{Gift Guide} The 8 Top Toys for Tots

Want a gift that the kids will play with long past Christmas morning? Here are 8 toys and games to GIVE this season, recommended by FOFs who are serious about play.

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FOF Sarah Baldwin spent 20 years as an elementary school teacher before opening Bella Luna Toys in 2002, an online shop specializing in Waldorf toys. The Waldorf method emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, and the toys are designed to do the same, from modeling clay and “dress up silks” to a gorgeous wooden dollhouse fit for faeries. Sarah blogs about parenting, education and play at Moon Child.

1. Waldorf Rocker Board, $129.95
“Rocker Boards are extremely popular in Waldorf classrooms for their developmental benefits and great open-ended play value. They can ‘become’ a boat, a bridge, a slide or a cradle. They also help develop a child’s sense of balance and core strength, but kids just know they are fun!”

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2. Play Silks from Sarah’s Silks, $14.50
“Large squares of colored silk were a staple in my classroom. It may not look like a ‘toy,’  but children play with them in so many ways! They become capes, headdresses, belts, skirts or a baby blanket for a favorite dolly. A blue silk can become a pond or a lake for a child’s small toys; a green silk may become a grassy meadow. The possibilities are endless!”

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3. Modeling Beeswax, $21.95
“Sweet-smelling, colored beeswax makes an ideal modeling medium for children. It never dries out and is reusable. After warming up the wax in your hands, it becomes pliable and can be molded into people, animals, trees, butterflies–you name it! As it cools, it hardens, but can later be warmed up again, and molded into new forms.”

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4. Twig Studio Wooden Doll House, $299.95
“With multiple levels and a variety of charming details, it makes a home for a dollhouse family, or a hideaway for gnomes, fairies and wooden animals. It also comes in a smaller version.”

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FOF Mara Kaplan is a mom and an advocate for children with special needs.  Her consulting company, Let Kids Play, makes sure playgrounds and toys are accessible and fun for all kids. You can find more recommendations on her blog, LetKidsPlay.

5. Tegu Blocks, $110 and up
“These beautifully-made wooden blocks have magnets in them, making it easier for a child to build without knocking the blocks down accidentally. Perfect for children working on fine motor skills. Plus, Tegu donates a portion of their proceeds to plant trees in Honduras or fund a day of school for a child in Tegucigalpa.”

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6. Green Toys’ Sandwich Shop or Pizza Maker, $22.04
“Sandwich Shop and Pizza Maker are the newest additions to Green Toys’ eco-friendly line. Each toy comes with over 15 realistic pieces, made in the USA from food-safe, 100-percent recycled plastic milk containers. While serving you lunch, your child is working on writing, memory, speech, and many other cognitive skills.”

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7. Brain Noodles, $14
“Brain Noodles are fluffy, fiber stems that resemble jumbo pipe cleaners. They bend and twist anyway you want, are easy to hold and manipulate, and provide a unique sensory feel which many children love. Your child can make simple or complex sculptures without making a huge mess.”

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8. Rubbabu Toys, $11.95 and up
“Rubbabu makes vehicles, balls, shapes and blocks that children can easily grip and catch. All made from 100-percent biodegradable, all-natural rubber. They also bounce! Perfect for improving motor skills and hand-eye coordination.”

Enter to win a Waldorf Rocker Board by leaving a comment below.

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Contest closes December 18, 2011 at midnight E.S.T.

178 Responses to “{Gift Guide} The 8 Top Toys for Tots”

  1. Erin says:

    Thank you for such a great article! Would love a rocker board for my twins, who are almost 3.5!
    Happy Holidays! Thank you, Erin

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  2. Deanne H. says:

    This looks like so much fun. Can it hold an adult? I might need to try it before it goes to my granddaughter.

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  3. Carolyn Bishop says:

    I can just see my little nephew on the Waldorf Rocker Board! With his imagination and quick feet, he’ll play for hours on it … and teach his little sister how to ride on it.

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  4. mimi says:

    Looks like fun!

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  5. bison61 says:

    the boys would love playing with the rocker board

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  6. Carol says:

    This reminds me of the old Bongo Boards from decades ago – that was a fun balancing toy too!

