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2012 Top Gifts Family Favorite

Heli Replay

by Air Hogs

This little guy is surprised easy to set up and “drive.” Unlike other similar toys the Heli Replay is extremely responsive. It takes a few crashes into the ceiling, against the walls and ontop of the dog to learn how to control it. And we’re happy to say it’s actually Only $44.99 — pretty sturdy and was capable of surviving the many Available at crash landings we couldn’t avoid. FYI - our kitty testers loved it - the dogs, well, not so much. You have kids who enjoy teasing their furry friends you definitely want to supervise play.

Parents’ Pick This sweet toy is by far one of our favorites this year. The quality of BToys is always top of the line, sturdy and cute but able to stand up to a ruff and tumble toddler. It’s a great way to introduce little ones to the joy of music with this adorable Woofer Hound Dog Guitar. It features 20 familiar songs plus 9 doggie ditties. The strings really strum so little ones feel like they really are playing the guitar. This darling musical tote has a built in ”woofer” , so your child can jam with the best of them!

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Climate and Weather

Kids can conduct 23 fun experiments and analyze the naturally occuring phenomena on Earth. Our testers were able to measure rainfall with the rain gauge, create raindrops under a clear dome and create models to show how air currents affect climate. We found this to be an excellent learning “toy” that easily demonstrates difficult concepts to kids ages 10 and up. Fun with a purpose.. Our parents even learned a lot! Science class in a box. — $29.99 Available at www.discoverthis.com

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Little Kids’ Pick G reen S tart : by Innovative Kids

Play, Draw, Create Truck Re-useable Drawing & Magnet Kit

This innovative playset by Green Start contains everything necessary for endless fun, learning, and creativity! Each kit includes a magnetic dry erase board, over 30 magnetic play pieces, five dry erase markers in assorted colors and a write on/wipe off activity book filled with lots reusable activities and games! Kids will create rough-and-tumble trucks and make up their own on-the-go adventures! — $18.99 Available at www.innovativekids.com

Big Kids’ Pick

Shaun White Supply Co. Stunt Scooter Our big guys raved about the Shaun White Co. Stunt Scooter. This is by far the best made scooter we’ve seen and is superior to even some of the most expensive trick scooters out there. The sturdy deck stands up to every trick, spin, twist and jump our kids tried and even a few new tricks they couldn’t have done before with their old scooters. This is by far the best scooter you can get for the money, you’ll feel safe knowing your kids are on a quality made piece of sporting equipment. Yet another fantastic product from Shaun White Supply Co. - we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Editor’s Favorite My Favorite... favorite... favorite toy line is Kimochis. This year the popular “Feelings” line has come up with another adorable concept... the new “Nesting Heart” is specifically for when friends or loved ones are separated from each other. They provide a tangible keepsake plush heart as a playful way to stay connected. Wish I had one in September for my daughter’s first day of kindergarten! Kimochi also has a huge line of characters that come in a variety of designs (Cloud, Cat, Hugtopus, Lovey Dove, Bug) along with little “Feeling” pillows with emotions on one side and a graphic faces matching the emotion on the other side.

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Kimochis™

Perfect for back-to-school jitters, sleep away summer camps, parents on business trips, best friends, or long distance relatives. The Kimochis® Nesting Heart comes with a carabiner and fun activities for creating close family connections — $12.99

Available at www.shop.kimochis.com

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Babies S oft S hapes :

by Innovative Kids

Planes, Trains & Trucks This Soft Shapes puzzle by Innovative Kids is amusing and enjoyable for both playtime and bath time! This particular set features vivid figures of planes, trains and trucks. The large, soft pieces are perfect for little fingers. Plus, storage bag keeps puzzle pieces organized when playtime is done so parents are just as happy as their kids! — $12.99

