Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Top 10 Toys at Pure and Honest Kids

By: Debbie Koontz, Pure and Honest Kids
With so many toy recalls in recent months, parents are more selective than ever when it comes to their children’s toys. Not only do parents want safe toys for their kids, they also want age appropriate toys. Pure and Honest Kids has a wonderful selection of toys available for kids of all ages, and here are some of our favorites.

1. Kojo the Croc Zoobie Pet
Your boy or girl will love Kojo the Croc Zoobie Pet. Fun and innovative, Zoobie Pets are both loveable and practical. This award winning toy transforms from a plush stuffed animal to a soft pillow to a warm blanket. All your child’s favorite lovies are rolled up into one cute, cuddly creature! Kojo is available at Pure and Honest Kids for $30.00. Other Zoobie Pets are also available at Pure and Honest Kids.

2. Fruit Rattles from Yellow Label Kids
Who knew fruit could be so fun? Your child will adore playing with this set of five rattles from Yellow Label Kids. This toy set is great for babies who love bright colors and rattle sounds. This toy has longevity, as older children enjoy playing with the fruit in their kitchens and pretend grocery stores. A special bonus to purchasing this toy is all Yellow Label Kids products are 100 percent made by hand, and the company supports Fair Trade, which ensures artisans who create the products are paid living wages. The fruit rattles are available at Pure and Honest Kids for $45.00, along with many other Yellow Label Kids toys.

3. Doodlebugz Crayon Apron and Crayon Belt
Keep your crayons close by with a Doodlebugz Crayon Apron or Crayon Belt! Both the belt and apron comes with a pad of paper, perfectly sized for small hands, and 10 washable crayons. With an adjustable hook and loop closure in the back, the apron and belt from Doodlebugz grows with your child. The Doodlebugz Crayon Apron and Belt are both available at Pure and Honest Kids for $16.00.

4. Penelope Peapod (and all her accessories!)
Penelope Peapod is sure to become your child’s best friend! Starting with a stylish basket handbag, a quick transformation unveils a doll inside! The basket turns into a bassinet for Penelope to lay her pretty head! This toy is sure to provide hours of fun. Because it is a small, self-contained toy, this is a perfect quiet, outing toy for church, events and car trips. Penelope Peapod also has many accessories you can purchase, too, to make the pretend play even more fun, including extra outfits, rocking cradle, changing table and high chair. Penelope Peapod is available at Pure and Honest Kids for $39.98. All accessories are sold separately.

5. Antique Pedal Car, Fire Truck and Plane
These antique pedal cars are one-of-a-kind and are truly a family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation! These full-size, high quality, antique pedal cars (and also available in fire trucks and planes) feature high traction rubber tires, non-slip pedals, sealed ball bearing drive, three position adjustable pedal assembly and all metal construction. The cars are finished with automotive powder coat lead-free paint. Your child will love to pedal around the neighborhood in these very cute cars. Prices range from $189.00 for the pedal car, $249.00 for the fire truck and $439.00 for the plane. All are available at Pure and Honest Kids. These toys are best suited for children ages 3-6.

6. Round-a-Bout Tree Swing
Summertime is calling you with these Round-a-Bout Tree Swings! With bright color schemes, these fun, old fashioned tree swings are sure to bring outdoor family fun for all ages to your backyard. Not only does the swing promote fitness and fun, but it brings functional yard art to your outdoor living space. No matter where you hang this swing, it is sure to bring smiles to your children’s faces and tons of family fun to the great outdoors. Round-a-Bout Swings are available at Pure and Honest Kids for $49.98.

7. Mickey Walker with Blocks
This is the ultimate push (or pull) toy! The Mickey Walker, from PastelToys, is sure to become your little one’s favorite toy. After tiring from pushing this fun, pastel painted walker around, there is more fun to come with the classic blocks inside the cart! With 14 blocks in varying sizes and colors, your child will love to build his or her masterpiece! This toy is lead free and safe for use by children. The best part? This toy was made by the residents of Kishorit, a non-profit village and home for adults with special needs. Buying one of these toys helps the residents to be self-sustaining, all while enhancing their self-esteem and improving their life and work skills. This toy is available at Pure and Honest Kids for $75.00. Pure and Honest Kids also carries many other wonderful PastelToys as well.

8. ABC Floor Puzzle
What a way to learn your ABC’s! This great big floor puzzle (measures 2X3 feet) comes to life through Clare Beaton’s illustrations, which are guaranteed to ignite your child’s imagination! This puzzle, with its 24 jumbo pieces, helps to develop fine motor skills. It also promotes letter recognition and association of letters with specific objects. Your child will definitely have fun while learning with this colorful puzzle! It is available at Pure and Honest Kids for $15.00. Suited for children ages 3 and up.

9. Chalk Talk Chalkboard Placemat
Doodle at home or on the go with this Chalk Talk Chalkboard Placemat. It is the perfect accessory to take in the car or to restaurants. It comes with everything you need to keep your child happy and busy! It includes chalk, a sponge and an eraser. The Chalkboard Placemat rolls up nice and neat and will fit in your purse or diaper bag. Purchase this fabulous toy at Pure and Honest Kids for $10.00.

10. Lion Pull Toy
This is a great toy for little ones! This soft and cuddly plush lion on wooden wheels will roll around the house wherever your child goes! The bright and colorful lion pull toy is an updated classic! It is available at Pure and Honest Kids for $14.00.

Toys bring a great joy to children, and are educational and fun! Check out these toys and many more at Pure and Honest Kids.

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