toys for tweens

[Video] 8 of the Hottest Toys for Tweens According to Chris Byrne’s, Author of “Toy Time”

Whether delivered in traditional toys or products driven by advanced technology, toys that keep kids and their imaginations at the center of the play experience. With increasing emphasis on value and play value, how do parents pick toys that will create outstanding play experiences for their kids? That’s one of the big questions heading into […]

[Video] Frika Kahlo and Amelia Earhart are Among the 17 Global Role Models Honored by Barbie

According to a online study conducted by Mattel to 8000 mothers of girls 0-10, 81 percent* of moms globally worried about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to. Barbie decided to do something about this and ignited a conversation around the importance of positive role models. Sparking a global conversation leading up to […]

[VIDEO] These are the Top 6 Trends Seen at the 2017 New York Toy Fair

Kids’ obsession with “unboxing” and collecting toys, a revival of nostalgic brands, and toys that teach children to be better global citizens are just a few of 2018’s biggest toy trends announced today by The Toy Association at its 115th North American International Toy Fair. The Toy Association’s team of trend experts predicts that 2018 will see […]

[Video] What’s Inside the “Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit” for Ages 8 and Up?

With invention at its core, the award-winning Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more. The Star […]

This Hanukkah DIY Toy for Kids Also Help Develop their Motor Skills

It’s almost Hanukkah again—and when the candles are lit and the blessings are said, it’s time for the games to begin! This year, rather than playing dreidel with chocolate coins or pocket change, Jewish families around the country are planning to use a new marker that kids accumulate as they win—the colorful tubes and pronged […]

5 Tips to Avoid Eye-Related Injuries Due to Pointy Toys

A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries. These include air guns and other toys that shoot projectiles, high-powered lasers, and sports equipment. When the gift-giving and celebratory spirit of the holidays is in full swing, we can forget how easily kids can get […]

[Video] Top 15 STEM Toys of 2016 for Tweens to Play and Learn

Spin Master Corp, a leading global children’s entertainment company, is unwrapping magic with a collection of toys, games, and entertainment properties that deliver on 2016’s most popular and emerging play patterns. Proud to be part of holiday traditions for more than 20 years, Spin Master has identified this year’s hottest trends that gift givers will […]

[Shopping] 20 Coloring Books to Inspire Relaxation & Creativity for Tweens & Teens

Did you know that adult coloring books is a THING now? Yes! And in comparison to the latest technology fads, like Pokemon GO, this trend is actually a calming one that’s VERY good for your mental health. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center […]

[Video] Watch the First-Ever Interactive Game for the Outdoors

In the current, digitally-saturated world, studies have shown that kids are spending 60 hours per week consuming media1 and less than 60 minutes playing outside. Springfree Trampoline and new outdoor digital gaming company tgoma launched the first outdoor interactive digital gaming system that encourages kids to go outside and be active –Springfree featuring tgoma. By combining the […]

[Video] Watch the World’s First 3D Printing Pen for Ages 8-13

No longer will kids be restricted to pen and paper as the 3Doodler Start encourages imaginative thinking and independent play as a wireless, safe and child friendly pen designed specifically for young creators aged 8-13. As well as being a whole new dimension of creativity, 3Doodler Start Pen prolongs the lives of other toys and games. […]