G reen S tart : by Innovative Kids

Circle Garden

chunky wooden puzzles

Available at www.innovativekids.com

The Green Start series products are made from 98% recycled materials and printed with ecofriendly inks, so it’s the perfect gift if you are into “going green” this season. Packaged in reusable tote, this puzzle displays an earthy garden scene that kids will love to build. The beautiful garden of flowers contains eight circles of the same size and shape, making it perfect for mix-and-match play. — $12.99 Available at www.innovativekids.com

Zoobies Soft, furry toys

that turn into pillows PLUS a large blanket, all in one neat package. Velocro tabs and hidden zipper keeps everything in place. Perfect for sleepovers, car trips and Day Care! Our little guys love these kritters... the new “Glow Worm” line makes them even more popular with younger kids who Prices Vary • Available at are still a little afraid of the dark.

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Toss n Dunk Elephant Hoop by BKids

The Toss ‘n Dunk Elephant Hoop will provide fun and learning for your aspiring athlete for hours on end. Infants will love tossing the ball into the elephant’s hoop then watching it spin the bumpers and eventually land on the base and back into your baby’s giggling hands. While encouraging development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, this colorful toy is a great gift idea for any tiny tot. — $24.99

Available at www.Amazon.com

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Stylish and lightweight, Versa expands to fit your life. VERSA is the high style diaper bag keeps up with you and baby through errands, playdates, work and even the gym! Pack it, grab it and go!.Two insulated front pockets are roomy enough to store baby’s bottles, sippy cups and food. Nine more pockets easily organize diapers, toys, clothes and all of your personal items – keeping everything safe and dry. A quick zip down the center provides over 20% more storage capacity. How cool is that?—$70.00 Available at www.skiphop.com

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Baby’s First Book Circus by Rag and Bone Bindery Perfect for recording the loving sentiments of baby’s first years and is sure to become a treasured family keepsake. Each ribbon bound book contains 24 whimsical fill-in pages such as “How Mom and Dad met”, “How we picked your name”, “The Big Day” and more. Includes a vellum envelope to capture clippings from baby’s first haircut and other mementos. —$72.00 Available at www.ragandbonebindery.com

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Toddlers Piccolo Carousel Bells by B. Toys Music to our ears! This delightful little gem sounds as good as it looks. It spins smoothly, making a beautiful rainbow. Our little guys like to hold the stick agains the bells as they spin around producing a twinkling little sound sort of like a xylaphone. Extremely durable like all of B. Toys products. Quality stuff here, the design is amazing and all of our kids couldn’t wait for their turn. — $34.99

Available at www.amazon.com

Musical by Play Wow Peek ‘n Learn

Play ‘N Go Travel Tray by Star Kids

Reduces travel-time stress and covers table surface for good, clean fun! This entertainment center unfolds and fits easily over most airplane tray tables. It’s full of exciting and educational activities. So whether the tray is down or in the upright position, it provides miles of smiles! — $24.99

Available at www.amazon.com

Sing along and roll into wonderful times with this multi-functional learning toy! Encourages crawling and builds muscles while teaching shapes & colors with the PlayWow Friends. This great holiday gift features 3 Peek-a-boo windows, 2 jingle balls and a musical chip that plays 3 fun tunes. Our little guys loved this one... the older kids had fun rolling it around and watching the balls fly. — $14.99

Available at www.amazon.com

Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement Playset Budding florists ages 2+ can create multiple floral arrangements. We love, love, love that these pretty petals are made in the USA from 100 percent recycled plastic milk jugs. Our kids loved that they can stack the colorful blooms into a garden of their imagination. Great toy, however beware, the bases don’t lock, so projects are not easily moved. — $29.99

by Green Toys

Available at www.amazon.com

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Pre-School

Thomas & Friends Steam Team Station, the app-supported active play device for iPad gets kids jumping, spinning, skipping, and racing with their engine friends! Six engine cards interact with Steam Team Station and iPad for fun-filled gameplay that gets kids up and moving. Download the Stem Team Station app from the App Store and let the races begin! — $32.82

