Create your own custom ride with the Modarri Configurator

Modarri cars in hand

My kids love literally everything about Modarri cars: the way they move and allow the kids to “drive”, the way you can take them apart over and over again, and the way you can build whatever you want with all the Modarri parts. And, now they love that they can create their own custom cars with the Modarri Configurator.

Julie’s Pinball Machine from American Girl

American Girl pinball machine couple

We love when doll accessories are also toys the kids can play with – even without the dolls. Such is the case with Julie’s new Pinball Machine from American Girl that actually works. It’s amazing fun to play with, even without a doll in sight.

Music Studio Pack: where tech meets music

Tech Will Save Us Music Kit

These kits seem like toys at first glance with their bright colors and cardboard housings. But, these are real musical tools that kids can utilize to learn the basics of music, layering, and even a bit about musical theory. I bet you will be surprised by the kinds of music your kiddo can create with just a few DIY kits.

Modarri mix & match Monster Trucks

Modarri Monster Trucks 4

With a growing Modarri collection that includes race cars, sport cars, street cars, concept cars, and off road cars amongst other things, I honestly thought we were done being wowed by Modarri. But, then we heard about the newest Modarri cars, the Monster Truck series.

The perfect preschool activity: Big Gem Diamond Painting

Creativity for Kids Big Gem Diamond Painting unicorn

It’s such a rewarding feeling when you find a project that your child really clicks with, and this kit from Creativity for Kids is definitely on that list. My little one was so into the placing of the gems for her unicorn project that she spent hours perfecting her piece and I had to convince her to stop working on it each time we had to end craft time.

Crystal Creatures mystery packs

Crystal Creatures deer

This week we happened upon Crystal Creatures from Mega Construx and I already knew we were done for. I mean, it’s mystical creatures that you BUILD and it has some sort of reference to crystals. My kids were so in. So, I let the kids each pick out a mystery egg, and then a bonus extra one for when we inevitably ended up with a duplicate. Mom of the Year, right?

Add a tent to your trampoline for next level fun

AlleyOop Sports Tent

I think I’ve finally outdone myself with the addition of the AlleyOOP Outback Trampoline Tent to our JumpSport Elite Trampoline. The kids have had so much fun bouncing in and around the AlleyOOP tent for hours, playing all sorts of games, and now are so excited to take their trampoline camping to the next level thanks to this awesome tent that gives all the fun of trampoline sleeping, without all the bugs.

Retro fun with the new American Girl Lanes

Bowling Alley with Kids 2 RR

The new American Girl Lanes Bowling Alley is simply good old fashioned fun with a high-tech twist. We’ve gone absolutely crazy for this *fully functional* doll-sized bowling alley this summer and the kids have spent so may hours playing – with or without their American Girl dolls.

Let Blipbox by Playtime Engineering inspire your own little DJ

Blipblox playing sisters

The Blipblox by Playtime Engineering is a fully functional synthesizer designed for kids {and kids at heart} that allows little ones as young as 3 to create new and exciting sounds without the complexity and fragility of a traditional synthesizer. The Blipblox instead makes synthesizers fun, easy, and safe for all ages, inspiring them to create music without all the rules.