Toys

Best Toy Parking Garages for Toddlers (Wooden Garages, Matchbox Sets, and More)

Best Toy Parking Garages for Toddlers (Wooden Garages, Matchbox Sets, and More)

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. […]

Easter Gifts for Toddlers (both Christian and Non-Religious)

Easter Gifts for Toddlers (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: Chains, Hammocks, and More!

Storage for Stuffed Animals: Chains, Hammocks, and More!

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 […]

Best Airplane Activities for Toddlers: Puzzles, Magnetic Toys, and More

Best Airplane Activities for Toddlers: Puzzles, Magnetic Toys, and More

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 […]

The Best Dinosaur Bone and Fossil Toys

The Best Dinosaur 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 […]

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 […]

Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Dinosaur Toy Review

Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Dinosaur Toy Review

It’s no secret that kids, especially boys, are often fascinated by dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are real, but also fantasy in a sense, because none of us have actually seen them in real life. They are frightening enough to be exciting, but not frightening enough to be […]

Wooden Riding  Toys for Toddler

Wooden Riding Toys for Toddler

Ride-on toys are a great way for kids to have fun and get some fresh air and exercise, either by themselves or with other kids. We’re lucky that our driveway is long and relatively flat. When the kids were little, they loved having races up […]

The Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddlers

The Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddlers

Little kids 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 knows that they all died out […]