Category Archives: Toy Reviews

“ChickyBoom” by Blue Orange Games

Chicks have come to roost on their favorite perch, performing a balancing act on thick bales of hay and slim wagon wheels. Plump Mom and baby chickys peer out their adorable eyes, beckoning players to take turns, skillfully plucking pieces … Continue reading

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“Round the Farm” by Alex Jr. Toys

Take your baby on a discovery trip “Round the Farm” with this cuddly, six-sided ball. Four bright contrasting faces await your little one as she rotates the ball to meet the frog, cat, pig and dog. Each face combines contrasting patterns, … Continue reading

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“Taggies Rocker” by International Playthings

Kids lined up for a turn on Taggies’ newest giraffe rocker, swinging a leg over his sturdy, plush back and hanging on to the handles for a lively ride. Just the right size for a one to three year-old, this playful … Continue reading

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“Taggies Go Go! Car” by International Playthings

Cuddle up with this friendly-faced coupe, covered with soft plush and shiny geometric designed tags. A takeoff from the popular Taggies balls, this car packs more features for your baby to explore and parents to talk about, enhancing learning. Press … Continue reading

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“Quack Quack” by Blue Orange

  Eight charming, little farm animals–simply illustrated using just three colors–are hanging out in a field. Players roll the three dice to see what colors they need to match to an animal. Spot the animal whose colors correspond to the … Continue reading

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“Pengoloo” by Blue Orange

  Waddle on down to the South Pole and start gathering these adorable penguins for a hot game of Pengoloo. Kids love the element of surprise as they roll the two-colored dice and peek under two penguins per turn to … 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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