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Fri Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2011chesterton1 Rating:5.0
This was a gift for my granddaughter and she absolutely loves it!!
Wed Sep 10 00:00:00 MDT 2014rthompao Rating:4.0
The marked down price made this item worth the ordering for the stocking stuffers
Sat Sep 19 00:00:00 MDT 2009alnelson79 Rating:5.0
This is a very cute and nice drs kit. It also came to my house very quickly.Thank you
Tue Jan 07 00:00:00 MST 2014robertson1234 Rating:5.0
Very practical toy for horse loving kids. We are able to cart this toy around with us on family trips & to play dates.
Tue Jan 07 00:00:00 MST 20141usarmy Rating:5.0
I bought 2 of these for my grandsons. One is 4 and the other is 3. They both love it and it was well worth every penny. No assembly is really required, so thats an extra plus!
Mon Nov 11 00:00:00 MST 2013bluepinksunset Rating:5.0
Melissa and Doug toys are always good quality and this is no exception. I purchased it for my 4 year old granddaughter and she spends hours playing with it. It is sturdy and well made.
Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2011mamasoneat Rating:5.0
BIG AWESOME PRINCESS CASTLE! My 3 year old daughter just loves this! Got it at an awesome price too on Overstock just before Christmas. My sister-in-law bought the Disney Princess Castle for around the same price and this is WAY better & WAY bigger. I also bought the Melissa & Doug wooden princess castle furniture and it goes great with this castle.
Mon Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2011jackytaylor Rating:5.0
My granddaughter will love this table it will be perfect for playing and useful outside for picnics
Wed Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2012ynona Rating:5.0
Beautiful Painting and wonderful details. There is a flag in the picture on the tallest tower, but mine didn't come with one. I think my daughter will survive though. She has played with it every day since Santa left it under the tree for her. There wasn't anything we had to put together. We just opened the box, removed the plastic and placed the two towers on thier spots. Best gift ever!
Sat Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2012cathyl13 Rating:5.0
I Love it! It's almost exactly the same as on the "Bozo Show" but this one is plastic (If I remember correctly theirs were metal) This one is cool it has a long strip of plastic with snaps attached so that the buckets are spaced perfectly apart and they don't tip over Although my Grand Children have never seen the Bozo Show they still loved playing the "Grand Prize Game" Even though I didn't have the Grand Prizes they gave away on the show I put a silver dollar in Bucket six and they had so much fun trying to win it :) For me the best part was sharing a slice of my past with my grand Children
Thu Sep 25 00:00:00 MDT 2014mczub Rating:4.0
Very cool! My son who adores everything police and firefighter cannot get enough of this playhouse! I love that the doors to the "garages" open and close! The vehicles are very well made and sturdy! The whole thing is well made and not flimsy at all (my fear). It is great that everything fits inside and can be closed up when it is not being played with. Although this comes with a lot of things, I wish that there were add on pieces that you could order, such as more officers, or items to put inside. I also was slightly disappointed that the officers were totally plastic and didn't have clothes that you could put on and take off of them; the figures are pretty dated as well. Overall, I totally recommend this for hours of fun play!
Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 MDT 2012pinkladies3 Rating:4.0
My four and two year olds love playing with this lifelike passenger plane. It contains a pilot, four passengers, and a flight attendant. There is a cargo hold underneath as well as a staircase that comes down for de-planing. I gave it four stars because the staircase gets stuck all the time, and there is only one seat for the pilot (no co-pilot).
Wed Dec 12 00:00:00 MST 2012zibiscus Rating:5.0
my niece was very happy with this gift... she had no complaints.
Sat Aug 30 00:00:00 MDT 2014schulp Rating:5.0
Wonderful. Exactly what the description is. Easy to use
Thu Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2011heyjud65 Rating:5.0
I bought two of these last Christmas for my grandsons 5 & 8....Their response was so much fun to watch.....Later in the summer I needed a gift for a 6 yr old, and he was just as delighted.. Christmas this year my nephew's little son also received a "Melissa & Doug" treasure chest. An absolute perfect toy for 5 to 8 yr. old. Each time I opened the package and added several small items (candy coins, beads etc.) to individualize the gift for the child.
