Weekly Roundup: Educational Toys, Games, Books + More! 10/25 – 10/31

award-winning Holiday Gift Ideas

We’ve got more Holiday gift ideas! This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of educational toys, games, books + more! Be sure to scroll through the entire list so you don’t miss any of our new award-winners! All the items you see below won a Mom’s Choice Award during October 25, 2020 to October 31, 2020.

Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation.

Award-Winning Children's book — ZURU OOSH Hairy Slime

ZURU OOSH Hairy Slime

The Award-winning ZURU takes ooey-gooey slime to the next level with OOSH Hairy Slime, a squishy, fuzzy, and mega-stretchy mystery concoction full of creepy-crawly surprises! The squishy, squeezable, and stretchy goo is unlike anything in its category. Hairy Slime comes in three different color assortments, each packaged in a hairy-reusable container and when opened revealing even more hair and a plethora of either black flies, cockroaches, or spiders. OOSH Hairy Slime super-stretch extends beyond long, offering endless gross and yet super cool fun. The patent-pending Hairy Slime formulation offers a new tactical sensation and plays experience. It’s unique consistency and flexibility is great for developing motor skills by exercising a child’s coordination ability with their hands and eyes as well as their creativity and imagination to create fun crafts. The super stretchy innovation was licensed from IP thinktank, GennComm ImaGENNation.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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West to Freedom,: a story of friendship
Written and illustrated by J. Arthur Moore

When Thomas Reynold’s best friend, Daniel Russell, a slave by birth, was in danger of being taken from his kindly owner and sold by a heartless bank owner, Thomas and his pa devised a dangerous plan to help Daniel escape westward into Indian Territory. Set during the early days of the Civil War, in the spring of 1862, in the northwest corner of Arkansas, West to Freedom is the story of that journey and the dangers encountered along the way.

Young Adult Books:
Historical Fiction

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Award-Winning Children's book — We Poop on the Potty

We Poop on the Potty
Written by Nicole Sulgit, Jim Harbison; Illustrated by Jean Claude

Who poops? Everyone poops! Where do we poop? On the potty!
Sly, funny illustrations teach kids how every creature, big and small, poops—even grown-ups!
Kids learn about how pets, animals in the wild, and animals underwater, poop.
Whimsical illustrations raise the question of how unicorns, dragons, and aliens poop, too!
Each page emphasizes that wherever animals may poop, humans poop on the potty.
Have more fun with the free bonus app, which includes games and fun facts!
The perfect book to make parents and kids laugh during potty training!

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Tyler’s Promised Gift: Book One in the Tyler, the Rabbit series.
Written and illustrated by M. C. Abushar

In this first story in the Tyler, the Rabbit series, Tyler notices a beautiful red car in a store window while shopping with his mother. He asked his mother to buy it for him, but she promised it as a gift for his birthday if he behaved like a very good rabbit until his birthday. On the day of his birthday he was delighted to receive and play with his promised gift at last. However, when he spotted a younger guest at his birthday party who was very sad and crying because he had received no toy of his own with which to play, Tyler offered him his new red car to make him happy. This gesture of friendship and generosity led Tyler to discover that giving away his beautiful red car to the guest who needed it more than he did, made him feel more proud and much happier than if he had kept it for himself. His birthday celebration not only marked the addition of one more year to his age, but promoted his growth in caring for others and sharing his possessions with them. Parents have described it as ‘a must read’.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Tyler's Promised Gift
Award-Winning Children's book — Tyler's Baby Sister

Tyler’s Baby Sister: Book Two in the Tyler, the Rabbit series.
Written and illustrated by M. C. Abushar

