"An easy, inexpensive game to have on hand in case it rains. No room to hang it on the wall? No problem. Use a spray adhesive to glue it to two foam boards taped together with duct tape then cover the duct tape with tissue paper "twists." (See photo/to be added.) It's old-fashioned, festive fun!"
"This interesting book is a nice place marker to mention the piñata that we partly decorated ourselves. Just look for one that is round and decorated with brightly-colored tissue paper. The center notes it is to be decorated as you wish. Add your own balloon, photo or anything else you'd like. (See photo/to be added.) Maybe we'll make our own next year after reading this book!"
"The book on which the party was themed. Each of Elmer's friends is different, but in a positive way. The giraffe is the tallest, the zebra is the stripiest, and so on. And, they all love Elmer. We highly recommend the Elmer line of books!"
"A game of elimination, but who has to play by the rules all of the time? Just squeeze the potato and pass back and forth until the music stops. When it begs, 'Again! Again!' just start all over. Have fun either way!"
"A great way to let your child feel in control while still limiting the channels he or she can watch. You can set up to ten channels. No more begging for the favorite shows. Let them look for themselves. Then, turn the TV off and do something else!"
"All of the animals on the totem pole scurry off one night and barely make it back before dawn. When they do they all compete for the top spot, and as they do they learn, as one reviewer aptly noted, about 'cooperation, faithfulness, and helping out a friend in need.'"
"This set is representative of the ones he received. This company sells nicely made animals at a reasonable price, many from around $2.50 to $6.00. There are many lines available; check them out at their site at http://www.schleich-s.com/index.php?lang=2"
"The bucket portion is deep, and the top stays on even when you unzip it. Just put aside the art supplies that aren't age appropriate until later. Worth it for the safety scissors alone. He's been a cutting fiend ever since. For added fun let them cut wrapping paper. It's so festive!"
"Ours is similar to this one, but by Banzai. It was a HUGE hit (pun intended) at a birthday party we recently attended, so I searched all over town to find one for him. A great way to get exercise while staying super cool at the same time. He LOVES it!!"
"Here's the one we actually bought (it's not available on Amazon right now so it won't show up in my list): http://www.amazon.com/Play-Wonder-Cash-Register-Set/dp/B000CD3LEC He thinks the scanner is a phone. 'Mama, it's for you!' It does have a working calculator. Great for fun and learning!"
"A very hungry little caterpillar eats his way through the week of a number (1-5) of fruits, then a day (Saturday) of a smörgåsbord of delights. After a day of rest and a salad (leaf) he snuggles into his cocoon for two weeks before becoming a beautiful butterfly. We've read this story at least three times a night since receiving it. A must for every toddler library!"
"A wonderful flashlight, lantern and/or bug habitat (with flip-down magnifying glass) in one. It's not too bright so little eyes won't get hurt; can be left in the bedroom with them. It also has a dial for multi-colored lights, which makes for a great 'laser' show on the wall!"
"The puzzle pieces do not have individual slots for fitting, which adds to the level of difficulty, making it age appropriate. When the final piece is inserted the light sensor is activated and the sound of a fire truck goes off. We love this one and the train version!"