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Preschool (3-4)

Putting a New Spin on a Classic Play Pattern with Magic Fun Dough

I loved playing with mold-able, colorful dough as a child, and still do (how could you not?), and while my job as a toy industry journalist makes it socially acceptable for me to continue to… read more

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Grab Your Hard Hat and Hop on the Kid Trax Cat

The Kid Trax Cat D9 Bulldozer Ride-on from Kid Trax is the bright-yellow, ultimate driving experience for kids. This Caterpillar bulldozer line of ride-on toys offers a realistic car design, and features real car features,… read more

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Laser Pegs Lights Up Both Land and Air with 3-in-1 Vehicles

  Zippy Do is the newest creation from Laser Pegs. The Zippy Do comes packaged as a car, but it can also be transformed into a helicopter or jet plane. Kids can also convert the Zippy Do packaging… read more

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The Toy Insider Kid Reviews Disney Princess Palace Pets

Lena, The Toy Insider Kid, is a huge Disney Princess fan, and has been dying to get her hands on the new Palace Pets, from Blip Toys. She has been playing the free Palace Pets… read more

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Be a Rock Star with Barbie and Her Super Star Stage

The Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Play Super Star Stage allows girls ages 5 and up to build their own two-story stage that features real lights and sounds that move to the music. The set… read more

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Play ‘N Fold Art Studio Offers Creative Fun for Everyone

One of my favorite things about Crayola is the gender-neutral approach they take to creativity. With products featuring vibrant primary colors, nothing particularly screams “boy” or “girl,” specifically. Avoiding the traditional color stereotypes of pink… read more

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Light Stars Keep Kids Feeling Safe and Happy in the Dark

Being alone in the dark is scary for kids, which can make bedtime a challenge. There is one sure-fire way for parents to put them at ease: light up toys. Light Stars, from Interactive Toy… read more

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Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends Release The Sounding Joy

Grammy-nominated recording artist, Elizabeth Mitchell released a new songbook, The Sounding Joy for Smithsonian Folkways. The album explores American folk tradition Christmas and solstice songs from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s songbook as it emphasizes traditions of… read more

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VTech Kid Connect Keeps You Close to Your Kids When You’re Miles Apart

VTech‘s new app for the InnoTab 3S (for kids ages 3 to 9), VTech Kid Connect, lets kids emulate the way that their parents are connecting and using their tablet devices. With VTech Kid Connect,… read more

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Everyday Tasks Never Sounded More Fun

Fisher-Price‘s new Peppa Pig products will make everyday tasks such as showering and getting ready for bed more fun than ever with Bedtime Peppa and Muddy Puddles Bathtime Peppa. Peppa-loving kids will look forward to… read more

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