Great Gifts for Nephews, Nieces and Kids of All Ages

December 18, 2012

We are asked, “I have no idea what to buy for my one year old nephew, can you please recommend a good, reasonably priced gift?”

The one-year old’s we know best tell us that the toys they like the most are the most simple, straightforward and brightly colored toys.  From simple building blocks, to basic animal shape puzzles and simple geometric shapes most one-year olds are quick to show appreciation for almost any colorful toy you decide to give them as a gift.

TAG Toys Geo Form Board

Geo Form Board from TAG Toys

A simple toy like the TAG Toys Geo Form Boards make a great stocking stuffer or a good basic gift for any one-year old boy or girl.  This toy helps very young kids develop physical motor skills and introduces the concept of matching and fitting shapes together.

Other simple puzzles like Animal Shape Puzzles or the TAG Toys First Building Blocks also make great gifts for one-year olds.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly family-run business making wood Toys in the USA. If you are looking for a gift for a girl or a boy TAG Toys has great toys for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Birthdays. Please visit www.TAGToys.com

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Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Toddlers

December 17, 2012

A Reporter asks, “What do you have for last minute stocking stuffers for a two year old?”

We think puzzles are a great toy for any youngster and one of our favorite educational puzzles for two-year olds is our Giant Circle Puzzle. This 11-inch round puzzle has 8 jumbo interlocking pieces with eight bold colors. The big pieces are easy for youngsters to grasp and fit together, and the puzzle can provide an everyday activity for a child to work on independently or with the help of a parent.

TAG Toys Giant Circle Puzzle

Giant Circle Puzzle from TAG Toys

Working with puzzles, children develop fine motor coordination skills and learn how to tell apart shapes and sizes in the context of working towards a goal.  This stocking stuffer gift recommendation is available online from TAG Toys and overnight shipping options are available.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly family-run business making high quality educational Toys in the USA. If you are looking for a gift for a girl or a boy TAG Toys has great toys for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Birthdays. Please visit www.TAGToys.com

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Games for The Family During the Holidays

November 30, 2012

We are asked, “What games do you have that the whole family can play together during a holiday gathering?”

The holidays are definitely more fun when the games are brought out of the closet and everyone can let loose a little bit and have some fun.

Ring Toss Word Game from TAG Toys

Word Ring Toss Game from TAG Toys

One of our favorite Games in our TOY Collection is the Ring Word Toss Game.  In this game, each person tries to toss the ring onto a peg to win a letter and build a word.  Players alternate turns, and keep track of words they are building on the included hand-held score boards, with paper or on a chalkboard. The game can be played in teams or as individuals, and difficulty increases as words get longer, and also as the distance between the base, and the throwing line is increased.

Other games in the TAG Toys collection include the Word Discovery Game, Picture Completion Game, and the Number Ring Toss.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly, family company that proudly hand crafts hundreds of educational toys in the USA, including puzzles for kids, games for families and activity sets for children of all ages. Please visit http://www.TAGToys.com

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Best Green Toys Selected for Holiday Gift Guide

November 29, 2012

TAG Toys is proud to have its Math Skills Number Puzzle included in the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Green Gift Guide for the Holidays.  See the full article at “Try These Green Gift Ideas

Poughkeepsie Journal Selects TAG Toys Math Puzzle as Green Toy

TAG Toys Math Skills Puzzle Selected as Top Toy in Green Gifts for Holiday

What Makes This Toy So Green?  In addition to the nice shade of chalkboard green (see product above) applied to this product, the entire TAG Toys collection of educational toys are environmentally friendly in many ways. Our raw materials are sourced from local suppliers whenever possible (including wood and paint) and our paints are all non-toxic, water based finishes. Every product is proudly hand-crafted by local workers in the USA (Compton California).

Our Math Skills Number Puzzle is one of our most popular math skills activity sets. This educational toy helps girls and boys practice basic math skills like addition and subtraction. Very young children gain familiarity with numbers and learn how to count in sequence.

