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Holiday Gift Guide D Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List! D HOT New Product Finds You Should Not Miss! 1


3 Hot New Products! 25 Toys & Games 69 Dolls 75 Children’s Products 79 Books

89 Technology & Apps! 93 Moms 95 Family 97 B abies and Parenting 109 H ome Décor

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Root Beer Float Challenge Game

A tasty new game has players compete in a series of solo, head-to-head and cooperative challenges using the ingredients of a Root Beer Float. an active game that gets you up off the couch and trying fun challenges. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 Available online at Target

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3-in-1 World Globe, LED Constellation Map & Night Light Give the world to your loved ones! Show them how magical and awesome the Earth and stars are with a dynamic 3-in-1 world globe that lights up the room day or night! States and nations are presented in great detail, and stars come alive at the flick of a switch. The stable light globe’s base is constructed with durable chromed steel. The LED constellation globe measures 13.5” tall and 9” in diameter. Make learning geography fun with this STEM toy for boys and girls! CONTENTS • World Globe with Chromed Steel Base, LED Light & Power Cord • Illustrated Constellation Booklet • App Download Info Ages 3 & Up $49.99 Available online at Amazon, and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com

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Boltz Educational Building STEM Toy Set (163 pieces)

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Banish boring building blocks and explore bold design with BOLTZ! Build animals, space rovers, skyscrapers and satellites - whatever kids want to bolt together! These interlocking gear toys are BPA-free and come in blue, red, yellow and green colors. The included Inspiration Guide helps to get kids started, but imagination is the special sauce. BOLTZ grows with kids - they can start building easy things, then advance to more complex structures. Get a head start with STEM educational toys and lay the groundwork for lifelong creative learning skills. These STEM toys encourage kids to master big concepts while having fun! CONTENTS • 163-Pc. BOLTZ Deluxe Building Set • Tuff Tote Travel Tub with Clasps and Handle • Inspiration Guide Ages 3 & Up $34.99 Available online at Amazon, and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com

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Fun Forts STEM Fort Building Kit Build rockets, forts, castles, igloos - if kids can imagine it, they can build it! The Fun Forts building kit provides infinite building possibilities. The Build A Fort building kits for kids are super fun STEM toys that allow children to play while learning! Watch kids get busy building their own forts and tackling simple building tasks at the same time. Perfect for multiple children, these STEM building toys also boost social interaction and collaborative play. Super easy to build, little engineers are bound to have a blast with the Fun Forts building kit. CONTENTS • 52 Connector Rods - 15.7” each • 29 Multilink Spheres • Instructions w/ Building Guide Ages 4 & Up $39.99 Available online at Amazon, and the Power Your Fun website, PowerurFun.com

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Misty Mountain Unicorn Play Tent with Unicorn Headband

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Transform any space into the realm of the unicorns with this spacious Unicorn tent for toddlers and kids. Wear the soft, plush unicorn headband and bring the magic to life! Read, relax and imagine in this comfortable play tent with breathable mesh windows and easy-to-clean fabric. Share the spacious indoor outdoor princess unicorn play tent with friends and family. Great as a private reading nook that kids can snuggle into, this set is simply enchanting! CONTENTS • Unicorn Play Tent • Travel Tote • Bonus Unicorn Headband Ages 3 & Up $29.99 Available online at Amazon, and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com 7


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Rocket Ship Play Tent with Projector Toy

Ground control to major FUN! This Rocket Ship Play Tent is equipped with a roll-down door and breathable mesh windows. Featuring vibrant panels with stars to encourage little astronauts to use their imaginations, this kids play tent includes sturdy, durable poles and a portable carry bag! Use the cool toddler toy projector to project 24 colorful images of the galaxy and historic space exploration inside the Rocket Ship kids tent or on any flat surface. Blast off for exciting space adventures with this play tent that comfortably accommodates up to 3 children. CONTENTS • Rocket Ship Play Tent - 51” H x 40.5” D • Travel Tote • Bonus Space Torch Projector • 3 Image Slide Discs (24 Total Images) Ages 3 & Up $31.99 Available online at Amazon and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com 8


Under the Sea Play Tent with Kaleidoscope Toy

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A mermaid tent that gives kids the under the sea experience – without the wetsuit. It’s a private play space that feels like an ocean-blue aquarium with original illustrations on the floors, side panels and wide tie-back door! This spacious hideaway features breathable mesh windows, a roll-flap door, and vibrant illustrations of the oceanic world, including a mermaid, rainbow narwhal and kids’ favorite sea creatures. Planning a trip, playdate, or sleepover? Take your Under the Sea Tent anywhere with the included storage tote. Explore the deep blue sea and play with the mini kaleidoscope toy that comes with each indoor/ outdoor Under the Sea play tent for boys and girls. CONTENTS • Under the Sea Tent - 51” H x 40.5” D • 4 Tent Poles • Kaleidoscope Toy • Easy-Carry Tote Ages 3 & Up $34.99 Available online at Amazon and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com

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Walkie Talkies for Kids, Voice-Activated Long Range Set Vox Box long range walkie talkies span over 2 miles. Each set comes with labeled buttons, backlit LCD screens and LED flashlight, making these 2-way radio toys fun and easy, day or night! The smart tech, voice-activated feature allows kids to send their voice through the speaker without the push of a button. Kids can hit the scan button to find a free channel and connect to friends (and parents). These walkie talkies feature 22 channels and 99 subchannels. Vox Box walkie talkies are voice-activated and fun for the whole family at home or on the go! CONTENTS • 2 Vox Box Voice-Activated Walkie Talkies • Detachable Belt Clip • User Manual Ages 4 & Up $28.99 Available online at Amazon and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com

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Talking Mini Robots Meet Tok Tok, the 3-voiced and 3-faced mini talking robot! This smart robot toy for kids is a super fun interactive toy that listens and repeats what you say. Watch and listen as this wacky small robot morphs and changes your voice in 3 different personalities - there’s grumpy bot, happy bot, and speedy bot. Choose the Record and Play Mode and Tok Tok will record and repeat what you say. When you choose the Echo Mode, these toy robots automatically talk back. What’s more, these fun travel toy companions are equipped with bright LEDs to match its mood. • Tok Tok stands 3.7 inches Recommended for Ages 3+ $19.99 Available online at Amazon, and the Power Your Fun website, PowerurFun.com

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Robo Pets Unicorn Remote Control Toy Parents will approve and kids will totally love this remote control toy robot unicorn with plenty of tricks up its hooves. Designed using kid-safe materials, this RC robot pet features life-like pet sounds and bright, color-changing LED eyes. Learn basic programming skills with your toy robot unicorn! The included smart treats act as program keys for specific robot unicorn tricks. Create a sequence of moves with the treats, then watch your robotic unicorn toy perform every one! Fun tip: Press the turn left or turn right button while your robot unicorn is standing up on two feet, it will turn around on two feet only. In Gesture Mode, it will follow your hand gestures and step forward, slide backward, and turn left or right. In Adventure Mode, your electronic pet will navigate a room all on their own. CONTENTS • Robo Pet Unicorn • Remote Transmitter • 6 Program Treat Keys • Treat Dish • Mini Toy Comb • USB Charging Cable Ages 3 & Up $39.99 Available online at Amazon, and the Power Your Fun website, PowerurFun.com

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Astroshot Glow in the Dark Target Shooting Game Set with Foam Dart Gun Hone your foam dart shooting skills with the AstroShot Zero-GX indoor / outdoor shooting game — day or night! Load the target orbs into the 5 glow-in-the-dark pedestals, then power up and watch them float in midair. Use the blaster gun to take out the hovering targets with foam darts! Flip a switch and enjoy intergalactic background music. Get the feel of the action-packed soundtrack as you improve your aiming skills with this glow in the dark target practice set. CONTENTS • 1 space blaster with a 12-dart clip • 12 foam darts • 10 floating orb targets • 1 target practice shooting gallery $34.99 Available online at Amazon, and the USA Toyz website, USAToyz.com

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Laser Launchers Laser Tag Gun Set with Drones The fate of the universe is in your hands! Grab these Laser Launchers and play with family and friends. Each laser tag gun set comes with 2 laser guns and 2 flying and spinning target drones. Shoot for extradimensional fun with the rechargeable LED spinners that stay afloat with every direct hit. The rule is simple: defeat the opposing team while keeping these target drones up in the air. These laser guns for kids are equipped with the latest gun tech to deliver a realistic space battle experience. Hear galactic sound effects, feel vibration feedback, and see your laser blaster light up with futuristic LEDs every time you fire or take a hit. The laser tag guns fire and sense shots from up to 130 feet away. Set up your epic play zone outside or inside and experience the next level of laser tag! CONTENTS • 2 Laser Tag Blasters (Red and Blue) • 2 Rechargeable Target Drones (Red and Blue) • 2 USB Chargers • 2 Drone Axis Rods Ages 6 & Up $59.99 Available online at Amazon, and the Power Your Fun website, PowerurFun.com

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Scoot XL Hand Free Hover Ball Drone Go BIGGER with Scoot XL Drone, the self-flying drone with infrared motion sensors. This fun beginner drone detects and avoids obstacles as it zooms around the room — all thanks to this drone’s 360° sensor capability. Use the drone remote control to launch or simply toss in the air and it will soar. Play with this UFO drone at home, the office, or a dorm room. This flying ball toy has a more flexible shell, which enhances the crash protection of these epic toys for kids, teens and adults. What’s more, these Scoot toy drones feature a fast USB charging time. Charge these hand operated drones in less than an hour and get back to flying again and again. CONTENTS • Scoot XL - 5.75” D • 1-Key Lift/Land Remote • USB Charging Cable Ages 10 & Up $39.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com

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Scoot Duo Flying Ball Drones Multiplayer Game with Motion Sensor Technology (2 pack) Launch the red and blue Scoot flying toys from Force1 and watch them hover around the room. Put your hand up and the Scoot drones will sense the obstacle and change directions. Scoot drones are magical indoor drones for kids aged 4 and up! All it takes is a gentle toss to get Scoot flying. These hand controlled drones are kid-safe with crashproof webbed shells and infrared sensors to avoid obstacles. Double your fun with a 2 pack of hover drones! CONTENTS • 1 Scoot Drone Blue • 1 Scoot Drone Red • USB Charging Cable • Mini Screwdriver • User Manual Ages 4 & Up $59.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com

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Cyclone Double Sided Flipping RC Car with LED Lights The Cyclone drives upside down and downside up! Put the pedal to the metal and crank it into high gear with this awesome RC stunt car! The Cyclone remote control race car tackles both on- and off-road courses while performing insane high-speed flips and stunts with its unique double-sided design. Cyclone is one tough RC car with rubber shock-compression tires and a high-impact polymer shell. Light up the terrain with this LED toy that can reach unbelievable speeds and execute hairpin turns. The extra battery and USB charger extend your remote-control racing fun! CONTENTS • Cyclone Remote Control Car - 11.6” x 9.5” x 3.75” • 2.4 GHz Remote Controller • 2 Li-Po Batteries • USB Charging Cable Ages 6 & Up $39.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com

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Jive Dancing Remote Control Car with Music and LED Lights It’s not just a remote control stunt car; it’s a dancing stunt car! The Jive dancing remote control car is a monster truck that drives and jives with fun upbeat moves. Watch it race forward, zoom backward, spin left, drift right, and perform 360° flips! Equipped with 3 music tracks, these remote control cars perform 3 different dance moves. Hit the music button in the RC car remote to showcase its awesome moves! Operate the 2.4 GHz easy remote control monster truck with directional controls within a 100-ft. range. Four grippy, all-terrain rubber tires allow this fast RC car to execute cool stunts while the robust and tough body of this remote control toy ensures long-lasting fun for all ages. CONTENTS • Jive Dancing Car • 2.4 GHz Remote Controller Ages 6 & Up $59.99 Available online at Amazon and the Power Your Fun website, PowerurFun.com

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Stunt Riders 2-in-1 Mini Drone with Remote Control and Action Figure The Force1 Stunt Riders indoor drone is a 2-in-1 extreme stunt drone — hover board and paraglider. The included action figure sets this stunt drone apart from the rest. Bye-bye parachute toys, Stunt Riders are here to rule the skies. Press the 1-Key launch button and up it goes! Don’t worry about these mini drones getting away from you — just press the Emergency Stop button to stop the propellers immediately for a quick landing. BONUS: Hit Stunt Mode on the remote and see your mini drone perform its “around-theblock” trick! CONTENTS • Stunt Rider Mini Drone • Paraglider/Hoverboard Accessories • Stunt Rider Action Figure • Remote Transmitter • USB Charging Cable Ages 14 & Up $34.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com

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UFO 4000 Mini Drone with LED Lights and Extra Battery The Force1 UFO 4000 LED quadcopter drone was made to perform colorful acrobatic stunts! Its super lightweight, streamlined design makes it more aerodynamic allowing you to zip around at high speeds. Fly day or night! The UFO 4000 mini drone has 4 full-frame bright blue, red and white LED lights glowing during its flight. This indoor drone for beginners is designed with sturdy propeller guards to protect its copter blades during flight. Get more control with Altitude Hold, which keeps your UFO drone hovering at a set height, and Headless Mode, which orients the mini drone to your remote. One button lets you perform 360° flips with this drone from another dimension! CONTENTS • UFO 4000 LED Drone - 5.5” L x 5.5” W • Remote Transmitter • (2) 3.7v Lithium Batteries • USB Charging Cable • Spare Propellers (Set of 4) • User Manual Ages 12 & Up $49.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com

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UFO1 LED Drone with Motion Sensors Get flying with the UFO1 mini drone! This RC sensor drone is engineered to take beginner drones to a whole new level. Use the drone remote or take advantage of this mini drone’s smart obstacle avoidance mode. 1-Key Lift/Land buttons let first-time pilots launch, fly, and land easily! Race it, flip it, roll it — and leave epic light trails with this beginner stunt drone! Yes, this indoor drone glows in the dark and performs 360 flips. Get glowing and get flying with the UFO1 Mini Drone! CONTENTS • UFO1 Drone • Easy Remote • 2 Drone Batteries Ages 12 & Up $49.99 Available online at Amazon and the Power Your Fun website, PowerurFun.com

