Toys

11 Unicorn Toys & Other Baby Shower Items [2022]

11 Unicorn Toys & Other Baby Shower Items [2022]

Even though I’ve had three babies of my own, t’s not often that I specifically write about baby-related stuff. (In fact, one of the few baby-themed posts I have, about taking an infant to Disney World, was written by interviewing other moms.) But I have […]

9 Unicorn Toys and Gifts for 3 & 4 Year Old Girls [2022]

9 Unicorn Toys and Gifts for 3 & 4 Year Old Girls [2022]

I remember when my girls were preschool age. It was a lot of work, and very tiring at times, but it was so fun — not only spending time with them, but also getting them clothes, books and toys. Everything for that age group is […]

Minnie Mouse Toys and Gifts for 1, 2, and 3 Year Old Girls

Minnie Mouse Toys and Gifts for 1, 2, and 3 Year Old Girls

My younger daughter, Rebecca, has always been a particularly huge fan of Minnie Mouse. When Rebecca was 2 years old, she had a red and white polka dot Minnie Mouse costume that she wore almost every day for about three months. The only time she […]

The Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddler Boys (ages 2-4 years old)

The Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddler Boys (ages 2-4 years old)

Little kids — and especially toddler boys — love dinosaurs. And it’s not hard to see why. Dinosaurs seem like something from a long tale or a mythical land … but they’re real. They’re scary, powerful, and huge … but they’re also safe, because everybody […]

Best Toy Parking Garages for Kids & Toddlers (Wooden Garages and Matchbox Sets!)

Best Toy Parking Garages for Kids & Toddlers (Wooden Garages and Matchbox Sets!)

This group of the best toy garages for toddlers make playing with cars extra fun, particularly for little boys, who in my experience are always fascinated with them. When my son Benjamin was very little, he loved toy cars and trucks more than anything else. […]

Best Airplane Travel Activities for Toddlers: Puzzles, Magnetic Toys, and Games

Best Airplane Travel Activities for Toddlers: Puzzles, Magnetic Toys, and Games

Believe it or not, our children never rode on an airplane until they were all over the age of ten. There were a few reasons for this: We’re lucky enough to live within driving distance from most relatives We’re lucky enough to live within driving […]

Easter Gifts for Babies, Toddlers, & Older Children (both Christian and Non-Religious)

Easter Gifts for Babies, Toddlers, & Older Children (both Christian and Non-Religious)

  I have so many fun memories of my kids when they were toddlers. We used to color eggs, go on Easter egg hunts with other families at the park, and decorate the house with stuffed bunnies (which we still do.) And my mother always […]

Pink (and Purple!) Dinosaur Toys for Girls

Pink (and Purple!) Dinosaur Toys for Girls

Through no particular prodding or encouragement on our part, our kids always followed gender roles in their choice of toys when they were little. While my son Benjamin was crazy about toy cars and garages, (and little else), my two daughters loved princesses, dolls, Minnie […]

Storage for Stuffed Animals: Mesh Hanging, Chains & Hammocks

Storage for Stuffed Animals: Mesh Hanging, Chains & Hammocks

If you have as many stuffed animals as we do, you need some good storage ideas for them. One thing that I’ve found to be an extra challenge about stuffed animals is that new ones come in … but old ones rarely leave. The stuffed […]

The Best Dinosaur Skeleton,Bone, and Fossil Toys

The Best Dinosaur Skeleton,Bone, and Fossil Toys

Dinosaur skeleton bones and fossil kits make a great educational toy for kids. Hands-on learners (like my middle child, who has always loved to touch everything) will especially love digging around making unique discoveries with them. They can be equally enjoyed for both girls and […]