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Awesome new toy alert! If you have a child who is musically inclined or loves to sing and dance, the new Symphony in B from B. Toys will be their favorite before long. This new musical toy lets your child be the conductor while learning all about 13 different instruments as they orchestrate their own inspired musical combinations.

To play, your child can choose up to 5 different instruments to place in the orchestra pit, which will be played together. Your little one can choose from 15 songs and classical symphonies and even change the tempo as the instruments play. Instruments include the clarinet, flute, tuba, trumpet, xylophone, drums, cymbals, piano, accordion, koto, guitar, violin and sitar, and each instrument is labeled with its proper name. Plus, each instrument has a distinct shape on the bottom so your child can also reinforce their knowledge of shapes as they place each instrument back into place after playing.

Unique features of Symphony in B include:

Lights teach the sections of an orchestra
Beautiful, rich, professionally recorded sounds
Included playbill teaches composers, writers and lyrics
Auto-off.

Mom’s” toddler absolutely adores Symphony in B, and has already gone through one set of batteries as she composes symphony after symphony. The music is not cheesy or annoying, as some children’s toys can be, but beautiful and classic. We could listen to the various symphonies for hours, and even older children will enjoy it. (yes, parents too!) This is one fabulous musical learning toy!

To learn more about Symphony in B, or to locate a Target retailer near you, please visit justb-byou.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Your little back seat driver is going to love having their own steering wheel – no drivers ed classes needed! (at least not yet!) B. Toys’ latest educational toy for children is the ultra cool YouTurns, a steering wheel that doubles as a pillow for long car rides. Just flip it over, and little ones can nod off on the way to Grandma’s.

The bright red wheel sits neatly in your child’s lap, and can be steered left or right with real engine and horn sounds. Plus, tiny tots will love that they can shift into forward, reverse or neutral as they cruise along, and the screen even lights up for night driving! With LED blinkers and a music button that plays lively tunes, YouTurns will spark your child’s imagination while beating the backseat blues.

Another great use for YouTurns? It makes an excellent gift for children who have an extended stay in the hospital. It can be used for playing or sleeping while confined to a hospital bed, and is much more exciting than a teddy bear!

To learn more about YouTurns, or other B. Toys, visit justb-byou.com. B Toys can be found at any local Target store, as well.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

For hours of creative writing, drawing, and just plain fun – the new two-sided Take it Easel from B. Toys is a budding artist’s dream! No need to waste paper – this reusable easel features an erasable whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other, becoming a tabletop easel or chalkboard in an instant. Just pull the handle up and click it in place when ready to draw and create!

With an extremely handy handle for carrying the easel to the desired location, the Take it Easel is portable, which makes it a great item to pack along for trips to Grandma’s when on-the-go! It holds art supplies right inside when closed, and comes with 10 non-toxic washable markers, an eraser and chalk to get your child started! “Mom’s” little one is having a blast carryng the Take it Easel all around the house to play and draw, and “Mom” loves how easy it is to clean up!

To learn more, visit B. Toys, or purchase one at Target.com or OneStepAhead.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Just in time for Valentine’s Day Fun, the new Wheeee-ls! by B. Toys will race into your little one’s heart as an adorable treat that is sugar-free! With 4 vehicles that each have a heart license plate, the bright, bold cars & trucks are entertaining and just plain fun! Your child will love to pull each car or truck back to watch how far it will go! “Mom’s” daughter couldn’t wait to get them out of the box to play!

NO batteries are required for these chunky vehicles, sized just perfectly for tiny hands! Each one makes a different noise – the car rings, the truck chimes, the racer rattles and the taxi squeaks. For ages 1- 4, Wheeee-ls! by B. Toys can be found at Target stores nationwide.

Please visit justb-byou.com to see all of B. Toys’ unique toys and games for children.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Hugs just make the world a better place! That is why B. Toys has recently introduced the new Hugs 🙂 Links to their line of kid-pleasing educational toys! 24 individual links feature a rattle inside for little teethers and droolers, and older toddlers will enjoy linking them up to make a huge, 3-foot chain! Shake, rattle and roll the Hugs 🙂 Links – they are colorful and practically indestructible – kids ages 3 months to 3 years will love to play with these entertaining links!

Mom’s” little one loves to take them all out of the container and put them back in again, providing curious fingers a lesson in dexterity and coordination! Features of the new Hugs 🙂 Links include:

  • 24 clickity, colorful links
  • Each is a happy rattle
  • String together a 3-foot long chain!
  • Smooth plastic loves little hands

We are lovin’ the new Hugs 🙂 Links at “Mom’s” house, and hope we never run out of hugs! To locate a store near you that carries Hugs 🙂 Links, or other entertaining toys by B. Toys, visit justb-byou.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

 

Things are getting whacky around “Mom’s” house! B. Toys sent over their Whacky Ball game for children ages 1 to 3 years old, and this little game has been providing quite a bit of action the past few days! The hammer squeaks as the balls are hit into the hole successfully and down they come – one by one into the tray at the bottom. Developing hand and eye coordination is fun with this toy that provides hours of entertainment! Get the whole family involved in a “whacking” session – pun intended, of course!

Features of Whacky Ball include:

Four beautiful balls
Mirrored background
Hammer squeaks, wheels spin, balls bang
Pretty tray catches balls
Etched patterns & sensational colors make B. toys a work of art. Don’t hide this toy away when company comes!

