Toy maker Vilac was born in France more than 100 years ago. Your kid was born in the U.S. three years ago. We think the company’s all-wood six-string stunner and your little rocker make the perfect duo.
The newest (and rosiest) dollhouse from the Brinca Dada crew was inspired by the minimalist architecture of Paul Rudolph and Tadao Ando. But we bet the biggest influence was someone’s daughter saying, “I want it in pink.”
And the Grammy goes to Symphony in B. The most innovative toy we’ve seen this year puts your wee conductor in charge of the orchestra. By placing the instruments in the pit, kids manipulate the musical stylings of fifteen pre-recorded songs.
There is no shortage of tablets for kids, but this one is different. The Android-powered Nabi is smart design (you’ll appreciate the durable rubber case). Preloaded with apps for kids pre-K and up, it also has a secure parent mode that lets you manage future downloads.