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New Barbie Dreamhouse

New Barbie Dreamhouse

If you could live anywhere, and build your own custom home from scratch, what would your dream house be like? Me? I would probably want a renovated Victorian with easy access to the rails and a short distance from New York City. We’d have a wraparound porch looking out our wooded property, dark hardwood floors, an ornate fireplace, and there would be plenty of character. My daughter’s dream house, on the other hand, would probably … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Featured

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

Our House…is a very, very Green House

Our House…is a very, very Green House

Children are natural ecologists.  They love to play outside and appreciate the joys of discovering rocks, plants, and animals along the way. What they need a little help with is conservation–learning to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Shutting off the lights, taking shorter showers, and opening a window instead of turning on the air conditioning are all ways that even the littlest person can make a difference. The Plan Toys Green Dollhouse aims to introduce children to sustainable … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Dolls, Earth Day, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Featured, Hip Find, Pre-schoolers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring

Any parent with a preschooler knows that teaching the little niceties of social interaction can be a challenge.  Children want to be sweet, they just do not always know how and remembering manners in the middle of playtime can be tough. Caring Corners has introduced Mrs. Goodbee, an interactive talking doll house, as a fun, interactive teaching tool that emphasizes good behavior in a positive, age-appropriate way. First, and most importantly, my two year old daughter adores … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Developmental Toys, Dolls, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)

Is my (Doll)House Safe?

Is my (Doll)House Safe?

A reader e-mailed us because she had concerns about the Melissa & Doug Victorian Dollhouse ($150, unfurnished) she had purchased for her daughter. After checking out the research we e-mailed her, she felt comfortable keeping this child-safe dollhouse. Melissa & Doug manufactures in China and many parents are understandably concerned about the lead paint recalls. We have faith in Melissa & Doug’s safety procedures and testing and Melissa & Doug has not had a single … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Crafts, Dolls, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)