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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds for Kids

If your household is anything like my household, then Zoom has become a staple of your life during the coronavirus confinement. One month ago, I had never heard of it. Today? It is has become part of our vocabulary! Whether is it conference calls … [Read More...]

Five Fun Things To Do With Kids During Coronavirus Confinement

In the coming weeks, it will be a parenting challenge to keep things exciting and engaging at home. Everyone has experience with their kiddos declaring ultimate boredom after a week of school vacation or a few snow days in a row. However, with the … [Read More...]

Educational Books For Kids When School’s Out

Kids are home for the foreseeable future. Parents tasked with educating them. So, you may need some reading material and educational tools to get through it! Kindle Unlimited is my go-to. For about $10 a month, it is a realistic price when stuck … [Read More...]

Homeschool Advice for Working Parents

Just because kids are home from school does not mean you are off from work. In fact, with many employers' mandating their employees work from home, and with kids at home for the foreseeable future, parents are struggling with how to get projects done … [Read More...]

Homeschool Calendars – Printable Schedules

Whether you homeschool, find yourself suddenly homeschooling due to the Coronavirus, or want a structured staycation with educational components, you want schedules! You will especially want homeschool calendars that you can use. Homeschool … [Read More...]

Homeschool Challenges For Working Parents

With school closed and parents working from home, there are enough challenges for families to face these days. However, schools are tasking parents to be teachers too! Coronavirus concerns have closed schools to slow the spread of COVID19. Thus, … [Read More...]

DIY Educational Activities for Homeschool or Rainy Days

I was excited to have the opportunity to share some DIY educational activities with The Toy Insider. The activities, that you can find here, are great on rainy days or for homeschooling. To assist you with fun math games, lego challenges, and story … [Read More...]

Five Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied During the Pandemic

The COIV19 pandemic is a tough time for us all. However, there are things we can do as parents, and as families, to make this tough time terrific. Send a Letter Encourage your kids to write a letter to a classmate each day. It fosters a … [Read More...]

Bracelet Boom and Dino-mite Toys: Toy Trends for 2020

Having seen many brands and products at Toy Fair New York, there are some interesting toy trends coming up this year. While The Toy Association had its toy trend list, there are some other toy themes I want to share. Bracelets With the boom of … [Read More...]

The 2020 Toy Winners Are Here!

Do you have one of these in your playroom (or maybe more than one?) The Toy Association announced the 2020 Toys of the Year at its 20th annual Toy of the Year Awards ceremony (TOTY) to kick off Toy Fair New York City! Zuru took home the prize from … [Read More...]