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U45WF Blue Jay WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera, 3 Batteries and VR Headset Capability There’s no competition when it comes to this RTF (ready to fly) indoor and outdoor camera drone. Get the bird with the bionic eye when you buy the U45WF Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV 720p HD camera drone - a super-stable drone with Altitude Hold and Headless Mode that captures crisp photos and video. Watch live video in flight! The Blue Jay’s 2MP HD camera is your ticket to a 360° bird’s-eye view, and video quality has been upgraded to 1280 x 720 to capture even more breathtaking drone footage. The Blue Jay is a great HD video drone for iPhone or Android use. Trace a route on your mobile screen and watch your drone fly the path, collecting great imagery along the way. Get in the air and stay up there with an extra battery that gives you double the flight time. CONTENTS • U45WF Blue Jay Wi-Fi Drone • 2MP 720p HD Camera • 2.4Ghz Remote Controller • (3) 3.7V 500mAh Batteries • USB Battery Charger • Smartphone Mount • 4GB SanDisk Micro SD Card • SD Card Reader • (4) Spare Propellers • User Manual • Screwdriver Ages 14 & Up $129.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com 22


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U49WF WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera and Extra Battery Swoop through the skies with the powerful U49WF Blue Heron drone quadcopter with camera! This HD video drone has keen vision and flight-stabilizing technology that offers unparalleled image-capture capability. This FPV RC drone with Wi-Fi features a wide-angle HD 720p camera to ensure beautiful image capture. Features like reduced vibration and Altitude Hold allow the long-range drone to hover easily to get the perfect shot. The U49WF allows for iPhone or Android first-person view (FPV) flight. Just download the app for a one-of-a-kind drone FPV HD experience! CONTENTS: • U49WF Wi-Fi Drone • 720p HD Camera • 2.4Ghz Remote Controller • 7.4V 1000mAh LI-PO Battery (2) • USB Charger Cable • Micro USB Cable • User Manual • Extra Propellers (4) • Drone Tools Ages 14 & Up $149.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com

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F100GHOST RC Brushless Motor 1080P HD Camera Drone with Extra Battery Capture killer aerial video and images with the F100 GP Ghost drone. Take advantage of smooth, ultra-quiet flight that’s perfect for capturing video and imagery with less vibration and audio distortion, and have fun going into “stealth mode.” This camera drone features easy-to-learn controls that include a High/Low speed mode for a super-smooth response - a must-have feature for beginners, and a luxury for pros. Perform slick tricks and 360° flips! Master the basics and so much more with up to 15 minutes of flight per launch. Plus, there is an extra battery to double your flight time! CONTENTS: • Drone • Remote Controller • (2) 1800mAh Li-Po Batteries • Balance Charger • F100 Action Camera • Camera Mount • 4 High Landing Gears • 4 Propellers • 4 Propeller Guards • Small Screwdriver • Wrench Ages 14 & Up $159.99 Available online at Amazon and the Force1 website, Force1rc.com 24


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AKA (Also Known As) Game AKA is the great new party game where you try to guess people, places and things from words that mean the same thing! Have you ever played the children’s game Also Known As “Warm Spud?” Do you know the dog breed Also Known As “Prizefighter?” Of course, you’d know these as HOT POTATO and BOXER! You know . . . like the 1990s romantic comedy AKA “Insomnia in the Pacific Northwest” or the superhero AKA “Arachnid Guy!” Or even the kitchen appliance AKA “Tiny Non-Verbal Greeting.” Take your best guess! Do you know what these are Also Known As? Ages 12+ $19.99 Available at Amazon.com, EndlessGames.com or Kohls

Boardwalk Arcade Introducing Boardwalk Arcade! Your favorite arcade games, from the Summer Boardwalk to the after-school Mall Video Arcade, are coming soon as fully functional miniature versions. They fit in the palm of your hand! Each game features electronic game play on high resolution, high definition LCD screens. Includes digital score screens, game sounds, multi-level play, and more! Best of all, no quarters required! Ages 8+ $19.99-$21.99 Available at Amazon.com

Clockwork Dreams — Natural Wood Pegasus Watch the mythical Pegasus take flight as you turn the hand crank! Each whimsical and artistic wooden automata toy tells a unique story. Designed with intricate gears and cams, the kits are precision-cut and ready to assemble. No glue or tools needed. Made with sustainable wood. Ages 12+ $24.99 Available online and at www.thelazydog.co

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Club Emmie Subscription w/Dress Your Doll Intro Pack

Club Emmie Subscription w/Trendy Romper Intro Pack

Club Eimmie: 18-Inch Doll Accessory Subscription Club Eimmie is a subscription for a girl, her doll, and their imaginations! When you sign up for Club Eimmie, you will receive Playtime Packs in the mail every month. Each Playtime Pack includes 18-inch doll clothing, accessories, and a postcard, a $30+ value. The postcard included is to keep in touch with the gift giver and to share the adventure. You’ll also gain access to fun downloadable content on Eimmie.com. Club Eimmie is the gift of open-ended renewable play, screen-free activities, and connection. Your very first Playtime Pack will include your choice of outfits, our super cozy PJ set with slippers and eye mask, our fun filled Club Eimmie Adventure Journal, instructions to redeem your free hairbrush AND a $20 GIFT CARD TO EIMMIE.COM! Intro Pack Includes: 2 Outfits, Accessories, Hairbrush & $20 Gift Card! Intro Playtime Pack Delivers in Days! Enjoy Playtime Packs Delivered to Your Door Every Month Cancel at Any Time. Ages 3 & Up $19.99/month Available online and at https://eimmie.com/pages/subscription-intro-packs

Playtime by Eimmie Classroom Set The darling Playtime by Eimmie Collection classroom set is ideal for any 14 to 18 inch doll, such as American Girl and Wellie Wishers, and includes all the necessary classroom accessories. Each piece is constructed from sturdy wood with glossy finish that is built to last for many playtimes and sweet dreams to come. Some simple assembly is required. Ages 3 & Up $99.99 Available online and at https://eimmie.com/pages/subscription-intro-packs and https://eimmie.com/collections/eimmie-doll-furniture/products/playtime-by-eimmieclassroom-set-includes-3-desks-and-25-school-accessories-for-18-inch-dolls-doll-furniture 27


World’s Smallest Elf on the Shelf The World’s Smallest Elf on the Shelf is a timeless Christmas classic the whole family can enjoy! A miniature version of the original full-sized Elf on the Shelf, World’s Smallest is less than 4 inches from the tip of his hat to the bottom of his feet. Move Scout Elf around the house each night, so he can report back to Santa who’s been naughty and who is nice! Where will he be hiding the next morning . . . It’s up to you to find out! Keep an eye out, he is the World’s Smallest Elf on the Shelf after all! The Elf on the Shelf has fully articulated arms, legs and head. Ages 6 & Up $6.99 Available online and Amazon.com

World’s Smallest Gumby Everyone’s favorite little green ball of clay, Gumby, is back as The World’s Smallest Stretch Gumby! A cultural icon since the 1950’s, Gumby is loved by generations for his shape shifting adventures and his positive can-do personality. World’s Smallest Stretch Gumby is made of soft, flexible material, inside and out, so you can bend, twist, pull, and S-T-R-E-T-CH him over 2 feet! He happily returns back to his original, 4-inch size. Ages 6 & Up $7.99 Available online and Amazon.com

Playfoam Pluffle™ The Squishologists at the Playfoam Wacky Workshop have formulated a brand new squish-sation! Introducing Playfoam Pluffle™: The mesmerizing, mixable, can’t-resistible, feel-good fluffy stuff that never dries out! Ages 5 & Up $31.99

Available online and https://www.amazon.com/Educational-Insights-Playfoam-Pluffle-Orange/ dp/B07TVDHCSH/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=pluffle&qid=1565989727&s=gateway&sr=8-19 28


GoFunFace! Creative Animal Masks Give the kiddos the chance to explore their wild side! From lions, tigers and bears (ohmy:) to T-Rexes and dragons, Go Fun Face! offers a variety of fun, high-quality animal masks for children. Not only are these masks perfect for playtime, dress up, birthday parties and more; but also they promote dramatic and inventive play, a key factor in early childhood development. Go Fun Face! masks consist of a foam rubber material, making them soft, durable, and easy to wash. They are patented with one-of-a-kind, artistic designs that will have children roaring like lions. Why is dramatic play so important? It fosters social skills, imagination, and empathy through pretending to be someone or something they are not. This later results in tolerance and acceptance in the real world. Currently, Go Fun Face! has seventeen animals and mythical creature to choose from. Many of which come in different color combinations. Ages 3 & Up $22-$26 Available online and at https://www.gofunface.com/

Root Beer Float Challenge Game

A tasty new game has players compete in a series of solo, head-to-head and cooperative challenges using the ingredients of a Root Beer Float. An active game that gets you up off the couch and trying fun challenges. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 Available at Target

Rubik’s Tilt The innovative new way to play Rubik’s! Rubik Tilt is an electronic handheld game, featuring a “virtual” Rubik’s Cube on a high resolution, high definition screen. Rubik’s Tilt requires brain power and hand/ eye coordination — MOTION controls the game. Twist, Turn and Tilt to move the columns, rows, and sides. Requires the same “logic” to solve as the original Rubik’s Cube. Added features include speed timer, sound control, three levels of play, and options. HINTS: help you learn the moves to solve the puzzle! Ages 8 & Up $24.99 Available online and Amazon.com

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Just Add Egg Just Add Egg is the egg-citing new science activity kit that is an egg-cellent way for science to be even more fun. Like all of the Just Add kits from Griddly Games, this kit comes with everything you need except for the adding ingredient. This time, add egg for multiple bio-organic experiments and art activities. Just Add Egg is the eco-friendly kit that will inspire any artist or scientist. Enjoy making up to five different egg-speriments and seven different art egg-tivities including making your own dinosaur egg, egg shell geode, or even make an egg totally disappear! Ages 5 & Up $29.99 Available online and GriddlyGames.com

Just Add Glue Just Add Glue is the exciting new science activity kit that is sure to stretch the imagination! Use this cool new kit to create different forms of super stretchy polymers and make them bounce! By creating gluey gooey putties that can be picked up, stretched, and even rolled into a ball that bounces. Experimenting with the Just Add Glue kit let you mix separate batches of varying amounts of two main ingredients to witness the difference that consistencies can make. The product allows an underlying lesson about states of matter including liquids and polymers. It’s a basic introduction to chemistry and material engineering Ages 6 & Up $21.95 Available online at Amazon.com, Griddlygames.com, Craft and Hobby Stores

Just Add Sugar Just Add Sugar is the exciting new science activity kit that is a sweet way for science to be even more fun. Like all of the Just Add kits from Griddly Games, this kit comes with everything you need except for the adding ingredient. This time, add your own sugar for multiple organic chemical experiments and art activities. Just Add Sugar is the eco-friendly kit that will inspire any artist or scientist. Enjoy making homemade candy, of course, and don’t forget to clean up with your new homemade sugar-inspired soap!” Ages 8 & Up $24.95 Available online at Amazon.com and Griddlygames.com 30


Little Earth A Star is Born! earlier this year, Celestial Buddies Earth plush went on the ride of his life! When Celestial Buddies’ plush Earth was unexpectedly placed on the SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, the little toy and the company was thrust into the ride of a lifetime. Within minutes, the toy was a global, no actually, a universal hit! After video surfaced of the plush toy being used as a “Zero Gravity Indicator” and floating around inside the ship, the social media floodgates opened. Then, as the SpaceX craft docked at the International Space Station, astronauts brought “Little Earth” on board the Space Station and began posting pictures of the plush Earth. The fun and engagement, particularly with Astronaut Anne McClain, has created a social media news wave and celebrity status for Little Earth. We’re now able to fulfill the orders pouring in for having one of the first toys go to space. And the toy’s trip isn’t ending anytime soon. Little Earth had a change in flight plans and has been added to the crew of the Space Station. Now, an honorary astronaut, Little Earth will continue to engage, entertain and enthuse the world about the space program, the wonders of science, and the universe. Stay Tuned. Ages 3 & Up $21.99 Available at Amazon.com, all museum stores and CelestialBuddies.com

ProjeX™ Projecting Game Arcade When it’s lights off, it’s game on with ProjeX™ Projecting Game Arcade. No TV necessary. Just point ProjeX at a blank wall, grab a blaster, aim and blast the targets! ProjeX lets you test your speed and skill as you blast moving targets that it projects right onto your wall! Three interchangeable image slides let you project ducks, targets or UFOs — each with its own unique sound effects! Target Pointers on both blasters help your aim. There are five different built-in games and skill levels, from beginner to advanced and expert. Play solo, head-to-head or in “Co-Op Mode,” where two players team up to get the highest combined score. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Requires 3 “AA” (1.5V) batteries (not included). Ages 6 & Up $49.99 Available online and at Target and Walmart

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Magnetic Wooden Building Block Puzzle Set | Cat & Dog Animal Print Design and Winner of Dr. Toy’s Best Picks CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL TOY: With a darling cat face design on one side and a dog’s face on the other, your child will benefit from block play with the challenge of a jigsaw puzzle! Watch as they create combinations of cat-dog designs, all of which will make kids squeal with delight! FRUSTRATION FREE MAGNETIC BLOCKS: With ultra-strong magnets, the blocks connect easily, hold firmly, but also pull apart with a gentle tug. Kids love that their creations aren’t knocked down quickly by mishap or pesky siblings! AWARD WINNER: Selected as one of Dr. Toy’s Best Toy Picks! This prestigious award honors safe and affordable toys that offer a stimulating activity. If you’re searching for a great gift idea for 3 or 4 year olds, you can’t beat the Itty Bitty City Magnetic Blocks Set! NATURAL WOOD BLOCKS FOR YEARS OF PLAY: Made from solid wood, our blocks contain no plastic and the paint is lead-free and non-toxic. Children enjoy holding the pieces and manipulating them in their hands, just as great Montessori toys encourage kids to do. Made for boys and girls. Ages 3-4 $19.99 Available at: Amazon.com “Itty Bitty City Magnetic Wooden Blocks” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DWGMBBJ

Smithsonian® Jet-Works Build a working scale model of a jet engine! Assemble the turbine/engine/compressor blades unit and jet engine housing. Wire your engine to a battery box, then power it up. You control the thrust and turbine speed. Features battery-operated moving parts and lights. Ages 8 & Up $34.99 Available at Target, AC Moore, Meijer, Amazon

