18 mos. ? 10 yrs.
|Classic Red Wagon
What could be more fun than this basic red wagon, first introduced in 1933. This wagon is the ultimate vehicle for a child?s imagination, allowing him or her to carry friends and objects wherever dreams lead. It combines healthy physical activity, develops young muscles and invites the creation of endless scenarios, involving everything from stagecoaches to battleships. Sturdy, active fun that will never be out of date.
In 1917, Anton Pasin began making handcrafted wagons in a workshop. He expanded, and in 1927 began making small wagons. In 1987, the company was renamed Radio Flyer. The company is still Pasin family-owned.
|27.||Steven Halpern's Inner Peace Music
Baby, children and parents will enjoy this soothing and nurturing music at any time, but particularly when ready to sleep. The sounds are relaxing and ensure a restful night's sleep for the whole family. You will recognize Brahm?s Lullaby, Twinkle Twinkle and more than a dozen other melodies as you have never heard them before. You will gain a whole new appreciation for these selections as rendered by this masterful pianist and other instrumentalists, violin, flute and lyricon, who recorded with him.
This world renown musician has since 1975 been producing music that provides healing and well-being. This gentle music is available as a CD or as a cassette ($10.00) at music stores. Learn more by calling or connect with the web site http://www.innerpeacemusic.com.
|All Star Basketball
This activity is fun for all children. A product to get your kids moving. Real-life target, nylon net, good sized ball, height adjustment from 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 feet. Great for in- and outdoor play. Girls and boys can practice, have fun learning to focus on the target, and build strong muscles. This is classic fun that never goes out of style and it helps children to be more fit.
U.S. Game Systems
|Authors Card Game
First published in 1861, this product has been a family favorite for more than 125 years. Portraits of 13 famous American and British authors appear, including Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson and William Shakespeare. Players collect sets of literary works by the same authors. Each player in turn asks individual players for specific cards until a player says he does not have the card requested. An educational game as well as fun.
The game was invented in 1861 in Salem Massachusetts, Since 1987, only U.S. Game Systems of Stamford, Connecticut, has continued to publish the game, out of a desire to keep in print a legacy from the past. The original game concept has been expanded into a series of include 17 card games including Notable Black Women in American history, Baseball Legends, Composers, Presidents and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
|30.||Uncle Milton Industries
Children learn a lot through observing ants. Their hard work demonstrates teamwork and perservance. This product teaches about insects, understanding science and inside the insect world.
1997 is the fortieth anniversary of Ant Farm. This company produces nature, science, educational toys. In 1956, Milton Levine began producing novelties and moved to Los Angeles, California. While on a Fourth of July picnic in San Fernando Valley, he became fascinated with a colony of ants marching, burrowing and generally wrecking his family's plans for a leisurely afternoon. He remembered how fascinated he was as a kid watching ants on his uncle's farm. He put the product into a miniature farm scene and coined the name "Ant Farm." They had a big hit!
In 1965, the company name was changed to Uncle Milton Industries. Many extensions of the original product line are available today. Uncle Milton's Ant Farms can be found in toy and gift shops, children's museums and science museums.
|Rainbow Foam Paint
Washable foamy watercolor paint that comes in a 3 color kit. It includes red, yellow and blue paint, a brush and idea a booklet with 10 creative projects. Each can of paint yields 7 cups of foamy paint and the colors to mix to include orange, purple, green, brown and gray. No mess and no spills this rainbow foam paint is ecumenical and is totally easy to set up and clean up.
An art teacher, Linda Weill, created the foamy watercolor in 1985 and began marketing the product to teachers. Now catalogs, museum and teachers stores carry the product or it can be ordered directly by calling the 800 number.
| (c)1996, 1997 Stevanne Auerbach, PhD San Francisco, CA.
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