Don’t Forget the Crayons!

December 11, 2009

We sometimes get caught up with getting the latest novelty toy of the season…but sometimes the most enjoyed gifts are the products that get little air time and media buzz.

One of the best presents you can give any child is a basket full of art supplies.  If you can remember how great a new box of 64 Crayola Crayons smelled…you know what I’m talking about.  Whether it’s crayons, markers, a juicy pad of paper…all of these can spark a renewed interest in exploring their creative side!

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Pick of the Day: Leapfrog’s TAG and TAG Junior

December 11, 2009

If you’re looking for a high tech learning toy this season, we high recommend Leapfrog’s TAG and TAG Junior reading systems.  Both marry technology with collections of award winning books. Do they replace reading a book with your child? Of course not–but they will encourage your kids to explore and “read” books on their own.

Full review and shopping info for both

TAG Reading System

TAG Junior Reading System

We’d skip their My Pal Scout–this is designed to be an interactive pet for toddlers.  We found him to be less than huggable and the skills he’s meant to teach are better taught with real life experiences.  All of the current interactive, downloadable dolls on the market pale in comparison to the old Actimates from Microsoft.  Their original Barney really became Barney for little children. It was truly magical to watch kids interact with this doll.  This doll doesn’t  compare.


Pick of the Day: Crayola Glow Station

November 13, 2009

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.


Top Toys for Kids with ADHD: A Video Demonstration

September 30, 2009
Top Toys for Kids with ADHD

Top Toys for Kids with ADHD

So I spent the day working on our new list of top toys for kids with ADHD.  The full article is now posted on our website. Went on line to see what other people were saying on the subject…and found me!  I taped this piece for the local WNBC station here in NYC ..but it  found its way to redorbit.com.  A good demonstration of some of the toys we’re recommending…Click here to view.


Top Toys for Kids with ADHD

September 30, 2009

Read our article about Top Toys for Kids with ADHD.  We’ve posted both a toy list and general guidelines that are good to have in mind before you set out to go shopping. And rather than be annoyed with your relatives for not getting it…send them the list as well.