As an evergreen children's animated movie, Toy Story has created a niche for itself like no other. This year, liven up your kid's birthday with Toy Story party favors. The children at the party will be utterly delighted to receive such fun toy story birthday party favors. Imagine the look on their faces when they discover Buzz light-year and Woody in the fun loot bags that they get to take back home!
You can either buy an entire party favor pack ready with fun items, or buy the goody bags separately and include items of your own choice in it. Some fun party favors with the toy story topic include pens, stickers, blowouts, coloring pencils, activity pads, and foam toys among others. These exciting things can keep children busy for hours while you beam at how successful your child's birthday party has been.
To add to the appeal of the celebration, go for toy story characters on decorations available online. The whole party can be on the toy story theme to make it more exciting. Decorate the place with appropriate ribbons and articles to make it look like the children have entered into the world of Toy Story 3. Your child is sure to consider you as the best parent in the world after he or she sees this!
Through the internet, you will be able to choose and buy Toy Story party favors from home. It helps you avoid the inconvenience of shopping for the toy story 3 party favors at several stores. Just choose the type of birthday party favors you like and have it shipped to your house! Compact coloring pads are included in these party favors that the kids will love to sketch and paint on.
Small collectibles like a buzz light year or Woody toy can make a huge difference when they are included among the party favors. Children would love to have their very own figurine to take home which they'll treasure for many years. Have a few balloons with toy story characters around and bring the whole room to life.
You can have games and activities for the children by incorporating more characters of the movie. Mister potato head, Rex, Hamm and the cute green alien are very popular as party favors. Give them away as prizes or use them as decorations. Some choose to have the party on the theme of just Buzz or Woody, whichever appeals to their child.
Throw a remarkable toy story party with matching invitations, birthday cake and decorations! You can consider having the characters of spaceman Buzz and cowboy Woody at the door to welcome kids as they enter. Include a few candies and toys in the party favor bags as treats for the children.
Pull off a truly exciting Toy Story themed celebration with the right Toy Story party favors! Imagine the joy on the children's faces when they receive their buzz light-year party favors! They include fun souvenirs to remember your son or daughter's special day. These toy story themed party favors can turn a birthday party into an unusual and exciting day that everyone will treasure for a long time.
Toy trains are good toys for kids. Toy trains are available in different models ranging from very simple to complex models. Toddlers can use simpler models which they can pull along with the help of a string. Some toy trains are dismantled where kids can do the construction and play with it. These trains are extremely useful for the kids in order to master hand eye coordination. It also helps to improve the motoring skills of very young kids.
Some toy trains are available in the educational category, which has complex parts and accessories. In fact there is no limit to the knowledge achieved by the kid while playing with a toy train. It simply depends on the level of imagination skills possessed by the kid. A popular belief about toys, is that it will help the kids to boost their perspective skills. But this is not completely true, as toys will always help the kids to be imaginative and enterprising. Some toy trains which can be assembled come with the tracks.
While playing with such type of toy train kids will understand the concept of reason and the results, fundamental mathematical skills and early scientific knowledge. While playing with toy trains kids can go anywhere through imagination and they will be meeting lots of imaginative characters. Imagination is a vital skill needed for a kid so that later in life they can predict the outcome of unexpected situations. Another advantage of playing with toy trains is that kids develop friendships as they will be interested to include other kids for play.
Some of the kids are interested in collecting different models of the toy trains. Toy train collection is not only a hobby for kids. There are lots of grown up people who are also engaged in this hobby. The simple reason behind this is that people are just fascinated with trains which are a perfect mode of transportation.
Many sophisticated toy trains have built in destination and in places in between the path to give a realistic view for the kids. Most of the kids will buy a table along with the train set to operate by keeping the train on the top of it. But it is better to keep the track down on the floor so that kids will get the chance to change the track in different ways and they will never get bored of it.
Children are fascinated by the movement of the train and the way the coaches stays together. This will help them to understand how they have to remain together in a line with their fellow kids when they go out from school. They will get to know the importance of going along with the track so that they can cope up with the projects, class studies and which ever places cooperation and systematic movement is required.
Boys are more interested in toy trains than girls do. If parents are planning to gift their kids a toy train they can choose from a variety of available one. Depending upon the age group of the kids, parents can choose one. For younger kids it is always better not to go for a complex model where understanding instructions are required. Playing with toy trains helps kids to understand the value of cooperation as each part of the toy train is required for the complete functionality of the train.
