2017 Toy Guide: Toys for the Gamer

This is the must have list whether your family always has Friday Night Game Night, or your daughter loves racing toys for first place. The toys in this category are picked to meet those the gamer in all of us. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon […]

Toy Guide: Hot Toys 2017 for The Caregiver

There are some kids that are born to nurture and my daughter is one of them. She is always wanting to take care of something. These toys in this category are picked to meet those needs – dolls, playsets, role-play toys. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) […]

2017 Toy Guide: Science Toys for Kids

Do you have a child that loves to create experiments? Or do you have a grandchild that loves figuring out how things work? This is the must have list for science toys for kids for your future scientist. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon or click […]

2017 Toy Guide: Minimalist Toys

Toys are fabulous, but the downside of some of them is that they take up a lot of room. Plus, sometimes we want a toy that does more than one thing to minimize the number of toys in our house. Sound like your family? I knew I needed to have a small category of minimalist […]

2017 Gift Guide: Building Toys

Looking for gifts for kiddos that love to build things? These building toys 2017 are the latest in the toy construction market and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them. They over tons of play potential, work on gross motor skills and imaginations. Click the images below to be taken to the […]

2017 Holiday Toy Gift Guide

The frenzy of the holiday shopping season is upon us and so many people ask me what to buy for their kids for the holiday season. So, I am going to help you all out, and make it easy to find the right gifts! Whether you want to know what are the hottest toys, what […]

12 Days of Holiday Toy Giveaways

Want to win some great toys for the holidays? Then enter below to be eligible to win! You only have to enter once, but there are multiple options to enter. The more you pick, you’ll increase your chances of winning! There are 12 amazing gift giveaways! Holiday Toy Giveaways I know I am just one […]

Hot Holiday Toys: Here’s The Ultimate Holiday Toy List!

I have combed through the Hot Toy Lists, the Most Wanted Toy Lists and the Top Holiday Toys Lists from The Toy Insider, Amazon and TTPM for Holiday 2017. These are three industry leaders in toy reviews. Every year they come out with their respective Hot Toy lists in key categories. This year, I went […]

WWE Superstars Slams into the Doll Market

Whether you are a TV fan or wrestling fan, there is no doubt that there is a huge following of the show Total Divas, and now Total Bellas, on E! The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie, are fan favorites regardless of how you follow them. What is even more interesting is that girls are the […]

Other Mad Ways to Play Mad Moves

Recently I was offered the chance to review a new card game called Mad Moves. It launched on Kickstarter recently and they are slowly reaching their funding goal. Mad Moves Kickstarter Not a surprise because Mad Moves is a simple, fun and creative game for the whole family. However, after playing with it, I wanted […]

Bust a Move to Kickstarter for Mad Moves

Whether you landed on this post because you did a Google search (hello Googlite) or you know me and my love for cool new things, then you’ll see why I had to share this new Kickstarter campaign for a game called Mad Moves. Before I get into what it is, let me tell you….. Why […]

My Sibling and My Pal Dolls

Loretta Rose, LLC is a family-owned business. It has been fulfilling the growing demand for boy dolls in the 18-inch doll marketplace for the past decade. It has My Sibling Dolls and My Pal Dolls. The company provides an opportunity for children to learn about important educational themes through their boy dolls. Boy dolls can […]

Hasbro HASCON 2017: Tickets and Details

Hasbro’s HASCON Event is happening September 8-10 in downtown Providence, Rhode Island! Attendees will have the opportunity to see and play with their favorite Hasbro brands. This three-day convention has something for everyone. There will be celebrity meet-and-greets and live music. Check out the larger than life experiences, and exclusive content. Don’t miss the access […]

Summer Gift Guide: Cool Summer Gift Ideas for Kids

It is officially the start of summer! It can be a great time for trips to the beach, ice cream stops, excursions to the local pool, noshing at backyard BBQs and, most of all, amazing memories. Make those memories more fun with these Summer Gift Ideas for Kids! Whether your are looking for outdoor toys, […]

#ToyTuesday: Graffiblocks are Groovy!

My fun find this week is Graffiblocks! It is a kickstarter campaign that I hope gets funded. They sent me a sample to try out. I am glad I got to play with it before my kids saw it. They wouldn’t give them back once they saw the Graffi Blocks. They LOVED playing with them […]

#ToyTuesday: 6 Fun Toys for Toddlers

Finding toys for toddlers can be a challenge. Most parents want to find toys that have learning potential, in addition to being entertaining and fun. So I wanted to share five toys from a company called Kidz Delight. The company offers a range of toys for children from birth to 6 years old to introduce the […]

Splashlings is Making Waves Again!

This past Christmas, the number one toy that my daughter asked for (repeatedly, I might add) was the Splashlings Coral Playground Playset by TPF Toys. Now she will have a new wish list starting because another colorful wave of Splashlings is swimming into Walmart and other retailers this month. Invented by the famed Pound Puppies®creator, […]

GIVEAWAY! Monster Trucks Movie, Toys and Party Ideas

When the trailer for the Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies – Monster Trucks – hit our cable channel, my son (who is 7) immediately said to me, “I want to go see that! It looks AWESOME!”. Trucks + Racing + Action + Monsters? A boy’s dream! The premise of the Monster Trucks movie, in case […]

Why You Should Pass (or at least Wait) for a Hatchimal

If you haven’t heard, Hatchimals are one of the hot toys for 2016. The one that makes it to the ranks of store sellouts and jacked up prices on Ebay. (The other hard to find toy is the PJ Mask Headquarters, FYI.) Having been cornered at many recent holiday parties by guests that wanted to […]

Toy Gift Guide for Procrastinators

You may be realizing that you need to get a gift for a kiddo. Like, right now. This minute. Oh crap. Because you just realized that Christmas is in 6 days, that you are in the midst of Hanukkah, or that you need a last minute birthday gift. If you need all three, then (a) […]

Great Toys for Toy Donations

Whether December or May, the holidays or birthdays, everyone should consider donating toys throughout the year. Every child should be able to play every day. If you are wondering what to give to various charities for toy donations, here are some great toy donation ideas! These are gender neutral, cover a variety of ages, have […]

Autism Friendly Toys Gift Guide

Wondering what toy to buy for a child who is on the Autism Spectrum? Needless to say, they are kids and love toys. However, sometimes a toy can be over stimulating, trigger sensory issues, or cause frustrations. Toys should be fun, and encourage play. Yet, that is not always quite the case if your child […]

My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is Here

Here is my Holiday Gift Guide 2016 with top toys and other goodies! Just in time for those last minute gifts for the holiday season! However, don’t forget all those birthday gifts that you’ll have to think about in 2017! Stock up now at the great prices and be ready to go at a moments […]

Best Advent Calendars for Kids with Toy and not Candy!

Advent Calendars are popular in my house. We use them every holiday season. It is a fun way to get excited for Christmas. It also gives the kids some incentives to be good everyday leading up to the big day! So keep reading for the best advent calendars for kids that are toy focused and […]

The Toy Insider Toy Wish List

Some exciting news to share for you Toy shoppers! Just in time for the holiday season too! Brand new at The Toy Insider is an awesome Toy Wish List feature! If your kids are like my kids, when they see The Toy Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide, they start circling or pointing to their favorite toys for Christmas and […]