This second book in the Tyler, the Rabbit series, “Tyler’s Baby Sister” continues Tyler’s tradition of being thoughtful, considerate and generous. These qualities do not pre-exist in Tyler, and he usually feels comfortable at the beginning with thinking only of his own best interest. But as the story unfolds, and he realizes gradually that his baby sister is actually completely helpless, he steps into the role of helping to provide for her needs. His initial resentment at her taking up most of their mother’s time and attention is transformed into a loving welcome and willingness to participate in helping her. As an added bonus, he won back his mother’s attention because she truly appreciated his help for his sister, which was actually a help for her as well. This delightful story will inspire the child to welcome a new sibling’s arrival into the family. It will help to dispel any feelings of jealousy or animosity and create a genuine desire to help the parent in caring for the new baby. It has 19 expressive and attractive color illustrations that will fascinate the child as the story unfolds.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fiction – General

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Toto’s Tale: An Adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Written by Shannon K. Mazurick

Toto’s Tale (An Adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) is an adaptation of the classic story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is told from the perspective of Toto. Being that L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, telling the story from Toto’s perspective offers readers valuable lessons and provides an understanding of the importance to respect all living creatures.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Toto's Tale
Award-Winning Children's book — Toolbox with toolset- 5 pcs

Toolbox with toolset- 5 pcs

Do you see a budding handyman or an engineer in your child?

Support your kid’s dreams by strengthening their construction skills and encouraging them to take on the actual job with their OWN AUTHENTIC Construction Toy Tool Set from a long trusted brand of high-quality power tools for kids— STANLEY Jr.

As Sturdy as Mom or Dad’s Own Tools: Mainly made of hard steel and rubber, these toy tools are exactly like the adult version but only ergonomically sized to fit smaller hands.

Rubberized Grip to Prevent Dangerous Slips: The handles of the hammer and screwdrivers feature black and yellow rubberized handles that make them stay where they belong — safe in a youngster’s care-free hand.

Promotes Educational Family Bonding: Thanks to this high-quality set of constructive playthings, fun and learning hasn’t been as exciting of a combination as it is now with the possibility of kids doing the actual construction work with their parent or grandparent.

Teach kids early on about safety (with the goggles that come with the set) and help them understand geometrical concepts with the 10-inch long tape measure.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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THE RANK GAME

The super-fun game about YOU and your life. Rank the items on the topic cards—can your teammate guess your RANK? Prove you know each other more than your opponents!

The “Ranker” writes their preferred order of the four items listed on a Topic Card. Other players must guess the Ranker’s preferred order. Every right item is a point and the player or team with the most points after 10 rounds wins! It’s that easy!

Created for groups of all sizes, THE RANK GAME leverages our own social behaviors—ranking the things or experiences in our lives. Like social media, THE RANK GAME focuses on our individualism, except THE RANK GAME brings people together in the real world, through fun, rich conversation and competition. It’s about YOU—but you can’t win the game without looking at topics from other players’ perspectives, so gameplay fosters community, understanding and inclusiveness.

THE RANK GAME is easy to play at home, on vacations, at restaurants…ANYWHERE! The game quickly gets people off their phones and TALKING with each other in eye-to-eye, real world gameplay. Friends, families and groups use it to facilitate conversation and “break the ice” at social gatherings.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — THE RANK GAME
Award-Winning Children's book — The Kittens and The Rescue

The Kittens and The Rescue
Written and illustrated by Finley Keller

The Kittens and The Rescue is a story of friendship helping others, resourcefulness, and courage.
It’s a warm summer day at Keller Farms. Mikey and Greta are playing when Ricky Raccoon comes running and yelling for help. They rush to see what is wrong when they find one of their new friends stranded on a branch in the middle of the pond. Find out which new friend has to be rescued with the help from all.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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The Kittens and The Possum
Written and illustrated by Finley Keller

The Kittens and the Possum is a story of friendships. There are lessons about not making fun of others and how teasing others can hurt their feelings.
Mikey and Greta meet two new friends on this summer day, Oliver Possum and Ricky Raccoon. Both have obstacles that Mikey and Greta help them with as they play, share stories and even help in a rescue of one of them.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Kittens and The Possum
Award-Winning Children's book — The Kittens and the Baby Chicks