Thomas & Friends Steam Team Station

by Discovery Bay

Available at www.amazon.com

Sandzini by Ohio Art

Creator Set Ice Cream Parlor

Nenuco Baby by Famosa Sleeps with Me

Our testers loved this sweet baby doll. They loved the “sleep with me” cradle that can attach to the side of a child’s bed to keep the baby doll next to them in bed. A star nightlight plays gentle music, and blanket, bottle, and pacifier are included in the set. A soft body with plastic head, arms, and legs makes this a great toy for ages 3+. — $29.99

A magical sculpting compound that really feels like sand. Sandzini has almost no smell, is super easy to clean up and was a huge hit with all of our product testers ages 3 and up. Even our parents got in on the fun and created dozens of ice cream treats. The Creator Set comes with a selection of sculpting tools and 7 - 3oz bags of assorted colors, several of our families were out looking for refills the day after the submitted their reviews. The most interesting thing was the actual “Feel” of the Sandzini - we’ve never felt anything like it. Smooth, cool, not at all sticky - and the kids loved the sparkles. Try it - you’ll like it! — $24.99

Available at www.amazon.com

Available at www.amazon.com

Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen by Ohio Art

For more than 40 years, the Etch A Sketch has been challenging kids to twist and turn their way to a masterpiece. Bring it along on a car trip for mess-free fun in the backseat. Of course everyone remembers this classic. We were a little surprised that it had the same appeal to our kids as it did to us when we were young. No batteries, no remote control, no little parts... just clean, creative fun!

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— $25.99

Available at www.amazon.com

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Ages 5-7

The Annoying Orange

Fresh Talking Target Game by Annoying Orange Take aim at an annoying target with the Annoying Orange Fresh Talking Target Game. Kids can easily hang the board in their desired location…and let the playing begin! Annoying Orange and the Kitchen Crew challenge players with funny jokes and heckles like, “Hey! Hey Player! What kind of throw was that?!” This set includes six balls for endless play (and great for multiple players). We found it keeps the kids entertained for about an hour if the parents can tolerate the citrus smart mouth’s coments and high pitched whine. — $41.95

Available at www.amazon.com

Ice Cream Wreck-It Maker by Ice Cream Mugz Ralph Kids loved this treat that was just as fun Mugz

to make as it was to eat - and they took pride in their accomplishment of new skills! Kids make lip-smacking results themselves by filling the lower section with ice cubes and salt, then adding juice or chocolate milk or cream to the top section. Kids can shake, shake, shake for 2-3 minutes and then grab a spoon and dig in.

La Dee Da

by Wreck-it Ralph

Talking Action Figure

Whether or not your child has seen Disney’s latest hit movie “Wreck-It Ralph”, they will love this enlivened toy version of one of the — $16.99 newest endearing but Available at conflicted characters. www.amazon. Recommended for ages 4 and up, our kids were all smiles as soon as they saw Ralph’s smirk and his massive demolishing hands, as Ralph declares, “I’m gonna wreck-it!! Just kidding, hahaha!” — $48.00

Available at www.amazon.com

by Spin Master

Fashion meets creativity with these cute and spunky dolls created by real life teen “Dee” and her 3 best freinds! Each doll comes with an inspired outfit, but she lets you get creative too! Inside each pack you’ll discover a fashion portfolio with 3 stickers and an activity storybook teaching you to create your own fashion! Our girls loved the interactivity of the dolls and immediately went to the website and played the “Le Bun” fashion show game. Cool print outs were available along with the promise of new sytles and a “My Design” section the girls seemed pretty Dee-lighted about. — $19.99 Available at www.toysrus.com

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Ages 8-10 Batman The Dark Knight Rises by Thinkway

