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Sweeten Up Summer with This Watermelon Ball

Ditch your token pool volleyball this summer. There’s a new ball making a splash and it resembles your favorite after-swim snack. Watermelon Ball, by PlaSmart, is a fillable pool ball that resembles a watermelon. It’s… read more

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The Learning Is Reel with Catch and Learn from PlaSmart

Get ready kids, it’s time to fish for answers. Catch and Learn, from PlaSmart, is a new educational game that teaches kids ages 4 and up important concepts such as spelling, grammar, and basic mathematics.… read more

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Best of Toy Fair 2017: Toys that Promote Emotional Growth

What are you in the mood for? It may seem like a simple question, but for kids who struggle with emotional development, it’s not nearly as easy as it sounds. After roaming the aisles at… read more

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Threadz Hooking Kits Put a Twist on an Old Classic

We all know that knitting is a total grandma activity. Sitting in one place, playing with string like a kitten without the promise of a functioning (or attractive) article of clothing in return is only… read more

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Fun With Kids: Imaginative Play

We love toys that inspire kids to use their imaginations and give them the tools to create something unique! In this Fun With Kids video, our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht and Woman’s Day‘s Taryn… read more

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Eight Weird Toys Your Kids Will Love

I’m sorry… that toy does what? Sometimes kids are totally in love with toys that adults just don’t get– but who cares? They’re still absurdly fun and at the end of the day, they make… read more

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Squashed Puts Competition Back into Game Night

Squashed, from PlaSmart Inc., brings competition right to your coffee table, playroom floor, or just about any place with a flat surface. Designed for two to four players ages 6 and up, game play takes… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Brings Family Game Night to PIX11

Thanksgiving may best be known for stuffing our bellies with turkey and yummy yummy pumpkin pie. But, one of our Toy Insider Mom’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions isn’t based around food—but around fun! So this year,… read more

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PlaSmart Puts Kids on a Highway to Fun

If only there was some way to express to you over this computer how enthralled, enamored, and ecstatic my son is over toy cars. He looks at them, displays them, and—of course—plays with them. Yet,… read more

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Messy But Educational Toys for Summer Fun

Toys that ooze, splatter, and spill are ultimately the most fun. These toys will make a mess big enough to impress kids, while the underlying educational value will definitely impress parents. Toy Insider Mom Laurie… read more

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