Author: Elena Epstein

2022 Trends in Kids' Toys

February is typically the month of toys for me. It’s a sneak peek into all the fun, imaginative and educational products making their debut. Pre-pandemic, I would be coming back from New York and the North American International Toy Fair…

Editor's Picks for February 2022

Kindie Rock Stars Podcast This dynamic podcast showcases the diverse talents of children’s musicians and family entertainers. Each episode features an artist story and a song. Free Shadow Play Books Unfold the book, turn down the lights and switch on…

Editor's Picks for January 2022

Game Night in a Can: Fifth Anniversary Edition This new mix of mini games focuses on creativity and physical skill. Activities include competitively flying paper airplanes, creating ghost stories about the room you’re in, coming up with the “World’s Worst…

NAPPA Awards Holiday Gift Guide

The 2021 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) results are in, and we’ve identified the year’s top products for children in the Delaware Valley. Turn to our gift guide for the best toy recommendations for every child on your holiday gift…

Editor's Picks for November 2021

Discovery #MINDBLOWN Career Play Doctor Kit This 32-piece deluxe playset features an anatomy model, blood-pressure monitor, clipboard, working kid’s stethoscope, eye chart and more. $32.50, ages 6+ …

Editor's Picks for October 2021

Make-A-Fort Kit Open up and unpack 18 sturdy cardboard panels, 10 braces, 80 connectors and a handy carrying case. What happens next is totally up to the imagination of each child. How about a maze, mansion or igloo? $77, ages…

Editor's Picks for September 2021

HEYKUBE Beginners to experts can try solving the three-by-three puzzle by following directional LEDs built into the cube, or they can turn off the light-based hints. Download the optional HEYKUBE app to solve world record challenges, send scrambles to friends…

Editor's Picks for August 2021

A Smart Girl’s Guide: Race and Inclusion Give kids the tools and techniques to gain racial fluency, normalize the conversation around race, question biases and take positive action individually and collectively. Tips, quizzes, questions and challenges provide practical ways for…

Editor's Picks for July 2021

WowWee Pop 2 Play Your child can zip down a rainbow slide, drive a race car or become a chef virtually anywhere. Easy to assemble and to store, these pop-up playsets are…

Editor’s Picks for June 2021

Miffy Cool To Be Kind Plush Toy Kids will appreciate this beloved children’s book character with a fresh, modern palette and a positive message that reads “it’s cool to…

Editor's Picks

Preschool Label Pack This selection of 34 personalized labels is ultra-durable and will help stop the spread of germs by always ensuring that your little one’s items do not get mixed up or…