Batman Radio Controlled U-Command Batpod

The Dark Knight Rises U-Command Bat-Pod lets kids control where Batman goes. Kids can program the Bat-Pod to do more than 1,000 combinations. The front wheel pivots for easy turning and drifting action. Kids can create different action sequences and program them into the remote so the Bat-Pod can do them over and over again but this wasn’t the biggest attraction to our kids, but they all enjoyed watching Bat Man crash into things, luckily the toy is extremely durable. The toy is very easy to operate and the remote control is very responsive, it works on all surfaces including carpet but worked best on our hardwood floors. The recommended age for play is 5-7 years but we found our older tweens liked it just as much if not more because they understood the “recording feature.” — $44.99

Available at www.amazon.com

Ultimate Cake Pops Set by Bakerella

Create adorable cake pops with some of Bakerella’s Favorite designs. Crumble your cake, mix it with frosting and mold it in an assortment of shapes using the items in this set. Then dip in melted candy coating and decorate. It’s that simple. Just shape, dip, decorate and display your creations to become a (cake) pop star, just like Bakerella. Our kids had a great time decorating the cake pops after they were complete, however getting the “cake” to form into “pops” was a little too difficult for the kids, so moms had to pitch in and help. — $50.44

Animal Planet Micro Kingdom

Dino Research Compound by Animal Planet This Micro Kingdom comes with a Jurassic SUV, cage, trailer and dinosaurs. Work the rotating crane or barricade the door to keep the dinosaurs out! Yep, you guessed it, just like Jurrasic Park... Our kids LOVED acting out sceens from the movie! — $34.50

Available at www.amazon.com

Animal Planet Micro Kingdom

African Rescue Center Playset by Animal Planet Kids can head to the safari and study exotic wildlife without ever leaving home! Included in the set are rhino, elephant, lion and zebra. We liked the crane and the trap best of all! — $34.50

Available at www.amazon.com

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Available at www.amazon.com

Perplexus Twist by PlaSmart

A fascinating new “Twist”! The newest Perplexus model requires a player to twist, turn and realign the tracks within to escape traps, dead ends and cliffhangers. A captivating new dimension for the Perplexus family of toys! 30 Transition points. As always, Perplexus is at the top of our “best gift” list. We all LOVE Perplexus, the little guys, the big guys, moms, dads... even some of our pets can’t get enough of these crazy 3D puzzles. The newest addition to the Perplexus family delivers even more brainteasing twisters. — $50.44

Available at www.amazon.com

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Tweens and Teens

Artterro Collage Jewelry Kit

by Artterro

Gorgeous stuff. Quality suplies allowed our testers to make several pieces of jewelry as unique and beautiful as they are. This kit allows young designers to create jewelry you actually be excited to wear. The kit inspired our girls to make more jewelry from other items with ideas and inspiration they got from this kit. Great american made product with eco friendly materials... The box even turns into a picture frame you can decoupage into a work of art. A little pricey, but worth every penny. — $26.95 Available on www.amazon.com

Our testers also tried out Artterro’s Handmade Paper Bookmaking Kit— Another big hit with the older kids. The little guys had fun too, but didn’t quite grasp the concept or appreicate the quality supplies. — 19.29

Baha Bomber Skate Board

by Shaun White Supply Co.

Sexy or Sick... whichever skater term you choose - Your kids will be stoked to show off their sick moves and Posers will be “Jelly” when they see your skater rock and roll on this red hot long board. The brand new ‘Baja Bomber’ complete longboard from Shaun White Supply Co. is 38”long, and has 70 mm/82A downhill wheels, and large side cut-outs for sharp turns you’ll be sure to have a stable ride with maximum speed and carving capabilities while shredding the streets! — $89.95

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Battle Tracker Elite

by Air Hogs

The Air Hogs Battle Tracker is an impressive-looking toyset pitting a 7” long RC helicopter against a 15” tall surface-to-air missile turret. The “A.R.T.” turret unit shoots twelve foam darts with soft silicone tips, one at a time. As is the current norm for this sort of setup, it takes roughly 30 minutes to charge the heli for a 5-minute flight. Our kids had a blast taking turns with the controls.... we think Dad may have had the most fun. — $89.95

