Kid-Friendly Favorites from NY Now 

Fun, funky and fresh products from the aisles of this week’s gift market.

After days poring over thousands of home, gift, handmade and lifestyle brands in 35 distinctive product categories, Earnshaw’s editors have emerged from the Big Apple’s sprawling Jacob Javits Center with a list of their favorite kid-friendly finds from NY Now’s Winter 2020 market.

On a Roll: Handmade in Philly, Twee’s sidewalk chalk comes packaged as ten pieces of colorful sushi. Unicorn horns, ice cream cones, donuts and fortune cookies are just a few of the other fun themes available.


Healthy Choice: The Move 2 by Watchitude is a kid-friendly waterproof activity watch that tracks steps, calories, distance and sleep, as well as receives text/ call notifications and offers alarm clock, stop watch and more bluetooth capabilities.


Sweet Spot: Hand-pressed with epsom salt and shea butter, Garb2Art’s gentle donut bath bombs will leave a child’s skin smelling sweet and feeling soft.


Reading Rainbow: Quarto Kids‘ Little People Big Dreams is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists.


Feeling Good: Open the Joy offers a wide variety of neatly boxed activities, from coloring and magic tricks to fidget toys and talking cards. The brand’s mission is to develop motor skills, reduce stress, build confidence and provide bonding opportunities for families. Joining hands with Spread the Joy Foundation, Open the Joy also distributes free Joy Boxes to hospitalized children in America.


Say Cheese: Jack Rabbit Creation’s wooden bowling toy includes a little mouse kids’ can pull back and watch zoom forward into the cheese pins!


Bon Appetit: Made from yucca, Miniware is an all-natural and eco-friendly children’s dishware brand. Available in a variety of muted hues, every plate’s suction base is removable so the product can grow with the child.


Ride On: Fusing safety with style, kids can now customize their bike’s wheels with a string of LED lights by Brightz for improved visibility.


Girl Power: In time for International Women’s Day, Love Bubby and Rey to Z are collaborating for a feminism-inspired Mommy & Me hat collection.


Squeaky Clean: Created by tween sisters, Foamology’s bath and body care line opens the discussion between kids and their parents about valued characters traits with product names like Brave Orange, Generous Green, Creative Teal and Persistent Pink. The brand also supports non-profit organizations, including Safe Technology Schools and Global G.L.O.W.


Here Comes Trouble: This punny “Just Done 9 Months Inside” design by Lazy Baby is made from 100 percent organic cotton and available in a one-size-fits-all style for babies up to six months.


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