Reasons Why We Love Elf on the Shelf

The time has come. The elves have arrived. And there’s a lot of noise coming from the parents I know. When it comes to Elf on the Shelf, you probably fall into one of two camps:… read more

How to Deal with Unwanted Toys

Kids everywhere are so excited for the holidays! They are preparing themselves for an influx of gifts from relatives, friends, and even neighbors. The downside to a sudden influx of toys is that not all will be… read more

Going Rogue with Star Wars… Again

Last year around this same time, I was out in Los Angeles, more than 1,500 miles from my Illinois home, living a dream that I never knew could be a reality. As Disney/Lucasfilm prepared to… read more

Top 7 Autism Friendly Holiday Toys

The Toy Insider’s Hot 20, Top Tech 12, and STEM 10 lists feature the best toys for the 2016 holiday season. They are picked by The Toy Insider team of editors for their awesome play… read more

Doing Good: Thinking Local for Holiday Giving

The commercials have begun, The Toy Insider’s Holiday Toy Guide has been released, Santa will soon be arriving at the mall, and the peppermint mocha is flowing. Whether you consider yourself a pre-Thanksgiving or post-Thanksgiving… read more