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Varuni Sinha

Varuni Sinha is an assistant editor at the Adventure Publishing Group. With an avid interest in visual arts, she enjoys writing and editing for The Licensing Book and The Toy Book, leading trade magazines about toys–the first art forms we encounter as children. With expertise in literature, Varuni launched into writing through her thesis on Indian comic superheroes. Fairytales are another major attraction for her roving mind. Recently at Spoleto USA, Varuni mapped the history of all the variations of the Sleeping Beauty tale ever narrated through time. When she is not writing, Varuni loves to paint with her finger and nails. She has held solo and group exhibitions of her work in New Delhi, Chandigarh and Auroville in India. She has also illustrated a children’s book of Japanese Folktales. Follow her on twitter @varunisinha to keep up with her new adventures as she explores the magical world of toys.

Class is in Session With the Take Along School House

The lazy days of summer are almost over, and it’s that time again to get new books, clothes, and supplies. Kids will begin to get excited for school time, and in the meantime, the Take Along School… read more

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Rock Out With the Animal Jam Club Geoz Playset

The Animal Jam Club Geoz Playset, from Jazwares, feels like a real party, decked out with club music, a dance floor, a silver disco ball that spins, spot lights that change color, and more. Based on… read more

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Cross-Train Your Brain with Kanoodle Extreme

If you are a fan of Kanoodle and Kanoodle Genius, Kanoodle Extreme, from Educational Insights, is for you. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like—an extreme workout for the brain. However, be rest assured—kids… read more

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Build Your Own Barn with Mega Bloks Farmhouse Friends

When I was 3 years old, my mother would often say, “To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.” Then, she and I would spend an afternoon building airplanes,… read more

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Color, Collage, and Create With The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Arts and crafts are a major part of summertime fun, but they’re usually reserved to an indoor setting where the mess can be contained and the scissors, glue, crayons, etc., are already located. But now,… read more

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Try Everything and Listen to Anything with Disney Zootopia Headphones

From Shakira’s Try Everything, to Lt. Judy Hopps’ sharp hearing (that can pick up parking violations from a block away), to the roars and rumbles in the mammal metropolis—sound sure makes the Zootopia world go ’round. That’s… read more

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Knock It All Out with Strategy, Skill, and Mölkky

Playing Mölkky, a fun combination of chance and skill from Tactic Games, which involves throwing a Mölkky skittle to knock over wooden pins placed at a distance, reminded me of a game I used to play… read more

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Transform the Night Sky with Lumi-Niter

Stretch muscles and play time with Lumi-Niter, a glow-in-the-dark flying disc, from Xtraordin Air Toys. Guaranteed to keep kids active all day and for up to 8 hours of glow time at night, this disc… read more

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Happy Fleet Provides Big Value

As a little girl, I was drawn to toy cars more than pretty dolls. My eyes would greedily follow my brother’s toy trucks, jeeps, and planes. And soon, I discovered that my brother liked playing… read more

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All Aboard the No. 1 Foot-to-Floor

As soon as kids learn to walk, their world begins to expand with every step they take. With the Thomas & Friends Foot to Floor ride-on, from Dynacraft, toddlers as adventurous and brave as Thomas… read more

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