Smithsonian® Rocket Science Build and launch a model rocket, powered by baking soda and vinegar. Launch it again and again! Comes with a color poster that offers an introduction to rocket history. Ages 8 & Up $14.99 Available at Target, Joann, Meijer, Barnes & Noble, AC Moore, Blainsn 32


Smithsonian® Mega Science Lab Learn about volcanos, weather, outer space and more. The Smithsonian Mega Science Lab is six STEM kits in one! Observe the process of crystal formation; assemble and paint a model of the earth and moon; and erect and erupt your very own volcano. Create an Eco Dome Habitat where you can catch, collect and study bugs. Assemble and install your own weather station and start logging temperature, wind direction and speed, barometric pressure, humidity, clouds and precipitation. Put on your safety goggles and chisel away at your sand block as you excavate bones that you can assemble into a model dinosaur. This kit is a science sampler that offers six amazing adventures that are safe and easy to do. Ages 10 & Up $24.99 Available at Target, AC Moore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Blain, Meijer, Joann, TJX: Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx http://target.com

Smithsonian® Motor Works Build a working model of a 4-cylinder engine, then hook the cables up to a battery box and watch your engine start to turn. Watch the valves rock, spark plugs fire and pistons drive the crankshaft. Features battery-operated moving parts and lights. Ages 8 & Up $34.99 Available at Target, Joann, Meijer, Barnes & Noble, AC Moore, Blains

Smithsonian® Jellyfish and Volcano Tank Watch a bloom of “jellyfish” swim, while learning more about amazing and unusual jellyfish. Or learn about different types of volcanoes as you watch a continuous volcanic eruption simulation. These LEDlit tanks are colorful, mesmerizing and educational additions to any room. Ages 10 & Up $24.99 Available at Barnes & Noble, Meijer, Cracker Barrel

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Starlux Games Glow Battle Glow Battle is a light up sword game for indoor and outdoor active fun. Lead your team of friends to victory as you play organized glow in the dark sword fighting games using glowing foam weapons. For ages 8+, with game pieces for 2-20 players — choose from 10 different ways to play. Glow Battle is an active game that gets kids off their phones and screens. Physical exercise becomes fun as boys and girls do their best to run, swing, tag and use teamwork to win. You can play inside a basement, garage or gym with the lights low or outside at nighttime: perfect for birthday parties, sleepovers and more. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, party game or just a fun group activity — this is the perfect alternative to laser tag, LED frisbees, nerf gun wars, lawn and yard games, or other lightsaber toys. Ages 8 & Up $49.90 Available online and https://www.starluxgames.com/glow-battle-game/

Taylor Toy Pop and Catch OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITY: The Taylor Toy Pop and Catch is a unique fun way to get your kids active. The mitt launches the ball at great distances and speeds, also easily catching them. FAMILY: Great for bonding in Living Room at family picnics, cookouts, camping trips, parties, etc. HAND EYE COORDINATION: An upgrade to the classic game of catch. Pop and Catch help develops “Launching and Catching” skills and hand-eye coordination in youngsters. AGES 6 AND UP: Perfect toy for both boys and girls ages 6 and up. PORTABLE: Contains Two (2) Pop Paddles and Four (4) Balls. Ages 6 & Up $17.99 Available online and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KLK98QW?ref=myi_title_dp

The Floor Is Lava Everyone has played a version of this game as a child, most likely jumping all over the furniture in their living room trying to stay off the dangerous floor. The Floor is Lava © is a brand-new game where players must imagine the floor is molten hot lava, while spinning for their color and jumping along foam game pieces in order to reach safety. The Floor is Lava is a family game incorporating physical activity, imagination and pure fun! Remember, DON’T TOUCH THE FLOOR! Great for the whole Family $24.99 Available at Walmart, Amazon, Target.com and Barnes & Noble 34


Traffic Cop Traffic Cop is a cross the intersection classic game! Lay out the Crosswalk Mats to build the busy intersection. Then it’s the Traffic Cop’s turn to get everyone across safely. Foam play mats allow for a customized playing area, while the spinner and Yield Challenge cards add new fun to this classic schoolyard game! Ages 5 & Up $24.99 Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble

World’s Coolest Bob Ross Talking Keychain Beloved painter and host of the popular 1980s PBS television show The Joy of Painting, Bob Ross inspired the artist in all of us. With his simple but effective techniques, his calming and positive words, and his genteel disposition, Bob Ross has resurged as a pop icon. World’s Coolest Bob Ross Talking Keychain features 6 classic Bob Ross phrases. So, “Let’s make some nice little clouds that just float around and have fun all day! Ages 8 & Up $6.99 Available online and Amazon.com

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Election Night! An ingeniously designed educational strategy game packed with fun and learning. Two players or teams engage in a race for the White House while learning essential math facts (addition and multiplication versions), U.S. geography and the mechanics of the Electoral College. A family classic with several game versions based on player skill level. This game uses a patent pending dice system and clever game dynamics that ensure players master harder to learn number operations in just a few games. Ages 8 & Up $39.95 Available at Amazon, www.sempersmartgames.com, various independent toy stores, bookstores, museum stores in more than 20 states and various educational catalogs.

Hoyle Mixed Emojis Mixed Emoji a card game that encourages recognizing and expressing emotions, and memory. Players take turns placing a card face up on top of the previous card, making a face, and giving an example of when they feel that Emoji. When you place down a duplicate card and remember that player example emotion, you take the whole pile of cards and place them on the bottom of your stack. When the timer runs out, the player with the most cards wins! Ages 6-8 $5.99 Available online and at https://www.amazon.com/Hoyle1042641-Mixed-Emojis/dp/B07QL9JMKF/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=mixe d+emoji+cards&qid=1558386634&s=sporting-goods&sr=8-6

Hoyle Monkey, May I? Monkey, may includes elements of the kid-favorite “Simon says!� Turn over the top card on the draw pile and place it face-up nearby to form the discard pile. If it shows a monkey doing an action quickly Do the same action the first person to do the action gets a dollar from the Monkey bank. If you draw a monkey, may I card, you must choice from the Two options which is the right thing to do. The winner is the player with the most Monkey money at the end of the game Ages 4-6 $5.99 Available online and at https://www.amazon.com/Hoyle-1038938-Monkey-May-I/dp/B077TDLCJT/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=monkey+may+i&qi d=1558386806&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Hoyle Seal SquadTM Seal Squad a card game that encourages teamwork, simple strategy, and decision-making. Each player on their turn rolls The dice and moves any of the team’s seals the direction indicated on the compass die and the number of spaces On the number die. As a team try to collect as many fish as you can by landing your seal chips on the fish spaces. When the walrus reaches the fish pile, The game ends and he gets all of the fish remaining in the pile! If your team collected more fish than the walrus, you win! Ages 6-8 $5.99 Available online and at https://www.amazon.com/Hoyle-1042677Seal-Squad/dp/B07QL9PGSY/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=seal+squad&qid =1558386417&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Hoyle Super Me Super me is a combination of matching and memory! turn over one of the Red emergency cards. If you have a super me! card that can help the situation on the emergency card, pair the two cards and lay them down in front of you. If you turn over an emergency card you cant match with one of your super me! cards, turn it back face down and your turn ends. The winner is the player first to match all your super me! cards to the emergency cards. Ages 4-6 $5.99 Available online and at https://www.amazon.com/ Hoyle-1038961-Super-Me/dp/B077THYN13/ref=sr_1_ fkmrnull_3?keywords=hoyle+super+me+card+game&qid=155 8386702&s=gateway&sr=8-3-fkmrnull

Kids Against Maturity Card Game for Kids and Humanity, Super Fun Hilarious for Family Party Game Night. Are your kids bored with Apple 2 Apples, and too young for Cards Against Humanity? Kids Against Maturity fills that empty gap with ageappropriate toilet humor for the whole family to enjoy. Poopy fart humor for the kids . . . and funny innuendos for the adults. It truly is the best game for both worlds! Are you ready to make family game night great again!? Ages 8 & Up $29.99 Available for purchase online and at Amazon.com and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076PRWVFG 37


Air Hogs Supernova Unleash the power of your hands with the Air Hogs Supernova! Only you can control this gravity-defying orb! Launch it, push it, spin it, using just your hands — no remote control or touching needed! Equipped with an intelligent on-board system and motion-sensitive lights and sensors, the Air Hogs Supernova responds to your every movement. To activate, just toss to launch and Air Hogs Supernova will levitate mid-air, awaiting your command! Master 30 moves and 9 super tricks, ranging from simple to complex, and take control of your Air Hogs Supernova. Learn solo or pass back and forth with friends and see what amazing tricks you can pull off. Take on the Super Spin and send the Air Hogs Supernova spinning in a spiral between your hands, or try the Orbiter and make the Air Hogs Supernova fly in a circle around you! Engineered to handle the unexpected, Air Hogs Supernova is equipped with collision avoidance and stable flight technology — it’s ready for anything. Can you master the Air Hogs Supernova? Ages 8-14 $39.99 Available at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and http://www.airhogs.com/en-us

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Sing Along Bling Wireless Karaoke Microphone Wireless Bling Karaoke Microphone/ Dancing LED lights and 5 voice changer. Connect to any Bluetooth Device, the music will stream through the Microphone speakers and you can sing along with your Favorite artist. Perfect for Ages 5–100 $49.99 Available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms. Learning Express and over 1000 Specialty toy and gift stores In the U.S or online at Trendtechbrands.com

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BOXER Meet Boxer: your real robot pal! This plucky little bot comes to life right out of the box and is raring to go — no assembly required! With a love for fun, your new buddy is ready to play! To start, place one of the 10 activity cards (included) in front of Boxer. Once he rolls over the card and scans it, the fun begins! Play games like Bot Bowling, Paddle Bot and Go Kart, or use the interactive ball accessory (included) to play a fast-paced game of soccer! As you play with this loveable bot, you’ll get to know his quirky personality. Sometimes happy, sad, grumpy, or even sleepy, Boxer displays a full range of emotion. Interact with him in multiple ways: use the included remote control to race Boxer around and do tricks; download the free app to your phone to discover brand new games; or get hands-on! Equipped with multiple IR sensors, an internal rechargeable battery and more awesome tech features, Boxer responds to your hand movements and interacts with you in silly ways. With real-life responses, funny expressions and sounds, this little guy makes one hilarious sidekick! Discover Boxer: Enormous Play. Tiny Bot Ages 6 & Up $79.99 Available at Amazon.com and https://www.spinmaster.com/index.php?userLoc=us

Blam! A DIFFERENT Card Game A little thinking . . . a LOT of FUN! 6 fun ways to play this new card game. Quickly, the NUMBERS on the cards MUST represent an attribute of the cards you have. Have a 3 and there are three RED cards in your hand?! You are on your way! Ages 8 to Adult $12.95 Available at missingpiecepress.com, Amazon.com, various specialty stores

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Cat Crimes A feline crime has been committed, and it’s your job to identify the culprit! Cat Crimes is a deductive reasoning game with a lovable cast of characters – who may be up to no good! Each of the 40 challenges presents a crime and a series of clues to help solve it. There are 6 cat suspects to choose from and a game board that features evidence. Grab your magnifying glass and sharpen your wits, it will take all your detective skills to solve Cat Crimes! Ages 8 & Up $12.99 Available on Amazon.com, neighborhood toy stores and www.thinkfun.com/products/cat-crimes

Covalence: A Molecule Building Game Covalence is a chemistry-themed cooperative card game where players work together to accurately build a number of secret organic molecules. One player has knowledge of a set of Secret Molecules. All other players must deduce what these secret molecules are, based upon clues given to them. Players must cooperatively construct their molecules before the clues run out! Ages 8 & Up $19.99 Available online or https://www.geniusgames.org/ products/covalence-a-molecule-building-game

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Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game, is a worker placement game that takes place inside a human cell! Players take turns placing workers on available organelles within a human cell in order to collect resources (such as Carbohydrates or ATP!) or take actions (such as purchasing Cell Component cards or translating mRNA into Proteins!) Players use their resources to build Enzymes, Hormones, and Hormone Receptors and also to help detoxify the cell — all of which score health points. The player with the most health points at the end of the game wins! Ages 10 & Up $39.99 Available online and https://www.geniusgames.org/ products/cytosis-a-cell-biology-game

Ion: A Compound Building Game Science Concepts: ionic bonding, elements, atoms, charges, ions, anions, cations, noble gases, halogens, alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals, compound naming, creating neutrally charged compounds, transition metals, polyatomic ions, reactions, acids and bases. Players: 2 - 7 Time: 20 - 30 mins. Ages 8 & Up $19.99

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EverBlock Jr. Foldable Cardboard Building Blocks Ages 5 & Up $69.15 Available online and http://www.everblocksystems.com/everblock-jr-shop-now/everblock-jr-combo-pack-30 42


Carry & Go Track Table Portable fun whenever little drivers want to play whether on or off road! Double-sided play opportunities and patterns offer limitless adventures for an assortment of children’s cars, trucks and trains. Made in the USA. Recommended age: 3+ years Side 1 has molded-in car tracks and detailed decal trim Side 2 has molded-in train tracks for child’s wooden train sets Molded-in carry handle for easy portability Durable, double-wall construction is perfect for indoor or outdoor use Fully assembled Ages 3 & Up $39.99 Available online at Amazon.com or https://simplay3.com

Cry Babies Get ready for hours of joyful soothing, cuddling, playing and nurturing with the sweetest baby dolls that cry real tears –— Cry Babies by IMC Toys. Cry Babies Lala, Lea, Bonnie and Coney come dressed in different removable animal onesies and their own pacifier, with big beautiful eyes and colorful hair. They are the perfect size for kids to carry around with them, with movable arms and legs for additional play-time fun! When they start crying, you can calm them down with a pacifier or by gently rocking them. Not only do they provide endless hours of play, but also teach children essential nurturing skills. Ages 3 - 7 years $29.99 Available at Amazon.com and Target

