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We all love to “try before we buy,” that’s why we’re bringing you an insider’s perspective on toys, toys, toys from the people who know them best – our staff members, real parents and kids, and teachers. Let us show you the “in’s” and “out’s” of our educational toys because we care about what you care about when it comes to choosing the right toys for your kids.


Try the Toy: Ready2Learn Giant Farm Animal Stamp Set

Tweet Today‘s “Try the Toy” guest post is written by Bridgette, a product review blogger, Science geek and owner of Experimental Mommy. We love her writing style – and those test tube graphics! – and are honored to have Bridgette writing on our blog. The Ready2Learn Giant Farm Animal Stamp Set and Giant Washable Stamp […]

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Build it Up and Tear it Down: Fun with the Ball of Whacks!

Tweet Ever since, well, the beginning, humans have looked at the world around them and contemplated how it could be innovated. Better yet, people have always looked for new ways to have fun! One the great toy puzzles we carry, the Ball of Whacks, is a product of just that kind of forward thinking. The […]

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And Now I Know That the Heaviest Horse in the World Weighed 3360 lbs!

Tweet I checked into the “I Love Horses Coloring and ARTivity Book” from Creativity for Kids this weekend. It’s recommended for ages 3 to 93. I’m sure lots of girls my age like to color and some probably even spend 5 hours on a Sunday morning alone in the kitchen, coloring horses, and drinking pots […]

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A Pleasantly Sticky Staff Review: The Bubble Gum Factory Science Kit

Tweet One company has constantly stuck out to me as having fun and interesting toys: Scientific Explorer. With a range of science kits spanning from perfume to magic, the series has experiments for nearly every child ages 6 and up. I’ve heard a few horror stories about projects similar to the Bubble Gum Factory, sometimes […]

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Improve Reading Skills with the Pairs in Pears Game!

Tweet The Pairs in Pears Game is an excellent supplemental material for your literacy block.  There are numerous possibilities for students of varying age levels and abilities. With the Pairs in Pears Game, students who are emergent readers can complete matching activities and improve their memory skills.  With my emergent readers, I take one set […]

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The Settlers of Catan

Warning: The Settlers of Catan is Highly Addictive.

Tweet The last four years of my life are invested in playing The Settlers of Catan. Sure, I did other things like eat and sleep. I guess I went to college. It’s really all a blur with pockets of clarity representing the hours I spent trading sheep cards for wheat cards on Catan. This simply […]

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