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  7. Denise Henning says:

    Wow! The rocker board looks amazing!

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    • Torsten says:

      Thank you all so much for this online coenerfnce! I’m enjoying it already, after just one session! My husband rocks because of his heart! Foremost, his heart for God, but then how that dedication and love flows over to me and our son. He always sets an example to me about showing kindness to ALL people, regardless of who they are.

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  8. mandradany says:

    This rocker board would be a great treat for my son who loves to use his feet…skateboarding, ice skating and rollerblading and the like!

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  9. rose b says:

    love he pizza building toy and the rocker looks like great fun for all!

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  10. Caroline says:

    The modelling beeswax (amazing smell!!) and the silks are by far the favorite toys in our house- we have our eyes on getting a rocker board too- looks like such fun!

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  11. Ellen says:

    I’d like the rocker board. As I get older I find sometimes I lose my sense of balance. Way cool.
    The noodles are lots of fun and I really like the Rubabus.
    My granddaughter, into gymnastics ,would like the rocker & my 17 month grandson the animals w/wheels.

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  12. Karen says:

    This is an excellent list, and full of good suggestions! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too! : )

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  13. margaracantu says:

    These are all very creative ideas on how to have good fun without ruining the imagination factor! Love them!

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  14. Allison says:

    We love open ended and natural toys, and I can envision the endless possibilities with this one!

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  15. lorraine says:

    How much weight can these boards hold. The child in me might want to keep it for myself!

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  16. Julie says:

    Those rocker boards look so neat!

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  17. ClareH says:

    OMGooodnesss! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a rocker board. I wanted Santa to bring one to my dd for Christmas, but alas, it’s not in his budget this year. I love Bella Luna Toys. Beautiful toys.

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  18. Tina S. says:

    The simplicity of this rocker is what makes this toy so beautiful. I always have an eye out for toys for my 7 and 8 year old that encourage imaginative, creative thinking which will grow with them over the years. This toy fits the requirements! Thank you for offering the give-away.

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  19. HereWeGoAJen says:

    I think I’d like every single one of those toys to give this Christmas.

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  20. Heather Barrett says:

    These are great ideas! I know my boys would really love the rocker board!

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  21. Elizabeth Lundy says:

    What a great list of toys! The simpler the toys the more the kids play with them!

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  22. Heather says:

    I love these toys! I purchased a waldorf blanket doll from Bella Luna for my son. Love it!

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  23. Kelly Clements says:

    My girls would love this rocker board!

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  24. Aimee says:

    That rocker looks wonderful!

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  25. Jessica says:

    We are loving your ideas!!!!!! And love the rocker board!

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  26. Patty Singh says:

    What a great toy! A toy that both my special needs 7yr old son and my active 2 year old daughter could both use!

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  27. Misty says:

    My boys would love the rocker board. They attend a Waldorf school and would just be tickled to have a rocker board at home.

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  28. Molly J. says:

    Love this collection of toys. My kids would really love that rocker board.

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  29. Monique Verdin says:

    It would be a dream to win a rocker board. This was on our Christmas list, but we could not afford it.

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  30. Leigh says:

    I just love the rocker! It’s on my gift list.

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  31. Dee S says:

    These are so cool! The kids would love these!

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  32. Mara Kaplan says:

    I am so glad people are enjoying learning about new open ended toys. Your comments, especially those of you who have children with autism in your life, is very gratifying. I love the rocking board. If you don’t win it and can’t afford it–try a Spooner Board. It is no where as cool, but at $45 it maybe more in your price range. I reviewed as part of my 50 Toys in 50 Days series for children with and without disabilities. You can find it here: http://www.letkidsplayblog.com/2011/11/toys-for-children-with-and-without_17.html

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  33. Michelle says:

    I would love to give this to the Toys for Tots program in my area. There are so many children in Western North Carolina that don’t receive toys at Christmas. Some of the older kids get slighted, because their items costs more than babies.

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  34. Tammi Perdew says:

    Great selection of toys – kudos to Sarah for this article!

