The many compliments Joy Anaya received for the dolls her husband, Matt, made for their then-newborn daughter urged the couple to start Muddy Cloud, a unique line of toys that pique young imaginations. With names that roll easily off the tongue (Tada, Joop, Beep, Doot, and Balob) and no predetermined storylines, little ones are free to dream up personalities and tales of adventure for these brightly colored characters. In addition to the pint-sized dolls and coordinating hats and mittens, Muddy Cloud recently introduced a series of finger puppets. Perfect for tossing into a diaper bag, pick up a set of five to keep junior entertained for hours. Finger puppets, $8 each or $35 for the set, muddycloud.com .