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Made of sand and polymers.
Each bag has 10oz of product.
Available in green, red, purple, pink, blue, and teal.
Use it like a modeling clay or other dou...Read more
Something between modeling clay and beach sand, the never-drying Mad Mattr is moldable, squishable, and easy to clean.
Four plastic boards fit together to make a gridded gameboard. Three sizes of plastic sticks snap into the grid, while players can keep their score using the pegs along the board’s perimeter.
Encourage math skills with this engaging, competitive game based on geometry! Great for all ages.
Approximately 10 inches tall.
Requires 2 AA batteries, which are included.
A switch on the bottom sets the toy to off, demo, or on.
Press the belly to m...Read more
Pi-KAA! With 10 sounds, light-up cheeks, and moving ears, this Pikachu is surprisingly durable. Just be sure to switch it from ‘demo’ to ‘on’ to hear all the sounds.
Bloxel Builder is a free app that allows for the creation of personalized video games. Everything from the layout to the background to the characters and enemies can be designed in pixelated glory.
Create your own video games! Most everything can be done with just the free app, but most kids seem to really enjoy the physical gamekit.
Bootsie is a responsive toy cat. She changes her expression by moving her eyebrows and makes various cat noises to indicate her mood. Using motion and touch sensors, Bootsie responds to being hugged, petted...Read more
Cute, sassy, and sometimes hisses at people when she’s left on. Kids love her, though.
Each toy stands about 8 inches tall. Internal parts are covered in fabric and some stuffing, but due to the inner workings, the toy is not a true "stuffed animal." Unlike traditional mechanical pl...Read more
Still cute, but issues have arisen over decreased quality.
Include CHiP the robot dog, SmartBand, SmartBall, SmartBed, 4 wheel guards, power adapter, USB charge cable, Quick Start Guide, and Read more
Hyper little pup may be best for younger kids. Also, won’t fart like a real dog.
Interactive puppy playset includes puppy, milk bottle, adoption certificate, and instruction manual.
Breathes, naps, and barks just like a real pup, so long as you don’t get a defective one.
A microphone attached to a selfie-stick is used to record karaoke style videos on a smartphone. An included earpiece connects to the microphone.
Any headphones can be used with the mic if the includ...Read more
Record music videos with yourself or friends. Easy to use, but the app may need more time to earn tokens than users initially thought.
Dimensions: Approximately 3 inches tall X 4 inches long X 2.5 inches wide.
Box includes Cozmo robot, charger, 3 interactive Power Cubes, and Read more
Curious, sassy, and incredibly engaging, this little robot will melt your heart in unexpected ways.
Dimensions: 14.5 X 14 X 8 inches
Weight: Approximately 6 pounds once batteries are installed.
A crystal shaped tool is included to fill the water tank on Torch’s head. Tank holds 1 or ...Read more
Adorable baby dragon breathes a fine mist that looks like fire. Better for younger children, as it doesn't do much else.
Hatchimals arrive inside a colorful egg, and start to hatch once they have received enough input from their owner.
Eggs are about 10 inches tall.
2 AA batteries are included. More will event...Read more
With no app or other device needed, Hatchimals break out of their shell to become interactive pets that grow through three different stages.
Club 5 Bunch sets (sometimes listed as Kelly Bunch Club 5, or Kelly Club Bunch 5) include Kelly and four of her friends, though different sets may have different friends.
Each friend comes with her ...Read more
Even though Kelly was replaced by Chelsea in 2011, the Club 5 Bunch sets are still a good find at garage sales or online. Charming, and much more realistic body shape than older sister, Barbie.
It’s a giant top! Made of thick plastic, the conically shaped toy is large enough to fit one or two children with ease. Three children could possibly fit if they are small and very determined.
Crawl inside to spin and roll inside this sturdy, well made giant top. A favorite for sensory play!
Plastic tubes contain crayon cylinders that can be twisted up and down, kinda like a tube of lipstick. The crayons have a fairly large tip, and are easy to grip.
The plastic is clear so kids ca...Read more
Twist 'em to push up more crayon. Easy to use, and no more peeled paper labels or broken crayons.
A stacking toy for children with four brightly colored, textured rings. Each ring has a small button that can be pressed to make an animal noise- a bird, cow, pig, or frog. Batteries are included.
A brightly colored, patterned, and textured ring stacking toy for babies and toddlers. Each ring has a button that makes a different animal sound.
The Count ‘em Up popcorn set from Learning Resources comes with fifteen large, realistic looking popped popcorn kernels and five popcorn bowls. Each bowl has a number- either one, two, three, four or ...Read more
Very visually appealing, these huge kernels are as great for playing pretend as they are for counting into the numbered bowls.
