Attention, Parents: Costco Has an Ultimate Bluey Playset for $55News
According to commenters, some locations have already sold out, while others are already running low on stock.
Sep 10, 2023
This $32 Small-Space-Friendly Amazon Toy Is My Best Kids’ PurchaseStyle
It’s perfect for families in small homes!
Jun 7, 2023
“Seinfeld” Fans Will Love Fisher-Price’s Latest Little People Collector SetNews
The iconic sitcom is joining the Little People line-up.
Jan 23, 2023
This Adorable Plush Toy Will Teach Kids How to MeditateNews
And adults, too.
Dec 26, 2022
Watch This Aunt Customize a Dollhouse for Her Niece in 24 HoursNews
It even has grouted tile.
Dec 14, 2022
Here’s the Most Popular Kid’s Toy in Every Country News
From Legos to PS5s.
Dec 4, 2022
The Hottest Toy of 2022 Is… A Birthing Guinea Pig?News
Get ready to hunt down Mama Surprise.
Nov 28, 2022
This Stylish, Functional Kids' Toy Will Blend Right in With Your Home DecorDesign Ideas
Social media brought me to the Pikler triangle toy, and I'm here for it.
Oct 26, 2022
Amazon Toy Book Has Arrived And Adults Are As Excited As Their KidsNews
If the Amazon toy book has already arrived in the mail, then prepare for your kid’s holiday wishlist to be several pages long. Apologies in advance.
Oct 12, 2022
LEGO's Advent Calendars Include Harry Potter, Marvel, And Star WarsNews
LEGO has unveiled their advent calendar collection for this year, and though the calendars might not have a partridge in a pear tree, they do have Harry Potter, Groot, and Darth Vader.
Oct 12, 2022
These Are the Most Valuable Vintage LEGO SetsNews
Check your storage bins.
Aug 12, 2022
Responsibly Dispose Of Toys With Mattel's Toy Takeback InitiativeNews
Keep outgrown toys out of landfills.
Jun 8, 2022
The Nostalgic Reason I Accidentally Started Collecting Fisher-Price Toys From My ChildhoodLiving
I don’t know what it is about ’90s kids, but our wistful longing for simpler days feels uniquely potent.
May 6, 2022
You Can Now Use Fisher-Price’s Classic Toy Telephone To Make CallsNews
It works like an actual rotary phone.
Nov 1, 2021
Macy’s and Toys”R”Us Teamed Up for the Holiday Shopping Season — See Our Top 5 Gift PicksNews
Shop this year's must-have toys at the iconic department store.
Oct 12, 2021
There’s Now a Peloton-Inspired Stationary Bike for Kids, Because of Course There IsNews
The Pelican bike lets kids get in on the action and take their own pretend cycling class.
Jul 6, 2021
IKEA Turned Kids’ Doodles Into Toys, Including a Fried Egg and a Mermaid DogNews
The designs reflect the boundless imagination of their young creators.
Mar 22, 2021
IKEA Is Hiring for Your Dream Job–But There’s a CatchNews
Sorry, no grown-ups allowed.
Dec 29, 2020
You Can Adopt Elf Babies for Your Elf on the ShelfLiving
Each one comes with a whole mini nursery setup.
Nov 8, 2020
LEGO is Ditching Single-Use Plastic Packaging, Thanks to Some Smart KidsNews
LEGO announced it will phase out all plastic bags within its kits with recyclable paper packaging within the next five years.
Sep 21, 2020
This Playable Grand Piano Is Made from Over 3,600 LEGO BricksLiving
It features 25 functioning keys, hammers, moving dampers and pedal, a lid that can be propped up, and even an adjustable bench.
Aug 31, 2020
The New Harry Potter LEGO Collection Includes Tiny Mandrake Plants and a Giant HedwigNews
And scenes from "Half-Blood Prince" and "Order of the Phoenix."
May 9, 2020
Baby Yoda Is Now a Chia Pet, and You’ll Be Able to Adopt Him SoonNews
The Baby Yoda-plant Venn diagram is coming together.
Mar 7, 2020
Soon You’ll Be Able to Build Your Own Baby Yoda at Build-A-BearLife
If you build Baby Yoda yourself, doesn't that make you basically its parent?
Jan 18, 2020
This Robotic Cat Is Like a Super-Advanced FurbyDesign Ideas
The more you play with it, the friendlier it becomes.