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Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 4 Meet Season 4 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles: they shine bright when you place them on a light! This season, there are over 80 brand new characters to hatch and discover! Unbox this set and you’ll find one out-of-egg Hatchimals and four in-egg Hatchimals! Use your love and care to warm each egg until the color-changing heart transforms from purple to pink. Press down to gently crack the shell and meet your new friend! Now you can hatch bright! Simply place any light below your Hatchimal to see them glow! With translucent bodies and adorable faces, these Hatchimals also come in one of five possible finishes! Hatch to discover metallic, glow-in-the-dark, glitter, fuzzy or shining-tummy friends! You can even combine your new friends with the Hatchy Home playsets, to show how they shine! Ages 4 – 7 $2.99 - $9.99 Available at Target, Amazon.com, Walmart

Jungle Runners In this fun new game, players have a team of animals that they have to navigate through the jungle themed board of obstacles and challenges to get their entire team to finish the journey. Jungle Runners (MSRP $19.99 for ages 5+) begins on a sports day in the jungle. Players each have a team of animals that they need to navigate through the jungle. The first team to get all of their animals to the finish line wins. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your animals is the key when different animals can use short cuts. Meanwhile, obstacles like the falling tree, spinning turtles, or the crocodile’s tail could slow your team down. Every roll of the dice matches an animal and a move that determines how the team tries to stick together. Ages 5 & Up $19.99 Available online and Amazon.com 44


I Gotta Go With . . . I Gotta Go With . . . is the NEW ULTIMATE party game that has everyone talking POP CULTURE! The game can be super competitive, throat punch your best friend, or it can be fun, ice breaker questions. I Gotta Go With . . . has 200 pop culture questions that all have numerous answers. Your job, if you want to win, is to come up with as many correct answers as you can. Movies, television, music, celebrities and a bit of sports — it’s all in there! Actual I Gotta Go With . . . cards: • Celebrities with the same last name but are not related. • Movie titles that include a relative or family relation. • Television show titles that do not include the letter E. • A singer that had a great solo career after ditching the group. Everyone will bring different answers to the table depending on their age, interests and background. This is what makes I Gotta Go With . . . so unique. Multiple generations can play together and be equally successful. I Gotta Go With . . . is also a game that will never date itself! The cards are so open ended that there are movies, shows, songs, etc. that have yet to be created that will one day be answers to the game. How many answers will you be able to recall to help your team? Will you object to your opponent’s answers? Get ready to smile, laugh and possibly argue as you unleash your ability to recall pop culture. Spin, pick a card and answer away! I Gotta Go With . . . is that easy to play. Pop Culture has never been this fun! Ages 14 – 103 $25 Available online or www.igottagowith.com

newmero bricks Award Winning and Innovative STEM Toy. The newmero bricks have received many International educational awards. The newmero bricks get parents and children to play together and have fun. The parents can see how fast their child will progress. The bricks develop children’s number skills and help them understand math while playing games. It can be difficult for children to understand numbers when they are simply written on a piece of paper. Children need to feel and experience numbers by themselves to learn numbers and basic math. These bricks help them understand numbers and how the number system works. For example that 11 is bigger than 7 and that 534 is just an addition of 500, 30 and 4. It makes learning simple, fast and really fun. Ages 3 – 9 $55 Available at Amazon.com

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Just Add Sugar Just Add Sugar s the exciting new science activity kit that is a sweet way for science to be even more fun. This kit comes with everything you need except for the sugar. Just add sugar for multiple organic chemical experiments and art activities. Just Add Sugar is the eco-friendly kit that will inspire any artist or scientist. Enjoy making homemade candy, of course, and don’t forget to clean up with your new homemade sugar-inspired soap!Just Add Sugar is the fourth product in the line that already includes the award-winning STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) kits, Just Add Milk, Just Add Sun and Just Add Glue. Ages 8 & Up $24.95 Available online and Amazon.com, GriddlyGames.com

Marble-Palooza by B. Toys

Up, down and round and round! You design your favourite track for the marbles. With different pieces in many different colours, it’s the most colorful way to see your marbles travel in whichever way you choose. Complete with fun lights and sounds and an endless amount of configurations, your marbles can take a different path every time. Ages 3 & Up $29.99 Available at Target and target.com 46


Cool Maker KumiKreator The Cool Maker KumiKreator is a breakthrough way to braid beautiful friendship bracelets before your eyes! Drawing inspiration from the art of Japanese Kumi bracelets (Kumihimo in Japanese means “gathered threads”), the KumiKreator makes it easy to create stylish and intricate Kumi friendship bracelets. The KumiKreator DIY kit includes 88 spools of string and everything you need to make up to 10 unique bracelets! Select one of the stylish bracelet patterns from the design booklet, or create your own pattern! Next, choose from 5 different colors of string, load the ready-to-use spools into the machine following your bracelet design and spin to create! As you turn the handle, the spools dance around the machine, magically weaving your bracelet together in minutes! When your bracelet is finished braiding, remove it from the machine and customize with a stylish clasp — no knots are needed! Stack, wrap and share your bracelets with your BFF’s and mix and match to accessorize every outfit! Spin to create colorful friendship bracelets with the Cool Maker KumiKreator! Ages 8-14 $29.99 Available at Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and Kmart

Laser Chess A two-player strategy game that combines the spatial thinking skills of chess with the high-tech fun of laser beams. Players alternate turns moving mirrored pieces around the board, and at the end of each turn, players fire a real laser. The beam bounces from mirror to mirror, and if it strikes a non-mirrored surface of any piece, it is immediately removed from play. If you illuminate your opponent’s king — YOU WIN! Ages 8 & Up $39.99 Available at Amazon.com and neighborhood toy stores

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LASER X Laser X is the ultimate high-tech game of tag! Blasters feature pinpoint accuracy up to 200 feet — day or night — and invisible infrared beams can go through windows and bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents. Advanced sensors know when players are blasting, being hit, running or hiding, and an interactive voice “coach” uses this intel to offer tips and tricks throughout the game. Plug in headphones (not included) and listen to a stereo soundtrack while you play. All Laser X sets work together. Play one-on-one, in teams, or set your blaster to “rogue” and it’s every man for himself! Ages 6 & Up $49.99 (double set) and $24.99 (single set) Available at Target, Toys “R” Us and www.GetLaserX.com

LASER X GAMING TOWER With 10 built-in games that test a player’s speed and skills, the Laser X Gaming Tower not only enhances a game of Laser X, but makes it possible to play solo. Use it for target practice, or blast the tower during a game of Laser X and hit multiple players simultaneously — from up to 150 feet away! An LED scoring display and full-color lighting effects let you track shots and hits. You can also play a high-tech game of Capture the Flag, where you not only aim to tag opponents, but try to blast the Tower to win more points for your team! Ages 6 & Up $39.99 Available at Target, Toys “R” Us and www.GetLaserX.com

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LASER X LONG-RANGE BLASTER Take the ultimate high-tech game of tag to new heights with the Laser X Long-Range Blaster. Featuring 25-shot rapid fire, LED spotting scope and super-fast reload, the Long-Range Blaster has pinpoint accuracy up to 400 feet — day or night! Compatible with all other Laser X gear, it allows for more challenging games in larger spaces. Safe infrared beams can go through windows and bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents, while advanced sensors allow a voice coach to offer tips and tricks throughout the game. Plug in headphones (not included) and listen to a stereo soundtrack that makes you feel like you’re inside a video game! Ages 6 & Up $39.99 Available at Target, Toys “R” Us and www.GetLaserX.com

Laser X Fusion Get off the couch and into the game with Laser X™ Fusion™ — the modular Laser X system that lets you customize your gear to fit your game! Set includes: 2 Laser X Fusion blasters, each with a 250’ range; a Long-Range Adapter that extends the blasting range to more than 500’; a Spotting Scope to see opponents far away; a Wide-Range Adapter that lets you blast several players at once with a wider beam at close range; and 2 receiver vests that can be used by 2 players or worn together as a front and back vest. When used together, the micro receiver activates a blast blocker that offers three seconds of “invincibility,” where you can’t get hit. Equip 2 players or use all of the gear together for the ultimate single player set-up. Accessories are also sold separately, so you can add on to your set. All Laser X gear works together, but Laser X Fusion accessories only attach to Laser X Fusion Blasters. Ages 6 & Up $79.99 Available at Target, Meijer, Walmart.com and www.GetLaserX.com

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Virulence: An Infectious Card Game Virulence is an addictively quick and simple card game where players take on the role of viruses! Players compete to infect a host cell (place bids using virus cards) in order to replicate their own viral components allowing players to score points up front, or build the power of their bidding hand. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 Available online or https://www.geniusgames.org/ products/virulence-an-infectious-card-game

Helio Award-winning children’s educational night light projection system Ages 3 – 13 $49.95 Available online and www.heliosite.com Amazon.com and local retailers

KARMA Card Game Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun! Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value. Use your Karma Cards to avoid picking up the discard pile. In this game there are multiple winners and only one loser. You never really know who’s going to lose until the very last card — the dramatic ending calls for an instant rematch! There are 4 types of Karma Cards which are like wild cards because you can play them at any time to get out of a jam, but be sure to use them wisely because in this game . . . What Goes Around . . . Comes Around! Friends and families agree that Karma is a blast! You can never play just one game. Having a party? Combine two games and play with up to 12 people. Perfect for Ages 8 & Up $12.99 Available at Amazon.com and www.setgame.com 50


Manners Mouse — Home Edition The Manners Mouse — Home Edition book comes in a boxset, along with a plush toy — Manners Mouse. The idea of the book is to teach and reinforce good manners in children. There is a checklist in the book and also available on the website www.mannersmouse.com, which the children fill out on a daily basis. If the child is able to check off 10/14 on the checklist, it shows they are having a great day and they can play with Manners Mouse. If less than 10 can be checked, the children cannot play with Manners Mouse. Children can then earn certificates based on how well they do. Ages 4-11 $24.99 Available online at www.amazon.com

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Fuzzy Wubble Fuzzy Wubbles are Wubbles on the inside and super cute stuffed animals on the outside. They’re the softest, squishiest, most huggable and lovable Wubbles ever! Available in six characters: Pixie the Unicorn, Lulu the Panda, Daisy the Pig, Roxy the Husky, Ollie the Monkey and Bee Bee the Cat. Ages 4 & Up $17.99 Available at Target and www.WubbleBall.com

Lava Mountain T-Rex Adventure Set Roar! What a wild adventure. With a real roaring dinosaur, make sure you get to safety and out of harms way before the lava spills and the T-Rex gets too upset. Ages 3 & Up $34.99 Available at Target and Target.com

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Suuuper Size Memory Game This product reinvents the memory game by offering the opportunity to play with jumbo (6x6”) floor cards, made of durable cardboard and perfect for little hands. The format makes this product ideal both as a group game, e. g. in preschool and as flash cards for teaching first words at home. Suuuper Size Memory Game helps train memory and cognitive thinking: children can match the pairs together, as well as learn animals, colors or mimic the sounds animals make, while using the pieces as durable flash cards. A modern graphic design uses bright colors kids love. The extra-large pieces are made of high-quality, thick cardboard, perfect for toddlers. Cards size enables group play, making them particularly suited to kindergartens and preschools. The product was introduced during the Banana Panda brand launch in America, and was immediately acclaimed by specialty stores across the country. Ages 2 – 4 $21.99 Available online and Amazon.com, company’s vendor account: https://www.amazon.com/Banana-Panda-Suuuper-Memory-Educational/dp/B07CXC318T

Peptide: A Protein Building Game In Peptide, players compete to link Amino Acids side-by-side, building what’s called a Peptide Chain (another fancy word for a protein). In order to build this protein, players must first make a set of thoughtful selections from a number of openly available Organelle Cards. Selected Organelle Cards are removed from that round’s available options, creating an interactive open-card-drafting mechanic. Ages 10 & Up $19.99 Available online and https://www.geniusgames.org/products/ peptide-a-protein-building-game 53


Twisty Petz Wear on your wrist, transform with a twist! Twisty Petz are dazzling bracelets that turn into adorable petz! From ponies to kitties to magical unicorns, there so many different bejewelled friends to collect! Add pastel, rainbow, pearlescent, fuzzy or silver Twisty Petz to your set to create bracelets and sparkling necklaces! To turn into a pet, simply twist the front and back legs. To transform into a bracelet, pull apart and connect the two ends. For a necklace, simply connect three together! This gem-packed set contains three adorable Twisty Petz — one’s even hidden as a surprise! With over 70 to collect, you may unbox a special edition, limited edition or super rare new friend! Discover the charm of Twisty Petz! Ages 4 – 7 $14.99 Available at Target, Amazon.com and Walmart

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Everyone has played a version of this game as a child, most likely jumping all over the furniture in their living room trying to stay off the dangerous floor. The Floor is Lava© is a brand-new game where players must imagine the floor is molten hot lava, while spinning for their color and jumping along foam game pieces in order to reach safety. The Floor is Lava is a family game incorporating physical activity, imagination and pure fun! Remember, DON’T TOUCH THE FLOOR! Great for the whole Family $24.99 Available at Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Amazon


Magnetic Building Blocks LEARNING WHILE PLAYING: A toy that will keep your children busy for hours of educational playing and help develop their imagination creativity and motor skills, Stimulate problem solving, Perfect for preschool games & group activities. EXTRA POWERFUL MAGNETS: Crafted to perfection with the best quality materials, With magnets 3x stronger and thicker for stronger durability and bigger structures, We raised the edges to avoid scratching, made with BPA free NON-TOXIC material for safer play. MOST VALUE: We included the most valuable pieces and colors to build bigger and nicer structures, Build as big as desired by adding more pieces, Easy to construct and easy to put away for storage! PERFECT GIFT: Packaged in a beautifully designed box, Makes a wonderful gift for all occasions that kids will definitely love. Ages 3 – 13 $21.99 / $34.99 / $49.99 Available online and https://www.Amazon.com/dp/B07CJKFRY9

TooT! A Nerdy Little Game An award-winning game of logic, luck and strategy. Just colors and numbers . . . but, it will stump you at first. Ages 8 – Adult $9.95 Available at Amazon.com and MissingPiecePress.com

Whew! Words, Wits, Whims & Woes It’s the award-winning, word-writing, sound-matching, pencil-passing party game! A little thinking . . . a LOT of FUN! Ages 10 – Adult $19.95 Available at MissingPiecePress.com, Amazon.com and various specialty stores 55


