Category Archives: Toys

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys

I have always thought of Radio Shack as the place to go for random electrical parts, and the occasional gadget. It was never the place I thought to go for my Christmas shopping. So when I got the invite to “Gift Smart” with Radio Shack, I was intrigued. It turns out that Radio Shack has… [more]

LeapTV Gaming Console for Kids [Review]

LeapTV Gaming Console for Kids [Review]

      Most of us with young kids are familiar with LeapFrog’s handheld educational gaming units. Maybe it’s a LeapPad, maybe a Leapster Explorer. Either way, the LeapFrog LeapTV console system was a bit of a surprise. In face, when they asked if I wanted to review out LeapTV, I don’t know what I… [more]

HEXBUG Nano V2s Visit the Girl Scouts

HEXBUG Nano V2s Visit the Girl Scouts

You may remember way back in February where I told you a bit about HEXBUG Nano V2, the little HEXBUGs that can climb. They are now readily available online and in stores like Target. Recently Innovation First, the company behind the HEXBUG phenomenon, offered us a home party kit to share with some friends. We… [more]

Creating with Crayola DigiTools Deluxe Pack

Creating with Crayola DigiTools Deluxe Pack

As tablets rise in popularity with kids, we’re seeing more and more accessories designed just for them. One example are the DigiTools sets from Crayola for the iPad. I’ve had my eye on these for awhile, but we recently received a review set from Verizon Wireless so we could try them out at home. [more]

Pocket People–When Toys Have Beautiful Stories

Pocket People–When Toys Have Beautiful Stories

I’m just back and processing everything from Toy Fair. I always enjoy wandering the halls and seeing so many wonderful toys, games, dolls, and accessories. But what I like best about Toy Fair is the People I Meet. It’s easy, in the toy aisles of whatever massive store we’re shopping in, to forget the people.… [more]

Snap Circuits Review

I have been recommending Snap Circuits from Elenco to anyone who will listen. Why? First of all, kids are underexposed to engineering skills, especially of the electrical sort. Second of all, kids love engineering stuff, especially of the electrical sort. There’s a magic in snapping some pieces together, flipping a switch and having a light… [more]