Pick of the Day: Crayola Glow Station

Rec_glowcrayolaI was driving home yesterday in the dark and as we got caught in traffic…I started thinking about one of my favorite toys that I wished I had in the car.  There’s something about being caught in traffic that brings out my inner eight year old.   Last year’s Platinum Award winner, the Crayola Glow Station.  Read our complete review.

Pick of the Day: Mega Bloks Play'n Go Table

Rec_megagoLove this activity table just right for toddlers!  Read our full review.

Pick of the Day: Bejeweled Bead Chest from Bead Bazaar

beadsclose A truly special gift for school age girls who will love both the wood chest and the painted wooden beads that come with it. Read our review.  This company makes lovely sets that always appeal to our tween, teen and adult testers.


Bejeweled Bead Chest from Bead Bazaar

Talking Baseball…

Not sure what to do tonight without the World Series…sleep might be a good idea!  All of this baseball reminded me of one our Platinum Award winners, Testing the Ice, A True Story About Jackie Robinson written by his daughter Sharon (published by Scholastic) . Read our review.

Pick of the Day: Maisy's/Los juguetes de Maisy

Rec_maisytoysspanish-1We’ve always been huge fans of Maisy….and we’re thrilled that Maisy is now bilingual.  Maisy’s Toys is just one of the titles available in Spanish. These are perfect books for toddlers and preschoolers.  At $5.99, this is a great investment for your child’s own library.  Read the review. We’ll be sure to add some of these titles to the next edition of our book, ¡A Leer! !A Jugar!  (Read It! Play It! with Babies and Toddlers). 0972105050

Pick of the Day: Stack 'n Surprise Count 'n Build Snail Pail

41viaooCcKL._SL500_AA280_If you’re looking for a game that will be fun to play with your older baby (8 months) and younger toddler…bring home the new Stack’ n Surprise Count ‘n Build Snail Pail.  It’s just right for fill and spill games.  In the beginning you’ll be doing most of the stacking…but filling is a great deal of fun for sitting up babies.  The pieces are just the right size…and the clear container makes is fun to see where they go! For a full review, visit www.toyportfolio.com. This set won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.