Monday, September 1st, 2014

I love the store Buybuy Baby. Whenever I pass it in Manhattan I always have to walk in and browse. Two products sent to me recently that are found at the site are the B Kids Amazing Mushroom and the B Kids Play With Me Gym. The Amazing Mushroom was put together by my 3-year-old [...]

With a home full of toys, you would think we had a product from Playmobil. We didn’t…until now. The fine people at Growing Tree Toys sent me the Playmobil Robbers Amphibious Vehicle Play Set. Well, I say me because even though it’s for my son, I really wanted to check it out. With imagination, children [...]

Now here’s the smallest building blocks I’ve ever seen. It’s Nanoblock, distributed by the Ohio Art Company. Build and construct famous landmarks, instruments and animals. Warning: You need patience for this toy. Nanoblocks employ a patented double feather design to lock pieces firmly together. Each set includes 150 to more than 500 pieces. I gave [...]

Here’s another holiday guide pick! The Pocoyo SwiggleTraks set is for children 18 months and up and is really cute. First of all, we love to watch Pocoyo at home so to see a toy from the show in action is great. Kids can create the track on their own and with the flexible pieces, [...]

Some of the cutest toys I’ve seen for young babies this season are from Blue Box Toys. Last year the brand launched “B Kids”, a line of contemporary toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The following are two products out of their collection. These are recommended for children 6 months and up. Soft Peek A [...]

I recently got to play with the new Geotrax Transportation System Christmas in Toy Town RC Set from Fisher Price.  It’s a radio-controlled train set designed for children 2-7 years. What you get are four holiday songs that play out at the rail station and bridge as well as a train, skating pond and a [...]

If you have a child who loves crashing cars, then check out Battle Machines R/C vehicles from Jada Toys. These cars are radio controlled and are based on the game of tag. Each vehicle has an infrared laser and infrared sensor. The goal is to shoot your opponent 3 times until they get disabled. There [...]

I have always been a giant fan of Japanese toys particularly to the  attention to detail they seem to install into every product. Legendary toy firm Tomy, have developed the Tomica range of expandable play sets and accessories. I just can not accentuate how exciting these toys are for both little boys and their dads! [...]

Schlepping to the supermarket with young kids is not a job for the faint-hearted. I would actually vote for a law that would make it illegal. However, until that day comes it remains an unavoidable task of mommyhood. Trying to keep our 4 and 2-year-olds from trouble’s door is almost impossible. They both want to [...]

Have you seen Fisher Price’s new Wheelies? They’re very cute Little People cars made for toddlers and preschoolers. Fisher Price has brought out a new toy that will bring out the fun into this new line. The Little People Wheelies Stand ‘N Play Rampway lets your little ones zip their cars all around two spiral [...]

It’s the 50th anniversary of the classic Etch-A-Sketch toy and what better way than to celebrate than with Glow Sketch ($14.99)! Founded n 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch is just as popular now as it was half a century ago, and the Ohio Art Company has sold more than 150 million units to date. I played around with the classic [...]

Let’s say a happy 10th anniversary to Dora The Explorer! My son has learned a few Spanish words from the show so I do have a sweet spot for this character. Celebrar Dora! Fisher-Price and Mattel have joined forces to create a new “We Did It!” Dora doll. This year, Dora moves her arms, swings [...]

We had been searching for a soft doll for our 20-month-old for a long time. The dolls we found seemed to be just too plain and ugly and of marginal quality. We were delighted to be sent beautiful Paola from German toy maker Haba. She is 15″ tall and has been exceptionally made. She has [...]