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Teaching brother how to ride his Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter. I think he has another year or so though.

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Learning Resources | Hottest Products

August 15, 2017

We are really excited to bring to you the hottest products of the year from Learning Resources. This is an amazing company that we have worked with time and time again on Little Gummi but never cease to be amazed by the next big thing they launch.

With school just around the corner we have narrowed down the list to some of the best Learning Resources toys to get your little school-aged kiddo going! Each of these have been tried and tested for you!

Learning Resources Code and Go Robot Mousethis is prefect for your little engineer to get their coding into action. Teaching crucial skills for future computer use, the Code and Go Robot Mouse is eduction at its finest. Program your mouse to go in whichever pattern you choose through the easiest and toughest obstacles. Check out our review here

Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register
This is a personal favorite. Ever since I was a little kid, cash registers have always seemed so fascinating and fun and this certainly passed down to my daughter. Jensen loves checking us out and using the included note pad to give us a receipt. Now to just get her to pay for her own goods!

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Rover Gear-
What could be more exhilarating then creating a hot rod and watching it go? The Rover Gear comes with all the necessary pieces to transition the gears into multiple styles of vehicles. It’s fun, fast and on the go all while teaching your Little how things move in synchronization.

Learning Resources Smart Market Set
Falling right in hand with the Cash Register, the Smart Market Set is perfect for teaching your young one food groups and healthy eating. The market tote is great to bring along on real grocery trips and allow your little to get in on the shopping fun! Next stop: Extreme Couponing!

Learning Resources Letter Blocks- The Learning Resources Letter Blocks are a modern twist on the traditional blocks set. Not only do they stack for fun but they also double as little shape cutters. We use ours for Play Doh cut outs and it turns that messy Doh into a fun learning experiment. Letter Blocks are all the same size which is great for new alphabet learners as they won’t get confused on capitol and lowercase letters. Our 2 year old is obsessed!

Learning Resources Counting Dino SortersCounting Dino Sorters are on the top of Little Gummis list (hint, watch for them on our gift guide). The set is amazing with 10 dinosaur eggs each filled with an appropriate amount of Dino’s to coordinate to their egg. So one egg, one Dino; two eggs, two Dino’s and so forth. This is learning and fun for the whole family and just really amazing overall! Don’t worry though, the Dino’s match their corresponding eggs so even the youngest of learners should catch on quick!

Check out our feature on these top Learning Resources toys and get started for months of play and learning. Click the links in each description to shop!


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Magnetic Dress Up Doll from HABA

August 12, 2017

We absolutely love fun toys and we give mad bonus points if they are relatively mess free and will occupy the kids longer than a box would (so, what an hour maybe? I mean those boxes are the best) and the HABA Dress-Up Doll is a Little Gummi hit!

One of my favorite memories as a little kid was playing with magnetic dolls and I love having the ability to pass that on to Jensen. The HABA Dress-Up Doll comes with 54 magnetic dress-up pieces ranging from hats to shoes, a sun and even a little puppy! Which we aptly named after our German Shepherd, Poppy! I love that there are 4 different backgrounds -two sheets with a scene on each side. My absolute favorite scene is the school scene and the little magnetic clock to go with it.

Jensen is 2 and although it is recommended for ages 3 and up, she has no issue with them whatsoever. It really is our go-to toy especially in the car! Because it comes in a tin-can it is perfect for the car and the scene sheets can be placed on the bottom of the can (it’s deep!) so there won’t be any spills… Unless you have a baby brother that is a walking destroyer, that is.
The doll and magnetic accessories are very sturdy, much more so than paper dolls and I love that they are quality made. We haven’t had any rips or tears on ours even during it’s baby survival mode. I have seen magnetic dolls that start peeling and we are so relieved that the HABA Dress-Up Doll is great quality and has no issues with this.

You can even purchase a 3D Lillie doll, like the magnetic version! We are huge HABA fans and are so excited to have a great on-the-go and at home product to keep Jensen entertained!

Purchase your very own, er, for your kiddo (wink) Dress-Up Doll here

HABA Dress-Up Doll

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Kid Lid | Put Your Tech in Kid Mode

June 26, 2017


Kid LidIn this day in age, we are no strangers to screen-time fun for our Littles to either occupy during chores or just relax while in the car to give us parents some piece-of-mind. Kid Lid has taken the craft to a whole new level of tech time fun with their clever cases that allow your children to watch their favorite program without interrupting your apps (like deleting your Little Gummi quick-link (; )

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The Crazy Scientist Lab Kit from The Purple Cow

June 18, 2017


This week we are celebrating Dads and all their glory with fun and exciting products that promote bonding and learning with dad and the kiddos!
First on our radar at Little Gummi is The Crazy Scientist Lab Kit from The Purple Cow. This awesome young survivor skill box has everything you and your little need to tackle the wilderness in your own backyard. Teaching skills that will stay for years to come, the Crazy Scientist lab kit will have your little one ready to adapt in any situation with their early survival techniques and skills!

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World Turtle Day

May 23, 2017

We are really excited at Little Gummi to feature some great products for World Turtle Day! We have partnered with Learning Resources to bring to you two of the cutest turtle toys you and your little could lay eyes on.


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Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out!

May 6, 2017

As a parent of two, I have been determining the worth of my outings on if the actual errand is shorter than the time it takes to put the kids in the car and if the answer is ‘yes’, we nix it. Let’s face it, parenting is a tough -yet rewarding- gig and sometimes it is easier to be homebound and lazy, even if that means having a pretend play campfire over a real one. Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out is designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage pretend play in any setting. At Little Gummi we love fun toys with educational values. Grab some s’mores and get ready to shop this awesome campfire set!

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Meiya the Mouse and Alvin the Elephant

April 29, 2017

At Little Gummi we really like environmentally friendly toys so having something as whimsical and pure as the delicate Meiya the Mouse and Alvin the Elephant children’s toys is a really great bonus for us! The momma behind these sweet animals designed them with an envision of replicating the innocence that children posses. This innocence is what gives our Babes the identity of who they are creator, Mano Sheriff captures exactly that with Meiya and Alvin.

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Veyo Mittyz | The Only Glove For Your Littles

April 21, 2017

As dreamy as it is watching your Babes play in the snow, build a snow man (or woman!) and eat who knows what on those legendary homemade snow cones, the part right before all of that happens can be just a bit chaotic. The part I’m talking about specifically? Getting dressed for the elements! My daughter just abhors anything that could possibly keep her warm, including mittens. She will fight us tooth and nail until her hands are red and she decides it’s not worth it. Veyo Mittyz are created to eliminate those pink hands and the littles fight to get dressed.
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