Sun Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2013rfmcmillen1 Rating:5.0
Our grandsons asked for a Pirates Chest for Christmas. We have searched every store we could think of, and finally I searched the internet and found it at Overstock.com. Ordered 1 for each grandson, and received confirmation they would be before Christmas. Thank you Overstock.com!! You're a lifesaver!
Sat Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2014galaxyfashions Rating:5.0
I bought this set for my 5 year old grandson for Christmas. He was thrilled. I was thrilled that it only required 3 screws to assemble it. I also loved that it had all these removable pieces that he can put in different room. I love the fact that it's all made of solid wood and will last for years, even with rough 5 year old play! It folds back closed compactly so it doesn't take up much space in his room when he is not playing with it. Great pretend play and he is obsessed with policemen and firemen and this was the ideal gift for him. Packing was great. Every piece wrapped in bubble wrap and the main piece was very well packed with walls of Styrofoam for protection.
Wed Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2011danababe Rating:5.0
Wonderful magical castle! Was a great santa gift at our house! Highly recommend for the girl who loves Papo or any kind of princess play! Love that it ia made of wood and not plastic...something to keep and pass down!
Wed Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2013leazie Rating:5.0
My daughter (5) got this for Christmas and hasn't stopped playing with it.
Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2011msrosie34 Rating:4.0
The puppet theater is great. I look forward to putting on many puppet shows for my son as well being entertained by his shows. Along with the M&D puppets this theater will give you and the family many hours of entertainment. My husband put it together quickly without incident. I love the theater maybe even more than my son. I would definitely recommend this item for boys and girls alike.
Thu Jan 16 00:00:00 MST 2014grummy101 Rating:5.0
Well constructed and ideal for little boys. My grandson plays with it often.
Many toys keep getting more complex, but children still love simple toys that give their imaginations an outlet. Play sets provide children with a variety of simple toys and objects that let their minds come alive. Play sets can encourage individual play as well as social play and sharing. Whether your kids are dressing up in costumes or building a city of blocks with a friend, children's play sets are one of the best ways for children develop their social skills and have a lot of fun. Here are some of the best play sets to provide for your children.
Pretend play helps kids express their feelings, lets them develop language skills as they create make-believe scenarios, and provides an opportunity for social development as they play cooperatively. It's important to let children direct themselves to get the most out of pretend play, but their creativity gets a jumpstart when they have the best pretend play toys. Kids will start engaging in pretend play at 2 or 3 years old, and most of these toys would be good Christmas gifts for kids ages 2 to 8.
Almost all children love to play on swing sets. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to install a swing set in your back yard. And having a playset in your own back yard not only lets your kids have fun, but it also keeps them close to home so you can know they are safe.
Backgammon is a two-person game played not only in your recreation room, but also as a competitive activity in social and commercial settings. As a board game, backgammon dates back to England in 1045 when it was called "Tables." Backgammon has been played all over the world, and in 1743 the first set of backgammon rules was drafted. Since then, backgammon has continued to increase in popularity.
Different age groups, as well as people with physical limitations, can enjoy disc golf, which is commonly known as Frisbee golf. This lawn game consists of rules similar to regular golf; however, you play with a flying disc or Frisbee. You can set up the game course in a back yard, park, beach or other outdoor play space. Before starting game play, you must determine the number of holes as well as the course. The object of game play is to throw the Frisbee into a basket or hit a landmark.
If you are updating your dining room and your home decor, dining chair slipcovers are a low-cost solution and offer many options. Before you purchase a new set of chair slipcovers, however, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. Chair style, chair size and fabric requirements all play a part in selecting dining chair slipcovers.
You can start enjoying your new television with minimal setup, right out of the box. And you'll probably get a great picture, too. But your TV may not be optimized for the various video sources you're using. That's why it can be good to play around with your TV settings to find the best picture. It really is easy to tweak your TV. Here are some answers to some questions you may have.