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  35. Karla Baker says:

    What wonderful toys. Even I wouldn’t mind playing around on the rocker, or the modeling wax that doesn’t dry up and the doll house and the magnetic blocks. these are great for all ages.

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  36. Cynthia says:

    I love the idea of the rocker and would play on it myself! Kids especially love when you play with them, and it’s important that we never forget that part of ourselves. Someday I may grow up … maybe.

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  37. Glenda says:

    The rocker board looks like great fun and would benefit all ages. I can see my grandsons having fun with it and I can see myself using it for the exercise value! Great invention!!!

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  38. Rhonda says:

    Great ideas….my son would love that board!!! Perfect energy outlet for snowy cold days.

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  39. Murphy says:

    What a great way to develop balance. I really like the rubbabu toys. What a great way to teach children the importance of recycling!

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  40. LyzaJo Jorgensen says:

    How awesome is this! I’d love it for my classroom!

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  41. Susan says:

    Wow! Those are all real cute toys! My grandson would love to have the Rockerboard. I might even try it!

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  42. Margarida says:

    From my days helping out in a Waldorf school, I personally know that children using examples of the above toys were both extremely inaginative and creative.

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  43. Doris says:

    I would love to win the Waldorf rocker for my granddaughter. She has just started gymnastics, and It looks like it could be very helpful in the balnce are. Love it !!! Happy Holidays everyone !!!!

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  44. fzoltanetz says:

    Agreed – really like that rocker board!Looks like a lot of fun!

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  45. Donna Woodruff says:

    Havin 9 grands of every age any of these delightful toys would be such a welcome from the ordinary! I always have fun trying to find the unique for them.

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  46. debi says:

    My grandson would love the rocker. I love Waldorf toys, my kids spent hours and hours with their play silks, tree blocks and fairies. I used to tell my kids the other toys play themselves, these are toys you play with!

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  47. Kathi says:

    Wow it also looks like Great exercise for kids, My 8 yr old Grandaughter Mackenzie would Love It!

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  48. Judy Frederick says:

    I would love to win the rocker board for my grandchildren. They would have a ball with it.
    Thank you.

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  49. Kim Meadows says:

    I can SO see my 2 grandbubbies (Bonnie, 8 months and Madison, 18 months) sitting on this: Bonnie trying to stabilise the younger one while Madison, in turn, trying to push big cousin off. The fun. $129.95. The postage. Worth every cent. The smiles, looks, laughter and tanties: PRICELESS…

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  50. Lisa Richardson says:

    My grandson would love the rocker board! I’ve never seen anything like that. He likes the unusual and at nine years old is always moving!

    Thanks for showcasing these toys!

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  51. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    My kids would love this–thanks for the giveaway1

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  52. Victoria says:

    My grandkids would love either the rocker or the doll house. My 11 year old daughter the beeswax modeling clay.

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  53. Janet says:

    Oh the rocker would be fun for the whole family

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  54. AJB says:

    Looks like a great gift for my nieces.

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  55. dmnyes says:

    In this day and age of overweight children, this is the perfect solution for motivating kids to be active!

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  56. Tracie says:

    Thanks for the wonderful gift ideas!

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  57. sam aka sheila sabatino says:

    love, love this rocker board–all of the Waldorf toys are so very valuable in a child’s life–not only valuable, but so much fun !!! warmly sam I WANT ONE EVEN FOR MYSELF !!! sam

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  58. Christine Norman says:

    The rocker board does look like lots of fun and great exercise. I have never seen it before.

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  59. mspurplelady11 says:

    I’m ready to rock on the rocker board since I have never grown up. I promise to share it with my twin granddaughters.

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  60. KAPUMAKA says:

    This looks like it would keep them busy !

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  61. sisterjtc says:

    The rockerboard reminds me of a balancing board I played on as a child. The bees wax molding would be fun with my great nephew.

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  62. Connie F says:

    I thnk those play Silks are a really cute and creative idea for kids. Kids always love playing dress up and accessorizing.

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  63. Roxanne says:

    My grandkids would love this, I would be the most awesome memaw if I had this.

