Update May 2014

All the gear infants, tots, children and parents need.

Donald McDermott

Tommee Tippee presents "Three Ring Circus," a limited-edition line of sippy cups. www.tommeetippee.us

Relaunched as an all-girls label, Floatimini clothing brand encourages kids to develop creativity in their lives. www.floatimini.com

Nickelodeon and Playmates Toys are expanding their popular line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures and accessories with play sets, vehicles, and more. www.playmatestoys.com

Jamie is Autistic: Learning in a Special Way (CreateSpace) by Joan Ramirez is the story of one young girl's struggles and support system. www.barnesandnoble.com

DigiPuppets are wearable finger puppets that interact with educational apps, transforming any touchscreen into a learning platform. www.digipuppets.com

Light and soft, the Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean is specially designed to soothe babies through age 6 months. www.nestedbean.com

The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig (Oceanhouse Media) digital book app invites children to explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize narration. www.barnesandnoble.com

Things are "fin-tastic" at Fisher Price thanks to its new line of toys inspired by the Bubble Guppies series. www.fisher-price.com

C.J. Haiduk's Mermaid Slippers (CreateSpace) features a magical fairytale inspired by the author's experiences strolling along the Jersey Shore's beaches with her daughter. www.amazon.com

Francis and Eddie (Why Not Books) by Brad Herzog transports viewers to an iconic true moment in sports history with the story of amateur golfer Francis Ouimet, caddie Eddie Lowery, and their astonishing triumph at the 1913 U.S. Open. www.amazon.com

This column appeared in the May 2014 issue.