Awesome Advent Calendars that also make great stocking stuffers

I love advent calendars. In our family, the tradition is that our Elf brings little goodies and toys to put in our personalize advent calendar decor we use every year. However, the goodies and toys from Holiday advent calendars also make great stocking stuffers. Just remove from the box compartments! For parents of younger children, […]

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 […]

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 connection, and kids love to get letters. If you […]

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 […]

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 the most votes from the people. […]

Great Toys for Toy Donations

Whether December or May, the holidays or birthdays, everyone should consider donating toys throughout the year. Every child should be able to play every day. If you are wondering what to give to various charities for toy donations, here are some great toy donation ideas! These are gender neutral, cover a variety of ages, have […]

Best Advent Calendars for Kids with Toy and not Candy!

Advent Calendars are popular in my house. We use them every holiday season. It is a fun way to get excited for Christmas. It also gives the kids some incentives to be good everyday leading up to the big day! So keep reading for the best advent calendars for kids that are toy focused and […]

Popular Toys for 2016

Wondering what are the hot toys for 2016? What will be the most popular toys for Christmas? What toys are best for toddlers or teens? Then you have come to the right place! The Toy Insider released its top toy picks for Holiday 2016, and I got an exclusive sneak peek as a four-year veteran […]