Travel Tested Toddler Toys
I cut the Hidden Picture pages and Game Pages from Sesame Street Magazine,
put them in plastic page protectors, and covered the game pieces with clear
contact paper. All the pages were gathered in a green looseleaf binder.
This has also been very popular to bring to restaurants
Merit Badge Books
Inspired by an ad from Ford Motor Company, I designed scout-type
merit badges for such activities as "rose-smelling",
"canyon cruising", "moose meeting",
and "sunsetting". These were printed out on 2"x4"
labels. Each child received a blank spiral bound index card notebook. When
an appropriate activity is enjoyed, the corresponding "merit badge"
is stuck into the notebook, with a quick commentary on the activity.
Alphabet Flash Cards
By scanning in family photos, and pictures of favorite book and movie
characters, I made a set of alphabet cards for Sam and Sarah. They were
printed on 2.5" x 3.5" card stock, and then laminated.
Magnetic US Map- Child's Play Catalog
WonderBoards- Children's Garden, Silverdale, WA
Clingboards- Children's Garden, Silverdale, WA
Spell Time, Sum Time- Sensational Beginnings
Magnetic Alphabet Case- Sensational Beginnings
Write Start- Sensational Beginnings
Sesame Street Little Lessons- Learn and Play
No-Spill Bubble Tumblers- Target
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic- Target
Good Sources for travel toys:
Right Start Catalog- 1-800-LITTLE-1
Hearth Song- 1-800-325-2502
Chinaberry (books and other treasures for the entire family) 1-800-776-2242
One Step Ahead- 1-800-274-8440
Sensational Beginnings 1-800-444-2147
Learn and Play 1-800-247-6106