Pacific Play Tents Twitter Party: April 29!

The Toy Insider will host a Twitter Party with Pacific Play Tents on Friday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST. Join us for an hour full of fun, trivia, and learning using #TunnelsOfFun. Pacific Play… read more

Sweep Up Fun with the Silly Sam Broom & Dustpan

Spring cleaning is no joke. If you were to come into my apartment on cleaning day, you’d think that I was re-enacting a scene from Mrs. Doubtfire. Let’s face it: Cleaning is booooooooooooring, and it… read more

Folkmanis Puppets Make Imaginations Soar

Growing up, one of my favorite parts of playtime was pretend play (at the expense of my older sister). I loved dreaming up of all types of scenarios and acting them out in real life.… read more

Animated Hardwood Animal Toys Inspire Traditional Play

Goal: $2,000 Funding Period: Until Dec. 1 Stretch Goal: $15,000 Creator: David Wakefield Animated Hardwood Animal Toys are a classic, sustainable toy that are meant to last. These adorable creatures are built from low impact harvested timber and food… read more

Osmo Introduces a New Kind of Tangible Play

Osmo is a gaming system for the iPad. Osmo consists of a Reflector, a Base, and three apps. By snapping the Reflector onto your iPad’s camera and placing it into the base, you can turn… read more

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

Rubie’s Dresses Up Playtime with Imagine by Rubie’s

Rubie’s Costume Co. is a go-to for Halloween fun. With the company’s new Imagine by Rubie’s line, kids can dress-up as their favorite characters 365 days of the year. That’s right—Rubie’s is bringing kids’ favorite brands… read more