Fantastic Toys & Gifts for Easter Basket Fun

Apr 03

Fantastic Toys & Gifts for Easter Basket Fun

Spring has officially arrived and Easter is fast approaching. Here at Red Wagon we carry a large variety of items to fill those Easter baskets. You will find toys, books, and goodies for infants on up to any of those young adult children you might be shopping for. This year we have added some sweet treats like character jellybeans, home made chocolate bunnies and marshmallow caramel eggs. They are made right here in Washington. If you are going to be coloring Easter eggs, we have Glob Colors non-toxic botanical paints that are made from fruits, veggies and herbs. You just add water and mix. So hop on down to Madison Park and come exploring. A new shipment of dress up has arrived from Great Pretenders. Along with several new dresses, capes and Knights garb we now have flower halos and a Hot Pink superhero outfit complete with mask and armbands. New to their line is the Colour-A-Cape. These capes have a pre- printed design (superhero, fairy and butterfly) and come with water-based markers for kids to personalize. They are lined with a reversible solid color side and are machine washable.  Don’t worry your little ones art won’t wash away. This should be a sure hit for any birthday gift you might need. Also new to our store is ZOOB. If you don’t already know how great they are come in and check them out. Zoob is a building set with a difference – the pieces move after the kids snap, click, and pop them together. So kids can actually play with their creations. Kids can create simple models in minutes, or get absorbed and spend hours at a time. Zoob’s built-in educational value encourages both boys and girls to learn, explore and create using their most important tool of all: their imaginations. New to the line is the Inventor’s Kit, which features the winners from their worldwide Inventor’s contest. The winners range in age from 7 to 12, even though the toy is geared for 3 and up. Zoob is running another contest and this set includes an entry form for this year’s competition. Pick up a set to take home, you never know, your child might be the next winner featured. Since we are getting outside more often now, we have some great new items for getting your children engaged in the garden. At Red Wagon we have a couple of build-it birdhouse kits from The Little Experience company from England.  One actually includes 2 comics for decorating the...

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Outdoor Toys for Springtime Play

Mar 01

Outdoor Toys for Springtime Play

The beginnings of springtime are starting to show, and we’re excited for the sunshine and spring flowers that are sure to follow. As you bundle up your kiddos to take advantage of some sun, you might want to have one of these fun outdoor toys to enjoy… Kettler Trikes: We have sold Kettler trikes at Red Wagon Toys since we opened , and we’re never surprised with how much customers love them! They are made in Germany with patented features that set their trikes apart from other brands. Kettler trikes are crafted to suit a small child’s anatomical roadmap – from the days they need to be pushed by mom or dad, to later years when they’re off pedaling alone. There is a limited turn radius and low center of gravity to reduce chances of tipping over and assure better safety. Kettler has a quality built and safe trike for toddlers and kids to enjoy outside for many years. Douglas® Cuddle Toy has a fantastic line of hand-crafted fabric wings, dresses and masks for fantasy make-believe play outside and in! It’s called the Dreamy Dress-Ups line, and the fun costumes have vivid colors and eye-catching patterns like real butterflies. Your child will love to put on her free- flowing wings and ‘fly’ around the front yard! The masks and dresses from Douglas® Cuddle Toy add to the experience and encourage your child to spend hours of imaginative play outside. Reeves International is bringing back those classic TONKA trucks. Tonkas’ classic styling, coupled with its durability and free wheeling parts make their collection of trucks a “must have” for any young boy! The retro look will remind parents of Tonka trucks from their childhood, and create a new generation of Tonka fans! We have lots of other outdoor adventure items for exploring bugs & birds and more. If you are at a loss for what to do, come in and check out “The Wild Weather Book”. It has loads of things to do outdoors in the rain, wind and snow. Visit us in Madison Park; we are open 7 days a...

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3 Fantastic Building Toys and Sets at Red Wagon

