Archives for January 2009

Doll It Up With Abby & Emma

Abby & Emma is a wonderful magnetic, wooden dress-up doll set that takes the paper-doll concept and updates it to a sturdy, reusable, hands-on activity for today’s fashionistas!

Your little one will delight in “dressing” Abby and Emma in a variety of garb, from dresses to jackets. Imagine they are headed to the beach and pick an outfit that works perfectly for a day in the sun, or pretend they are headed to school and build the perfect ensemble!

Not only can kids play fashion designer with Abby and Emma , but they can also build imaginative stories around their clothes. The set comes with two stands and 56 magnet-backed pieces for a nearly endless closet. The stories, outfits and fun are limitless!

We love the possibilities for open-ended, imaginative play that exist with the Abby & Emma set – as well as the ideas for our own closets.

Abby and Emma are made by Melissa & Doug®. Melissa & Doug® is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children’s products and we carry several of their items at The Learning Tree.

For more information or to buy the Abby and Emma dress-up doll set, click here.

Discovery in a Dome

Discovery Playhouse

With the temperatures dropping outside, little ones can safely hide away and play away inside with the Yookidoo Discovery Playhouse!

The Discovery Playhouse is an entertaining dome for 1 to 3 year-olds that combines play and learning through interactive hands-on stimulation. There are fun things to discover on both the outside and the inside of the dome that will keep children occupied for hours – and better than that, keep them eager to come back for more!

Activities include ball play, key play, shape sorting, posting and peek-a-boo games and more and encourage both physical and cognitive development. The dome is great for imaginative play and is roomy enough to share.

Other key features of the dome include that it folds up easily – you can transport it from room to room or take for an away-from home playdate. It is complete with bright colors and is solid and sturdy. This toy for toddlers is a winner.

To learn more, see additional photos or to buy, click here!