Friday, June 20, 2008

Great New Toy For Summer Travel

As we prepare for our summer travels, we have come across a great new toy from Leap Frog. The new Leap Frog Tag system allows children ages 4-8 to read a book while Mom and Dad are driving (or flying). The tag system is an electronic pen that the child uses to highlight words in books and the pen reads the word. The child can also choose to have the whole book or just a page read to them. Games and Activities are also included. The book selections with the system are fantastic. From Diego, I Spy, Disney Princess, Cars, Miss Spider, The Little Engine that Could (I could go on for a while) to National Geographic Animal Cards. My two year old will love to hear about the animals and their sounds on the animal cards. I will report back on the success of the toy with my children. You can purchase it by clicking here (enter leapfrog tag)

My other great find is for our two year old. The Snack and Play Travel Tray straps over the child's car seat and provides them a table to play, color or eat on. The new tray is made of a foam and has been crash tested for safety. The tray can be purchased by clicking here (enter snack tray)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Round of PlayGround Equipment Recalled

15,000 Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry Go Rounds sold at Toys R Us were recalled today due to a fall hazard from a fautly bearing system on the seats. The manufacturer has received one report of an injury from a fall. These merry go rounds were sold at Toys R Us from January to March 2008 for $80 - $100.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Second Round of Playground Equipment Recalled

Today the CPSC recalled 11,000 Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets sold at Wal-Mart and Toys R Us since the beginning of this year. Backyard Leisure has received 114 reports of the hangers for the glider swings breaking, including three reports of minor injuries to children. These wooden play sets were made in China.
This comes a month after the CPSC recalled 17,000 play sets sold to day care centers again due to fall hazards. The Playworld Systems Swing Sets which were recalled were made in the United States.