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Think Outside the Toy Box With These Seven Toys

I love toys, which is why I love my Playroom Chronicles series. However, many people do not realize that a toy can do so much more than what the product packaging says. For example, a remote-controlled car can be a great math tool, and a nerf blaster can actually help with spelling! Here are seven […]

Halloween Themed Toys For Halloween Hunts

Whether you want to avoid crowds, or want something fun for the whole family, consider skipping the act of trick or treating. As an Trick or Treating alternative, have a Halloween Hunt at home. A Halloween Hunt is akin to a Easter Egg Hunt. You search for Halloween themed items around the yard or in […]

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 bracelets from Lucky Fortune by WowWee’s success, many brands are […]

Magformers Launches Stick-O Magnetic Toys

Magformers is an award-winning construction toy company that encourages young minds to build magnetic 3D structures. They released 32 new products at Toy Fair 2020 from its current Magformers, Clicformers, and DOLCE lines. Magformers Stick-O Collection One to note is a brand new addition called the Stick-O collection. The collection features nine different sets that educate […]

New HAPE Toys To Have From Toy Fair

HAPE Toys has some new products sure to please parents and kids alike. Featured at Toy Fair, there were two featured HAPE toys I particularly liked. They are the Animated City Puzzle and the Monster Math Scale. Animated City Puzzle This toy puzzle is a sizeable 49-piece cityscape puzzle. It comes with a magic card […]

Bluey Toys Comes to America

If you haven’t yet heard of the T.V show Bluey, you will soon know about it. It is a smash hit from Australia, and it’s now on its way to the United States. Families can watch the series on Disney+, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior. Bluey arrived stateside with an impressive pedigree. It was Australia’s […]

Travel Toys for your next Road Trip!

When spring comes, so do the various road trips. Whether it is travel for April vacation week, the upcoming long holiday weekends, or the pending summer holidays, you’ll want to bring one (or all) of these fun, travel toys with your family! Some may say these are the best travel toys for the car, plane […]

Best Dog Toys for Your New Puppy

Dogs need to play and they have fun playing. It is also an essential bonding opportunity between owner and his/her best friend! Whether playing in your family room, backyard or dog park, having a dog toy box with a great selection of toys, is essential for your pack mate. Think about stocking up on toys […]

Is Only Economics to Blame for Toys R Us’ Failure?

There has been a lot of online talk, written articles and whispered speculation about the future of Toys R Us. Everything from its restructuring bankruptcy in the fall of 2017 to announcements of liquidation six months later, Toys R Us has been in the negative news. Toys R Us Bankruptcy CNBC reported this week that […]

Fun Indoor Toys for a Snow Day

Just because it is a snow day, doesn’t mean kids can play outside in the snow. Whether it’s blizzard conditions or sub-zero temperatures, often kids are stuck inside on a snow day. Then they are on their screens! To get them away from that, and having fun, check out these indoor snow day toys. Links […]

Fun Toys for the Snow

Looking for toys to play with in the winter, outdoors or toys for the snow? Here are FIVE snow toys for snowy days to consider pulling out after the blizzard! (Links are Amazon affiliate links.) Artic Force Snow Trac Ball by Wham-o (MSRP $20, Ages 8+) All you do with this is scoop snow, mold a […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Teens

Teens seem to be tough to shop for. What do you get them? If you don’t know what fashion or music they are into, you may default to a store gift card. However, toys for teens can still be a good gift. Teens still are kids (despite them thinking otherwise!) so keep them in kid-zone […]

2017 Toy Guide: Art and Craft Toys for Kids

Looking for arts and craft toys for kids that love to craft items and make art projects? These art and craft toys are the latest in the market and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them. They offer tons of play potential, work on imaginations, and build fine motor skills. Click […]

2017 Toy Guide: Mini Figures and Micro Toys

There are some kids that just love small toys. The smaller the better! Whether it is a mini doll or mini playset, kids who love the pint sized toys. So the selection in this category of toys in this year’s toy guide has the micro in mind! These are limited to character based toys so […]

2017 Toy Budget Guide: Toys Under $25

You don’t have to spend a lot on toys. There are amazing, fun and playful toys under $25. In fact, we have a gift giving rule in our family for the grandkids, cousins, etc. that we do not spend more than $25 on their toys for birthdays or the holidays! So I am always on […]

2017 Guide: Toys for Musical Kids

Do you have a little rocker? Kids that love to bang on the piano or sing to any song on the radio? Here are some musical toys picked to meet those high notes! Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon or click here to shop the toys […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Little Fashionistas

There are some kids that love to dress up and dress other things up too. My daughter is, hands down, a fashionista. She loves jewelry, bows, perfume, makeup, dresses, superhero capes….you name it! The fashion toys in this category are picked to meet those fashion needs. Click the images listed below to be taken to […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for the Gamer

This is the must have list whether your family always has Friday Night Game Night, or your daughter loves racing toys for first place. The toys in this category are picked to meet those the gamer in all of us. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon […]

Toy Guide: Hot Toys 2017 for The Caregiver

There are some kids that are born to nurture and my daughter is one of them. She is always wanting to take care of something. These toys in this category are picked to meet those needs – dolls, playsets, role-play toys. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) […]

2017 Toy Guide: Science Toys for Kids

Do you have a child that loves to create experiments? Or do you have a grandchild that loves figuring out how things work? This is the must have list for science toys for kids for your future scientist. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon or click […]

2017 Toy Guide: Minimalist Toys

Toys are fabulous, but the downside of some of them is that they take up a lot of room. Plus, sometimes we want a toy that does more than one thing to minimize the number of toys in our house. Sound like your family? I knew I needed to have a small category of minimalist […]

2017 Gift Guide: Building Toys

Looking for gifts for kiddos that love to build things? These building toys 2017 are the latest in the toy construction market and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them. They over tons of play potential, work on gross motor skills and imaginations. Click the images below to be taken to the […]

Hot Holiday Toys: Here’s The Ultimate Holiday Toy List!

I have combed through the Hot Toy Lists, the Most Wanted Toy Lists and the Top Holiday Toys Lists from The Toy Insider, Amazon and TTPM for Holiday 2017. These are three industry leaders in toy reviews. Every year they come out with their respective Hot Toy lists in key categories. This year, I went […]

#ToyTuesday: 6 Fun Toys for Toddlers

Finding toys for toddlers can be a challenge. Most parents want to find toys that have learning potential, in addition to being entertaining and fun. So I wanted to share five toys from a company called Kidz Delight. The company offers a range of toys for children from birth to 6 years old to introduce the […]

GIVEAWAY! Monster Trucks Movie, Toys and Party Ideas

When the trailer for the Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies – Monster Trucks – hit our cable channel, my son (who is 7) immediately said to me, “I want to go see that! It looks AWESOME!”. Trucks + Racing + Action + Monsters? A boy’s dream! The premise of the Monster Trucks movie, in case […]