Jan 6, 2020
Here’s How You Can Put Your Old LEGO Bricks to Good UseNews
Your untouched LEGO pieces may be somewhere in a storage or buried beneath random items in a junk drawer, but they could be given a new lease on life.
Nov 4, 2019
Before and After: This $100 Storage Closet Makeover Comes with So Many Organization LessonsOrganize & Clean
This family's toy closet was better looking than many, but it definitely had some room for improvement.
Sep 24, 2019
LEGO Just Announced a Disney Train and Station Set, So All AboardNews
The minifigs are the cutest!
Aug 13, 2019
Your Childhood Furby Could Be Worth Over $4,000News
If you have a Furby stuffed away in storage, it's time to bring them out because they could be worth thousands.
Jun 27, 2019
IKEA and LEGO’s New Collaboration Aims to Get Kids (and Parents!) Off Their PhonesLiving
Two iconic Scandinavian brands are teaming up to make playtime more fun. Finding the balance between YouTube and actual physical activity, IKEA and LEGO have partnered to create a comfortable space for playtime that’ll be enjoyable for kids and parents alike.
Jun 11, 2019
Here’s How Much Your Vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls Could Be WorthLiving
If our binges of Marie Kondo’s popular Netflix show have taught us anything, it’s that cleaning is good, but mindfully tidying up is so much sweeter. In the process, you inevitably discover the items that truly bring you joy and say farewell to those that don’t. But what if tossing unnecessary items could bring you joy and a stack of cash? If your tidying has unearthed treasures like vintage Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, you could be in for a solid payday.
May 31, 2019
This Tape Turns Any Surface Into a LEGO Building BaseDesign Ideas
LEGO blocks have been inspiring children (and adults—even legendary artist Ai Wei Wei uses the bricks) to bring their ideas to life for generations. Now, with the help of this new adhesive tape, where you build can be as creative as what you build. Created by Cape Town-based design studio Nimuno, Loops is reusable, cuttable, and the only adhesive tape ever to be compatible with LEGO components.
Apr 30, 2019
These Flat Pack Building Blocks Are LEGO Meets OrigamiDesign Ideas
Move over LEGO, there’s a new kid in town—and she wants to expand your mind to new limits of imaginative play and thinking. A groovy design inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes of the 1970s, Troxes are triangular, interlocking, flat-pack building bricks made from Plike, a soft-touch paper that almost feels like plastic.
Apr 30, 2019
Is This the Most Popular Toy of 2018?Living
If your kids are on the nice list this year, we imagine that they have compiled a thorough list for Santa with all the coolest toys and latest doodads. From year to year, the lineup of popular playthings changes consistently, and it’s hard to keep up. So what’s trending this holiday season? One of the most sought-after toys has been the kid-sized Dyson vacuum that actually works ($30), which we reported on in November.
Dec 18, 2018
Your Childhood Beanie Baby Could Be Worth Up To $10KLiving
If you’re thinking about throwing out those old Beanie Babies stuffed in the back of your childhood closet, stop right there. Turns out those plush toys might be your ticket to making an online fortune (if they’re in good condition, of course!). Despite the growing popularity of other e-commerce sites (read: Amazon), eBay has remained the go-to place to buy and sell rare goods, including Beanie Babies.
Nov 14, 2018
Everything Sucks, So Here Are 8 Fun Games to Play Outside This SummerHome Projects
I know I am not the only one depressed by the state of the world right now, growing more and more incredulous and outraged with each passing day. If you work hard, and do what you can to make things better out there, it’s okay to take a break too. One of the best ways to recharge is to gather a group of friends, go outside, and indulge in some brainless fun this summer. Balance your rage/shock/concern with some wholesome/ridiculous/playful outdoor games.
Jun 23, 2018
The Statue of Liberty Is Getting Her Own LEGO SetLiving
The folks over at LEGO are finally set to release the brand’s highly anticipated Statue of Liberty architecture set. Although this isn’t the first LEGO set to pay homage to one of the Big Apple’s most renowned landmarks, fans of the popular building blocks have eagerly awaited its release since the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, where the brand announced its upcoming summer 2018 release.
May 19, 2018
LEGO Goes Green With Sustainable Bricks Made From SugarLiving
In an effort to help sort out the world’s overwhelming plastic waste issue, LEGO has announced plans to launch a new set of sustainable elements made from a plant-based plastic produced using sustainably sourced ethanol from sugar cane. The set is made from polyethylene plastic and carries a botanical theme that is reflected in its tree, bush and leaf-shaped pieces.