Li’l Woodzeez Happy Camper Van Let’s get together for a great time! Time to hit the open road. We’re all equipped with places to sleep and great food to complement whatever we find. Who knows how long our adventure will last, there’s so much to see. Li’l Woodzeez by Maison Battat Ages 3 & Up $29.99 Available at Target and Target.com

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Created in Ireland, The Field toy helps inspire real world, screen-free, and imaginative play. This must-have field toy is free of batteries and features lush green grass, hedging, traditional wooden farm gates, farm animals, a tractor, and more! Creative play is proven to have intellectual, emotional and social benefits, and The Field toy is the perfect way to help boys and girls ages 3+ get away from the screens and use their own ingenuity to develop a farm world right in front of their eyes. The original Field kids toy measures 26” x 17.” Ages 3 & Up $49.99 Available online and https://Amazon.com/thefield


Garden View Cottage Children love stepping inside this charming cottage for hours of unlimited imaginative play experiences. Parents appreciate the appealing design, rich detailing and an open airy style for a full view of playtime happenings. The interior features an inviting fireplace and four corner seats for playmates — real or plush friends to share in the fun. A kitchen with a sink, oven, burners and molded-in shelves as well as an exterior chimney with pretend pizza oven offers more cooking fun. Two window sills offer a place to serve up culinary creations or use the molded-in track to ride around their favorite mini vehicles. Made in the USA. Recommended Ages 1½ – 5 yrs Durable, double wall plastic construction. Adult assembly required $299.99 Available at Amazon.com and Simplay3.com

Water Wubble Introducing Water Wubble — refillable water balloon balls from the makers of the Super Wubble Bubble Ball! Fill them a little, or fill them a lot. There’s no tying, because they seal themselves — and no cleanup, because they splash, but don’t pop! Unlike traditional water balloons, you don’t need to fill Water Wubbles from a faucet or spigot. You can also fill them by dunking them under water, which makes them a great take along to the pool or beach! Ages 6 & Up $14.99 Available at Target, Walmart and www.WaterWubble.com

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Super Wubble Brite It looks like a bubble, plays like a ball — and now it lights up the night. It’s Super Wubble Brite, the light-up, color-changing Wubble. Squeeze it, whack it, throw it, bounce it — even sit on it! It floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, and smashes — all while putting on an amazing light show! Made from squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight Xpandium, Super Wubble Brite can be inflated to a gigantic 2 1/2 feet tall and changes from red to blue to green — and all the colors in between. It’s fun to play with in the dark, indoors or out, all year-round. Ages 6 & Up $24.99 Available at Target, Toys “R” Us and www.WubbleBall.com

Shadows in the Forest Shadows in the Forest is a thrilling, immersive play experience that brings a distinctive twist to game night — you play it in the dark! One player moves the LED lantern around in search of Shadowlings; mysterious creatures who avoid the light. The lantern illuminates the forest and trees, casting real shadows on the game board. The rest of the players work together, strategically moving their Shadowlings to stay out of the light. Ages 8 and up $24.99 Available online and Target.com, Amazon.com and neighborhood toy stores 58


PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck An ultimate rescue needs an ultimate vehicle! Save the day with Marshall’s Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck! This vehicle is equipped with an extendable 2 ft. tall ladder, flashing lights and sounds — it’s ready for anything! To activate, simply lift and pull! The adventure begins with Marshall (figure included) in the lookout cab. Lift open the top to help Marshall leap into action! Using the water cannon launcher at the bottom of the cab, you can send up to three water cannons (included) flying into the fire! When Marshall needs a helping paw, there’s room for all six pups (not included) aboard this fire truck! With Skye behind the wheel and Zuma operating the water cannon at the back of the truck, Marshall can hop into the Mini Fire Cart! Stored inside the fire truck, the Mini Fire Cart rolls right into action! The Ultimate Fire Truck also features a mini fire hose for small missions. When you and Marshall spot a baby animal in trouble, use the extendable working claw arm to pick them up and lift them to safety. Take the pups on exciting new adventures with the Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck Ages 3 – 6 $59.99 Available at Target, Walmart, Amazon.com

Wheely Fun Rollers Wind ’em up & Watch ’em Roll! Wheely Fun Rollers have 3 ways to play. The Space Shuttle, Fire Engine and Train can roll inside the ring in a circle or straight or can be removed to roll on its own. Ages 3 & Up $6.95 Available online and aeromaxtoys.com and online retailers

Silver Aero Pull Back Race Cars

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Pull it back and watch it go! This little car has speed, high performance and durability. Works best on a hard surface but will go on low pile carpet too. Ages 3 & Up $4.95 59


Bewitched – Samantha A 400-year-old witch marries an advertising executive to settle down in the suburbs and raise a family, but can she keep from using magic to solve life’s everyday problems? Samantha is staying true to witch’s honor and is featured wearing her witch’s frock, pointed hat and will have her adorable kitty included with her figure as well! Ages 8 & Up $14.99 (8 inch figure) Available at Target.

Dracula

Dracula, portrayed by Bela Lugosi, is back to stalk us all! Transylvania’s most famous resident is known for feeding on the blood of humans to maintain his power and vampire-style good looks. In his tuxedo and cape, Drac’s always in style, especially when he’s looking to lure new prey. Ages 8 & Up $14.99 (8 inch figure) Available at Target

Wizard of Oz – Dorothy and the Wicked Witch

Follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City of Oz with Dorothy Gale as she seeks to confront the Wicked Witch and return home to her beloved Kansas. This two-pack will include both Dorothy and the Wicked Witch wearing their iconic outfits from the classic 1939 film. Dorothy comes packaged with her loyal pal Toto, and the Wicked Witch has her requisite broom in tow. Ages 8 & Up $29.99 (14 inch figure) Available at Target

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Full House 2 Pack With Full House’s DJ and Stephanie there’s never a dull moment growing up in the Tanner household, and these two sisters can always find fun and love all around them. DJ, the oldest, is always looking out for her younger siblings, and Stephanie is all about having fun. With this two pack, it’s double the trouble for your full house collection! Ages 8 & Up $29.99 (14 inch figure) Available at Target

Harley Quinn Harley Quinn, the Joker’s ever-devoted partner in crime and sidekick, is wearing her original outfit with her mallet poised to take over the town. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 (14 inch figure) Available at Target

Mirror Universe Star Trek Mirror Universe Star Trek, the bridge crew from one of the most significant sci-fi series of all time aim to keep the peace in the universe, and this box set will include Captain Kirk and his first officer, Spock. They will be wearing their Star Trek Mirror Universe outfits—and you certainly can’t have one without the other! Ages 8 & Up $29.99 (8 inch figure) Available at Target 61


Lori Local Cafe and Terrace Time to meet at your fabulous corner coffee shop! Spend the day sipping on cappuccino, latte or a delicious hot cocoa. Have a chat with your friendly barista and see what amazing things your neighborhood has to offer. With lights and real coffee sounds, it’s almost better than the real thing. Ages 3 & Up $39.99 Available at Target and Target.com

Smithsonian Wave Machine Learn about the physics of wave motion in our oceans and seas as you observe a simulation with your wave machine. A colorful poster tells you more about currents, waves and tides. Requires 1 C (1.5V) battery (not included). Ages 14 & Up $24.99 Available online, retailers nationwide and http://www.nsi-intonline.com/ 62


Marvelous Makeable Monsters 21 STEAM Projects That Light Up, Buzz, Launch, and Occasionally Chomp Experiment, learn, and imagine as you make the 20+ spinning, swimming, flying, and lurking creatures of Marvelous Makeable Monsters. What can a makeable monster do? They motor, inflate, wobble, drool, soar, and one of them can even do push-ups. Add a pair of wings, subtract a tentacle . . . the best thing about these monsters is that they’re part experiment, part imagination, and 100 percent customizable. Author Sam Haynor draws on his experience with the San Francisco Exploratorium, Oakland Toy Lab, Goldieblocks, and designing STEAM curriculum to create projects packed with features. While, on the outside, most appear to be built completely from common craft materials, they contain circuits, levers, projectilelaunchers, puzzles, and much more. The projects are safe and fun for younger kids working with adults, and most of them can be tackled by middle-graders with minimal adult help. Every land is filled with discovery: • The Castle of Clouds features high-flying creatures that soar like airplanes and spin like helicopters. • Dive into the sea and you’ll find find fishy monsters illuminating the deep, while others motor across the surface. • The Beastly Big Top is way more exciting than a human circus, with monsters that wobble around the ring (and toss things right back out). • Carefully creep through the haunted caves, past monsters that build webs and lurk in the dark. This unique project book built for open-ended exploration is perfect for crafternoons, homeschool activities, and parties. $17.99 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million 63


Spy Gear Secret Motion Radar Detector Whether you need to make sure the coast is clear or make sure no one is sneaking up on you. Always be prepared for the mission with the new Spy Gear’s Secret Radar Detector. Break into a room and have the radar be your guard. Make sure you are alone before you set your plan into action. You will never be caught off guard again with the Spy Gear’s Secret Radar Detector! Ages 6 and Up $29.99 Available at Target

Tiny Arcade Series 2 It’s up to you to save the planet and galaxy, or maybe just avoid those pesky ghosts with the new Tiny Arcades! Super Impulse has brought the most iconic arcade videos back in a size that will fit in the palm of your hand! Each Tiny Arcade comes with the complete gameplay, full-color, hi-res screen, authentic game sounds, joystick and two control panels in a backlit arcade style cabinet. No coins or small change is needed! It’s the smallest functional arcade gave EVER! Series 2 includes Galaga, Frogger and Dig Dug. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 - 24.99 Available at Amazon.com

Noochie Golf Noochie Golf is a reconstructable Mini Golf course. It includes 4 ABS plastic molded sections that are covered in putting green, also included are two foam golf balls, a putter and a score pad. Each set can be reconfigured into over 25 different combinations. Family Game Night for everyone to enjoy! Perfect for ages 6 and Up $99.99 Purchase online or at NoochieGolf.com 64


SmartLab Toys Smart Lab Toys Ultimate Vortex Generator Whip up cool chemistry experiments using a spinning vortex magnetic mixing machine — just like real scientists! This standalone chemistry lab includes a motorized magnetic vortex mixer, custom magnetic stir disc, 2 sizes of beakers, expanding jelly balls, a table tennis ball, and an illustrated lab guide with 20 unique experiments. Turn the dial to control the vortex action — from making a tiny whirlpool to creating a tremendous whirling tornado! Watch solutions foam and change color as chemical reactions collide with the dynamic forces of moving fluids. See what happens when you place a ping pong ball in the tiny vortex or disrupt the swirling liquid with the end of a spoon. The Ultimate Secret Formula Lab Magnetic Vortex Machine is a standalone toy, but it also integrates directly into the structure and play activities of the original Ultimate Secret Formula Lab Experimentation Station for even more mixing and concocting madness. Ages 8 months to 8 years $24.99 Available at Amazon.com

Tiny Science! Tiny tools — BIG Science! How small is the tiniest ball of slime you can make? Find out with this adorable miniature science lab that features precision lab instruments in a custom case. Mix up chemistry experiments in itty-bitty beakers. Peer at tiny specimens through the teeny-tiny magnifier. Weigh chocolate chips or a Cheerio on the tiny balance scale. The wonderfully small size makes it perfect for sleepovers or on-the-go science exploration adventures. The science activity book features 20 experiments that teach kids about acids and bases, CO2 production, microscopy, chemical reactions, polymers, nonNewtonian fluids, and more! Ages 8 months to 8 years $19.99 Available at Amazon.com

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Panelcraft Rainbow Dream Builder

Dream Builder™ 19 Piece magnetic building set comes in a rainbow variety of beautiful colors. Ideal for the beginning builder, their large 9 inch x 9 inch size allows construction of toy furniture, towers, play houses and can be used with existing toys giving them extended value. What you can build is limited only by your imagination! They work well alone, with other Panelcraft® sets. Perfect for individual or multi-child play, Panelcraft® develops both fine and gross motor skills, patterning, shape recognition, and building. Comes with STEM-themed activity guide. Ages 3 - 8 $119.99 Available at panelcraft.com, Kaplan Toys, Tout About Toys, Childcraft and S&S Worldwide

Trail Master Wagon Revolutionary wagon design transports toddlers over smooth or rolling terrain for a pure joy adventure. Great alternative to the traditional 4 wheel wagons for off-the-beaten path adventures. Made in the USA. • Single axle design makes it simple to maneuver • Oversized, 13.5” large diameter wheels allow lots of ground clearance • High curved back, 2 seat belts and deep foot well for comfortable, secure cruising • Rotating lap bar opens for easy entry/exit and acts as a step when climbing in/out •C  urved handle makes pulling a breeze and rotates for easy transport • 2 molded-in beverage holders • Molded-in receptacle and tether for (consumer) umbrella for shade • Durable, double wall construction lasts for years and easy to maintain • Minimal adult assembly Recommended for age 1 1/2 – 4 years $109.99 Available online and https://Simplay3.com/Amazon.com 66


Party Popteenies It’s twice the excitement with the Party Popteenies Double Surprise Popper! Packed into this popper are hidden layers of fun! To get the party started, pull to separate the two poppers and discover your first layer of surprises! Wrapped inside adorable packaging are mini accessories and your doll’s pet bestie. The surprises continue as you pull, twist and pop each popper! Within a cloud of colorful, collectible confetti you’ll find an exclusive Party Popteenie, wearing a fab, glittery outfit. Pop your second popper to discover deluxe party accessories! Will you pop the magical unicorn cake? With one of three possible party squads to collect, you could pop a Rainbow Unicorn, Cutie Animal or Winter Wonderland Popteenie! To find out which one you have, take a look at her outfit details. From rainbow skirts to peppermint purses and kitty cat hats, each Party Popteenie struts a totally unique outfit, with cool themed details! Each Double Popper includes themed stickers and chip décor for even more party fun. This party’s about to get popping! Join the celebration with the Double Surprise Popper! Age 4 - 8 $9.99 Available at Amazon.com, Target and Walmart

Heidi Kenney’s Breakfast Monsters! From the unique mind of Heidi Kenney, the acclaimed artist and toy designer, comes Breakfast Monsters! A spooky yet adorable line of collectibles that are taking over the most important meal of the day with 9 soft and squishy mystery characters. Each character comes in a mystery cereal box packaging. Age 3 & Up $4.99 Available at Target, and www.mypapercrane.com

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Squishable Avocado & Squishable Undercover Corgi in Unicorn Squishable Avocado: A giant 15” plush Avocado to squeeze and squish. It’s pretty good on toast, but better on your couch! Squishable Undercover Corgi in Unicorn: This little Corgi is a small stubby-legged dog with a fluffy butt, and he’s also a Unicorn (who is also stubby-legged with a fluffy butt!) And both of those things are great things to be! Age 3 - 25 $42(Avocado) $29.99 (Corgi Unicorn) Available online at www.squishable.com and most local neighborhood toy stores

Li’l Woodzeez Sunny Acre Country House A giant 15” plush Avocado to squeeze and squish. It’s pretty good on toast, but better on your couch! Squishable Undercover Corgi in Unicorn: This little Corgi is a small stubby-legged dog with a fluffy butt, and he’s also a Unicorn (who is also stubby-legged with a fluffy butt!) And both of those things are great things to be! Age 3 & Up $29.99 Available at Target and Target.com

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Fashion Dolls That Transcend the Everyday Are you looking for a doll created to inspire a positive self-image? There is no other doll available that is close to what The Beautiful Blessings Collection represents. Each fashion doll includes a motivational message to empower children and women to love themselves and their bodies. About the Beautiful Blessings™ Doll Collecion These unique dolls and their forthcoming accessories aren’t found in your average brick-and-mortar store. No one except Beautiful Blessings™ offers dolls like these; they are motivational and inspirational. Our dolls are elegant and classy, and they represent positive imagery. Our mission is to help kids fight peer pressure and build self-esteem. At Beautiful Blessings™, we believe that “The Average Girl IS Beautiful!” and that each girl should look in the mirror and say, “I am a beautiful blessing.” Be apart of the Beautiful Blessing™ Movement.