The Kittens and the Baby Chicks
Written and illustrated by Finley Keller

A story of friendship, love, meeting new friends, sharing and obeying parents.
Mikey and Greta are very happy kittens who love living at Keller Farms. There are many animals on the farm including three baby chicks who are especially fun to play with. On a beautiful summer day, Mikey and Greta go to find their little friends to play but find the chicks’ mother squawking and fussing because the baby chicks have gone off without permission. Mikey and Greta head for the pond to find the chicks and meet an unexpected animal who becomes a new friend.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Summer at Stewart Creek
Written by j. Arthur Moore; Illustrated by J. Arthur Moore

Brett Tompkins leaves his home in Baltimore to spend his twelfth summer with his father in a logging town named Snow Shoe, West Virginia. His father, a banker by trade, has taken over the family logging company at the request of Brett’s grandfather who is no longer able to operate it due to failing health. But mother is not happy with this and gives him only a year to try it out. Reluctantly, she allows her son to spend the summer with his father at Snow Shoe. During the summer of 1879, Brett meets new friends and new adventure at Stewart Creek Logging Company, and comes to enjoy life in the mountain country. But can he convince his mother, a city woman, to visit and, hopefully, feel the same joy for the mountain country that he had come to feel.

Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Summer at Stewart Creek
Award-Winning Children's book — Robo Wunderkind Explorer Prime Kit

Robo Wunderkind Explorer Prime Kit

Robo Wunderkind is an educational technology tool that enhances the way children play, learn, and create with tech in school and at home. Our robotics kits and intuitive programming apps empower kids to learn to code through the joy of play.

The robotics kits consist of sturdy, safe, and colorful blocks that are fully LEGO® compatible and are perfect for children as young as 5 years old. With Robo Wunderkind, young inventors can build their own fully-functional robots and gadgets, and then learn to program them. Our free coding & remote control apps allow kids to learn fundamental programming concepts through a visual coding environment. The apps offer 3 levels of complexity, so everyone will find a coding activity to challenge them.

Robo Wunderkind introduces your children to the essential 21st-century skills: coding, robotics, creativity, problem-solving, and logical thinking – without requiring skills such as reading, math, or writing. One box – infinite possibilities to assemble robots, play, and have fun.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Mouse’s Christmas Gift
Written by Mindy Baker; Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk; Edited by Barbara Herndon

One tiny church mouse must find a way to bring Christmas spirit to his little town. When the Parson gets sick and Christmas services are canceled, it’s up to Mouse and his super-sized faith to bring the townspeople together on Christmas Eve in Mouse’s Christmas Gift!

This darling holiday picture book features:

-Read-aloud text perfect for children ages 4-8
-A beautiful glittery cover with heartwarming illustrations inside
-The true meaning of Christmas—love and hope
-Is the perfect holiday read-aloud for families on Christmas Eve

Mouse’s Christmas Gift is great for families to read during the holiday season and on Christmas Eve. Children will learn that the smallest gestures can make a big difference.

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mouse's Christmas Gift
Award-Winning Children's book — Lovable Grandpa Joe

Lovable Grandpa Joe: Little Kids Do BIG Things Series
Written by Patricia T. Tanenbaum and Carol A. Zaslow; Illustrated by Archway Publishing; Edited by Debra Zakarin

Alex has a very close relationship with his Grandpa Joe. They’re best friends. Alex even works at his grandpa’s neighborhood bike shop, Speedy Wheels. One day something terrible happens. An accidental fire starts in the bike shop, and Alex blames himself. What’s Alex to do?

And from Kathryn Kehoe, Mother of two, Grandmother of four, and former 3rd-grade teacher in NYC…

“LOVABLE GRANDPA JOE follows a young child’s undaunted drive to help his family and community. Even when his efforts go awry, you can’t help loving how tireless Alex is in his wish to help his grandpa. And, of course, Big Shaggy Max keeps us laughing with his unbridled exuberance.”

Surprise!… Something quite charming and dear at the end. Don’t miss it!

