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Friday, December 6, 2013

Gift Ideas from TOMY & Educational Insights

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

As the leaves change, the snow begins to fall and the temperature drops, anticipation heats up for the best holiday products of 2013. Some of those great holiday gift ideas come from TOMY and Educational Insights. Check out some of their gift ideas below!

Mr. Color Maker is the first toy of its kind to teach children colors and color creation in a highly engaging and fun way with no mess. Simple to use, hold one of three primary color pots over Mr. Color Maker and watch in amazement as the mixing pot magically lights up with the color. With more than 50 sayings, learning colors has never been so much fun.
Mr Color Maker is a completely unique toy that teaches colour and colour creation in a highly engaging and interactive way - learning whilst having fun. Place one of the colour pots over the mixing pot and watch as the mixing pot magically changes to that colour. The magical colour brush 'bristles' will also illuminate the colour that has been made in the mixing pot and it doubles as a torch.

Ages: 2 years & up. MSRP: $39.99,,, and Specialty Retailers

The new Pajanimals Bedtime Routine Board makes bedtime fun and helps little ones transition from play time to bedtime. The board highlights pre-bedtime activities such as taking a bath, brushing teeth, putting pajamas on and getting into bed. Fun sounds ping as your child slides each character to perform and complete each task. Complete all tasks to hear “La-La-Lullaby.”

To help make bedtime fun, the Pajanimals Bedtime Board highlights bedtime routines with four key tasks. Move each Pajanimals character into bed once their associated task is completed. Complete the entire routine to hear the lullaby theme. For ages 18 months and up.

Ages: 12 months & up. MSRP: $29.99

Take a walk on the wild side—backwards! Slip on your Shark Eye Viewer and use the rear-view mirrors to get around, but look out for your blind spot—sharks can’t see directly in front of themselves. Or see what certain bugs see with their prism-like eyes. Choose from three different Animal Eye Viewers (Shark, Insect, and Chameleon) and get a whole different view of the world.

Try the insect viewer—the pixelated views create dozens of mini-images. The shark viewer provides a 360° view complete with rearview mirrors, central blind spot, and ocean-blue tint. Or, try to keep your focus with two independently rotating eyeballs in the chameleon viewer.

• 3 Different animal eye viewers
• See the world through an insect, shark, and chameleon’s eyes
• Provides insight into adaptation
• Download free activity guide—lots of fun ways to use the viewers

For ages 4 and up. SRP: $27.99 for boxed set of 3. Available at

Take a swim on the wild side! Meet The Sea Squad: Flipper the anglerfish, Dipper the octopus, Chomper the shark, and Bob the clam. Their googly eyes, vivid colors, and hilarious expressions will inspire all sorts of creative play in an instant. Children will flip over these silly creatures from the sea as they dive into worlds of dramatic play, while developing communication skills and practicing real and imaginary dialogue! Has easy-glide child-sized thumb lever and a chunky, secondary knob, giving kids two ways to articulate each puppet’s mouth.

Pretend play and puppet shows become a splash with these comical marine friends and story time is transformed into an adventure. Built to last through many childhoods, each puppet’s soft-touch molded body reinforce our hallmark Educational Insights quality standard. Take a swim with The Sea Squad! Perfect for puppet shows, story time, circle time, and more!

For ages 3 and up. Sold separately (SRP: $9.99) or in a box of four (one of each character) for SPR: $39.99. Available at

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