Product Roundups

Our favorite baby gear, kids books, toys, gift ideas and more.

My Top 10 Favorite Books for Preschoolers

I have been teaching in Early Childhood Education centers for the past 15 years, and in that time I’ve learned what works with small children, especially when it comes to books. Here are 10 of my favorite books to read with preschool-age children. 

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16 Gift Ideas That 5 Year Olds Will Love

Age 5 isn’t an easy one for gift givers. Toddler toys are a little too young, and toys like Legos might still be a bit too advanced. At this age, children are counting, drawing shapes, and learning to write their numbers and letters. They’re active but can also pay attention to longer, more involved books. Here’s are list of 16 no-fail gifts for anyone celebrating their 5th birthday.

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Best Board Game for Preschoolers

Board games are great for children’s learning and development, but they have also been great ways to connect with my children. Putting everything else aside for 20 minutes to focus on playing a game together can be such a great experience. Here are some of our favorite board games that even preschoolers can play.

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8 Uses for Muslin Swaddles (Besides Swaddling)

When customers ask for baby gift recommendations, one product that always comes up are muslin swaddling blankets – not because swaddling a baby is a “must” for new parents, but because there are so many other uses for these ultra-soft and breathable cloth blankets after the very short-lived swaddling phase is over.

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Our Top Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals

Got an animal lover in your brood? Whether they’re soon-to-be veterinarians or just enthusiastic pet owners, there’s lots of fun animal-themed gifts to give. Here are the top-selling ones in the Bicycle Pie shop right now. 

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Moms Reveal Their Baby Registry Must Haves

For first-time moms, putting together a baby registry can be a fun, but also daunting task, given the fact that most have never actually had a baby before. That’s why we asked moms for their absolute must-haves from their own baby registry – products they just couldn’t do without.

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Toys That Teach the ABCs

Most of us probably don’t remember learning our ABCs, but when my toddler suddenly began pointing out letters all over the place, we decided to reinforce this excitement and bolster this fundamental skill with a few toys and books. Here are a few of our favorites that, while having fun, also help to build communication, reading, writing and other cognitive skills in little ones.

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Miles’s Christmas List: A Useful Guide for Family & Friends

For the holidays, there are many things our son would like in the current moment, but we're also looking ahead and anticipating what he would like to play with in the future, what he will be wearing, and how our gift list can be a useful guide for family and friends.

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10 Adorable Gift Pairings

We spend a lot of time here at Bicycle Pie finding cute gifts that pair well together. It’s fun for us, but is also makes our customers’ lives a little bit easier by taking some of the guesswork out of gift giving. We’re parents, and we’re opinionated parents – aren’t we all? Here’s are 10 of our favorite gift pairings in the shop right now.

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