Toys of Summer Podcast with About.com Parenting Experts

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Today I was asked to take part in the Parenting Roundabout podcast, hosted by a colleague of mine  at About.com, Terri Mauro, the expert on parenting children with special needs. Generally every week four About.com Parenting Experts engage in a podcast on all sorts of fun and interesting topics. Along with Terri, I was joined today by Catherine Holecko, […]

Ionix Construction Toys Have Great Developmental Benefits

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Spinmaster, any and all opinions shared within this post and included video are my own. There are some new construction bricks in the toy aisle from Ionix! These construction bricks have many educational and developmental features given their unique ability to shapeshift. Though Ionix look like traditional […]

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machine Toy Giveaway

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machine Toy

A huge trend at Toy Fair this year were robotics toys. Though many toys featured might generally appeal to younger children who want to control and interact with toys through voice and sound, there’s been a continued interest in remote control constructible sets. The best part about these sets is that they don’t just have […]

Hexbug Nano V2 Toy Party

Hexbug Nano V2

It’s been amazing over the last few years to watch Hexbugs evolve. If you aren’t familiar with them, these are tiny robotic bugs recommended for kids ages 3 and up that can travel through their habitat, which is a track system that children can put together. If the bugs flip over, they can right themselves […]

New Peg Board For Kids by Patch Products

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Years later, the familiar Lauri pegboard is still available, but it has now morphed into the Tall-Stacker Mighty Monkey Playset.  Using a similar version of the pegs and pegboard, kids can construct a play area where monkeys can swing from palm trees and slide down slides in their cart. When I saw this concept at […]

Buying LEGO’s for Kids? Tips For Successful Building

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Have you thought about buying LEGO’s for your child or as a gift? I can’t believe how many kids love to construct with LEGO’s. I said it before when I reviewed the LEGO Duplo Creative Sorter, my son sits with my LEGO media kit binder, flipping through it like it’s the Bible, consuming every picture, […]

CAT 3 in 1 Dump Truck by Mega Brands

CAT 3 in 1 Dump Truck Mega

So I have had this awesome truck, the Cat 3 in 1 Dump Truck by Megabrands, in the cue for review.  I’m constantly on the look out for push toys for the pre-walking age and saw this six months ago, counting down the days where I could put Gavin behind the wheel to take it […]

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