Parlez Vous Français?
The French Collection ($89.99, www.whistlefritz.com, ages 2-7) uses an entertaining combination of live action, animation, subtitles and upbeat music to introduce children to the French language. Covering games, the seasons, birthdays and beyond, the package includes a translation guide and lyrics.
Carry On Your Way
“I Love My Purse” ($18.95, www.annickpress.com, ages 4-7) is a wonderful celebration of individuality. Charlie’s father and friends question his “strange” choice to carry a bright red purse, but he is not deterred, helping everyone around him realize the importance of being true to yourself.
Sleep Sweet and Safe
The lightweight, easy-to-use Sleepod ($189, www.askrembla.com, birth-7 months) can be used for co-sleeping, baby lounging, daytime napping or traveling. It is manufactured in L.A. using organic, hypoallergenic materials.
Bake it Up
Baking Class ($18.95, www.storey.com/books/baking-class, ages 8-12) features 50 easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step photos that teach bakers-in-training to follow directions, measure ingredients, knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies and produce a perfect pie.
Design in 3-D
Ignite your child’s imagination with Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer ($39.99, www.drpanda.com, ages 8-12) an app-connected toy. Through augmented-reality technology, kids can customize their digital playhouse by coloring from 51 flashcards, then see their designs come to life in 3-D.
A 3-D animation kit, sleep solution for Baby, French language program and books on baking and individuality are featured this month. For more product reviews, visit NAPPAawards.com.