Friday, December 16, 2011

Kidkraft Pretend Play Kitchens – Hours of Creative Play for Even the Smallest Chef

As a parent, you want to give your child every opportunity to grow and develop important cognitive and social skills; one of the best ways to do this is to encourage them in creative play. Kidkraft Pretend Play Kitchens have everything your little chef or homemaker needs for hour after hour of imaginative activity. Choose from one of the adorable models listed here, and don’t forget the pots, pans and pretend food items!

Kidkraft Vintage Kitchens

These beautifully detailed pretend play kitchens, available in pink, red and white, are among the most popular sellers from Kidkraft. Parents will appreciate the vintage appeal and sturdy wood construction, while little ones will love the realistic detailing, complete with oven that opens and closes and knobs that click and turn. The “chrome” sink is removable for easy cleanup, and your little chef will get a kick out of chatting on the cordless play phone as he whips up a special treat.

Large Wooden Kitchen

This model is an all-time favorite with parents and kids alike. Decorated in appealing pastel colors, this pretend play kitchen comes equipped with a fridge and freezer (with doors that really open and close), stovetop, and removable sink; the microwave and oven both have working see-through doors. Large enough for multiple children to play together, this model is also available in an updated version with brighter, bolder colors for a more contemporary look.

Uptown Espresso Kitchen

Nothing says style like the sleek, new Uptown Espresso kitchen. One of the newest pretend play kitchens by Kidkraft, this modern kitchen set has it all. The doors on the refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and oven really open and close, while the kitchen sink can be removed for cleaning when needed. With plenty of room for siblings or best friends, this kitchen is the perfect place to put together a dinner party or an elegant brunch.

Wooden Kitchen Play Sets

Don’t forget to accessorize their new kitchen with all of the essentials – wooden toasters, baking sets, a smoothie set, and plenty of play food items give little ones everything they need to cook up a real feast.

Where to find Kidkraft Pretend Play Kitchens

A Kid Place online offers a terrific selection of Kidkraft pretend play kitchens and play sets at unbeatable prices! Plus, browse the huge inventory of over a thousand items designed for kids of all ages, including the entire Kidkraft product line. All items meet or exceed government safety standards and come from award-winning manufacturers who specialize in quality products for kids.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Puppet Theaters for Kids - Hours of Fun and Creative Play for Toddlers and Young Children

Even the youngest of children love watching the antics of puppets as they act out a scene from a favorite fairy tale – or just make up a story as they go along. But puppet theaters are not just about drama – they also serve an important educational function. Dramatic play can help young children to develop important social skills and build problem-solving abilities; puppet theatres can even serve a therapeutic purpose for young children to work out difficult issues that they are unable to verbalize for themselves.

Whether you are looking for a puppet theatre for your own kids to use at home, or you need dramatic play equipment for a daycare center or preschool, one of the theaters listed below is sure to suit your needs.


Guidecraft has always had an outstanding reputation for high-quality educational toys, and with good reason. All of their kids’ products are carefully designed, with plenty of attention to detail. Guidecraft offers a few different options for puppet theaters: a tabletop model with “velvet” curtains that recalls the early days of theatrical production; a colorful modern tabletop theater, and a free-standing setup that allows kids to sit behind the stage, out of sight of viewers. All models are constructed of high-quality wood and fold for easy storage.


The Alex Floor Standing Puppet Theater is perfect for use with hand or finger puppets. Easy to assemble, it comes with a write-on “marquee” where kids can add the name of the next production and the upcoming show times; while the lightweight but sturdy Alex Play House Puppet Theater comes with a chalkboard front and doubles as both a puppet theatre and a play house.

Lisa LeLeu

The all-in-one Lisa LeLeu Super Star puppet theater has everything your kids will need to put on a hit production. This deluxe theatre is constructed with a lightweight fiberglass frame that is easy to put together and take down for easy storage. The “main stage” comes with a detailed backdrop, a backstage door, a wipe-off marquee, a ticket “window,” and plenty of other extras that make it seem just like the real thing. This theater comes with three hand puppets, admission tickets, and even a script for a play – as well as many other accessories that will help to get their creative juices flowing.

