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Book Review: Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words

No child gets bored with this kaleidoscope of colorful objects, animals and people gathered into categories by theme–getting dressed, visiting the farm, making music, or playing on the beach. Each category in Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words is introduced … Continue reading

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Toy Review: eeBee’s Adventure Play Mat and Activity Play House 6 months-3 Years

Every now and then a toy comes along that I get really excited about. This is one. Maybe because I had an older brother and he was always making forts out of our couch cushions and planting me inside with … Continue reading

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Game Review: “Animal Soup” by Briarpatch Ages 5 and up

Kids beg to play Animal Soup again and again. It’s a game of match as players race to find their animal dressed in different garb—a lei, scarf, baseball hat or tiara—on the game board. The winner collects an animal disc … Continue reading

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Game Review: “Clothespins! Game” by Briarpatch Ages 5 and up

Clothespins!, This game of strategy requires the player to collect items of clothing by pattern—polka dots, stripes or wiggly lines, or by type—pants, tops or shorts. Finish three laundry lines with three matching articles of clothing and you win. But … Continue reading

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Toy Review: “Taggies! First Touch Ball” all ages

Taggies! First Touch Ball, this newest member of the taggie ball family, is a soft, cuddly soccer ball, covered with the smooth tags that attract kids. Great for rolling and retrieving, the ball inspires a new crawler to take off. … Continue reading

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Game Review: Froggy Boogie by Blue Orange Toys, Ages 4-6

Ages 4-6 Grab your kiddie frog for a boogie around the lily pads. The trick is that you can’t be “seen” by the googly eyes of the adult frogs or your froggie is frozen in place, unable to advance toward … Continue reading

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Toy Review: “Funny Bunny” by Ravensburger, Great Gift

Grab your four bunnies and take off on the path to be the first to capture the carrot. Oops, it’s not that easy. Take your turn, pick a card and see if you advance 1, 2 or 3 spaces unless … Continue reading

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Toy Review: “Three Little Pigs Play Set” by Melissa and Doug

  Step back in time with this classic, the Three Pigs, and bring on the fun! The chubby pigs are the perfect size for a toddler’s hand to squeeze and let out a squeak. They can hide in their color-matched … Continue reading

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Toy Review: “Diggity Dog” by International Playthings, Inc.

Kids three years and up want a little challenge in their games—not everything left to chance! Diggity Dog is their first pick for fun. Choose your puppy and press the doghouse to listen for the number of barks. Count them … Continue reading

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Toy Review: “Folding Castle Playset” by Melissa and Doug

Get past the guard, drop down the drawbridge and roll up the door of the Folding Castle Play Set and you are in for some fun. The king and queen preside over the castle while the knight can stand guard … Continue reading

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