The house and all the furniture are in stock now and includes new furniture sets!
Did you see our favorite doll house in this month's issue of @modernluxury magazine?
The house and all the furniture are in stock now and includes new furniture sets!
If your child is currently back from sleep away camp, or is no longer attending a day camp, it can only be imagined that you’ve possibly heard the phrase "I'm so bored! There's nothing to do at home!" every once in a while.
However, we at Tomfoolery Toys & Books feel no fear of boredom as we have expanded our collection of unique activities for children to do at home that will keep them busy, entertained, and creatively thinking for a good few hours!
Fitted to follow our review of Rosie Revere Engineer, by Andrea Beaty, aid your little engineer through these Steel Works Micro Kits!
The instructions are only available in pictures, creating a challenging and fun activity for a child who enjoys producing things through hard work! These Micro Kits are available as racing cars, airplanes, and helicopters which can then be used for play or to sit proudly on a child’s desk with their other creations and masterpieces!
Make sure to stop by Tomfoolery if you are needing some ideas for past time activities for your children, we have almost everything under the sun from chocolate science labs, volcano kits, build your own robots, or even solar car kits and more!
Don’t forget to send us pictures of your child’s creations to our Facebook or Instagram, we at Tomfoolery would love to see your little one’s abilities and how they grow!
A New York Times bestseller, and at no surprise, Rosie Revere Engineer, by Andrea Beaty is a new Tomfoolery favorite for story time or bedtime! This story is the perfect go-to book for any child that struggles with getting settled at night, as the story itself is filled with silly moments and is also quite long compared to other children’s books making it ideal for snuggled up reading and aiding gearing for bedtime.
The book is written in a very playful, sing-song rhyme and thus helps the reader become more involved in the storytelling. Written about young Rosie who wishes to become a great engineer, this story praises many great morals such as believing in yourself, being true to your passions, and appreciating what you have, as what might be useless to one could be incredibly valuable to another.
In the story, Rosie appears to be a regular young girl in school; however, she has a hidden secret: she collects things others find useless and turns them into her own inventions! While this may sound exciting and promising, unfortunately young Rosie hides her inventions under her bed and does not allow anyone to become aware of her dream of being an engineer. She became discouraged as someone had laughed at one of her creations when she was much younger. Rosie’s aunt visits her and tells her of the importance of setting goals for yourself and working hard to reach them!
True failure, as Rosie Revere Engineer teaches, is not determined by the success of your first few attempts at something but rather if you lose hope in yourself and give up! The story includes higher-level thinking through personification of things around Rosie. This story is absolutely excellent, the artwork is fun and creative, and the plot boasts a message that is incredibly inspiring for all of its readers! Rosie Revere Engineer is highly recommended as your next summer book read of choice, and will be sure to instill confidence in your child!
June has passed, and we are finally easing into July! With June being filled with adventurous children’s camps, we can now say we are "Summer experts" as we experience this second Summer month!
If you have family this summer visiting from out of the state, or even out of the country, hosting family can sometimes be difficult as you wish for their experiences here to be perfect!
Tomfoolery would like to give you a hand and aid your planning with these perfectly Texan gifts! We often receive requests for Texan themed items as gifts for traveling visitors, and have dutifully received these suggestions with a few superb items! What better way to say I visited Texas! than with these adorable baby onesies? Sizes are featured in small (newborn), medium (six months), and large (twelve months).
Our one-of-a-kind mugs, featured solely in Tomfoolery have also been a huge hit not only for those residing in our community but those visiting! Mugs feature our local communities of Houston including Westbury, Robindell, Meyerland, Bellaire, Maplewood, and Willowbend! We will also be creating new designs in the future so please do look forward to them!
We have also received whimsical pocket books with themes such as, "Texas Speak Advanced
Course," "Texas Sayings," "Speak Texan in 30 Minutes" and "100 Great Things about Texas!" These hilariously cute little handbooks make excellent gifts for someone who loves a good laugh! Ease your tension from preparing for your visitors, and come stop by Tomfoolery! We promise to make your day a little more fun!
Dare to get splashed?
Wet Head is a water roulette game that is superbly fitted for summer! Intended for two or more players, ages four years and older, this game is perfect for family time, friend hangouts, summer bashes and more!