Available at www.Amazon.com

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Gamers

Angry Birds Trilogy PS3 by Activision

Angry Birds are taking flight and crashing their way onto your console with even more features and addictive gameplay than before. SRP: $39.99

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Wipe Out 3 by Activision

Things are wetter, wilder and wackier than ever! Check out 3 all-new features and effects that catapult players into the most intense, body-contorting action yet! SRP: $49.99

www.amazon.com

JSF Top Picks for Nintendo DS

Wreck-It Ralph Moshi Monsters by Activision SRP: $24.99

by Activision SRP: $29.99

APPFinity APP Fishing & APP Drive with Free Download App by Spin Master

Yet another great way to use your smart phones! APPFinity gives us 2 great new games this year - and guess what? They work with both the popoular iPhones AND the beloved Android devices. We were impressed at the ease of set up and the live action. We just scanned the QR code, downloaded the app, popped our phones into the gadget and let the fun begin! The whole family got in on the fun. Great Gift for anyone with a smart phone. SRP: $14.99—$19.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Medal of Honor by Electronic Arts

Available for Xbox 360 & Playstation 3. Another great game from EA - classic first person shooter, war game simulating real world events. Single player campaign and multiplayer modes available. Challenging but not overly difficult for new players. MOH fans might be a little disappointed as we encountered a lot of glitches in the game, but it didn’t ruin game play for our testers. SRP: $59.99

Available at www.amazon.com

Need for Speed: Most Wanted by Electronic Arts

Wreck-It Ralph Lalaloopsy by Activision SRP: $47.95

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by Activision SRP: $29.99

Need for Speed fans will be delighted with this year’s offering. Great graphics, amazing crash scenes, awesome sound effects. The races have a great pace but are a little on the short side. Sense of speed and frame rate is impressive. Great selection of cars, our enthusiasts were obsessed with getting all of them. We found the multiplayer option a little more intense. The only disappointment was the length of the game... our serious players finished in less than one day. SRP: $39.99 Available at www.amazon.com

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Games Tall Stacker by Lauri “Mighty Monkey” Playset

Monkey see, Monkey do! Our toddler’s imaginations came alive as they assembled their own little world for their toy monkeys to play and live in. Designed to promote logical thinking, spatial awareness, color recognition, counting, and patterning, your little monkey won’t even realize how much learning is transpiring as the build, swing, slide, and stack the colorful pegs and platforms that will serve as the foundation of their imaginative primate play place. If you are looking for a clever way to include more learning based fun into your child’s monkeying around, then the Laurie* “Mighty Monkey” playset is a great choice for your holiday gift! — $29.99

Available at www.patchproducts.com

Don’t Rock the Boat by Patch

Remember the good old days when stacking a house of cards and trying not to knock it down was a favorite pastime? Then the idea of balance games caught on and we were introduced to dominoes, and then came Jenga, Tilton Milton, and a slew of other balance games that keep both kids and adults alike on the edge of their seats just awaiting the disaster of their carefully assembled towers. Balance your Pirate Penguins on the ship without making it tip! Although it sounds easy, your child with crack up laughing every time you or they accidentally tip the ship and toss ye cute little penguin pirates into the sea. We truly enjoyed playing this game together as a family, and the clean-up was just as easy as assembly. — $16.98

Available at www.hearthsong.com

Cluck n Chuck by Patch

The Cluck n Chuck Game by Patch will leave kids rolling in laughter as they try to contain runaway chickens before the coop jumps up and they all fly out! Simply roll the colored die to see which chickens you can chuck into the coop. Recommended for ages 4 and up, the game uses a little strategy to produce a lot of excitement in your children as they race to identify their colored chickens and get them onto the coop’s roof before it goes POP!, and sends the chickens flying. Easy assembly and clean up gave the game the additional bonus it needed to get this parent’s approval on our holiday wish list! — $16.99