Mar 10, 2018
Mattel Releases New Role Model Dolls for Women’s History MonthLiving
In honor of International Women’s Day, Mattel just announced that they will be releasing a run of new Barbie dolls modeled after inspiring women. Along with adding dolls to their Shero collection, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson have all been given the Barbie treatment for the new Inspiring Women series. I am truly honoured to be part of the Barbie family, celebrating International Women’s Day.
Mar 8, 2018
Polly Pocket Is Staging a Tiny-Sized ComebackLiving
You’ve got to love a comeback. After making a splash this summer for being a cash queen, Polly Pocket is officially back in business. BuzzFeed reports that the compact toys will once again be available to own, love and cherish—starting this very summer. The Polly Pocket compacts were first launched in 1989 and quickly became staples on the slumber party scene. Each toy came with a Polly doll and a new, incredibly small habitat for her to reign over.
Feb 12, 2018
Check Your Mom’s Attic, Because Your Old Polly Pockets Could Be Worth a TonLiving
Did you have Polly Pockets as a kid? I sure did. Those tiny little choking hazards lived in minuscule worlds tucked inside jewel-toned compacts. And like many things I wish I still had even decades after they got passed on to cousins or thrift stores, I often contemplate hunting some down on eBay. And apparently, I’m not alone. Well it turns out, if you’re stricken with the nostalgia bug, it could cost you.
Jan 7, 2018
The New American Girl Doll Is Out Of This WorldStyle
If any doll could be described as reaching for the stars, it’s this one. American Girl announced their Girl of the Year 2018 last week, and let’s just say, we love her to the moon and back. The latest American Girl is Luciana Vega, and she’s got big dreams. Specifically, to be the first astronaut on Mars. Luciana is an 11-year-old of Chilean descent who’s on her way to space camp. 3…2…1…Meet Luciana Vega!
Jan 7, 2018
Before & After: This Costco Playhouse Got Customized for ChristmasHome Projects
If you’ve just spent hours assembling your child’s new dollhouse, or are still pulling things together for Christmas morning, then you might not want to see this. Because mom Melissa just turned this generic brown Costco playhouse into a winter wonderland of beauty.
Dec 24, 2017
2017’s Hot Toys List Has Launched a Barbie Housing CrisisStyle
With housing in such short supply, you’re not the only one struggling to find your dream house and competing with other desperate buyers who bid up prices beyond your reach. In fact, you may have noticed a newcomer to the open house circuit—a tall blonde in heels. Because even Barbie can’t find a place to live these days. She’d like to buy her very own Hello Dreamhouse: the first voice-activated, Wi-Fi enabled Barbie mansion.
Dec 7, 2017
The 8 Hottest Toys of the Season to Buy Now (Before They Sell Out)Style
Every year, there’s a toy (or two) that enters the “impossible to find” holiday shopping hall of fame. You know them: Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, Hatchimals. In a few short weeks, you’ll know what toys have emerged as the hottest of 2017 because, well, you won’t be able to find them anywhere. But that all seems a bit backwards, if you ask me.
Nov 13, 2017
These Tiles Turn Your Wall Into a LEGO Building BaseStyle
LEGO fans young and old, check this out: One company makes removable wall tiles that serve as building block bases. (This is especially good news for anyone who’s ever experienced the excruciating pain of stepping on a LEGO.) Brik, which launched via Kickstarter last year, is a LEGO compatible adhesive tile that sticks to the wall (or any flat surface) and is easily removable.
Oct 28, 2017
These Kits Let Kids Build Their Own Furniture – No Allen Wrench NeededStyle
Kids love building things (see: LEGO). Now, they can build their own furniture, too. Seoul design firm G280 Studio sees room for children to express creativity, and the TONITURE furniture line which encourages kids to use their imagination. TONITURE – a colorful combination of the words “toy” and “furniture” – takes its inspiration from Meccano toy kits. With the units, kids can literally construct their own furniture.
Oct 8, 2017
LEGO’s Shrine to LEGOs Is Now OpenLiving
Last month we shared that the latest building in LEGO’s Architecture series to get the brick treatment was going to be its very own LEGO house in Billund, Denmark, but in even BIGGER news (literally) the LEGO House is now open to the public. The sleek modern exterior belies an extremely colorful and creative interior that is a LEGO lovers play land. Designed by Bjarke Ingels, the 130,000 square foot building is in every way a shrine to the LEGO ethos of simple design and imaginative play.
