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Apply Now: Become a Toy Insider Parent!

The application process has closed. We had an amazing group of applicants and it was hard to chose! However, we were looking for writers that had real life expertise in their respective niches and were… read more

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What Superheroes Teach Our Kids

As a kid, I was enamored with reading comic books and having fun with my friends at the playground pretending to be our favorite heroes from the popular Super Friends cartoon that aired on Saturday… read more

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Why Kids Should Keep a Journal—And Why You Should NEVER Read It!

Writing in a journal is an excellent activity for kids. It gives them time to be quiet with their feelings, and they can express themselves without fear of judgement. My daughter is on the cusp… read more

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Smooshy Mushy Sara Sundae Recipe

Launching in May, series three of RedwoodVentures’ Smooshy Mushy slow-rise collectible line introduces the Smooshy Mushy Creamery sweet squad! The tasty creamery-themed treats come in eight different styles, each packaged in a super cool ice… read more

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Tips to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

We’ve reached the point in summer vacation where the back-to-school commercials give us slight panic attacks about how much shopping we have to do. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the summertime just leads… read more

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Tips to Help Kids Transition from School to Summer

The school year is coming to an end for schools across the country. It can be a happy time for teachers, but a daunting time for parents. Things become more disorganized and schedules go haywire.… read more

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How to Choose a Great Gift for a Child You Don’t Know

We are headed into birthday season in our house! The invitations keep coming home from school. Yet, now that the kids are in grade school, I don’t know their school friends all that well. As… read more

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The Ultimate Magical Guide to Fairies

When it comes to magic, a big part is believing. There’s one element of magic that children believe in more and more these days: Fairies. Between the tooth fairy, garden fairies, Tinkerbell, and family fairies,… read more

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