Category Archives: Toy Reviews

Rub-A-Cub Peek-A-Boo Blanket by Taggies

The newest baby toy to receive a PAL Award is “Rub-A-Cub Peek-A-Boo Blanket by Taggies. How can a blanket possibly be this soft? Here is my review: The best baby toys teach through play and provide many opportunities for parents … Continue reading

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Light ‘n’ Sounds Vroomin’ Vehicles by International Playthings

Toddler toys are sometimes the hardest to recommend. Often we put adult features or themes on kids’ toys that they don’t even relate to but entices parents to buy them. One feature that I always look for is if there … Continue reading

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Play ‘n Learn Cash Register by Kidoozie

A good cash register is hard to find! That’s I was so excited to see Kidoozie’s new Play ‘n Learn Cash Register for checkout at the grocery store. I normally don’t recommend electronic toys with so many sounds that a child … Continue reading

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“Horse Stables” by Lego

Duplo sets by Lego are some of the best play sets for imaginative play and now we can explore horse country! Providing just enough to get the action going, but not enough to stifle flexibiity, Lego gives kids a stable … Continue reading

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“What’s In The Cat’s Hat?” by I Can Do That Games

Wait a minute, The cat  just left his hat behind with a little surprise inside. It’s our job to guess what it is. Kids love being the Hat Master who selects a household item, hides it in the hat and … Continue reading

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“The Pirate Ship” Super Sized Floor Puzzle by Ravensburger

24 large puzzle pieces link together to reveal a cut-away view of three floors and a deck of pirate activity. Preparing fish in the kitchen, writing in  the captain’s log, bathing in a bubble bath, operating the engines, or playing … Continue reading

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“Pirate Play Set” by Yookidoo

Ahoy mateys! The pirates have invaded the crib with Yookidoo’s newest addition to baby’s fun. Little one’s hands fit easily around the circular base of the teether rattle making it accessible for exploration. Multiple rings, a crinkle scarf, shiney tie, … Continue reading

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Playmobil’s Furnished School

Going to school has never been so much fun. As one mom said, “This is nicer than most real schools!” As we assembled Playmobil’s new Furnished School, kids marveled at the science lab, complete with test tubes, a spinning globe, … Continue reading

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“Rory’s Story Cubes” by Gamewright

Kids love to roll dice–now they can toss nine picture cubes with clever images on each of the six sides and tell a story using the face up images. Set a theme ahead of time–“On our vacation we…” or just … Continue reading

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“Order’s Up” for Fast Food Fun

Things are hopping at the Ring-A-Ding Diner as players compete to quickly fill their orders before their opponents do. A game of fast reactions, “Order’s Up”  builds excitement as players race to ding the bell, winning the right to add … Continue reading

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