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Preschool (3-4)

Talking, Dancing Minions Are Full of Despicable Me Fun!

When Despicable Me first came out in theaters, I will admit I was a skeptical moviegoer, but by the end of the movie, I was in love with those adorable, mischevious minions. So when the second… read more

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DreamPlay Brings Ariel’s Underwater Adventures to Life

I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of the new Ariel’s Musical Surprise DreamPlay line, which is the next generation of interactive, technology-based toys from Jakks Pacific and Nantworks, LLC. With this line, kids… read more

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It’s FurReal Cuddle Time

The FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet from Hasbro is my new favorite snuggle buddy. Your little one will go bananas over this interactive doll that moves her mouth when kids feeds her with… read more

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Maisto’s Sonic Thunder Offers Zoom-Around Fun

Lena and her buddy Nico had a blast with Maisto Tech‘s Sonic Thunder. There are five different realistic sound effects that can be heard when the trigger is pulled. The sounds of the planes zooming… read more

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Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive with the Christmas Designer TOOB

The Christmas Designer TOOB, from Safari Ltd., is an imaginative way for your kids to start celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. The TOOB is full of Christmas-themed figurines that have a small… read more

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Learn, Play, and Use Mobile App at the Same Time with Tiggly

Tiggly is a learning company that creates play things based on the idea that physical play is essential to early learning. Using digital tools for early-learning products to make them fun as well, Tiggly offers… read more

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Piecing It Together: Family Puzzle Time Is Enhanced with I-Jig

I have always loved jigsaw puzzles, so I was excited to test out TCG’s Fisher-Price I-Jig Interactive Jigsaw Puzzle System with my daughter, Lena. I was a bit skeptical at first; classic puzzles are already… read more

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Princesses Have a New Secret Hiding Spot

The Discovery Kids Fairytale Princess Canopy from Merch Source is made from lightweight fabric, in pink and purple. It is 6-feet long. Little girls can create a fairytale kingdom and feel like a little princess… read more

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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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