Toys and Games
These announcements are about new toys for all children of all ages. The most recent announcements are listed first. For a complete list of the new product announcements here at KidSource, including a "what's new" list, visit the New Products area main page.
This holiday season JustBalls.com, a provider of balls for all sports, offers a unique solution to the perennial dilemma of what to give the person who has everything - personalized, engraved sports balls. Great for sports-addicts, coaches and family members.
WuvLuvs are new cute, interactive play toys that 'give birth' to a talkative little WuvLuv. Mommy and baby, talk, sing and wiggle. Not recommended for children under the age of 3.
GBkids.com is a new shopping site primarily providing products for children with disabilities. One of the founders' children is disabled and uses many of the products featured on this site.
The National Lekotek Center and the National Parent Network on Disabilities, in conjunction with Toys R Us released its seventh annual Toys "R" Us Toy Guide For Differently Abled Kids. This news release tells you how you can receive your free copy of this guide to 60 different toys.
He's cute. He's cuddly. He's the latest fund raising phenomenon in the battle against leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This toy bear was designed for the express purpose of fund raising to help the Leukemia Society further its mission -- to find a cure for leukemia and blood-related cancers, and to help improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
There is great concern among parents about toy safety for young children. In this article from Discovery Toys, you'll learn about a new product that will help test the safety of small parts on toys. This article also has a toy-safety checklist for parents to use when evaluating toys for their children.
Playskool will launch an exclusive new line of juvenile products and toys with Microban antibacterial protection. Playskool's line of toys and products with Microban will help protect the toys children play with from the growth of germs and bacteria, such as E. coli., Salmonella, Staph., and Strep.
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), has compiled a list of the top ten toys for stimulating the imagination of young children. The toys listed were reviewed by developmental experts, child tested for safety, quality and play value and then selected to be on the list because they inspire creativity and have lasting value.
Occupational therapists and technicians from Allied Services rehabilitation hospitals have developed a way to make playtime fun and rewarding for children with disabilities. Through Allied's Annual Holiday Toy Adaptation Program, children with special needs can have their toys custom-modified so that they can use and enjoy them. Read what they have done, and contact them to see how you can set up a similar program in your area.
This booklet has been designed to help you provide the best play opportunities for your child, describes how the toy industry and government work together to ensure toy safety and offers simple charts to guide you as you do your toy shopping.