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Make the Final Cut with Mighty Makers Director’s Cut

Lights, camera, action! The K’NEX Mighty Makers Director’s Cut Building Set lets your aspiring filmmaker/STEM prodigy call all the shots. This 308-piece set lets kids build up their very own film set so that they… read more

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Make Room for Roominate’s Cotton Candy Carnival

The STEM fields need young, excited innovators, and Roominate is making sure that young girls are getting on board. Roominate’s Cotton Candy Carnival, by Play Monster, is a great way to get girls interested in… read more

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Class is in Session With the Take Along School House

The lazy days of summer are almost over, and it’s that time again to get new books, clothes, and supplies. Kids will begin to get excited for school time, and in the meantime, the Take Along School… read more

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Build Your Own Barn with Mega Bloks Farmhouse Friends

When I was 3 years old, my mother would often say, “To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.” Then, she and I would spend an afternoon building airplanes,… read more

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Kids Will be a Train Ride Away from the BRIO Family Home Playset

Half the fun of a train ride is getting to the destination. The different places and people you meet along the way help to make travel memories that will last forever. This fall, when kids… read more

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Princesses Can Build Their Own Castles with Calafant

Over the past few years, drones, handheld devices, and tons of other tech toys have changed the meaning of play. Rarely do kids spend playtime the old-school way—relying on imagination and creativity to pave the… read more

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Real Construction Deluxe Workshop Teaches Kids to Safely Build

The Real Construction Deluxe Workshop, from Jakks Pacific, gives kids the opportunity to use their imagination and design their own projects, while incorporating key elements of STEM curriculums. Kids can build things out of foam wood that… read more

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GoldieBlox Build & Craft Introduces New Characters & STEM Concepts

GoldieBlox, the girl engineer who gets kids interested in STEM concepts, is back this year, and she’s brought some new friends along! Made for kids who love to tinker, each of the four new Build &… read more

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Light Up Your Life with Peanuts Lite Brix Sets

In order to fully appreciate this awesome toy, I highly advise you listen to the Peanuts theme while you read this review. Ready? Good. To commemorate the release of The Peanuts Movie, Cra-Z-Art has released… read more

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Skate With Lucy and Linus on the Lite Brix Skating Pond

Let me start by saying how much I love building sets. The idea of turning a jumbled pile of colorful bricks into one uniform structure has always excited me. As a kid, it was just… read more

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