Toys To Treasure

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Summer adventures are about to begin!  Stop by the shop to check out some of the toys and games you can bring on your journeys.  Whether it’s a walk through the Brooklyn Bridge Park, a ride on the DUMBO carousel, or a dip in the water at Coney Island, we have a bountiful supply of summer essentials and treats to make your summer all the more fun.

Nest Egg Kids has new science experiment kits from The Magic School Bus, the award-winning book and television series!

The Slime and Polymer Lab is a science laboratory that comes packaged inside a fun school bus-shaped box.  Open it up and you’ll be amazed by all of the engaging activities that are inside: make glue out of milk, grow a giant polymer flower, make snow, grow super balls and rainbow beads, make slime, and more!

magicschoolbus_slimepolymerlabNest Egg Kids also carries the following Magic School Bus science kits, pictured below:

The Secrets of Space

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Back in Time With the Dinosaurs

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The Mysteries of Rainbows

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Creating paper flowers is a crafty way to embrace spring, now that the city is in bloom.

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Nest Egg Kids has wonderful crepe paper flower kits from eeBoo.  Each package contains all the materials you will need to make 3 lovely flowers.  Perfect for Easter decorations, for creating an indoor paper garden, or for a sweet splash of spring in any season.

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We’re excited to introduce a fun new line of educational geography games and puzzles to our shop!  The products from Geotoys are designed in Wisconsin, but their games and puzzles extend to all reaches of the globe, allowing children to travel abroad without leaving home.

“We believe that the more children learn about the world, the more they will do to protect it when they grow up,” says Geotoys.  We, too, share this hope, and it’s one of the many reasons we’re delighted to bring Geotoys into our shop to share with you.

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Among the many products available are GeoPuzzles, which are colorful jigsaw puzzles that have pieces shaped like individual countries, states, and provinces.  As children put these tactile and visual puzzles together, they learn about the geography of the world around them.

Not only do the puzzles encourage global awareness, but they promote fine motor, cognitive, language, and problem-solving skills.

GeoPuzzles are available in the following regions: Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, United States and Canada, and World.

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We also have American History and Constitution Go Fish Games, World and USA bingo games, Constitution and American History Go Fish Games, and Flag Frenzy matching games.

Jamtown instruments at Nest Egg Kids

Jamtown eco-friendly, fair trade instruments for children found at Nest Egg Kids in Brooklyn!

The benefits of experiencing and learning to play music at a young age has long been documented. Kids who experience music will develop a life long love of the arts and, research shows, have better cognitive skills and understanding of other subjects in school.

PBS.com wrote about the benefits of music and music education, saying:

“When you look at children ages two to nine, one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage,” says Luehrisen. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education helps enhance those natural abilities. “Growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children’s language development,” she says. But Luehrisen adds that those inborn capacities need to be “reinforced, practiced, celebrated,” which can be done at home or in a more formal music education setting.” Read the rest of this entry »

ProspectPark_460x285Even with the hot weather we’ve been having in New York, we bet you still can’t wait to get the kids out of the house and playing outside.

Brooklyn is a great place to experience New York’s parks and outdoor spaces. With Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and all of the smaller neighborhood spaces from Red Hook to Greenpoint, there is something for everyone and every family. And now that it’s picnic and outdoor playing season, Nest Egg Kids wants to make sure your family has all the gear to enjoy your time outside.photos for blog. 011

We have fantastic new kites for kids of all ages from Diamond Kites. With an eye-catching design and easy to use handles, this summer classic would be a great addition to your families’ park adventures! Stop by Nest Egg Kids to pick one out and browse the rest of our summer fun toys and games.

Check out the L Magazine’s list of the 7 Best Picnic Spots in Brooklyn! It has some parks we’ve never been to before.

Nest Egg Kids is excited to include BeginAgain Toys in our collection of environmentally friendly products!

BeginAgain’s website states, “It is our mission to tell stories through toys, to teach through play, and to invent in partner with the planet.”  The The company’s products are made from plant-based materials such as sustainably harvested wood, natural rubber, and natural cotton fabrics. Additionally, all the toys are designed to develop children’s senses, skills, and creative expression.

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Come by this weekend and explore our selection of BeginAgain’s delightful puzzles, blocks, push along toys, and artist kits!

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