What’s New in Toys and Creative Play for April


For budding artists – a Mosaic Stamp Kit. You’ll be inspired by this set of unique stamps with eight different designs. Watch the video to see how each stamp creates mandala-like designs ready for coloring with crayons, colored pencils or markers. Trying to inspire a future gardener/farmer? A great handmade Wheel Barrow and Outdoor Garden Tool Set, with two… 

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Favorite Toys for March


Shopping for a birthday this month? Check out these fun finds… Have you heard about Tiggly Shapes?  Little kids love to play with iPads, but finding interactive games that teach at the same time they entertain is always a challenge, especially if you’re looking for a physical element that allows them to look up from their… 

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Haptic Lab – A Great Find!


Have you heard of Haptic Lab? Hmm. Do you know the meaning of “haptics?” I confess, I did not. So, of course, I looked it up. So glad I did because – if you know that haptics is any form of nonverbal communication involving touch, then you will understand the “why” of Haptic Lab. Emily Fischer is… 

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Four Fun Toy Finds For February

I can’t help myself. There are so many fun toys out there. Are you looking for something special for a birthday? It is, after all, so easy to shop on Amazon these days… I’m having lots of fun scoping out what is new and different on the toy scene! By the way, if you have… 

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Thanks so much to those of you who have contacted me regarding your experiences with Pleygo. After my post on Pleygo, which I have included below, I received several comments and emails about the service their current customers are receiving – and it wasn’t positive. I wrote to Pleygo – and basically they told me… 

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I’m a Sucker for Handmade Soft Toys…Are You?


Don’t ever mention this to my husband, ok? But I hardly ever have seen a soft cuddly handmade toy – doll, animal, etc. that I can resist. I think it might be a sickness! Have you ever seen the amazing animals that Jane is creating at Hazel Village? NO! Then you must, absolutely must, when… 

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