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Pluï is a charming new water toy that’s guaranteed to add plenty of fun in the bath tub or at the swimming pool. Immerse it in water to fill up and then let it rain. The key is how you control the flow of water simply by sealing or opening the top nozzle with the tip of your finger. Kids will have a ball and playfully learn about basic physical principles. Pluï arouses curiosity and stimulates the kids’ imagination and senses.

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Toca Boca is a Swedish game studio that makes imaginative apps for kids. Style hair, paint butterflies, have a tea party or play doctor or helicopter pilot in the colourful world of Toca Boca!

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Swoop It!

Swoop Bags, a bag designed by a graphic designer mom from Seattle for that heaping pile of Lego® pieces in your life. You know that pile I’m talking about.

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BinneBear - felted realistic wool animals for kids

These handmade wool felted animals by Etsy vendor BinneBear are not suitable for active playing but tehy are ideal for decorating a kid’s room.


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Zoku popsicle characters

With a Zoku Quick Pop Character Tool Kit kids can make funny faces and characters using bits of fresh fruit as popsicle additions. The kit includes 14 stencils to create a limitless range of designs. Fun! And healthy!

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The Desk Project | Kids of Kathmandu

Eleven woodworkers/designers/architects from New York were invited by Kids of Kathmandu charity to desigen and fabricate a desk to be auctioned off to support the education of orphans in Nepal.

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Welcome the Crocs Chameleons™, a new color-changing shoe line. This new shoe collection combines photochromic technology with Crocs’ proprietary closed-cell resin Croslite™ material to create the very first color-changing technology in molded footwear. Crocs Chameleons™ shoes change color when exposed to sunlight and then revert to their original color once they are removed from the UV rays.

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Dearkids

Italian furniture label DearKids gives us a completelly new perspective on how to use bold colous in this super cool checkerboard storage unit with rainbow drawers.

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Go the F**k to Sleep

Go the Fuck to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where sweet bedtime stories don’t always send little ones sailing off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and brutally honest, author Adam Mansbach’s verses capture the familiar tribulations of getting children to sleep each night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdit.

Illustrated by Ricardo Cortés who’s other credits include I Don’t Want To Blow You Up!: A Children’s Coloring Book on Terrorism and Fear and It’s Just a Plant. A Children’s Story of Marijuana


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Torpedo - Jerry Koza

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If you’re looking for more style than a happy ride on alphabet train for your toddler then the Torpedo ride on by Jerry Koza may be for you. The €785 price tag will mean there is no doubt you will be the only one in the playground with this ride on.

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The Black Book Of Colours

The Black Book of Colours by Venezuelan Menena Cottin and Rosana Faría is about a boy, Thomas, who describes colours using all his senses except sight.

Thomas feels colours (“…yellow…is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers”), tastes colours (“Red is sour like unripe strawberries and as sweet as watermelon”), hears colours (“Brown crunches under his feet like autumn leaves”) and smells colours (“…green…smells like grass that’s just been cut.”)

The text is in both Braille and bold white print and the illustrations are finely embossed. Although originally written for the vision impaired, The Black Book of Colours is suitable for all children, evoking their curiosity and providing a new perspective on color.

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Bugaboo meets Minssoni in this brand new partnership among the Italian elite fashion house and the Dutch designer pram company. Each model is completed with a luxury knitted Missoni blanket.

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The creative adult is the child who survived. - U. LeGuin
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Intriguing well-crafted tale of kids left Home Alone in Scandinavian comfort by Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli for a new indiepop band Young Dreams. Beautifully shot by Håvard Byrkjeland, at a house in Oslo designed and built by architect Arne Korsmo (1900-1968), it begins dreamily but then develops a darker edge as the reality of this modern-day Hansel & Gretel’s situation kicks in.

“The idea was inspired by a local news story,” Kristoffer explains. “A mother left her young kids in the house and was gone for weeks. This happened in January, when I was writing the idea. I mixed that up with my own childhood, and a hint of something sinister.” Via.

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