toys

  1. Tips & Advice

    Happy Halloween, it's time to start Christmas shopping for toys

    Walmart is racing big box retailers to the tinsel-covered finish line by trying to dazzle holiday shoppers just moments after the...
  2. Parenting

    Kickstarter projects that parents will love

    This post is for those who like supporting innovative projects while getting something cool for their child (or a nephew). You are...
  3. Tips & Advice

    LEGO's bizarre divide between boys and girls isn't helping either gender

    Last weekend my son earned a trip to the LEGO store to buy a few sets. In the area labeled "hard to find," he picked out the...
  4. New Moms

    Is Entrepreneur Barbie a good idea for our daughters?

    She might be "breaking through plastic ceilings and inspiring girls to follow their dreams," but is Entrepreneur Barbie a good role...
  5. K-12

    NYC lawmaker pushes for spray chalk ban, says it's a gateway to drugs and crime

    New York lawmaker Phil Goldfeder is cracking down on toys that encourage kids to commit crimes. What's he so worried about? Spray...
  6. Parenting

    Monster High Inner Monster dolls are cool but amazingly sexist

    When I was little, I would have adored these new Monster High Inner Monster dolls that let you dig into their little plastic body...
  7. K-12

    Here are the only 6 Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora toys on the entire internet

    Love Guardians of the Galaxy ? You're in luck. You can buy Peter Quill's mix tape, a Groot backpack or a Rocket Raccoon doll. Love...
  8. Parenting

    How American Girl is about more than dolls

    When I had my daughter Morgan, I knew from her first kick that she was going to be a strong-minded and spirited girl. I have always...
  9. Family Fun

    Here are 5 edgy ride-on toys for your daredevil in training

    Kids' ride-on toys have come a long way from the bikes and roller skates of our childhoods. These (slightly terrifying) toys are...
  10. Tips & Advice

    16 Reasons to blow your Starbucks budget on your kids 

    Do kids need bandages with bacon on them? Of course not. Are you going to buy them anyway, because they're awesome? Yes.
  11. K-12

    Move over Barbie — there's a new role model in the toy box

    Two female engineers are manufacturing dolls based on real-life women that are leaders in chemistry, aviation, coding and more.
  12. K-12

    Cool 3-D printed armor gives Barbie the best makeover ever

    With awesome open-source 3-D printing , you can deck Barbie out in full armor. Why is this cool? Because some little girls don't...
  13. Movies

    Other kids' toys we'd like to see made into movies

    The breakout success of The LEGO® Movie got our brain gears turning. What if a few of our other favorite childhood toys got the...
  14. Family Fun

    DIY no-sew I Spy bag

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    I Spy bags are not only a great way to keep your kids busy as a tactile activity, but you can also help your kiddo improve fine...
  15. Toys and Play

    Disney responds to call for more Princess Leia toys

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    Princess Leia will now appear in toy lines from Disney after fans found out — and objected to — the fact that their stores wouldn't...
  16. Toys and Play

    LEGO announces female scientists minifigure set

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    LEGO lovers are no longer satisfied with the pink and purple vignettes featuring short-skirted female minifigures with nipped...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Playing with Barbie dolls won’t destroy self-esteem

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    Does Barbie's image need a makeover or do parents just need to relax?
  18. Toys and Play

    The best bikes for every age

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    In honor of National Bike Month, we're highlighting the best kid bikes for different ages and stages.
  19. Tips & Advice

    Teen girl takes on McDonald's and wins

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    A young teen took on a corporate giant and got results. Should you teach your kids to question authority? Absolutely yes.
  20. Toys and Play

    Fun pretend-play toy weapons for girls

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    Do you have a budding heroine in your house? With the popularity of The Hunger Games and its heroine Katniss Everdeen, many girls...