A portion of sales will be donated to Love for the Elderly www.lovefortheelderly.org. dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors, too often forgotten, with kindness and joy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Louey the Lazy Elephant
Written by Janice Spina; Illustrated by John Spina

Louey is an adorable but lazy elephant who likes to sleep late. One day Louey wakes up to find that the whole herd has moved on without him. Louey is very upset but he is determined to find his herd. Does Louey find his way to his family and friends? Does he learn that it doesn’t pay to be lazy? Take Louey home with you and find out.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Louey the Lazy Elephant
Award-Winning Children's book — Lots to Love Babies Walker Gift Set

Lots to Love Babies Walker Gift Set

Lots to Love Babies are ready for Fun. Enjoy the collection of 14″ All Vinyl dolls that are meant to be loved. Dolls are washable, for hours of fun in the tub, in a high chair, a walker…the possibilities are endless. Our Walker gift set includes a washable doll with a cute as can be expression and its very own walker. Help your baby get around and play with the many pretend accessories included in the set.Made of high-quality Vinyl that stands the test of time. A Family Business located in the United States, JC Toys is one of the leading online sources for lifelike baby doll girls and accessories, and you’re going to love the incredible value that we offer for this adorable newborn baby doll set!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Little Toes Natural Disposable Swimmy Diapers

Little Toes Natural Disposable Swimmy Diapers make getting wet fun, for your baby, without the risk of sharing too much with fellow swimmers. Our easy pullup and pull off swim diapers for babies, won’t bulk in water. The design of these natural baby swim diapers better contains accidents from entering the water, due to a double-locking barrier and rounder bottom that provides more coverage around the baby’s legs. So, while little swimmers are playing in the water, they won’t be leaking anything unsanitary, no code brown.

Little Toes Natural Disposable Swimmy Diapers front and back sheets are made from a gentle flexible, nonwoven fabric, (the same fabric used to make PPE) that make our baby swim diapers ultra-soft. The baby swim diapers have a flexible 360-degree waist band, which allows greater movement in the water and gives a comfortable fit. The easy tear away sides and the easy pull-up and pull-off style, make changing a breeze!

Our swim diapers are hypoallergenic and completely natural, making them the only disposable swim diapers free of Paba, Paraben, Phthalates, alcohol, latex, perfumes as well as other harsh chemicals. When you try Little Toes Natural Disposable Swimmy Diapers, you and your baby will fall in love at first splash!

Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):
Babies

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Award-Winning Children's book — Little Toes Natural Disposable Swimmy Diapers
Award-Winning Children's book — KeaBabies ORIGINAL DIAPER BACKPACK

KeaBabies ORIGINAL DIAPER BACKPACK

Why KeaBabies Diaper Bag Backpack?

DURABLE & LASTING – Made with Premium Oxford Fabric which is water resistant and scratch proof, your KeaBabies Diaper Bag will bring you anywhere without breaking. Your best travel companion after your baby!

SMOOTH ZIPPERS – High quality zippers can make a whole world of difference for backpack users. Our zippers are so easy to use that makes taking things in and out of the bag hassle free.

COMES WITH DIAPER MAT – Changing your baby made easy with our large diaper changing mat which is included inside each bag. Comes with a waterproof surface for you to clean it with sanitizer after use.

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL – Our highly raved diaper bag is loved by mommies and daddies for all the thoughtful pockets and compartments designed to make the bag practical for everyday outdoor needs.

HANDS FREE EVERYWHERE YOU GO – Carry our KeaBabies Diaper Bag Backpack with ease while using a baby carrier or carrying your baby. Hang it on your stroller or pram with the clip on holder straps. Stay hands free all day long while you tend to your little one!

Gear & Accessories:
Totes, Diaper Bags & Slings

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Karley Bassinet

The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is made of a polyester foam fabric and features a double canopy and sleeping pad. Lightweight and versatile, this Bassinet can easily be moved from room to room and even outdoors! This Bassinet requires light assembly. The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is recommended for newborns up to 25 lbs.

