If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom or dad and baby this holiday season, we have lots of great suggestions, thanks to our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards. They have been busy evaluating and testing these products all year and we’re excited to share the annual “Bundle, Baby and […]
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? We have more than 250 terrific, award-winning finds from the National Parenting Product Awards — inspiring animal books, collectible dinos, fairy cottage construction kits, brainy board games, robotic dragons and so much more. Check out “Jingle,” the National Parenting Product Awards’ annual gift guide. And for even […]
Our Friends at the NAPPA Awards tested hundreds of products to bring us this guide to all things fun – the best toys, games, travel gear, books, music and educational tools to keep the creativity and learning going all summer long. Click the cover to open the digital edition of this guide and find the […]
Our L.A. Parent team just came back from Toy Fair in New York and one thing we learned for sure is that you are never too old to play with toys. The International Toy Fair, produced by The Toy Association, is an annual gathering of more than 1,000 toy and game manufacturers, big and small, […]
February is all about love, and that includes the kids. Our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards recommend these great products for story and activity time and keeping your kids safe and comfy. For storytime fun, “The Princess and the Pickup Truck” ($15.95, ages 5-10) is an Appalachian retelling of “The Princess and the […]
Ready for 2019? Our pals at the National Parenting Product Awards are helping families everywhere be comfy, cuddly and happy at play with their January picks. Start with some stylish solutions for your home. Customize the mimish Pouf with Storage ($69, mimishdesigns.com) by mixing and matching top and bottom pieces, and you’ll have seating that […]
The holiday shopping season is upon us. With more fun toys, games and tech to choose from than ever, we’re offering up a few favorites from the National Parenting Product Awards. But this is a mere sampling! For even more gift-giving ideas, have a look at “Jingle,” the National Parenting Product Awards’ annual gift guide. […]
Check out this month’s great product reviews, which include letter learning fun, shape sorting, a circular challenge, light-up dough and a grow-with-you stroller. Scroll to see them all. Get Your Head Around This: Show off your smarts with Otrio ($39.99, marblesthebrainstore.com), the game of strategy. To win, align three of your pieces in a row based […]
We’re in the last month of summer and we just don’t want the fun to end. Our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) have put together a great little roundup of their top summer must-haves for kids and families. This collection of water toys, learning games, travel gear and more will help your […]
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 […]
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 […]
The first time I went camping with my husband, I told him I had a big tent that would comfortably fit us and his 6-year-old son. He laughed and still laughs at the memory of us squeezing into a tent that barely covered our two-and-a-half bodies without an inch to spare. Apparently, it was large […]
Yoga pants are great for any number of things: lounging, napping, running errands. If you like to actually practice yoga in yours, though, you’ll want some that perform at a higher level. Yoga pants from Flexi Lexi (www.flexilexi-fitness.com) won’t let you down. The polyester-spandex pants come in a variety of eye-catching colors and patterns – […]
The National Parenting Products Awards (NAPPA) is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country and connects families with quality products. For more information visit www.nappaawards.com
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Ronna Mandel, former Associate Editor at L.A. Parent, is now a freelance writer who interviews authors, reviews children’s books and educational products and promotes reading-related events.
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