This is a sponsored post from KidStuffPR all opinions are 100% my own. Last holiday season we wrote about a great Toy and Book store that sells quality kids toys. I love giving gifts that not only are fun for the kids, but have some hidden educaitonal value that they don’t even realize is happening. So many birthday presents and Christmas gifts are used once and then collect dust on the shelves. Next time you are looking for quality kids toys be sure and check out the toy store chain Brilliant Sky Toys & Books.
Their brick and mortar stores contain 10,000 high quality kids products that overflowed the shelves of their 17 locations and they pick a few favorites each year and stamp them with Brilliance Awards. This year’s 2014 award list features 10 products that are surprisingly low tech. For the fifth year in a row, parents and grandparents alike can use this brilliant list as a guide for holiday shopping, birthday presents and Thanksgiving homecoming gifts.
The Brilliant Sky chain chooses its Brilliance Award Winners upon quality, the value of open-ended play and the simple beauty of a child’s fascination and delight. With the huge variety of toy buying occasions coming up, there’s truly something for everyone represented in this great group of toys. From finger puppets, arts & crafts kits, dolls and building bricks, it’s evident that childhood playtime really hasn’t changed that much!
Find a complete listing of all 17 specialty stores across the country from Tennessee and Iowa to Texas and North Carolina at their website, www.BrilliantSkyToys.com. I have not been to one but seeing their press release of their top toys each year wish there was a toy store near us.
This year I picked a few items I plan on giving away for Christmas this year. The super Stadium Baseball game. Kids can create a realistic ball park where you get to strike out your opponent with fast balls and curve balls. Throw a variety of breaking balls at different speeds. Your opponent won’t be able to predict the pitch you will throw! A unique magnetized infield creates ball movement when the pitches are thrown. There is a spring-loaded bat, counter for balls, strikes and outs. Hit singles, doubles, triples, foul balls and home runs! Choose to bat right or left-handed. Strategically position fielders. This is a great gift for any sports fan.
A great gift idea for the tween in your life is the LoopDeLoom • Ages 8+ • $29.99
Keep that tween off her technology and get her weaving gifts for the family and friends. Loopdeloom is the new sister of the popular Loopdedoo. Simply stated, it’s an ingenious new loom design with spinning pegs to make weaving effortless. Say goodbye to traditional looms as LoopDeLoom puts a new spin on weaving.
Make purses, cuff bracelets, headbands, cell phone and tablet cases, potholders and more. Move up to making clothing and decorator items like scarves, wraps, pillow covers and throws. Weave items any length, and up to 7”wide using one loom. Kit includes spinning peg loom, 120 yards of yarn and detailed instructions.