A Basketful of Fun!

Basket of Fun @ NancyCI received review samples of the toy products shown above; all opinions are mine.

Want to make your child’s Easter basket extra fun? Or maybe you have grandchildren or nieces and nephews you’re shopping for. Consider these super-fun toys that make a great addition to an Easter basket, and also make wonderful gifts for birthdays or other special events or holidays throughout the year. These toys encourage play activity as well as help develop learning skills. There’s a great selection of toys shown here for children of all ages, and I’ll tell you a little more about them!

Dolce Safari Play & Learn

This collection of colorful, cuddly plush helps your child learn as they play! The little monkey, with a tinkly bell inside, is like a little rattle and fits into the lion; the lion has a bow to help little ones learn bow-tying; the lion fits inside the hippo, which has a large green button to help children learn how to fasten buttons; the hippo (and all the other animals) fit into the large elephant that has crinkly-sounding ears. There’s even a plastic orange tag attached to the elephant that can be used as a teether!  Ages: 0m+

Wild Republic Rubber Ducks

What a unique, creative collection of soft and squishy rubber ducks to make bath time more fun! The fun characters sure make you think outside the box! You can choose form lots and lots of different ducks—shown here are the Rubber Duck Sea Turtle, the Rubber Duck Elephant, and the Rubber Duck Knight. Visit the Wild Republic site to see the whole collection! Another good feature: these ducks are mold-free because of their special hole-less design. Ages: 3+

PBS KIDS PLUG & PLAY HDMI Streaming TV Stick

Wow—a “kid-safe streaming TV stick—there’s nothing else out there like it! Children can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the 24/7 Channel, and parents never have to worry about what their children are watching. In addition to entertaining and educational live TV, the PBS Kids HDMI Streaming TV Stick connects to preloaded videos, and exclusive PBS Kids games and songs. It’s easy for kids to use, and super cute, too! Ages: 2+

Animal Jumble 60-PC Set by Magformers

Just out this spring, this 60-piece Animal Jumble set encourages and enables kids to have lots of imagination and creativity in playtime. Magnetic pieces can be stacked or arranged in a variety of ways to create fun, unique jungle animals, and the set also includes an idea book for some inspiration. Shapes include 8 triangles, 27 squares, 2 pentagons, 2 hexagons, 2 isosceles triangles, 2 trapezoids, and 17 clip-in animal accessories. Ages: 3+

Ooze Labs Slime by Thames & Kosmos

For budding scientists, the different varieties of Ooze Lab Slime lets kids discover and create something new! There’s Magnetic Slime, Hypercolor Slime, Glow-in-the-Dark Slime, Sunshine Slime, Glitter Slime, and Galaxy Slime. They’re just the right size to tuck in to an Easter basket or gift bag, and they make great stocking stuffers for the holidays! Each big, chunky test tube contains a fun and simple “experiment”—creating a unique slime with safe and non-toxic materials. The plastic test tubes can be saved and reused for other fun experiments! Ages: 7+

Well, there you have it! There’s lots of fun, educational toys to choose from here! Which toys would appeal most to the kids in your life?

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