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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

OK, how cool is this? This bed mimics the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Yeah, the price tag is hefty at $3,999 but it’s sure to be the coolest bed on the block. The good news is that the full Star Wars collection at Pottery Barn Kids includes many more affordable options. View the full […]

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Rock, Paper, Crayon

Rock crayons are easy to grip for small children and made from Kosher soy wax with natural mineral pigments. Set includes 64 crayons (4 in each color). This is designed for classrooms but is affordable enough for home use. Set is $29.95 at MightyNest.com.

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Keith Haring Dominoes

This adorable set of wooden dominoes is adorned with the pop drawings of Keith Haring. Available for $68 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Hey there, Money Bags

I don’t know why I love this so much, but something about having your kids collect loose change in a money bag designed in the vein of a cartoon burglar is really funny to me. Available for $15 at ThreePotatoFour.com. (Money not included.)

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Local Toy Store Guide

The holidays are just around the corner, which means family togetherness, festive music, and….commercialism. Many people poop out on holiday shopping because of hours spent in crowded malls with crabby people. Enter the alternative. There are so many local shops that offer an inspired, well-curated selection of baby and kid merchandise that are also simply […]

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Confetti Pop

The kids will love it, even if mom, dad and the vacuum are less enthused. Just push, old-school push pop style, and watch the confetti fly. Available for $10 at UrbanOutfitters.com.

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Getting Into Animation

How cool is this? This stop motion animation kit includes easy to manipulate figures, camera and stop-motion software that’s easy enough for a 6-year-old to use. (Includes 101 pieces though, so keep away from toddlers and anyone else who enjoys swallowing plastic.) Available for $70 at UncommonGoods.com.

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Memory Game

This memory game is personalized with your own family photos. Twelve photos available for upload. Available for $19.99 at pinholepress.com.

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Adventure Globe

  Have a child with a yen for adventure? Let him or her mark his actual (or potential) travels with this cork globe, available for $129 at CB2.  

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Surrealism Junior

Check out this 3-D cut-out sculpture set, with a Surrealist bent. Inspired by the work of  Miró, the set includes bendable wires to connect the pieces and add interest. Recommended for ages 6 and over; available for $15.95 at the Museum of Contemporary Art store.    

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