Category Archives: Toys

Sneak Peek At the NYC Toy Fair 2014

Excitement is building as everyone is getting ready for the Toy Fair starting next weekend. Although we don’t have our own meteorologist like the Super Bowl committee, we are all watching the weather as last year got a bit of … Continue reading

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GoldieBlox Commercial Airs on the Super Bowl Last Night

How exciting to watch a startup company get their national ad shown on the Super Bowl last night! Kudos to Intuit for choosing GoldieBlox over the more than 15,000 small business entries in their contest for a free Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Toy Fair 2014 in New York City

According to the official Toy Fair site the countdown says 19 days until the Toy Fair! Everyone is excited to see all the new products revealed at the largest toy trade event ever held in North America. Toy Fair is … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announced Top 10 PAL Picks 2013 Today On NBC CT TV

Today I shared 8 of our Top 10 PAL Picks for 2013, Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some favorites we featured on our segment today but be sure to check out all of our Top Picks below for easy holiday … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Fall 2013 PAL Award Winners

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2013 PAL Awards – Best Toys, Games and Books That Spark Language Development Through Play Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2013’s Fall PAL Award Winners, the toy … Continue reading

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Toys Spotted on Vacation from Neighborhood Toys Stores to Bath Shops

Vacation for me always includes some scouting for new toys, I just can’t help myself! Maybe some of you remember my outing to Evans Variety Store last year in Kiel, Wisconsin. This year I couldn’t miss checking out their flagship … Continue reading

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Eco Friendly Pretend Play Toys by Green Toys Build Language Skills

My newest PAL Award winners come from Green Toys™  and are great for pretend play to build language skills. Kids these days are much more savvy about eco friendly practices and love to hear that their toy is made in the … Continue reading

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Fun Art Projects for Screen-Free Week

I have discovered some wonderful art projects that kids have loved called Artzooka! Crazy name, I know, but that just shows how creative they are AND each set is only $3.99. Let’s start with their “Recycle Sticker Creations” by Wooky Entertainment … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners on NBC CT Yesterday

I enjoyed my interview on NBC CT yesterday. It is always fascinating to watch their news hour produced. It’s much like an 8 ring circus if there is such a thing because their anchors are so professional, reading the news … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans for Screen-Free Week: Pretend, Play, Talk

Turn off the TV? Set aside the iPad? Give up video games? That’s just what millions of people will be doing April 29-May 5 as they turn off screens and turn on life.  We all see our kids pick up … Continue reading

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