Category Archives: Toy Reviews

“Dabble” by INI, LLC

A simple “fast thinking word game,” “Dabble,” entertains the whole family. Each player is given 20 word tiles and a graduated bleacher on which to place a word of  two, three, four, five and six letters in just five minutes. … Continue reading

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Twisterz’ “Alphabet Matcher”

Kids are delightfully intrigued by this twistable tube of rings, searching to match up pictures that begin with the same letter. The tube holds six rings—the first rotates to select a letter, while the remaining five rings display six pictures … Continue reading

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“Go With Me Mobile” by Blue Box Toys

Blue-Box toys has just made hanging out in a crib a lot more fun! With the cast of characters from their new BKids  product line, bebee the monkey, fefe the elephant,  and zuzu the giraffe dangling above baby, there is … Continue reading

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“Soft Peek-A-Boo Block” by Blue-Box Toys

I love when siblings join in and play with a toy together but at different levels of learning These colorful, soft blocks were easy for our 8 month-old tester to grab for exploration by hand or mouth. The moulded  pictures … Continue reading

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“Tell Tale” by Blue Orange Games

Open this tiny tin of fun and start your story-telling, weaving through a land of imagination, prompted by the 60 double-sided picture cards. Who can make up a story using picture of a question mark, a robber, a shower and … Continue reading

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“Quercetti Magnetino Carry-On Letters”

Learn your letters and begin to tell stories with this self-contained case of 66 pieces including magnetic letters, pictures of animals, food and objects, a dry erase pen to add features, letters or dialogue, and a shape tracer. With such … Continue reading

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“Dino Constructables” by Tomy

Kids are fascinated with dinosaurs so being able to construct your favorites and invent new ones adds up to a hit. With just 18 chunky, high quality pieces, children can create their own motorized models with moving mouths and legs, … Continue reading

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“Lil’ Shopper Playset” by Earlyears

Grab your recyclable bag and head off to your pretend grocery store with your “Lil’ Shopper Playset” by Earlyears. Babies learn all about textures, colors and sounds exploring this bag full of food. The shiny blue carton of milk was … Continue reading

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“Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears

“Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears is a fuzzy 6 piece set for baby’s first exploratory tea party. Full of varied textures, colors and sounds, each piece has a friendly face to invite investigation. With a teapot that sings, “I’m A … Continue reading

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“Kidoozie Twist and Turn Ring Toss”

Take a little twist on the usual ring toss by adding some angles, movement and music and the family fun is multiplied. Kids engage in a little problem-solving as they can vary the the configurations of the sticks with many … Continue reading

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