Category Archives: Toys

Playmobil’s Secret Agent Headquarters Wins PAL Award

Playmobil is one of my favorite companies producing products that pull kids into the world of pretend. Their latest set to be released, “Secret Agent Headquarters With Alarm,” has so many props to extend the story and provide opportunities to … Continue reading

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Playmobil’s Treasure Temple With Guards Wins PAL Award

Playmobil is one of my favorite stops at the Toy Fair each year because they manage to come up with so many new themed sets that excite kid’s play. The new “Treasure Temple With Guards” is the latest PAL Award … Continue reading

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“Dabble” Wins PAL Award

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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“Go With Me Mobile” by Blue-Box Toys Wins PAL Award

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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“Kidoozie Twist and Turn Ring Toss” Great Toy for Summer Fun

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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“Dino Constructables” by Tomy is PAL Award Winner

It’s fun to find a quality toy that is easy and fun to make and then use for pretend play. These dinosaurs made with “Dino Constructables” can provide hours of creative  fun as a make and play toy. Here is … Continue reading

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Baby Toys That Expand to Early Pretend Play

Two new baby toys by Early Years have double play potential as they provide multi-sensory experiences for your baby and later pretend play props for your toddler or preschooler. Here are my reviews: “Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears is a … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Language Toy?

When your baby arrives, it’s time to play. Since newborn babies prefer a variety of shapes, curves, angles and contrasts in light and dark, your face is his first favorite toy! He reacts as you talk to him and smile, … Continue reading

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Thank you to my Playonwords Readers!

I started this blog about 4 years ago and realized I love to write and share my thoughts, experience and even a little expertise on speech therapy and great developmental toys! That being said, once in a while I feel … Continue reading

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Top Products at Toy Fair 2011

What fun to have a job where I can be a kid and play with toys! As I was introduced to so many fantastic new toys for kids, certain other products caught me eye that I wanted to share with … Continue reading

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