Top 10 Toy Food Sets for Kids

All three of my kids have always loved playing with pretend food. We’ve bought a variety – Melissa and Doug sets are always the kids’ favorites, but we’ve done the cheapo McDonald’s toys, etc.

Kids don’t even need to have a kitchen to enjoy these. My kids loved their shopping carts and then they’d place the food around the house and stroll through the “store aisles” to put it in their cart. Fun!

Here is a list of the top 10 bestselling toy food sets for kids:

#1 – Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Cutting Fruit Crate

Toys that allow a child to mimic mom or dad in the kitchen are always a hit. This wooden set allows children to play pretend food, but while playing, the set teaches them about different kinds of fruit.

It also teaches counting and halves. The set comes with 7 different fruits to be sliced and a wooden knife. Kids enjoy cutting the fruit and then making them whole again. Velcro inside the fruits enable the pieces to stick together time and time again.

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#2 – Melissa & Doug Food Groups

Play time can be a great opportunity to teach young children about healthy nutrition. This 21 piece set has pieces of food from each of the 4 food groups. Each of the 4 food groups are separately stored to make it easier for your child to learn them. Continue reading

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Top 10 Toys That Say I Love You for Kids

Valentines Day has come and gone but a day doesn’t go by that we don’t need to tell our kids how much we love them. So I gathered the top 10 “I love you” toys. Do it for NO reason – show your kids you love them outside of a holiday.

#1 – Webkinz Plush Stuffed Animal Love Monkey

This soft, huggable toy from Webkinz is stuffed full of love and hugs. Kids can choose what name to give their monkey and have fun interacting with him online as well as in real time.

He comes with a code kids can use to activate the online home the pet has. It’s fun to feed, groom and tuck the monkey into bed. Kids can collect Kinzcash to decorate their pet’s room and buy special treats for him. My daughter’s class is SO into these. I got her a giraffe but this is precious.

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#2 – Ty Beanie Babies – Valentina the Bear

This bear is a cute addition to add to the collection of any Beanie Baby fan. The bear is cuddly, soft to the touch and has a white heart on his chest. He’s full of squeezable hugs! The white heart looks nice against the maroon color of the bear. He comes with the ty tags in one ear. The bear makes a great Valentine’s Day gift that any child will love. Continue reading

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Top 10 Toys for Girls Age 7

My daughter is 8 so the 7 and 8 year olds have approximately the same level of toy play. Still, I went and researched the exact toy age group. You want toys that aren’t too far above their heads, that aren’t too babyish – the ones just right that allow room to grow and have fun.

#1 – Lego Friends Heartlake Stables 3189

The 416 piece stable set has lots of accessories. There are 2 jump fences for the horses to practice their showmanship as well as 4 regular fences for creating a pasture for the horses or using as decoration in front of the stable.

Flowers from the set add just the right splash of color. The set has a well with a bucket, a ladder leading up to the loft and more. T o get the horses ready to take the first place ribbon, there are brushes, hairspray and a decorative bow. The set comes with 2 minifigures and 2 horses.

This line of LEGOs is perfect for little girls aged 7 because it allows for creativity but it’s easy enough for them to follow through with.

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#2 – Monster High High School Playset

Now you can have the high school to go along with the high demand Monster High dolls. The school is two stories high and features a classroom, the casketball court, the monster version of a lunchroom known as the creepateria and the jamming sessions DJ booth. Continue reading

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Top 10 Toys That Teach Kids to Tell Time

Teach your kid to tell time is something some parents wait for their teachers to do. Not me. I wanted my kids to know that early on. And not from a digital clock. It’s fun for kids to learn new things!

They’re so proud of themselves when it happens. So today I gathered up the top 10 toys that can help you teach your child how to tell time. Pick one that you think your child would enjoy most.

#1 – Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock

This colorful wooden clock is a multi-learning toy. Your child will learn to tell time by placing the raised blocks on the clock in the time slot where they belong. Not only will he learn how to tell time, but he’ll also learn numbers and how to identify shapes. The hour and minute hands of the clock are different colors for easy identification and can be moved to help him tell the time.

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I love the Melissa and Doug toys. This one is perfect for younger kids and it’s bright and colorful, while being educational simultaneously.

#2 – Telly the Teaching Time Clock

Telly the Teaching Time Clock has an LCD screen that will show digital time while his face shows analog time. Kids love learning with this cute character that’s also a night light. Telly is an electronic toy that’s programmed to ask kids to point to a certain time and will gently tell them if they’re right or not. Kids can set Telly’s hands and he’ll tell them the time. The digital clock can be used as a functioning clock. Watch this cute video showing how it works: Continue reading

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Top 10 Crayola Toys for Kids

Hi everyone! Crayola makes the best toys for artistic purposes. It’s a household name – something we all grew up with. Generic just doesn’t cut it, you know? They have the most vibrant colors in their art sets, too. So I wanted to share the top 10 bestselling Crayola toys with you today.

#1 – Crayola 52-0029 Crayola 150-Count Telescoping Crayon Tower

The Crayon Tower is a three-tier collection of crayons that will collapse back when your child is finished coloring. The rounded shape of the tower lets kids see all the available colors at once.

It comes with 150 crayons, 16 of those are special metallic crayons and 16 of them are glitter crayons. It also has a crayon sharpener that you can take out if you want to. This is a great buy for kids for coloring or for art.

I have always loved Crayons – I’m one of those parents who loves to color with her kids. And the sets where you get more Crayons, the better. I bought this for Scarlett and I don’t know which of us loved it better.

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#2 – Crayola Model Magic Jewelry Studio

Kids can become a jewelry designer and create their own unique beads. They can combine colors to find one that they like, use the spinner and a bead is created! Once the bead is cut and dried, they can put the bead glaze on it to make it shiny. The finished beads can be turned into necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Continue reading

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Top 10 Movers and Shakers for the Week of January 27

It’s after Christmas, but there are some new movers and shakers climbing up the top toy list. Let me share them with you!

#1 – Monster High Dot Dead Gorgeous Lagoona Blue Doll

All the Monsters are getting ready for a party and Lagoona Blue looks fabulous in her patterned ice blue dress with the pink net skirt. The skirt also has a star decorated waistband.

She’s dressed to the teeth in all her bling and those to-die-for shoes. She’s wearing lovely necklaces, a bracelet and earrings. The doll comes with four accessories-a purse, a makeup compact, a mirror and the cute iCoffin phone.

Scarlett (my daughter) has another Lagoona Blue doll but this one is gorgeous! She’ll want it for sure.

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#2 – LED Finger Lights

LED Finger Lights are great to add to a party. Using these fun lights, kids can put on their own light display, use them while dancing or to show off as special effects in the dark. Not only are these fun when at a party, but they can also be used to rev up photos or to enhance videos with spectacular light. Continue reading

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