Available at www.patchproducts.com

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Battle of the Sexes by Spin Master

How much do you really know about the opposite sex? Battle of the Sexes is an outrageous and hormonally charged battle where the name of the game is to ultimately decide who is the superior sex- male or female? Our game-review couples teamed up played this game several times, men against women. Guess who won? The Men! Surprising! Lots of fun, but takes at least an hour. More difficult for wormen to guess the men’s answers, but overall a lot of fun. — $24.99

Available at www.ToysRUs.com

by Spin Master

Volcano Island Countdown

Oh how we LOVE this game! Interesting and fun, the best part? It’s a race against the clock with no real competition or waiting your turn... everyone plays as a TEAM! we wish there were more games like this one! — $24.99

Available at www.ToysRUs.com

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Fibber

by Spin Master

Our testers were a little worried that this game might encourage their kids to “Fib.” We were delighted to find that not only did this game NOT bring out our kids’ inner “pinocchio” it encouraged them to use their creativity. In Fibber, it’s not what you play; it’s what you say. Simply play cards in order and say what you’re playing. If you don’t have the next card, fib – but don’t get caught, or you’ll earn a nosepiece and your nose will grow. When there are no more noses left, the player with the shortest nose wins. — $15.99

Available at www.ToysRUs.

The Money Mammals For Your FAMILY! Kit

The Money Mammals For Your Family Kit bundles the best of our products to entertain kids and provide an allowance plan for parents. The kit is a terrific package designed to help get your kids excited about money learning with the included DVD and book. Also included the Allowance Magic workbook for parents, to create an allowance system and, of course, a three-bank set of Money Mammals Share, Save & Smart jars that works with the workbook to help kids start making smart money choices with that allowance. Great gift for the whole family. Some of the little kids totally didn’t get the concept and instead tried to give the older kids their money - but, it was and will be a great teaching tool. Our families with multiple kids suggest making separate bank sets out of peanut butter jars... making the jars was a great craft, we had a contest to see who could make the most creative set of the bunch! — $39.99

Available at www.themoneymammalsstore.com

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Educational Gifts 7 in 1 Rechargeable

Solar Transformers by Owkit

Alphabet

Now this is a toy that really makes learning fun! The Transformers introduce kids to the power of solar energy and gives them the chance to see it in action. The transformers snap easily together and 7 different modules can be created. The educational value is paramount, the 7 in 1 Rechargeable Solar Transformers allow the use to experience energy that can be recharged and stored in a power source. Enjoy five different vehicles: Solar Car, Concept Car, Bulldozer, Dump Truck, and (our favorite) the Concept Racer. — $26.95

Children sing along with cool tunes for each letter, play musical games, and learn old and new alphabet songs as they reinforce letter recognition skills, learn letter-sound relationships, and even develop a richer vocabulary. As a special bonus… on the alphabet DVD version, children learn to print each capital and lowercase letter, as well as numbers 0 through 9. — $19.99

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Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! by Corey Green

More than just a workbook, Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! is a comprehensive curriculum that makes learning multiplication easy, enjoyable and relevant to real-life situations. Written by a master teacher, it addresses how kids really learn. — $29.95

Best Multiplication Songs EVER! CD

Kids who don’t know times tables struggle with basic math in elementary school ... and beyond. Best Multiplication Songs Ever uses music to help kids learn their times tables. — $14.95

Available at www.abligio.com

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Books & Puzzles Think Green

by Jeanine Behr Getz

Think Green! is a book for our youngest generation, about children, thinking and acting green everyday to help keep our earth clean and safe for all people, animals, fish and birds and includes a page to write and draw in new green ideas and characters. A great gift for the family, birthday parties, kids in the classroom and graduating, or as corporate or non-profit educational premiums. — $15.50

