"Over 500 of America's top independent and neighborhood toy retailers have selected the Best Toys for Kids. Drawing upon our expertise, experience, and commitment to fulfilling play, ASTRA hand-picked the most engaging, unique, open-ended, fun, and safe toys for your children. The 2009 Best Toys for Kids list features toys that deliver exceptional value and expand a child's imagination, toys that invite discovery and exploration, toys that get kids moving, toys that build creativity, toys that fascinate babies, and even toys that delight hard-to-shop-for pre-teens."Be Beep is proud to carry some of the Best Toys for Kids Award Winners! Here they are:
1. Learn to Dress Kitty by Alex Toys
Learn to button, snap, hook and loop, buckle, tie, zipper and more! This 20" plush cat features 11 dressing activities that help develop fine motor skills. Includes real lace up sneakers with socks! Her dress and T-shirt are removable too! Suitable for ages 18 months and up!
2. Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set by Melissa and Doug
3. Furnished School Building from Playmobil
"Let's play school" takes on a new meaning with this furnished school building from Playmobil! Comes complete with science room, classroom, art room, music room as well as an office and lots of other accessories! Children will have hours of imaginative fun! Suitable for ages 4 and up!
4. Sticky Mosaics Heart Box from The Orb Factory
We also carry another style of Sticky Mosaics Jewelry Boxes:
We love Rody and have been selling Rody for over 24 years! Made of super strong latex free vinyl, inflatable to adjust for the weight of child. A fun toy for ages 2-4. Great for developing balance and coordination skills. Made in Italy. Holds up to 400 pounds! We sell Rody in a variety of colors: blue, lime green, yellow, red, baby pink, bright pink, and teal!
6. Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station by Pumponator
We are so proud that the Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station is locally made in our home state of South Carolina. These were developed in York, SC and the people who own this company are very nice, Southern folks! The Pumponator makes filling balloons with water or air so easy! It's simple, easy to use and portable! Provides endless opportunities for on the go fun! Ages 8+! Pumponators come in: blue, pink, red, and camo green!
7. Calico Critters Country Tree House by International Playthings
8. Magformers Carnival Set by Rainbow Products
9. Faux Bow from Marky Sparky