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The Play Value of Toys

Products List:
Infants+Toddlers

Play Value:
Importance of Touch/Comfort, Gross Motor Skills

pTRU1-15923393_alternate2_dt· Big Hugs Elmo
Your child can give and receive hugs from the Hasbro Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo. This plush toy moves his arms to return a hug, plays songs, dances with your child and engages him or her with four fun imaginative activities, including playing astronauts and playing rabbits. More than 50 animated sounds and phrases help keep your child engaged. When naptime arrives, Big Hugs Elmo sings a lullaby and makes sleeping sound effects to help soothe your little one to sleep. $49.00 http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=21283926

· Mobo® Total Tot – The Roll-to-Ride Three Wheeled Cruiser
The Mobo® Total Tot is designed first to be pushed by an adult and second to be ridden by your child. It has all the great features of the Mobo® Tot, and includes a seat belt and adjustable push bar. With a waist high comfort grip push bar, parents can be comfortable while contributing to their child’s enjoyment and safe keeping. The Mobo® Adjustable Parental Push Bar is easily attachable to the cruiser, and the non-slip foot rest allows riders to rest their feet without spinning. The Mobo® Seat Belt Harness ensures maximum child safety through its snug fitting straps and is easily removed when ready to ride alone. Mobo® Total Tot can play an integral role in the development of your toddler’s motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Cruising outdoors on the Mobo® Total Tot will enhance your child’s observation skills and stimulate their imagination. Parents can be at ease with its safe and durable ride which makes exploring fun. Customized decals will allow children to express their creativity. MSRP $199.00 http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20542606&cp=&parentPage=search

BOYS 3-7 Years

Play Value: Playing out inner fantasies of physical power

· Star Wars Light Saber
Battle just like two of your favorite Star Wars characters with this Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber! This electronic Lightsaber’s blade changes colors when you want to switch from fighting like Anakin to fighting like Darth Vader. Press the button to “ignite” the blade and decide whether you want a fast or slow color change. The Lightsaber is blue in Anakin mode and red and in Darth Vader mode. It makes power-up and power-down sounds, and it makes battle-clash sounds as you swing it! It even makes breathing sounds just like Darth Vader. You’ll feel like a two-in-one Jedi warrior with this awesome Lightsaber!

GIRLS 3-7 Years:

Play Value: Playing our inner fantasies of beauty and Playing out real world fantasies  (pop star)

· The Beatrix Girls: A whole new line of collectible pop-star dolls driven by original music, is set to empower and inspire young girls throughout the country to rock out. With fully developed personalities, band members Brayden, Ainsley, Lark and Chantal live and interact in the human world—producing real music, real hits, and real fans—kids can collect their music, join their fan club, and vicariously live the fantasy of being a pop-star through play. $24.99 each doll. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24137896&cp=&parentPage=search

· Flutterbye Fairy: A world of enchantment is in your hands with the Flutterbye Pink Flying Flower Fairy. Simply press the button on the included display stand to set the fairy’s wings in motion, and watch her dance through the air as you guide her flight using only your hand. Place your hand beneath her and raise or lower it to make her fly higher or lower. $29.99 http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20219616&cp=&parentPage=search

Kids 8+:

Play Value:

Exploration and Discovery, Mastery

· Thames & Kosmos Air Stream Machines: Build a working hovercraft that glides across smooth floors or flat water on a cushion of air. Learn how even though air is invisible, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. Experiment with propellers and impellers to learn about air pressure and air flow.$69.95 http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/thames-kosmos-air-stream-machines-building-set/3544412?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=445&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_A

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