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KooKoo Birds

Bring a KooKoo Bird home to nest with your little one. Credit: Toysrus.com
Why get angry when you can go kookoo?
Lure your kids away from non-stop play of "Angry Birds" on your phone with plush birds from the Totally KooKoo toy...
Sick of kids playing "Angry Birds"? Bring home a KooKoo Bird.

Gov't Agency Vote Means Lower Lead in Toys

Credit: Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) - The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world. The move was praised by consumer advocates but...The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world.

Bubber Bucket

Bubber Bucket is like playing with fluffy clouds. Credit: Amazon.com
Now, we are big fans of creative play and encouraging our kids to explore their artistic sides, but let's face it: Arts and crafts are messy.
There's paint to...
Super light, fun to mold and it never dries out? Yes, please.

Pumponator Water Balloon Toy

Pump up the summer fun with a water balloon fight. Credit: Pumponator.com
This toy is so gonna pump (clap) your kids up this summer.
Can you say water balloon fight? The Pumponator, a pumping station for filling balloons with water...
Did somebody say water balloon fight?

PetCakes Cupcake Toys

PetCakes come in their own cupcake wrapper. Credit: Petcakes.com
Anyone who knows us can easily tell we have a thing for sweets. Ice cream toys? Yes, please. Cake shooters? Of course!
So, when we saw these cupcake-themed toys, we...
These sweet plush toys come in the cutest containers.

KidsCraft Playhouses Shuttle Imagination

Kids can decorate their Shuttle Imagination, too. Credit: KidsCraft Playhouses It's often said that a big ol' empty box is a kid's favorite toy. So, what if that box was tweaked a bit, taking the form of something really cool -- like a...Launch into summer play time with this rocket-shaped box.

Ikea Duktig Vegetable Set

Farmer's market season is about to crop up! Credit: Ikea.com
With school nearly out and Memorial Day just around the corner, that can only mean local farmer's markets are about to crop up nation-wide.
Why not get your kids as...
Get your kids ready to garden -- and eat their veggies -- with this plush set.

Top 10 Tech Toys for Kids

Holidays mean many things to many people, but for kids? It's all about the toys. Just ask Santa -- gifts have come a long way since Lincoln Logs and paper dolls first hit the scene. Of course, we think those relics are still pretty fun, but today's...From walking, talking garbage trucks to programmable robots to spy voice changers, we've tracked down the season's coolest tech toys for kids.

Radio Flyer Wagon: Toy Hall of Fame Member

The first Radio Flyer was made in 1927. Photo: Mykl Roventine, Flickr
Radio Flyer is an American toy company best known for Radio Flyer wagons. Invented by Antonio Pasin, Radio Flyer wagons have been a children's favorite for more than 90 years....

Sasha Obama Brings the Ugly Doll to the White House

I love Ugly Dolls -- they're plushy and soft, sure, but they're also a nice antidote to the usual super-sweet kid stuffed toy. Because they're ugly, see! And I have boys, which means that we don't have a lot going on at my house in the "doll"...

Toy store registries

I kind of hate gift registries for weddings. It's kind of my own fault, but by the time I get to the department store, there's usually a $ 600.00 barbecue and a $ 30.00 martini set left. And it feels kind of impersonal. I'd rather search for a...

Christmas Retrospective: Hit gifts in the Summers domicile

After quite a few overwhelming Christmas's, my husband and I decided to reign things in and set a reasonable limit on the amount of things we bought for the kids this year. With the toy limit, I really needed the toys we chose for the kids to be...

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