All posts tagged: educational toys

Favorite Toy Stores in NY

Here’s our list of favorite stores to shop for toys in NYC.   A Time for Children  506 Amsterdam Ave., NY, NY, 212-580-8202 Acorn  323 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718.522.3760 Area Play  Various locations in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, NY The Artful Place  171 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718.399.8199 Baby, It’s You  3727 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10463, 718.548.1134 Blue Tree  1283 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10128, 212 369.2583 Boomerang Toys  119 W. Broadway, N.Y., N.Y. 10013, 212.226.7650 Chelsea Market Baskets  75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 The Children’s General Store  168 East 91st St., NY, NY 10128, 212.426.4479 Daily 235  235 Elizabeth St., NY, NY 10012, 212.334.9728 Dinosaur Hil  306 E 9th St., NY, NY 10003, 212.473.5850 Enchanted Toy  1179 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10028, 212.288.3383 FAO Schwartz 767 5th Ave.,NY, NY 10153, 212.644.9400 Giggle, For a Giggle Store Locator go here! Grandma’s Place  84 West 120th St., NY, NY 10027, 212.360.6776 Heights Kids Kid O  123 West 10th St., NY, 10011,212.366.5436 Kidding Around  60 West 15th St., NY, NY 10011, 212.645.6337 Kidrobot  For a Kidrobot Store Locator go here! Kisan Concept Store  125 Greene St., NY, NY 10012 …

KIMOCHIS™ Sweet, plush characters with feelings

MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE interviews mompreneur Nina Rappaport-Rowan — the creator of KIMOCHIS™. The catalyst to launching KIMOCHIS™ was the devastation Nina felt after the Columbine tragedy in 1999. Nina first launched this line of characters in November 2008, hoping to help parents teach their children about empathy, kindness, resilience, and gratitude. KIMOCHIS™ have a purpose — they are lovable, educational, and can bridge connections and open communication with our kids. SHOP KIMOCHIS™ Q & A MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE: WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR DEVELOPING KIMOCHIS? Nina Rappaport-Rowan: Turning 40 marked a pivotal time in my life. While I have always been satisfied with the choices I made in my career, I knew that I had something a little more purposeful to do. I was really struck by the Columbine incident. This continues to haunt me everyday. The idea that children are killing each other in schools is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE to me. I have to believe there are ways that we can stay connected to our kids, to make sure they are emotionally …