toys

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Toys and Play

    10 Awesome LEGO storage ideas

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    Tired of stepping on LEGO bricks and losing pieces? We've rounded up 10 clever ways to store and organize your child's LEGO...
  13. Family Fun

    Most epic LEGO builds

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    It seems that every child, at nearly every age, loves to build with LEGOs — and we love what these kids and families have created...
  14. Family Fun

    DIY toys: Homemade race car track

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    The simplest toys are usually the most fun for children, and this DIY toy car racetrack is no exception. It will only take about a...
  15. Family Fun

    Hot Christmas toys for 2013

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    Christmas shopping can be brutal when you're vying for the most popular toys in town — unless you have some insider tips on what...
  16. Family Fun

    50 Christmas gifts your kids really want

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    If you don't have your Christmas shopping done yet, don't fret. You still have plenty of time to find the perfect gift for every kid...
  17. K-12

    10 Classic toys you didn't know still existed

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    Classic, imaginative-play toys your kids will love so much they won't even miss the modern bells and whistles!
  18. Baby toys

    15 Bargain toddler toys

    Shopping for toddlers can be fun, but with all the possibilities out there, what is the best present for the little one in your...
  19. Christmas Gifts

    21 Noisy toys to never get your kid for Christmas

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    Unless you’ve recently invested in a pair of noise-canceling headphones, you may want to avoid these toys for kids. Described by...
  20. K-12

    Encouraging your child to play independently

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    When I was young and my imagination was still intact, some my favorite things to do were things that didn’t involve many toys....