Posted: August 21, 2018|
School is right around the corner, and we are PREPARED with toys from Fat Brain designed to EDUCATE your kids!
As the older kids are making their way to the school bus and learning how to read and write, your little ones can be at home learning too! Stimulating your children’s senses and fine motor skills is important for young brain development. Fat Brain focuses on fun and educational toys that little hands can’t get enough of!
We love Fat Brain for their safe, colorful, smooth products that families in South Carolina have grown to love. These developmental treasures are always in high demand - our magic makers know to keep those shelves restocked all day every day!
Fat Brain’s pipSquigz, Suction Kupz, and Spoolz are the ultimate "KEEP THEIR ATTENTION TOYS.”
These 3 Fat Brain toys all have vibrant and bright colors, soft textures, and easy grips. They are durable, stimulate the senses, and encourage fine motor skills.
Suction Kupz and pipSquigz are perfect for the high chair, stroller, and bath tub, and they can travel anywhere. Spoolz inspire hours of playtime exploration. Parents and children both adore these simple yet versatile play toys!
PipSquigz are little colorful suction suckers for 6 months and up. The bumps and wavy ridges are perfect for stimulating touch, the vibrant colors stimulate vision, and the light rattle and suction “POP” stimulate hearing. And in the midst of all this sensory stimulation, these cool little suckers engage both fine and gross motor skills!
Suction Kupz come as a set of 6 silicone cups with suction on the bottom, making the same “POP” sound as the pipSquigz. My 10 month old and 2 year old nieces can’t get enough of these Kupz! The 2 year old pretends she is drinking coffee like mommy while her little sister is teething with them.
Spoolz are a set of 7 colorful spools that are a great stacking toy. But that’s not all they do! Watch as your kids roll them across the playroom, balance them, and push their creativity. There are endless STACKABILITIES!
Now onto a Fat Brain SPHERICAL toy!
Tobbles Neo is another great stacking toy that adds in the physics of motion and tactile curves. This toy is perfect for awakening touch and dynamic play.
Similar to other Fat Brain toys, it has an easy grip and is for awesome for sensory exploration, coordination, and fine motor skills. Tobbles Neo includes 6 vibrant and weighted spheres. Little hands can’t get enough of the stacking, wobbling, tilting, and balancing!
But Shape Magic doesn’t stop there! We also have the OOMBEECUBE!
This cube has six tethered shapes attached to it! The strings are strong and secure so shapes are never lost. Each shape is textured for textile exploration and made of 100% food-grade silicone; PERFECT for teething! The vibrant colored shapes each slide smoothly into their respective slots. Your child can discover colors and shapes while playing with their OOMBEECUBE!
TWIRL IT, SPIN IT, and sit back as your child plays for hours!
The Mini Spinny has been a Fat Brain favorite since it came into stores. The whole Lowcountry was asking for it and our shelves have been constantly refilled!
The Mini Spinny is a go-anywhere sensory toy with three bright propellers that twirl down a corkscrew pole. Your child keeps flipping it over and over again watching the propellers spin and twirl! This toy encourages sensory exploration ad strengthens growing brains!
Fat Brain couldn’t stop there… last year they introduced the SPINAGAIN! The FIRST EVER stacking and twirling toy!
This product is a corkscrew pole with 6 dual colored discs (from largest to smallest) that spin fast and then smooth to settle on the base. Kids love watching the discs twirl down the pole and then flipping it over to see them all spin off. They continue to SPINAGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN… your toddlers will be busy for hours!
School can start for all ages this fall! Just head over to your nearest Wonder Works and pick up your favorite Fat Brain toy. We hope to see you soon!
Posted: August 08, 2018|
Scoot here, scoot there, scoot EVERYWHERE… these wheels won’t let you down!
Micro Kickboard is the U.S. distributer of a Swiss company, Micro-Mobility, selling the best scooters and kickboards in the nation.
Well, “How do you know it’s THE BEST?” you may be thinking.
Micro Kickboard is known for their simple design and excellent engineering. Micro has been awarded worldwide, multiple times, for its prestigious designs. These high end designs have transformed scootering all over the world!
Scooters are an amazingly fun way to encourage outdoor play. Kickboard USA's safe, durable, and incredibly maneuverable polyurethane wheels and handlebar make riding as smooth and easy as can be. The deck is designed with raised silicone micro grip for added safety. Easily adjustable handlebars make this scooter just right for growing kids!
The T-bar is even removable for frustration-free storage and travel! Even better, Kickboards are known for being the quietest lean-to-steer scooter.
Micro offers scooters for ages ranging from 1 to 99+. All scooters come in different bright colors and some even have LED lights to make the ride brighter and more fun!
The Micro Mini 2 Go Deluxe Scooter is recommended for children ages 18 months to 5 years. This scooter is designed to grow with your child! It starts off as a seat with removable storage underneath for any belongings. Your toddler can learn balance and coordination all while enjoying the outdoors. Once they are comfortable, the seat can be taken off and the handle bar height can be adjusted for your child to get scooting while standing up!
