The Best Way to Get Kids To Wash Their Hands

If you are reading this, then you know how hard it is to get kids to wash their hands – whether they are two or twelve! So I want to introduce you to some of my favorite soaps for kids! I have used all of these soaps with great success and they have wow-ed many […]

Six Awesome Toys and Games for Virtual Playdates

My kids are clamoring for playdates with their friends, but with the COVID-19 pandemic that is not possible. For a while, it was okay but with the coronavirus just not going anywhere, having virtual playdates is almost necessary for kids’ social and emotional well-being. Whether you use Zoom or some other platform, here some toys, […]

Here are the Unique Toys Your Kids Will Want for Christmas 2020

Despite being a toy fanatic, it is always hard to narrow down all the toys in the market to just a select number of unique toys your kids will want this Christmas and for other upcoming holidays. However, here is my list of top twelve unique toys, games, crafts, and sets your kids will want […]

Spooktacular Halloween Specials on Nickelodeon!

Nickelodeon has a HallowScream lineup in October 2020 that makes the lack of covid Trick or Treating still be sweet!  Nickelodeon is celebrating Halloween with spooktacular premieres of its live-action, animation, and preschool series. There are hauntingly fun, all-new episodes of hit series, including The Loud House, The Casagrandes, Blue’s Clues & You!, and It’s […]

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 […]

Screen Free Storytelling with Tonies

Storytelling is essential for childhood development. From bedtime stories to public speaking presentations, kids learn to speak, read, imagine, and create from the act of storytelling. One company at the heart of storytelling toys for this new decade is tonies®. You can even see the TV appearance I made, where I shared the Toniebox is […]

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 […]

This New Toy is Literally Off The Hook

Off the Hook by Spinmaster is the brand’s newest toy in its lineup of epic releases. The premise of the Off the Hook are dolls that can be completely style by you. It makes playing with dolls a creative, fashion endeavor. Each set comes with two Best Fashion Friends (BFFs) with off the hook glam […]

Teacher Thank You Printable With Crayola Color

It is remarkable that I am already considering (and writing) about Back to School. Summer is too short! However, with children in camp and summer learning programs, summer time often feels like an extension of the school year anyway. So I am already thinking of a teacher thank you printable to use! Saying Thank You […]

Hot Toy Trend: Soft n’ Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal & Surprise!

Soft’n Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal™ from ORB Toys is full of surprises that you reveal one layer at a time. Peel to Reveal First, open the packaging. Then peel off the top. Discover decorative stickers, directions and a playset. Next, flip the box to discover your surprise figures and theme. Peel open each circle […]

You’re Centsational: An Easy Valentine’s Day Penny Card for Kids

I love Valentine’s Day crafts. I’m not sure if it because of red and pink colors, or because of the cleverness that can be made of them. Either way, I especially love Valentine’s Day card crafts. You’re “Cent”sational. This year, I decided to test out my own craft skills. I’ve had an idea for a […]

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 […]

WWE Superstars Slams into the Doll Market

Whether you are a TV fan or wrestling fan, there is no doubt that there is a huge following of the show Total Divas, and now Total Bellas, on E! The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie, are fan favorites regardless of how you follow them. What is even more interesting is that girls are the […]

Boy Dolls: Seven to Consider

There are many benefits to having a doll for your son, grandson or nephew. While dolls are historical considered a ‘girl’ toy, having a doll for a boy has tremendous social and emotional benefits. You can see some of my thoughts on that here. Boy Dolls Additionally, the play potential for girls may be limited […]

Summer Gift Guide: Cool Summer Gift Ideas for Kids

It is officially the start of summer! It can be a great time for trips to the beach, ice cream stops, excursions to the local pool, noshing at backyard BBQs and, most of all, amazing memories. Make those memories more fun with these Summer Gift Ideas for Kids! Whether your are looking for outdoor toys, […]