by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
Although I’m not too happy about it, my toddlers watch mostly cartoons these days, so I’m looking forward to when they get a little older and watch shows on the Discovery Channel to broaden their horizons. The Discovery Channel offers some amazing toys that provide unique hands-on experience for children of all ages. I recently attended an event that showcased one-of-a-kind toys that encourage creativity and are available now, as well as toys that will be available just in time for the holidays. Here are a few that are available now at select Target stores: (Read more after the jump)
Build Your Own Clock – What a fantastic way to teach your kids about telling time – have them build a clock first! Ages 6 and up; Price: $19.99
Build Your Own Rock N’ Radio – Imagine how proud your kids will be when they can sit in the car and listen to their own AM/FM stations and be able to tell their friends: “I made that!” Ages 8 and up. Price: $19.99
Build Your Own Robo Pup – This adorable puppy is activated by clapping hands or touching his head and he can walk, bark or wag its tail. Ages 6 and up. Price: $29.99
Build Your Own Recycle Paper Factory – Here’s a cool way about teaching kids the importance of recycling: have them recycle their own paper. They can even design and decorate it! Ages 8 and up. Price: $29.99
At the event I also saw some really cool toys and gift ideas that will be out in October:
Create Your Own Lemonade Stand – What a fun way to teach your kids about running a business! Over 40 stickers are included and as a special bonus, the back side is a Cookie stand! Ages 3 and up. Price: $19.99. Available at Kohl’s in October. Find all toys from Kohl’s here. SPECIAL DISCOUNT: use the code BLOGIT10 through August 23 and stack your savings with one other department specific code as well.
Build & Play Construction Fort – I love toys that encourage kids to use their imagination and this toy provides endless possibilities for kids to create anything they want. Ages 5 and up. Price: $19.99. Available at CVS, Kohls, Toys R Us and many other stores in October.
Activity World Map – Learning about world geography is fun with this map: just hang it on the wall and use the Velcro pieces to label the different countries and regional animals. Ages 3 and up. Price: $29.99. Available at Walmart, CVS, Kohl’s, and other stores in October.
Knight Play Castle – This sun indoor/outdoor castle comes with a carrying case and can be a perfect complement to princess pretend-play. Ages 4 and up. Price: $19.99. Available at JC Penny, Belk and Steinmart in October.
I was not compensated for this post.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Savvy Sassy Moms. She has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”