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Grade School (5-7)

Kids Can Learn and Build Endless Possibilities with Goldieblox and the Builder’s Survival Kit

My favorite gold-haired, construction lovin’ heroine is back with a whole new set of fun, the Goldieblox and the Builder’s Survival Kit. Known for disrupting the pink aisle, Goldieblox is a series of construction kits… read more

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Squashed Puts Competition Back into Game Night

Squashed, from PlaSmart Inc., brings competition right to your coffee table, playroom floor, or just about any place with a flat surface. Designed for two to four players ages 6 and up, game play takes… read more

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Catch Them All and More with New Pokémon Games

It’s been 11 years since the launch of the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games. The newest installments, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, have mega evolved (get it? hah.) from the… read more

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Head Across the Pond in Style with the Beatrix Girls

Any ’90s girl will know the gravity of the words “Girl power!” and how they affected the music industry. Today’s toy aisles are beginning to beef up those girl empowerment toys, using play to show… read more

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Gyrobot Is the Perfect Balance of Fun and Learning

Ever wonder exactly how your iPhone can recognize when it’s orientation is changed? Or just how does the Wii Motion Plus detect your movements so flawlessly? While there is a whole lot of science behind… read more

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Fashion Plates Are Still Tops for Fun and Easy Creative Play

One of my favorite toys as a child of the ’80s was Fashion Plates. So simple, yet so fun, Fashion Plates lets kids design their own outfit combinations, add fresh patterns and colors, and show… read more

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Toy State’s New R/C Has Kids Jumping for Joy

Some of the most popular R/C cars and trucks are known for being fast and reckless, but Toy State is giving kids something totally different with it’s new Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy R/C. As… read more

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LeapTV Provides A Gaming Console Designed with Little Gamers in Mind

It’s nothing new that little ones want to mimic what their parents, older siblings, etc. are doing. This is a strong trend in kids’ tech, with the introduction of kid-friendly Android tablets that look just… read more

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Draw Your Favorite Pokémon with Pokémon Art Academy

Calling all artists and Pokémon lovers! New for Nintendo 3DS is a fun new artsy game that teaches you how to draw your favorite Pokémon characters: Pokémon Art Academy. The game makes you an official… read more

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Set, Aim, and Fire Arrows with the Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster

I knew it was fate that I wore my hair in a ferocious side braid the same day that the Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster landed on my desk (another example of sharing a soul with Katniss Everdeen, the… read more

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