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Baby Doll Love

Baby Doll Love

When I was little, I had my one special baby doll. Her name was Laura and I treated her as though she was my actual baby. I fed her at my mealtimes, put her down for naps when I had my own, and made sure she got her fair share of sunshine. She may not have known it at the time but when my mother gave me that doll, she gave me a small bundle of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

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

Dream Big with Paddywhack Lane

Dream Big with Paddywhack Lane

I’m excited to announce that Paddywhack Lane’s new picture book “The Costume Trunk” and line of coordinating toys is now available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at www.paddywhacklane.com. In “The Costume Trunk,” a group of children discover a magic costume trunk which becomes the passageway to the enchanting land of Paddywhack Lane, where you can be anything you want to be if you just believe. The coordinating toys (aka “Costumed Kids”) are simply adorable. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)

Potty Like a Rockstar With Corolle Dolls

Potty Like a Rockstar With Corolle Dolls

Kids love to role play and realistic looking dolls can help them tackle each new childhood challenge. Corolle Dolls provide a high-quality, child-safe, washable, lovable baby doll option for kids of all ages. June is National Potty Training Awareness Month (No, Seriously), so we’re excited to share Paul and Emma with you. This adorable duo can help make toilet training a healthy, enjoyable learning experience for your toddler or preschooler. We’re in the pre-potty training stage at our house … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Dolls, Potty Training, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School)

Language Littles Dolls Help Kids Learn Another Language

I want my daughter to enjoy the benefits of learning a foreign language. After reading The Bilingual Edge, I decided to introduce Spanish, since I’m proficient, and Russian, since I know a little and it is a heritage language for us. We read books in these languages, listen to Baby’s First Steps in Spanish, and we play with Anya: the Bilingual Russian Doll by Language Littles. Anya tells us, in both Russian and English, about her love of dancing. Although I wish she wasn’t wearing theatrical make-up and a pink glitter costume (and I wish they had included panties in her outfit), Anya provides a fun way for us to interact in Russian.  The child’s voice is cute without being annoying, the accent is clear, and the phrases fit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Educational, Language, Learning, Play, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)