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The Best Baby Gift? Crazy-Eyed Bird Rattle – Timberdoodle Homeschool Vodcast #0030

We fell in love with Tolo’s Crazy-Eyed Bird Rattle the first time we saw it; but it has been amazing to see how much babies actually enjoy and benefit from this rattle/teether/squeaker toy. From the 4-month-old featured in this video to the toddler we regularly care for, our Tolo Crazy-Eyed Bird gets a lot of loving!

Tolo Crazy-Eyed Bird

From Timberdoodle’s Online Store:
“Partially for baby, partially for you, the Crazy-Eyed Bird is a terrific toy appealing to a wide range of ages! Its lightweight, easy-to-grip body makes a perfect first rattle and its pliable tail is just what a teething baby craves…” Buy the Crazy-Eyed Bird online here, only $7.75 at the time of this post!
Also available as part of Timberdoodle’s Complete Core Curriculum for Babies!

What Can You Do With Oballs? – Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast #0029

If you’re looking for a ball for your little person, you’ve probably seen Oballs. With their characteristic loophole appearance you may have wondered what the point is. Not only do the loops make it easier for babies/toddlers to grip and catch, but you can also use Oballs for such wonderful things as blowing bubbles! Flexible, dishwasher safe, rugged, safe and long-lasting, we are sure you’ll be delighted with Rhino Oballs!

Available at excellent prices here:

Oball Set

All Oballs: Exceptionally Safe and Durable
Made of silicone, the Oballs are exceptionally durable; just pop them in your dishwasher when the need arises. Also, you’ll be relieved to know that Oballs contain no phthalates, PVC or latex.

Oball Rattles

The Oball Rattle
Oball Rattle, with its many finger holes, is just as easy to clutch and roll as the Original Oball. The soft texture is still just right for mouthing, but it also includes entertaining beads that rattle. This lets you help your baby develop his visual and auditory tracking skills. Babies find the bright colors, happy sounds, and squishy sides captivating. Plus it is extremely lightweight, so you never need to worry about a face shot from a rambunctious toddler! (Another oustanding component in the Timberdoodle Core Curriculum series!)

Big Oball

Big Oball
6″ in diameter, the Big Oball has bigger circles, bigger holes, bigger ball, bigger action. Everything about the Big Oball is bigger.
Yet it is just as smooth and shiny and just as indestructible as the Original Oball. Kick it, stomp it, crush it, and the Big Oball bounces right back to a perfectly formed sphere. (Another oustanding component in the Timberdoodle Core Curriculum series!)

Really Big Oball

Really Big Oball
A huge 7.5″ in diameter, this is the biggest Oball available. Use it for outdoor games with your preschooler, the easiest ball to catch for your toddler or anything else you would use a typical ball for.

Oball Jelly
Oball Jelly, A Colorful, Sparkly Ball

All the great Oball features are now available in the colorful sparkly Oball Jelly. Oball Jellies are full of finger holes that make them incredibly easy to catch, captivating to hold, and safe to throw. Shiny, smooth, flexible, durable and virtually indestructible — Oball Jelly is the ideal ball in every situation.

#0012 – Wedgits

Why is it so difficult to describe Wedgits? I guess it is because they are so unique. They are simultaneously square and wedge-shaped. They stack simply as orderly pyramids or can be wedged into elaborate creations. So easy a baby can successfully stack them in minutes, yet so complex that adults are still playing with them days later.

Behind The Scenes

  • Devyn’s baby sister Hayden stole the show this week with her huge grin!
  • Grandpa also makes a cameo appearance. He used Wedgits during therapy time after his stroke, and as you can see, was pretty tickled with his accomplishments.
  • Hayden loves seeing babies, and in the closing clip her excitement is because she caught a glimpse of herself in the video camera, and was delighted!

Baby Hayden with Wee Wedgits

From Our Store:

Wedgits have long been a hit in the homeschool arena, to say nothing of their use in schools, hospitals, and occupational therapy centers across five continents. As an open-ended manipulative, Wedgits have always had kid-appeal because the rainbow-colored blocks seem to spontaneously align themselves in a myriad of forms…” Buy Wedgits Now Here!

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