Friday, September 21, 2012

Levels of Discovery Firefighter Collection Helps Ignite Kids’ Dreams


Ask a group of children what they want to be when they grow up and you can bet at least one will answer ‘fire fighter!’ Firefighters are heroes who help keep communities safe. Their tireless ability to save lives makes them very appealing to kids. If your children aspire to become a firefighter, the Levels of Discovery Firefighter Collection will help fan that flame.

The Levels of Discovery Firefighter Collection features several pieces of wooden furnishings. Each high quality piece puts the world of firefighters front and center. You’ll also find that each piece of furniture contains a little something extra to really make your little boy or girl’s experience a memorable one. They’ll love being surrounded by images, colors, and even sounds that remind them of their favorite occupation.

Levels of Discovery really went above and beyond in the creative ways they work the firefighter theme into their furnishings. Here are just a few of the pieces of furniture included in this collection:

  • Firefighter Toy Box Bench: Every firefighter needs a place to store his gear! This toy box bench serves two purposes. First, it has a large capacity box that’s perfect for storing all of your child’s favorite toys. Once playtime is over and the toys are put away, it can be used as an attractive bench seat. The firefighter theme is everywhere in this wood piece. Standing back, you’d think you were looking at a miniature fire department with sliding doors, fire poles, and even a trusty Dalmatian to play with.
  • Fire Engine Rocker: Sound the alarm! This child-size rocking chair is loaded with plenty of extras that will fire up any pint-sized firefighter’s imagination. From the fire engine on the chair’s back, to the ladder arms, right down to the mini fire truck that rolls back and forth along the chair’s runner, this fire rocker just screams firefighter! And if that’s not enough, the rocker’s siren will do it. Once the fire is extinguished, the siren can be switched off.
  • Firefighter Revolving Bookcase: This bright red bookcase calls attention to all the books waiting to be read. Designed to look like a fire hydrant, this durable case has one 10” shelf and one 12” shelf. The case revolves, allowing you to easily access anything stored on it. The details on this case are amazingly precise, right down to the real chains attached to the hydrant’s hose connections.
  • Firefighter Table and Stool Set: After a long day of fighting fires, what’s better than sitting down at the table and enjoying a snack? This kid-size set carries the firefighter theme through with red and black coloring and fun graphics. The top of the table has a toy sized fire department in the center with a roadway surrounding it. A working bell is a fun way for kids to let each other know that break time is over.
Each part of the Levels of Discovery Firefighter Collection is meticulously crafted out of wood and is designed to both look great and be sturdy enough to stand up to a bit of rough play. With these attractive and fun furnishings around, your child’s dreams of being a hero are sure to stay with them. Be prepared for hours of fun and imaginative play with these beautiful and fun wooden furnishings.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Schoenhut Pianos Help Little Fingers Make Big Music


Ping… ping… ping… If your child is a music lover, chances are you’re familiar with the tiny sounds that come out of child-sized instruments. Musical toys that are made for children’s hands are just that – toys. However, just because they’re young doesn’t mean your kids don’t deserve a serious instrument. Schoenhut Pianos are the perfect tool for any budding Mozart.

Schoenhut Pianos stand out among instruments for children because they’re designed to both fit a child’s stature and stand on their own as a legitimate musical instrument. Each piano is specifically crafted to recreate the feel of playing on a full-size piano. However, your toddler’s height and reach are taken into account, leading to a more comfortable playing experience.

These pianos make beautiful music and can help your children enter the world of classical music, but they’re also a joy to look at as well. Each piano is a replica of a larger type of instrument. Their handsome finishing and rich colors will both delight little girls and boys and complement your home’s furnishings. You’ll find a number of different styles to choose from:

  • Schoenhut Traditional Deluxe Spinet Piano: The deluxe spinet piano is a great place to start if your child is showing an interest in music. With 37 keys it’s almost half the size of a standard piano. The key spacing lets little hands get comfortable with playing while still preparing them for an easy transition to a full size piano.
  • Schoenhut Elite Spinet Piano: At 25 keys, the Elite is smaller than the deluxe, but no less able to introduce your kids to playing piano. Just like with the Deluxe, the space between the keys allows your children to learn about correct finger spacing. This model comes in several finishes, including a lovely mahogany color.
  • Schoenhut Classic Baby Grand Piano: The Classic Baby Grand has a 30 key range and a beautiful design. Graceful spindle legs hold up this miniature baby grand, but it’s sturdy enough to stand up to regular play. Best of all, it is available in a variety of finishes to match your children’s tastes and your d├ęcor.
  • Schoenhut Concert Grand Piano: If you really want to go all out, the Concert Grand Piano is a fabulous choice. Designed to mimic full-sized concert grands, this piano makes a beautiful sound and an elegant statement in your home.
Schoenhut pianos all utilize the company’s patented learning system, which includes a removable strip of colors that can be added behind the keys. This gets your kids started in learning how to move from one chord to another. An included songbook will help your kids play some of their favorite songs.

Any budding musician will be thrilled to learn to play with a Schoenhut piano. Quality craftsmanship, ease of use, and design all come together to make these pianos a joy for anyone who encounters them. Who knows – with a quality instrument like this your child could be the next Beethoven! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Smart Gear Walkers Make Walking More Fun


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One of the biggest thrills as a parent is watching your children take their first steps. When your kids learn to walk their world opens up. They can do new things and explore new places. Sometimes, though, learning to walk can lead to additional bumps and bruises. Smart Gear Walkers are a great way to give your toddler some extra stability as she learns how to walk. They’re bright, colorful, eco-friendly and a ton of fun.

What’s a Walker?

A walker is a push toy that gives young boys and girls added stability as they learn how to walk. A handle is connected to a solid, wheeled base. The handle helps keep them upright while the wide base gives them added stability. Your children will be able to practice the mechanics of walking and build up important muscles without toppling over every few steps.

What Makes Smart Gear Walkers Different?

There are tons of walkers out there, but Smart Gear Walkers are a little bit different. There are several reasons why walkers from Smart Gear are the best choice.

First of all, Smart Gear Walkers are made with the world around us in mind. They put protection of the environment over profits, which leads to high quality toys that do not have a destructive effect on the environment. All of their toys are made with rubberwood that is grown renewably, and for every tree they use two more are planted. They also use safe formaldehyde-free glue and water based paints. Even the packaging is not exempt – it’s made from 70% recycled materials.  Buying from Smart Gear is a purchase towards making sure the environment is in better shape for your kids, and some day for their kids as well.

Smart Gear isn’t known just for their green policies, though. Their walkers are fun enough to stand on their own! Here are some of the walkers they offer:

  • Giraffe Walker and Shape Sorter – Your kids get to hold onto a giraffe with crinkly ears and moving eyes. When they need a break they can play on the floor with a colorful shape sorter that rests on the walker’s front.
  • Jolly Walker – Your child doesn’t need to walk alone! This cheerful walker has a soft pouch in the front that’s perfect for holding dolls and plush animal friends.
  • Hopping Bunny Walker – Two adorable plush bunnies hop up and down on the front of this walker as your child pushes it. When he or she is tired out, the bunnies come off and are perfect for cuddling.
  • Fire Engine Walker – Save the day with this striking fire truck shaped walker. Inside you’ll find 36 wooden blocks for additional playtime.

Their attention to detail and commitment to the earth are two great reasons to choose a Smart Gear Walker for your child. Each walker will give her hours of safe and fun play, both on her feet and sitting down. Bright, colorful, and fun – playtime with these fantastic walkers is only a step away.