ten Items I love for kids of all ages, our must have, must see and must-do list

Meet a famous author-If you’re familiar with author Neil Gaiman who wrote, Caroline, this book needs no introduction. Now the pop-cult legend is venturing out on preschool story telling arena, with Chu’s Day, which follows a Panda with an extraordinary problem, a big sneeze.(4yrs+)

  1. Pick a droll worthy outfit-your little one will dribble over Simon Said adorable all in one and you won’t even mind the mess. This unique design with a bib built in made of moisture repelling material runner wear. Visit simonsaidandco.com to see their styles. $18.00
    (0 yrs +)
  2. Let loose the moose-Not since the days of Rocky and Bulwinkle, has the moose been so big with kids. This winter, the animal is front and center on everything from sweaters to well-crafted bamboo stacking game. (3+) $50hapetoys.com
  3. Create a mini time-capsule-with creating a Q&A day for kids. A three-year Journal, by Besty Franco answers questions for kids like “what annoys you” and “which book character would you like to be”- best part is the he/she and you get to see how their answers have change in 3 years. Recommended for (8+) $17
  4. Marvel at a movie- if your kid is not ready to sit through a show, do a test run with Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. This 3-d movie captures all the wonder of live performance with a cheaper ticket price.(Opens December 21,2012)
  5. Celebrate 2013 global style- Spain- citizens eat 12 grapes at midnight, one for each stroke of the clock; Puerto Rico- it’s customary to wish away last year, literally. Puerto Ricans toss a bucket of water out of the window at midnight; Italy- for good luck Italians sport red underwear on December 31.
  6. Map out your memories-Put the fun in functional with a USA map. It will look spiffy on your child wall with flags, stickers and push pins of the highlighted places you and your family has visited or wish to visit (color coded push pins). (5+) $50 @ childinspiredesign.com:(Rand McNally has cheaper ones!!!)
  7. Have a good night- After dinner entertainment to get your kiddos ready for bed! Pajama party; designer Nicholas Oldland came up with three children’s books along with matching pj’s. $18 and up, hatleystore.com
  8. GoldieBlox, Inc. is a toy company founded in 2012 by Debbie Sterling, a female engineer from Stanford University. Our mission is to create really fun toys that develop spatial skills and teach basic engineering principles. By designing construction toys from the female perspective, we aim to appeal to a broader audience of children and parents who previously considered engineering a “boys club.” By challenging this stereotype, we hope to inspire more girls like Debbie, like Goldie, to become engineers. www.glodieblox.com
  9. Big View Bug Jars : The wings on this engaging ladybug jar open to reveal a 3.5x magnifying lens that supports up-close observation. Screw-on cap and air vents keep living critters (and other objects) secure. Makes a great store display or classroom set! Durable plastic jars measure 4 1/2″H x 3 1/2″ in diameter. Grades PreK+LER 2780 Set of 12 in display POP $69.99

 

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