Why Playing Together Makes a Difference

I am a toy guy. That is probably pretty obvious to you because you are reading The Toy Insider and probably went, “well, duh!” when I made that statement. The thing is, not every parent… read more

Rock Painting Is Fun for Everyone

While out on a walk with my kids, I recently noticed beautifully painted rocks placed around town in fun places.  With beautiful drawings and colors, I learned that rock painting is the latest way to… read more

How to Make Halloween Krispie Treats

I admit it, I am a huge fan of Halloween! I start planning months in advance for our costumes (yes, I dress up, too) and party food. I’m not sure why or when my love for… read more

Hot Holiday Toys: Parent Panel Picks 2017

Between the Hot 20, STEM 10, and Top Tech 12 top toy lists, The Toy Insider has selected amazing toys that will delight kids of all ages this year. From tigers to teddy bears, babies… read more

Fun Backpack Accessories for Back To School

By now, kids in the U.S. are officially back to school—which means, they are probably armed with tons of new school supplies and awesome new backpacks. But that newness and excitement can wear off quickly! A… read more

Keeping Kids Active: Fun with Flying Discs

School is back in session, but there’s still time to play outside and stay active! Flying discs may seem like simplistic toys, but they can provide kids with countless hours of fun. There are an… read more

Fun Play-Doh Toys for National Play-Doh Day!

Play-Doh is almost a rite of childhood. From the first moment you get to experience its moldable goodness to the day you learn how to make it yourself, it’s an integral part of our youth.… read more

Coding for Kids: Top Toys, Games, and Apps

It was 1984 and I was in my bedroom surrounded by my favorite toys: Optimus Prime and his noble Autobots, Starscream and the evil decepticons. I never owned a Megatron because he turned into a… read more