Oct 7, 2017
Actually Stylish Toy Storage That Won’t Detract From Your DecorOrganize & Clean
When you think about toy storage, what comes to mind? Bright primary colors and lots of plastic are usually the default, but if that’s not your style, it doesn’t mean you’re limited to storage solutions that don’t fit in with the rest of your decor. There are plenty of stylish toy storage options out there that you can buy or DIY to keep your kids’ toys in check without changing your entire aesthetic.
Jul 5, 2017
Be a DIY Pinball Wizard With the New Makerball KitHome Projects
Like a massive Waldorf toy for grownups, the Makerball DIY pinball machine “toytool” kit is promising to bring back the joys of the 1980s arcade for an entirely new generation — mullets and moustaches not required. The Kickstarter video claims the flat-pack wood kit creates “an affordable, stable, mutable, pure & simple pinball machine that can be upgraded digitally,” all assembled in just 30 to 60 minutes with a simple screwdriver.
Jun 22, 2017
The Guggenheim Is The Latest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO SetStyle
Even with the assortment of high-tech gadgets and games available for our entertainment needs, LEGO’s highly lauded Architecture Series reminds us that it’s perfectly acceptable for adults to continue playing with their childhood toys. The latest structure to get the LEGO brick treatment is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Jun 8, 2017
Thanks, Santa: 60 Years of the “Must Have” Toys, by DecadeStyle
Every few years, an “it” toy emerges for the holiday season, spawning desperate hunts and inflated eBay pricing. So far in 2016, it looks like Hatchimals and the NES Classic Edition console are the must-have items of the holiday season. For lucky kids, the gadget or gizmo they were dreaming about for months magically appeared to them beautifully wrapped, but for the parents (ahem…Santa) who had to hunt these things down…not always so magical.
Dec 15, 2016
An Organized and Beautiful Way to Save Mementos in a Digital WorldStyle
I received a Savor starter kit — the Baby and the School Years keepsake boxes — from a friend a few months ago. These boxes are such a beautiful, organized, and well-curated way to store the important objects from your son or daughter’s childhood, and I’ve never seen anything quite like them. Check out my Daily Find video above and read on below to learn more about the Savor keepsake library and why every parent should have one!
Nov 1, 2016
Teddy Ruxpin Got a Makeover & Is Still Creepy AFLiving
Anyone who grew up in the ’80s remembers Teddy Ruxpin. The talking bear with the cassette tape in his back hit the market in 1985, scared us all with his uncanny valley face and low battery voice, and faded into oblivion for awhile. Until now. In case you need a refresher: MommyandGracieShow got a look at the new Teddy at the Dallas Toy Fair and he’s ripe to terrify a whole new generation. Produced by Wicked Cool Toys, the biggest visual difference is in the eyes.
Oct 3, 2016
Overwhelmed By Toys After the Holidays? Try a Toy Rotation SystemOrganize & Clean
Late on Christmas Day, after Santa (Dad) had visited and the elves (me, Mom) had cleaned up all the wrapping paper, I remember looking at that giant mound of toys under the tree and thinking: where on earth is all this going to go? You with me? In need of toy space? How about giving a toy rotation system a try?
Jan 14, 2016
Kids Room Throwdown: Trofast vs Kallax/ExpeditOrganize & Clean
One of the most challenging decisions a parent faces in decorating a kids’ room is storage. Where on earth does one store all their stuff? Two popular options among Apartment Therapy readers are IKEA’s Kallax (originally the Expedit) and Trofast storage systems. But which will work best for your needs? Read on to find out who wins out in the Trofast/Kallax kids room throwdown! As a bench? Winner: Trofast. Sure, the Expedit looks lovely beneath sun-filled windows.
Aug 31, 2015
Best (& Cutest!) Kids Lunch Boxes and Lunch BagsStyle
You don’t have to spend the waning days of summer searching all over for the cutest lunch boxes, because they’re right here. As usual, animal themes dominate the scene but who can complain when they’re this adorable. Show this image to your kids and just let them point to the one they want. A note: Many of these lunch bag come in similar styles, but different colors or animals so if you like the general look, check the brands’ other options, too.
Aug 10, 2015
10 Toys Every Child Should HaveLiving
As soon as you have kids, toys become a big part of your home and your life. You buy toys, people give you toys, your kids pick out their own toys. You worry about having too many or not enough or the right ones. Toys will come and toys will go from your children’s lives, but these ten toys are what we consider the essential, pardon the pun…building blocks for a young child’s life of play.
May 7, 2015