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  64. sjoffey@aol.com says:

    Love looking at worthwhile toys and games to purchase. I am a Tutor and like to have a few wothwhile toys or games in my waiting room for my students use–so one of yours that you are offering would work fine with me.

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  65. Christy says:

    What fun! I’d love to win!

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  66. B. Stauffer says:

    The Rocker Board looks like hours of creative play!

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  67. pattib says:

    Seems to me that the Rocker Board would be of great benefit to us older people; you could improve your balance, firm up your legs and your tush and when you are all tired out, just use it as a cradle for a quick nap! Would love to win it!

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  68. Nancy Norris says:

    If I won this board it would thrill my grandson,my son in law AND my husband! There’s life in the old dog!!!
    They would all share it with equal abandonment….
    and joy.

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  69. carolineno says:

    Wow! These are great!

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  70. Yvonnegt says:

    My 7 year old son (I am 57) would love this! He is an active boy and I need things to keep him busy!!

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  71. Kate Gilbert says:

    i absolutely LOVE the rocker board!!!! that looks like so much fun, and what imaginary possibilities!

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  72. tessy12 says:

    cool – really like it

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  73. Margaret Pflug says:

    Perhaps I’d be more graceful if these were around when I was a child.

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  74. jd321 says:

    I would love to win this for my grandsons. It looks like so much fun.

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  75. Diane says:

    I must still be a kid because that looks like a wonderful way to exercise the old legs and body. It won’t sit in a closet if I win!

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  76. Susan Lockwood says:

    The rocker really rocks!!!!! WOW!!!!

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  77. Nancy S says:

    My grandsons would really like the rocker. Personally I love the doll house but have no girls to buy for. Maybe I’ll get one for myself when I start my second childhood.

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  78. glorious says:

    The Brain Noodles are so cool! remind me of the Pipe Cleaners we used when I was a kiddo!

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  79. sandy haber says:

    great way to get some exercise, no matter what age!

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  80. Dixie Richards says:

    T his would be an awesome gift for anyone. Would be nice to win.

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  81. Cindy says:

    Would love the rocker board! My 9-year old plays outside with lots of neighborhood boys, so this is perfect.

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  82. Sheila A Caruso says:

    Such cute gifts for children. I have nieces and nephews and great niece and Nephews who would love them. It would be great to win.

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  83. Ann weaver says:

    Wow! The rocker board would great entertainment for my grandkids and provide exercise……..get them away from handheld games! Heck, I might want to try the rocker board myself.

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  84. Jen Lynn Rutsky says:

    I wish these toys were around when I was a kid

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  85. Maureen O'Neal says:

    Yes, this rocker would be GREAT for adults! For their balance, and for readying for sports, like skiing!

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  86. sherry stewart says:

    I, too, am a retired school teacher. There are so many things that work wonders in the classroom. I found this esp. true in music. I LOVE all the “toys”, but I especially like the dollhouse. It’s so unique.

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  87. sharon910 says:

    Have 5 grandchildren and a great grandchild on the way that would love these

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  88. paulette akins says:

    i have a grandson with autism he would love this!!!!

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  89. paulette akins says:

    I have a grandson with autism he would love this!!

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  90. paulette akins says:

    I have a grandson with autism he would love this!

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  91. wizardewu says:

    The Rocker Board looks like a lot of fun.

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  92. Sandy Myers says:

    I have been a preschool teacher for 20+ years. The children in my classroom would LOVE the rocker board! I love that it is so versatile. The toys you describe here are just the kind of toys I wish to purchase for my “soon-to-be-here” grandchild. My husband and I are to become first time grandparents next month. I can’t wait!

    Happy Holidays to all of you!

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  93. Jean Burkhardt says:

    I would LOVE to see and WIN the Tegu blocks for my 5 year old grandson. I also have a 20 month old great-grandaughter who would love some of these great toys as well. What a wonderful Christmas present for “ME” to give to my precious grandchildren! Thanks so much.

