Six Eco-Friendly Toys and Companies for Babies and Toddlers

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share five eco-friendly toys and companies. For older kids, check out this post with even more earth-friendly toys. However, for the young ones – here are six unique, eco-friendly toys and companies that have respect for Mother Earth. Kinderfeets This wooden pushbike is a low-to-the-ground, small training […]

Creatively Easy Ideas for a Monster Truck Birthday Party

If you are looking to have a Monster Truck themed birthday party, here are some ideas to consider! Watch a Monster Truck Movie Trucks + Racing + Action + Monsters? A boy’s dream! The premise of the Monster Trucks movie is that a high school senior builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of […]

Six Unique Ways to Use Play Water Tables Without Water

Kids’ play water tables are fun sensory play during the hot summer months. However, when the weather turns cool, that does not mean the water tables should be banished to the basement or shelved in storage. Rather, there are other unique ways to use kids’ play water tables…without water. Using water tables as indoor play […]

Easy and Fun Easter Egg Hunt Ideas For Kids

If you love having Easter Egg Hunts for the Kids but need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. These are some totally different easter egg hunt ideas. If you need something other than candy to fill the balls of plastic, here are some no candy Easter Egg Filler ideas! Glow in the Dark […]

Kids Need a Fidget Toy? Here Are Seven Great Ones!

Whether you have a special needs child or just a child that needs a little focus strategy, or method to distress, a fidget toy will help them recenter and reengage. There are a lot of fidget toys, but there are a few that really shine. If you are not familiar with fidget toys, they offer […]

These Sewing Toys Will Teach Kids How To Sew

Teaching kids to sew is a great skill to learn. Even if they don’t stick with sewing, it offers tremendous educational benefits, such as being creative, following directions, fine motor skills, pattern identification, spatial recognition, and emotional benefits. If you are wondering what to give a child six years old and up, consider giving toys […]

Fifteen+ Fabulous Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon Toys

Raya and the Last Dragon is a Disney movie set to release to theatres on March 5, 2021. The story is about a fantasy world of Kumandra. It is there that humans and dragons lived together in harmony for centuries. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves […]

Social Emotional Learning Toys and Resources For Parents and Kids

If you have a child with cognitive challenges, you are very familiar with the concept and the therapies around Social Emotional Learning (SEL). However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, SEL has risen to the forefront as a need and a tool for all parents and kids. Many children have not gotten social opportunities in months as […]

TOTY 2021: The Hottest Toys of the Year

The 2021 Toy of the Year TOTY Award winners were announced today by The Toy Association. The TOTY Awards are like the “Oscars” of the toy industry. The awards indicate to consumers what are the hottest toys of the year. The finalists were selected from 557 nominees. Then each was reviewed and ranked by eighteen […]

The Hottest Toy Trends for 2021 Are Out Of This World

Wondering what the hottest toys will be for 2021? A key indicator of what the hot toys will be is first knowing what the year’s toy trends are. The Toy Insider just announced what they think will be the most popular toy trends of the year! Typically, I travel to Toy Fair New York every […]

Camp In Style With The Playmobil Volkswagen Camping Bus

Whether you love to travel, like to camp in your backyard, or abore the entire outdoor thing, you’ll swoon over the Playmobil Volkwagen Camping Bus. This iconic Volkswagen T-1 Camping bus is a red and white-colored camper van. It’s new for 2021 and is packed with everything you need for a faux weekend getaway. The […]

The Best Building Tile Magnet Toys For Kids

Magnet toys – whether tiles, cubes, or sticks – are magnificent sensory toys, construction toys, and building toys. Here are some magnet tile ideas to consider having in your playroom. As a parent in the toy industry – and with experience working with educators and kids with special needs – magnet building toys are popular […]

Valentines Themed Toys That Are Sweet, Cuddly, and Fun

Toys and themed trinkets are starting to arrive in stores, which are perfect for Valentine’s Day treats, gifts, and surprises! I always give my kids a little gift on Valentine’s Day. Nothing big or fancy, but something budget-friendly and that shows love in some way. I also make the day fun with these activities and […]

Sound the Octo-Alert! New Octonauts Toys Coming!

Moose Toys just announced a collaboration with Silvergate Media. Moose Toys (the brand behind Kindi Kids and Bluey Toys) will be launching toys to support the new Octonauts spinoff: Octonauts: Above & Beyond. Octonauts has huge fanbases around the world. The show launched in 2010! Even my kids have been fans. In the upcoming new […]

The Five Best Art Easels for Kids Under $100

Art Easels are a great place for kids – from toddlers to budding teens – to create their art. However, they will get messy and in some cases, kids will outgrow them – whether because of interest or height! So you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars! Here are some great art easels for […]

The Six Best Art Supplies for Kids Under $50

Whether you need great art supplies for homeschool and remote learning, or you are just looking for the best art supplies for kids that survive a weekend craft session, these are my favorites. Why are these art supplies my favorites? Well, as a Mom and someone who is in the toy industry, these products tick […]

The Best Valentine’s Day Zoom Backgrounds to Use In February

Whether homeschooling, working from home, remote learning, virtual dating, or connecting with family and friends – why not have fun with your virtual backgrounds on Zoom and other online platforms for Valentine’s Day and all of February. Even if your computer is not compatible with the build-in virtual backgrounds, you can always get an inexpensive […]

Play Holiday Bingo With This Free Printable for Kids

Playing games is a great holiday activity. However, if you are looking for something particularly festive, play a Holiday Bingo game. Use marshmallows as your pieces for a fun alternative treat. Just download the free printable below. Then print it out, follow the directions and have fun! Need more New Year’s Activities ideas and printables? […]

A Year in Review: Free Printable for Kids

One great idea to end each year is to have a fun day of New Years’ activities for the whole family. From making cookies to making countdown clocks, there are a lot of fun activities to do to celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Years Day with kids. You can even make it a Happy […]

Ten Toys That Educate And Entertain Toddlers And Preschoolers

If you have toddlers and preschoolers at home, keeping them entertained is a must! Yet, how can parents and caregivers entertain and educate at the same time? In the toy lineup below, these toys do both and also have other benefits that toddlers can work on – like communication and fine motor skills.   Tinkle […]

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 […]

The Best GUND Plush to Give as a Gift

You “Gotta Getta Gund” this holiday season. Yes, that is their official motto but an accurate one. I love plush and GUND makes some of the best plush out there. It is perfect for the holidays. With so many of us being away from family and friends for the holidays, consider sending a GUND with […]

Flip for the #UpsideDownChallenge Game

At Toy Fair New York 2020, I got to play a fun game called the #UpsideDownChallenge Game. Created by Vango and distributed by Hog Wild Toys, this game is hitting stores in August 2020. With The #UpsideDownChallenge Game, your world gets flipped upside down! Well, it seems that way! You try to complete seemingly simple […]

This Remote Controlled Wall-E Toy is ‘Ohhhh’

Disney and Pixar’s Hello WALL-E from Mattel comes to life as a remote-controlled robot toy that is a pint-sized production of the original classic character. At approximately 9.5-inches tall, this RC figure authentically represents the trash-compacting robot character’s design down to the expressive eyes. The remote control is easy for kids ages 4 years and […]