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. […]

The 2020 Toy Trends To Track

Whether you are a parent or a collector, knowing what the hot toys will be this year is essential. From birthday party presents to what to start stashing for the holidays. What the toy trends will be for 2020 is key for fun! The Toy Association announced the 2020 toy trends at its 117th Toy […]

Thames & Kosmos Gets into Crafts with Creatto

As Toy Fair 2020 kicks off a new decade, there is a new crop of toys that parents and kids will want to get their hands on this year. First up is Thames & Kosmos. They are known for their science-themed toys. With twenty-two new STEM experiment kits in its 2020 line-up, this year is […]

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 […]

Hasbro Hightlights: 2020 Toy Line from Marvel to Mandalorian

Hasbro Toys unveiled its key lines for 2020 at its Toy Fair Showroom. From Peppa Pig to Power Rangers, from Transformers to Ghostbusters, from Spellcaster to Star Wars, from Marvel to Mandalorian, there is something for fans, collectors, and kids alike. Fortnite Blasters Hasbro is expanding its popular NERF line with Halo and Fortnight themed […]

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 […]

The Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime!

Just announced in time for Toy Fair 2020, Super7 is expanding its license with Hasbro, Inc. on an incredible fan favorite: the Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime! Super7 is a premier pop-culture design house and producer of lifestyle-oriented collectibles, toys, and apparel based in San Francisco. Led by designer and founder Brian Flynn, Super7® has […]

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 […]

Valentine Printable – Glow Stick Card for Kids

Looking for a free valentine printable that is fun too? Then check out this Glow Stick Valentine’s Day Card for your kids to hand out at school or with friends. Buy Glow Sticks in Bulk on Amazon. Buying in bulk on (affiliate) Amazon will be the most bang for your buck – unless you can […]

Best Bubbleezz Squishy Smoothie Recipe

If you have a lot of squishies, you know each squishy is a cute, cool and calming fidget collectible. However, there is another one to add to your squishy collection now – Bubbleezz by Orb Toys. In honor of the launch, I am sharing a great smoothie recipe without milk (or without any dairy like […]

Why I’m More Worried about Babies R Us Closing

As you can see from this post, I am not surprised that Toys R Us is closing. While it may leave a void, in that it was a large toy retailer that had a lot of shelf space dedicated to toys, it is the potential loss of Babies R Us that has me more worried. […]

Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas

Easter Basket stuffer ideas that aren’t candy! The Easter Bunny these days is at a loss! With the rising rates of food allergies and nutritional concerns, the Easter Bunny is often discouraged from filling baskets with candy. So these are great alternatives. They are some of the newest products on the market and perfect sizes […]

Six No Candy Easter Hunt Egg Filler Ideas

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Find: The Brush Hero

Let’s face it…when we find a product that can make chores get done faster and easier, we do a happy dance. So get your tap shoes on, because I found one for you, thanks to a complimentary product submission, that will be perfect this spring. It is called the Brush Hero. The MSRP is $39.99, […]

Five Finds to Get You Organized

I always spend January trying to get organized after the hectic holidays. In addition, I always look for new ideas or organization products to reach that goal. So I wanted to share my five finds to help you get organized in 2018. Organization Products Keeping Track of To Dos I’ve fallen in love with the […]

Five Snow Day Activities For Kids

When the first major snow storm hits in your home state resulting in closed schools, parents need an action plan. Not an action plan for your home, but for your kids! So here are five snow day activities for kids to do at home to keep them occupied and you happy! Make snow cream. If […]

The 2018 American Girl Doll is out of this world.

Meet Luciana Vega, the newest American Girl Doll set to be launched on January 1st. In my opinion, they have a hit on their hands. Astronaut This is not because I once entered a contest with the hope of winning a spot at Space Camp. (Instead, I won a year of Ben and Jerry’s ice […]

My Favorite Gift For Tweens and Teens

I cannot begin to tell you how many people don’t know what gift to get their tween. It is the age between loving toys and not really playing with them anymore. They are always wanting gift ideas for tweens! Most parents end up getting gift cards to the mall, fast food places and the Apple […]