The Micro Mini Deluxe scooter is for children ages 2-5 years with a weight capacity up to 75 lbs and an adjustable T-bar to accommodate the little ones as they grow. Your child will love “surfing the sidewalk” and you will love all the fun and exercise it brings to the family.
The Micro Maxi Deluxe scooter is for children ages 5-12 years with a max weight of 150 pounds. Kids learn to steer and improve their balance while enjoying a completely smooth ride due to the polyurethane wheels. This scooter is great for a variety of ages!
Wherever you’re going, Micro will take you! Not only does Micro make spectacular scooters, they encourage families to get outside and get exercise! We also encourage your children to always wear a helmet whenever riding their Micro scooter.
Scoot scoot on over to Wonder Works to get the award winning Micro Kickboards now!
Have you joined the CORKCICLE CRAZE yet?!
The craze is real - and for good reason! Corkcicles keep your drink cold up to 25 hours (more if you use ice!) and hot up to 12 hours.
There’s ZERO condensation. No more rings on your table or wet hands!
Corkcicles are triple insulated stainless steel, super durable, and have easy-grip sides and a screw on cap.
I am personally Corkcicle obsessed.
My daily “leaving the house” check list looks like this:
Here are 10 ways to use your Corkcicle, the ultimate accessory!
1. Keep your drinks cold on a hot beach day-
We know nothing beats the heat of South Carolina, especially when spending your day at the beach. Instead of lugging a giant cooler filed with water bottles, bring your Corkcicle! Your drinks will stay cold all day! The 60oz Corkcicle will keep plenty of water refreshingly cold… or even two bottles of wine for mom and dad!
2. Keep your cocoa hot on a cold winter day-
Not only do Corkcicles keep your drinks cold, they ALSO keep them hot. Whether it is hot cocoa, coffee, or apple cider…. Corkcicle is the canteen for you! There’s nothing worse than when your hot drink cools off! Beverage disaster averted!
3. When one glass of wine just isn’t enough-
The 24oz Corkcicle can hold an ENTIRE bottle of wine… or upgrade to the 60oz canteen that holds TWO bottles! Pop open the bottle, pour it into your canteen, and you have chilled wine ready for the entire day! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?!
4. Morning smoothie or weekend milkshake-
Are you a smoothie or milkshake person? Whichever you are, that shake needs to stay cold! I drink a green smoothie every day after the gym. Before, by the time I finished my workout, my smoothie would always be melted and warm… ew! Now with the Corkcicle, my green smoothie stays cold and I stay happy!
5. To save the environment-
Have you joined the “no straw” challenge this summer?! JUMP on the no plastic train to save the sea turtles, starting at Wonder Works! We carry Corkcicle stainless steel straws that are eco and turtle friendly. Slip them into your bag, and you have plastic-free straws ready to use at all times! Let’s make a difference together!
6. To be more like Oprah-
One of Oprah’s favorite things of 2017 was the Stemless Corkcicle! Oprah said that not only does it keeps your drinks hot or cold for hours but it keeps “soccer moms happy right through overtime." The stemless is available in 8 bold colors, holds 12oz, and is perfect for wine, cocktails, tea, sangria and more.
7. To continue your coffee addiction-
The Corkcicle Tumbler is a mommy favorite. Depending on how much coffee keeps you going, the tumbler comes as a 12oz, 16oz, or 24oz. If you, like everyone else we know, drink coffee or tea every day, this tumbler is a GREAT investment. Bring your tumbler with you to Starbucks or your favorite coffee shop, and have the barista fill your tumbler instead of their cups. Help save the environment! WIN WIN!
8. As a thermos for your baby milk-
Keep your baby’s milk in a cute Corkcicle! It is easy to carry around, have in your bag, and open and close with no mess! We also have a 9oz Corkcicle that is perfect for little hands. Add on a straw top converter to prevent messes!
9. Camping and hiking-
Whether you’re backpacking an entire weekend, hiking for the day, or camping for a week, water is a necessity! Corkcicle offers so many different sizes, you're sure to find the perfect size for your trip! The 64oz is amazing for long weekends to keep you hydrated while the 24oz is great to slip into your backpack side pocket for the day. Whatever you neeed, we got you!
10. Last but not least…. ON THE BOAT-
Boating is an essential part of a summer in Charleston, and the local southerners across the lowcountry love bringing their Corkcicles along for the ride. Boating is a time for families to come together - even the family pets! Enjoy a cold beverage all day long, and be sure to share with your furry friends, too!
Posted: July 11, 2018|
Ohhh to go back to the days of being a kid again. Life seemed so simple!!
Playtime and toys are vital to kids’ development. Hearthsong is a company that we absolutely adore because of their wholesome products that encourage creative thinking and imaginative play.
Hearthsong believes “childhood is a time when children need to experience as much creative, imaginative play as possible because kids experience so many of life's first lessons through play.”
We at Wonder Works could not agree more. Children are undeniably magical!
Hearthsong offers a wide range of products from outdoor activities to puzzles and educational toys. The company’s mantra is “Toys You’ll Feel Good about Giving.”
