Worry Woo, Tub Tunes and more.

Worry Woo

Help little ones learn about their big feelings with the Worry Woo Monsters series by artist Andi Green ($14.99). Available at Fritzy Jacobs, each of these first edition books feature a tough feeling transformed into a lovable monster. With whimsical pictures and quirky characters, these stories are sure to become feel good favorites.

Available at Fritzy Jacobs, 635 High St., Worthington 43085, 614-885-8283, fritzyjacobs.com

............................................. Chalk One Up!

This ingenious placemat ($5) from local crafter Judy Cook is handmade from oil cloth and treated to allow for chalk drawing. Sponge it clean with water, using the handy sponge in the pocket.

Available at Pizazz!, The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St., Worthington 43085, 614-781-1040, worthingtoncraftguild.com

............................................. Tub Tunes

It's time to move beyond the rubber ducky. These bathtub toys ($14.99) encourage creativity, letting children learn about music by filling actual musical flutes with different levels of water to create different sounds and tones. Flutes come with laminated music sheets (that stick to wet tub walls!) featuring easy-to-learn songs.

Available at Larson's Toys and Games, 1617 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221, 614-486-7701, larsonstoys.com