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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holiday Must-Haves For Kids

Christmas Gift Guide For Kids
All the following companies and products have been reviewed and have received All American Mommy awards. We highly recommend these products and companies.

KidzBop Christmas: Rock around the Christmas tree…with KIDZ BOP! Join the KIDZ BOP Kids and sing along to 15 of the world’s most popular holiday songs. $11.98 SRP. KidzBop16: KIDZ BOP celebrates "Sweet 16” with the release its latest CD, KIDZ BOP 16. The CD features 16 of today’s biggest chart-topping hits—sung by kids for kids, including: Boom Boom Pow, Fire Burning, You Found Me, and more! $18.98 SRP. Unwrap more holiday fun, games and KIDZ BOP music videos at KIDZBOP.com!

Tribute Books offers many great ideas for children's books! A Different Kind of Hero: The rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi. He’s brown. He’s small. He’s plain. But when a group of men enters the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat. While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle. Will he be victorious? Will the rainforest be saved? Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special he truly is. Please visit www.tribute-books.com for more information. This and other titles are available for purchase at www.amazon.com.

Name Your Tune (www.nameyourtune.com) is an exciting children's music compilation that is made-to-order and personalized for each child. Children will hear their name more than 80 times throughout 14 much-loved songs, such as Old MacDonald Had A Farm (which becomes Little * Had A Farm,) Wheels on the Bus and If You're Happy and You Know It (becomes If You're * And You Know It.) The CD is a great way to enjoy music, have fun, and learn together! It also includes a line above and below the name on the CD, making it an even special personalized item.

Great for ages 4 and up, you can now order this 3 pack collection which is perfect for kids! We love the stories on CD for bedtime and long car rides! CD Audiobooks, Tell Me a Story: Timeless Folktales, Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic and Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder, with multicultural folktales read by some of stage and screen's most talented performers and accompanied by original music written by composer Laura Hall. Please visit www.mythsandtales.com for more information!

The award-winning Original Green Toys™ brand – trucks and tea sets, tool kits, jump ropes and more, are classic toys that kids love, and all are made in the USA of 100% recycled plastic. In fact, Green Toys Inc. is the leader in the category of classic toys that are safe and environmentally responsible.Using recycled plastic milk containers, recyclable corrugated boxes for its packaging, and producing the toys in the USA, Green Toys helps save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since their initial introduction in June 2008, Green Toys brand of classic toys have proven themselves as best-sellers at a wide variety of retail outlets. You can't go wrong with all these green choices - recycling truck, tea set, dump truck, cookware set, took kit, indoor gardening kit, chief set, and dining set.

flair4all is a new line of removable wall decals (think wall stickers that come off the wall) made for fashionistas. With flair4all, any mom or teen can take a boring room and make it stylish without paint or putting nail holes in the wall. For only $20 you get three sheets of fun and stylish flair4all wall decals – and with over 100 designs in seven color palettes to chose from there’s something for everyone. (Even mom – we have lots of adult customers who like flair4all because it’s a cheap way to bring style to a home office or craft room.) Unlike some other wall decals, flair4all sticks to nearly any surface, including glass, cement and textured walls. This means you can put plenty of flair up on your walls and still have some left over to accessorize your laptop, cell phone or refrigerator – you name it, the possibilities are nearly endless! Please visit www.flair4all.com!

The HEXBUG Nano, an irresistible, ultra-engaging bug-like robotic toy provides hours of fun for the home family, is only $7.99, and is now available at ToysRUs & RadioShack stores nationwide. The HEXBUG Nano is an energetic micro robotic bug that uses the physics of vibration and robotic intelligence to skitter along and explore its environment on smooth surfaces. It may be little, but it’s fascinating behavior transfixes kids, tweens and parents for hours at a time! It also makes for the perfect stocking stuffer for shoppers on a budget. Get these today at ToysRUs or RadioShack!

My Secret Circle is a new plug-‘n-play product that allows girlfriends - not strangers - to hang out online, chat, blog, write journal entries, share pictures, play games and more. For good reason, parents struggle with whether or not to allow their kids to get on social networking sites, like Facebook & MySpace. But now there’s a fun, safe alternative that keeps both kids and their parents happy. Global game and toymaker, Senario, has created the first-ever secure social networking world specifically for girls ages 8-12. The new product ($19.99) uses online access keys (USB keys) featuring proprietary technology with embedded browsers and unique ID codes. Only friends can connect by exchanging private codes. Even better, girls never need to upload personal information online, further enhancing the security of the network. It’s sold at Justice stores for tweens across the country, as well as Target.com and Amazon.com.

My First Oreck vacuum comes with educational games that help teach kids how to help out around the house and other skills.Designed for children ages 3 and up, the Oreck toy vacuum makes real vacuum sounds and looks appealing, with a clear dust container with swirling colored foam beads to capture kids’ attention. LED lights glow under the base. The toy vacuum looks like the real thing, similar in looks to the Oreck XLÒ Platinum Power Team Upright Vacuum, engineered for effective cleaning and allergen control. A drop down handle on the 29-in. tall toy vacuum adjusts to different angles and for children of different heights. My First Oreck has a real on/off switch (kids like to play with controls) and free-rolling, non-marking wheels that won’t harm carpets and floors and stand up to kids’ play. Available for purchase at over 450 Oreck Clean Home Centers. Please visit www.oreckstore.com for a location nearest you.


Tribute Books said...

Tonia - thanks for including us in your Holiday Gift Guide!

Becca said...
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jane said...

I loved seeing that little girl at the end with a mini oreck. My nephew used to love getting out the vacuum and pretending that he was cleaning the floors so we eventually got him his own. Sometimes he even pretends to do his own vacuum repair. So much for getting him into cars and sports.