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  94. ACeeKayWa says:

    The rocker board is such a great way to get exercise even when the weather won’t let the kids get outside. (As the grandmother of two very active boys, I would probably join them in the fun!) Cool

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  95. Soledad says:

    I like this board. If it was strong enough to hold my weight I would use it. But I have a 5 year old nephew who is autistic and I think he would have such fun with this. Thanks for offering it.

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  96. Lizzy Swartz says:

    Great suggestions, and nice job with the different price points. You have given me some great ideas for this season!

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  97. Stephanie V. says:

    My little boy would love that rocker board! Awesome idea to pass along to santa

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  98. Terrie says:

    I love the rocker board. The whole idea of creative toys appeals to me.

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  99. Bobbie Gillette says:

    The rockerboard will be a great hit with my grandchildren!

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  100. Frances Gramlich says:

    Rocker board looks like fun. No batteries needed. Time to get back to having fun with the simple things in life.

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  101. Patricia Moyer says:

    Know my grandson would love this!

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  102. Jan says:

    Children have the best time through their imaginations where all things are possible….rock on ..:)

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  103. vkiggins says:

    Thank you for the great ideas for my grand daughter. Although, some of the gifts are way out of my budget, they did still give me inspiration! I know Aubrey would love the “Rocker Board” just as much as any of the other gifts!
    So as always “Thank You for the opportunity to be “in it to win it”! Especially when it is something to “give”. Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday’s” to ALL!

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  104. vkiggins says:

    Thank you for the great ideas for my grand daughter. Although, some of the gifts are way out of my budget, they did still give me inspiration! I know Aubrey would love the “Rocker Board” just as much as any of the other gifts!
    So as always “Thank You for the opportunity to be “in it to win it”! Especially when it is something to “give”. Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday’s” to ALL!

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  105. Pamela says:

    These toys are incredible…we have an Autistic son that these would be GREAT for! Love Them!!!

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  106. Patricia says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas. I have a 14 mo. old dgdtr and your selections are very nice.

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  107. Leslie Petersen says:

    They have the best toys for kids nowadays! 🙂

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  108. catherine lawton says:

    My granddaughters would love this it is not only fun but a
    great way for them to get exercise.

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  109. Luci says:

    Love the rocker board for indoor excercise. Maybe I could get my Grandson off the xbox.

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  110. Fran K says:

    As a former teacher and mother, I love toys that are creative, educational and offer diversity and challenge for a child’s imagination! A gift that keeps on giving!

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  111. Annette says:

    I would love this as much as my grandson

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  112. Nancy says:

    These look like so much fun! Have neices and nephews that would love!

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  113. Sheree Warner says:

    Can’t delete the last message but it was suppose to say “without” a power cord. Dang typos!

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  114. Kai W. says:

    I used to have a similar item to the Rocking Board. It was something that school threw away and we as kids took the item and play with it. It was all about the balance.

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  115. Sheree Warner says:

    These toys are the kind I want to buy my grandchildren. The ones that let them use their imagination and they can spend endless hours playing with a power cord! i Especially like the Modeling Beeswax, and the Waldorf Rocker Board. I wish the Waldorf Rocker Board could hold my weight. It just looks like it would be so much fun too!

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  116. Karen says:

    This was a fabulous selection and I love it that these toys are the type of thing my grandkids love. It would be nice to buy something I knew was going to be a surefire hit . of course I’d much rather win it 🙂

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  117. Moonchime says:

    I would love to use the rocker board myself. I am trying to heal from a broken foot–and afterwards will need physical therapy. The rocker board would be a fantastic thing to win.

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  118. Debbie W. says:

    What neat gifts for kids. I would love to win so I could pass the rocker board to my great-niece.

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  119. Peggy says:

    That rocker board would be fun to use with my first graders at school!
    Love all the creative ideas!

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  120. Rosemary M says:

    such a great idwa of toys that I wanted to get up and play too! the walker board looks really fun! Also the silks that can do anything to use the imigination is Great!

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  121. DOTTI says:

    THE ROCKER BOARD LOOKS LIKE GREAT FUN, I LOVE TO WIN IT FOR MY GREATGRAND SON.

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  122. Charlene Huffstetler says:

    So glad I took a look. Great selection. I’m becomming a real fan of Fab 50.

