Tag Archives: educational toys

Great Christmas gifts that go beyond the television

It’s easy to buy video games for the people on your Christmas list, but you can get a lot more for a lot less if you look beyond the television.

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Final Legend of Zelda Title Confirmed

Nintendo just launched their newest handheld, the 3DS, last week in the United States. At the launch party, the main focus was very obviously the system itself, but a pretty important announcement was overshadowed to the point that only a few individuals are aware of it. This was due to a private screening involving a […]

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The Most Popular Educational and Learning Toys As Of This Moment

If I were pressed to defend the educational value of video games, I probably couldn’t do much other than say they can teach reading, math, problem solving, community interaction, cause and effect, and hand-eye coordination skills, so really I’d have an uphill battle talking about their benefits (wink). However, there are a handful of very […]

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Comic Book Club: Chickenhare

My hope is that by now you have enough confidence in me and my choices to trust just about anything I say. I’m going to need you to continue doing just that because there is a pretty cool book in today’s Comic Book Club that needs to be read. I’ll just give the name first […]

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My Review of the VTech Preschool Learning Laptop

My kid’s first response when she saw the VTech Preschool Learning Tote ‘N Go Laptop was, “Whoa, I want one of those!”  It’s a portable laptop for kids that looks like a grown-ups version complete with a handle for carrying, a keyboard, mouse, and teaching activities on screen.  The computer takes 3 AA batteries and the […]

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LeapFrog TAG Reading System Wins 2009 Learning Toy Award

What makes a toy a learning toy? It is quite possible that any toy can be a learning toy — from coloring books and building blocks on. But most people have something quite different in mind when they talk about learning toys. So when looking for something interactive with an educational spin I found a […]

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Melissa and Doug Monster Puppet Ready for Halloween

Halloween is getting closer – do you know what your costume is yet?  Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time.  But expect things to get downright ghoulish around here for the next two months. To warm up the appetite, check out Melissa and Doug’s Make Your Own Monster Puppet set. You can design your own […]

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Autumn Fair 2008 Boasts Hundreds of Toy Vendors

The famed Autumn Fair is coming up soon: September 7 – 10, 2008.  This is one of the biggest gift fairs in England, with over 2000 vendors.  The fair is also considered by many to be the best place to unveil upcoming holiday product launches, so visitors are always delighted with all the fresh presentations. […]

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Webkinz World: a Safe and Educational Site for Kids

We have been exploring Webkinz World and want to share our findings. Overall, this kid-focused web portal seems to be everything it advertises: a safe and educational site for kids. Here’s how it works: every cute and cuddily Webkinz pet comes with a secret code. Your child pops this code into the online companion site […]

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Are electronic toys the best?

Toys are usually the first things that children have that are really their own.  So it should not come as a surprise that these first possessions leave an important mark on child psychology.  As such, parents should not think of toys simply as things that distract and entertain their children, but also as things that […]

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