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June 23, 2024

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Early Learning Toys for Baby

Baby toys are fun, but they're even better when they help with her development, too.

Touch & Discover Sensory Turtle

VTech | | Ages 3+ mos. | $19.99
This cuddly plush turtle features a variety of textures, colors and patterns to stimulate baby’s senses and encourage fine motor skills. You can even tuck its head and legs inside the shell to create a plush ball. The chunky buttons on the top light up in a variety of colors as well as sounds, music and cute phrases. Lots to see, touch and explore!

Learning Friends 100 Words Book

LeapFrog | | Ages 18 mos. | $17.99
Explore new vocabulary in the Learning Friends 100 Words Book with colorful pages. Each picture produces animal sounds once touched along with facts and sound effects. Slide the language switch to hear the words, songs and instructions in Spanish, too.

Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog

Learning Resources | | Ages 18 mos. and older | $14.99 on
Little ones can practice hand/eye coordination while putting the quills back on Spike. Turn the fun into lessons with counting, sorting and color identification skills, too.

Plus-Plus BIG 15pc Basic Mix Tube

Plus-Plus | | Ages 1 – 6 | $9.99
Imagination ignites as kids build with these blocks. In addition to the blocks, use the idea guide (included) to help your child create flowers, cars, people and more.

Hide & Seek Learning Treehouse

Learning Resources | | Ages 2 and younger | $24.99 on
Build fine motor skills as well as number, color and shape recognition, and matching and sorting skills while playing a game of hide and seek with the five friendly animal stickers. The hidden stickers allow kids to pair the included apples with the door that matches their corresponding color, number or shape. In addition, little ones can slide the apples down a hidden chute at the tree’s top. It sends them tumbling through the tree and into the trunk or out the side. In addition, little ones can switch the apple’s course with the turn of the leaf-shaped.

Learn and Pop Johnny

TOMY | | Ages 18+ mos. | $19.99
Little ones will squeal with delight as the shapes pop off this cute John Deere truck as its being pushed around. They'll learn and match shapes, numbers and colors while playing, too.

Sensory Bath Mobile

Yookidoo | | Ages 0+ | $31.99 on
It's the first of its kind — a bath toy that provides multi-sensory bath tub experience for Baby! There are colorful spinning and squirting flowers and a bird that swivels and sprays a gentle stream of water. In addition, this battery operated toy features an adjustable arc and portability. The mobile fits both baby tubs and full size bathtubs and is easily attached with provided connectors.

Kullerbu Construction Site Set American Specialty Toy RetailingAssociation (ASTRA) 2018 Best Toys for Kids Award Winner

Haba | | Ages 2 – 8 | $64.99
Kids use the truck to push the balls around the track thanks to a momentum motor, and down the construction site into the waiting dump truck. Includes two construction vehicles, two balls and a sign. Or, they can have fun just rolling the balls around the track themselves and pushing the trucks along it as well. Learn more about ASTRA award winning toys at

Gymotion Activity Playland

Yookidoo | Ages 0 – 12 mos. | $89.99 on
It's a portable activity playground for baby that's great for developmental play during multiple stages of development. Plush fantasy-themed figures constantly ride back and forth on the motorized Yookidoo Magic Motion Track. There are more than 20 developmental activities and evolves with the baby in three stages of play, too. This encourages growth and learning during the critical developmental stages of your child. Stage 1: Lay and Play helps Baby improve focus, eye tracking skills and hand-eye coordination. Stage 2: Tummy and Play promotes head lifting and strengthens baby's shoulders and upper body. Stage 3: Sit and Play encourages exploration and curiosity and teaches baby cause and effect principles. There's also a large baby mirror for hanging on arch or standing on mat and a flower face rattle with beads as well as two modes of 10-minute continuous music for relaxation or stimulation.

Dimpl American Specialty Toy RetailingAssociation (ASTRA) 2018 Best Toys for Kids Award Winner

Fat Brain Toy Co. | | Ages 10+ mos. | $12.95
This simple button toy is the perfect sensory adventure kids can take with them everywhere they go. Bubbles are made of 100 percent food-grade silicone making them easy to push in and pop out the other side (although they never detach from the base). Learn more about ASTRA award winning toys at    

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