**I was sent the The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition gift set for review.** The Berenstain Bears are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and to commemorate the event special limited edition Golden Gift Sets have been released! I remember The Berenstain Bears’ books from when I was a little girl and loved reading them. […]
Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail
We love the beautiful eco-friendly toys from Plan Toys. In fact, the sweet Pull-Along Snail inspired one of my son’s babysitters to write the following poem.
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.
Happy Nappers Make Naptime Fun
In most households with little ones, naptime can turn into a battleground.
Stinky Little Monsters have invaded my home and there are no signs of them going away anytime soon.
HABA Mini Vehicle: Squeaky Good Fun
Wooden cars are a classic toy that continues to delight, no matter how many new electronic toys bombard our kids with flashing lights.
HABA has a fresh new take on this toddler favorite: a mini vehicle, available as a police car or fire truck, with a colorful cartoon animal driver and a button-plunger “squeak” to complete the fun.
If It Goes, It’s My Favorite Thing
My toddler son has convinced me that a love of things with wheels is genetic for some babies. Every time he sees a car he shouts, “Vroom, vroom” and claps his hands in delight.
Until very recently, though, he had a habit of mouthing everything. So, I had to make sure all his toys were baby-safe–with non-toxic dyes and no small parts.
Plan Toys has a charming new wooden baby car in a rainbow of bright colors that is a perfect, developmentally appropriate, first push car…
Best Push and Pull Toys
This is one of my favorite categories of toy. My mom recently brought out an old pull toy of mine and it is a classic that just keeps on giving. Push and pull toys delight babies, amuse toddlers, and occupy preschoolers. Some, like the sophisticated and clever mix-and-match Automoblox, are collectibles suited for older children, teens, and even adults.
The selections from our Hottest Holiday Toys Awards are engaging, interactive, and made from high-quality and often eco-friendly materials.
Recycle, Re-Play, Re-Think: Green Toys Review and Giveaway
Reuse, reduce, and recycle for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The new Recycling Dump Truck from Green Toys teaches all these concepts by example and through play.
The Green Toys Tea Set is a favorite of ours and Green Toys has rescued more treasure from the trash heap with its new action toys made from recycled milk jugs. Check out this video tour of the new line of Green Toys we previewed at Toy Fair 2009…
iPod for the Toddler Set: Win a Smart-E Bear
Children of the 80s fondly remember Teddy Ruxpin, the storytelling bear. Now our children can fall in love with the new Smart-e Bear. Smart-e Bear is akin to a plush iPod. This soft stuffed animal has a hidden USB port which connects to your computer. You can program the Smart-e Bear to say your child’s name, and you can select […]