Foster creativity with Shuttle Imagination, a biodegradable cardboard upgrade from KidsCraft Playhouses. Made from 100 percent recycled materials, the precut, easy-to-assemble shuttle fits two to three mini moonwalkers at a time.
The clever contraption turns the traditional learning-to-ride philosophy on its head by teaching tykes to balance from day one. The idea is simple: The lack of pedals forces kids to propel themselves with their feet. As their sense of stability develops, they’ll walk, scoot, then zoom.
The line of slick push toys is made from postindustrial recycled wood and finished with nontoxic and low-odor paints. Choose from an elephant, fish, pig, duck, dinosaur, or lamb. The company also offers matching tees and onesies in ribbed or organic cotton.
The three-story dollhouse holds its own as a chic nursery decoration, with rooms adorned with retro illustrations of furniture, lamps, and the like. The cradle comes with a mini mattress and rocks any space with a modern floral design.
Pint-size action figures, cars, trucks, and detailed environments from Mighty World encourage imaginative play. The Complete Emergency Response set includes ambulance, motorcycle, patrol car, policemen equipped with barriers and cones, paramedics’ gurney, and EMS kit ready for unforeseen injuries.
There’s something magical about constructing the simplest of towers when pieces seem to float together. Made from ecofriendly hardwoods that can withstand the test of time (beech, mahogany, huesito), Tegu magnetic blocks are meant to be handed down from brother to sister to cousin.
Foster a love of writing with a magnetic letter board. Simply trace the letters with the stylus, and tiny metal balls pop up to fill in the lines. Easy-to-follow arrows and no-fuss erasing make learning fun.
An ecofriendly take on the classic shape sorter, it’s constructed of organic cotton, filled with plant-based fiber, and wrapped in recycled packaging. Soft, snuggly, and safe for babes to explore with their eyes, fingers, and mouths.
Conceived by Spanish designer Héctor Serrano, the wide-eyed cartoon stickers instantly transform kid (or grown-up) mitts into conversation pieces. Each box comes with eight colorful animals or monsters — but the dialogue possibilities are endless. Let a crocodile chat up a bumblebee or have two monsters shoot the breeze.