The Top Toy Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020

Stock up on educational toys for the holidays and beyond with these 2020 Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Deals: LearningResources.com – 25% off everything on their website on Black Friday and Cyber Monday Educational Insights – 30% off everything on their website on Black Friday and 25% off from 11/30-12/4 Hand2Mind.com – 20% off […]

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 […]

See the Sweet Stocking Stuffer Swag

The Holiday of Play event, hosted by The Toy Insider, was an epic virtual display of holiday wonder! It was so fun to attend (and organize the event!) One great thing about going to parties is getting a goody bag, and even though Holiday of Play was virtual, most attendees were able to get a […]

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 […]

Unique Gift Ideas for Sister-In-Laws and More Hard to Please People

As always, I love sharing some fun finds and cool websites for your shopping sessions. Here are some sites that may have the unique gift you are looking for this holiday season! SimplyEarth.com This is a subscription service for those that love essential oils. You can get kits that contain oils to make your own […]

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®. Please note that I received a starter set for review. The art of storytelling has […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Five Fun Finds for Dog Agility at Home

Whether you want to give your dog a fun thing to do, provide a fun fitness option, or more formal agility training, there are five items you need to have at home. The best part is that you don’t have to break the bank! These are easy to find and great price points to get […]

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 […]

Back to Nature: Educational Butterfly Kits

Kids can observe the butterfly life cycle up close with a LIVE Butterfly Kit. Insect Lore One popular one is from Insect Lore. As soon as the kit arrives, it comes with five, live baby caterpillars. Retail price is $27.99 and includes the caterpillars. You can also gift a kit without the butterflies (The Insect […]

Is Only Economics to Blame for Toys R Us’ Failure?

There has been a lot of online talk, written articles and whispered speculation about the future of Toys R Us. Everything from its restructuring bankruptcy in the fall of 2017 to announcements of liquidation six months later, Toys R Us has been in the negative news. Toys R Us Bankruptcy CNBC reported this week that […]

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 […]