I’m all about providing your kids with the best of the basic toys. On our Modern Toys Guide I list the top vehicles, blocks, stuffed toys, teethers, rattles, dollhouses, and rocking and riding toys. Shape Sorters are another important basic and will be joining the guide soon. For this top 10 list, I only included toys with basic shapes. There are some fun ones with animal shapes etc… and we may round those up for you in the future. This top 10 is listed in no particular order:
1- Plan Toys Preschool Shape and Sort it Out Activity Toy- $20
2- KidKraft Shape Sorting Cube- $20
3- Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube- $15
4- Ikea Mula Shape Sorter- $5
5- Hape Shake and Match Shape Sorter- $20
6- Natural Shape Sorter by Wonderworld- $20
7- Sorting House from Kid-o- $30
8- Janod Shape Sorting House- $30
9- My First Greet Toys Shape Sorter- (coming soon)
10- P’kolino Geared Shape Sorter – Robot- $30
Which would you get? Did I miss your favorite?
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I know more than a few of you out there who will be thrilled to know that Auggie has introduced new bedding patterns to their line up.
Natasha features subtle and sweet Marushka dolls in a beautiful lilac color.
Felix is little boy blue all the way with a simple puppy print.
These two join Pony Love, Pretty with Pink, Rabbit Patch and Robot March. You can mix and match the patterns with their Stripe, Pebble, Astrid and Flutter designs as well to get some variety or to create your own custom look.
It’s been fun to hear about your holiday shopping progress this week. I shop all through the year for my kids and hide the gifts in my closet until December. I THINK I’ve managed to retrieve them all from their hiding places and they are now wrapped and ready to go! This isn’t to say that I’m all done already. I still have to figure out some gifts for people like the mailman. What do you get for YOUR mailman? And I’m probably NOT going to be baking. Ideas?
Now for our winner… Stephy O’D– is not even close to being done with her holiday shopping, but she’ll get this robot gift pack to help get her a little closer!
Some cool kid in Stephy’s life is going to enjoy these Ferm Living Mr. Robot pillows,
as well as this Petit Collage Robot Print.
Congratulations Stephy! I will email you shortly.
Stay tuned for the Week 4 (and final) giveaway…
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We’ve played around with the robot theme before, but you’ll be able to jump right into it in the most stylish way possible with these gifts from two of my favorite modern brands, Ferm Living and Petit Collage.
The retail price of this robot gift package is $94.
This sweepstakes is open to US residents over the age of 18. It starts right now and ends December 7th, 2012 at 12:01 am EST. There are several ways to enter via Rafflecopter below.
Thanks to fawn & forest for sponsoring the Happy Holiday Giveaway 2012. You can find many more gift ideas in their Holidays 2012 Magazine.
I’ve been waiting for these new collections of Stuf to come out and here they are–
The Circus Stuf collection (Elephant, Ringmaster, Lion, Clowny)…
and the Robot Stuf (Green V26, Yellow 8, Blue X3, Red V8.2) collection…
My little one wants all the robots!
They’ve also updated their Bird Stuf with the new Owl and Greenbird.
shopping guide: boat circus forest owls robots type wallpaper woodland
“Contemporary wallpaper for the modern child”? Yup, Lopoloup has got my number. Just get a look at their designs and you’ll be sold too. We’re talking show-stopping inspiration here. Loboloup’s papers are hand screened with eco-friendly water-based inks and made in the USA. How can you resist?
Shown above: Circus, What’s Your Type, Robots, Ships & Sails, Friendly Forest and Owls
If only I had known about Kauzbots back in December when we did my son’s robot birthday party. Kauzebots are cuddly and cute plush robots that represent various causes and are designed to inspire action.
10% of the retail price of each robot is donated to the particular robot’s kauze (cause). For example, the green one has a heart for the environment and 10% of his price goes to the Arbor Day Foundation. The yellow robot has a heart for comforting those with autism and 10% of his price goes to Talk About Curing Autism.
Kauzebots make a great gift for someone who has a cause that is close to their heart. Other “Kauzes” include homeless children, breast cancer, music therapy programs, oral healthcare, refugees, pediatric cancer, hunger and poverty, and clean water. Kauzbots retail for $25.
There are a few new things for you from P’kolino.
The one I find most interesting is the Chalkboard Bookshelf for $120. It is also available in fushia and cobalt and will be out in May. This is a great little front-facing bookshelf that would be great storage in a modern child’s room or playroom.
The Little Reader chairs have been updated, and starting in May, will be available in blue, green, orange, purple and red. They will retail for $80.
The little sleeper sofas have been updated as well.
P’kolino has also expanded on their Britto art collection and their classic art collection. I especially love the little art packs. These would make amazing gifts. The Artist Journals are $15, the Artist Sets are $25 and the Artist Travel Sets are $35. They all come in Monkey, Robot, Tias and Bug designs.
Finally, I think the Playful Xylophone will be very popular. It stacks and makes music for $30.
Some of the new items are available now and you can pre-order the rest for their May release.
Is anything going on your shopping list? How do you like the fuchsia and cobalt?
I’ve mentioned makedo just as part of our birthday gift giving guide, but what you don’t realize is that this has become a huge deal at our house. Makedo sent us one of their Find & Make Robot kits because I really wanted to try it out and I thought my kids would love it. After sifting through our recycling bin, this is what the boys and I put together…
Well, after that we were hooked. When, a few days later, my little one asked for a robot themed birthday party, I ordered another set of Makedo (a FreePlay Kit for One) and knew just what to do!
These are just a few of the robots that greeted our guests! Yes, we got a little fancy with paint and a little glue gun work, but the basic structure of the robots was all Makedo pieces and it made this a really easy project!
By now you might be wondering what the heck Makedo is…
The Makedo set are collections of the ingenious reusable pieces that connect materials together. You can easily affix cardboard pieces together to create whatever structure you envision and with some creativity, use recycled materials to have endless hours of fun!
Video explains it best…
Makedo kits are now the go-to gift for everyone in my son’s Kindergarten class. Sorry if I spoiled the surprise!
I was not compensated for this post, but Makedo did sent me the Robot Kit. My opinions are entirely my own.