Product Reviews

Products We’re Loving for the Holidays

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. And for toy, game, tech and gear reviews you can trus, visit nappaawards.com. The Photo...

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Products We’re Loving in October

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 on size, ascending or descending order, or within the same space as three concentric pieces....

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Products We’re Loving in September

We’re loving these great products for preschool naptime, toting stuff to school, labeling our kids’ stuff and boosting reading skills.

Check Out the New Summer Fun Guide From NAPPA

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 family make this summer one to remember. Click here to browse and connect to memory-makers...

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Products We’re Loving in July

We’ve picked out some great water and pool toys to help your family beat the summer heat, plus a couple of high-tech options for fun when it’s time to go indoors.

Products We Love in June

Check out this fun collection of toys and products, with items from Doc McStuffins, Calico Critters, cute musical bears, garden fun and a savvy stroller.

Products We’re Loving in May

Whether your kids are into books, barnyard animals or building, plush toys or peel-and-reveal surprises, we’ve got something for them this month.

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 NAPPAawards.com.

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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A Handy Family Tent That Makes Camping a Breeze

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 enough for one person only. After my sons were born, we switched to RV camping...

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Flexi Lexi Yoga Pants Deliver Performance With a Dose of Cute

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 – from Aztec to pineapple to mint, watermelon wedges and neon-yellow. They also have a number...

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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 NAPPAawards.com      

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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 NAPPAawards.com. Wish You Were Here Share vacation highlights with friends by sending customized postcards with the Get Postly app ($1.99 per card, www.getpostly.com). 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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