Preschool (3-4 years) Elementary (5-9 years) Preteen (10-12) Teens/Adults (13+)
Move over Muppets, there are new puppets on the block. These three zany talking heads are creativity on a stick. With levers that make their mouths move, fanciful faces, and big googly eyes, the Puppets-on-a-Stick just invite kids and adults alike to step into the world of imaginary play.
Approximate price – $29.99 www.educationalinsights.com
Awards: ASTRA Best Toy of the Year, Preferred Choice Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award and SNAP (Special Needs Adaptable Products) Award, Creative Child’s Creative Play of the Year 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.