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PBS Kids Debuts New ‘Donkey Hodie’ Series, Sets ‘Odd Squad’ Return

It’s a busy day in the neighborhood as ‘Donkey Hodie’ makes its debut on PBS Kids.

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Imaginative Play Takes the Reigns with Folkmanis’ New Animal Puppets

A talking reindeer? I’ll believe that when pigs fly! Folkmanis released a menagerie of new animal puppets for the holiday season, including a reindeer, a barn owl, a sitting terrier, and yes, a flying pig!… read more

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Flip into Fun with the Frog Life Cycle Puppet

When you think of science toys, you usually think of chemistry sets, coding robots, and outdoor experiments. But how about a puppet? Wait, are you saying a puppet can be a STEM toy? Yes! Thanks… read more

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Corgi and French Bulldog Puppets Are Perfect Companions

Corgi and French bulldog videos are filling up social media feeds everywhere. Now the adorable pups can fill up toy boxes, too. At first glance, the corgi and French bulldog puppets, from Folkmanis, seem like… read more

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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

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Keep Kids Busy with Hot Activity Toys

Parents know the best toys keep kids busy throughout the whole afternoon. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some of the year’s top toys and activities to keep kids busy to KSWB San Diego. These toys will… read more

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Top Toys for Any Age!

  To help us all with our holiday shopping, Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski brought some great toys for a variety of ages to WJW Cleveland. No matter what age group you’re shopping for this season,… 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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Great Holiday gifts with the Toy Insider Mom

The holidays are right around the corner, and to help us all get our shopping done early, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some great gift ideas to ABC World News Now. No matter who… read more

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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

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