Get ready to feel GREAT about these 5 Top Toys of Summer 2018 from Hearthsong that will encourage the MAGIC of childhood:
A giant Inflatable Easel with paints. What is it about a toy being LARGE that makes it 10 times more fun?! Bring painting outside on a hot summer day and then rinse off your child’s artwork when they’re ready to create their next masterpiece!
Hearthsong doesn’t stop at easels; they also offer INFLATABLE BOWLING. For BIG TIME fun this can be set up outside or indoors. Kids love kicking, throwing, and finding creative ways to knock the pins down! Your family can enjoy the game of bowling without having to make a trip to the alley!
LED Bumper Balls bring inflatables to the next level. Everyone has that one toy that they buy for their children but secretly really want to try out. This may be the one for you! LED Bumper Balls come with 2 in a pack so your child can play with a buddy.
These giant balls are filled with glitter AND LED LIGHTS that are motion activated… so the faster they run and the more they bump, the brighter the lights!!
When we think of summer we think of sunny days! Unfortunately, sometimes it rains and parents need to scramble to figure out how to keep the munchkins occupied. Well, Hearthsong has just the toy for rainy days! GOLF POOL.
Golf pool is an indoor game that twists together mini-golf and billiards! Just set up the velcro green mat on the floor and watch your kids as they start putting golf balls into the pockets!
Summer = sunshine, smiles, and SWINGS. Hearthsong’s Regatta Boat Swing has plenty of space to fit two sailors who are ready to cast away on a mighty adventure! Don’t worry… of course this sailboat has colorful flags to fly in the wind during the long journey!
With summertime in full swing and the Fourth of July right around the corner, it's the perfect time to find beach toys to entertain your kids!
This year, be sure to pack the newest fad in beach fun from Toyosity… THE SURFER DUDE. The world’s very first self-riding beach toy!
Sit back, relax, and know your child is safely playing with the super cool Surfer Dude! WE LOVE this beach toy because it is ideal for shallow water play and entertains for hours! KIDS LOVE to see their surfing buddy catch every wave. Each features a cool dude or dudette with crazy hair riding a brightly colored surfboard.
There are six to collect: they all have different names, styles, and hometowns! “Aussie” Alice is from Hawaii while “Hossegor” Hank is from France!
They can surf EVERY wave without getting lost in the ocean or losing their board… and yes, they come back to shore EVERY time.
Think of it like a boomerang for the water!
When you reach the shore, your child throws the Surfer Dude into the ocean and watches him catch the waves and cruise back into shore! Kids will get exercise without even knowing it while running back and forth with their Dudes. The fun lasts for hours and even big kids join in on the fun!
“Just Surf” is Surfer Dude’s mantra. This is intended to be a reminder that life is a series of ups and downs, and that it is often best to ride with the waves. Surfing is BOLD. Stepping onto a surfboard and into the endless deep ocean takes courage and strength.
Give your child a Surfer Dude today and set the tone for enjoying a beach trip with happy kids and bold adventures!
Posted: May 10, 2018|
Summer is right around the corner...it's so close I can taste the iced tea and smell the suncreen on my kid's cheeks when we cuddle.
There are so many reasons to love summer - no school, long days, sand in our toes, and especially the hours of outdoor play in our sun-splashed backyard.
Want to make the summer of 2018 even more magical for your family and friends? It's simple with the brand spanking new inflatable Ginormous Unicorn Sprinkler from Big Mouth!
At almost 7 feet tall, this mythical beast dwarfs all other backyard sprinklers! Just imagine stepping out your back door and seeing this giant sprinkler, spraying water out of its enormous horn, to the delight of every overheated member of the family!
Toddlers, with their natural sense of wonder and imagination, adore playing hide and seek around the unicorn's lovely legs. Older kids can lay on the grass, cool off in the falling water, and daydream the day away. Teens and tweens will make this giant unicorn the life of the birthday party, and the star of Snapchat!
Truly a dream come true for all ages!
The super easy set-up and durable vinyl, two features Big Mouth is known for, are a great bonus for the adults who are in charge of summer fun. Inflate and fill with a garden hose for a fantasy afternoon of fun at family picnics, birthday parties, campgrounds, and grassy backyards!
Summer magic is guaranteed with the biggest and bestest sprinkler on the block! There's no shortage of ways to play - or of neighborhood kids who can't wait to get in on the fun!
The Ginormous Unicorn Sprinkler is has gone viral this summer. You'll see it pop up on every social media feed and YouTube videos your kids are glued to. It's sold out of local stores all over the nation. Magically, we've managed to wrangle a small but steady stream of these rare beasties to keep us stocked throughout the summer.
Click here to to shop online today!
Start planning your own Instagram-worthy spinkler photo shoots with inspiration from these real-life summertime folickers:
Guest of Honor at your Unicorn Birthday Party!
Extra fun at the pool! (Maybe you'll even make a rainbow!)
A cooling rain shower as you bounce!
Water your lawn with MAGIC raindrops!
Make a new best friend!