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Celebrate the Season of Wonder with 100-Plus Holiday Gift Ideas from Wondertime.com
"Stuff We Love" Section Features Great Toys, Books and Gear for Entertaining and Inspiring Kids Ages 0 to 6 Years Old

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 5, 2006 The days of giving teddy bears and toy trains to kids for Christmas seem so long ago. Today's "holiday-hype" and "must-have" toys often leave parents and gift-givers overwhelmed and overstressed when choosing kids' gifts. Wondertime.com's "Stuff We Love" (http://wondertime.go.com/life-at-home/stuff-we-love/) section hearkens back to a time of simpler gifts. Chosen by the Wondertime magazine editors, the list is filled with classic toys, entertaining books and fun gear for inspiring and amusing kids this holiday season.

Top-13 Toys of All Time: It's the twelve days of Christmas, plus one for good luck, with this baker's dozen of great classic gift ideas. New moms will appreciate the Shape-O from Tupperware.com -- a classic game of "match the shape to its hole" that's been updated into a cool, space-age ball, or the Rock-a-Stack from Fisher-Price.com. Both have been around since the 1960s -- four generations of kids can't be wrong! But if you need more reassurance, check out the "Why Kids Dig It" write-up that accompanies every entry in this section.

Books Worth Giving: "Books are a classic gift," says Trisha Thompson, executive editor of Wondertime magazine. "While new moms always appreciate receiving favorites from their own childhood, contemporary stories with unique characters, settings or storylines are equally popular," she said. Surprise the new mom on your list with a modern tale to treasure in her reading library. Two favorites from Wondertime.com are Guji Guji, the tale of an ugly duckling who is a crocodile and not considered ugly, because the other ducks love him, by Chih-Yuan Chen (Kane/Miller), and Wolf Christmas, a touching tale of a pack of wolves observing humans celebrating the holiday, by Daniel Pinkwater (Marshall Cavendish).

Dolls for All Ages: Everyone's had that one doll that got dragged through the mud and endured horrible hair cuts but, above all, provided comfort and love. Everyone loves dolls ... but not all dolls are for everyone. New moms, for example, want a doll made just for babies, not only because they are safe objects for infants to grasp and touch, but because they appeal to babies' natural love of human faces. Two just-for-babies dolls featured on Wondertime.com are Dimple Doll and Cuddle Cozy Doll.

Gifts for the Animal, Construction, Firefighter and Princess Obsessed: If your holiday list includes an animal, construction, firefighter or princess 'fanatic', feed his/her obsession with these great gift suggestions hand-picked by the Wondertime editorial staff:

  • Try a zookeeper outfit and safari hat for the animal obsessed youngster on your list
  • The construction enthusiast will appreciate a rideable excavator
  • Surprise the wee firefighter in training with (Firefighter) FDUSA Rain Boots
  • Crown the princess-in-waiting with her very own silver tiara
Visit the "Stuff We Love" page on Wondertime.com (http://wondertime.go.com/life-at-home/stuff-we-love/) for more great toys, books and gear for kids ages newborn to six years.


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About Wondertime.com
Wondertime.com and Wondertime Magazine are dedicated to helping parents nurture their children's love of learning, inspiring moms to experience the world through the eyes of their children, ages infant to six years old. Wondertime.com also features articles from Wondertime Magazine, as well as Web-exclusive activities such as printables and cutables found only online. Wondertime.com is a member of Disney's family network of Web sites.

About Wondertime magazine
Wondertime magazine, published by Disney Publishing Worldwide's U.S. Consumer Magazine Group, is dedicated to helping parents nurture their children's love of learning. A blend of how and why, Wondertime inspires parents of infants through first graders to see the world through the eyes of their children, and to celebrate the wonder of this all-too-fleeting time. Wondertime mixes playful activities and everyday adventures with compelling insights into the fascinating ways children develop physically, socially, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally. Wondertime launched in February 2006 as a quarterly with a rate base of 300,000.