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Win Adorable Bears for Humanity

If you have never heard of Bears For Humanity, you should definitely check them out. Bears For Humanity is a social commerce company that believes in 100% certified organic products, healthy children and a sustainable environment. They manufacture Teddy Bears and Animal Friends with an organic faux fur that is the closest thing to hugging a real bear (but much safer)! The company proudly employs women and at-risk mothers from the CalWORKs program. When a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Gift Ideas

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

*I was sent product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I’ll confess that I’m a sucker for “As Seen on TV” products. My house is full of kitchen gadgets, cleaning products and appliances I saw on TV. Very few of those products really live up to their hype, so I try to resist purchasing more things I’ll rarely use. My kids have inherited my love of all things “Seen on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Sphero Will Change the Way Your Kids Play

Sphero Will Change the Way Your Kids Play

*I was provided product and compensation to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I always try to be honest with my reviews, and I have to say that I have not seen a toy quite like this. It’s hard to even call it a toy because it has so many possible functions and its definitely not just for kids! So what is a Sphero? Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that kids … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Educational, Games, Imagination/Creativity, Play, School Aged Children, Science, Toys (School Age)

Discover the Best Toys for Kids

Where you do your holiday shopping matters just as much as what you buy. Supporting local stores provides real benefits to your community. Local businesses create jobs and help fund your town’s essential services such as public schools, police and fire departments through their tax dollars. (Read more about why my experience serving on a local school board turned me into a strong advocate for small businesses in my community.)  Shopping local is good for your … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Gifts 2007, Kids Gifts, Play, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Have You Discovered “The WooHoo Factor”?

Have You Discovered “The WooHoo Factor”?

As a mom, I know that many of the toys advertised on TV look amazing but then sit unused in the toy box. When I enter my local toy store, I see items that I know my kids will love and use. With a special eye for relevance and all out fun, small toy store owners handpick each toy brand that enters their door and you feel it when you go inside. I am much happier knowing that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Charity, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Gifts 2007, Hip Find, News, Play, Socially Conscious, Tips, Uncategorized

Oink If You Love Peppa Pig

Oink If You Love Peppa Pig

I wrote before about how much my boys love Peppa Pig on NIck Jr.  Peppa Pig is a lovable, cheeky little pig from the UK, and the charming cartoon follows her family life and daily activities. Peppa arrived in the US last year, quickly becoming a hit with US audiences. And now her toys have arrived at Toys R Us! If you’re not familiar with Peppa, I encourage you to watch an episode of her show.The … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, DVD, Featured, Gift Ideas, Play, Pre-schoolers, Television, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail

Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail

We’d like to share a wiggly tale About a friendly, playful pull-along snail His bright shell spins, he crawls up and down He shouts “love the earth!” as you drag him through town His paint is organic; his box’s ink made from soy He’s a recycled, recyclable, sustainable toy Made chemical free, with non-toxic paints & glue He’s a safe friend to bring EVERYWHERE with you! For kids one year and up, he helps build coordination, Gross motor skills, and HUGE imaginations! He’s a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Organic, Play, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Best Flower Buds Blossom has “Blossomed” Into Little Miss Jeni’s Heart

Best Flower Buds Blossom has “Blossomed” Into Little Miss Jeni’s Heart

When I received a sample of Jay@Play’s latest loveable creation, a Best Flower Buds named Blossom, I knew one little girl who would give her a good home. My friend’s two and a half-year-old daughter Jeni went wild when I brought Blossom to her as a surprise gift. What little girl wouldn’t? Blossom arrived tucked into her little pink pot, with her bright happy face peeking out tempting you to play. Made in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Dolls, Featured, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Play, Push Toys, Toys (Pre-School)

Happy Nappers Make Naptime Fun

Happy Nappers Make Naptime Fun

In most households with little ones, naptime can turn into a battleground. “Mom I’m not tiiired!!!” is an argument I frequently hear, and I am sure most parents can concur. Enter Happy Nappers into the picture, and getting your children to take a nap with a soft, cuddly pillow and friend in one makes the job much easier. Happy Nappers come in six varieties: Hut to Monkey, Castle to Dragon, Bungalow to Ladybug, Igloo to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Featured, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School), Uncategorized

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