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  123. laclay says:

    My grandson would love this-me too! I wonder if there’s a weight limit?

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  124. Nancy Busick says:

    My granddaughter would love this. Thanks!

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  125. Faith M says:

    I would love to win either the rocker board or the silks. My students would love to play with these for acting/drama or for wearing off some energy!

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  126. travelgirl says:

    I think that I could enjoy this rocker board just as much as my grandchildren! I think it will encourage physical play, and allow their imaginations to soar among the “waves in the ocean”, or on the ski slopes as they envision zig-zagging their way down.
    I also think it could be good for me as a simple tonong device – as I am still in touch with my inner child!

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  127. Roz Rickman says:

    I have two (2) sets of twin grand daughters. Love that Ms. Kaplan is a teacher for special needs — know that this kind of teacher really, really, is knowledgeable about what appeals to children. Would be really “fantastico” to win !
    Thx.

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  128. myteacher says:

    The ROCKER BOARD is an excellent idea!!! My grandson and I would have many hours of fun with it.
    I love the idea that he and I could BOTH use it! This would teach us both Balance AND sharing!!! Love it!

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  129. Lisa King says:

    My son (8) and daughter (5) are already very imaginative and would find all sorts of wonderful and fun uses for the rocker board. I can see them balancing on it and using it to build a fort. Eddie would use it as as Bowser, Jrs. doomship at the moment. It looks like a toy that will be played with for years and years.

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  130. Heather says:

    My son has Autism and I’m always looking for fun ways to improve his coordination and imaginative play skills. It could be used in his therapy sessions but would still be fun. I think he would enjoy this and it would help him in many ways (and his brother would love it too!:)

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  131. Mary Bouchard says:

    The play silks and beeswax seem great — as well as the rocker board, which I wouldn’t mind trying out myself!

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  132. arlenes says:

    As parents and grandparents, we realize life is a constant “balancing act”. We are always looking for ways to incorporate fun activities with the expectation of creating a more rounded learning experience. The Rocker Board challenges the imagination, get kids moving and looks like a giant smile!

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  133. Delia Sadler says:

    What a good way to make exercise fun for children. Also a sneaky way to slip in techniques to learn balance, coordination and creativity.

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  134. Lolo says:

    I can picture my grand daughter laughing on this! She has had to grow up a lot these 6 months as her new brother stopped breathing while in her arms. He is at home with a breathing machine now and she has been a wonderful “little Mommy” to him. She just started school this year and in gymnastic class and this would be perfect to just play!

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  135. Jo Cavins says:

    My kids had some of these. I’d love to pass along the rocker board to a family I know with three great little ones.

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  136. javierl22 says:

    My grandaughter will love this….I wonder if adults can uce it for exercise?

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  137. cathywithac says:

    The Rocker Board rocks! Love it!!

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  138. Naomi says:

    My kids are in Montessori but I love Waldorf toys! It’s amazing how the simplest concepts make the best playthings. The Tegu blocks are phenomenally cool and I love the Rocker Board. We’re passing our Rubbabu elephant on to younger cousins.

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  139. beth weatherford says:

    I love these toys! the balance board is great, fun, yet safe, safer than skateboards! I love the vibrant colors of the modeling beeswax..how fun! Every child, girl and boy, needs a doll house in my opinion. Magnets in the blocks are a fantastic idea, especially for special needs children and younger children. Great toys, all of them!

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  140. Tracy Kirk says:

    These are all great toys items LOVE THEM

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  141. Sarah Mitchell says:

    These are all great toys but I am off to find the Rubbabu toys. They are perfect for my newest grandson, who at 20 months, enjoys slinging his cars more than rolling them. I’m sure my baseboards and walls will thank me.

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  142. deestea says:

    My 4 year old grandson would love the rocker board, and I think I might give it a try too. Looks like a fun way to exercise 🙂 Love the doll house too!

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  143. Laura Diemert says:

    Love the big fuzzy pipecleaners. My son (with Autism) would have a blast with those. Great list!

