Dolls help to stimulate social and emotional development

Caillou is one of those characters from which your children will never stop learning.  There is a new and important lesson in every episode.  The episodes are geared specifically towards preschoolers in their developmental stages as they grow up.

This brings me to spotlight a few of our Caillou products that actually help to stimulate social and emotional development in young children.  We have our Laugh and Learn books that teach children many important things about growing up. A few of the book topics include potty training, a day at the farm, and going to the doctor’s office. These books help to explain many important events in a child’s life, and can help ease the transition into growing up.

We also have a plush 13” Caillou doll that you can dress. This is a must-have for any avid Caillou fan! It comes with removable clothing and two tools.  Your child will be able to recreate any scene from a Caillou episode, and feel like Caillou is right there on the journey with them.  They will also remember the important lesson that is associated with it.

My favorite is the adorable 14” Caillou farmer doll. This doll comes with a blue rake and shovel accessories.  The head, feet, and hands are made out of vinyl, which is super easy to clean. This doll is made with extreme attention to detail. There is even a Caillou Ecology Club logo on the overalls for all of you biologists-in-training!

All of these products will help stimulate your child’s learning process. Why not purchase one today? If you have a question about any of the products, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us directly.

Olivia Strikes Again

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the peppiness of Olivia the Pig.  Olivia was originally created by Ian Falconer, who studied art at many prestigious universities such as New York University, the Otis Institute, and Parsons School of Design. He also helped to design sets and costumes with for stage productions in various metropolitan areas with fellow artist David Hockney.

Coincidentally, Ian had a baby niece named Olivia. His first book about Olivia the Pig was intended as a present for his niece.  When Anne Schwartz from Simon & Schuster noticed Ian’s artwork in the New Yorker, she contacted him about creating a children’s book.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Olivia herself loves art and music.  She even created a one person band by banging around on pots, pans, and various items found around the house. If you are looking for something to do during the holidays, I have provided a link to which you all can have a little bit of musical fun yourselves! The link provides access to a musical game complete with printable stars. Print out the stars, and see for yourself how much fun you and your little one(s) may have!

For even more fun and exciting times, we have toys for the budding little princess at your house. We have tea sets so she can invite her friends over and have a tea party.  For babies we have Olivia Lovies, as well as an Olivia Plush Doll, which all ages will truly enjoy.

Lovely Lovies

So Halloween is over and by now you’ve packed up all of your costumes for next year, or to pass along or give to Goodwill.  Thanksgiving is coming up, and then Christmas-the holiday season is upon us! In the meantime, it might be a good idea to start thinking about what gifts you will purchase for the holidays. Perhaps a nephew or niece of yours is going to be born soon, and you would like to get the perfect gift for him or her.  We all know that every baby needs the basics like a bottle, a crib, diapers, and baby food.  There is one gift that is very special and goes above and beyond the basics-a baby blanket or lovie.

Baby blankets have been around for hundreds of years. They offer security to babies when they go to sleep at night, when Mom or Dad cannot watch over them at night.  Lovies have also become very special in recent years.  Lovies are soft, huggable plush toys that can accentuate or replace a baby blanket.  Lovies are also a favorite among children. Children can take their lovies to different places and always carry something familiar with them.  Whether you are going to the mall or simply to a friend’s house, the child will have a sense of security about them.

Ty’s Toy Box can help to fill that need. Ty’s Toy Box offers a variety of lovies, with the chance to have each lovie customized with the baby or child’s name.  We offer free personalized embroidery for up to 9 characters.  Can you think of a more special way to honor your little one?

Perhaps your baby or child already has a blanket. If so, it’s not a bad idea to have more than one blanket or lovie, especially if the child’s first lovie becomes lost or needs to be washed.  If they love Yo Gabba Gabba or Olivia the Pig, this is even better! Ty’s Toy Box  offers a variety of lovies, with each character from Yo Gabba Gabba, as well as Olivia the Pig. The possibilities are endless, see for yourself.  We also offers cuddle pillows, plush toys, and Grab ‘N’ Sing toys that actually sing. Consider us a one stop shop for all your child’s bedtime needs. Purchase a lovie.  You will see the difference when your child rests more…peacefully.