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Grade School (5-7)

Oregon Scientific Gets Kids Behind the Camera Lens

Oregon Scientific offers budding videographers portability and durability with the ATC Gecko HD for children ages 8 and up. This pocket-sized video camera can go virtually anywhere, so kids can record an adventure on bikes… read more

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Yoshi’s New Island Provides New Adventures

In Yoshi’s New Island game, which recently launched for Nintendo 3DS, the loveable Yoshi moves from sidekick to hero in a platforming adventure on a new island with brand new power-ups. Kids can traverse a… read more

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Dance It Out with Elektrokidz

Elektrokidz, from WowWee, are adorable music-inspired figurines with hair that dances. There are six unique Elektrokidz in six unique finishes, including black matte and shiny gold. Best of all, kids and teens can collect all… read more

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Deer in the Headlights Will Bring Out the Wild Game(r) in You

Deer in the Headlights, from University Games‘ Front Porch Classics brand, is fun and easy. The object of the game is to be the first player to run out of cards in each round, but… read more

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Little Sisters Unite! with Rebelle Star Shot

There is nothing more satisfying than blasting those little foam darts at your big brothers—especially after years of torment and Nerf blasters that just kept getting bigger (take it from the littlest sister herself). And… read more

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Kids Can Battle Like Captain America with Hasbro’s Super Soldier Gear

In my great anticipation of Marvel Captain America The Winter Soldier, Hasbro, the makers of Nerf, has a whole line of new toys, including a great role-play lineup of Super Soldier Gear. Kids can deck themselves… read more

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It’s A Pizza Party

Pizza Party from the Haywire Group is a two-player, dice-rolling game for kids, where each player rolls five dice over and over again at the same time in an attempt to match their dice to the… read more

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Last Letter Brings Creativity to Game Night

Last Letter, from ThinkFun, challenges players to think creatively while also testing their spelling skills. Designed for two or more players ages 8 and up, the game includes more than 60 image cards. Each player… read more

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GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank Is the Fun Way to Learn About Levers

The latest kit from Goldie Blox, GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank, is an adorable new addition to the line of interactive storybooks and construction sets that appeal to girls and help them become familiar with… read more

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All Aboard for Lionel Battle Train!

When I was a kid, my brother took over our garage with an enormous train set. I remember him and my dad spending hours designing, building, and painting a whole variety of scenes that the… read more

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