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Build strong, confident girls using body-positive dolls. Influence • Empower • Self Esteem • Confidence • Elevate

I Am A Beautiful Blessing™ The Average Girl IS Beautiful Beautiful Blessings Dolls Remind Us Beauty Comes in All Shapes, Sizes and Colors Beautiful Blessings: www.iamabeautifulblessing.com

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Club Emmie Subscription w/Dress Your Doll Intro Pack

Club Emmie Subscription w/Trendy Romper Intro Pack

Club Eimmie: 18-Inch Doll Accessory Subscription Club Eimmie is a subscription for a girl, her doll, and their imaginations! When you sign up for Club Eimmie, you will receive Playtime Packs in the mail every month. Each Playtime Pack includes 18-inch doll clothing, accessories, and a postcard, a $30+ value. The postcard included is to keep in touch with the gift giver and to share the adventure. You’ll also gain access to fun downloadable content on Eimmie.com. Club Eimmie is the gift of open-ended renewable play, screen-free activities, and connection. Your very first Playtime Pack will include your choice of outfits, our super cozy PJ set with slippers and eye mask, our fun filled Club Eimmie Adventure Journal, instructions to redeem your free hairbrush AND a $20 GIFT CARD TO EIMMIE.COM! Intro Pack Includes: 2 Outfits, Accessories, Hairbrush & $20 Gift Card! Intro Playtime Pack Delivers in Days! Enjoy Playtime Packs Delivered to Your Door Every Month Cancel at Any Time Ages 3 & Up $19.99/month Available online and at https://eimmie.com/pages/subscription-intro-packs

Playtime by Eimmie Classroom Set The darling Playtime by Eimmie Collection classroom set is ideal for any 14 to 18 inch doll, such as American Girl and Wellie Wishers, and includes all the necessary classroom accessories. Each piece is constructed from sturdy wood with glossy finish that is built to last for many playtimes and sweet dreams to come. Some simple assembly is required. Ages 3 & Up $99.99 Available online and at https://eimmie.com/pages/subscription-intro-packs and https://eimmie.com/collections/eimmie-doll-furniture/products/playtime-by-eimmieclassroom-set-includes-3-desks-and-25-school-accessories-for-18-inch-dolls-doll-furniture 72


Luciana Vega™ Luciana Vega, the 2018 Girl of the Year, is a creative, confident 11-year-old girl and aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars. In her story, Luciana knows she has the skills and smarts to become an astronaut and reach Mars one day. But she also learns that being a good leader and team player right here on Earth is the best first step to achieving her goal. The 18-inch Luciana doll has medium skin, warm brown eyes, and dark brown hair with a distinctive purple streak to show off her creative side. Luciana arrives in a cosmic print dress with attached vibrant red purse that she wears to Space Camp, a shiny holographic choker and special red charm necklace, and a pair of holographic lace-up boots. Also included is the Luciana paperback book by Erin Teagan. Ages 8 & Up $115 Luciana Doll & Paperback Book Available at americangirl.com and at our American Girl retail stores nationwide

Truly Me™ Doll American Girl’s Truly Me contemporary 18-inch doll line builds confidence and allows girls ages 8 and up to express, explore, and discover who they truly are right now. Girls can choose their Truly Me doll from a diverse selection of dolls — 40 different combinations of eye color, hair color and style, and skin color, along with a variety of special extras such as braces, glasses, and earrings, as well as outfits and accessories that reflect girls’ favorite interests and activities. And, to provide even more options for play, four Truly Me boy dolls were added to the line in 2018. Ages 8 & Up $115 Available at americangirl.com and at our American Girl retail stores nationwide

‘Tis the Season Party Dress for 18-inch Dolls This festive outfit is made for twirling at holiday parties. It features: • A bright-red velvet dress with sparkly rhinestones at one shoulder for a festive touch • A red satin headband with rhinestones to sweep back her hair • A pretty purse with silver foil accents to hold her essentials • Silver shoes with crisscross ankle straps Ages 8 & Up $36 Available at https://www.americangirl.com/ and at our American Girl retail stores nationwide73


Our Generation Holiday Celebration Set Happy Holidays. Tis’ the season to feel all warm and cozy! With a light up fireplace and great accessories to deck your halls and your tree, this great set has everything to make your holidays merry and bright! Ages 3 & Up $59.99 Available at Target and Target.com

Spark: A Guide to Ignite the Creativity Inside You Is she bursting with so many dreams, inventions, and creative ideas that she doesn’t know where to start? Or is she still figuring out what she likes and how to express herself? This fill-in-the-blank, do-it-yourself guidebook will help answer questions such as “What can I draw?” or “What can I invent?” Along the way, she’ll learn about herself, what it means to be creative, and new ways to let her creativity shine. Ages 8 & Up $9.99 Available at americangirl.com and at our American Girl retail stores nationwide 74


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Explore World Holiday Treat box Eat2explore is a unique educational food & culture “explorer box” inspiring students and families alike to cook, taste and explore the flavors of the world’s cuisines, all while learning about a new culture. Each of our explorer boxes provides a hands-on learning experience for the whole family, as young chefs explore the “3Cs”— country, culture & cuisine. Families receive unique recipes, essential spice/sauce/grain mixes, interactive activity sheets, shopping lists, cooking tools and collectibles (passport, country stickers, flag pins) — all the ingredients a family needs for a meaningful cooking experience around the table. Our Explore World Holiday Treat box explore 3 countries’ Christmas and New Year celebrations — Japan, Croatia, Austria. Ages 5 - 12 $24.95 Available at Uncommon Goods and www.eat2explore.com

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Stuff ‘n Sit The Stuff ‘n Sit has revolutionized stuffed animal storage! Families can take control of kids’ stuffed animal collections by wrapping up to 90 toys in one comfy pouf ottoman to instantly clean up the room. Designed with strong, soft cotton fabric and an extra-long reinforced zipper, the Stuff ‘n Sit will hold up for life. Ages 2 - 12 $29.95 Available online or website link https://creativeqt.net Direct Link: https://creativeqt.net/products/ extra-large-stuffed-animal-storage-bean-bagchair-grey-white-striped

Helio Educational Night Light Projector Helio is a children’s educational and entertainment night light projector. Ages newborn - 12 $49.95 Available at Amazon.com, ebeanstalk.com and heliosite.com

The Angel Gift A book set for children that reminds them of God’s unconditional love. It comes with a gift box, board book and sweet angel plush. Its a gift that offers comfort, hope and love to children. Ages 0 - 6 Years $29.99 Avaiable online and www.theangelgift.com, Amazon.com and various stores across the U.S. 77


LumiPets: Cute Animal Silicone Baby Night Light Lumipets built in vibration sensor allows easy control of lights simply by tapping the silicone animal and providing hours of fun for kids of all ages! Lumipets can shine in 9 different colors with 2 multicolor cycle modes including a sleep timer and brightness control options. USB rechargeable. $18.99 Available online and lumieworld.com or Amazon.com

Feltman Brothers Holiday Tree Bobby Suit This special holiday two-piece bobby suit will help your little one look extra festive for all of the family’s holiday photo shoots and gatherings! The suit has adorable little traditional red and green embroidered presents and trees to capture the true essence of the holiday season. It features a pleated button down with a lace embroidered pointed collar top. A classy look, vintage feel, and fun memories all wrapped in one! Ages 12 – 24 months $61.85 Available online or https://www.feltmanbrothers. com/holiday-tree-bobby-suit 78


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Grit & Grace

Uncommon Wisdom for Inspiring Leaders Designed to Make You Think Grit & Grace is here to inspire young girls and women to pursue their dreams with fearlessness and determination by featuring classic and modern female leaders like Jessica Alba, Courtney Banghart, and Tiffany Dufu. The perfect gift for sisters, daughters, nieces, friends, new graduates, and any other free-thinking young woman in your life, Grit & Grace uses the strengths and successes of today’s women to drive a generation of future leaders to make their talents count. Ages 7 & Up $17.99 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million

Reindolphins — A Christmas Tale A delightful, whimsical and humorous Christmas tale with stunning illustrations. Ages 4 - 12 $16.95 Available online, missingpiecepress.com, Amazon.com and select specialty stores

Absolutely Everything!

A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention How was our universe made from a tiny speck of energy? Where did the first trees, plants, animals, and humans come from? What happened to the dinosaurs? What was so miserable about medieval times? How were railroads and electricity invented? What are the perils of global warming? You might have many big questions about our planet, life, and people. Embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents with this captivating book by Christopher Lloyd, author of the bestselling What on Earth Happened. Ages 9 - 13 $21.99 Available online, Amazon.com and bookstores 80


The Night Lion Morgan, an endearing tousle-haired little boy, feels big and strong during the day with his tall hat and his toy sword. But at night, when he dreams that a robber is coming through the woods to take these precious possessions, all of Mom’s assurances that “there is no robber” are not enough to ease his fears. Then Nana brings Morgan a stuffed toy lion, because everybody needs a lion sometimes — and because sometimes, fears in a child’s mind can only be conquered with the imagination. That night, Morgan rides a life-sized Night Lion into the woods and together they drive the robber far away. Comforting watercolour illustrations soothe any scary scenes, and the magical Night Lion will find an instant welcome in young readers’ hearts. A darling offering from author/illustrator Sanne Dufft. Ages 3 & Up $17.95 Available online, Amazon.com and bookstores

Chula the Fox Chula, an eighteenth-century Chickasaw boy, is suddenly thrown into the murky and treacherous worlds of warfare and adulthood after a traumatic ambush costs him his father. He vows to join a raid against the enemy, regardless of his youth, to avenge his father and put his spirit at peace. But Chula, his heart full of questions, finds that the greatest war rages within himself. Is Chula destined for the path of the warrior, or will a different future await him? Ages 11 - 15 $24.95 Available online, chickasawpress.com, Amazon.com and Baker and Taylor

Princess Pistachio Treasury A collection of three early readers featuring the sublime Princess Pistachio from the internationally acclaimed Marie-Louise Gay, complete with ribbon bookmarker, gold foil stamping on the cover, and a reinforced spine. Ages 5 - 8 $16.95 Available online, Amazon.com and bookstores 81


Big Bad Bunty’s Boat Trip From Brazil Children’s adventure book from Calsafire Limited. Ages 6 - 10 $19.99 Available online, www.calsafire.com or Amazon.com and https://www.calsafire.com/

Child of the Dust In his new book, Child of the Dust, author Tom Wascoe tells the story of an American solider (Richie) and a Vietnamese woman (Linh), who fall in love and have a baby during the war in Vietnam. Richie attempts to marry Linh, but he fails to get permission from the Army. He is then pulled out of Vietnam. Linh and her son make an incredible journey to potential safety and security in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Richie builds his career and raises a family in the United States. They meet again in Hong Kong two decades later and achieve their ultimate destiny. Wascoe’s own history brings a great deal to his story. During the Vietnam War, Wascoe was stationed in Pleiku and escorted convoys. The camp and the city described in the book are informed by real life, and his protagonist’s career was inspired by Wascoe’s own work. Child of the Dust is Wascoe’s second book. His first book, Backseat, about a college freshman rushing for a fraternity and hitchhiking 1,500 miles as a rite of passage into the fraternity, received four-and-a-half stars on Amazon. Ages 30 – 80 $16.95 paperback $26.95 hardcover Available at www.tomwascoe.com, Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com, Ebook editions, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iTunes (for the Apple iPad)

You’re Snug with Me Written by Chitra Soundar and illustrated by Poonam Mistry. At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in their den in the frozen north. “Mama, what lies beyond here?” they ask. “‘Above us is a land of ice and snow.” “What lies beyond the ice and snow?” they ask. “The ocean, full of ice from long ago.” And as they learn the secrets of the earth and their place in it, Mama Bear whispers, “You’re snug with me.” Ages 4 - 8 $17.99 Available online and Lerner https://lernerbooks.com 82


Bullied at the Dog Park by Heather Lehrman Heather Lehrman, a known expert in pet care as owner of In Home Pet Services of Long Island’s Gold Coast, has released the book, Bullied at the Dog Park. It is an allegory for children on how to be kind and how to avoid being bullied. The book is based on a real-life incident Heather’s own Boston Terrier, Herbie, had when he encountered a much larger dog at the dog park one day. The book follows Herbie’s journey of learning why he was bullied, what bullying means and what he can do about it. It’s about Herbie and the new friends he makes during his investigation to find out why they have all been bullied. The group of friends quickly learn valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness. As other dogs chime in with their stories, Herbie’s advice is to always tell someone if you’re being bullied, to step in when others are victims and to confront one’s bully with questions about their anger. It also helps, Heather says, when schools have anti-bullying policies. Ages 5 - 10 $16.99 Available online or www.amazon.com/Bullied-Dog-Park-Heather-Lehrman/dp/0692245

