This plush, smiley sushi toy measures four by seven inches and has passed all ASTM (aka American Society for Testing and Materials) requirements, so is safe for kids aged 12 months and older. With its prawn topping, fluffy white rice body and corduroy feet, this friendly little creature can be paired with a California of Maki roll.
This wooden projector encourages kids to cast their art on the wall. Complete with see-through slides, stencils and an erasable marker, the kit also comes with a flashlight and five rolls of paper Washi tape—so kids can free-draw or even trace their art directly onto the wall (with the erasable marker). Intended for artists who are five years old and up, the projector encourages kids to make art and share it in a large-scale format.
Intended for readers from four to eight years old, Rebecca Green’s aptly named How to Make Friends with a Ghost details the best technique for becoming pals with a spook. From making them their favorite treats (mud tarts and earwax truffles) to charming them with bedtime stories and serenades, there are plenty of useful tips. Along with whimsical illustrations, the book is sweet, funny and conveys a message of kindness.
Measuring out to 36″ by 36″ when assembled, this nine-piece puzzle features a curving pathway for kids to play with. This road can actually be illuminated when passed over by the included car, which is equipped with a blacklight underbelly. The car has lane-following technology, and can therefore commandeer the course all on its own, too.
Taking an all-natural approach to your pooch’s nutrition, Ernest wants to make pet care more healthy and simple. Their Peanut Butter + Banana Recipe Biscuits are made up of just three ingredients—oats, peanut butter and banana—and are wheat-free, making them easier for your dog to digest them. With 14% crude protein and 9% crude fat, they offer plenty of nutrients for your pup.
Written by Dave Eggers, Tomorrow Most Likely is unsurprisingly playful and simultaneously tender. The book, illustrated by Lane Smith, preaches the virtues of going to sleep and waking up ready for the new day—and all the exciting, odd and glorious things that could happen then. “Tomorrow most likely there will be a door that leads to the world, where people are found,” one part reads. Intended for children aged three to five, it’s an ideal read-aloud bedtime story for the family.
Written by pro skater Karl Watson and illustrated by Henry Jones, the aptly titled My First Skateboard was written to inspire kids to get active—on skateboards and within the skating community. The positive tale follows Jonas through his journey: from his desire for a skateboard to shredding the San Francisco streets, and then meeting people from all over the world through the sport. Explicitly saying that skating is for everybody, the book carries an undeniable air of encouragement for little ones.
With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear view of the outside world.
Made from 100% cotton, the Fern Gully blanket by Halcyon Nights is reminiscent of the lush Australian bush thanks to its various shades of green, and images of native animals. Complete with small pops of pale pink and lilac, the sweet illustration is by Dandenong-based Min Pin Design. Soft and durable, the knitted blanket measures 100 by 80cm.
Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, the Cruzee Ultralight Balance Bike is a brilliant option for kids learning to ride. The super-light frame (just 4.4 pounds) means they’re as effortless for kids to maneuver as they are for parents to carry around. The seat is adjustable in order to grow with your child and the foam rubber tires will never go flat. Best of all, this bike is an approachable and fun way for little tackers to skip training wheels.
Based on the yellow aluminum “OY/YO” sculpture by Deborah Kass, this blue onesie is (like the artwork itself) a spirited play on language. With “YO” on the back, and the Yiddish exclamation “OY” on the front, it’s printed in Brooklyn and available for kids three to 18 months old.
The 14-pound Babyzen YOYO+ folds up to fit in overhead compartments and trunks with ease, and is remarkably quick and simple to unfold one-handed. Unlike other travel strollers, it’s also well-designed enough to double as an everyday stroller if needed. All-day functionality includes multiple and ample storage areas, a generous sunshade and a reclining seat. It’s also available in several colorways.
With illustrations by Yayoi Kusama, this Penguin Classics hardcover release fuses the artist’s surreal style with the beloved tale. The book still suits kids, but proves that the tale transcends generations. Kusama’s take on the classic is perhaps the most creative and tantalizing yet.
Simultaneously lightweight and structurally sound, ecoBirdy’s kids’ chair is capable of accommodating all kinds of rough-housing. Using patented technology, the brand has transformed colorful plastic waste into a unique and colorful virgin material, ecothylene—one they can mold into endless shapes. Price is in Euros.
Reminiscent of classic stunt helmets, Nutcase’s Little Nutty is fit for kids and features a no-pinch magnetic buckle, removable visor, and three sets of foam pads for a snug fit. Each helmet boasts an injection-molded ABS shell along with protective EPS foam, and 360-degree reflectivity which means they’re durable, easy-to-spot and will keep a little rider super-safe. Price is in Euros.
Available in six fun colorways, the Little Tokyobike is a sized-down version of the brand’s classic cruiser. It’s outfitted with training wheels, wide tires (for all kinds of surfaces), as well as a handlebar brake and a classic coaster rear brake. The comfy seat is adjustable from 42cm to 62cm, and the entire bike weighs 22 pounds. There’s even a handle for adults to carry it once the ride’s over.