  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Made of a polyester foam fabric
  • Features a double canopy and sleeping pad
  • Lightweight and versatile
  • Quick folding mechanism
  • Designed for infants up to 25 lbs
  • Includes 1″ thickness mattress pad as mandated or recommended by ASTM/CPSC
  • JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM.

 

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Award-Winning Children's book — JC Toys, La Newborn 14 inch Life-Like All Vinyl Baby Doll Rocking Crib Gift Set

JC Toys, La Newborn 14 inch Life-Like All Vinyl Baby Doll Rocking Crib Gift Set

The La Newborn is a realistic baby doll that captures bringing a baby home from the nursery. Your child will enjoy playing with this cute baby doll and her crib.

Made from NON-SCENTED and washable vinyl, soft and smooth to touch, yet durable for years. Water-friendly too, so children ages 2 or older can safely play with dolls in the bath.
10 piece rocking crib gift set includes a sturdy crib, 14 inches doll, diaper, booties, hat, bedtime outfit, bottle, birth Certificate, 2 customizable hospital bracelets.

Washable doll for easy cleaning.
Safety Tested and approved for children age 24 months and up. Made by JC Toys – the only baby doll manufacturer with over 30 years experience with real-life baby dolls. Proud to be designed by Berenguer La Newborn is manufactured directly by our company, JC Toys, a world leader in doll manufacturing. JC Toys is a family run and operated business with origins dating back to 1982 in south-east Spain – one of the top major toy-making and design centers in the world. Today, you can find 100s dolls, playtime accessories, and more by JC Toys.

Add smiles to a young child’s face today by adding this La Newborn Doll to your cart now, so it can be ready for checkout and shipment asap – thank you!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Imagine Land

Imagine Land is in trouble because people are not using their imaginations like they used to. Will Parker and the Make Believe Band need your help to save it! In this wild and zany album for kids (ages 1-100), Will Parker and his band take the listener on a grand adventure full of unique and magical characters. Along the way, with the help of the listeners, they use their imaginations to save Imagine Land from disappearance!

Audio Experiences:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Imagine Land
Award-Winning Children's book — I Was Small But Now I'm Tall

I Was Small But Now I’m Tall
Written by Jennifer Degl; Illustrated by Jennifer Lynn Becker

Many children want to know their birth stories and ask questions like:

1. How big was I when I was born?
2. Can I see a picture of me after I was born?

These questions can be difficult to answer when your baby was born prematurely.

I was Small, But Now I’m Tall is an engaging book for a child who was born prematurely, telling the tale of their earliest days in life in simple terms that kids can relate to. It tells the story of a baby that was born much too early and spent many months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This premature baby, like many others, overcame the obstacles that threatened her survival and grew into a strong child.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Hildie’s Hat Party
Written and illustrated by Linda K. Bridges

When Hildie the Hedgehog invites her friends to a party, she asks each one to wear their favorite hat. But this presents a dilemma for one of her guests, Dori Deer, who has neither a hat nor a way to even place it on her head. What kind of solution will Hildie and her friends craft for this unexpected problem?

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Hildie's Hat Party
Award-Winning Children's book — HiGASFY Art History Video Series

HiGASFY Art History Video Series

HiGASFY Art History Video Series is an exciting comprehensive art history curriculum geared to 1st-8th grade students. Four seasons are available: Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist. Each series contains: 12 downloadable videos featuring 3 prominent artists from that era, downloadable lesson plans correlating to each video, flash cards and a power point assessment game. Journey with Mrs. Beth and her animated sidekick, Gasfy, as they journey though a variety of art eras, study the lives of famous artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, van Gogh, Picasso and many more. Help Gasfy analyze masterpieces and find out what makes them unique to the artist and the time period. Each lesson will exercise critical thinking skills, analysis, imagination and creativity while entertaining young minds.

Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs):
Children

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He’s Not Just Teasing!: A book about the difference between teasing and bullying
Written by Jennifer Licate; Illustrated by Suzanne Beaky

Malcolm has a problem, and his name is Joe. Malcolm is often the target of good-natured ribbing because he’s an excitable scatterbrain. Malcolm knows the jokes and laughs at his expense are all in good fun and sometimes even teach him a lesson. But the snark coming from Joe isn’t funny.

Joe taunts and bullies Malcolm. When he attacks, Malcolm’s friends do nothing. They are silent bystanders, and Malcolm is left to wonder why. Can he find the courage to ask them for help, or will Malcolm have to stand up for himself?

He’s Not Just Teasing! is the first title in the Navigating Friendships series – a quick read chapter book for grades 4 through 7 that examines the differences between bullying and teasing, the fragile friendships of children and the power of kindness. This is a great story for those ages 9 to 12 who are struggling with changing friendships, learning about self-advocacy, and figuring out how to get along with others.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Self-Improvement

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Award-Winning Children's book — He's Not Just Teasing!
Award-Winning Children's book — évolur Stellar Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper

évolur Stellar Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper

Watch your baby get a restful sleep with the thoughtfully designed Evolur Stellar Bassinet. This ASTM approved bassinet ensures safety easily securing tightly to your bed frame with a sturdy strap system. The adjustable height mechanism is easy on your back and accommodates all types of beds leaving no gaps!

It’s perfect for breastfeeding and offering reassurance to your baby during those restless nights. The Stellar comes in both wooden and aluminum frames featuring three soft hue colors, that blend easily with your bedroom décor. The Evolur Stellar’s mesh sides provide a clear view of your newborn while providing breathability.

The Stellar can be used as a portable bassinet making it ideal for small spaces. This product is recommended for babies up to 25 lbs, or 6 months of age, or whenever your baby begins to show signs of pushing up to hands and knees.

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Everyday Lounge Joggers

These versatile, super-soft, and stretchy lounge and pajama pants will keep you comfy and cute around the clock, whether you’re out with friends or cuddling your new baby at home. The adjustable drawstring waistband makes them ideal throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond; wear them at your waist or under your bump for the perfect fit. Plus, the pockets make these cozy, lightweight lounge pants even more mom-friendly — finally a place for your phone and the pacifier! — and the tapered cut at the ankles means they pair just as well with sneakers as they do with slippers!

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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Award-Winning Children's book — Everyday Lounge Joggers
Award-Winning Children's book — Children's Footwear

Children’s Footwear

pediped Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™, and Flex® have been officially recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as being beneficial for children’s growing feet.

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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Capezio Ballerina Eimmie Doll

The biggest name in the dance industry, Capezio, and Eimmie team up to combine two of the most creative activities for your youngster: play and dance. Scenarios with your little ballerina empower children to develop their imaginations and curiosity. This premium Capezio ballerina doll comes in a sturdy, collectible box.

CAPEZIO BALLERINA DOLL: The biggest name in the dance industry, Capezio, and Eimmie team up to combine two of the most creative activities for your youngster: play and dance.

DOLL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: Includes Capezio dance bag and a lifelike doll with doll ballerina clothes.
SCREEN FREE ACTIVITIES: Studies have shown that too much screen time can negatively affect a child’s cognitive development. Eimmie will help children step away from electronics and entertain themselves with real imaginative play.

OPEN ENDED PLAY: Scenarios with your little ballerina empower children to develop their imaginations and curiosity. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.

