Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Princess Themed Furniture

 Princess Themed Furniture
Princess Themed Furniture

Every little girl is a princess in her own way. Some are princesses who reign from pastel pink castles while sitting on an ivory white throne. Other little princesses prefer all the hot pink, hearts, and glitter they can get their hands on. No matter what type of princess you have, she deserves a kingdom that suits her. 

If you are looking to create a princess themed bedroom or playroom for your little girl, we have many beautiful, wooden furnishings available from some of the most popular makers of children’s furniture. The princess collections we carry are designed to make Her Royal Highness feel as though she is in a majestic wonderland. Each of our collections offers stunning, quality pieces that are fit for royalty.

For example, the Guidecraft Princess Collection has all the accessories you need to create an imperial atmosphere in any room. One of our favorite pieces from this collection is the Princess Book Display Case. We all know how important encouraging literacy in kids is; who could resist reading book after book from this lovely, little library? Your daughter will adore Guidecraft’s darling table lamp which features a pink resin castle. And if she is currently potty training, a step stool might be needed. Why not use the Princess Storage Step-Up Stool? She gets to add her own touch to the space and she can store small treasures inside the wooden stool.  All of the items from this collection feature the same motif, making it easy to coordinate.

If you are looking for a collection that is perfect for playing dress-up and living like royalty, check out the KidKraft Princess Collection. She will love gazing at herself in their Princess Cheval Mirror while in her most beautiful gown, and their Princess Dress Up Storage Unit is the perfect place to store that gown between balls. Kidkraft also makes an adorable wooden castle playset complete with a king, queen, prince, and princess dolls for great pretend play. And, of course, the life of a princess cannot end with playtime. For that reason, KidKraft also offers their Princess Toddler Bed and Nightstand Table. Both items are sure to make her feel like the most special girl in the world and give her sweet dreams.

Perhaps your child has a bit of a modern flair—she prefers a bolder pink and cannot resist a royal purple. For this little princess, the Levels of Discovery Always a Princess Collection is ideal. These designs are fun, bold, and bright—just like your little girl, right? One of our favorite items is the Princess Toy Box Bench. It comes with a padded seat cushion so Her Highness can sit comfortably and her treasures can be stored beneath the seat.

Another fantastic item Levels of Discovery offers is the Princess Vanity Table and Chair Set. We wish we had one of our own to get ready at each day—just the way to start the day off right! Their Kiddie Ups Princess Rocking Horse provides the perfect steed to ride on throughout her kingdom. And what princess could live without a fainting couch? Each of the furnishings in this collection are hand-painted, making them all the more special. 

To browse these collections and more, visit us at AKidPlace.com; we have all the furniture and accessories your little girl could possibly want to outfit her princess themed bedroom or playroom.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Outdoor Ride-On Toys for the Whole Family

If you have been trapped inside your house for the past few months, chances are high that you are dreaming of the day you and your kids can finally go outside to play. The good news is that Spring is just around the corner; soon, the snow will melt and everyone can go outdoors and enjoy the sun and the fresh air.

The arrival of Spring can have a bit of a downside. When you spend winter indoors, you tend to get in plenty of family time. It is easy to do everything together and really bond with your children. Once the weather warms up, most outdoor activities seem to take place while the adults sit on the sidelines. So, how can you make the most of playing outside without losing out on family bonding?

Consider purchasing ride-on toys that are designed to work for the entire family. These toys are incredibly fun and really get everyone into a playful spirit. Not to mention that they keep you active and healthy. So, what are some ride-on toys to consider?

Some of our favorites are Mobo Cruisers. This line of innovative ride-on toys has options for kids of all ages—and their parents, too! Set on three wheels, with a recumbent seat, these ergonomically designed cruisers provide a super-comfortable ride. Because they are low to the ground and do not require any balancing, these are even safe for most senior citizens, so Grandma and Grandpa can get in on the action. Mobo Cruisers do come with safety flags, however, because of the low-profile of these cruisers, they should not be used where cars are driving by.

