Manhattan Toy Notebook

"Thankful" Leaf Sun Catchers
Guest Blog Post by Alesha from Full Time Mama My kids love to do crafts, and as Thanksgiving is almost here I thought it would be fun to do a Fall/Thanksgiving themed craft.  A friend of mine had some transparency...
Picking Your Child's First Toy
Guest Post By Rachel Pitzel of Club MomMe LA One of the most exciting things for expectant and new parents to pick out for their new baby is their child's first toy.  Sure, selecting a stroller and nursery set are...
Retailer of the Month Feature: The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop
The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop in Berkley, Michigan is truly one of a kind - starting with it's history and Grandma Kay Parish who opened a small doll repair shop in 1948.  Today, it now stands as a legend in the...
Happy Halloween!
We hope you have some spooky and fun plans today whether is be trick-or-treating with your kids or friends, a party at your child's school or at your office or just watching something haunting on TV. Because many at our...
Imaginations at Play on Halloween
Halloween is the one day each year that you can become anything you want, so of course we love this holiday that encourages using your imagination and creativity!  Even though Halloween is just one week away, most of our office is still trying to decide what...
Retailer of the Month Feature: Snapdoodle Toys
  There's a sweet little toy store in Kenmore, Washington, Snapdoodle Toys.  Five and a half years ago the local toy store was closing up shop and Rob and Cherry wanted to fill that emptiness in the community.  That’s when...
Where Are They Now
Just for fun, we got in touch with one of our previous baby models to see where she is now!  Lindsey was in our 1999 catalog, showing off our Weather Woogle™.  At this age her interests included teethers, naptime and crawling away as...
Homecoming
With many Homecoming festivities going on all across the country this time of year, we're feeling quite nostalgic.  We've been looking through photos and reminiscing about our great Manhattan Toy lines: Baby Stella:  8 years old Winkel: 11 years old Put & Peek...
Photo Shoot
It may only be September, but we're working hard on our end of year, January 2014, large catalog!  Here are some shots of the cuties from Wednesday's photo shoot at Unleashed Productions in Minneapolis:
Magnificent Autumn
The temperatures are dropping and the leaves will soon be falling!  We can't wait for fall!We want to make sure you and your family enjoy this beautiful season.  Here's our top five fun fall activities:Jump in a pile of leaves: It's an amazing...
Retailer of the Month Feature: Be Craftful
Be Craftful, in Fanwood, New Jersey is new to the specialty retailer marketplace – only open since this past June, but excited and roaring with business!  The owners, and husband and wife team, Demian and Amy, chose to start up...
Creative School Lunch Twists
School is back in session and busy parents are fitting in time to make lunches again!  Get away from the traditional staples and be inspired!  Make lunch fun again.  We were reading Babble.com this week and saw this fun story -...
Plan a Picnic
It's the perfect time of year to plan a picnic and a great way to make family memories.  We loved this blog post by Parents magazine containing too many yummy picnic food ideas kids will love.  Here they are: Sandwich...
Family Fun Month: August 2013
Did you know that August is Family Fun Month?!  It’s just one more great reason to plan some family fun activities this month.  Need some ideas on what to do with your family?  Mom’s Choice Matters blog has some awesome...
Kick Off to Manhattan Toy's Retailer of the Month Features!
  August Retailer of the Month: Building Blocks Toys We’re kicking off our Retailer of the Month series!  Each month we will be featuring one of our great retailers and sharing a little about their “story”.  We’ll touch on topics...
Welcome Baby George Alexander Louis!
We're so excited for the royal family and the birth of George Alexander Louis!  If we were invited to a shower, here's the top five gifts we'd give: 5.  Sweet Pea Gift Set 4.  My Snuggle Patches 3.  Bababall 2. ...
Family Road Trip
Taking a family road trip?  Sometimes hours in the car with little ones can feel like an eternity for both you and them.  Keep those Imaginations at play with some of our favorite portable games and toys to keep babies and toddlers entertained...
Happy 4th of July!
Whether you're in town, at the lake cabin or family farm, the 4th of July is all about fireworks and food! We only have a few more hours in the office before the holiday commences... here's the grub those around our office are most...
Behind the Scenes
Last week was busy!  First, Manhattan Toy was in Nashville, Tennessee for the ASTRA show and then headed straight to Dallas, Texas for the Gift Market.  Thanks to all that stopped by our booths! We greatly appreciate it! We had a great response...
Something’s Cooking at Manhattan Toy…
To celebrate summer we’re hosting our 3rd annual Sizzlin' Summer Giveaway event! For the next 10 weeks we'll be giving away some of our most popular and new items! Check out our Facebook page next Monday to see what you...
Father’s Day: A Day to Celebrate Good-Ole Dad
Fathers play an important role in the life of every child.  From teaching them how to ride a bike, to sharing life lessons, dads around the world foster the growth and development of their children and loved ones.  So this...