The Math Skills Activity Set is available at TAGToys.com, through high-quality toy catalogs and in boutique toy stores nationwide.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly, family company that proudly hand crafts hundreds of educational toys in the USA, including puzzles for kids, writing games and activity sets for children of all ages. Please visit http://www.TAGToys.com

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Big Toys that Bring the Family Together

November 27, 2012

We are asked, “What type of big toys do you have that encourage the whole family to play together?”

Children love big toy sets, like Family Doll Houses, Auto Garages, King’s Castles and Fun Wheels which spark the imagination and encourage creative play.  These types of toys allow the entire family to play together by pretending to to be different characters, and encourages interaction that brings stories to life.

TAG Toys Family Doll House

Family Doll House from TAG Toys

Family playtime allows parents to help kids make connections between realistic toys and real life, gain appreciation about everyday objects, and develop an understanding of responsibilities (like cleaning the house) while strengthening family social connections.   Toys like these can also become a creative palette for the child or family to draw on, paint or decorate in ways that make the doll house uniquely personal and meaningful.

TAG Toys is a family business making environmentally friendly, hand-crafted wood Toys in the USA. Whether you are shopping for girls or boys TAG Toys has perfect gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Birthdays for kids of all ages. Please visit www.TAGToys.com

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Christmas Toys from Santa Claus for Toddlers

November 13, 2012

A reporter writes… “I’m working on story about what toys Santa Claus is giving to toddlers for Christmas this year. Please let us know what is at the top of your list.”

Santa Claus is one of our favorite customers, and the elves in our workshop are working around the clock this year to make sure it is a very Merry Christmas for toddlers all around the World.

Santa tells us that inspiring Girls with an opportunity to fall in love with Science is one of his top priorities this year, and we have the perfect tool to help him do just that with Math Skills Number Puzzles.  These math skills activity sets feature big colorful removable numbers, counting beads and some sets have an addition/subtraction table and writing stencils to help young scientists practice practice writing numbers.

TAG Toys Watch Me Count

Watch Me Count from TAG Toys

For Boys, Santa is planning on giving the Toy Lock Box which helps parents teach their children about home/personal safety.  It also helps youngsters develop fine-motor skills, and provides a solid basis for thoughtful, imaginative play.

And for all the the good little kids who are just learning to speak, read and spell Santa is giving Personalized Name Puzzles.  These personal gifts show that Santa really knows his customers, and provide parents and children with an opportunity to work together to learn a basic and important lesson (learning to spell their name). The toy becomes a lifelong keepsake that gains value for the child as they get older. A version of the name puzzle is also available as a clothing rack.

TAG Toys is a family owned, eco-friendly company that hand-makes wooden educational toys in the USA. Our products are designed to help children ages 1-6 develop cognitive abilities and improve their physical/motor skills. Please visit Visit www.TAGToys.com


Healthy Christmas Gifts and Toys for Children

November 12, 2012

A reporter asks us,  “We are looking for products to include in a healthy Christmas Holiday Gift Guide. Do you have any recommendations?”

Giving kids a healthy start in life, means providing them with opportunities that simultaneously develop both physical stamina as well as their cognitive abilities. Our toys make great healthy Christmas gifts, as they are designed from pediatrics research that helps identify activities that foster the connections between thinking, learning and growing during the critical early years of childhood.

TAG Toys Amazing Tracker

Amazing Tracker and Giant Tumble Down Ball Maze from TAG Toys

For very young children, ages 0 – 5 good health doesn’t mean sticking to a repetitive exercise routine, but instead it is linked to the opportunities youngsters have to engage in activities that connect their thinking (mental growth) to physical movement.  To this end, simple wooden toys have been shown to provide more benefit than do high-tech apps and electronic devices, when it comes to promoting early physical and fine motor skill development.

Our toy line helps children very early in life develop hand eye coordination, physical gripping skills and visual discrimination skills. Our toys help foster the mental pathways between cognitive activities and physical skills, which are the fundamental connections that are required between the brain and the body for a healthy life.

TAG Toys is an environmentally friendly, family company that proudly makes baby wood toys, educational toys for toddlers, and kids counting toys in the USA. Please visit www.TAGToys.com


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