To learn more about B. Toys and their entire line of educational and just plain fun toys for little ones, visit justb-byou.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Spark creativity and bring out the ooh-la-la in your children as they make and design their own fashionable jewelry with the help of Pop-Arty! by B. toys! This fabulous jewelry design kit was made for children 4-10 years of age, and includes 500 pieces of snap-together jewelry for endless combinations! With 12 rings and 6 bracelets, plus pieces that can be strung together to make necklaces of any length, your future fashionista will delight in making new jewelry to match outfits or dress-up clothes.

The 500 pieces are packed in a reusable container with a tag containing instructions and inspiration made from recycled paper. This all-in-one packaging makes gift-giving a breeze, too! What “Mom” loves is how easily the pieces snap together and come apart for little fingers. There truly is no end the amount of beautiful creations that your child can design – this is a toy that will grow with your child, as well!

What will your budding artist or fashion designer make using Pop-Arty!? For more information on B. toys, or to locate a retailer near you, visit justb-byou.com.

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*

Happy B.irthday to B. toys! The fantastic and fun-focused B. toys is celebrating its 1st birthday by GIVING gifts that say to the world “Just B. you!”

To the first 10,000 people who “Like” B. toys on Facebook, they will receive an adorable onesie for baby! Hurry – get your FREE onesie before they’re all gone!

*Image provided by B. Toys.*

Super cool toy alert! B. Toys, known for their brightly-colored, educational toys for children, has developed what “Mom” thinks is just plain SMART. Many of their favorites now come in recycled packaging, made from recycled paper and printed with soy-based inks, and the boxes wrap themselves for easy gift-giving! For busy families who want to make a difference, and cringe at the thought of buying yet another birthday party bag that may get tossed once the present is opened, this eco-friendly option is simply fabulous!

The B. Alphaberry is a learning tool which teaches youngsters the alphabet on their own handheld PDA! It arrives packaged in its’ own recycled paper box, and includes the following features for fun, anytime!

  • Push any button. A letter appears & is read aloud.
  • 3 screen colors
  • 4 musical styles of the alphabet song
  • Cozy in little hands
  • Auto-off and volume control (It can use its inside voice, too)

The B. Alphaberry can be purchased at Target, or you can visit justb-byou.com to locate a retailer near you.

The B. Okideoke is perfect for your budding singer! For family sing-alongs, or just to record your own voice, this little microphone comes in recycled packaging, and has 4 unique features:

  • Amplify your voice
  • 8 pre-recorded tunes
  • Record a message or a song
  • Control the tempo

To learn more about the B. Okideoke, which can be purchased at Target.com, please visit justb-byou.com.

*Company geneorusly provided samples and images for this review.*

Celebrate the Earth with a little planet-friendly FUN with the entire family! The following educational books and green games make for a wonderful evening of home spun entertainment while learning about Mother Earth at the same time.

Woodsy Words

Remember pick-up sticks? Taking the original game and making it both eco-friendly and educational, Woodsy Words builds reading skills with simple game play. To play, simply hold all the sticks in one hand and let them fall onto a flat surface. Then, select one stick – if you can extract it without moving any of the others, read the word printed on it and select another stick. Continue play until you bump another stick or get stuck on a word. The player with the most sticks at the end of the game wins! This new game features 30 Earth-friendly vocabulary words. The sticks are printed with vegetable ink on recycled paper. For ages 5+. www.educationalinsights.com

Smens® Pens

Can pens that are made from recycled newspapers smell fruity and delicious? Yes! Check out Smens, the latest release from the best-selling manufacturers of Smencils. Perfect for drawing, writing, and keeping score, Smens are available in gourmet scents including, Red Licorice, Creamsicle, Aloha, Mystery Scent, Banana fo Fana, Mocha, Passion Fruit, Ninja Berry, Pink Lemonade, and Black Licorice. Each Smen is individually wrapped in a stay-fresh biodegradable plastic tube and is guaranteed to keep its scent for two years. For ages 6+. www.educationalinsights.com

World Repair Kit by Serena & Lily

“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing…in Perfect Harmony…” Inspire kids to make the world a better place this Earth Day with the unique World Repair Kit by Serena & Lily! The kit contains a 205 page guidebook that is chock full of earth-friendly ideas that you and your family can do together to make a difference. Big or small, every action counts, and kids can stamp their passport once each activity is completed. Ages 8+. www.serenaandlily.com

Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals; illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Compost Stew is a delightful alphabetical recipe that teaches youngsters how to create and use their very own home compost bin. With bouncy verses featuring items that will nourish Mother Earth and gorgeous illustrations that use recycled and found materials, this picture book furthers a timely message—to nurture and give back to the Earth.

Apple cores

Bananas, bruised

Coffee grounds with filters, used

Just add to the pot

and let it all rot

into Compost Stew!

Through Earth Day you can enter to win your very own copy of Compost Stew! Visit www.siddals.com.

Karaoke Fun with B. Okideoke

Sing along with the whole family while recording your voice with the B. Okideoke from B. Toys! Little ones can record a message or song, or sing along to 8 pre-recorded tunes. As B. Toys says, “Anything Worth Saying is Worth Saying Louder!” B eco-friendly too – the cool packaging is made from recycled paper and soy-based inks, and it wraps itself for an instant present, which Moms’ love! justb-byou.com

*Companies generously provided images and samples for this article.*