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Melanie Rainone

Melanie Rainone is the editorial assistant at Toy Insider and Adventure Publishing Group. She can usually be found watching Star Trek: The Next Generation (she knows the opening monologue by heart) and she firmly believes that dessert is the most important meal of the day. 

Experience Two Ways to Play with the Grocery Store Puppet Theater

Nothing inspires imagination quite like a fort, especially a fort that has multiple play spaces in one. The Grocery Store Puppet Theater, by Pacific Play Tents, is a 2-in-1 playhouse tent that opens the door (or… read more

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Make Room for Roominate’s Cotton Candy Carnival

The STEM fields need young, excited innovators, and Roominate is making sure that young girls are getting on board. Roominate’s Cotton Candy Carnival, by Play Monster, is a great way to get girls interested in… read more

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Get Silly with Sophie’s Seashell Scramble

OK, repeat after me: “Sophie’s Seashell Scramble.” Now try to say that three times fast. Sophie’s Seashell Scramble, by Educational Insights, is the the most tongue-tying fun kids can have while practicing valuable skills. This… read more

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3Doodler Start Is the 3D Printing Pen We’ve Been Waiting For

Drawing a 3-D object in the air sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, or something that could only happen in a super high-tech lab. But with 3Doodler Start, from WobbleWorks, you can… read more

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Rule Ancient Egypt with Imhotep

The real Imhotep was a powerful mastermind behind many Egyptian structures that we know and recognize today—and now, Thames & Kosmos is channeling his eye for strategy, advancement, and design in its new game with the same title. Imhotep… read more

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Sparkle and Shine with Crayola Jewel Maker

Nothing is cooler than making your own sparkly jewels, and Crayola is making that possible. The Crayola Jewel Maker is a fun, easy, and surprisingly mess-free craft kit that inspires shimmering creativity in kids. While combining… read more

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Be the Pop Star of Your Dreams with SelfieMic

Moose Toys is inviting us to become the pop stars we’ve always dreamed of being, and it’s totally awesome. SelfieMic is a combination selfie stick and microphone that works with an accompanying app to let… read more

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Take Checkups On-the-Go with the Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Care Cart

When it comes to making sick toys feel better, there’s no one better than Doc McStuffins. Now, kids can learn to be as nurturing as Doc with Just Play’s Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Care Cart.… read more

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Samsung Kids Keeps Kids Learning All Summer Long

While the summer season is definitely about barbecues, sprinklers, and beach days, summer also includes rainy days, long car rides, and sweltering heatwaves. For those summer days that can’t be spent by the pool, it’s important… read more

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Curl Up with Care Bear Cousins from Just Play

As if Care Bears weren’t cute enough, there are some new creatures in Care-A-Lot ready to cuddle. Just Play’s new line of Care Bear Cousins plush are inspired by Care Bears and Cousins, the Netflix… read more

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