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$26.99 Melissa & Doug Shapes & Maze Bundle September 1, 2011

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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

Another Melissa and Doug deal! This bundle includes:

  • Melissa & Doug Shape Sequence Sorting Set
  • Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze
  • Melissa & Doug Large Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Very nice bundle for older babies and toddlers.



Remote Control Rice Rockets $9.99 August 30, 2011

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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

My son loves cars…as in he lives and breathes cars. Of course, I snatched up a pair of these remote control rice rockets. Two frequencies available in four different vehicles (1:16): Mazda RX8, Infinite G37, Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Chrysler ME412 (technically not a rice rocket) for only $9.99 today at

What is not to like about these when they come with spoilers, decals, spinners, and working lights and doors? There will be a whole lot of screaming excitement come Christmas morning at our house this year when M and P hold cars races around our house.



2011 Toys”R”Us Differently-Abled Guide August 29, 2011

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About the Toys”R”Us Differently-Abled Guide – Toys “R” Us.

The 2011 toy guide for special needs children has been just released. This is a great resource if you are shopping and need help finding appropriate toys that won’t frustrate children during their play. I really like how they arrange the guide so that you can shop by specific skills. I found the accompanying text with each featured toy helpful in describing exactly what skills each toy teaches and reinforces.



$24.99 Melissa & Doug Deal August 24, 2011

Filed under: Baby/Toddler,Deals,Preschool,Toys — lifeatwarpspeed @ 10:46 am
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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

We love Melissa and Doug toys at our house. They are very sturdy, well designed, and hold up well over time. This 3 pack bundle includes the upper/lower case alphabet wooden puzzle, the ABC stacking/nesting cubes and the upper/lower case alphabet stamp set.

Great pricing. As always, the woot deal is only until 10 pm PST or until they run out.



Crayola – buy 1, get 2 free! August 21, 2011

Filed under: Baby/Toddler,Deals,Preschool,Toys — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:47 pm
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Toys ‘R’ Us – Newspaper Ads.

If I didn’t already have a huge stash of art supplies in our home school cupboard for M, I would totally be here. Toys “R” Us is having a buy 1, get 2 free deal for Crayola crayons and markers until 8/27.

I don’t buy any traditional, old school crayons for M. Instead, I stocked up on these Twistable Crayons which completely solves the problem of broken crayons and the subsequent tears when Mom can’t put the pieces back together. Toddlers can be incredibly hard on regular crayons even the triangular and jumbo crayons. So, this solves the drop & break and death grip problems. The shape is good for acclimating your child to the shape and feel of a pencil or pen. I also love that I can pack a few in my bag for M and not worry about them breaking or getting crayon all over everything since you can retract the tips. These also come as Twistable Color Pencils.

Another favorite Crayola product right now is the washable dry-erase crayons which completely eliminate the horrible chemical smell of dry erase markers. I don’t want to deal with the problem of M marking up the furniture and cabinets in our house or trying to scrub dry erase marker off his hands. Some people have complained that it is hard to erase with the cloth that comes with the pack. Actually, using baby or wet wipes takes the crayon right off the white board. I love these because I can just leave the crayons sitting out on M’s whiteboard tray which means that he can write his letters and numbers any time he wants instead of waiting until I have time to supervise marker use. These are a great even for toddler hands because the crayons are thicker like beginner crayons.

I also love the Pipsqueak Crayola markers and pencils. These are shorter markers with a thicker barrel which works perfectly for toddler hands. Also the tips of the markers are more blunted and rounded which is great for the tectonic plate level pressure that M’s hands put these markers through.

Have fun with your kids making interesting art projects!



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