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 […]

Take Your Mind to a New Dimension with Kanoodle Cosmic

See why Kanoodle Cosmic is out of this world fun!

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 […]

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®. 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 […]

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 […]