The Best Summer Board Games for Beach and Barbecues

Summer is here and if your kids haven’t ended school yet, they’re probably getting out soon. Then the I-need-to-figure-out-how-to-keep-them-entertained juggle begins. There is also the goal of having their brains not turn to mush during the break from school. So, how does a parent keep their kids entertained, educated, and engaged? With games!! Whether you […]

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 […]

25 Toys That Are Great In An Easter Basket

Keep the kids healthy this Easter and all year long with the perfect non-candy alternatives in the Easter Basket. These are some egg-cellent Easter basket ideas and options to consider – because candy is obvious! Here are some toy stuffer and filler ideas! So read the post below or watch the video! I also had fun […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]