Feb 03

3 Fantastic Building Toys and Sets at Red Wagon

Building toys have been shown to help a child’s brain development, problem solving skills, and lots more. Plus, kids have lots of fun constructing buildings and structures with colorful blocks, tiles and bricks – they have for hundreds of years! Here are some of our favorite building toys here at Red Wagon Toys… Magna-Tiles® are magnetic building toys that are flat, magnetic tiles to use for building colorful, three-dimensional shapes and structures. Some sets include wheels to give movement to your creation. The tiles stay together by attracting magnetically at the edges, for endless building possibilities! As your child plays with the tiles, critical developmental skills are improved, while imagination, creativity and fun abound. Use the Magna-Tiles® for playful construction, forming geometric shapes, math demonstrations and more – the possibilities are endless, as the company likes to say! The ‘Ultimate Construction Toy for Kids’, Laser Pegs® are actually compatible with LEGO blocks for extended building fun. This is a recent addition to their line. These construction sets are illuminated with LED so that they light up as you build! Add light to boring LEGO sets with Laser Pegs®, or build a fully-illuminated construction wonder! Laser Pegs® have won multiple awards for their creative, colorful and fun building toys – we know your child will love building with light. If your child loves LEGO, he or she will definitely enjoy our fun BrickMaster sets! With an exclusive magazine full of articles, comics, and more. Each BrickMaster set has a different fun LEGO theme, like Pirates, Ninjago and Star Wars to name a few. Not only will your child love the building capabilities with the set, he or she can enjoy so much more from the creative world of LEGO. Come by Red Wagon for a look at our selection of BrickMaster for your little master builder. There’s always something new and interesting to play and learn with here at Red Wagon Toys. Stop by to take a look at our latest arrivals and classic favorites in toys, games, books, craft sets and...

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Encouraging Creativity and Imagination

Jan 06

Encouraging Creativity and Imagination

Being creative and using your imagination are many a parent’s goal with toys and games these days. The rising interest of children of all ages with electronics can present a challenge in how does one engage their child in other play to create a balance. Here at Red Wagon in Madison Park, we’re very supportive of creativity and imagination. We stock items for a variety of ages to encourage this. Here are just a few of our lines that promote creativity and imagination. CALICO CRITTERS The award-winning miniature animals and their life-like environments have inspired the imagination and creativity of countless children all over the world. All the rooms of furniture are very detailed and include all the necessities to spark imaginary play. The animals homes include various houses, a mansion, a tree house and a camper. The new families you will see this year include sea otters, chipmunks, pigs, beavers and polar bears. The great thing about the critters and there environments both young boys and girls love interacting with them. Everything they have sparks endless scenarios and adventures for your little ones to cook up. HOTALING IMPORTS/ PAPO/LE TOY VAN For older children we carry a company that originated in France. They produce a resign figure and various wooden environments for your child to engage their imaginations. They have fantasy figures like fairies, princesses, dragons and a wizard. Papo also makes a very realistic and detailed line of kings and knights. You will find Prince Richard, Prince Philip, King Richard, Templar Knights and even Robin Hood. To go along with these there are jousters, and archers, catapults and castles. These figures can create hours of creative, imaginative and action-packed play. GREAT PRETENDERS/AREOMAX/ DOUGLAS Dress-up helps kids cultivate their imaginations. It is not just about looking pretty or mimicking their favorite superhero. Kids learn story telling and group play through dress-up, which will be valuable for their development. We carry, all year-round, well-made and fun costumes for kids of both genders and various ages. Along with Princess & Fairy dresses, we carry tutus, a variety of wings & capes and wands. Douglas, which is known for their plush line, has now ventured into dress-up with a variety of...

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Buying the Right Toys for Your Child this Holiday Season

Dec 09

Buying the Right Toys for Your Child this Holiday Season

Who amongst us cannot remember that special Christmas when we received that wonderful toy or game that still ranks in our minds as “the best toy ever!!!”? Quite often it wasn’t whether or not we received a mountain of toys, rather it was that one special toy or game that we played with over and over. Now as parents and grandparents, we want to not only give our kids gifts they love, but toys that are of good quality and stimulate the mind and encourage learning and creativity. What makes a toy fit into that timeless category, forever loved and remembered? At Red Wagon, we have done your homework for you and selected toys that have passed that test of timelessness, have excellent craftsmanship, stimulate creativity, and facilitate learning. We provide toys with purpose that enhance your children’s mental and physical growth, while still allowing kids to have FUN in the process. And when our kids and grandkids are happy, we are happy. We want to encourage you this holiday season to not fall into the trap of purchasing just more toys and games, but instead to focus on providing high quality timeless and educational toys that they will love. Creativity for Kids products are jam packed with color, shape, and texture to facilitate your child’s artistic and creative side. You will find paints, coloring books and a wide variety of artful instruments to choose from. Diamond Select Superhero Figures will accommodate a world of make-believe centered on a favorite superhero movie. Doesn’t every child want to be a superhero. Our Kettler trikes are great for building gross motor skills, promoting physical health, and burning up some of that endless winter energy! Bruder’s wonderful high quality trucks and vehicles for inside and out are sure to keep your little one busy and engaged for hours. Folkmanis hand puppets are great for kids of all ages and stimulate discovery and imagination and are also soft enough to cuddle with. Aeromax and Great Pretenders allow your children to dress up as a princess, or a fairy, a knight or a pirate even an astronaut. We also carry an assortment of capes and fun hats, too. Let your staff at Red Wagon...

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