Toy and Game Reviews

By Tanya For over hundreds of years, dream catchers have been used to “catch” and trap bad dreams and foster good ones in their place. The Native American folklore legend is that the dream catcher would catch one’s dreams during the night. Hung near a window and it is said bad spirits or dreams would get caught in the dream catcher’s webbing and disappear with the morning s...[Read More]

Brain Boosting Toys By Rose Designed for children aged 3 to 8, Trucky 3 is  quite the brain teaser with 48 exciting challenges that are easy at first, then gradually become more and more difficult to solve. The object of the game is to fill up one or more trucks using one, two, or three trucks and different blocks as shown in the included booklet. None of the puzzle pieces should stick out higher ...[Read More]

I am always on the lookout for great dramatic and role playing toys for my daughter. One company that has never steered me in the wrong direction on my search is International Playthings. I am participatory fond of their brand Kidoozie, which is a line of toys for toddlers and preschoolers, which are engaging, educational and FUN. Kidoozie Garden Fresh Fruits & Veggies is a puzzle, matching ga...[Read More]

Toddler Easter Basket Ideas When it comes to toys for toddlers and preschoolers, one of the best toys you can give them is a puzzle. My little girl is obsessed with puzzles right now. She honestly can’t get enough of them. “My First Lift & Learn tray puzzles” from The Learning Journey features thick, chunky pieces that fit neatly into the puzzle board. The sizes of the pieces are p...[Read More]

Hop-Hop Hooray! It will soon be Easter Day! There are 17 days until Easter. Instead of buying a traditional Easter basket, why not get creative, make you own and add something unique and fun to your children’s Easter basket. A refreshing cold beverage tastes better when served in an Easter egg, spring flower pot, or Easter bunny. Krazystraws drink-ware is bound to brighten up their day. My d...[Read More]

Hasbro has something for everyone this Easter Avoid sugar overload this Easter with these chocolate-alternative gift ideas for preschoolers from Hasbro Playskool. What childhood would be complete without a Mr. Potato Head? The toy is a classic rite of passage for most preschoolers. Taken back to my own childhood, I fondly remember hours spent making funny faces with a Mr. Potato Head doll and gigg...[Read More]

By Shawn DesRochers Monopoly has been a favorite board game for family and friends in one form or another for over a century. Originally created by Charles Darrow in 1933,  who made a prototype of the new game using materials from around his home. He used a piece of oilcloth that had been a table covering for the game’s board, cut the houses and hotels out of scraps of wooden molding and typed the...[Read More]

Children normally begin to start dressing themselves with different levels of coordination and difficulty around 18 months – 2 years old. By three years of age, most toddlers get dressed all by themselves. They however, still may need help with Velcro, snaps, zippers, and buttons. One way to help your child learn to dress is to give them lots of opportunities to practice. There are various d...[Read More]

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