Tag Archives: Toys

Clip Clop Clip Clop Klip Klops

Fisher-Price makes a toy now that I would have gone absolutely CRAZY for as a child:  LittlePeople Disney Princess Klip Klops.  What Klip Klops are are molded figures of Disney princesses sitting on horses.  The horses legs are moderately articulated so … Continue reading

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Magic Moves Gets Your Kids Up and Wiggling

We bought our Magic Moves Electronic Wand last year based on a review in a parents’ magazine, and I am so glad we did. It took a while for the kids to really fall in love with it–and the influx … Continue reading

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An Adaptable Toy: Melissa & Doug Sound Puzzle

We are big Melissa & Doug fans here at Casa de Phouka.  The toys are well-made and durable; they also tend to be made of wood, which is our preference in a plastic-filled world.  Their toys remind me of the … Continue reading

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Fun Noisy Toy: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set

When you think of little girls’ play, you may think of tea parties with little tea pots, tiny dishes, and well-dressed dolls and stuffed animals sitting in rapt attendance.  Fisher-Price makes a lovely noisy toy that I think would be … Continue reading

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Super Toy: Magna-Tiles

Santa did a fantastic job this past Christmas by bringing Magna-Tiles into our home.  Both Peanut and Sprout love them, and they’re amazing when used with the light box. Magna-Tiles are definitely an awesome toy for both sighted and unsighted kids, if … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas from the Parents at CCVI

Yesterday, the CCVI Parents’ Group had a holiday toy meet-and-greet during the school day.  I wasn’t able to be there, but our fearless leader graciously forwarded the information they gathered: Ipad app list for visually impaired kids TB CCVI_Toy Ideas … Continue reading

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Only 50 Shopping Days Left ‘Till X-Mas (AAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!)

Yep–it’s time to start screaming.  Christmas/Chanukkah/Kwanzaa/Yule/the Saturnalia/the Festival of Mithras/etc. are approaching here in the northern hemisphere.  Shopping is always a challenge for me, and I know it’s extra-challenging for all of us with kids with special needs:  our trek … Continue reading

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The Wide Wonderful World of Water

If you have a B/VI child and haven’t discovered the wide, wonderful world of water, now is the time to start and explore! Peanut didn’t start walking until he was almost 20 months old.  He’d pulled up and cruised a … Continue reading

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Chomp! The Crocodile Dentist

If you’re looking for a fun, easy game to play with a toddler, the Crocodile Dentist is it.  The game itself is super simple:  players take turns pushing down the crocodile’s teeth until the crocodile’s mouth chomps down on a … Continue reading

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Fun Noisy Toy/Game: Bop It XT

Somewhere, sometime, someone told me that the Bop It! was a fun toy for blind/visually impaired kids:  it’s something noisy that they can play with fairly easily.  So, when I found a $5 off coupon on Target’s Web site, I … Continue reading

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