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A Dozen Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids That Are Sweeter Than Candy

Kids will feel the love this V-Day with these sweet gift options.

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Llama Drama Combines Cute Characters with Strategic Gameplay

Get ready to play for hours!

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You Make My Heart Glow Valentine Printable

Need an easy DIY valentine idea for your kids?

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Dash Through the Snow with Bestway’s New Snow Tubes

This winter, kids can make the most of the season’s snowfall with six new snow tubes from Bestway. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, Bestway’s snow tubes are the must-have accessory for every kid… read more

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Recipe Alert: Glazed Cranberry-Nut Cookies

When I think about the holiday season, a few things come to mind; lots of sappy movies, the smell of pine on our Christmas tree, twinkling lights and cookies. Lots of Christmas cookies. Don’t let… read more

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Holiday Family Photo Card Tips

The holidays approach quickly and for a lot of families it’s the time to get everyone together to take a family photo for a holiday card, so I thought I would share some tips and… read more

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Why Classic Play Is Here to Stay

Since we were kids, toys have long evolved from our Battleships sets and Pet Rocks. Now, as manufacturers dazzle us with all the newest gizmos, gadgets, and app-controlled toys—even Crayola has digital assets—it may seem… read more

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Doing Good: Thinking Local for Holiday Giving

The commercials have begun, The Toy Insider’s Holiday Toy Guide has been released, Santa will soon be arriving at the mall, and the peppermint mocha is flowing. Whether you consider yourself a pre-Thanksgiving or post-Thanksgiving… read more

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Christmas Through the Decades: The ’70s

It’s December, and that means Christmas is so close you can almost feel it in the air! To help us all get into the holiday spirit, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joined the History Channel as… read more

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Christmas Through the Decades: The ’80s

This year, high-tech toys are all the rage. From video games to tablets and even high-flying drones, toys seem almost unrecognizable from those of our childhood. Some toys, though, have truly conquered the test of time and are… read more

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