Links I Love Tuesday, Children’s Edition

I have a 4 year old son, Benjamin, and I am always looking for something to keep us occupied and I sometimes run into really cool sites that we come back and visit often. Through our surfing, we’ve found really great products for phones.

First in the list of my favorites is definetly Birthday Express. This site has nearly every imaginable birthday theme out there, and has definetly saved my skin once or twice before. As a matter of fact, I ordered the vinyl personalized Happy Birthday banner the year he was born, and have been using it for his birthday every year since!

Star Wars Sound Effects: My son loves Star Wars, although not as much as he loves Marvel, and we had a little bit of fun with this soundboard. You can create a funny mix of Princess Leia quotes, Wookie sounds and fighter jets passing. Give it a whirl!

Frecklebox has some amazing personalized gifts, and they’re all custom made for your child. They have books, posters, party favors and my favorite: growth charts. Lots of really great stuff to look at, even more so if you’ve got a single child. It’s a great way to indulge your boy or girl and yourself.

TotLOL: It’s like You Tube for kiddos! Guaranteed to keep your kid mesmerized for at least a couple minutes!

Edupics: Sometimes coloring Spiderman and the Hulk can get monotonous sometimes, and I know there are times that I am almost certain he could be coloring something more interesting and educational at the same time. Enter Edupics, an online resource choc-full of educational coloring pages that are interesting for kids and adults alike. Break out the Prismacolors! If you’re looking for more coloring pages, you could also stop by The Color.

Office of the Tooth Fairy Kit: My son has yet to lose his first tooth, and if there was one thing I remember growing up is that the yucky process of losing a tooth was well compensated with quarters.

There are also a slew of boutiques and specialty shops that I want to link here, since products like this are hard to find, if not impossible to get, in this area. As simple as these shirts may be, I have fallen head over heels with the Playdate NYC shirts. I could totally see my son rocking a big blue and red ‘B’.

My son, Benjamin, is in love with music. This totally makes me happy, and even more so since it’s not just a fleeting phase. I hardly own any CD’s and he is lacking a stereo of some sort in his room. I only listen to MP3’s and I’m thinking that my son should too. After all, things are getting more and more digital, why waste time building him a CD collection that he’ll likely discard as he grows? Better start with the Sweet Pea MP3 player made especially for toddlers. The only con I can find is that it runs on AA batteries rather than having an internal, re-chargeable battery, but all the other specs are great!

Have you ever bought your kid something, just for them to turn around and play with the box instead? As disheartening as this may be, Creative Toy Shop Online actually encourages your kid to play with cardboard boxes in the forms of castles, tree houses and pirate ships. These toys really promote creativity, as they are shipped ready to assemble and ready to paint.

Last but definetly not least is Oompa Toys. I really could spend all day on that web site, oohing and aahing at every other thing I see there. I’m not so hot about the toys, but the furniture and décor is divine! Especially this, this and this(only NOT in Pink).

I’d love to hear what you think!



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