Why Playing Together Makes a Difference

I am a toy guy. That is probably pretty obvious to you because you are reading The Toy Insider and probably went, “well, duh!” when I made that statement. The thing is, not every parent… read more

6 Family Activities You Can Do This Summer

We are finally into the full summer swing and we are using this summer has the perfect opportunity for our family to spend some quality time together. You don’t have to take a week long… read more

TIA Announces 2017 TOTY Award Winners

Last night, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the 2017 Toy of the Year award winners at the 17th annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony, hosted at… read more

Fun Summertime Toys on CBS New York

Summer is finally here and it’s time to get outside and play! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by CBS 2 to show off some of her favorite toys for the hot summer months. For… read more


Kids can fill and tie 100 water balloons in 60 seconds. Simply attach the balloon stem to a water hose and watch the balloons fill up and drop off perfectly full and tied.