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Holiday Toy & Gift Guide

With the arrival of Santa Claus Parades, twinkling light displays and festive gatherings, the Holidays are officially here. It can be difficult shopping for babies who don’t yet have the words to ask for what they want or need, so we asked our partners at Snuggle Bugz what’s new, fun and developmentally exciting in toys.  They’ve put together their very first Toy & Gift Guide to provide suggestions for the littles on your list.

And, they’ve included a $10 off of your $60 purchase in store or online.  Act quickly – it’s just for December 5th.

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As a bonus:  Saturday, Dec 5th is Shopping Day at our Kids & Company centres.  If you are a Kidco family, drop your kiddos off for a few hours of free child care while you spend a few hours getting your holiday shopping done!

Here’s some Toy Highlights from the Gift Guide:

Baby- 18 Months:

  • Lamaze Play and Gro Toys: These animal toys from Lamaze are great at keeping baby amused with their many colours, textures and sounds. This toy doubles as a teether, delighting baby as it chimes while they chew.
  • Janod I Wood Fish: This puzzle’s colourful interlocking shapes are great for developing hand-eye coordination and colour identification. Janod makes the most beautiful wooden toys and this one is a great piece to add to your puzzle library.
  • Bright Starts Having A Ball Cement Mixer: With light up buttons, silly sounds and popping balls, this cement mixer engages tiny minds as they push around the truck in imaginative play.
  • Explore And More Rocking Owl Stacker: Practice motor skills, stacking and hand-eye coordination with this cute owl.

 

18 months - 2.5 Year Olds:

  • Yookidoo Fill ‘n’ Spout Bath Toy: This bath toy is a Snuggle Kid favourite as it features a water stream and tumblers to propel the water in different directions as it falls. There are so many ways to make bath time splashy and fun and this toy is one they never get tired of playing with.
  • Fisher Price Counting Worm Puzzle: This is the perfect puzzle to help children to learn to count to ten. The colourful worm teaches hand-eye coordination as they balance the pieces on the puzzle cradle and watch the worm take shape.
  • Edushapes Sensory Balance Toy- A great one to play with siblings or friends, this stacking game helps kids learn agility and consequence while working to stack shapes as high as they can before tipping over.
  • Fisher Price Stacking Nest Puzzle: This toy offers little ones a great opportunity to learn about numbers, counting, shapes, animals AND colours, all while working on their stacking skills. Wooden pieces are the perfect size for little hands to pick up and sort as they play.

Preschoolers:

  • Skip Hop Zoo Packs: With twenty different designs, these back packs are the sweetest place for your preschooler to pack his precious belongings. Great for holiday travel and for school, these packs are kid tested and mom loved.
  • Prince Lionheart Balance Bikes: Teaching children coordination, balance, and steering, these bikes are the perfect transition from ride on toys to bikes. Many parents report early two wheeler riding after learning on a balance bike and kids love mastering these easy to ride bikes.
  • Janod Magnetibook Crazy Face: This is the perfect game for kids who love to make silly faces. The magnetic pieces come in a box that is perfect for travel and includes everything they’ll need to create all kinds of crazy faces.
  • Fisher Price Cash Register: Another childhood classic, this cash register provides hours of fun as kids count coins, ring in sales and press the buttons for each imaginary sale.
  • Fisher Price Teaching Clock: This toy has been helping children learn to tell time since 1968. The classic design and music sync are as pretty as they are functional. This is one you’ll remember playing with as a kid and is as fun for you as it will be for them!

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