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Red Paper Plane’s (free!) downloadable activity kits present missions to play and learn as a family

Red Paper Plane’s (free!) downloadable activity kits present missions to play and learn as a family

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Parents install epic home climbing gym for kids, designed to be navigated without touching the floor

Parents install epic home climbing gym for kids, designed to be navigated without touching the floor

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Step aside rubber ducky… here comes the Retro XL Rubber Beetle Car

Step aside rubber ducky… here comes the Retro XL Rubber Beetle Car

We’ll always have a place in the tub for a rubber ducky, but when it’s time to really rev up bath time fun, we’re reaching for the Retro XL Rubber Beetle Car from Oli and Carol. This

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DADA blocks encourage creativity with ‘think outside the box’ shapes

DADA blocks encourage creativity with ‘think outside the box’ shapes

The DADA wooden block has no limits, allowing little hands to make up shapes from their wildest imaginations — beyond the standard square and rectangle. Using bands, holes and pegs, the angular

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Heart-shaped jigsaw puzzle is a sweet and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for kids

Heart-shaped jigsaw puzzle is a sweet and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for kids

Forget the Valentine’s Day candy: the way to your kid’s heart is through a lovable, handcrafted jigsaw puzzle (or maybe it’s just the way to boosting your child’s problem-solving

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Globe Totters City Blocks put a small piece of the world in the palm of baby’s hand

Globe Totters City Blocks put a small piece of the world in the palm of baby’s hand

Blocks are a vital mainstay of childhood play, and parents Angela and Justin Clair have put a refreshing spin on the square staple with their Globe Totters City Blocks. Designed to educate even the

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Candy Kirby Designs’ adorable boy and girl dolls make the sweetest companions for kids

Candy Kirby Designs’ adorable boy and girl dolls make the sweetest companions for kids

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LEGO unveils its first disabled minifigure

LEGO unveils its first disabled minifigure

Everything is even more awesome in the world of toys with the summer release of a new LEGO City set that includes a LEGO first: a young man in a wheelchair. Unveiled at the International Toy Fair in

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Barbie moves beyond blue-eyed and blond with new body types, hair, and skin color options

Barbie moves beyond blue-eyed and blond with new body types, hair, and skin color options

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LEGOLAND is hiring model builders — the dream job for the kid in all of us

LEGOLAND is hiring model builders — the dream job for the kid in all of us

Ask most kids what their dream job would be and they’ll likely scratch their heads and wonder, “Does playing with LEGOs count?” Why yes, it does, for the lucky LEGO builders hired to

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Minimalist recycled cardboard chess set introduces modern kids to a centuries old classic

Minimalist recycled cardboard chess set introduces modern kids to a centuries old classic

Londji’s elegant black and white chess set, made from recycled cardboard and paper, is really two activities in one. The Noir & Blanc set comes unassembled for easier storage and shipping, so

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Dutch children build their own village in 4 days at an ingenious, industrious summer camp

Dutch children build their own village in 4 days at an ingenious, industrious summer camp

Between the overnight camping trips taken by preschoolers in Germany and the Welsh outdoor adventure playground that looks like the aftermath of an apocalypse, we’re inclined to agree with the

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Playing house in retro style wih Eco and You’s recyclable cardboard play kitchen appliances

Playing house in retro style wih Eco and You’s recyclable cardboard play kitchen appliances

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Ulysses is a superhero that kids can build and pose in countless postures

Ulysses is a superhero that kids can build and pose in countless postures

You know what’s even more fun that DIY? DIT or “do it together,” and that’s exactly what we suggest with Londji’s Ulysses puppet. This posable superhero comes unassembled, so

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Eco-Bricks are made from cherry wood for greener LEGO play

Eco-Bricks are made from cherry wood for greener LEGO play

While we wait for LEGO to ditch plastic and start making their bricks with sustainable materials, we’re opting for a much greener version of the world’s most beloved toy. Eco-Bricks are made

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Kids can rock the day away on the gorgeous and minimalist Paloma Teeter Totter

Kids can rock the day away on the gorgeous and minimalist Paloma Teeter Totter

We often hear inspiring stories of how entrepreneurs were inspired by the birth of their child to create and innovate eco-friendly products. In the case of prolific designer Derek Kistner, it was his

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Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar teaches coding basics to 3 year-olds who should be learning ABCs, not USBs

Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar teaches coding basics to 3 year-olds who should be learning ABCs, not USBs

While we’ve covered products and initiatives aimed at helping kids learn to code, the new caterpillar-shaped Code-a-Pillar from Fisher-Price aims to reach a crowd that we think should be focusing

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PopUp Play enables kids to design custom playscapes that are delivered in life-size form

PopUp Play enables kids to design custom playscapes that are delivered in life-size form

Your child is completely unique, so playing and dreaming in a playscape that reflects that wild, spirited imagination will take her creativity to the next level. PopUp Play taps into kids’ creative

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