NEAT-OH! Neat-Oh!’s Magnutto Educational Magnetic Activity sets are designed to help young kids master their emotions. The sets come in three different styles, including Make a Mood, Make a Pet, and Make a Dino. Three primary elements in body language literacy—the eyes, the eyebrows, and the mouth—are introduced. These building blocks of learning to read a human face teach kids an emotional vocabulary. All three sets prompt kids to learn, explore, and then explain their moods, emotions, and feelings so that they can read body language, people, faces, and the hidden emotions behind them. Neat-Oh! will expand its Everyday Princess line with the Julia the Artist Doll. The 4.5-inch doll features long hair, an apron, and a mini easel. Julia joins the other Everyday Princess collectible dolls, including Emma, Sophie, and Bianca. The dolls are designed to encourage imaginative play and empower young girls to design and control their own creative realm. Additionally, Neat-Oh! will add three new 11.81-inch plush dolls to its Nici Wonderland line, designed for kids ages 2 and up. Miniclara the Cowgirl loves to ride horses and explore the great outdoors. The doll features a cowgirl hat and a denim dress. Minisophie the Soccer Player loves to run, dribble, and shoot. This doll includes a soccer uniform and a ball, so she’s ready for action anytime. Minimargaret the Doctor has a passion for taking care of people. She loves to learn and help people with science, and comes with a stethoscope and a lab coat. All of the dolls are machine washable and dryable. Minisophie the Soccer Player
FAT BRAIN TOYS Fat Brain Toys’ Pop ‘emz is a craft set with 252 pieces of six different color mini hexagon-shaped suction cups that kids can use to design and decorate. Kids can press cups against windows, tables, mirrors, or phones to create patterns and follow the design guide for more ideas. The cups have a handy knob for easy removal and parents can revive suction with mild soap water. Pop’ emz is designed for kids ages 3 and up. Coggy is a 16-gear connected puzzle made of a zigzag coil, which folds and rotates to help kids develop visual and spatial skills. Kids can rotate the gears up to 255 degrees to match the puzzle to the 40 challenge cards included in the set. They can choose from four difficulty levels and from black and white or color play modes. Coggy is designed for kids ages 6 and up. Designed for kids ages 5 and up, Box ‘n Balls is a strategy game that involves bouncing 10 balls and stacking eight wooden nesting boxes. In the Rolling Target game, kids arrange boxes in decreasing order of size and roll a ball to hit each box. Kids can play the suggested games printed on the side of each box or invent new ones. Oombee Cube is a shape-sorting cube made of food-grade silicone with six rubbery shapes tethered to its corners. Designed for kids ages 6 months and up, the cube helps develop tactile and sensory learning. The shapes fit into the slots, which activate lights in the shape of a smile. Teething babies can also chew the shapes.
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Many of us are traveling to Denver for the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s (ASTRA’s) Marketplace & Academy trade show, and in...