Category: Toys & Games

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Great toys help kids learn, imagine and make memories. We’ve enjoyed exploring several classic wooden play sets from Hape Toys. Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

Summer fun is easy to achieve at Fred Meyer. I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. These hot weather essentials help make our summer adventures and family life memorable and fun!

How to Detangle Doll Hair – Barbie Makeover Tips!

How to Detangle Doll Hair – Barbie Makeover Tips!

My girls love their dolls. We have quite a collection which includes Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, Polly Pocket dolls and classic baby dolls. One sad part of life as a well-loved doll is that their artificial hair can get tangled and matted somewhat quickly. I came up with these steps of how to detangle doll hair after my daughter found a pretty Barbie doll at a garage sale. We brought her home and gave this Barbie a hair makeover! Try this easy solution to detangle and revitalize doll hair. These tips are helpful for when your daughter decides to adopt a disheveled doll or when you want to clean up any doll that’s enjoyed its share of love.

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Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter.

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega, a fun way to make learning about space fun for girls! Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars.

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

One my favorite things about having girls is seeing them enjoy the toys and activities that I loved as a child. American Girl is one of my all-time favorite brands. I loved collecting the American Girl dolls and accessories, making my dolls custom clothing and choosing new outfit sets from the AG catalog. I gave my oldest daughter my Truly Me American Girl doll as soon as she was old enough to take care of her and we’ve grown our collection with several new BeForever Dolls and the WellieWishers Camille and Ashlyn. My girls also enjoy dressing up American Girl’s latest BeForever doll Nanea Mitchell, a Hawaiian girl from 1941.

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STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

My girls love doing all sorts of creative activities. These fun sensory and STEM toys encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing.  Here are some ideas suited to entertain a 2-year-old boy and help him learn through adventures and interactive play!

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls typically are able to play pretend around age 3, and now that both my girls are older than 3 they have lots of fun playing together and setting up their toys. We recently discovered some fun play sets from Wicked Cool Toys that feature re-imagined mini versions of the Cabbage Patch dolls. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!
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5 Low-Tech Toys & Activities for Kids

5 Low-Tech Toys & Activities for Kids

Technology is everywhere, but it’s important for kids to also play with low-tech toys and hands-on activities that encourage kids’ imaginations and coordination. Here are some low-tech activities kids can play with in the car and at home, featuring a DIY I-Spy shaker, Window Jammers and more!

Collectible & Cuddly Feltman Brothers Baby Doll

Collectible & Cuddly Feltman Brothers Baby Doll

This collectible doll from the Feltman Brothers is an adorable gift idea for any little girl who loves dolls. Her classic name Caroline Grace matches her timeless details and high quality and realistic looking features.

Fun Stuff For Active Kids! Animal Blankets, Glitter Slime & More

Fun Stuff For Active Kids! Animal Blankets, Glitter Slime & More

My kids love running around and playing in the yard. My girls also love crafting, designing their own art, painting their nails, making blanket forts, and helping me cook dinner or bake cookies. When I shop for kids’ gifts, I try to find things that are fun but also encourage my kids to burn off energy or be creative! Here are some fun fall kids activities, gift ideas and ways to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.

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Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

Keep kids entertained in colder weather with an indoor kids activity! Kids can burn off energy with a portable Lil’ Monkey jungle gym, explore their creativity with arts and crafts, or enjoy imaginative playtime.

Mermaid-Inspired Crafts & Activities

Mermaid-Inspired Crafts & Activities

Girls love pretending to be mermaids. Mermaids have been trending in the form of dolls, mermaid tail blankets, room decor and even cookies! Here are some fun ideas for all girls who love mermaids!

Classic Fun From American Girl

Classic Fun From American Girl

Trends come and go but some brands are timeless. I loved playing with American Girl dolls as a child and my girls love playing with them now. Getting out all my old AG outfits and accessories brings back the fun memories I made as a child. American Girl has changed a lot over the years but their characters remain classics, with both modern and historical stories that girls can relate to and learn from.

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