Holiday of Play Recap: Hottest Toys for the Holidays

Last week I hosted and got to mingle at The Toy Insider‘s Holiday of Play event in New York City. Over 25 toy brands showcased the hottest toys for the holiday season and The Toy Insider released its top picks in three toy categories: STEM, Tech and Top 20! As a parent of little Disney […]

Top 10 STEM Toys for 2016

Wondering what are the hot toys for 2016? What are the best Tech toys for 2016? The coolest STEM for the season? What to get your toys are best for toddlers or teens? What will be the most popular toys for Christmas? Then you have come to the right place! The Toy Insider released its […]

Top 12 Tech Toys for 2016

It is Holiday shopping season! Don’t believe me? Well, when the big box stores already start their Holiday layaway programs, you know it is time to get ready for the holidays! So, are you wondering what are the hot toys for 2016? What are the best Tech toys for 2016? The coolest STEM for the […]

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 […]

Top Ten Travel Toys

Traveling with kids this summer! We have all heard the dreaded “are we there yet” and with a few simple toys, we can avoid most of this. Think games, small toys, easy to carry (and stow) activities or playsets. Each pick here also was selected because it works in the car, the restaurant along the […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers – Toys

Just 36 hours and counting! Each of these last minute stocking stuffers are under $20 and have tremendous play value – so those presents under the tree won’t get all the glory! You can see them in action in my TV interview on The Rhode Show here. And here is the recap of everything I […]

Toy Tuesday: LeapFrog Line Up!

There are a lot of LeapFrog products out there. These are my current top favorite LeapFrog Products for the holidays and for birthday gifts throughout the year: LeapFrog TV, LeapPad Platinum or Epic, The LeapFrog Word Whammer, The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven, and the LeapFrog Build and Discover Tool Box. You can see my whole […]

Tech Toys with Thames and Kosmos

Thames and Kosmos is a company that I didn’t know much about until the past two years, but since then, my appreciation for the ingenuity of the company continues to grow. One of their big holiday toys is the Thames and Kosmos Remote Control Machines. Specifically, the Animal version (though there is also the Space […]

Toys and Games for Autism

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, then you should know about ToyBox Tools. ToyBox tool teamed up with Hasbro and the Autism Project to assist parents with developmentally disabled children with evidence based practices as it relates specifically to Hasbro toys. The ToolBox site enables parents to access, download and print play tools […]

Top Toys for 2015: HoliDAY of Play

You must already be inundated with holiday catalogues by this point, right? This the season for shopping and gifts, and that includes everyone from your niece to your Nana. Toys can be the perfect gift for everyone on your list because everyone loves to play and there is something for everyone as evidenced by the […]

STEM Toys: Project MC2 Dolls

There is a new line of dolls that are inspired by the Netflix series Project MC2, which follows four girls that are undercover spies using science and math to solve their challenges. The premise is to show that girls can be interested in those careers and subjects. This line of math and science-loving dolls comes […]

Tiggly Toys – Interactive Learning

I love it when my review of toys coincides with my families activities and this new game/toy from Tiggly called Tiggle Words does that! It’s an iPad or Android app that can use objects to create interactive learning. (Plus, Tiggly also has Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Math, of which the later reminds me of the […]

Here’s the Hot Toys for Holiday 2015!

If you are looking for a comprehensive toy shopping list for the holidays this year, then you’ll want to bookmark this post with the total of 42 Hot Toys in 2015 that your kids want (or will want!) The general themes for this holiday season are anything to do with Star Wars Force Awakens (no […]

Sheriff Callie Toys

Yippee I oh, Yippee I yay. Are your kids super Sheriff Callie fans? Then you know that was just my attempt at the theme song! My kids are fans too, and when I saw the characters in Target recently, I knew that Sheriff Callie toys are finally arriving. Whether it is little characters to play […]

Versa Bricks: Connecting Toys Together

Have you ever backed a Kickstarter campaign? I never have, until yesterday. So why did I finally take the leap? Because I loved the concept of Versa Bricks. It was the first product that I think should be on the market, as opposed to just liking the concept for myself or supporting a start up. […]

Hot Toys 2014: HoliDAY of Play

It is a lot of fun to be the co-host of the HoliDAY of Play, but it is more fun to just play! Can you imagine being in a room with the coolest toys that hit the market this year? Whether it’s toys for little tots or toys for your teen, all of the products […]

Tinker Toys

If you had to name some classic games that all children should have, what would they be? I thought about it recently and one that came to mind was Tinker Toys. Spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps, and more are part of the Tinker Toys tools. Whether the classic set, the new girl pink, or […]

Teeter Popper by Fat Brain Toys

Here is a fun play item you have to check out. It may not be on your radar, it’s called the Teeter Popper by Fat Brain Toys. I got a first hand look at Sweet Suite in July. It is fun for all children, but is also great for kids with sensory issues. It looks […]

Potty Training Toys and Tools

I won’t bore you with the details (or the battles) but potty training my son has been one of the toughest challenges. I’ve used a lot of things in my attempts and there are two that have been very helpful. The Fisher Price Cheer for Me Potty and the Corolle Potty Doll. Corolle Les Classiques […]

Paw Patrol Toys

If your kids watch Nick Jr., then you probably know about Paw Patrol. It is a nicely animated show about team work, helping people and caring. The twist is that it’s about animals doing the rescuing vs. being rescued! My 4 year old loves it because it involves fire trucks, diggers and police cars! What […]

Fisher Price Smart Stages Toys

Fisher Price was a brand that was ever present in our home when I was growing up. As a Mom now, is present in my own home for my own kids, and Fisher Price keeps getting better and better with their new “Smart Stages” products. Fisher Price latest innovation is the “Smart Stages Technology” Line. […]

Squeeze Poppers: Huggables from Hog Wild Toys

This toy came across my doorstep the other day and I just stared at it. It, frankly, is not the prettiest thing to look at, but I knew the previous version of the Hog Wild Squeeze Popper toy. Now it is in plush form, and much cuddlier! Now the Squeeze Popper animals are soft, plush, […]

Five Eco-Friendly Toys for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share five eco-friendly toys for your consideration. Whether to celebrate the earth on earth day or any time of year when you are looking for a unique, eco-friendly, gift. These five picks are made with respect for Mother Earth. Kinderfeets This wooden push bike is a low-to-the-ground, […]

Tips for Buying Used Toys for Kids

If you have a limited budget for toys, buying new toys for your children can be expensive. Buying used or consigned toys, is a great way to stretch the budget, and is eco-conscious too! Here are some tips for shopping for used toys for kids and making an old toy “new” again. Look for advertised garage […]

WonderWorld Toys

A lot of Moms (myself included) look to add a variety of eco-friendly, non-toxic, green toys to their kids’ toy repertoire. Yet, without a standard for such toys, there is a little bit of ‘buyer beware’. Because you may do a search for ‘green toys’ on Amazon.com, and this will come up. Which is probably […]