Participants take the challenge by strapping on the hat and giving the rods a
spin, if the rod pulled ends up releasing the container of water, that player will become the next wet
head. Wet Head offers freedom for the children, teenagers, and adults to choose how they wish to play!
Simply spin the spinner as a roulette, add trivia or silly questions with incorrect answers requiring a rod to be pulled, or slip into bathing suits and add a kiddie pool for some backyard water fun! With so many
options, Wet Head is sure to keep you entertained the whole summer!
For examples of how others have played, explore your social media with the hashtag #WetHeadChallenge, but don’t just sit while others have fun!
Come pick up the game at Tomfoolery and join the Wet Head challenge! Will you be the next wet head?
I’m a Shark, written by Bob Shea, is a cute book intended for children ages four to eight years old. The story follows a shark and his adorably friendly personality! The artwork of the book is very colorful and playful, and shark tells of all the amazing big-kid things he can do such as getting a shot without crying!
Other ocean animals also come and interact with shark, with each animal’s speech written in different font sizes and colors, with what should be read more impactful in a larger, bolder font. The way in which the book is written aids the parent or child reading in order to make the story and story time more exciting and engaging! The shark explains his interests and random quirks, making him, and essentially all shark related things afterwards, more friendly and not something to be scared of. As shark’s personality is very bold, courageous, and silly he’s sure to bring a lot of giggles and retaliated excitement while reading!
Shark Detective, written by Jessica Olien, is a book we have recently introduced to story time at Tomfoolery, and it has brought along much excitement! This book is intended for children ages four to eight years old and follows the story of a shark who’s dream is to become a detective, so in order to do so he tries to find a cat in a missing cat sign, and upon finding this cat and befriending it, the owners’ of the cat thank him and invite him to stay!
The artwork is very cute as well, and is sure to entertain and easily get a child invested in reading. There are moments in the story where shark does silly things in order to find the cat, which will definitely bring along giggles and smiles during story time! A particular favorite moment is when shark goes out to start asking for witnesses of this lost cat but when one person runs away screaming the shark’s going to eat me!!, shark, dumbfounded, exclaims, but I’m a vegetarian!
Follow shark wearing his adorable detective hat as he goes on an adventure to find that cat!
Just for our lovely blog readers, Tomfoolery has gathered our most precious mermaid themed items in a little collage! If you’re looking for something for a mermaid’s biggest fan or for a child who believes they are a mermaid (imagination wins!), these are the perfect items no matter the occasion!
Currently at Tomfoolery our most popular item are our blankie tails! Here at Tomfoolery we have the mermaid blank tail, which resembles wearing a mermaid tail, and the shark mermaid tail, which resembles being eaten by a shark!
Perfect for children who love sharks or mermaids, these blankets are sure to make nap time, bedtime, or simple snuggles on the couch more creative and unique! Blank tails offers three different sizes, adult, kids, and toddler, with four different colors available for the toddler and kids sizes and three different colors for the adult sizes.
These adorable and soft mermaid and shark blankets are incredibly popular for all ages, as we have seen multiple customers buying them for all ages, genders, and sizes.
Regardless if purchasing for your family or as a gift for someone else, these blankie tails are sure to bring smiles no matter who it’s being given to!
While we often receive customers looking for birthday gifts at set prices for friends of their children, we
often also receive requests for higher-priced nice gifts from grandparents to give to their grandchildren.
If you are looking for a nice quality beautiful gift, Tomfoolery would like to suggest two different
These mermaid costumes have always been an absolute treat for our customers and their mermaids-to-be children! When wearing the costume, the mermaid’s tail sits behind the child’s legs like a tail, so that the child can have easily walk and play!
With different colors available, and tons of sparkles and sequins this makes for the perfect gift from grandma or grandpa! Tomfoolery offers different sizes and colors, so come stop by and we’ll help you find the perfect one for your grandchild!
For children who love sharks, this shark towel will be sure to earn lots of hugs and kisses for grandma and grandpa!
The towels are very comfortable, and will not only make bath time, pool time, or a beach day extra fun, but can also help a reluctant child get ready to end the day and get dry in order to show off their new shark towels! These towels are absolutely perfect as practical nicer gifts for summer!