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Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Montclair Diplomats

It's the year 2016; we are at an age where technology is a society constant. Life at this juncture is practically unimaginable without the technology we enjoy today. In particular, life would not be as it were if not for video games.

The Benefits of Stuffed Animals and Doll Babies for People Who Have Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Stuffed animals and baby dolls can be therapeutic for people who have Alzheimer's, as shown by both anecdotal evidence and research studies. However, some people say this is demeaning and beneath the dignity of the person.

How to Make the Baby Nursery a Toxin-Free Haven in Your Home

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Helsabeck

Ensuring that your little girl or boy has a joyful, cozy, and -- most importantly -- safe space to come home to is obviously of chief concern as they prepare for the arrival.

Why You Should Buy Fewer Toys for Your Kids!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

I think there is credit in intentionally limiting toys for children. Amidst the constant bombardment of more advanced, more colorful, more stimulating, more educational, more this and more that, I humbly present my case for why less is more.

Inspiring People and Play: An Interview With Bob Wann

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Without a doubt, Bob Wann, CEO of Patch Products, Inc. is a visionary, leader, and toy guru like you've never met. He's been a leader in the toy indus...

How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids

NationSwell | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact

Cole Galloway's workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. But he is a physical therapy professor and infant behavior expert whose lab has a very clear mission: to provide mobility to children with cognitive or physical disabilities.

New Action Figures Give Kids The Power To Redefine The Female Superhero

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents

Female superhero toys are hard to come by. A company called HeroMe hopes to change that. Launched in November 2014, HeroMe gives kids the option to...

4 Toy Trends for 2015

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

I've been attending the New York International Toy Fair, the Western Hemisphere's largest toy trade show, for the past nine years and always have a blast combing through 400,000 square feet of wall to wall toys. I get seriously pumped about what's new.

Move Over, Barbie: In Nigeria, Kids Embrace Dolls That Represent Them

HuffPost Brazil | Gabriela Bazzo | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

Barbies or Queens of Africa? In Nigeria, toy giant Mattel has been outsold by a brilliant idea. It all began in 2007, when entrepreneur Taofick Oko...

A Simple Way to Make Legos Better

John Willey | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
John Willey

I had never really given much thought to how Legos are marketed. As far as I was concerned they were just the perfect toy to play with, with my kids. It never concerned me that Legos seemed to be very much a boy toy and not something that was marketed to girls. I have two boys, so seeing things from a parent with a girl's perspective was just not something on my radar.

Couple Sorts Through 1,000 Letters To Santa To Fulfill Christmas Lists For Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

Jennifer Jones and Matt Beresh have a box of tissues handy when they read the letters to Santa that they've collected -- the kids who wrote them often...

5 Things Our Kids Are Not Getting for Christmas

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

This year, we are trying something different. Out with the big gifts, the expensive, over-the-top extravagances. We are also putting the kibosh on the "But, Daddy, Everyone Else Has One!" gifts. If it's so popular, go play with it at someone else's house. We're not buying it.

What You Need to Know About Your Baby's Fine Motor Development

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Once young babies discover their fingers, parents are often thrilled to see their children learn to control those little fingers to grasp, pinch or fist. Child development experts call this process of learning to use the small muscles of the hands and fingers fine motor development.

Paving the Way for Girls to Reconsider Beauty

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

And while toy production is a multi-billion-dollar business, there are still questions all around about how much this industry is meeting demand. That's where Dr. Lisa and her company Positively Perfect, comes in.

WikiBear Is the New Teddy Ruxpin, Uses Wikipedia for His Brains

Chip Chick | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Chip Chick

With a direct connection to Wikipedia, WikiBear is truly the world's smartest teddy bear. That is because this interactive teddy resorts to crowd-sourced knowledge for his brains.

Surprising Kids With Dream Toys Is Truly Priceless

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents

How do you teach children that Christmas is about giving and not just getting? The team at BuzzFeed came up with one incredible answer. First, the...

EY Honors Top Women Entrepreneurs at Winning Women Luncheon at the Strategic Growth Forum

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

"When I saw that little girl on television, she was a beautiful girl. They asked her why she didn't like the African-American doll and she said it was ugly -- "her skin is ugly just like my skin." I cried. You cannot have little girls growing up and believing that they are unattractive."

Kickass Toy Company Could Break Down Gender Walls With A Super Bowl Spot

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

Engineer and founder of GoldieBlox construction toys, Debra Sterling, is breaking down gender barriers one block at a time. First, she created Gol...

Have Lego Characters Become Angrier?

Andrea Bonior | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Legos used to be a blank slate. They were a bunch of blocks for constructing towers, roller coasters, dinosaurs, mustache combs; you name it. The sky was the limit.

Interview With Christine Mladic, Founder of YoBlocks

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Teddy Wayne

It's difficult to find low-cost children's toys that combine entertainment with education, but Christine Mladic has done just that with YoBlocks, small blocks with personalized photos.

Childhood Revised

Eleni Gage | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

Fiction of all sorts, including nursery rhymes, allows us to try out conflict in a safe way. That's the point, it's where the thrill comes in; we're scared, then reassured the danger isn't real.

Childhood Treasures Inspire Custom-made Jewelry

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Michael Salguero

If you're young at heart, CustomMade artisans can take the objects of your youthful devotion (or those of a loved one) and turn them into wonderfully unique and personally meaningful custom jewelry.

Inspiring Creativity in Young Children

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Too often we give children toys and manipulatives that are designed to "do" something interesting, but not to require the child to "do" very much at all!

13 Super Creepy Children's Toys

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2012 | Comedy

Every parent knows that there are some toys that are just inappropriate for children of certain age groups. Once in a while, however, a toy comes alon...

Take Toxic Chemicals Off Your Gift List

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

In the midst of holiday madness, the last thing you want to worry about are sneaky toxic chemicals in your kids' gifts.