Cabbage Patch Kids Adoptimals & More

I love Cabbage Patch Kids. I have such fond memories from my childhood playing with these dolls. Hours and hours with friends creating stories and play patterns with my Cabbage Patch kids. I didn’t know about American Girl or other doll lines back in the 80s. These were my favorite dolls that I grew up […]

Toy Tuesday: LeapFrog Line Up!

There are a lot of LeapFrog products out there. These are my current top favorite LeapFrog Products for the holidays and for birthday gifts throughout the year: LeapFrog TV, LeapPad Platinum or Epic, The LeapFrog Word Whammer, The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven, and the LeapFrog Build and Discover Tool Box. You can see my whole […]

Tech Toys with Thames and Kosmos

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Thames and Kosmos is a company that I didn’t know much about until the past two years, but since then, my appreciation for the ingenuity of the company continues to grow. One of their big holiday toys is the Thames and Kosmos Remote Control Machines. Specifically, the Animal version (though there is also the Space […]

Toys and Games for Autism

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If you have a child on the autism spectrum, then you should know about ToyBox Tools. ToyBox tool teamed up with Hasbro and the Autism Project to assist parents with developmentally disabled children with evidence based practices as it relates specifically to Hasbro toys. The ToolBox site enables parents to access, download and print play tools […]

Top #Hasbro Games for Autistic Children

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When you have a child on the autism spectrum, you often can’t imagine sitting down with him or her for a game night. Children on the spectrum have a hard time attending, following steps, sharing and taking turns, as well as handling frustrations when a game does not go well, leaving parents frustrated, confused and […]

The New Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder has gotten a new look in 2015 as you can see from the episode link below. Moving from a cartoon to CGI, it may be a discerning look if you have been a previous fan of the show. However, going forward, it places Bob the Builder and all the characters in line […]

Top Toys for 2015: HoliDAY of Play

You must already be inundated with holiday catalogues by this point, right? This the season for shopping and gifts, and that includes everyone from your niece to your Nana. Toys can be the perfect gift for everyone on your list because everyone loves to play and there is something for everyone as evidenced by the […]

STEM Toys: Project MC2 Dolls

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There is a new line of dolls that are inspired by the Netflix series Project MC2, which follows four girls that are undercover spies using science and math to solve their challenges. The premise is to show that girls can be interested in those careers and subjects. This line of math and science-loving dolls comes […]

Tiggly Toys – Interactive Learning

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I love it when my review of toys coincides with my families activities and this new game/toy from Tiggly called Tiggle Words does that! It’s an iPad or Android app that can use objects to create interactive learning. (Plus, Tiggly also has Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Math, of which the later reminds me of the […]

A Unique Party Invitation for Sure!

I came across a really neat product recently and I had to share it because of its uniqueness and potential for making a party stand out. It’s called Invite Bandz by Marked Private, and it is a unique party invitation, electronic invite, or e-card for any kind of party. It is really a invitation, online […]

Here’s the Hot Toys for Holiday 2015!

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If you are looking for a comprehensive toy shopping list for the holidays this year, then you’ll want to bookmark this post with the total of 42 Hot Toys in 2015 that your kids want (or will want!) The general themes for this holiday season are anything to do with Star Wars Force Awakens (no […]

LeapFrog Imagicard Review

The new LeapFrog Imagicard is a new feature in the LeapFrog system of products and it works with the LeapPad Platinum with its front and rear facing camera. The Imagicard is designed to bring learning to life. With many Imagicard sets from which to choose, each game has several cards to use with the LeapPad […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Review

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I’m excited to share the fact that I am now part of the LeapFrog Mom Squad and as a result I get to see cool new LeapFrog products the first I get to play with is the LeapFrog Platinum! Let me give you the general specs – it’s WiFi capable, has a 7 inch screen, […]

Skylanders SuperChargers Characters!

I am the first to admit I am not big gamer, but I am totally game for this new iteration of the Skylanders franchise – Skylanders SuperChargers. For the first time, Skylanders has VEHICLES! Yes, there will be 20 new characters, but there will also be 20 vehicles! Now the new Skylanders SuperChargers characters can […]

Super Max the Turtle by Cloud b

Are there causes or stories that resonate with you? Especially when the cause and story go hand in hand? There is one that I heard about at Toy Fair 2015 and was excited to learn more about it. Fast forward a few months, it made sense to share the story with you now in honor […]

Playmobil Egg Surprise

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If you are looking for a little Easter gift, a filler for an Easter Basket or even a fun favor for a Spring party, check out the Playmobil Eggs for 2015. There are four Playmobil Surprise Eggs: Red, Yellow, Blue and Pink…Pirate, Princess, Beach and Farm. Each has about 25-40 pieces that creates a scene […]

National Bubble Week

Despite what the thermometer says, spring (and summer) is just around the corner. One of our favorite family warm weather past times is to blow (and chase) bubbles around the yard! This week is National Bubble Week. It started in 2000 as a way to celebrate spring. Because bubbles are such an iconic, fun outside […]

Homemade Bubble Solution

If you are looking to make your own Homemade Bubble Solution, your own Homemade Bubble Solution without glycerin, Homemade Bubble Solution with Corn Syrup and even your own Homemade Bubble Wands to make bubbles of all sizes, including GIANT Bubbles, keep reading! Homemade Bubble Solution 1 cup water 2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 […]

Top Toy Trends for 2015

After going to the 2015 Toy Fair in NYC, I am overwhelmed by the amazing toys coming out on the market. As always, there was so much (almost too much) to see. However, based on what I did see, there seems to be a few toy trends across the board. These are my take aways […]

The Ugglys Pet Shop Series One

If you are a fan of the Shopkins line and have seen my post about Season 2 and 3 here, then you got a preview of the Ugglys Pet Shop line. Made by the same group, this is geared towards boys- though it is great for any gender or age! The fun part is that […]

Shopkins Season 2 and 3

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I’m a new convert to the Shopkins line. It is super adorable and so much fun to collect. While appropriate for ages four and up, there is a lot of collectible and play value for all ages. Shopkins Season Two is already in stores and there are 140 new characters and four new themes, including […]

VTech Smart Friends, Farm, Kidizoom & Flipsies

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There are some fun toys coming from VTech in 2015 – everything from cameras, new Smart Wheels and a brand new interative doll line. Kidizoom Action Cam The multi-function Kidizoom® Action Cam brings adult technology to a new generation of active kids. Following the huge success of the VTeh’s Kidizoom® Smartwatch, one of the hottest […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup and Care Center

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Dress Up

There are some fun Disney toys coming out in 2015 for Doc McStuffins and Sheriff Callie. These are two of my kids’ favorite shows, as I am sure you can relate if you have toddlers and preschoolers. The big thing for Doc McStuffins is some new toys that correspond to her new role as a […]

Sheriff Callie Toys

Yippee I oh, Yippee I yay. Are your kids super Sheriff Callie fans? Then you know that was just my attempt at the theme song! My kids are fans too, and when I saw the characters in Target recently, I knew that Sheriff Callie toys are finally arriving. Whether it is little characters to play […]

Slick and Sick: New Sick Bricks

The new Sick Bricks are launching March 12, 2015 in the US and in February in Canada, and they are sick, man! (Okay, I can’t really pull that off) but that is the gist of Sick Bricks, and the best way to describe these Sick Bricks is that they are like Lego, Minecraft, and Skylanders […]

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