Shop Talk

Family Travel Products We Love

When your family is on the go, you’ll be ready to snack, sun (safely), play and give the kids a boost with these travel-friendly finds.

Inclusive Toys We Love

From wheelchairs and hearing aids for dolls to fun sensory, sorting and emoji toys, these products make playtime fun for kids of all abilities.

Toy Fair 2018: High-Tech STEM and Classic and Retro Toys are What’s Hot

This month we spent a few days at the annual International Toy Fair in New York, and what fun we had! The Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan was overtaken by the spirit of play. Imagine a space the size of seven football fields filled with the latest toys and games. STEM/STEAM-related toys that teach coding and robot building were a big trend. Toy makers are focusing on creating engaging toys...

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Family Products We Love – March 2018

A 3-D animation kit, sleep solution for Baby, French language program and books on baking and individuality are featured this month. For more product reviews, visit

The Best for Baby and You

Our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) started the new year with all things baby. Here are some of their favorite finds for your little one - and you.

Products We Love in February

For this month of love, we're loving new content-connecting and creative toys, a word-building book and a feeding support that makes Mom the boss.

January Products We Love

A fun strolling bike, a mindful book for moms, a mat for making art, a cool baby gym and a kid-friendly meal service are this month’s picks from our editors.

Put Some Jingle in Your Holiday Giving!

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? We have some terrific, award-winning finds from the National Parenting Product Awards — robots with personalities, 3D printers that young kids can use, a play table that requires no tools to set up, a drum set for your littlest musician, a book starring your child as the hero, a yoga mat that also teaches the alphabet, and so much more. Check out...

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Our Favorite Products For November

For November, we’ve chosen a couple of fun learning games, a fun Thomas & Friends play set, a way to make your kids’ digital world safer and a connection to fun kid-friendly podcasts.

It’s Play Time!

We’re always on the lookout for great new toys, games and books. This month, we’ve rounded up a couple of cute companions, a couple of engaging games and a fabulous personalized book.

Shop Talk: Get Things Moving

The new school year is here and it’s time to get busy (as if you weren’t already). These NAPPA award-winning products will help your kids stretch their bodies and brains, while you help them with time-management skills and keep them safe online.

Shop Talk: Back-to-School Fun and Games

A smooth transition back to school starts well before the first day. These NAPPA Award-winning games and gear will help you get ready for the upcoming school year at home, on the go and at school.

Shop Talk: New Parents’ Survival Kit

When their bundle of joy arrives, new parents experience a whirlwind of change. These handy products will help calm the storm and smooth the way for moms and dads.

Shop Talk: Sing Into Spring

Whether you’re on the road again or simply out and about more often, having new tunes can make the trip that much sweeter. Listening at home as a family is fun as well. Visit for more reviews of children’s and parenting products.

Shop Talk: Game On!

Whether you want to head outdoors together or gather around the kitchen table, we found some award-winning products to help you rev up the fun! These are courtesy of the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). For more information on NAPPA visit their website at or follow them on social media at @NAPPAawards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Shop Talk: What’s Cookin?

The holiday season is the perfect time to show off those culinary skills. Don't have any? Don't fret! Here are some tools and treats that will have you whipping up tasty goodness in no time.

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Shop Talk: Home Sweet Home

Creating that perfect living space is always a work in progress, but adding just a few things here and there can really turn a house into a home. For more product reviews, visit


Shop Talk: That’s Cute, Baby!

Whether you’re shopping for your little one or looking for that perfect shower gift, these options are as adorable as they are useful. For more product reviews, visit      

Shop Talk: Geared Up For Class

Supply lists, lunch-packing anxiety, early bedtimes and rushed mornings. Yep, it's time for back to school. Here are some A+ products that will get you and your kids off to a great start.

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Shop Talk: Summer Friendly Products for Your Family

Days are long and the kids are out of school. Make it a summer to remember with these products for outdoor fun ideas for kids.

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Shop Talk: 6 Family Travel Must-Haves

Road trips, getaways, flights and daycations. Here are some fun finds for the family’s next vacation. For more product reviews, visit Wish You Were Here Share vacation highlights with friends by sending customized postcards with the Get Postly app ($1.99 per card, Snap a picture with your phone, upload it to the app, write a message and send. Available for iOS and Android.        Sweet Dreams...

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Shop Talk: New Products for Your Pooch

May is National Pet Month. Show your fur-ever friends how much you care with these fun and innovative pet products.

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Shop Talk: Music 101

Whether you’re a music listener, novice player or skilled musician, these treasures will fit nicely into your repertoire.

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