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Learning Is Full of Love with Luv ‘n Learn Friends

What if you go shopping for a toy, but end up bringing home your child’s new best friend? What if this toy can tell kids stories at bedtime, play games with them when they want… read more

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Ubongo Is a Fast-Paced Shape Race!

Looking to put the mechanics of your mind to work and have fun doing it? Look no further than Ubongo, the African-themed dissection puzzle game from Thames and Kosmos. Designed for two to four players,… read more

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Silver Dolphin Teaches Kids the States On-the-Go

Geography is one of my favorite subjects. I love everything about maps, landforms, geographic locations—by the third grade, I could fill in a blank U.S. map, and all the capitals, too. So it’s no surprise… read more

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Football Ideas for Kids

Whether you are football fan or not, there is a lot of football championship coverage on TV and football team paraphernalia in the stores. It is a fun opportunity to teach young kids about the… read more

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eeBoo Puzzles Are Picture Perfect!

I want to preface this review by pointing out that eeBoo puzzles are intended for kids as young as three, and I haven’t been that age in about 7,000 years. But even as a grown-up,… read more

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Holiday Games to Celebrate the Season

If you are looking for fun ways to celebrate the season or a snowy Saturday afternoon, there are some fun holiday games and puzzles to add some fun to the celebrations. Glitter Puzzle by eeBoo:… read more

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Gravity Maze Makes Players Think and Build

Gravity Maze, from Thinkfun, is a single-player 3-D puzzle game that requires kids ages 8 and up to use problem-solving skills to solve the challenge. Using the challenge card, the player sets up the board… read more

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Smart Toys & Games IQ Twist Provides a Fun Twist on Logic Puzzles

Ever since I was a kid, I have been all about logic games. I love brainteasers and puzzles that make you think and give you a certain pride in figuring out the answer. That’s why… read more

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Fun with Kids: Games & Puzzles with the Toy Insider Mom & Woman’s Day

  Sara Lyle from Woman’s Day magazine joins Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht to share the hottest games, arts and crafts, and construction toys of this year. Sara and Laurie demonstrate Fisher-Price Corn Popper, from… read more

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Building Westeros from the Ground Up

Holy fangirling, Batman! 4D Cityscape, a company that makes 4D puzzles that are city maps, has just released a new puzzle that pulls on my Lannister heartstrings—a Game of Thrones 4D puzzle of Westeros. With… read more

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