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From party games to kids toys, strategy games, and preschool toys, PlayMonster really has something for everyone. Believing in the power of play to make a positive difference in people's lives, PlayMonster delivers great play value by designing innovative and fun products.

My Fairy Garden is the first of its kind: a toy that's also a real, live garden. Children love kits that allow them to grow plants at home; it gives them a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. My Fairy Garden allows kids to interact with it as part of an enchanting playset. The Nature Cottage ($24.99) is a charming flowerpot where the fairy Isla lives. Using the included seeds, youngsters can grow a real garden on top and add water to make a peaceful stream. The excess water trickling down into the water barrel can be used to water their garden. There's an adorable bug house that offers shelter for sweet ladybugs, and a whimsical wind spinner adds to the decor. The back swings open for extra play space and the set has a bridge that can connect multiple My Fairy Garden playsets to create a fairy village. Children will have endless fun tending to their garden and playing with Isla and her tea set. The Nature Cottage contains everything needed to grow a magical garden, including tools, seeds, and seed starter.

Kids can discover the physics behind the fun and build an amazing marble machine with the Marbleocity 4-Bar Link Maker Kit ($24.99). Using dynamic model kits that are made of real wood, Marbleocity introduces engineering and physics concepts to build a showpiece-quality kinetic sculpture that really works. Each kit contains a comic that teaches a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) lesson, which is reinforced through the construction of the model. The 4-Bar Link Maker Kit is designed for beginners (ages 9+) and should take approximately an hour to construct. The child then can use the hand crank to watch the marbles ascend and then flip-flop down again. The Kit can connect to up to three other models to expand the fun.

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