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Mix Up Some Fun with Yummy Nummies

Cooking toys are very en vogue this year—with tons of oven options to choose from. From upgrades of the classic Easy-Bake Oven to ovens that bake Girls Scouts-inspired cookies, kids can bake up their favorite… read more

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TMNT Shellraiser to Recycle Truck is Turtley Awesome

I’m always a fan of toys that encourage kids to use their imaginations and create their own personal, unique play experience. Some products tell kids how to play, while other toys simply provide them with… read more

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Cook Up Learning Fun with the Number Lovin’ Oven

Cooking toys are very en vogue this year—with tons of options out there for all kids of all ages. LeapFrog’s Number Lovin’ Oven (besides having an incredible name) gets our youngest learners in on the… read more

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Ride the (Non-Stick) Rails with Bachmann’s PlayTape

Train sets are a staple in any house. They’re classic. They get passed down from parent to child through generations. It’s always adorable to see one running under a Christmas tree, or in the case… read more

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Play-Doh Crazy Cuts Is a Wacky Way to Become a Hair Stylist

Mothers enjoy styling their little one’s hair with crazy ribbons, high ponytails, plaits of different genres, spikes, fringes, and more. With the Play-Doh Crazy Cuts play set, from Hasbro, children can earn their chance to… read more

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The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Solved My Girl Scout Cookie Crisis

One time—two years ago to be exact—I ordered some Girl Scout cookies from a friend’s co-worker. I realize this was my first mistake, seeing as I was three degrees from the cookies themselves, and had… read more

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Pogginz Fuse Safety with Summer Fun

Whether your child loves to put on mom’s shoes and walk around the house, or you’re constantly pulling out the dress-up trunk full of old suits, plastic tiaras, and maybe a knight’s shield or two,… read more

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The Nerf Rebelle Secret Shot is Stealthy and Chic!

When I was younger, I was obsessed with the Cartoon Network show, Totally Spies. It was about three girls just trying to get high school – on top of being undercover super agents solving crises… read more

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Suit Up and Blast Off Like Iron Man with the New Arc FX Armor

With the upcoming release of Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron—mark your calendars for May 1!—Hasbro launched a pretty sick line of superhero toys for kids and Marvel fans of all ages. There’s figures, vehicles, Play-Doh, and, of… read more

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Come One, Come All to the Doorway Puppet Show

On many occasions as a kid, I’ve converted large cardboard boxes that once held a refrigerator or dishwasher into the puppet theaters of my dreams. I’d Sharpie on the curtains, ask my mom to sew button… read more

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