Barbie Toys

The Barbie brand of toys is under the company Mattel. The toy was created by Ruth Handler in 1959 and is called Barbie due to Ruth’s daughter who was named Barbara. When the doll was first released, the doll’s eyes didn’t look straight to the front but had a side-eyed look.

This look was changed in the early 70s. The doll is well-known for her line of fashion accessories. The doll’s boyfriend Ken was introduced to the world in 1961 and was named after Ruth’s son, Ken. Continue reading

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Beados Quick Dry Design Station

Hi everyone! As a kid, one of my absolute favorite things to do for playtime were arts and crafts. You couldn’t keep me away from anything creative. Now, my kids are the same way – and even as an adult, I still love coloring books (shhhh).

One of the best toys in the crafts department that I’ve seen in awhile has to do with colorful beads. Check out my review below…

Every parent knows that crafts keep kids’ hands busy and also educate as they go – from motor skills to creativity and imagination. The Beados Quick Dry Design Station has an extra benefit that parents will love – no mess.

The colorful beads fuse with water rather than messy glue, eliminating the need for caution when playing and designing creations. The set comes with 500 beads, six templates to create your design, two trays for display, a spray bottle, a fan that quick-dry the creations and other accessories such as a tweezer pen. Continue reading

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Unboxing the Barbie Style Midge Doll

Hi everyone!  I’ve started doing something a bit differently here on top10toysforkids.com – ordering the products and doing unboxing videos of them with my daughter Scarlett!

So we started with a series of dolls, which I’ll post here – but there will be toys for all ages and both genders reviewed, too. Today we’re unboxing the Barbie Style Midge Doll.

Here’s the video and text below… and Scarlett had just come in from playing outside, so I didn’t notice until afterwards that her nail paint had chipped and she needed to clean her nails. Trust me when I say we did it immediately after making the unboxing videos. LOL Continue reading

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Top 10 Toy Boxes for Girls

Hi everyone! When I was a little girl, living in the same house I now raise my kids in (I’m sentimental that way), I remember my Mom telling me to clean my room.

I had a little round table shaped and painted like an apple. In the middle, there was a “stem” that you could lift and under the stem, there was a pouch to store things in. With no toybox, I used to stuff an incredible amount of toys in this poor little pouch and top it off with the stem, hoping my Mom didn’t see it all bulging out.

She always did.  Continue reading

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Top 10 Toys That Teach Your Child How to Tie Their Shoes

Hi everyone! I’m a mom of three and have had to teach three kids how to tie their shoes. It’s strange how each kid is a bit different in how they learn. Some learn the traditional way, others using toys and tools, and some using songs and imagination.

I can tell you right now the main thing you want to have is patience :) Your child will get frustrated, as kids do, so you need to be steady and calm and encourage them.

If you have a TOY, it makes the process that much less painful to them. It becomes something fun, not a chore they have to learn and dread. I want to show you ten of the best toys you can get to help teach your kid how to tie his or her shoes.

#1 – Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker

Learning how to tie their shoes can be a big step for a child and it’s made easier when he or she can learn by using a toy. With its wood pieces shaped like a tennis shoe, kids as young as 3 find it easy to use. The shoe has a long, thick string that’s easy to hold onto – and kids can have fun while practicing. An important part of learning how to tie shoes is learning how to lace up the shoe. This wooden toy has wide shoelace holes that are easy for little fingers to guide the laces through.

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Top 10 Toys for 3 Year Old Girls

Hi everyone! It’s at age three when little girls start getting into girly toys and when kids begin differentiating between gender toys. That’s not to say there aren’t a few toys that go either way, but it’s SO darn cute seeing your little three year old girl play with her girly toys.

I have a daughter who is now 8, but we had many of these when she was three – and they’re evergreen toys – perfect for three and up!

#1 – Melissa & Doug Abby & Emma Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up Set

Kids love paper dolls, but younger kids often can’t handle the paper version because they’re too rough on them. So this wooden dress up set is just right for three year old girls. These colorful, magnetic dolls are sturdy and the perfect fit for little hands. They’re guaranteed to give your child a lot of fun and imaginative play time. With 60 pieces in the set, your daughter can mix and match clothing for hours. The set is suitable for ages 3 and up. Continue reading

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