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Expert Reviews

The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals of 2019

Don’t stress about shopping — we’re here to help!

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Pop It! Offers the Fun of Bubble Wrap Without the Waste

The new game from Buffalo is perfect for long car rides!

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The ‘L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Movie’ Heads to Amazon Prime Video Kids

The L.O.L. Surprise! crew is headed to Prime Video for a wintery, sparkly adventure!

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Oink and Moo with the Chickapig Game

Chickapig is a highly social strategy game involving offense, defense — and avoiding poop.

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Celebrate 60 Years of Barbie with New Toys, Family Events

Barbie’s 60th anniversary is bringing lots of fun for kids and families.

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Amazon to Publish Holiday Toy Catalog

Following Toys “R” Us closures, Amazon will reportedly publish a holiday toy catalog to corner the open market left by the former Toys “R” Us’ Big Toy Book catalog. The catalogs will be mailed to homes and handed out at… read more

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Great Video Games for Grade School-Aged Kids

I’m dating myself here, but during my childhood video games weren’t anymore violent than a shoot out in Atari’s Outlaw. In contrast, many games today contain gore, sexual content, and violence that make an R-rated… read more

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Tips for Successful Play Transitions

Every parent has, at one point or another, dealt with a tantrum or meltdown when asking their child to stop playing. Can you blame them? Who wants to put away the Hot Wheels to mope… read more

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The New Flavor of Activity Toys

Mom was wrong: apparently, it’s more than OK to play with your food. Since the inception of Kenner Toys’ Easy-Bake Oven in 1963, kids have been expressing their creativity in the kitchen by baking up… read more

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Coloring Outside the Age Lines

Coloring books are integral to kids’ creative development, with thousands of titles featuring thick black outlines of cartoon characters, just waiting to be scribbled on, torn out, and hung on the refrigerator. But kids aren’t… read more

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