Build your dream house with Magformers

We love all things magnetic, so of course we fell in love with Magformers years ago. The kiddos have now amassed a huge collection of the little magnetic building sets and love creating 2D and 3D shapes from the magnetic pieces.

A day of play with Sweet Suite at Home

Wondering how fun a virtual show could be? I’ll admit I was right there with you. Well, Sweet Suite was a decidedly different virtual event and it surpassed all of my expectations and then some. See what kind of fun was in store and what kind of SWAG was delivered.

Extended play with the new American Girl kitchen

American Girl Kitchen with child 2

If you’re looking for extended play value, you’ve found it. Introducing the brand new American Girl kitchen that can take your child’s imaginative play to the next level, and has so many ways to bond and play together,

Social and emotional learning with Miniland Educational

Miniland emotions

Miniland Educational has been helping educators give kids the tools they need to express themselves through play for years, but I’d urge parents to check them out as well. These are strange times, and sometimes that calls for an educator’s toolbox. 

DIY miniature fairy swings

RR Maileg mice on swing

DIY miniature fairy swings for toys, fairy gardens, and more. We crafted these for our Maileg Mouse house, but they can be used for play or display.

Creativity for Kids gardening kits make any staycation fun

Creativity for Kids volcano

I know all you mamas out there are trying your best to help your kiddos cope with the new restrictions and fears that we all are experiencing. At this point, I’m looking for any way at all to eliminate some of those worries, and I am so thankful I had some educational fun stashed away from Creativity for Kids.

Corolle dolls: a friend you can count on

Corolle Walk 3

I’ve said it for years and I’ll say it again: Corolle dolls aren’t just any old baby doll – they are best friends. The snuggle of a Corolle doll has gotten my kids through all their childhood fears and the baby dolls they fall in love with remain beloved friends even after they grow out of the typical doll stage. Now, more than ever, we need simple pleasures and the reminder that things will be okay again

Easy treasure hunting with the GO-FIND 66 from Minelab

Go Find 66 on rocky beach

Our treasure hunting days were almost over, but they have been revivved thanks to Minelab metal detectors. After meeting with the Minelab team at CES, I knew I had found the solution to all of our treasure hunting woes of the past with the new GO-FIND 66.

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.