more rather cool, not-so-run-of-the-mill toys and stuff for kids, little ones:
This one is called the Boa Stacker (from Sparkability,) similar to the old plastic, stacking rings that we had as children, but reinvented in a more colorful and interactive way. Squeeze each ring to hear a different animal sound. Clever.
from Chronicle Books, a collection of doable projects in a variety of mediums. Only $14.95 too.
I can’t say it any better than this:
D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, without requiring fees, teams, or a minivan. It’s for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizens—anyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Most of all, it is for kids who want to make their mark by exercising the arts of design with wit, intelligence, and style.
it dances to music, flaps in wings and coos and squawks in classic parrot fashion and requires only two AAA batteries!
I’m thinking perhaps a perch in the playroom (pics of my re-do coming soon)
Learn more here. (hammacher.com) $64.95
act fast on this one, it’s on sale for just $19.99