It’s always exciting to find new toys for toddlers and preschoolers that engage their interest and imagination. Sometimes new toys can’t compete with classic toys like Matchbox cars, Care Bears, and Candy Land. Sometimes, however, toy companies hit on a toy that preschoolers and parents love and a new toy becomes an instant classic.
The following toys are new releases by some of our favorite toy companies:
New Preschool Toys, Fall 2009: Giraffalaff Limbo
Everyone loves doing the limbo. Giraffalaff Limbo by Hasbro Games is a fun new way to get your preschooler up and active as they do variations of the limbo that are only limited by your imagination. Giraffalaff plays music while toddlers scoot, crabwalk, crawl, penguin walk, or do the classic limbo beneath Giraffalaff bar that is lowered with each new round.
Giraffalaff challenges preschoolers to work on their balance and enjoy doing it. Once they bump the limbo pole or Giraffalaff he topples to the floor giggling in infectious laughter.
Kids love the innovative limbo game. It is great to play alone for physical activity and fun, or invite Giraffalaff along to your next birthday party as a fun new party game.
Giraffalaff Limbo is recommended for children over the age of three, but can be used with younger children with adult supervision. It’s great fun.
Giraffalaff is available at Entertainmentearth.com for $35.09.
New Preschool Toys, Fall 2009: Kettler Go Green! Ladybug Folding Tricycle
The Ladybug Folding Tricycle is one of my favorite new toys for toddlers and preschooler in 2009. At only $49.99 (Toys R US), this tricycle can be used from 18 months to four years. You can save money by eliminating buying new bikes for at least three or four years.
The Ladybug Folding Tricycle is made from 98% recycled resin. Limited turn steering prevents tip-overs which are too common with traditional bikes. The Ladybug Folding Tricycle accommodates fun, physical activity needs, and interests of toddlers and preschoolers. There is no basket on this fun little tricycle. There is, instead, a hinged bucket on the back of the tricycle that allows kids to carry stuff and things and dump them at their leisure.
The Kettler Go Green! Ladybug Folding Tricycle is a lasting tricycle that will easily become a favorite for your toddler or preschooler.
New Preschool Toys, Fall 2009: Strawberry Shortcake Playset Berry Café
At $24.99 (Amazon.com), Strawberry Shortcake Playset Berry Café makes a delicious addition to your youngsters Strawberry Shortcake selection. The sweet smelling café is set in an oversized strawberry. Strawberry Shortcake can sell sweet treats (fake of course) and smoothies from a blender that whirs and spins.
Friends from your child’s other Strawberry Shortcake collection are welcome to visit her shop for treats and even take a whirl on the bird atop the Strawberry Shortcake Playset Berry Café.
Girls who love Strawberry Shortcake are immediately drawn to the new toy as an addition to their Strawberry Shortcake playset collection. Because of small parts this is not suitable for children under the age of three, but older preschoolers love Strawberry Shortcake and will appreciate this delicious new treat to their collection.
New Preschool Toys, Fall 2009: Playschool Dino Roar Monty Rex
From toddlers, to preschoolers, to school age boys and girls love dinosaurs. There have been dozens of new dinosaur toys over the past few years; most lose kids’ interest within hours of coming out of the box.
Playschool Dino Roar Rex is a new dinosaur toy offering that encourages children to play with dinosaurs, recreate dinosaur like-environments, and often encourages younger and older children to learn more about dinosaurs.
Knowing that preschoolers and toddlers are enthralled by dinosaurs it is hard to pass over Playschool’s new Dino-Roar Rex. Dino-Roar offers touch sensitive automated response, but Rex comes in a soft, touchable covering. He is colorful, loud, sniffs, sneezes, and in order to keep his actions interesting and diverse he plays three dino-mite tunes.
At $69.99, the price may seem steep, but this is no ordinary dinosaur toy. Buy Playschool Dino Roar Monty Rex directly from Hasbro.
New Hasbro Preschool Game: Giraffalaff Limbo, Entertianmentearth.com
Preschool / Toddler Kettler Go Green! Ladybug Folding Tricycle.
Strawberry Shortcake Playset: Berry Café, Amazon.com
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