Where to find Puppet Theatres for Kids

A Kid Place online offers a charming selection of puppet theaters that have everything your child needs to put on a fabulous production. And while you are checking out these adorable dramatic play accessories, be sure to look at the rest of the great pretend play toys from the huge inventory of over a thousand items designed for kids of all ages for a one-stop holiday shopping experience. All items sold here meet or exceed government safety standards and come from award-winning manufacturers who specialize in quality products for children.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Teamson Kids Dollhouses – Stylish Living for Barbie and all her Friends

If you are looking for a dollhouse for that perfect holiday gift, Teamson Kids dollhouses are the best place to start. Your children will enjoy hours of imaginative play and build important social and cognitive skills while they set up and redecorate these beautifully crafted, wooden dollhouses that are just the right size for Barbie and Bratz dolls.

Teamson Kids has lived up to their reputation as a top-notch manufacturer of quality furniture and toys for children with these sturdily-designed, charming wooden dollhouses. Each model is crafted from wood and sits on wheels for easy moving and storage. Large enough for several children to play at once, the houses come fully furnished and are painted in bright and cheerful designs, and all doors open and close. Below are three of the beautiful models you can choose from:

Teamson Kids New York Mansion

This stylish dollhouse will make all of their dreams come true this holiday season, with its three levels of lovingly detailed rooms. Some of the furnishings that come with this beautifully decorated town house include a washing machine, “potty,” kitchen table, bed set, armoire, and more. Uptown or downtown, this adorable dollhouse will make for easy New York living as your little ones enjoy life in the big city.

Teamson Kids Paris Mansion

Style and sophistication are the order of the day with this gorgeous Paris mansion from Teamson Kids. Barbie and Bratz dolls will live it up in luxury as they enjoy the spacious rooms or look out over the City of Light from the third-floor balcony.

Teamson Kids London Mansion

Your child will be able to imagine herself amidst the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest, most cosmopolitan cities in the world with the Teamson Kids London Mansion. The perfectly-detailed three-level townhouse has plenty of room for your little one and several of her friends to play together as they discover everything that big-city living has to offer. Who knows, maybe they will even spot a prince or two from the balcony overlooking the front door!

Where to find Teamson Kids Dollhouses for Barbie and other fashion dolls

A Kid Place online has the latest Teamson Kids dollhouses at great prices, just in time for the holidays! You will find everything you need to make this season one they will remember for years to come. Browse the huge inventory of over a thousand items designed for kids of all ages – from nursery furnishings to ride-on vehicles, from collector’s items to the highest quality educational toys, you will find plenty of unique, well-made products that will make your child’s eyes shine. All items meet or exceed government safety standards and come from award-winning manufacturers who specialize in quality products for children.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kidkraft Train Tables: Where Fun and Creativity Begin

If you are like most parents, you have probably watched your little ones fall in love with the wooden train tables that can be found in the best high-end toy stores. Now, you can bring the excitement and magic of their favorite toy trains to life with these wooden Kidkraft train tables and accessories, all of which are compatible with the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine and Brio train sets.

Kidkraft Metropolis Train Table and Set

Your little engineers will love this deluxe wooden train table and track set from Kidkraft. This adorable train table allows your child to preside over an entire city, with a full layout that is compatible with Thomas the Tank Engine and Brio train sets. The rich espresso finish that suits even the most discriminating taste, along with the huge trundle drawer for easy cleanup, make this set a favorite with parents, as well.

Kidkraft Ride around Town Train Set with Table

This beautiful train table and set will provide kids aged 3-6 with hour after hour of imaginative fun. The table is easy to put together and comes with two storage bins that slide underneath for easy cleanup; the track set places a busy community at your child’s fingertips, with its charming landscaping and track that works with both the popular Thomas and Brio train cars.

Kidkraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

Learning is more fun than ever as your kids enjoy hours of creative play with this 120-piece wooden train set and table from Kidkraft. Multiple children can play together with this terrific table from the award-winning manufacturer of kids’ toys and furniture.

Kidkraft Train Table – White

Take creative play to the next level with this adorable train table – available in white, honey or natural. The cute graphics provide a great backdrop for all of your child’s favorite train cars such as Thomas and Friends and Brio. Matching heavy-duty trundle drawers for convenient storage are available separately for purchase, allowing for easy cleanup when playtime is over.

Where to find Kidkraft train tables and accessories

A Kid Place online is the number one retailer for specialty toys like wooden train tables, block tables, activity tables, and related items. All items sold here meet or exceed government safety standards and come from trusted manufacturers who specialize in quality products for children. So, sit back and browse the wonderful selection of kids furniture, pretend play toys, educational toys, musical instruments, pedal vehicles and more, and enjoy the rest of the season and all the joy it has to offer.