Infant (0-2 years) Preschool (3-4 years)
Are your little ones feeling squirrely? This charming squirrel pull toy twitches his tail side to side as he chases after a rolling acorn. The long pull string has a safety breakaway feature and the easy-to-grasp bead handle is too large to be a choking hazard, making this colorful Nutty Squirrel ideal for beginning crawlers to chase, wobbly walkers to pull, and confident runners to have bouncing along behind.
Approximate price – $20 www.kidoproducts.com
Awards: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
Amy Carney Bevins (www.amycarneybevins.com) is a freelance writer, Associate Editor and Toy Expert for FAMILY Magazine, an educator and founder/owner of Chantilly Chefs cooking classes for children and adults. She has been featured on WUSA9, NBC, MonkeySee.com, AOL Video and RobustCooking.com.