Mobo Mobito

Want to go on a real adventure? Then we recommend BERG Toys Pedal Go Karts. The steel construction will stand up to the roughest of riders. Around the neighborhood, in the woods, through the mud, no matter where you want to ride, there is a BERG kart available to handle any terrain. Each pedal go-kart that BERG Toys makes can even be driven backwards. Boys and girls as young as three can explore the world on these unique ride-on toys. Some models accommodate adults up to 285 pounds and 6’ tall. Equipped with adjustable seats and steering wheels, these karts will grow as your children do, really giving you your money’s worth.


If you are interested in something more along the lines of a bike—perhaps to start working on the skills needed to ride a standard bicycle—take some time to look into Glide Bikes Balance Bikes. These bikes have no pedals, allowing children to develop the correct balancing skills needed to ride a bicycle. There is a model for all children, even those with special needs. Children as young as 18 months can glide on these bikes and begin to learn the necessary balancing skills for riding a standard bicycle with their Ezee Glider. The Mini Glider balance bike is designed for kids 2-5 years old, and the Go Glider is for kids 5-10 years old and for those who have special needs. Even adults who have never ridden a bicycle before can easily learn with the Glide Bikes Super Glider which is for anyone over the age of 10.

Glide Bikes Mini Glider 

With all three brands there are designs that work for young children all the way up to adults. If you are looking for outdoor ride-on toys that will help bring your family together this spring and summer, you cannot go wrong with any of the choices from these companies. To learn more about the options available or to purchase some for your family, visit AKidPlace.com.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Anatex Play Cubes - Awesome Toys to Keep Kids Busy in Your Waiting Room

Anatex Play Cubes
Anatex Play Cubes

We all know what Anatex play cubes are, even if we have never heard the name before. These wooden busy cubes are the toys you find in nearly every doctor’s office that serves children, the toys that somehow always make going to see the doctor worth it. Kids love them because they are colorful, interesting and different from the usual toys they play with. With activities on all sides, children get to play with others and make new friends. Parents love them because they can keep fussy children quiet, even when the doctor is running behind schedule. And doctors love them because they keep everyone happy.

While Anatex play cubes are great for keeping kids busy in waiting rooms and patient rooms, they are also excellent additions to your playroom at home. Depending on the model, these toys can help children work on basic knowledge, learning things such as letter recognition and counting, as well as fine motor skills, imaginative play, and more. Boys and girls can stay entertained for hours with these educational and fun cubes.
The Anatex Deluxe Busy Cube is great for waiting rooms as well as homes with playrooms; it isn’t the largest busy cube they offer, but it is still pretty sizable. This wooden cube is designed to be a complete sensory adventure. It comes with the bead and wire rollercoaster that is a signature feature of these busy cubes, but each side of the cube is designed to offer interesting and engaging play, including tic-tac-toe and a traffic memory game. This cube has enough activities that there is something for every child, no matter the age.

Is your waiting room busy enough that you need an activity toy that can keep multiple kids busy at once? Then the Anatex Six Sided Play Cube is the ideal choice for you. Between the varied games on the sides of the cube and the roller coaster up top, there are seven different play stations children can choose from. These games focus on many different skills, including counting, color recognition, letter recognition, problem solving, and more. As always, they focus on fine motor skills and cognitive development. 

If you are looking for an option that is unique, a wonderful choice is the Anatex Sea Life Play Cube. This nautical themed busy cube is certain to be a hit with little ones. Each of the five games takes you under the sea, including the crab paddlewheel and the sea life pathfinder. It is the perfect way to bring a little magic to your waiting room.

If you are low on space, consider the Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube. This busy cube is one of their smallest offerings and is well-suited for smaller homes and patient rooms and includes five different toys. The mini rollercoaster is certain to fascinate even the smallest of children. Each side of the cube contains a different experience which focuses on both learning and sensory input, including alphabet blocks for working on letter recognition and gears that can help kids learn cause and effect. If you are looking to get the Anatex play cube experience at home, this is a great choice.

Anatex play cubes are captivating play centers that are certain to keep any child entertained. Made in the USA, you know that you are getting true quality. To order these styles or to browse the rest of our waiting room toys, visit AKidPlace.com.