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The LeapBand Gets Kids Moving

The LeapBand, from LeapFrog, is a wearable device that gets kids moving. The LeapBand comes preloaded with games and challenges, and also lets parents set up their child’s tracker and settings, including school time and… read more

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Crayola Inspires Young Fashion Designers

Through play, kids are more empowered than ever to grow up following their passions and what it is that inspires them. Whether their interests include art, building, or growing a business there are toys that… read more

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Controlling Zoomer Dino is Easier Said Than Done

Some people may disagree, but having a dinosaur for a pet would be pretty cool. Although this isn’t Bedrock and I’m not Fred Flinstone, there’s still hope for kids with dinosaur obsessions similar to our… read more

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Barbie Cash Register Takes Kids on a Digital Shopping Spree

I learned how to do a lot of things because of Barbie. I learned how to drive a (mini, battery-powered) Jeep. I learned how to style knee-high boots with a mini skirt (but I still… read more

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Toymail is the Next Best Way to Stay Connected

It’s sometimes difficult for kids to leave home for a few days, whether it’s for a school trip, a sleepover, or a weekend at a grandparent’s house. Alternatively, parents may have to go away on a… read more

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Jot ‘Til Ya Drop with Boogie Board

Organization is everything to me, and my desk is constantly littered with at least 10 Post-it notes at a time. But now, I’ve seen the digital-age light, thanks to Improv Electronics. With the Boogie Board… read more

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LeapFrog Expands Range of Learning Tablets

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. will add to its line of LeapPad tablets with LeapPad 3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi, each of which offers shatter-safe screens, kid-appropriate web through LeapSearch, and more. The 5-inch LeapPad3 tablet includes 4… read more

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LeapFrog Gets Kids Up and Active with New LeapBand

This August, LeapFrog will introduce the LeapBand, a wearable activity tracker designed for kids ages 4 to 7 that encourages active play and healthy habits through interaction with a personalized virtual pet. The LeapBand activity tracker gets… read more

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The Ball Brought to a Whole New Level with Sphero 2.0

Sphero 2.0, by Orbotix Inc., combines smart gaming with smartphones to bring racecar features to this highly evolved ball. With its robotic core and new engine, Sphero 2.0 is now faster, brighter, and smarter than… read more

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Sit, Play, and Roll Over Robot-Dog

Zoomer is the tech-pet that will become every kid’s best friend. I can’t get enough of this toy! This cute, silly, and interactive dog from Spin Master actually listens and learns, and, like a real… read more

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