Six Toy Inspired Valentine’s Day Cards

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As you can see in my post here, I love DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for the kids. It got me to thinking about how I could modify the existing ideas out there, with ideas of my own. Since most of my ideas involve toys, I wondered how I could take some of the popular DIY […]

Playing at Play Fair 2016 NYC

Play Fair 2016

Obviously, if you read this blog you know that toys are my favorite things. Seeing the hottest toys on the market AND being able to play WITH my kids is total toy nirvana though! And I get to do that at the new Play Fair 2016 in New York City. Play Fair 2016 is in NYC […]

Getting into Gaming (with Kids)

Back in the day (and I mean WAYYYYY back in the day) I enjoyed video games. I enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars with my brother on a Saturday afternoon and having a blast doing so. Yet, times changed; I got married to a man who was not a gamer, had kids, and life became too […]

#ToyTuesday: Toy Cash Registers for Kids

toy tuesday toy cash registers for kids

Using a post-Christmas gift card last month, I came across this toy by Fisher Price called the Fisher Price Fun 2 Imagine Cash Register. I vaguely remember something similar as a child and I took a closer look. As I did, I knew I had found a toy that would make my son AND me, […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers – Toys

Just 36 hours and counting! Each of these last minute stocking stuffers are under $20 and have tremendous play value – so those presents under the tree won’t get all the glory! You can see them in action in my TV interview on The Rhode Show here. And here is the recap of everything I […]

Mission Chase Paw Patrol Toy Review

Mission Chase is one of the first ‘larger’ sized Paw Patrol toys in stores now. Last year, the Paw Patrol toys took the holiday season by storm with all of the mini-figures and vehicles, and the Paw Patrol lookout. This year, the Paw Patroller Truck and Mission Chase are the Paw Patrol toys to have. […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center

doc mcstuffins pet vet checkup center review

In February this past year, I got a sneak preview of the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center and I was not surprised to see it in the toy line up for 2015; considering that the new Doc McStuffins new Pet Vet episodes had recently launched at that time. I knew it was going to […]

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

thames and kosmos remote controlled animals

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

toybox tools

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

toys for autism

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

Tiggly Toys Words Interactive Learning Review

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!

top 12 tech toys 2015

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

leapfrog leappad platinum review

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 […]

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