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  1. That's So Retro

    That's So Retro

    If you haven’t noticed, retro is IN. From inflatable chairs to denim jackets with patches, retro is having a moment not only in the fashion industry but in the toy world, too!

     

    Our personal favorite retro toy is the ORIGINAL Lava Lamp from Schylling! Fun fact: the Lava Lamp was invented by a British accountant named Edward Craven Walker in 1963 from a design for an egg time he’d seen in a pub!

     

    Stressed from a long day at work or dealing with the kids? Turn on your lava lamp and turn off the lights for instant relaxation! Even cooler? Lava Lamps make great therapeutic lights! The gentle stimulation of the flowing liquid inside a Lava Lamp is soothing for those with special needs or sensory issues, helping them focus while doing homework or calm down before bedtime.

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  2. We're Not Crazy!

    We're Not Crazy!

    If you love #SHOPLOCAL then think Wonder Works because we love our community!! Christine Osborne, the owner and founder of Wonder Works, inspires a company culture focused on giving back to our Charleston community. Wonder Works encourages us to volunteer with local organizations, donates toys to MUSC Children’s Hospital, and has an open-door policy for entrepreneurs who want to share toy ideas. In so many ways, Wonder Works creates smiling faces!

    One of our toy suppliers, Crazy Aaron’s Putty World, supports his Philadelphia community to such a degree that we are proud to shine the SPOTLIGHT on him and to share our love and support for the good he is doing!

    You can mold it, you can squish it, you can stick it to your wall… what is it? PUTTTYYYYY!!!!

    Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty isn’t the classic putty you’re imagining… you know… the 1957 putty in the red egg!

    Crazy Aaron’

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  3. Squish Away The Stress

    Squish Away The Stress

    It is about that time to…. DE-STRESS.

    Stress levels have been off the walls lately and I don’t have time to go to yoga every day or to start meditating! My stress seems to rub off on my kids, then to my husband, and I have found myself and my family caught up in a never-ending cycle. I have been looking everywhere to help relieve my stress and I have FINALLY found the answer!

    ORB TOYS.

    “Say what?”

    Orb Toys makes colorful, slimy, or beaded stress balls that can be taken anywhere or just thrown into your purse!

    “I doubt a stress ball would really work.”

    Ahhh…I thought you’d say that!

    Stress balls are proven to relieve stress and act as physical therapy! I love them because they are simple and easy. It doesn’t involve an hour of my time or anything more added to my schedule that in the end can make me more stressed!

    Hold your stress ball at red lights, while working, watching tv, or even when pushing the stroller! Your str

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  4. The World's Smartest Dog

    The World's Smartest Dog

    The World’s Smartest Pet

     

    Every child wants a pet. They beg and PROMISE to walk him, PROMISE to feed him, PROMISE to clean up after him. In reality, most parents know that’s probably not how it’s going to work out.

     

    Enter GIZMO, the coolest pet you'll ever own! This artificially intelligent puppy will not only take heed to your voice commands, such as "Sit", "Laydown", and "Rollover", but also offers Bluetooth connection. You can watch Gizmo dance to the beat while playing your favorite tunes via his speaker! Can your dog do that?! Gizmo’s embedded educational feature and can be a powerful teaching tool for kids learning their alphabet or numbers.

     

    Interact with Gizmo using voice commands or download the smartphone APP control. The infrared sensors sense proximity and will help it avoid obstacles. Gizmo has multiple touch sensors located on its body and responds to praise and pett

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  5. Hush Little Baby

    Hush Little Baby

     Growing up with two younger sisters, playing “house” was something we did almost every day. To our father’s dismay, our baby brother was often the subject of endless outfit changes and doctor’s visits. (Don’t worry, Harry turned out just fine!)

     

    One thing we loved almost as much as our actual baby brother was our baby dolls. We would spend hours building cradles and houses for our babies. I think this is why I love the new Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Baby Care Activity Center so much!

     

    This triple-sided play set has everything you need to feed, change, bathe, soothe, and put baby to bed. The wooden center includes a kitchen with refrigerator, sink, and high chair. A changing and bathing area features a bathtub with spray nozzle and flip-down changing mat, a mirror, wipes dispenser, diaper disposal, and washing machine with clicking dial. The nursery area has a rocking cradle,

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  6. First Day of Fall FUN!

    First Day of Fall FUN!

    Happy first day of Fall!! With Fall comes large sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and a little more indoor play than we have been used to! Goodbye pool days and hello after school activities!

    Wondering how you’ll entertain the kids? Have no fear!!! CREATIVITY FOR KIDS IS HERE!

    Wonder Works has an entire section of crafts for all ages. With Creativity for Kids, childhood creativity lasts a lifetime! Their mission is to provide children with experiences that stimulate and encourage their natural creativity. Creativity develops children’s problem solving and critical thinking skills that are needed to achieve lifelong success!

    What better way to start off Fall than a PIZZA PARTY WITH CREATIVITY FOR KIDS!

    But wait…. FIRST you and your kids can plant your own pizza garden inside your house! Head over to Wonder Works and grab your very own “Plant a Pizza Garden

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