Every child needs toys, and children need to have a toy box to store them. Parents can buy plain, uninteresting boxes that will serve the practical purpose. Yet, the children's room is so much more attractive when they choose a themed toy box.
Some of the toy box themes are based on occupations that children dream about. It is common for a child to say he will be a firefighter when he grows up. A toy box designed to look like a fire engine would suit this child well. He would notice the bright red box more often, reminding him to pick up and put away his toys.
Another choice is a toy box painted to look like a fire station. Kids will love putting their fire trucks into the station. It is just one more step to encourage them to put all their toys away.
There is a vast variety of animal themes that can be used. One is a barn toy box. There are many different versions of the painted barn. It can be red, with windows painted showing hay lofts. It can be brown instead with a dark roof that mimics the shape of a real barn's roof. Kids who are into animal toys will not only put their toys away in this kind of box; they will actually play with the toy box.
Little girls may want to show their femininity throughout their rooms. Pink toy boxes are all the rage for them. There are toy boxes that have couch-shaped tops, decorated to bring glamour into the girl's room. Many girls like butterflies so much that a butterfly toy box would be just right for them.
Most interesting to most little girls, though, is the princess theme. There are toy boxes that look like a castle where a princess might live. The princess carriage type of toy box is even more dramatic because it has a unique shape. It may even include special features like white horses to pull it. It is easy to show girls how pretty their toy box will look once they have put away their toys and made the room around it neat.
Popular toys have also been made into toy box themes. A nice present for a child would be a Raggedy Ann and Andy toy box. When they opened the box, they would find the rest of the present, the dolls of the same name.
Children begin to think of school long before they reach an age to attend there. Nothing would delight many children more than a toy box in the shape of a big yellow school bus. Some school bus boxes even have storage for toys beneath the hood, where the engine would go.
No matter what theme is chosen for a child's toy box, it is bound to be appreciated more than an unadorned flat box. Themed boxes give the child a chance to express individuality and interests. They brighten up the child's room. Most of all, they provide a compelling place to store books and toys.
Almost every year, there seems to be at least one toy that stores can't seem to keep stock of. In years past, we've seen the craze has been for toys likeTickle Me Elmo, Cabbage Patch Kids or Webkinz. This year, the rage is all about Zhu Zhu pets.
These little guys are made to look like real hamsters, so that children can have a closely simulated experience to owning a real pet. This is leaps and bounds past toy pets of even a year or so ago by incorporating real hamster like motion and activity without the need to actually take care of one or the risk losing a cherished pet.
But what makes it worth the money? Live hamsters themselves can be found for as little as 8-9 dollars a piece, but the abundance of accessories to make a play land for them can get costly in a hurry. Certainly anyone can see the perk of not having to clean cages or replace food and water every day, but many are concerned with the educational values of this type of toy. These people believe that the kids aren't learning real responsibility to care for an animal, when it never dies or needs any cleaning up after.
Some parents will get their child a Zhu Zhu pet to satisfy his or her curiosity about pets or in lieu of a real one. While these pets can't replace the responsibility of caring for a live pet, one point to consider is that your child might not be ready for a pet and all that has to happen to successfully look after a hamster, or any pet. But caring for a Zhu Zhu pet, might inspire a greater response to caring for a creature than you imagined.
A point to be made is that not all kids are ready to have pets. Take for example a two year old who loves an older friend's or sibling's hamster and always wants to play with it. A parent may not feel in good conscience that getting the child a hamster is the right thing because a very young child is simply not able to properly care for one. The same child, however, care for a Zhu Zhu Pet without any fear of it being hurt or dying.
The cool thing about the Zhu Zhu pet is that it really is like having a hamster without the mess. From real hamster sounds, to an exploration mode similar to the behavior of real hamsters, this is the closest thing to having one. Along with the exploration, the hamster also features the "loving mode" which allows kids to hold their hamsters close and hear noises reacting directly to human contact that a real hamster would.
Zhu Zhu Pets might be the next Tickle Me Elmo or Furbee and are only a hot commodity for a season. They might soon be forgotten about. But, they are admittedly quite cute, so you should consider getting a Zhu Zhu for your little one and to let them experience the fun of having a pet, or maybe just having a new pet, without the messy tasks of caring a pet that no one likes.