Soft Shapes® Chunky Puzzle Playset: magical kingdom

Fairy-tale fantasies come to life in royal fashion as kids pop out a princess, prince, enchanted castle, and more from a beautiful magical kingdom! — $9.99

Available at www.innovativekids.com

Soft Shapes®: Puppet Theater

Available at www.kidsthinkbig.com Put on a play with this

Now I’m Reading: Jack and the Beanstalk The Play by Innovative Kids

Fee fi fo fum – learning to read is so much fun! Just right for growing readers, this innovative spin on the classic story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” is perfect for building reading confidence and fluency. With Jack, Jack’s mother, the giant and the giant’s wife, kids can experience the excitement of reading and acting at the same time! — $16.99

fun, two-sided foam stage set that floats in water or stands up on a table for portable puppet play anywhere, anytime! — $14.99

Available at www.innovativekids.com

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Make a Splash: A Kid’s

Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands by EarthEcho International

This elementary-level counterpart to the awardwinning Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands teaches elementary kids about the earth’s water crisis and empowers them to do something about it. Kids interested in nature and the environment will enjoy Make a Splash! — $15.50

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Poke-A-Dot®: Ten Little Monkeys

What’s more fun than a barrel full of monkeys? How about a house full of ‘em? Kids will love poking the dots and hearing them pop as they learn to count down from ten in the favorite childhood rhyme “Ten Little Monkeys.” — $14.99

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Movies/DVDs Desperate Housewives: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Inside this exquisitely appointed box, a treasure trove of guilty pleasure awaits. Delve inside and bite into the forbidden fruit that has seduced and satisfied audiences for almost a decade. This special collector’s set is a must-own indulgence for true fans of the iconic series and includes all eight juicy seasons. That’s nearly 7,700 minutes on 45 discs -- plus an additional disc full of exclusive bonus features. Revisit the ladies of Wisteria Lane and relive every delicious, decadent moment with the collection that’s completely “Desperate” and utterly divine! — $149.00

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Journey with Tinker Bell and her fairy friends into the mysterious Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure lead Tink to an amazing discovery and reveal a magical secret that could change her world forever. — SRP: $19.99

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Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources -- including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers -- to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery. — SRP: $34.99

Cinderella

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Rediscover the timeless story, the memorable music, and unforgettable characters -- now more enchanting than ever with pristine digital picture and dazzling high-definition sound! — SRP: $29.99

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 2 DISC Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever -Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble -- it’s perfect for the whole family. — SRP: $29.99

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Earring Chalet Vanity

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The Earring Chalet Vanity is a fantastic way to organize earrings. Our product tester had so many pairs of earrings that he lost or forgot about half of them. Now with her new Organizer, they are all easily accessible and not a tangled mess. What a great idea! Great gift for mom!

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Pets The KONG Wobbler

A KONG-shaped food dispensing toy and feeder that provides a new way to entertain and challenge your dog. The Wobbler sits upright until pushed with a dog’s paw or nose, then wobbles, spins and rolls, dispensing treats through a KONG-shaped hole near the top. The unpredictable movement keeps the toy challenging, even for seasoned Wobbler users.The KONG Wobbler is suitable for all dogs weighing 25 lbs. or more — $17.99-19.99

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(Faux Sheepskin) No dog’s toy box should be without these timeless classics! These toys are soft and comfy for snuggling, yet durable enough to handle intense playtime. Available in four styles: balls, bones, tugs, teds. Now through December, these toys come with a red ribbon and “To/From” gift card. —$5.49-$14.99. Available at www.premier.com

KONG Wubba Ballistic Friends

The original Wubba’s cuter cousin. Each toy is made from brightly colored, durable nylon. They squeak like the original Wubba and of course have Wubba’s floppy tails for tossing, tugging and shaking. They come in cute, colorful panther, bunny, hippo and monkey characters. S= $6.99 – 7.99, L= $9.99 – 10.99, XL=$11.99 – 13.99

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