Little People, Big Dreams: Jane Goodall New in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the amazing life of Jane Goodall, the world expert on chimpanzees, in this true story of her life. When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee called ‘Jubilee’ which sparked her early love of animals. As an adult, Jane travelled to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in a new way — by living with them in their habitat. This is how Jane made many discoveries that people had missed. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world! Perfect for all ages $14.99 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million 83


Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book The cult classic TV show is now a charming picture book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse! In this new picture-book story brought to life with cute and colorful illustrations, young readers see what the world’s strongest vampire slayer was like back when she was a kid! Join not-so-brave little Buffy, Willow, and Xander as they investigate strange sounds coming from the closet, seek advice from their school librarian Giles, and encounter everyone’s favorite Buffyverse monsters. Charmingly illustrated by Pop Classics artist Kim Smith, this sweet, silly, and not-so-scary book borrows Joss Whedon’s beloved characters to tell an endearing bedtime story. Ages 4 - 8 $18.99 Available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Indiebound.com

Longest Hidden Pictures® Puzzle Ever Awarded the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest hidden picture puzzle fold-out book, this amazing 16-foot-long fold-out Hidden Pictures® puzzle features a whopping 280 hidden objects! This giant Hidden Pictures® puzzle is the ultimate search-and-find challenge. With sturdy pages that folds out to over 16 feet in length, this puzzle showcases an entire city relay race as runners work their way over giant bridges, through busy parks, inside subway tunnels, and more — all in a race to the finish line. A perfect and unique gift for Hidden Pictures enthusiasts of any age! Ages 7 & Up $14.99

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We Were Made for Each Other by Jiu Er This charming original audio picture book features a collection of short illustrated texts evoking the simple pleasures that fill a day in the life of Little Sun, a fearless and adorable pig wit a big heart. Little Sun is always on the lookout for challenges big and small, and she never seems to get discouraged as she embarks on all kinds of adventures with playmates Little Mouse and Miss Rabbit. This in an endearing tale of friendship that will delight the whole family. Ages 2 - 6 $17.95 Available online or https://www.Amazon.com/ We-Were-Made-Each-Other/dp/2924774225

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Dozens of clever doodling exercises & ideas for dog people Doodled Dogs is packed with creative prompts, fun canine facts, and step-by-step doodling projects for the dog-lover in you — the perfect book for on-thego artists. In Doodled Dogs, beloved artist and illustrator Gemma Correll provides inspiration and ideas for doodling a variety of different dog breeds in a fun, quirky style. From a Yorkshire Terrier and Gemma’s signature Pug to a Greyhound and Standard Poodle, doodle enthusiasts will learn to draw and doodle all their favorite canine companions, in addition to anthropomorphic dogs, canines in costumes, and even dogs in hats! A bonus project demonstrates how to create your own dog-doodled mug. This compact hardcover book makes the perfect gift for on-the-go creative types and dog lovers alike. Ages 7 & Up $14.99 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million

Thinklers! 3 – Even MORE Brain Ticklers! The THIRD Thinklers! book. Filled with more POSITION PUZZLES, more TWO-TIP TRIVIA and 3 new engaging and challenging chapters. You will LOVE the WHAT’S the WORD chapter wonderfully illustrated by artist Callie Logan! Ages 8 - Adults $19.95 Available at missingpiecepress.com, Amazon.com andvarious specialty stores and catalogs

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Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World Take a look at the world through the eyes of animals. Eye Spy is an innovative and exciting approach to depicting how animals see the world. Ever wonder what your cat is watching out the window? Or how having eyes on the sides of its head changes the world for a horse? And what would life be like if we couldn’t see the whole rainbow or — even stranger — could see in four or five colors instead of only three? Eye Spy takes children on a whirlwind tour of how eyes work and let them lift the flaps to find out how animals as different as dogs, owls, and chameleons see the same scene. Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World is a truly eye-opening experience guaranteed to fuel and satisfy the curiosity of any animal-lover. Ages 6 - 9 $21.99 Available at Amazon.com and bookstores

Little Loksi Little Loksi is having fun with his family, when all of a sudden, he finds himself flipped over on his back with no way to get right side up! Follow along, as animals of all sorts come together to help Little Loksi in this tale of friendship and perseverance. The story incorporates Chickasaw names for the animals and includes a Chickasaw glossary and pronunciation guide. Ages 4 - 8 $19.95 Available online, chickasawpress.com and Amazon.com

Grandad Mandela “. . . profoundly moving . . .” — Publishers Weekly Nelson Mandela’s two great-grandchildren ask their grandmother, Mandela’s youngest daughter, 15 questions about their grandad – the global icon of peace and forgiveness who spent 27 years in prison. They learn that he was a freedom fighter who put down his weapons for the sake of peace, and who then became the President of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and realise that they can continue his legacy in the world today. Seen through a child’s perspective, and authored jointly by Nelson Mandela’s great-grandchildren and daughter, this amazing story is told as never before to celebrate what would have been Nelson’s Mandela 100th birthday. Perfect for all ages. $17.99 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million 86


Hocus and Pocus #1: The Comic Book You Can Play This new middle-grade graphic novel series features an interactive pick-a-path storyline, full of puzzles, treasures, fantasy creatures, and gameplay you can enjoy again and again! Enter a world inspired by favorite fairy tales, complete with gingerbread houses, a girl dressed in red, and seven brothers lost in the woods. Readers can play as Hocus (a girl) or Pocus (a boy), choose a magic animal companion, and enter a colorful forest of brain-teasing riddles, magical objects, and unusual characters. Succeed or fail, it all depends on you! Ages 8 – 12 $9.99 Available at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and Indiebound.com

The Skies Above My Eyes Have you ever looked up and wondered what’s going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book. Zoom past the technology that fills our skies, from helicopters, fighter jets, weather balloons, to satellites, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons. Discover the insects and animals that whizz through the skies, explore the layers of the atmosphere, and travel through the solar system and out to the galaxies far beyond. The follow up to The Street Beneath My Feet, which dug down to the centre of the Earth, this expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 2.5 metres. Perfect for inquisitive young minds. $22.95 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million

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A World of Kindness Are you kind? In a series of simple yet evocative questions, this impactful book asks children how they will show kindness and consideration for others. Written by the editors of Pajama Press, and illustrated by celebrated Pajama Press artists, these stunning pages inspire meaningful discussion and storytelling about the understated yet powerful ways in which children might influence the world around them. A World of Kindness goes beyond mere rhetoric to examine, in a child-friendly way, everyday social interactions where a kind word or act could have a transformative effect on others. Royalties from the proceeds of this book will be donated to Think Kindness. Ages 3 - 6 $17.95 Available online, Amazon.com and bookstores

Power to the Princess “Brilliant.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review What if princesses didn’t always marry Prince Charming and live happily every after? This stunning anthology features 15 favourite fairytales retold for the #metoo generation. From Sleeping Beauty who becomes a world-famous sleep disorder specialist to Cinderella who goes on to become Prime Minister to Little Red Riding Hood, the environmentalist and Princess of the Wolves, these princesses are smart, funny and kind, and can do anything they set their minds to. Retold to create positive role female models for children, these feisty, funny fairytales focus on issues such as self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy and disability, teaching that a princess is a person who seeks to help others, is open to learning new things, and looks for ways to add purpose to their lives and the lives of those around them. Power to the princess! $19.99 Available at quartoknows.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Books-A-Million

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Helio Educational Night Light Projector Helio is a children’s educational and entertainment night light projector. $49.95 Available at Amazon.com, ebeanstalk.com and heliosite.com

HUE Animation Studio HUE Animation Studio contains everything that a budding animator needs to create stop motion animation videos. For use at home or for school projects, this is a creative and educational pastime that can be enjoyed by the whole family. This perfect gift for kids encourages creativity and imagination. Whether you are making a LEGOÂŽ brickfilm; animating your own characters with claymation or capturing a flower as it blooms using time-lapse photography, you can bring anything to life in minutes with the easy-to-use software. Ages 4 - 100 $69.96 Available on Amazon.com or www.huehd.com 90


MiaoKids Smart Kit The MiaoKids Smart Kit (the physical component of the MiaoKids ecosystem) is designed to complement various MiaoKids applications, such as MiaoKids Wonder Math, that assist young learners in developing foundational academic skills through an open world of play-based learning. Unlike many products that are exclusively housed in an application or exclusively in the form of physical toys, the Smart Kit enables engagement between those two (electronic and physical) worlds by providing a bridge between tactile components, such as physical shapes and numbers, and the vibrant on-screen MiaoKids world in which the learner is immersed. Ages 2 - 8 $79.00 Available online and https://heptagon-violet-4waj.squarespace.com/shop

MiaoKids Wonder Math MiaoKids Wonder Math, an application in the MiaoKids ecosystem, is designed for use with the MiaoKids Smart Kit to assist young learners in developing foundational academic skills through an open world of play-based learning. Unlike many products that are exclusively housed in an application or exclusively in the form of physical toys, Wonder Math enables engagement between those two (electronic and physical) worlds by providing a bridge between the Smart Kit’s tactile components, such as physical shapes and numbers, and the vibrant on-screen MiaoKids world in which the learner Suggested ages 2 – 8 FREE Available at Apple/Android App Store. Search “MiaoKids Math” in the App Store. 91


MiaoKids Smart Kit with Wonder Math Application The MiaoKids Smart Kit and Wonder Math Application form an ecosystem that assists young learners in developing foundational academic skills through an open-world of play-based learning. In many settings, early childhood education tends to be treated less holistically and often fails to properly connect the many intelligences a young learner is developing. In other contexts, children are inundated with overstimulation via electronic means without a proper channel to harness the physical world. The MiaoKids ecosystem is designed to serve as a bridge between technology, with the increasingly connected world that it brings, and the many brands of intelligence that technological advancements can neglect. As such, MiaoKids strives to make screen time more fruitful. Our Smart Kit, the ecosystem’s physical component, contains 31 blocks and the Wonder Pad. Our Application hosts games and connects with the Wonder Pad to enable unique interactions with our blocks. The colorful world and endearing characters pique the attention of learners through challenging questions tailored to individual development. The Wonder Blocks serve as an input to round out our play-based learning platform. Ages 2 - 8 $79.00 Available online and http://www.miaokids.com Apple/Android App Store. Search “MiaoKids Math” in the App Store

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Boobie Body Complete Superfood Shake This organic plant based protein shake (19g protein) is the perfect solution for busy moms looking for a meal on the go. Packed with pre/probiotics, 1,000 IU’s Vitamin D3 and a blend of superfoods and herbs to energize your day. Also lactation friendly. Brought to you by the makers of Boobie Bar, the original breastfeeding bar. Created by a neonatal registered nurse specializing in women’s health. Perfect for Moms! $44 Available at Target, Amazon.com and getboobiebars.com

100% Natural & Organic Vitamin E Oil 100% Natural & Organic Vitamin E Oil for pregnancy – helps prevent stretch marks and heal scars. Our 100% Natural & Organic Vitamin E Oil is specially designed to be used before and after pregnancy to prevent stretch marks and heal scars. Ages from 25-45 $19.97 Available at our website healthpriorityproducts.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, ebay 93


Haakaa New Mom Starter Pack The Haakaa new mom starter pack is the perfect way for any mom to get started on their breastfeeding journey. The starter pack includes best-selling breastfeeding items including one silicone flower stopper, one cap, one pack of disposable breast pads and one silicone breast pump. $39.99 Available online and https://www.Amazon.com/Haakaa-New-Mum-Starter-Pack/dp/ B0777RT2VW

Haakaa 5 oz. Breast Pump Bundle The Haakaa 5 oz. Breast Pump Bundle is made from 100% food grade silicone and comes with a best-selling Breast Pump and Flower Stopper. It is easy to use and no assembly is required. Simply suction to your breast and let the pump do the work as it draws out milk using suction. The silicone flower stopper sits tight in the neck of your Haakaa breast pump and will stop any spills or accidents. The pump is soft and comfortable, cord free and perfect for travelling. It does not need to be charged or plugged in and fits perfectly into any handbag or diaper bag. It’s easy to clean, dishwasher safe and can be sterilized with any steam sterilizing system or boiling water. BPA, PVC and Phthalate free. $20.99 Available online and https://www.target.com/p/ haakaa-breast-pump-without-suction-bottomwith-white-stopper-4oz/-/A-53099918#lnk=sametab

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NFL Player Jersey Apron Combine your love of grilling and favorite team with this NFL Player Apron. This durable and lightweight apron features printed graphics that look like the jersey worn by some of the league’s top players. The apron is made of 100% polyester and features two handy front pockets, waist ties, and an adjustable neck strap that will provide a comfortable fit to most adults. You’ll be serving up some serious team spirit in this player apron at your next tailgate or backyard BBQ! Ages 18 & Up $29.99 Available at www.PartyAnimalInc.com, PartyAnimal.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Simplay3 Toddler Tower Kids love to get up close to where the action is alongside their parents and grandparents whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom or in the home workshop! Perfect for caregivers in schools and child care environments too! This sturdy step stool is enclosed on 4 sides, assembles in 5 minutes and designed with safety in mind wherever extra height is needed, both indoors or out. Made in the USA. Ages 18 months - 5 Years $99.99 Available at Amazon, Simplay3, Bed Bath & Beyond, BuyBuyBaby, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Wayfair, Walmart and Target

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2-in-1 Smart Voyager, Infant Swing and High Chair Go from swing time to meal time in no time! Combining a whisper-quiet motorized infant swing with a full high chair, the 2-in-1 Smart Voyager is PRIMO’s most advanced product ever! Featuring Bluetooth App control, automatic cry detection, and built in and customizable music. Get everything your little one needs in one convenient package. Ages 0 – 36 months $275 Available at Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby and primobaby.com 98


