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Kinetic Sand Makes Any Day into a Day at the Beach

Wacky-tivities Kinetic Sand, from Spin Master, is for the kid in all of us who loves going to the beach and playing in the sand. It’s also perfect for actual kids who love going to… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Shows Off the Latest and Greatest Toys at FOX5 Las Vegas

Summer means movies, travel, and lots of outdoor toys and our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht knows the best toys to fit each category. Here on Fox 5 Las Vegas she shows off the hottest… read more

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Paw Patrol Toys Are Finally Here!

Paw Patrol has been somewhat of an “underground” favorite new show with preschoolers. Lena, The Toy Insider Kid, says all the kids in her class watch the show, which airs every weekday on Nickelodeon in… read more

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Surprise Butterfly Diary Is a Must-Have for Every Flutterbye Fairy Fan

The Surprise Butterfly Diary had me at “Surprise.” This adorable book-turned-storage unit from Spin Master brings all the fun of having a diary while being deceivingly discreet. And, best of all, you can wind up… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Visits ABC WNN and Brings Tons of Fun Summer Toys

ABC US News | ABC International News Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht is all about summer fun. On ABC WNN she shows off the hottest toys that are going to keep kids occupied all summer long!… read more

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Chill Out This Summer with the Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker

I can’t even begin to calculate the amount of collective minutes I spent of my childhood (and let’s be real, my teens and early twenties) chasing down the ice cream truck. To this day, the… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Takes Over Fox Chicago with Tons of Affordable Toys

Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht appeared on Fox Chicago and brought this summer’s top (and most affordable) toys with her! In case you didn’t catch it on… read more

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Summer’s Hottest Outdoor Toys on Good Morning America

 On Good Morning America Live Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed off this summer’s hottest toys for outdoor play with Lara Spencer and Amy Robach. Click here to catch all of the fun!   Elektrokidz… 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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Spin Master Launches Paw Patrol Toy Line Exclusively at Toys “R” Us

Paw Patrol is headed to Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com on May 18. Developed by Spin Master Ltd., Paw Patrol is the No. 1 rated preschool series and airs weekdays on Nickelodeon. Throughout June,… read more

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