Back-to-School Toys on CBS New York

The new school year is coming up soon, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t have fun while avoiding the “brain drain” of summer vacation. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht spoke to CBS 2 New York at… read more

Beat the “Brain Drain” on ABC World News Now

School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t keep their minds sharp while having fun. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by ABC’s World News Now to show off some of… read more

Rainy Day Fun on Better Connecticut

Don’t let bad weather rain on your kids’ fun. Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off the best toys for fun on a rainy day. For… read more

Top Travel Toys with Family Circle

Looking for the best toys to keep kids entertained on a long summer road trip? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by the offices of Family Circle magazine to show off the top travel toys… read more

Catch Colorful Creatures with Monster Trap

Oh, the things we do for our grandmas. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, Thames and Kosmos’ Monster Trap is a tabletop board game that challenges players to work in teams and rid a mansion… read more

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP

Use sensors, motors, a core controller, and hundreds of snap-together pieces to assemble 10 different robots. Begin with basic bots, then move on to multi-function robots that crawl, move toward light, throw balls, and more.… read more

TIA Announces 2017 TOTY Award Winners

Last night, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the 2017 Toy of the Year award winners at the 17th annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hosted at… read more