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  144. Marilyn says:

    I’ve never heard of the rocker board but it looks like one of the coolest toys ever!

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  145. Monica Tagabuel says:

    Great gift options!

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  146. jeanne nelson says:

    What great finds. Thanks for sharing.

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  147. susan fernandez says:

    Oh how I would love to give this to my nephew for Christmas, it’s an awesome, unique toy!!

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  148. Camilla Wilson says:

    My granbabies would love this.

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  149. Jill57 says:

    love these toys that let their minds create, the building blocks are really neat.

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  150. Jane Blum says:

    The Rocker Board would be wonderful for our grandson. We live in a very small house and I rack my brains to find things for him to enjoy while visiting as we have so little storage space. He is a very active toddler and this would hold his interest for a long time (and many years).

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  151. Karen C. says:

    I love toys that use the childs imagination!

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  152. sue says:

    the rocker is such fun. with 2 active grandsons, they will LOVE it.
    merry christmas all!

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  153. kathi says:

    I would love to be 4 again and get those Tegu magnetic blocks under my tree. It just seems that the possibilities are endless as far as design goes, when they can be angled and still stand. Am I too old to ask for that???? Santa? Are you listening? Even us old geezers like to play with blocks!!

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  154. Jody Heifner says:

    My granddaughter would really love that rocker board..

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  155. auntaud says:

    what a great idea, I am all about gifts that encourage kids to be active!

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  156. Mary E K says:

    The rocker board will keep any kid involved for hours. It’s so fun and such good exercise. Gets them away from the videogames and just sitting there.

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  157. Candee Beck Potter says:

    I must say that the blocks with magnets is a GREAT one…They are all adorable and functional…

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  158. Gloria S says:

    Nice toys–the Rocker Board would be great for my grandson and unique!

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  159. spcale says:

    This is too cool! I could see my little grandkids using this! Heck, I could see myself using this! Love it!

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  160. Angelia Howard says:

    I like these options! No video games!

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  161. Nancy Krueger says:

    what a simple great toy for active fun

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  162. Helen says:

    I would use the Tegu Blocks even for myself!

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  163. Mary Davis says:

    Wonderful gifts to expand a young mind!

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  164. krispy9 says:

    Nice to see good toys for children.

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  165. rachel says:

    Oh my the rocker board is amazing. I have 3 wonderful, wild, energetic grandsons. Having the board at my house would be just one more way to wear them out…who knows, Grandma might try it also.

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  166. Leslie Petersen says:

    My grandbaby would love the Brain Noodles 🙂

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  167. km756 says:

    All of these toys are amazing! My grandkids would have so much fun on the Rocker Board!! Love it!

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  168. Robbi74 says:

    My great-grandson would love the Rocker Board, but I can also see it as a boat, a trailer, a tractor, something to rock and so many more things. He and I could have a lot of fun with the board. Is there a weight limit for the board? I could do some of my balance exercises on it and show him how to do those, if I am lucky enough to win. Thank you.

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  169. jkbartist says:

    My grandson would love this. He snowboards and surfs – get practice

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  170. 1955nurse says:

    LOVE this – my Grandson (& his DAD!) would have a great time w/it!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Great selection of unique “stuff” too, BTW~

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  171. valorosa says:

    The rocker board is just fabulous. I have 2 grand sons who would be fighting over it if I win it.

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  172. dmnyes says:

    I have always believed that hand made items make the absolute Best gifts!

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  173. ktpotat says:

    great toys

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  174. Kay says:

    Got some great ideas for gifts for my grandchildren!

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  175. FabulousMimi says:

    always looking for unusual and creative new gift ideas for my little munchkins….especially love the ones where they can use channel their inner creative genius 🙂

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  176. tfanmom@aol.com says:

    This toy looks like so much fun for all ages. In fact, I had a balance board much like this many years ago! What is the maximum weight it will hold? I would love to balance on this myself as an excellent warm up for skiing.

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  177. Linda Meyer says:

    What a great selection of toys! The Rocker Board suggests myriad possibilities of imaginitive play, and it looks as if it must be very tactilely satisfying, too. What a kick to present this to my grandbabies!

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