The Darda Create-a-Course Building System has 150 pieces that children can mix and match to build their own racetrack. The set also comes with instructions for thirty different race car layouts.
Unfortunately, this toy is no longer being produced. We are still looking for the best alternative.
Plastic swing with T-bar strap that folds up and down, shoulder straps that clip into the T-bar, and short ropes to hang the swing from a swingset. Hanging the swing from a tree will require additional hard...Read more
A simple thoughtful plastic swing for young kids up to 50 pounds.
Doors open in the plastic game board to reveal areas where one of the hidden treasure balls may have ended up.
Game includes two card decks (Beginner and Advanced), 6 treasure balls, plastic game bo...Read more
A game where children have to match letters, numbers, shapes and colors to find six bouncy balls and unlock the treasure chest.
The newest model of Hasbro’s Trouble. Can be played with two to four players. Because this game requires a lot of counting, the minimum age recommendation is five years old. There are a total of sixte...Read more
A very cheap version of an old favorite. Read on to see our link to a better version that is just like the beloved vintage classic.
A small, plastic mailbox with envelopes and packages for kids to deliver. Comes with a buzzing bee, ladybug, and caterpillar to make it seem like it’s outside. Recommended for ages six months to three...Read more
Unfortunately, this toy is no longer being produced by Little Tikes. We are still looking for the best alternative.
A pack of 540 pentagon shaped cards with random words and names. Each player gets ten cards and has to make a sentence with them. Works on creating sentences, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Practice sentence structure and parts of speech in this game with over 500 playing cards with a variety of funny words.
A small magnetic drawing board with a sliding eraser lets kids create endless doodles. The small drawing pen is attached to the board by a small string, keeping the pen from getting lost. No batteries are r...Read more
We question the quality of this version since it doesn't seem to stand up to the heavy-handed artists that older versions typically saw. We list an alternative in our review.
A plastic globe with 10,000 geographical questions about different areas in the world. There are three settings- World, USA and Canada, and World + USA and Canada. Children can answer the questions and quiz...Read more
An interactive, talking globe that children can use to quiz themselves with over 10,000 geography questions.
A baby mobile with five, small stuffed animals that can easily be taken off and played with. There is a canopy and underneath is a mirror for children to see themselves when laying down.
A baby mobile with vibrant colors, a canopy, a mirror, and five detachable stuffed animals that can be played with separately.
Plastic construction set that allows for more ‘real looking’ buildings and structures. Black pieces are often used as the roofing sections, with blue and clear pieces acting as the walls and win...Read more
Build tall, strong towers with overhangs and bridges. Beloved for decades, this amazing construction set brand is soon to be gone.
Wooden gameboard has 4 sets of Number Keys around the edges. Each set has numbers 1 through 10.
The gameboard (gamebox?), lid, two dice, and instructions are included.
A quick-paced numbers game that lets kids practice their number recognition and basic math skills. Fun, too.
A small, plastic version of Noah’s Ark that comes with Noah, and pairs of different animals like zebras, lions, elephants, and giraffes. The animals can easily be stored inside the ark, as the top com...Read more
The Noah's Ark Little People set comes with four pairs of animals, a small book explaining the story of Noah, a plastic Noah, and the blue and yellow ark.
The Fisher Price Sparkling Symphony has five colorful animals, a light show, and several classical music songs that children can listen to and add harmony to. Batteries are included.
A musical toy that plays several classical songs with flashing lights and has five, colorful and detachable animals to play with.
A gameboard with sections to add in player names is the basis for this card-drawing game of comparing friends to objects.
Set-up is done by putting the names of eight p...Read more
Is your friend more of a fridge or a blender? Ask similar questions about the player, and see which answers arise. The most popular answer wins.
The Code-a-pillar is made by linking command segments to the motorized head. Each segment has a single command, such as turn left, turn right, go straight, or play music. The head lights up while the enclos...Read more
Not really coding, but still an engaging electronic puzzle that responds to the sequence of given commands.
Kids can catch butterflies and glow in the dark fireflies that fly out of the elephant’s trunk in the newest version of Hasbro’s Elefun! Comes with nets to catch butterflies. Game needs four &ls...Read more
Watch the butterflies fly out of the elephants trunk and catch them with nets. The butterflies fly out fairly quickly though, so the game is over in about fifteen seconds.
A soft, colorful ball with patterned ribbon tags all around to help babies with motor skills and grasping. When kids grab the tags, a soft chime will play. It’s a little bigger than most baby toys so ...Read more
Kids can grasp and chew on the small ribbon tags and throw this soft, colorful, plush ball around while working on important motor skills.
An adjustable basketball hoop for kids age two to eight. It can go as low as two feet and as high as six feet. Comes with a small basketball to play basketball with.
