Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls by Dream Big

Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls by Dream Big

When visiting the International Toy Fair, I was attracted to simple but effective dolls for promoting healthy pretend play. I saw my share of dolls who cry, whine, eat, and make a variety of noises, but my favorites left the fun up to their little owner. The story...
Furnished School by Playmobil

Furnished School by Playmobil

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, sink with soap,...
The Pirate Ship, Super Sized Floor Puzzle, by Ravensburger

The Pirate Ship, Super Sized Floor Puzzle, by Ravensburger

Super Sized Floor Puzzle, by Ravensburger link 24 large puzzle pieces 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,...
Calico Critter Country Tree House by International Playthings

Calico Critter Country Tree House by International Playthings

Gather your furry friends for an afternoon in the Country Tree House. Don’t worry, there is plenty of room for everyone, big and small. With multiple play vignettes–a deck, hot tub, lake, pagoda, water slide or rooms with a view–several kids can play...
Horse Stables by Lego

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 flexibilty, Lego gives kids a stable with moving doors, a truck and trailer to take the...
Muffin Doll by Gotz

Muffin Doll by Gotz

It’s no wonder that Gotz dolls is celebrating its 60th anniversary–continuing to create dolls like precious¬†Muffin who perfectly cradles into preschoolers’ arms for hours of huggable pretend play. A new addition to the family of Gotz dolls, this...