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 […]

Shaq Loves His Tonka Trucks!

Tonka Toys were definitely part of my brother’s everyday lives growing up. I remember making them give my Barbie a ride in the truck bed and seeing the vehicles always in our sandbox. Shaquille O’Neal has fond memories of Tonka trucks as well. (I knew I loved Shaq for that reason alone!) Basic Fun! is […]

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 […]

Sweet Suite @ Home: The Ultimate Virtual Toy Expo

For the toy industry, time will tell what the status of the market will be. Yet, many parents are turning to toys to keep kids engaged, entertained, and educated during this COVID quarantine. One event that connects media to parents is the annual Sweet Suite event hosted by The Toy Insider. It is an opportunity […]

Kindi Kids Halloween Costumes

  If you have a fan of Kindi Kids, they can now dress up as their favorite Kindi Kids’ character! Moose Toys, the creator of Kindi Kids, has partnered with Halloween costume store Spirit Halloween. There will be four Kindi Kids costumes at SpiritHalloween.com and on Amazon in early fall. The costumes will be based […]