A basketball hoop with adjustable heights to fit children ages two to eight. Comes with a kid-sized basketball to play with.
Wild Planet’s Animal Scramble is suited for young kids and works on the concepts of sharing and turn taking. It comes with a tall giraffe and four other smaller animals that can fit inside- a monkey, ...Read more
Gets children up and moving while learning about a variety of animals. With a treasure hunt mode, kids are given clues about each animal and have to find them.
Explore all different kinds of household items zoomed in to 200 times their original size! Kids can zoom in on hair, skin, clothing or even pets. Just plug the one AV cord into the TV and zoom, and an insta...Read more
Explore virtually any object and see it magnified up to 200 times its original size!
Kids can challenge their brains and figure out how three vastly different things are connected to each other. The whole game deals with making discoveries in groups of three. It is a fun, educational game t...Read more
Children can challenge their brains to figure out the connection between things in sets of three.
Children can test their knowledge with this collection of four different categories- riddles, conundrums, mysteries, and picture puzzles. An updated version of the classic Mind Trap game made twenty years a...Read more
Kids can challenge themselves with this newer, updated version of the classic Mind Trap Brain Teaser board game.
Game includes 200 Cranium cards, 10-sided die, tub of clay, 1-Minute timer, 2 pawn movers, notepad, gameboard, and instructions.
Break into two teams, then take turns c...Read more
The family game pits two teams against each other in tests of both mental and physical skills. Perfect for groups with varying skill levels and talents!
Five, vibrantly-colored rings to help babies and toddlers with their hand-eye coordination, basic motor skills, and colors.
With the rings, children can take them...Read more
Five colored rings for babies and toddlers to grasp and stack.
Plastic capsule has a single push button at the bottom, and a rubber stopper on top. Just remove the stopper, fill with water, and get to playing. Pressing the button forces air into the capsule, making a c...Read more
Remember this little guy? Oh yes you do! An excellent travel toy. Just don’t dampen the ring-catching fun by messing with the stopper.
Similar to the popular Lite Brite peg toy, the Quercetti Fantacolor Pegboard set includes sixteen different images and 48 brightly colored pegs that children can use to create a variety of pictures.
Sixteen pictures and 48 colored pegs for kids to create their own masterpieces and work on colors, matching, and hand-eye coordination.
A smaller version of the original RipStik Caster Board, the RipStik Ripster is smaller and lighter for younger children to use. This is the recommended size for children ages six to twelve that will help th...Read more
A smaller, more lightweight version of the classic RipStik that makes it easier for younger children to balance and learn how to ride.
Clear plastic encases the skeleton and organs of a Gummi Bear. Kit includes 41 pieces to put together.
Dimensions: 8 ½ X 4 X 5 inches
Assemble the bones ...Read more
The skeleton and major organs of a Gummi Bear. Now you know.
Cardboard game boards are divided into sixteen squares, each with a letter and objects that start with that letter. Game cards have four objects on each side.
The boards and cards are both double-si...Read more
Is the object called out on your board? Add a token, and get four in a row to win. A game for pre-readers.
Kids can rock back and forth on this rocker that looks like a police car, fully equipped with stickers, noise-making buttons, and a police siren.
There are many differe...Read more
Children can rock all day long with this police cycle by Little Tikes that comes with stickers, police car sounds, and a realistic sounding police siren.
With two bright, blue LED lights to see in the dark, kids can use their imaginations and turn themselves into a spy with Wild Planet’s spy glasses.
Once the child...Read more
Wild Planet's Spy Goggles let kids who have a lot of imagination and love adventure transform themselves into a secret spy with night vision.
Solid wooden art table includes a paper roll holder, so paper can be slid along the table’s top. The surface is a dry erase board. A storage tray attaches to the side.
There are no chairs or s...Read more
A solid wooden art table with an attached paper roll holder. A high quality staple for the crafty kid, we don’t have anything negative to say about it.
With Cranium’s Giggle Gear Fun Fairy mask and voice changer, kids can transform themselves and their voices into a character of their choice.
Kids can put the dif...Read more
Unfortunately, this specific model of Giggle Gear is no longer in production. However, a similar alternative are the Giggle Gear Goggles still being sold by Cranium.
Pegboard has little holes where the pegs fit in. Coming in different sizes, the rounded pegs are used to make pictures.
Pegboard is 11 X 8 inches.
Kit includes 1 pegboard, 1 plastic carrying...Read more
A classic, this peg-n-hole toy lets kids create colorful mosaic images. Good for times when quiet play is needed.
Help your child enhance their math skills through this board game by Learning Resources that helps children learn the value of money.
To play, the child will spin...Read more
Teach your kids the value of change and how to count it in several different ways with Learning Resource's Money Bags Board Game!
