Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss from your friends at Manhattan Toy! On March 2, help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by participating in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. According to the National Education Association (NEA) website, 2015 marks the 18th year of the Read Across America year-round program that “focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources”.   Join in the fun by participating in events and activities happening now and throughout the month of March!
How can you join in the annual celebration? There are a couple of places you can go to find out more about activities, books to read and events in your area! The National Education Association website is chalk full of information on the event.…

Read More

New Traditions: Valentine’s Day 2015

Valentine Post Picture 2015

Valentine’s Day is a time to remind the one you love just how much they mean to you. As tradition may have it, couples young and old often find themselves buying flowers, chocolates or even taking their “sweetheart” out to dinner.   But how are traditions born? Somewhere along the way, someone must have decided that going out to dinner, or surprising your loved one with a dozen roses was the best way to show your love.   But, what if you want to include your children in your Valentine’s Day celebrations? Whether you’re first time parents, or a family of five looking to start a new tradition, we’ve got five family-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas for you!
1.) Throw a Valentine Inspired Party
This year, February 14 falls on a Saturday.…

Read More

Setup a Grinch Christmas Kid’s Table For Christmas Dinner!


Tonya Coleman here from Soiree Event Design and I am so excited to be guest posting today!  Christmas is fast approaching and I know we are all finishing up our last minute shopping!  In my house, I host Christmas dinner with my family every year and each year, I LOVE to setup a really cool themed table for the kids to eat at.  Remember those days when you were a kid and had to have your Christmas table at the dreaded “kids table”!

Well, this is a kids’ table your kids will LOVE to eat at!  This year I was inspired by the fabulous Dr. Seuss Grinch Collection at The Manhattan Toy Company and knew right away this would be the theme for this year’s kids’ table.  …

Read More

Our Tree Top Adventure Is Up for a TOTY Award!


We’re very proud and excited that our Tree Top Adventure is up for a Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award this year in the Infant/Toddler category.  This is one of the most prestigious annual toy awards to be nominated for, and better yet win.  All nominated toys have undergone thorough testing with the Toy Industry Association, and are now up for public opinion.  It’s all up to your vote!  We would be honored if you would fill out a ballot and vote for our Tree Top Adventure.  Fill out your own ballot by clicking here.  We promise it won’t take long!  Go ahead and vote for the other categories too!  Voting closes Sunday, January 11th.


Read More

Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas from Manhattan Toy


The holidays are a favorite time of year around Manhattan Toy, and they are fast approaching.  Our elves have been busy to make sure everything is ready to go for the shopping season and of course Santa’s delivery!
We have a lot of delightful options when looking for the perfect gifts for the special kid in your life (and adult) that enjoys true, traditional play and values what that entails: creativity, imagination, movement and critical thinking.  However, for this holiday season we really broke down our product line to a top 10 list just to make things easier.  List is in no particular order.…

Read More

Baby’s First Christmas

ben xmas

Your child’s first holiday season is special and brings with it a whole host of new firsts.  It is the first time your littlest love will be included in family traditions and celebrations.  The first time the newest member of your family sees the wonder of holiday displays and lights the first time he will hear age-old holiday songs.   Depending on how old your baby will be during the holidays, it will be the first time she tastes traditional holiday foods and meets Santa. For some, the holidays may be the first time extended family meets your baby.    It’s important to slow down and take the time to enjoy all of these firsts with your baby.…

Read More

Manhattan Toy Gives… you a chance to win big this holiday!


The holiday season is all about giving and we just love it – especially seeing how it makes those receiving feel!  Today, our holiday shopping contest begins! Enter now, November 14th through Wednesday December 10th for a chance to win $350 to manhattantoy.com!  The winner will get their prize just in time for the holidays!  Enter Now by clicking here.…

Read More

The Educational Perks of Having a Plush Pal


We take great pride in creating some of the very best plush critters on the market because we know many times a baby’s first toy is a teddy bear or another soft animal creature.  When shopping for a cuddly toy to gift (or maybe even yourself!) you may think it’s just a cute, sweet item, but actually there are a lot of educational benefits little ones can learn from a plush friend.  In honor of Plush Animal Day yesterday, here are 5 benefits of stuffed animal toys.

Touch:  Babies and toddlers love to touch the surfaces of stuffed toys, feeling their fabrics, fur or hard eyes.  This helps children make connections about what they feel and practice grabbing and holding onto things.…

Read More

Neighborhood Toy Store Day: Nov. 8, 2014


It’s almost that time again!  Every year, members of the “ASTRA” (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) participate in Neighborhood Toy Store Day.  Saturday, November 8th, is the date of this year’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day.  ASTRA retailers across the nation will be hosting special events to mark this annual shopping day.   From entertainment and crafts to scavenger hunts, ASTRA retailers will have a plethora of fun activities and events taking place this November.…

Read More