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Learn Like Royalty with Sofia the First

Sofia the First is one of the hottest shows for preschoolers, airing weekdays on Disney Junior. The story of an average girl from the village who becomes a princess when her mother marries the king,… read more

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Play, Laugh, and Learn with VTech’s Spin and Learn Color Carousel

VTech’s Spin and Learn Color Carousel is one of the most adorable things to happen to kids’ educational toys. Recommended for kids ages 9 months to 3 years, kids can play and learn with this… read more

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GoldieBlox and the Parade Float Teaches Kids Engineering Concepts

GoldieBlox has done it again with this fun kit in its line of engineering toys, GoldieBlox and the Parade Float. GoldieBlox produces storybook/play sets for girls that are specifically designed toward the way girls would… read more

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Learning Made So Simple, It Must Be Magic

With VTech’s Sofia the First Wave to Me Magic Wand, kids ages 2 to 5 can have a magical experience as they learn letters, numbers, counting, and music. This beautiful wand is more than a… read more

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Kids Can Go on a Prehistoric Adventure and Dig for Dinos

Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved dinosaurs. I find them incredibly fascinating. (There was a brief stretch of time when my love was challenged by a terrifying Jurassic Park ride on… read more

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Give Kids an Eco-cation with BeginAgain

Earth Day is the perfect time to teach kids about the importance of being eco-friendly, and toys can be a great way to do this. BeginAgain’s Balance Boat: Endangered Animals Edition teaches kids about the… read more

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Learning Resources Puts It On the Barbie

Grill It! My Very Own Barbeque Set, from Learning Resources‘ New Sprouts line, gives kids ages 2 and up everything they need to host their very own backyard (or playroom) barbeque. The 22-piece set includes… 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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iDeaPLAY Makes Tablet Time Fun, Positive, and Safe

Nowadays, it seems like every kid needs an educational tablet, so the question is, “Which one is the best fit?” While that is no easy question to answer, if working at The Toy Insider has… read more

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Educational Insights’ GeoSafari Laptop is a Fun Way to Learn

When I was a kid, my family would pack up the car and take the 8+ hour road trip from Rhode Island to Virginia to visit my mom’s side of the family several times a… read more

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