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Fashionista Friends Forever – A Magnetic Dress-Up Staff Review

Tweet If you’ve ever played with old-fashioned paper dolls with paper clothes, I know you will fall head over heels for the new and improved version of a pretend play classic – Best Friends Forever Magnetic Dress-Up Set from Melissa and Doug! I think that this fashion-forward dress-up set is great for youngsters who love [...]

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Kids Will Be on Cloud Nine with Cloud B – A Twilight Sea Turtle Staff Review

Tweet SPOILER ALERT!! Any of my friends or family that reads this staff review, and just had a baby or is expecting one soon, I am tipping my hand for any baby shower gift or new baby gift that you may receive from me. Why? Because I just love the precious Twilight Sea Turtle Toy [...]

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Look Ma! No Feet! – A Plasma Car Ride-On Staff Review

Tweet I remember in grade school when we used to play with homemade “scooters,” which were nothing more than a piece of wood with four wheels attached. We would use them to slide across the floor on our stomachs, play tag, and bump into each other (it was always my favorite way to spend gym [...]

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Oodles of Noodles – A Brain Bending Brain Noodles Staff Review

Tweet My obsession with the Brain Noodles line started when we received our very first shipment. I opened a box, and to my surprise, there was an adorable puppy display made entirely out of these jumbo pipe cleaners! I wanted to keep him all to myself, but sadly I had to give him up to [...]

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A Puzzling Adventure, Captain! – A Global Staff Review

Tweet Kids can join the ranks of famous adventurers, including Columbus and Magellan as they sail the ocean, circle the globe, and – most importantly – build their very own “world” to explore! Globe trotters, high-sea adventurers, and puzzle enthusiasts can all claim a piece of The Earth Puzzleball from Ravensburger – the real-to-life mini-globe [...]

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Unlock a Zoo of Color and Fun – A Lock and Latch Staff Review

Tweet My little granddaughter, Desi, is a rambunctious bundle of joy whose little hands love to explore and play. Whether she’s turning locks or opening cupboards, this tiny tot never slows down – so neither can I! For weary parents, and grandparents, the Wooden Latches Board from Melissa and Doug combines every aspect of unlatching [...]

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