Posts Tagged ‘ Educational Toys ’

What is a Parent’s Favorite Time of Year? ….Back to School!

August 15, 2012    |    By +
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What is a Parent’s Favorite Time of Year? ….Back to School!

It’s time for you and your kids to get back into the normal school routine and that means hitting the stores to stock up for the new year. Back to school shopping is all about basic supplies and the newest fall apparel. This year stay organized in style with these new trends your kids... Read more »


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The New LeapPad 2

July 18, 2012    |    By +
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The New LeapPad 2

The #1 kid’s learning tablet just got better. The original LeapPad was introduced in 2011 and over the last year has won prestigious awards from the Toy Industry Association including “Toy of the Year”. As the industry leader in educational toys, LeapFrog naturally saw a great opportunity to bring educational content, personal creativity and... Read more »


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Introducing: Wonderbox for Kids!

May 30, 2012    |    By +
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Introducing: Wonderbox for Kids!

With summer only a short few weeks away, graduation is just around the corner and school will be out for vacation. For parents who have kids going off to kindergarten I have the perfect graduation gift to get your pre-school child ready. Wonderbox is a monthly or annual subscription delivery service that is filled... Read more »


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Alphabet Blocks for Worldly Tots

January 9, 2012    |    By +
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Alphabet Blocks for Worldly Tots

The Gift: Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks (ranging $32- $98) The Scoop: For the past 30 years, Uncle Goose has been hand-making classic wooden alphabet blocks out of their factory in Michigan. And while ABC blocks for babies and children is a playroom staple, these blocks are not your average toy. Along with the traditional... Read more »


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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

The Gift: The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope (available now for around $100) The Scoop: This very easy-to-use microscope is a great way to get a big-time view of really small things! It’s so cool to see how tiny things (like bugs, currency, bugs, plants) look under the microscope. But it’s even cooler to take... Read more »


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NASA Space Shuttle Inspired Gear

July 8, 2011    |    By +
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NASA Space Shuttle Inspired Gear

The Space Race is over. NASA launched the space shuttle Atlantis this morning at 11:26 am as the final space shuttle mission.  After 30 years, the space shuttle program has come to a close. In honor of this historic and record-breaking program, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite space related gifts. From... Read more »


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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

June 29, 2011    |    By +
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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

If you thought the tablet revolution would bypass the little ones, you were mistaken. Today Leapfrog’s entry into the tablet world, a.k.a. “LeapPad” goes on pre-sale and will hit retail shelves August 15th. As the industry leader in educational toys, LeapFrog naturally saw a great opportunity to bring educational content, personal creativity and smart... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Jen Swetzoff of Parenture.com

April 14, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Jen Swetzoff of Parenture.com

A mother, a writer and a seasoned traveler, Jen Swetzoff is certainly a jack of all trades. After visiting over 20 countries and 6 continents, she’s currently chronicling her most recent adventure…parenthood. Part parenting resource and travel guide, Parenture is where Jen regularly  shares her expertise as a former travel writer and new mom.... Read more »


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.