Gift Guide for Toddlers

Posted by aMuse Toys on October 11, 2011 0 Comments


This Italian-made, inflatable hopping horse is great for developing gross motor skills and muscle tone in toddlers. Kids bounce and bounce for hours until they're so tired they want to take a nap. 

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HABA Click Clack Marble Run

Toddlers love repetitive play. This oversized, wooden marble run by HABA fits the bill perfectly. Drop the large wooden marble on the track and watch it click and clack and ring and rumble to the bottom. 

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Educo Early Melodies Pound & Tap Bench

Pound and rolls are a classic gross motor developmental toy for little ones. Educo added a xylophone for another element of sensory excitement. As the ball drops through the hole it rolls down the instrument to play a full scale. As the child grows older, the xylophone can be removed to play songs. 

HABA My First Orchard

Orchard is the classic cooperative board game for little ones. Children learn to work together on the common goal of picking all of the fruit from the orchard before the crow arrives to eat it all. Games are great for teaching early socialization, learning how to take turns and following simple instructions. Their My First Games series features oversized pieces to make them safe for young ones. All of HABA's wooden products, including their games are responsibly manufactured in Germany.

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Melissa & Doug Trunki

Know a toddler who is constantly on the go? Trunkis are rideable suitcases that are perfect for long plane rides, trips to grandma's house or just to scoot around the playroom. All trunkis are responsibly manufactured in the USA

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ALEX Toys Ready, Set Go Trike

This tricycle by ALEX Toys is our favorite. When children are very young, it works as a stroller with a steering push bar and safety straps. As the child grows, it morphs into a classic tricycle. It truly meets


Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks

Every child needs a good set of blocks, and Uncle Goose is one of our favorite brands. All Uncle Goose blocks are handcrafted in the USA from high-quality hardwood. They're perfect for stacking and spelling. 

TOLO First Friends Train

TOLO Toys are great for early childhood development. Their First Friends Train Set is great for engaging young ones in sensory play. The little figures feature a fun clicking noise and buttons to press and the train makes noise and moves at the press of a button. 

ALEX Toys My Rub Art

My Rub Art by ALEX is the perfect toddler craft. Just scribble on the stickers and a colored texture appears. Then place the stickers on the pre-designed background.

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Gift Guide for Babies

Posted by aMuse Toys on October 07, 2011 2 Comments

Manhattan Toy Skwish Mobile

This colorful wooden mobile engages baby's eyes and brightens up any nursery. Its design is crafted after Manhattan Toy's modern-day classic toy called Skwish. Babies love its atomic-looking structure with brightly colored spheres and rods.

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GBaby Magnets

These chunky oversized magnetic pieces by GBaby are great for developing early motor skills. Babies learn to grasp the shapes as they put them together and pull them apart. The character covers allow for narrative play as the child grows older, and they double as a bath toy. 

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ALEX Toys My Busy Town

This wooden activity center, My Busy Town by ALEX Toys, is perfect for early learning. Babies sit or stand next to the box to open doors, navigate mazes and spin an abacus. Each side is adorned with something engaging and educational. Oh, and it looks great in a playroom!


These "clean keys" for babies known as Kleynimals were developed by a Maryland mother. They look and feel just like real keys to distract babies from grabbing yours. They feature rounded edges, playful characters and are made from dishwasher-safe, food-grade stainless steel. 

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Twilight Turtle

Twilight Turtles by Cloud B project the constellations of the night sky onto a child's ceiling. It's a soothing night light and a learning activity in one. When children are younger, you can adjust the color of the light to whatever the child finds most soothing, and when they're older it is a lesson in Astronomy. It is a modern-day classic, and a must-have for any nursery.

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Sophie the Giraffe

This classic French teething toy, Sophie the Giraffe, has been delighting babies worldwide for over fifty years. She is made in France from a natural rubber and is painted with food-quality dyes. They love her unique shape to teethe hard-to-reach back molars.  

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Kathe Kruse

Kathe Kruse products have been handmade in Europe for over one hundred years. Each piece is artfully crafted by skilled seamstresses and are specially designed to be soft, safe and sanitary. Kathe Kruse baby products are machine washable.   

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HABA Discoverer's Meadow Play Mat

This soft tummy mat is perfect for early play. Babies explore the meadow by feeling different textures, gazing at different colors and patterns and playing with the different animals. Its sophistocated design keeps it relevant as a play environment for older children as well. 

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IQ Baby Knock Knock Blocks

The beautiful soft blocks Knock Knock Blocks by IQ Baby are purposefully designed with high contrast patterns and brightly colored images to engage baby's visual senses. Each piece features differently textured fabrics, interactive doors and windows to explore. Great for early stacking to encourage gross motor development. 

HABA Wooden Clutching & Teething Toys 

HABA's clutching and teething toys are made of solid beech wood and colored with vegetable-based water dyes. They are buffed to a nice sheen, so no chemicals are used in giving the wood its beautiful finish. All of HABA's wooden products are responsibly manufactured in Germany.

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