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Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Strider Bikes aims to make the process easier, faster, and more fun for kids everywhere. The Strider is what is referred to as a no-pedal balance bike or run bike. In a nutshell, the concept is that learning to balance is easier when a child is able to place his feet on the ground and does not have to worry about pedaling. Pedaling, the easy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bikes, Exercise, Featured, Ride-Ons, Sports, Toys (Pre-School)

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

As a blogger, I get a chance to see all of the hottest holiday toys at events such as Toy Fair, Time to Play and more. Here are a few of my favorite toys…. My Favorite Dolls: Little Miss Muffin: These adorable dolls transform from a cupcake into a doll. Visit the website to watch the video and to see why “there’s nothin’ like luvin’ a little miss muffin.”  My tween goddaughters love Little Miss Muffin almost as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Building Toys, Christmas, Crafts, Developmental Toys, Dolls, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Gifts 2007, Hip Find, Kids Gifts, Play, Play Sets and Figurines, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Stuffed Animals, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age), Uncategorized

Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes

Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes

Learning to bike is a huge childhood milestone.  My three year old loves his tricycle, but he really wants to be a “big boy” and requested a “big kid bike” for his birthday in April. When buying their child’s first bike, many parents opt for a regular bike with training wheels.  While training wheels are useful for minimizing the risks of traumatizing falls, they don’t help your child learn how to balance: the most important skill … Read entire article »

Filed under: Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Play, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Uncategorized

Beep, Beep, Here We Go! (Little Tikes Cozy Truck GIVEAWAY!)

Beep, Beep, Here We Go! (Little Tikes Cozy Truck GIVEAWAY!)

The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is a the single most popular toy at our play dates but now it has competition…from the Little Tikes Cozy Truck! Kids line up to take their turn with this fun ride-on from Little Tikes. They’ve brought the cartoon styling of the Cozy Coupe to a new truck model and added a few new features to make this ride even more fun. You’ll still find the driver’s side door that opens … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Contests, Featured, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike (12 Days of Giveaways)

Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike (12 Days of Giveaways)

We own several tricycles with push bars for my toddler and the Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike offers some neat new innovations in the toddler-friendly tricycle category. First, why would you want a tricycle for a child who cannot yet pedal? If you enjoy walking around a track or a mall, the tricycle can be a nice alternative to a baby carrier or stroller. Also, little “me too’s”, who want to be just like their older siblings, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Contests, Featured, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Driving in my car…Beep, Beep!

The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is, hands down, the most popular toy at our play dates. We’ve been able to teach the toddlers and preschoolers to line up, inspired by their desire for a turn at the Cozy Coupe. This 30th Anniversary edition has bright yellow and red primary colors, an appealing cartoon-style face, a steering wheel, a “car key”, gas tank, a door that opens and shuts, and a removable floor for infants who are too … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Best Ride-Ons (Hottest Holiday Toys Awards)

Ride-ons are toy classics–right up there with blogs and dolls. As soon as man invented the wheel, mom and dad probably thought up the ride-on. We like ride-ons that spark the imagination and get kids moving–here are our picks for Award Winning Ride-Ons from our Hottest Holiday Toys. Kids love to scoot around on ride-ons, building independence and their physical coordination and strength. Ride-ons can be well-crafted, wooden, heirloom toys and this Giraffe Scoot-a-Long … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Featured, Gift Guides, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me…

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me…

The name “Radio Flyer” evokes memories of flying down the driveaway on my tricycle and, of course, hauling freshly picked apples in a classic red wagon. A beautiful thing about parenthood is the opportunity to relive those memories with my children. Just in time for apple-picking season, Radio Flyer sent me their Ultimate Comfort Wagon, a fresh take on a classic toy. While I love the vintage look of the classic wood and metal wagon, this update … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Contests, Featured, Ride-Ons, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)