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Expert Reviews

Blow a Child’s Mind with a Book All About Them

Kids tend to feel like the world revolves around them. And why shouldn’t it? They are the apple of Mommy’s eye; they’ve got Daddy wrapped around their little finger—life is good. So what do you… read more

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Softjox Plush Are Cuddly, Personalized Friends

Softjox is a line of plush sports characters. They are not based on real sports players; they are just cool, cute, and original. The best part is that they are customized with a kid’s name… read more

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Noomie Offers Silly R/C Fun for Girls

  Lena had a lot of fun testing Noomie, by WowWee, which is a fun R/C designed with girls in mind. There are not a lot of options for R/Cs that are developed with younger… read more

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Paw Patrol Has Kids on the Lookout

    Paw Patrol is a Nick Jr. animated series about public-service pups that teach kids about teamwork, safety, and friendship—themes that parents can feel good about. The Paw Patrol Lookout HQ Playset from Spin… read more

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Go! Go! Sports Girls Inspire and Empower Kids

Lena and I read the story of Go! Go! Sports Girls Soccer Girl Cassie, from Dream Big Toy Co. This line of Read & Play doll and book sets, recommended for ages 5 and up,… read more

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Motion Control Thomas Puts Little Ones in Control

My First Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas, from Fisher-Price, puts the power in kids’ hands, giving them a simple way to control where Thomas goes. There’s no track—kids simply wave their hand or the… read more

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Pulse Safe Start Combines Fun, Safety, and Kids’ Favorite Characters

Let me start by saying that I think most 3 to 5 year olds would love the easy-to-ride Pulse Safe Start scooter (from Bravo Sports’ Pulse Performance Products brand) without the addition of a favorite… read more

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Learn a New Language (or Two!) with Little Pim

        Lena and I reviewed a set of three Little Pim books: Animals, Numbers, and Feelings. Appropriate for kids ages 0 to 6, these board books, which are all in English, are… read more

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Monopoly Junior Takes Kids to the Bank

        Monopoly Junior, from Hasbro‘s Gaming division, is designed for kids ages 5 and up. This game is really successful in taking the full Monopoly experience and scaling it down for younger… 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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