There is no completely fool-proof strategy to winning checkers. However, knowing some basic strategy and playing patiently can quickly increase your win ratio. Above all, practicing checkers as much as possible will help fine-tune your strategy and thought process. If you really want to learn how to win at checkers, bust out your checkers set often to practice new strategies. Here are a few tips you should keep in mind the next time you play checkers.
When you play tennis, you'll want sports apparel that is breathable and allows you to move uninhibitedly. Most sports apparel these days are made of synthetic fabrics like polyester. This and similar fabrics are lightweight and help wick moisture away from the body. Tennis might not require as much constant running as basketball or soccer, but by the time you get near the end of that second set, you'll be feeling the heat and grateful for lightweight, cool sports apparel. When it comes to athletic clothing for tennis, you have plenty of options. When you need sportswear or workout clothes to play tennis, here are the essentials.
Learning to play volleyball correctly takes a good level of practice. Most people aren't naturally gifted with perfect instincts or coordination to immediately thrive at volleyball on their first try. Picking up a volleyball set and getting to work is probably the best way to build your talents. On the other hand, in addition to gaining learned instincts and coordination, learning some techniques can dramatically improve your game, especially when it comes to setting a volley ball. A player sets a volley ball when he uses his two extended hands to place the ball over the net for another player to spike. A good volleyball set is one of the most difficult and valued abilities in sports today. Still, with some practice, it isn't beyond your reach. Here are a few ideas to help improve your volleyball set.
No doubt you've heard people brag about the extraordinarily powerful video card (or, sometimes, cards) in their computer. The graphics may be impressive, but what about the high price tag? While it's impossible to avoid paying for the latest and greatest video cards if you want to play the newest games at maxed-out video settings, countless people are quite happy to play their older favorites. Still, sometimes you want to upgrade your video card to get better performance from a game you may have bought within the past year or two, or sometimes you simply want to get a video card that's "good enough" for the latest games. This guide offers some tips on getting an excellent video card at a price you won't regret.
Whether it's done out of necessity or for an eclectic flair, mixing and matching furniture pieces can bring a sense of style and cohesion to a room. Sometimes you have simply no choice but to mix and match, such as when your favorite furniture set is suddenly discontinued and you must replace one of the pieces. Whether you need to make a quick match or are simply trying to stay in budget, you can successfully mix and match furniture by playing off common elements and themes. Look below to learn how to mix and match furniture.
Table linens play an important role in the overall design of your wedding reception. The right table linens can create a cohesive look, contribute to a theme and set the stage for centerpieces and other table decor. Cloth napkins, table runners and table skirts are widely available in nearly every color imaginable, so it's convenient and simple to customize your look. Cotton and polyester are practical choices, while more exotic materials like lace, bichon, satin, silk, organza and chiffon add an extravagant feel to any event.
For parties, the Wii may just be the best multiplayer video game console. You'll find no shortage of fun multiplayer games for Nintendo Wii. A number of games lend themselves well as party games, and the fun motion controls are simple enough to use that anyone can play. Here are a few tips for setting up a successful gaming party with your Nintendo Wii.
Playing a game of poker with authentic clay poker chips is an exciting thing. Clay poker chips have a distinct feel to them and are used by only the most serious of poker players. Poker chips are a significant investment for serious poker player and cost anywhere from $1 to $3 per chip. After a while, these expensive chips can get smudged or scuffed from being handled by other people and getting thrown onto table after table. There's a way to get your clay poker chips looking new again. If you've invested in an authentic clay poker chip set, you'll need to know how to clean your clay poker chips before they become damaged. Keep reading for information about how to care for clay poker chips.
