Toys, books and more to enjoy this year
How Big is the Lion?
Folk artist William Accorsi has created this fun, educational and interactive measuring book for children ages 4 and older. Available at most book retailers.
Innovative Kids’ floor puzzles are designed to support and enhance early learning skills. Packaged in a reusable totebox, the puzzles are printed on 98 percent post-consumer recycled materials and use only eco-friendly ink. available at www.sklz.com
Crazy Mates Card Games
This pirate version of the Crazy Eights card game lets the kids have fun with you or own their own—no parents required. Available at Seedlings in South Tampa.
Pirate & Pal
With a crinkly hat and colorful rings to explore, parrot pal’s silly squawking sounds and cheerful music are sure to please your little one. Available at Seedlings..
Clean house with iQ multi-purpose cleaner. There are no harsh chemicals so it’s safe to use around your kids. Available at Sweetbay Supermarkets.
ExerSaucer Jump & Learn Active Learning Center
Perfect for your baby to exercise his body and mind and have tons of fun, too. Available at most children’s retailers..
Turn your kid into a real wild beast with these animal-inspired temporary tattoos. Sure to captivate kids of all ages, it applies easily with water. Box contains eight imaginary animals.
Made of 100 percent natural rubber, the Danish designed pacifiers and teether also are BPA, PVC and phthalates free. Available at heveababyusa.com
meSheeky Odette Skirt
Staying fit is important for everyone, including moms-to-be. meSheeky’s line of maternity exercise wear is designed for moms to look their finest at the yoga studio, prenatal dance class, coffee shop or wherever.
eos Lip Balm Sphere
Available in numerous flavors and colors, this organic lip balm is sure to keep your lips smooth through the winter. Safe for the whole family, it’s available at national retailers.
Teach My Preschooler
The Dr. Toy-winning all-in-one learning system for preschoolers has all of the educational tools necessary to help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. Available on teachmy.com
Moraccanoil brand is the originator of argan oil hair products, a natural blend of oils and vitamins to help fortify hair from environmental stressers. Available at moroccanoil.com and fine salons and spas.
Each night can be filled with a new adventure thanks to this 96-page book filled with lavishly illustrated stories, jokes, poems and songs. Available at most book retailers.
Disney’s Tangled for Wii
Based on the hit movie Tangled, players can use the abilities of Rapunzel and Flynn to solve mysteries and challenges.
Author Danny Pettry II teaches children social development skills through the friendship of two dogs and their acceptance of each other’s differences. Available at most book retailers.
Mummy Mazes: A Monumental Book
Filled with 28 challenging mazes, the pages, which children can color, tear out into posters so your little genius can display her very own Egyptian masterpiece.