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VIDEO: How to fit a Nutcase Baby Nutty Helmet!

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Here at Magic Beans, we’re absolutely uncompromising about safety: if a kid is playing on something on wheels, they’re wearing a helmet! And our very favorite helmets come from Nutcase. They’re engineered with incredible care for optimal protection for little noggins, and, importantly, they’re both comfortable and cute, so your little adventurer will cooperate and wear hers when it’s needed. ... Read More »

Scoot safely: Fitting your child’s sports helmet

Kickboard Scooters are flying out of our stores (check out these great sale prices!), and where there are scooters, there should be helmets. Whether your child is scooting or skating, skiing or biking, it’s so easy to provide excellent protection and peace of mind with a good helmet, and we’ve got a great selection of adorable designs from Nutcase. One ... Read More »

Spring brings petals… and pedals!

On a hazy Sunday morning, you step out of your house to get the paper, bleary-eyed, coffee in hand, and instead of being battered and chafed by winter winds, you feel… warm. The air smells a little damp and you can sniff the plants growing. The birds are chirping. Little green tendrils are peeking out of the earth. Spring! It’s ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 15 – Kettler Happy Navigator

Riding a tricycle is blessedly straightforward. Sit, pedal, go. But riding a tricycle also has a number of benefits for children, both expected and unexpected. Expected: tricycles help kids develop their gross motor skills.Frequent riding makes them stronger and more coordinated. The more time kids spend riding a trike, the better their foundation for learning to ride a bicycle later ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 7 – Follow Me Fred

It’s my job to look at a product and know whether or not it will sell. But the truth is, I’m not an oracle. Most of the time, I have a strong inclination one way or another, but it’s rare that I see something and know unquestionably that it will be a success. Follow Me Fred was one of those ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways Day 1 – Rody Ride On Horse

We get a lot of kids coming through our stores every day, and the toys in our playscapes take a beating. Literally. A toy that might last a lifetime at home will be lucky to survive six months. Rody is one of those toys that can withstand the rigors and rarely (if ever) needs replacing. This iconic inflated horse is ... Read More »

Day 5 – Okiedog Fropper

When the Fropper made its debut last year, it was an instant hit – and why wouldn’t it be? It combines two activities toddlers love most – bouncing and rolling. The sturdy, wide handlebars provide plenty of leverage for bobbing up and down on the springy, bi-level seat, while the smooth-riding wheels glide along the floor without leaving marks. A ... Read More »