by Oballs. $8-17. Easy to squish, soft for infants. Can play catch
with infant; teaches motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Babies
like to teeth on it. PVC and Latex free. Can be put into dishwasher.
Toys fruit. $16. Wooden fruit has velcro so when child "cuts" it the
noise is realistic. Plan Toys is a "green" company. The fruit is made
of rubberwood once the rubberwood tree stops producing.
Tote by Laurie. $16. Stacking pegs crepe, colorful puzzles. Teaches
concentration, fine motor skills, color & shape recognition. Lots
of fun in a small carrying case. Works for restaurants and traveling.
apart Plane and Take apart Crane Truck by Battat. $ 26.50. Use your
cordless drill motor to .... well... take it apart and put it back
together. Also comes in a crane truck.
Body Puzzle by Belzac/HaPe. $24. A wooden multi-layer puzzle allows you
to go from clothes to skin to organs to bones and back. Both girls and
boys are available.
- Eye Can Art. $25. Seattle-based, women
owned company. Everything you need for an art project in a can.
Projects tested in classrooms first. Also available in Wax Drawing
kit, Book in a Box kit, Sumi-e kit.
Beer Kit. $27.50/ $8 refills. Makes two gallons of root beer. Good
science project for the entire family. Why do you need yeast? So much
sugar? Where does the carbonation come from? Takes about three days
to ferment. Good tasting; a bit like Thomas Kemper.
- Mad Libs. $3.99. Good and entertaining way to learn the parts of speech. Good price.
Toys shows on the Parent to Parent segment are courtesy of Toys that Teach, Bothell.