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Ayala Homossany (with Illustrations by Dikla Calo' Henkin)  has created 2 beautifully illustrated iBooks for children ages 3-6, both of which can be found (obviously) in the iTunes store. The 2 books, Enchanted Wonders- Gateway & Enchanted Wonders- Butterfly. These interactive books can be downloaded to both the iPad (through the App store) & your computer (via iTunes) and encourage your child's creativity & imagination. gateway is a free download featuring the DRAW activity from the upcoming Enchanted Wonders- Gateway book, while Butterfly ($4.99 ) offers 6 full activities for children that can be done with parents (if you need a few activity hints). 

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AERIAL7 Arcade headphones for kids

These are a super option for children who need extra protection, but still want to use headphones with their growing number of devices. The Arcade headphone features soft ear cushions with a compact, adjustable, kid's sized headband.  Featuring AERIAL7's Automatic Volume Reduction (AVR) technology the Arcade  offers a crystal clear sound without distortion or excess exposure to noise. And, in compliance with OSHA regulation standards, the Arcade's volume will automatically reduce to 85 decibels if the volume control accidentally gets turned up to protect those little ears. 

The Arcade is avalable in 4 colors & retails for $35 and can be found online at www.aerial7.com and select stores nationwide. 

I have been avoiding nail polish since I first decided to have a baby. Now that my fourth and final baby has decided she wants pretty pink nails, I've begun looking into safe options for her. Hopscotch offers 16 super kid-safe, non-toxic colors, sparkly top coat and soy-based polish remover.

Yes, this in intended to hang from the Little Partners learning tower, but it also can be wall mounted for a great little easel without taking up lots of floor space. It's reversible from chalkboard to whiteboard and comes with a magnetic strip that hold paper in pace for painting. It even comes in a slew of lovely colors.  You can see ours mounted up and in full use in our chalkboarding post.