The Mindflex game prompted quite a stir when it was originally released last year, as it appeared to take the standard board game to another level. It looks somewhat like the well-known mousetrap game but from another dimension or possibly more to the point another century. The Mindflex game is truly a board game for the 21 st century. This short article will discuss exactly what the Mindflex game is all about and who it really is aimed at.
The mindflex game is a recent development by Mattel, considered one of the largest toy companies going round the block. And for the sake of clearness, it's a toy, not a gizmo which will turn you into the lawnmower man (old movie about dullard who becomes superhuman by using technology to train his brain - Google it !). The makers do not claim that you'll grow any super sensory powers nevertheless it is purported to help with such things as concentration also it does aim to help you think about improving your mental expertise (which must be a good thing...if you think about it).
So how does it work? Well the intention of the mindflex game is to move a foam ball round an obstacle course. The unique method in which you do this is with the power of your brain waves. Huh? Brainwaves? What you talking about Willis?
I understand it seems a lttle bit like a science fiction picture but you strap on a headset and natty little ear clips. These devices monitor the extent and intensity of your brainwaves and feed them back into the game. And this affects how you can manipulate the ball (there are a few other things that make the ball progress but I will not spoil it for everyone). The ball literally will soar on thin air and you can transport it through tunnels and funnels. Over hoops and additional obstacles. There's even an obstacle described as a teeter tot.
You'll find five challenges out of the box. These comprise manipulating the ball through the course and performing an assortment of tasks, like shooting the ball at a target. If you get fed up of these then you may make your own personal course since the obstacles are fully configurable.
Mattel haven't revealed how the system works but it has certainly marveled a lot of crowds at assorted expos and trade fairs earlier in the last year. To this degree it is certain to be a definite favorite as a gift or present for teenagers and adults alike. I'd say it is a superb gift for kids 8 and over as it does need focus to work and a good attention span.
If you have never heard of Twilight (the movie, not the time before night time) then you probably don't have a teenage daughter (or son) or maybe you don't keep your finger on the cultural pulse as much as you should. Twilight is the massively popular series of novels and films.Well, the Twilight buzz is bound to go up another few levels in the next couple of months with the release of the Jacob Barbie doll. You may think this is a bit over the top but hear me out.
Basically, Twilight is a love story between a teenage girl, Bella and a handsome but slightly aloof teenage boy Edward (turns out he is a vampire and 117 years old). In the first novel/film tends to be mainly about these two lead characters. Jacob had a small role in the first book/movie. He is a friend of Bella and helps her out when she first comes to Forks.
With the launch of the second movie, Jacob gets much more to do. The second book/movie, called New Moon, imore heavily focused on Jacob. Although the love story between Bella and Edward continues to bubble under the surface, we gain an insight into Jacob's life and much of the plot focuses on the deepening relationship between Bella and Jacob. The movie went on general release late last year so I won't give away the plot but part of the promotions for the movie involved asking people to choose between Jacob and Edward (much like Bella has to do in the movie ?)
You where asked if you were on Team Edward or Team Jacob. Plenty of fans opted to go with Jacob. Besides this 'commitment' to the character fans were charmed by the strong performance given by the actor who plays Jacob (Taylor Lautner), which endeared even more fans to the character. Therefore since the release of New Moon, Twilightiphiles have been eager for memorabilia from the film and of characters.
Heaps of memorabilia was already there, including many twilight dolls. There were Edward and Bella barbie dolls and Edward, Bella, Jacob and Alice Cullen NECA action figures but no Jacob Barbie doll. Mattel, the makers of Barbie eventually divulged that they would be releasing a Jacob barbie doll in early March 2010.
The Jacob Twilight doll looks very similar to the character in the movie and Mattel has been fairly accurate in modeling him. He has a similar appearance of Taylor Lautner with short dark hair, the ripped abs and muscular torso and the tell tale face. In respect to the clothing, the doll is regaled in cut off jeans and a pair of sneakers as you maybe recognize in the movie. The doll also has a tattoo on the shoulder like the character in the movie.
For passionate fans of the Twilight story, and the Jacob character in particular, this is a must have collectible item. Plenty of folks are passionate about collecting Barbie dolls. They hold their value like a good collectible item should do and fans like to surround themselves with items that remind them of their passion. With this in mind I believe the Jacob barbie doll will be immensely popular.