PRIMO LapBaby PRIMO LapBaby, the innovative seating aid that keeps your hands free while supporting your baby in your lap. This product allows you to comfortably and securely support baby on your lap using a soft strap around the waist and back. Works great while flying, while working, while eating, or engaging with others! Ages 3 – 8 months $34.95 Available at Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, walmart.com and www.primobaby.com

MOBY Wrap Evolution – Batik Perfect for newborns, the close cuddle will help you bond your little one - even when you’re on-the-go. It offers an easy-to-use, hands-free way to comfortably carry your little one for hassle-free adventures. It’s made from a soft, breathable, blended fabric, and comes in fashionable solids and trendy prints, making it the perfect, one-size-fits-all solution for any parent or caregiver. Ages newborn to toddler, 8 – 33 lbs $54.95 Available online and mobywrap.com

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The Original Multi-Use Nursing Cover Nursing Cover, Shopping Cart Cover, Scarf and Carseat Cover all in ONE easy to use product. Save money, time, and room in your diaper bag . . . Doesn’t get much better than this!! Original designer of the 4-in-1 multi-use cover made in Los Angeles, California to ensure the finest quality. Designed by a new mom for new moms. Don’t be fooled by copy cats. EST. 2012 15 months – 5 years $34.99 Available online or at www.coveredgoods.com

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MOBY Fit Heather Grey Our award-winning, new hybrid carrier combines the closeness of a wrap with the ease of a carrier for a convenient, approachable babywearing option. You simply put it on like a t-shirt and tug the fabric through the easy-adjust rings to get your perfect fit. Then, slip baby into the double layer of fabric and finish it up with the mandatory safety sash. Simple, secure, and super comfortable. Ages newborn to toddler, 8 – 33 lbs $54.95 Available online and mobywrap.com

The Bondaroo Comfortable Kangaroo Care Shirt for Dad (or Moms) which provides easy access to parent’s chest for active bonding skin to skin with their infants and newborns. Ages 18 - 100 $41.99 Available online and momndadware.com

Potty Safe The first ever CHILD PROOF training potty. The waste bowl securely latches to the base so that children cannot remove it. The unique latching system allows parents to remove it for easy disposal and cleaning. In addition to the patent pending latch, it also features a built in splash guard and rubber feet to prevent sliding. Potty Safe is currently available in Yellow and Pink. Ages 1 - 3 $22.95 Available online and www.pottysafe.com 101


Cocoon Folding Indoor & Outdoor Travel Bassinet The Primo Cocoon Folding Travel Bassinet provides baby with a soft, comfortable, and safe place to sleep anywhere: at home, on vacation, or visiting family. Breathable mesh siding and a detachable mesh canopy keep harmful bugs and mosquitos away from baby and promote air circulation. Lightweight and compact with a unique folding design and snap on legs — the Cocoon sets up and packs up anywhere in under a minute. The included matching travel and carrying bag makes bringing the Cocoon anywhere convenient. Soft fabric, a washable mattress, and breathable mesh siding come together to create a perfect environment for baby to rest comfortably. Ages 0 - 6 months old (until baby can stand) $64.95 Available at Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, walmart.com and www.primobaby.com

Cozy Tot Deluxe The Cozy Tot Deluxe brings safety and comfort to feeding time in one elegant, compact package. A baby product that actually looks great in your home, the Cozy Tot Deluxe’s unique space saving design allows it to fold down to be only 10 inches wide — saving precious space in your home while not in use. While a comfortable encapsulating shape, adjustable feeding tray, and three point safety harness ensure that your child is safe and secure. Cleaning up after meal time is easy thanks to the chair’s dishwasher safe removable feeding tray and smooth rounded edges. Once your child has outgrown the need for a High Chair the Cozy Tot transforms into a toddler chair that’s perfect for play time. Ages 0 - 6 months old (until baby can stand) $99.95 Available at Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, walmart.com and www.primobaby.com

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Retractable Driveway Guard Our Award Winning Retractable Driveway Guard establishes boundaries between children and neighborhood traffic. This retractable net mounts in the ground on either side of the driveway. 7 lb unit can easily be removed for storage. 36” tall net is available in either orange or black net. Ages 1 - 8 $89.99 & Up Available at Amazon.com, buybuybaby.com and kidkusion.com

Boxy Backpack in Disney’s Mickey’s 90th Color Plane Blue Our Disney Baby + Petunia Pickle Bottom Collab will help you celebrate the magic of motherhood with the most famous mouse ever‚ featured in our new commemorative Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Collection! Our signature bag, the iconic Boxy Backpack seamlessly blends fashion, form and function to provide the ultimate diaper bag for busy parents. Ages 0 - 3, Newborn to Toddler $215 Available online or petunia.com

Boxy Diaper Bag Backpack in Denim Our signature bag, the iconic Boxy Backpack seamlessly blends fashion, form and function to provide the ultimate diaper bag for on-the-go parents. A timeless classic, our new two tone Denim is chic and stylish, perfect to accentuate any outfit. From Petunia Pickle Bottom. Ages 0 - 3, Newborn to Toddler $189 Available online or petunia.com 103


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“The Ultimate Baby Teething Mitten and Keepsake” Stage One An award-winning, organic, developmental teething mitten specially designed for the first stages of teething 0-6 months. Made of organic cotton/bamboo, and the teether is 100% food grade silicone. The adorable Pea Bear rattle wrist wrap is removable and is an excellent baby keepsake. Comes in Baby Pink/Green. Ages 0 - 7 months $20.99 Available online and www.mitteez.com

bblüv Düo Foot Finders The perfect stocking stuffer for your infant, these cute little colored socks are guaranteed fun from tip to toe! The bblüv Foot Finders stimulate and can help develop fine motor and sensory skills. You can also use them as puppets! These little socks also feature an integrated rattle, crinkle paper in the wings of the owl, and bright and contrasting colors. Perfect for little ones ages newborn and up. Different Designs. Ages newborn & Up $12.99 Available online and http://bbluvgroup.com/product/duo 104


Haakaa Fresh Food Feeder and Teether The Haakaa Fresh Food Feeder and Teether is the perfect way to introduce solids into your baby’s diet without the risk of choking. Simply put fruit, vegetables or meat into the silicone pouch and seal tight. Your child will enjoy the ability to experience the flavor and texture of solid foods while also building independence, learning to self-feed, improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The Fresh Food Feeder is more hygienic and long lasting than other mesh material alternatives, which harbor bacteria, use harsh dyes, absorb odors and tear. But what really makes the feeder different is that it’s also a teether. Simply turn your feeder upside down and your child can chew and suck on a 100% food grade silicone teether –— keeping your child entertained even longer. PVC, BPA & Phthalates free, and dishwasher safe. $14.99 Available online and https://www.amazon.com/Haakaa-Silicone-Fresh-Feeder-Teether/dp/ B06W57FGL9

Haakaa Baby Food Dispensing Spoon with Cap The Haakaa Baby Food Dispensing Spoon with Cap is the perfect way to feed your little one with homemade goodness in a chemical-free, mess-free and waste-free way. Simply fill the tube with whatever food you choose and pop on the lid. Food will stay inside the silicone tube until it’s time for a snack. Simply remove the lid and with one small squeeze of the tube food will dispense onto the already attached spoon. Once you have finished feeding your little person, simply pop the lid on and put it in your bag. Leak proof and air tight when the lid is attached, this silicone tube can be left in hot water to heat food. Dishwasher safe and all parts dismantle for easy cleaning. No PVC, no BPA, no phthalates, no artificial colors. Holds up to approximately 4 oz. $12.99 Available online and https://www.target.com/p/haakaa-baby-fooddispensing-spoon-with-cap/-/A-53273523#lnk=sametab&preselect=53099968 105


Match the Baby Puzzles This 24-piece set serves as a first puzzle and a sorting toy. It encourages toddlers to create and discover while playing with round shapes. Children are free to experiment and mix unique parent-baby pairs, as the set promotes the natural dynamic of learning instead of pushing kids into self-correcting schemes. A simple idea for learning and playing. Children can either match 12 unique parent and baby pairs or mix the puzzles to learn about animals. With every match, baby achieves a small success! Sturdy puzzles made of thick cardboard help train hand-eye coordination, concentration and logical thinking. The simple graphic design uses bright colors loved by toddlers. The product is registered in the EU as a protected design. Match the Baby Puzzles was immediately acclaimed by specialty stores across the U. S. Ages 18 months & Up $16.99 Available at Specialty Brick-and-Mortar and https://www.amazon.com/Banana-Panda-Beginner-Matching-Activity/dp/B07CXC318V

The Way I See It – Educational Flash Cards It’s never too early to explore the world! These double-sided, extra-large educational cards with twenty-four illustrations are suitable for the smallest infants, who can only see high contrast colors and distinct contours. Durable pages and a novel format are convenient for parents, who can use the flash cards in many different ways. Each set includes a guide prepared by child psychologist Agnieszka Ostapczuk containing information about early child development for parents. The guide explains the importance of encouraging brain development at an early stage and how The Way I See It Educational Flash Cards can help. Ages 0 - 9 months $16.99 Available at Amazon.com, Specialty Brick-and-Mortars and company’s vendor account: https://www.amazon.com/Banana-Panda-Educational-Learning-Activity/dp/8364039784 106


Baby Banana Classic Infant Toothbrush Soft, Safe, Flexible toothbrush for infants and toddlers ages 3-24 months. Made from 100% food grade silicone, which is gentle and durable. Soft massaging bristles feel great on sore teething gums, while the a-peel-ing handles are easy for little hands to hold. Dishwasher safe and freezer friendly. Ages 3-24 months $8.95 Available at Target, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon.com

Magical Unicorn Infant Toothbrush by Baby Banana Brand new stylish Magical Unicorn Toothbrush for teething infants and toddlers brought to you from the makers of the trendy Baby Banana Brush! Easy to hold wings are perfect for little hands and the horn has soft massaging bristles. Made from 100% food grade silicone, easy to clean in the dishwasher or place on the freezer for cool soothing comfort. Ages 3-24 months $9.99 Available at Amazon, Target.com or www.baby-banana.com

Mystical Dragon Infant Toothbrush by Baby Banana Brand new Mystical Dragon Infant Tootbrush from the people who brought you the popular Baby Banana Brush! Made from 100% food grade silicone, this Dragon Toothbrush is strong enough to handle the rigors of teething, while soft enough to be gentle on sore teething gums. Dual sided toothbrush head massages top and bottom gums at the same time. Dishwasher safe and freezer friendly. Suggested Ages 3-24 months $9.99 Available at Amazon.com, Target.com, www.baby-banana.com

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Mystical Dragon Infant Toothbrush by Baby Banana Brand new Mystical Dragon Infant Tootbrush from the people who brought you the popular Baby Banana Brush! Made from 100% food grade silicone, this Dragon Toothbrush is strong enough to handle the rigors of teething, while soft enough to be gentle on sore teething gums. Dual sided toothbrush head massages top and bottom gums at the same time. Dishwasher safe and freezer friendly. Suggested Ages 3-24 months $9.99 Available at Amazon.com, Target.com, www.baby-banana.com

Simplay3 Toddler Tower Adjustable Stool This lightweight but sturdy children’s stool is perfect for child and parent together time in kitchen when baking holiday cookies or doing crafts. Ages 18 months – 5 Years $89.99 Available at Amazon, Kohls.com, BuyBuyBaby.com, Target.com, Simplay3.com and other retail.com accounts.

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Lorena Canals Galaxy Wall Hanging Outer space is infinite . . . like the imagination! The Galaxy wall hanging follows the trajectory of the space theme, and is ideal for the walls of living rooms, bedrooms, corridors and children’s rooms. Hanging from five cotton cords, joined to a plastic pole covered in cotton thread, are small cushions (a star, Mars, Saturn, a rocket) and several balls and tassels. The various elements provide the color on a black background. The cushions have 100% cotton exteriors and 100% polyester stuffing, all hand-made by craftspeople. $69 Available online and https://lorenacanals.us/ burgundy/wall-hanging-galaxy.html

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Dancing Helix The Healing and Moving Starts Here Everyone knows what DNA is, the building blocks of life. Everyone knows what DNA looks like. But do you know what the shape of DNA is called? It is a HELIX. It is this helix shape that DNA shares with Dancing Helix. Nature is pattern. Pattern after pattern after pattern. One of the most basic and prevalent patterns is the spiral/vortex/helix; curved lines moving through space and time. We find them from galaxies to fingerprints; black holes to the swish in our bathtubs; seashells to our very DNA. We share with all of Nature these rhythmical wave patterns: the oceans, streams, our breathing. We feel our best when we take our place in these magical waves. We are calmed and soothed for we feel at home. Your Dancing DNA brings this feeling to you wherever you hang and watch it perform its dance. The Dancing Helix is energized by the power of the Orbiter motor, the battery operated motor enclosed. It sends an impulse of energy in a rhythmical cycle that is made visible through the nature of the mobile below. Just as the invisible wind is revealed in a flag flying, the mobile shows us this burst of energy as an undulating pattern of waves moving from order to chaos and then back, creating and then dissolving our helix shape.

Rainbow Dancing Helix Translucent 18mm beads following the colors of the rainbow makes this a favorite with children. Available in one length: 48� Length is total length from ceiling to bottom of mobile. Comes with the Orbiter Motor and 30mm faceted crystal pendant. Motor needs three AA batteries not included. One set of batteries lasts approximately 5 months. Available online or at DancingHelix.com

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Nova Dancing Helix Opaque 18mm reflective beads with an iridescent swirl of rainbow colors on each bead. Imagine an oil slick. Also available as Silver Dancing Helix with beads that are like mirrors, reflective of whatever colors are in the room. Comes in three lengths: 36”, 48” and 72” Length is total length from ceiling to bottom of mobile. Comes with the Orbiter Motor and 30mm faceted crystal pendant. Motor needs three AA batteries not included. One set of batteries lasts approximately 5 months.

Crystal Dancing Helix Faceted leaded glass 14mm beads. When the sun shines through it, thousands of rainbows dance on the walls. Comes in one length: 48” Length is total length from ceiling to bottom of mobile. Comes with the Orbiter Motor and 30mm faceted crystal pendant. Motor needs three AA batteries not included.

Available online or at DancingHelix.com

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fca@familymagazinegroup.com or visit www.FamilyChoiceAwards.com for more information.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide  

2019 Holiday Gift Guide