HIGHLAND PARK, IL (NOVEMBER 2012) – Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore is ready to kick off the holiday shopping season with the most-wanted educational and inspirational toys and books for children. Chosen by their team of full time certified K-8 teachers, these Beanstalk Toyologists are sharing their list of top gifts from toys to books.
For the “little men”, junior architect toys are all the craze, from classic erector sets to marble mazes and magnetic sets like Magna-Tiles, SmartMax, and Geomags. These building sets help develop motor skills and inspire imagination. Spy Gear is another favorite boy toy, consisting of premiere espionage equipment that allows kids of all ages to hear through walls, see around corners, communicate in silence, and protect their belongings. For those enthralled with planes, trains, and automobiles, classic Thomas trains, remote-controlled airplanes, plasma cars, and “Wow Toy” trucks please any transportation fascination. “Wow Toys” are perfect for boys and girls that are eighteen months to five years and beyond. These battery-free toys stimulate learning through long lasting creative play, and have exciting features that help feed imagination. Some other great gifts ideas for the little guys include the GeoSafart Microscope, Automoblox C9 Sportscar, Discovery Telescopes, Perplexus Maze Games, Magic Science Kits, and Real Radio Flyer Sleds.
The top trending girl gifts this season are those that inspire the little ladies to explore their inner artist and creativity. Have a budding artiste at home? Make sure that little Picasso is covered with Alex art sets, Sticky Mosaics, and Fancy Nancy art kits. For the “Susie Homemaker”, little girls will be the envy of the neighborhood when they have their own Kidkraft outdoor playhouse or wooden kitchen complete with pots and pans. For those mini fashionistas, start with the Baby Stella, Dream Baby, or Melissa & Doug dolls, and then outfit her with a stroller, highchair, and bed. Also be sure to check out the Carolle Dolls, Calico Critters & Homes, Rainbow in My Room Toys, Schoenhut Guitars & Pianos, Kids Crooked Playhouses, and plush toys and puppets!
“The secret is really thinking about the child,” says Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore buyer, Alyson Pedowitz. “What is his or her age and interests?” she says. “Once we know these things, we can help you find what’s right for your child [or niece, nephew, grandchild].”
To find toys that are best suited for each child, Beanstalk Toyologists are available to answer any questions to help make gift giving simple. Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore also has the largest selection of newborn essentials including Bath and Baby Care, Strollers, bassinets, and car seats.
Whether searching for the latest toys and games, playhouses, arts and crafts, books and music, or even learning aids, the focus at Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore is high quality products that will last for many years and end up at the top of every toy chest. This makes Beanstalk one of the most popular holiday shopping destinations on the North Shore. Like magic, the perfect gifts, wrapped and ready to go under the tree, will be delivered to faster than Santa can squeeze down that chimney.