Toy Guide Archive


Learning Letters Got More Fun With #CypherKidsClub #CBias

There are two things my daughter seems to really love: learning and my phone. I never push learning on her, we just integrate it into our play and everyday life. Rissa is pretty good at reciting the alphabet (she LOVES the ABC song!) but we are still working on letter recognition. She's


ALEX Jr Sort and Count Wooden Toy Set

  Sometimes I think we go overboard on toys at our house. Actually, I know this is the case. We have quite a mixture from educational to cheap crappy toys; wooden and plastic… Rissa enjoys them all. I have noticed that she does really enjoy playing with simple wooden toys. She often


Preparing for a Sibling With a Realistic Looking Baby Doll

Over the course of my pregnancy we've tried to keep our toddler informed of what is going on. No matter what, I know there will still be an adjustment period for all of us. Perhaps even bouts of jealousy and regression. Hopefully the groundwork we've been laying will help make it as


Develop Motor Skills With the Little Tikes Basketball Hoop

Earlier this summer we went to a friend's backyard BBQ and their son had a Little Tikes basketball hoop. We were a little surprised at how much Rissa wanted to play with it. Not that there's anything wrong with her playing basketball, it's just that there were a lot of other toys


A Toddler Friendly Christmas Tree

This post contains affiliate links. We received this My First Christmas Tree plush toy for babies and toddlers for review. When I was little, I loved helping to decorate the Christmas tree. We'd put it up anytime after Thanksgiving and before Christmas Eve, making a night of it. We typically put up


It’s More Fun to Grocery Shop When It’s Pretend Play

When I was little I used to love following my mom around the grocery store with those little kid-sized shopping carts. I also remember playing “shopping” and “house” with my own cart and fake food. My pretend food pieces were shaped like known fruits and veggies but the similarities stopped there. They


Hexbug Warriors Battle Arena Review

Do you remember BattleBots? People from around the world created robots that would fight each other in an arena through remote controls. My dad and I used to love watching them – it was actually kind of exciting to pick a favorite and root for them! The new Hexbug Warriors remind me


Who Will Laugh More: Elmo or Your Toddler? #LOLElmo

Actually I think I laugh more than both of them. It might be terrible of me, but I have to stifle a giggle when my toddler says she's scared of Elmo. Don't worry, I'm not traumatizing her – she just asks ME to play with him instead. Like many toddlers and preschoolers,


A Toy Smartphone for Tech Savvy Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. We received this toy smartphone for toddlers to review. I've done my best to interpret my daughter's thoughts on it. Sometimes I hate to admit it, but smartphones have changed how I conduct my daily life. This in turn has affected my toddler. It's a mixed bag


AppGear Combines Reality With Virtual Gaming World

As mobile gaming continues to rise with the use of apps on smartphones and tablets, so too has the notion of combining real world elements into game play. Augmented reality apps and games are a hot trend right now. Mixing real and virtual doesn't always work well in video games even though