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Get Ready for Back to School with Educational Toys on The Today Show

  Summer may be in full swing, but back-to-school is just around the corner. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by the TODAY Show to show off some of the best educational toys to get… read more

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Happy Atoms Puts Excitement Back in Chemistry

Goal: $50,000 Creator: Schell Games and Thames & Kosmos Happy Atoms is a teaching tool that lets kids explore molecules in a hands-on way. The kit lets kids create molecules from atom models, discover the identities of… read more

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Toys to Keep Kids Sharp This Summer on BNN Canada

Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean that kids can’t stay intellectually stimulated while having fun. To prove this point, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed off some fun STEM toys on Business… read more

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Learning Can Be Fun with Educational Toys on NBC Chicago

Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NBC Chicago to play with toys that are as much educational as they are fun. For more on these great learning toys, check out the product information… read more

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ROBOTICS: SMART MACHINES

This kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight motorized machines controlled by programs and an ultrasound sensor. With the visual programming app, kids code the programs… read more

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TUMULT ROYALE

This game offers kids a chance to become royals. To win, players must collect taxes from their subjects to build statues of themselves across the country. But, if players get too greedy, they are punished.

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Hunt with Strategy in Tally Ho!

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? We are about to find out. In Tally Ho!, a fast-paced game from Thames & Kosmos, a party of hunters and lumberjacks vie to eat a party of foxes,… read more

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Best of Toy Fair 2016: Toys that Teach Kids How to Code

Coding powers our world. It’s the language of the Internet and is a skill that people in most—if not all—industries need to succeed. Many toy companies recognize the importance of learning to code, and have created items… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Brings the Best Finds of Toy Fair 2016 to CBS

Every year at the North American International Toy Fair, toy experts get to preview, test, and, of course, play, with the most innovative and exciting toys coming out for the year. Toy Insider Mom Laurie… read more

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The Today Show Gets a Look at Toy Fair 2016

The Today Show was in for a real treat this past weekend when our Toy Insider Mom stopped by to share the most buzzed about toys at the North American Toy Fair 2016, where all… read more

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