Friday, July 8, 2016
Thank you so much for your interest in the "Stuff!" blog! We will continue to review all kinds of new products we think you, our wonderful readers, will enjoy. The blog will now be run thru the Baltimore's Child website and new posts will be added there. Here's the link: http://baltimoreschild.com/category/blogs/stuff/. Thanks for helping to make Baltimore’s Child “Baltimore’s Best News for Families” for over 30 years!
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Summertime often means lots of travel and it’s important when vacationing with kids to bring some toys along. For over 40 years, Playmobil has created wonderful playsets that serve as a springboard for children’s imaginations. Playmobil travel sets are the perfect combination of portable and “creativity inspiring” that kids want for on the go fun. Their latest “Carry Case” sets come in a variety of themes including fashion boutique, police, and backyard barbecue. Each set comes with 1 or 2 figures along with all kinds of associated accessories to set up scenarios and spark imagination. And the best part of it all…everything fits easily into the case it all came in and clicks shut to keep pieces from falling out. Easy to transport, easy to open, these sets are perfect for grab and go situations. For a more substantial experience, try one of the “Take Along” Playmobil sets. My kids and I got to try out the Take Along Police Station (top picture) and had a blast. The scenarios they came up with when playing with these toys were awesome. This set provided a police station, three figures, and tons of extras (everything from keys for the jail cell to a motorcycle for one of the officers). And of course my favorite part…everything fit back into the building and folded up with a quick click to make it easy to transport without losing pieces. One of the greatest features of Playmobil has always been their attention to detail and these sets do not disappoint (because what’s a backyard barbecue set without a grilling tool and hot dogs?). Playmobil Carry Cases sell for between $9.99 and $14.99 each and the Take Along Police Station retails for $39.99. Find these at Amazon, ToysRUs, and specialty toy stores. See how big the world of Playmobil is at www.playmobil.us.