Friday Fun Feature: Magnoodle and Pencils of Promise

Posted by aMuse Toys on May 24, 2013 0 Comments

Magnoodle is a 21st Century spin on the classic friendship bracelet. 12 Magnets on one cord makes for some twist-able, snap-able, funky & freestyle jewelry.

When the bracelets arrived at aMuse Toys we were excited for this free spirited piece. It's perfect in a birthday gift or camp care package.

Some of us were unfamiliar with Magnoodle before its arrival, so we decided to check out the company online. In doing so, we discovered Pencils of Promise.

Our collective "Oh, cool!" became an "Oh, wow."

Pencils of Promise is an award winning non-profit organization that works to ensure all children receive a quality education. The organization works with communities around the world to build schools and train teachers. Pencils of Promise has built over 120 schools around the world!


So, how are Magnoodle and Pencils of Promise connected?

Magnoodle is an official sponsor of Pencils of Promise which means for every Magnoodle bracelet purchased, a contribution is made to the world's children. If you'd like to learn more about Magnoodle or Pencils of Promise, come talk to us at either our Fells Point or Quarry Lake location.

We love chatting about a good cause!


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Friday Fun Feature: Tegu To Go!

Posted by Leila Warshaw on March 08, 2013 2 Comments

Spring Break is quickly approaching and that means plane rides and road trips. If you're asking yourself, "How do I keep my kids entertained on the plane or in the car?" then we have an answer.


Tegu makes two different kinds of travel-sized sets. One set is a pack of 4 cubes. If you have a little one 24 months or younger, give him a pack or two of cubes and watch him light up from the stacking and click-clacking fun. And because all Tegu blocks are suitable and safe for even infants, a pack of 4 cubes is perfect for your tiniest traveler.


For your preschooler, try one of the pouches. These sets come with either six or eight blocks of different shapes. More pieces allow for more elaborate creations from your young builders. And, these sets are ready to go with their own felt pouch for storing.


Your older kids' imaginations will just need more pieces, so consider combining the cubes with one or more of the pouches. We believe that Tegu is a "forever" toy. As your child grows, so too can Tegu. It's easy to visualize Tegu on your play table as well as your coffee table.

Tegu is a socially and environmentally responsible company that encourages creativity through their toys. Their magnetic wooden blocks that click together foster curiosity and open-ended play. With Tegu blocks, the child is the creator.

Displays of the Tegu blocks are available at both our Fells Point and Quarry Lake location. Visit us at either location and #GetYourToyOn.

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Celebrate National Handwriting Day!

Posted by Claudia Towles on January 23, 2013 0 Comments


Penmanship: a lost art or victim of new technology? 

Whatever the case, beautiful script has a place in child development. Studies have frequently linked good penmanship with school success. Sure, you may be thinking of a particular profession that is often stereotyped (I'm talking about you Dr. Chicken Scratch) as having illegible handwriting. Nonetheless we can all agree that a beautifully hand written note is something to cherish.

We love Kid-O's MAGNAtab collection. With two cursive tabs [pictured above] tackle upper case and lower case letters with ease. Kids (sure adults can play too) love the reactivity of the magnets as the pen swipes over them. The pull of the magnets reinforces proper form while exercising tiny muscles that aid in fine motor refinement.

You can snatch these up with free shipping on all orders of $25 or more. Enter code WRITE at checkout. They make a great indoor activity on these very chilly January days!

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Perfect Pairing: Magnet Lovers

Posted by aMuse Toys on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

For kids, magnets are like magic. An unseen force repelling and attracting.  The wonder and amazement they produce in children (and adults) gives way to hours of engaging playtime.

Jishaku is one of our top selling games at aMuse.  It was discovered by aMuse Jr. Sales Associate Sebastian Towles at the NYIGF a few years ago. It combines strategy, dexterity and luck into one fun and portable game. To learn how to play check out our Game University series.


Crazy Aaron’s Magnetic Thinking Putty is an updated take on the putty that we all had when we were kids.  

 Crazy Aaron’s Magnetic Thinking Putty has unique and mind-blowing awesome magnetic properties.  When Super Magnetic Thinking Putty is stretched, molded, or shaped, the putty has no magnetic charge and behaves like any other Thinking Putty. However, in the presence of a magnetic field, its magnetic forces begin to align. Suddenly, a truly Super Magnetic Thinking Putty is created that attracts to one magnetic pole and repels from the other.

Each metal tin is hand packed with 1/5 lb of Thinking Putty and one neodymium magnet, much more than in a plastic egg.  You can get the putty in either Silver or Black. Made in USA!

Jishaku and Magnetic Thinking Putty have been top sellers for all age groups and make the perfect give for those with inquisitive minds and nimble fingers.


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