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Best Back to School Toys on Fox 32 Chicago

Back to school already? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox 32 in Chicago to show off some of the best toys for the back to school season. For more on the items featured in… read more

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Build Your Brain Up with IQ Focus

IQ Focus, from Smart Games, is a true test of brain power. This fun and challenging single-player puzzle game is the perfect way to develop and improve all sorts of cognitive skills as kids–or adults–play. The… 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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Build (Don’t Swipe) with Magik Play STEM Learning Games

Who knew a block of wood could be a smart toy? With the Magik Play Starter Kit, from Magikbee, kids all different ages can collaborate with one another in the real world to find success… read more

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Navigate Around Town with City Maze: The GPS Game

City Maze: The GPS Game, from Smart Games, is one of those compact brainteasers that is perfect for stashing in a toy bowl on the coffee table. What I love about these types of games… read more

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Brain Cheeser Takes Mice And Cheese To Different Levels

For puzzle lovers and anyone who loves a good challenge, Brain Cheeser, by SmartGames is the perfect travel game for players ages 6 and up. This single-player game tests spatial abilities in a cute and… read more

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Test Your Noggin with Quadrillion!

Large and bright, yet lightweight and compact, this multilevel logic game is sure to puzzle even the greatest problem solver! Quadrillion, the latest single-player logic puzzle from Smart Toys & Games, has simple rules, but… read more

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IQ Steps: A Seemingly Simple, but Challenging Puzzle

As summer approaches and the school year draws to a close, families are starting to plan their summer vacations. Whether it is a day trip or a getaway that requires a long flight, people tend… read more

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Trucky 3 Provides Truckloads of Fun

Trucky 3, from Smart Toys and Games, is a single-player IQ-building game that will provide kids ages 3 and up with an overload of fun. The game includes three different colored trucks that need to… read more

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What’s Black, White, and REALLY Hard to Master? Penguins on Ice!

Santa and his elves get all of the attention this time of year, but what about those cute little black-and-white flightless birds that bring so much adorableness into Christmas? That’s right, penguins! These Christmas cuties… read more

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