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Schedule That Next Play Date Under the Sea with Playdate Ariel

Look at this doll, isn’t it neat?

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Escape to the Magical Land of Amazia with the Talking Luna Petunia Doll

Take one look at Luna Petunia and it’s easy to see, this girl is ready to party. Wide-eyed and rocking a colorful raver-chick ensemble, her energy is contagious. The Talking Luna Petunia Doll, from Funrise,… read more

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Best of Toy Fair 2016: Toys That Have All the Feels

“But, how does that make you feel?” Toys aren’t all fun and games–they help kids learn important life skills, including enhancing their emotional intelligence. At this year’s North American International Toy Fair, products that emotionally stimulate children… read more

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Say “Hello” To Hello Barbie

Everyone is familiar with the classic fashion Barbie doll. The 57-year-old blonde-haired beauty has been around since 1959, and despite her age, she still manages to remain wrinkle-free. Her name is of household status, and… read more

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2015 Toy Trends with the Toy Insider Mom

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back on the many amazing toys we’ve had the chance to play with throughout an exciting year. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange to discuss… read more

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Top Holiday Toys Under $25

You don’t have to spend a fortune to make kids happy this holiday season. Believe it or not, great gifts can come as low as $2.99! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by CBS New… read more

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Encourage Creativity with Fun, Imaginative Toys

Everyone loves a good video game and tablet, but it’s also important to supply children with toys that keep them thinking on their own. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shared the top toys for imaginative play… read more

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Let It (All) Go With Sing-A-Long Elsa

Everyone sings. Some like to sing loud and proud for the world to hear, while others (A.K.A. me) prefer to trap their vocal vibrations inside the confines of a car or bathroom shower. Whichever way you… read more

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DJ Pon-3 From My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Takes Kids Backstage

Dressed for another show-stopping performance, the DJ Pon-3 doll lets kids take part in the fun backstage by becoming her personal stylist. She is part of Hasbro’s line of licensed dolls from Rainbow Rocks, the… read more

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How Early Is Too Early?

My daughter is 21 months old. She loves everything from blocks to boats, and from cars to castles. Yet, I never really thought about her play pattern as it relates to traditional girl toys and… read more

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