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Fashion Plates Are Still Tops for Fun and Easy Creative Play

One of my favorite toys as a child of the ’80s was Fashion Plates. So simple, yet so fun, Fashion Plates lets kids design their own outfit combinations, add fresh patterns and colors, and show… read more

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Lite-Brite Lets Kids Illuminate Their Creativity

Lite-Brite, from The Bridge Direct, lets kids ages 4 and up create designs by placing colorful pegs onto the LED board. When the pegs are inserted, they light up, creating a beautiful and unique display—especially… 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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Toy Insider Mom Brings Vacation-Approved Toys to ABC World News Now

ABC US News | ABC Celebrity News Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shows ABC World News Now vacation-approved toys that make traveling with kids easy and fun! VRUM (Wicked Cool Toys) This ride-on doubles… read more

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Fun with Kids: Travel Toys

In Toy Insider Mom’s latest Fun with Kids video, she and Woman’s Day’s Sara Lyle show off this summer’s hottest travel toys that are super fun and vacation approved. Lalaloopsy Headphones (Jazwares) Cushioned headphones Lalaloopsy features a button design… read more

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Traveling with Kids

  We travel with our kids several times a year and I am always trying to think of new ways to make the whole process a lot smoother. For Christmas, we got both of our… read more

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Travel Better: Help Kids Have Fun on the Fly

Traveling with kids, whether a short trip to Grandma’s or a four-hour flight to a far-off destination, can be stressful for both the parents and the kids. Kids simply aren’t built for sitting still and… read more

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