PRESCHOOLERS: THREES & FOURS

November 29, 2019

(Goliath $24.05)

We gave this a test run with our 4 year old Thanksgiving player. We have to say, this was a blast...with requests to play again! It was a late arrival but we're upgrading the award to Platinum. A good way to win over reluctant game players. This one is...

November 24, 2019

(Wonder Forge $24.99)

This is a bit like battleship for the very young. One player acts as Nancy and chooses a card with a picture of a piece of clothing. She alone knows the color, design and type of clothing the other players must guess. This is not a dress up game; i...

November 24, 2019

(Dial $11.99)

A colorful board book by Sophie Beer, that celebrates something we could all use a lot of these days—kindness. We’re not sure you can teach that with a book and declarative sentences. That said, it is a way to talk with kids one on one about the simple act...

November 24, 2019

(Goliath $24.05)

Our testers say they had a blast with this funny game of chance. First you load the little bananas in the base of the tree and put the monkey in the middle. Players take turns rolling the die and taking one, two or someone else’s bananas. But watch out!...

October 24, 2019

(Corolle $63.99)

Who wouldn’t love this doll carriage that collapses so it can easily go along on trips out of town or to the park. It has a bag for bottles, change of clothes and all the typical stuff a doll might need. The hood goes up and down, just like any real bab...

October 24, 2019

(Fisher-Price $67.99)

For kids in the transformer zone, this RC Batmobile is going to be THE toy of the season. It's a really big novelty toy with all the bells and whistles that make it a wow-wee kind of holiday gift. Kids can send Batman forward, back, right, left or...

October 4, 2019

(Jakks Pacific $19.99)

If you have a preschooler who is into Paw Patrol, they will likely love this small tent with pictures of the characters on it. As pop up tents go, this one has less privacy than most. There are openings on both sides, but no flaps. That said, it’s...

October 4, 2019

(Disney $79.99)

Buzz Lightyear is having a big year in Toyland and this play set, a Command Spaceship, may be the ultimate Buzz for fans of Toy Story 4. It’s a setting with lights, sounds and intergalactic action for a glow-in-the dark Buzz. A push of the button opens t...

September 11, 2019

(eeBoo $19.99)

Kids can often say their numbers by rote, but giving meaning to number values and seeing the relationship between the word and one for one value takes time and repeated experiences. Counting out cookies so everyone at the table to have one, or counting ho...

September 10, 2019

(eeBoo $19.99)

Players reach into the bag to feel the cut-out candy pieces, trying to find a candy that matches the picture of the one on the card they picked. There are three levels of play. At the first level, players may need to pull three candies of the same shape i...

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