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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Toy Gift Guide 2015

Here is my Toy Gift Guide 2015 with the top toys from the past year! Just in time for those last minute gifts for the holiday season! But don’t forget all those birthday gifts that you’ll have to think about in 2016  – so stock up now at the great prices and be ready to […]

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 […]

VEX Robotics in After School Programs

This fall, my son enrolled in an after school LEGO building program. Each week, the kids have a theme, and have to build something along that theme. The themes get more complex as the year goes on – fostering building, logic and analytical skills. I’ve noticed a big improvement in my son’s fine motor skills, […]

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 […]