With eight different petals to touch and play with, let your child explore neat flashing lights and new songs with the Sunshine Symphony from Neurosmith.
A child can to...Read more
Let children explore their senses and four varieties of music with the Sunshine Symphony toy by Neurosmith.
A set of eight, vibrantly colored cupcakes that help children ages two and up enhance their knowledge of colors and shapes.
The main goal of this toy is to help children ...Read more
Children can explore six different shapes and colors while playing with Smart Snacks Cupcake matching toy by Learning Resources.
With the simple press of a button, children can learn interesting facts about different types of animals found around the world.
To play with this toy, a child simply n...Read more
Unfortunately, this model in the See 'n Say collection is no longer being produced. However, we have found an alternative- the Classic See 'n Say Farmer Says.
Comes in a box with all the parts of the scooter including wheels and metal scooter parts. Does not require batteries.
To propel the Xcelerator scooter, the ...Read more
This toy is no longer being made by the company. Read on for our recommendations and alternatives.
The Knex Launcher Building Set comes with 22 models and works well for children who want to challenge themselves and their minds.
In the box come 22 different models, a...Read more
Replaced by K'nex's newer version, this model is no longer produced.
For soccer fans young and old, LEGO’s Soccer Championship Challenge allows players to build their own, personalized soccer field and play the game in a foosball-like style.
Children can take their little ponies on a marvelous adventure inside a big castle, up in an elevator, out onto balconies, and many other places with Hasbro’s My Little Pony Celebration Castle.
Unfortunately, this toy is no longer being produced. The My Little Pony brand has other Castles available that are similar, like the Crystal Palace Playset.
The Naturally Playful Kangaroo Climber made by Step2 is built for a child who loves to play and is always on the go.
Children can climb up, down, and around on the Kang...Read more
Fit for the active child, watch them climb up, down, and inside- a toy for kids eager to get moving.
With six sides, six different shapes, and flaps to open to the inside, there are many ways a child can learn with Neurosmith’s Jumbo Music Block.
Every time the c...Read more
Working on motor skills and learning through songs and colors, the Neurosmith Jumbo Block is fit for kids ages two and up.
Neurosmith’s Music Blocks allow children to hear music from all over the world, composed by all different people by simply picking up and moving these tiny, colorful blocks around.
Neurosmith's Music Blocks encourage children to explore different varieties of music and allow them to make their own, simple, unique compositions.
Made of a synthetic stuffing-like material, these fluffy balls feel remarkably similar to real snowballs, but without the numbing cold.
Their texture is difficult to describe. Soft like a ball of co...Read more
You're never too old to enjoy an indoor snow fight. These puffballs are soft enough to bounce off TVs, and dense enough to be throwable. Crunches like snow, too.
Beat the timer and try to pull a worm out of the apple that matches the color of your card- a game specifically designed to help kids who struggle with motor skills improve their abilities while having fun ...Read more
Watch the squiggly worms move and find the worm who's color matches the color on your card and you've got a match!
A plastic body encases beautifully clear glass lenses. The lenses are made of two different types of glass to help cut down on the chromatic aberration which occurs with cheaply made telescopes. Chromatic a...Read more
With a little bit of assembly, the whole family can share the wonders of the night sky.
Combining a child’s most common hobby- coloring- with a new learning experience.
To play with this toy, a parent needs to put the coloring pages in the desk. To d...Read more
Unfortunately, this toy is no longer being produced. We are still looking for the best alternative
This soft, plush globe is suitable for ages 6 months to 2 years and combines fun songs and play with learning.
To play with the globe, children can press on ...Read more
Interactive, plush, and unfortunately, no longer in production. We’re still looking for the best alternative.
Box includes 8 player pawns, 230 Subject cards, 56 Letter cards, 8 Trade-In tokens, electronic timer, gameboard, Read more
A fast paced, word-based game that challenges vocabulary recall. We found this best for groups of 6 or less.
This educational grade microscope has entirely glass optics, up to a 400X magnification, and lights sources from above and below. The light sources allow it to be used as a compound microscope as well as a ...Read more
Suitable for younger children and teens, the glass optics give a clear picture. We're working hard to finish our review for this toy.
Set of 5 pellets, each 2 inches or larger. Pellets arrives heat treated, and wrapped in foil. Leave the foil on until ready to dissect.
Pellets have been heat treated and sanitized.
A bone c...Read more
Dig through the owl puke to find tiny bones! A totally safe and sanitary science experiment.
Make a number of beautifully colored crystals! The blue, red, and white seed powder can be mixed to achieve crystals that are red, pink, purple, blue, light blue, or clear.
The kit contains 3 bags o...Read more
Grow lovely crystals in red, clear, or blue. Not really educational, this kit is more about making pretty decorations.