Use Toys to Teach Your Kids to Be Kind and Responsible Toward Animals

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen other peoples’ kids treat their stuffed animals horribly. My kids? They always loved on them like they were fragile, living beings. And I raised three caring, nurturing children.

I always wonder what those other kids ended up being – the kind who ripped eyes off and threw their stuffed Easter bunny off a “cliff” (aka: a dresser or car window). I shudder to think.  Continue reading

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Top 10 Bestselling Dinosaur Toys

Hi everyone! One of my kids’ favorite topics for bedtime reading growing up was dinosaurs. Of course, the movies and toys didn’t hurt in making them crave that topic.

It’s always fascinated me, too – and we have a wonderful dino exhibit here in Fort Worth at the museum, too.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 bestselling dinosaur toys you can buy today: Continue reading

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The Future of Toys Is in Your Child’s Hands (and Head)

Hi everyone!Every year, I like to go out and research what kinds of toys are on the horizon for our kids. There’s no denying toys have come a long way – and many classic toys are wonderful in their own right, promoting a high level of imaginative play.  Continue reading

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Baby Doll That Can Go in the Water in the Bathtub

Hi everyone! As the mom of three kids, I know bathtime can be a welcome time or a struggle, depending on the mood of the little one. One thing that helped me make bathtime enjoyable for all three of my kids was to get them a baby doll that could go in the bath! Continue reading

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Have We Put Too Much Emphasis on Gender with Toys?

Hi everyone! As a mom of three kids, and a tomboy in my youth, I’ve gotten exhausted by the back and forth bickering regarding gender and toys.

Growing up, there were toys that were assumed for boys and toys assumed for girls. my parents never said, “No you can’t have that racetrack or slingshot” if I wanted one – they just bought it.  Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk to you about a disorder that’s rarely officially diagnosed – mainly because it’s not harmful or life threatening, and we tend to label it as personal preferences that kids just grow out of.

But my daughter had it. Still does to some degree, but it was worse in her toddler years (she’s now 11).  Continue reading

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