Category Archives: Toys

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]

HEXBUG Nano Zip Line Review (Video)

The HEXBUG Nano Zip Line Starter Set has been sought-after for quite some time. I got my first peek at Time to Play last fall, but you couldn’t buy it anywhere. Now this gem is available on the HEXBUG website. It retails for $24.99. I did a video review of the HEXBUG Zip Line so… [more]

Halloween HEXBUGs Crash Our Boston Bruins Birthday Party!

Halloween HEXBUGs Crash Our Boston Bruins Birthday Party!

As Halloween approaches, it’s time for some creepy crawly fun. We had the chance to host a HEXBUG Halloween party this past weekend. We wove it into a Boston Bruins celebration for Bug and Big Guy’s birthdays, but the HEXBUG Nanos definitely had a starring role with the kids. We had some new glow-in the… [more]

Jigsaw Puzzle Fans, Have You Been Baffler-ed?

Jigsaw Puzzle Fans, Have You Been Baffler-ed?

My grandmother introduced me to the art of jigsaw puzzles when I was 8 or 9 years old. I’m sure I had done one before then, but I distinctly remember her explaining how to do the edges first and the work your way in. I have been a jigsaw puzzle aficionado ever since. But as… [more]

LeapFrog LeapPad Review – Adults and Kids Agree!

LeapFrog LeapPad Review – Adults and Kids Agree!

We recently received a LeapFrog LeapPad to try out and share with friends. I haven’t seen it much since it arrived in the house and the kids took off with it, but I had a little time to test it out for a proper review. I’ve got my thoughts below. In addition, my son (who… [more]

HEXBUG Nanos Get Extreme with Construct and Zipline

HEXBUG Nanos Get Extreme with Construct and Zipline

3/4/2012 Check out my full video review of HEXBUG Nano Zipline 12/18 Edited to add: Good news HEXBUG Nano Zipline is now available on the HEXBUG site and on QVC! We’ve been long-time fans of HEXBUG Nanos. The small, vibrating robotic “bugs” are mesmerizing and fun. But until now, we’ve spent a lot of time… [more]