Many educational toys and games can help children develop their listening skills. Children often have difficulty developing good listening skills, and by playing educational games with your children, you can bond with them and guide their learning. Some learning and educational toys encourage independent learning while still focusing on listening comprehension. By using a variety of educational games and toys available focused on listening skills, children can learn while having fun. Improve Listening Skills: Board games: Board games require kids to listen to a set of rules. To play, they must retain the rules they just heard. Instead of letting the kid read the rules, read the rules to them. Have them repeat the rules back. The practice of repeating and using the rules they've learned helps reinforce their ability to listen and remember. Video games: Age-appropriate educational video games work similarly to videos, music, and other auditory games. These games can be played alone or with others. Video games can be played on most game consoles, on computers, and through many websites. To complete game tasks, kids must listen to and remember instructions. Auditory games: Games such as "Simon Says" or "Bingo" require kids to listen in order to play. If they don't listen, they can't perform tasks correctly. Children like to win games, and games that focus on another player stating steps or have an audio component to state tasks and steps will encourage kids to improve their listening skills. Play these games with your child to help make the games more fun. Books: You can turn any children's book into a listening game. Read a book to a child and ask questions afterward. For every correct answer, provide some type of reward. If reading to a group, turn the questions into a group game. Many books focus solely on improving listening skills, such as riddle books which require kids to listen to and remember all details before they can solve the riddle. Other books include guessing games such as "20 Questions." To guess the answer, kids must remember the answers to the 20 questions. Videos and music: Many kids' movies, shows, and songs are actually full of games. These games require children to listen carefully to perform the desired task. Typically, these tasks include saying a certain phrase or doing a certain dance or exercise move. These tasks build upon each other to develop kids' ability to listen and remember what they've heard. Shop Early Development Toys Shop Children's Books Shop All Learning & Educational ToysSee All Guides Read More Toy & Hobby Guides Learn More about Educational Toys
Shopping for baby gifts is fun and exciting. Finding a fun, useful or educational gift for a baby boy is a great way to celebrate his birth or any occasion. By keeping the baby's age and his parents' lifestyle in mind when picking a baby gift, you can find something that will delight, impress and become a treasure. Whether you are shopping for a baby boy gift to take to a baby shower or a gift that will be perfect for his first birthday, we can help you select the best baby gift with our tips. Activity. Play mats such as gym mats and tummy time mats are great gifts for baby boys. Play mats help babies develop motor skills, strengthen their muscles and they can also entertain little one's while parents take a break. Active baby boys love kicking and playing with gym mat toys and tummy time mats will entertain any baby while he is developing strong muscle coordination. In addition to play mats, music CDs, educational DVDs and baby books are great activity-based gift options. Age-appropriate toys such as trains, cars, stuffed toys and balls never go out of fashion and give babies opportunities to develop their motor skills. A play yard also makes a great baby boy gift. Play yards offer a safe place for babies to explore their environment. Nursery. You can help dress a baby boy's nursery with decor gifts. Crib bedding, hampers, crib toys, musical mobiles, window treatments, stuffed toys, rugs and other accessories will add to a baby boy's nursery. Check with parents to find out their planned nursery theme before buying or choose neutral decor items. Large nursery items such as baby swings, rockers, bouncy seats and walkers are great gifts and will be very useful for the parents. Meal time. Babies need so many accessories to get them through the day. Feeding accessories make very useful baby boy gifts. Cheerful dish sets and baby bibs with witty lines are gifts that make meal times memorable for a baby boy and his parents. If you have a generous budget, consider larger items such as high chairs, baby booster seats and travel seats. Clothes and accessories. A baby can never have too many outfits. Consider the time of year and local climate and choose clothes and accessories that fit the seasons. Undershirts, pajamas, sleepers, shorts, T-shirts, pants and pairs of jeans are safe bets for baby boys. Hats, jackets, socks, shoes and mittens make useful gifts as well. If you are shopping for a newborn, consider purchasing clothing that is perfect for older babies. As long as you keep the seasons in mind, you can purchase a clothing gift that will be useful once the baby grows out of his adorable infant outfits. View All Baby Gifts Back to Guides Directory View All Baby Gifts
