toys Archive


Too Many Toys, What Baby Really Wants and More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

It’s almost Christmas and I’ve already bought too many presents. I know this, but I’m still looking forward to seeing my kids’ reactions to their gifts. It’ll probably take a few days before I start complaining about toys being everywhere. Though, to be fair, the kids don’t have toys in their rooms


Get Ready for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! (+Ticket Giveaway)

I’ll be attending with a media pass and have been provided family tickets to giveaway. Am I really talking about November already? Seems crazy, but it’s true. And that means the 11th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair is almost here! We enjoyed checking out hot new toys last year and are


The Kids Play With New Peppa Pig Toys!

We received new Peppa Pig toys and a book to review courtesy of Fisher Price and Candlewick Press. You know the kids loved helping me review these! I don’t know what exactly it is about that little British pig, Peppa, but she’s adorable and kids love her. Rissa still plays with the Peppa


Creating MEGA Fun Together

This story features Mega Bloks who provided a toy for review. It’s kind of amazing watching how Rissa and Xander grow and develop together, especially when it comes to play. Sometimes there is a little bit of toddler selfishness and sibling jealousy when Rissa takes toys away from Xander. You know, the


Previewing Toys at The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite Event

What’s the one thing I think my kids have too much of yet we love to have? If you guessed cookies… well, you’re right except this time I meant toys. Toys, toys, toys. (Video) I hate the space they take up but love the play and joy they bring.  And, yes, I


How to Entertain a 3 Month Old Baby [VIDEO]

Newborns in the early days are relatively easy: eat, sleep, poop, repeat.  Around 6-8 weeks old, babies start to be awake longer and get fussy if you aren’t entertaining them since they can’t really do anything yet.  The fun starts to ramp up as your little one leaves the newborn stage around


Find the Perfect Toy to Gift From PlaySkool #thisskoolrocks

I tend to think I’m a pretty good judge of what my daughter likes and doesn’t like, but occasionally she surprises me. Lately she has become more interested in pretend play and toys that fit well into this. While I may have a general idea of what to shop for, I know


Cyber Monday Deals on Toys and More!

I tried to round up some more great deals that you might be interested in today.  Let’s go shopping! Melissa & Doug – Free personalization (11/26 only!) and 40% off on select items.  Also check out their “Win Your Wish List” giveaway this morning on Facebook. Ty’s Toy Box – 25% off Cyber


Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

I love Melissa & Doug toys for my daughter and get excited when I spot them in big box stores like Shopko.  Though, I usually order them online, it’s nice to see them becoming more mainstream.  They know it’s time for most of us to start thinking about holiday shopping, which can


DUB Garage Blazerz Cars Are Not Just For Little Boys

I try not to limit what types of toys my daughter plays with just because she’s a girl.  Sometimes it’s hard because it just seems like she should have dolls and girly things.  However, we do let her wander the toy aisles to check everything out and show us what she is


Activision Family Game Summit is Coming Up Online and in NYC! #ATVIFamGames

You know I like video games, right?  (Even if I don’t get to play them as much lately….) And games in general?  (Board games still rock, y’all!) And toys? (I mean… my  daughter likes toys.  Ahem.) One of our favorite gaming brands is Activision and I’m excited for their upcoming Activision Family Game Summit!


Encouraging Young Girls With Moxie Girlz Sportz Dolls

I really love the message of the Moxie Girlz because they emphasize being true to yourself and the ability to achieve your dreams.  There are enough fashion dolls that focus on just that – fashion – but these girls go beyond that.  I also like that they don’t seem so unrealistically proportioned


September Sprinkles: Imagine Toys $25 GC Giveaway! (US) 10/20

The best toys, in my opinion, spark creativity and help our children developmentally whether that be socially, emotionally, or physically.  Imagine Toys is an online toy store that carefully selects toys that are great for developmental play from babies to toddlers and beyond.  It’s nice knowing they’ve done the legwork and created


Rissa’s First Playhouse Set!

I’m the first to admit that my daughter has too many toys.  She really does have more than she needs, but she gets such joy out of receiving new ones, figuring them out, and creating her own little world.  I’ve noticed that she really loves playing with toys that are also connected


WW: Monkeyin’ Around the Potty

Sometimes Rissa does odd things with her toys.  Intentional or no, I found this scene amusing and had to snap a picture.  Earlier this week I asked our Facebook fans and friends to come up with a caption.  Here are some of my favorites: This is not in mind when I requested


Join us for the #iTikesTour Twitter Party on 8/30 9-10 pm EST

Get ready to be introduced to the hottest new toys to hit stores in the coming months! iTikes are an interactive line of toys that inspire kids to learn, discover and be creative. They can be used on their own or with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. iTikes is celebrating their launch with the


Fun With Matching: Elefun Snackin’ Safari Game by Hasbro

One thing I admire about Hasbro is their inventiveness and ability to create unique and fun games.  One of their newest games is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers ages 3 and up.  While my daughter is only almost 2 years old, I knew she would want to try Elefun Snackin’ Safari (Amazon affiliate


Step2 Rollercoaster Ride-On Toy Giveaway (US/Can*) 7/15-7/30

Welcome to the Step2 Coaster Giveaway coordinated by Tales From the Nursery and Nap Time is My Time! We are very excited to offer this giveaway to one lucky reader!  This giveaway is being sponsored by a group of bloggers who all chipped in to purchase this great prize – a Step2


Get Your Laugh On With the Fisher-Price Giggle Gang Plush Toys

The other day I shared how I find my daughter’s laugh to be magical.  Since she’s my baby girl, I adore her giggle, but really I love all baby and toddler giggles.  I used to (and sometimes still do) the most ridiculous things to try and get my daughter to laugh.  Now that


How the BuckleyBoo Toy Helps Toddlers Practice Matching and Fine Motor Skills

This is BuckleyBoo, a developmental toy available at Imagine Toys.  When we were offered the opportunity to review him my initial thought was I don’t want her to master buckles yet!  But then my logical mind took back over.  See, a few months ago, Rissa started showing interest in her buckles. Buckles