LIFELIKE: 18” Doll features thick quality hair, a ¾” soft body, and detailed facial features.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Capezio Ballerina Eimmie Doll
Award-Winning Children's book — Burger Academy

Burger Academy

Burger Academy is a well-skinned introduction to coding. In the game players bid to find the most efficient way to build a burger using logical movements to solve the puzzle. The picnic aesthetic is inviting while the visual instructions and chunky burger-themed components work to engage the mind and body, serving both visual and hands-on learners by helping them visualize the moves then grab the burger pieces to build it

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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BUENOS DÍAS – Spanish Learning Songs

¡BUENOS DÍAS! is a tour de force celebration of the vibrant music, language, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Lively music transports kids on a magical ride across the entire Spanish-speaking world. Irresistible salsa, merengue, flamenco, reggae, and Andean rhythms encourage kids to sing along as they learn traditional foods, animals, songs, instruments, and more. Lyrics and translation guides available. Get ready to say “Buenos días” to a world of Spanish-learning fun!

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — BUENOS DÍAS – Spanish Learning Songs
Award-Winning Children's book — Breathing Makes It Better

Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between
Written by Christopher Willard, Wendy O’Leary; Illustrated by Alea Marley; Edited by Juree Sondker, Ivan Bercholz

Read aloud and breathe along with this sweet story teaching children how to navigate powerful emotions like anger, fear, sadness, confusion, anxiety, and loneliness. With rhythmic writing and engaging illustrations, Breathing Makes It Better guides children to breathe through their feelings and find calm with recurring cues to stop and take a breath. Simple guided practices, like imagining you are a tree blowing in the wind, follow each story to teach children how to apply mindfulness techniques when they need them the most.

Children’s Picture Books:
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Bounce Box

The Bounce Box is a system developed by child therapist, Alice Kearney, to help parents teach their kids to bounce back and develop a positive, healthy way of thinking. The kit includes a rhyming story book to introduce the big concept of resiliency, a creative activity book to enhance positive thinking skills, and fun toys and tools to accompany the lessons. Parents and kids both love the effective reward system which reinforces “bouncy” behavior. A great bonding activity that offers a simple solution for complex times.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bounce Box
Award-Winning Children's book — Becoming Jesse

Becoming Jesse: Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood
Written and illustrated by Patsie McCandless

The world has had quite enough of dreadly, dysfunctional, dystopian stories. It’s time. Families are yearning for their Light… for a beautiful, beguiling, positive story that

  • unfurls giggle-snickens of laughter,
  • generates dialogue for a better world,
  • models love-adore lessons of the heart,
  • teaches life skills,
  • brings b’jeekers of joy and surprise to children and families.

A story that begs to be read to the last page – the last word. It all awaits, resonating in the Family Classic Novel: “Becoming Jesse”.

Amid the joyful fireworks of New Years Eve, 1947, Jesse O’Neil is born. An orphan. At age six, Jesse discovers that he has a ’disappeared’ grandmother, and he springs into a quest to find her. But first, he must puzzle out the web of riddles his mysterious mother has left behind. And brillish Jesse O’Neil eats puzzles for breakfast!

Join Jesse’s irresistible journey into his uncharted stars. Follow his Light through sparkling inspiration, in a tale that draws people in by showing them a Light so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know it, call it by name and keep it forever.
(The novel includes a Dictionary of Jesse’s playful, made-up words.)

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Inspirational / Motivational

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Art of Problem Solving

Since 1993, Art of Problem Solving has been helping motivated students in grades 2-12 develop the problem solving skills they need to confidently tackle challenging problems. We are leaders in math education and have been expanding into other subjects like physics, programming, and language arts. Because students learn in many different ways, we offer resources in a variety of different formats, including textbooks, online learning systems and classes, and in-person instruction.

Beast Academy, our complete math curriculum for ages 8-13, combines colorful illustrations with reading and storytelling elements to foster engagement while developing critical thinking skills. Our textbooks and online learning system are used in homes and schools across the country.

AoPS Online offers online math classes, textbooks, math games, and more for students in Middle and High School. We train students for future success in prestigious universities and STEM careers.

AoPS Academy provides rigorous in-person math and language arts courses for grades 2-12 after school, on weekends, and during the summer, with locations across the U.S. Students learn from accomplished, passionate instructors and collaborate with an outstanding peer group.

At Art of Problem Solving, we are training the intellectual leaders of the next generation.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Art of Problem Solving

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