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Our experienced staff gives you an insider’s look at their favorite toys, why they love them, and what’s makes them a great gift for kids. They’re here to share their toy experience as parents, siblings, grandparents, and long time toy lovers to help parents and friends choose the highest quality toys for their favorite young ones.

How to Make Sure Kids are on the “Nice List” – An Elf on the Shelf Staff Review

Tweet “He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!” Ahhh, the words of this famous Christmas carol are certainly ones that resonate with every child; but as parents know, inquisitive children want answers to the questions that they [...]

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They’re Magically Magnetic! – A Magformers Staff Review

Tweet Let’s face it – most kids have a very short attention span, even when they are interested in an engaging activity. They dash absentmindedly from coloring to playing games to crafts and more, but few toys or activities seem to hold their attention for very long … until now! The Magformers Magnetic Building Toys [...]

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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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