discovery toys blog of billie elias
Tips for parents who play with their children or who want stay-at-home income.
Toys for special need, autism, gifted and typical kids.

July 16, 2011

Shop for the holidays in July

It may only be July, but starting your holiday shopping now, a little at a time
(rather than doing all of your gift buying in one month) can be a good strategy. Not only will you be able to spread your expenditures out over a period of time, but you'll free up your winter calendar to go to parties and enjoy the festive season without fighting the crowds. Why not reduce the last minute stress so many people experience in November and December? Take advantage of our summer sale - extended to end of July - to get you started!

July 12, 2011

Lullabies around the World CD

Item # 1097    Orig $15 SALE $7.50
Expand Baby's worldview while never leaving the nursery. Musical CD presents 11 sweet and peaceful songs sung in their native languages, mixed with their English translations. Lyrics sung in Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Mandarin, Yiddish, and more. Includes 11 additional instrumental versions.
from birth to toddler

Order Lullabies Around the World

July 09, 2011

One week only sale July 12-18, 2011

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Tactico can be enjoyed by adults.  My son came up with some enhancements to the rules that Discovery Toys provides for younger players.  For example, turn the numbered side of each game piece up, initially, and try to remember where you saw the smallest numbers. Then turn all pieces over.  Now you have a memory game as well as a strategy game.  Leave low numbers for your opponent to pick up last, giving them a low score. 

July 03, 2011

"Are we there yet?" summer travel toys

Summer is here and vacations are planned, so you are likely to hear these words uttered more than once as you travel.

Discovery Toys has the answer with some terrific books, games and CDs on sale to help kids stay busy in the car or on the plane. Save money and shop for the perfect travel products with our SUMMER SALE!
Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Kids

Here are 5 good tips for parents to keep in mind whether traveling by car, plane, train or ship this summer:

1. Allow more time than usual. Even the best laid plans can hit a snafu, so allow extra time to pack up and get where you are going.

2. Pack an activity bag. Bring lots of things to do. A short drive can feel like an eternity to a child. Don't forget to pack lots of snacks (too much is better than too little) and some relaxing music to play when things get rowdy. Take a look at the PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT above for some Discovery Toys products that will work great on your trip! And check out my recommendations listed below.

3. Get a good nights sleep. A well rested child is a happy child.

4. Pack an emergency kit. Include medications and ointments you might need, as well as baby wipes. Throw in a small sized bucket and a towel in case of motion sickness.

5. Relax and have fun! You're on vacation, enjoy yourself! Relax, slow down, and savor the moment.

Family Vacation
Discovery Toys' products are perfect for your travel needs. I recommend:


Peek-A-Boo Cube
Monkey See Monkey Do
Sounds Like Learning CD
Animal Lullabies Book & CD
Glove Story Puppet
Baby Grooves
Boomering Links
Baby Moves Collection
Place & Trace
Geo Cubes


Word Match (First Words & Colors/Shapes)
Build-A-Story Books
Sounds Like Phonics Games
ABC & 123 Wipe Clean Books
It's A Match
Busy Bugs & Busy Farm

School Age

From Time to Time
Tricky Fingers
Speed Wiz
Wiz Kids
Mosaic Mysteries
Think-It-Through Tiles
Space Exploration Set

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