With the bevy of options and features now available in cell phones, it's easy to find one perfect for you. Before you begin searching for your next cell phone, take the time to think about what you need your phone to do. Below, you'll learn the best cell phone features. Camera: Cell phone cameras can be quite handy when you happen upon a special moment without a regular digital camera on hand. Most camera phones don't take very high-resolution (usually 1.3 megapixel) pictures, but there are some that top out over 3 megapixels. Some cell phone cameras even have small flashes. If you want a camera phone, find out if it comes with the cable and software to connect to your computer, so you don't have to spend extra for a separate program. Video: Usually, camera phones that play video will also record video. Some non-camera cell phones also play video. Look to see if you can transfer movies from your phone to your computer. Web browsing: Many cell phones let you connect to the Internet. Most use Wireless Access Protocol (WAP), which allows the phone to connect to pages specifically designed for cell phones. There are many phones with full browsers, however, that allow you to view regular Web pages. Bluetooth: Bluetooth is a technology that allows you to transfer data wirelessly between devices. Wireless cell phone headsets use this technology, and it can also be used to transfer pictures, ringtones and other data between two cell phones or between cell phones and computers. Games: There are cell phones out there that have been designed with the gamer in mind, allowing you to download games that would compare to those found on a personal gaming system. Office software: Most cell phones feature some sort of a calendar and alarm. You can set a wake-up alarm or you can make it alert you for your next appointment. Other phones allow you to make notes for each appointment. Some let you create documents that can be transferred to your computer's word processor or spreadsheet. MP3 player: More and more cell phones are also MP3 players. Check to see if you need special headphones for listening (and if they're included), and pay attention to the phone's memory capacity. Memory expansion: Some phones, usually video or MP3 player phones, feature memory card slots, so you can save pictures, music or other files on removable flash memory. Voice dialing: If you absolutely have to use your cell phone while driving, you'll want one with voice dialing. The phone recognizes the contact you speak and places the call, allowing you to keep your eyes where they belong: on the road. Buy Cell Phones Back to Guides Directory Buy Cell Phones
There are some very obvious differences between hardside luggage and softside luggage. But there are also a lot of more subtle differences, and knowing all the differences between the two types of luggage can help you find a luggage set that is right for you and makes your travels easier. Materials: Hardside luggage is usually made of aluminum or polycarbonates. They are chosen because they have a good strength-to-weight ratio. Softside luggage is made of a variety of materials, including vinyl, cotton, polyester, leather and other durable materials. These materials are chosen because they are lightweight, flexible and durable. Features: The features offered on softside and hardside luggage are nearly identical. They both often offer wheels and extendable handles for convenience when carrying the luggage. Inside, they can have an array of pockets for holding toiletries or preventing clothes from getting wrinkled. What can be different is that softside luggage typically has several pockets that are accessible without opening the suitcase. Also, softside luggage almost always uses zippers to hold it close, but hardside luggage will have some type of latch to secure it. Price: Many factors determine the cost of luggage; one of which is the materials it is made of, but features, size, brand and other factors play a part as well. Not all hard materials are the same and not all soft materials are the same, but on average, the initial cost of hardside luggage is going to be higher than the initial cost of comparable softside luggage. One thing to consider though is value. If you are a frequent flyer, the initial cost of hardside luggage might be offset by its longevity. Use: If you are someone who keeps their luggage close to them and will only take a carry-on with you, the lightweight, flexibility of softside luggage might be better for you. The rigid shape of a hardside case doesn't always conform to the shape of an overhead bin; however, if you like to check your bags, hardside luggage is less likely to be damaged when thrown around in the holding area and will keep its contents from getting crushed when another bag gets thrown on top of it. Bottom line: When it comes down to it, both softside luggage and hardside luggage do the same basic thing. But the choice is about you and what you want. Do you want something that is incredibly durable and will protect everything inside of it? Or would you rather have luggage that is more flexible and lightweight? View All Luggage Back to Guides Directory View All Luggage
There's a lot of gear that you can buy when you're having a baby. Some items, like car seats and diapers, are a necessity, while others are simply there to make having and caring for a baby a little easier. When you're going over your list of activity gear to buy, you may want to consider purchasing a play yard. It's not a necessity, but one can certainly help parents and baby alike. Here are a few reasons why a play yard may be right for you and your little one.
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