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    Visit Lakeshore Learning Stores for free children's crafts during April 2015
    As Chicago enters springtime, parents and children can enjoy creative and inexpensive fun on the weekends by visiting local Lakeshore Learning Stores for free craft events each Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The materials needed to complete...
  • Easter Baskets focus on hours of entertainment
    Easter baskets balance entertainment and knowledge
    On Easter morning, some kids eagerly anticipate an overflowing Easter basket from the Easter Bunny. Instead of a basket filled to the brim with candy, an Easter basket filled with entertaining, engaging gifts can make parents and kids thrilled....
  • Star Wars Journeys brings the adventure to your device
    Star Wars Journeys, apps that bring the Star Wars excitement to your device
    Star Wars has a legion of fans from young to old. With the latest installment of Star Wars, Episode VII, approaching, fans are looking for more Star Wars entertainment. Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings is the first installment of several apps that...
  • "Games for Change" hosts annual events as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.
    “Games for Change”: Beyond Entertainment
    Gamification is a term used to describe the act of turning traditional endeavors—such as education or training—into fun activities. By using games to teach, for example, people gain valuable skills and knowledge, while having so much...
  • Fishing gear guide: gear for guys that love fishing and other outdoor activities
    Fishing gear guide: gear for guys that love fishing and other outdoor activities
    Fishermen seeking a "single solution" bag will love the Wild River Tackle Tek Nomad Lighted LED Tackle Backpack with 4 Trays. An integrated LED light system is one of the most unique features of this backpack. It makes functioning in...
  • Crayola Easy Animation Studio
    Crayola brings 'Easy Animation' to Toy Fair, teams with Madame Alexander
    No surprise that Crayola was well represented at last month’s Toy Fair.Most impressive at the venerable children’s creative expression products booth was its Crayola Color Alive Easy Animation Studio, what with its poseable mannequin...
  • Easter
    Easter sweets and treats for your child's Easter basket
    Blick has some great products for creative Easter crafters. Check out Blick’s Marbleized Easter Eggs craft. Utilizing real eggs which have been emptied; individuals can purchase Reeves Acrylics, Sculpey III and Elmers Art Paint from Blink to...
  • Anki DRIVE is bringing technology to toy cars and tracks.
    Anki DRIVE: The new generation of toy cars and tracks
    As technology advances toys get “smarter” and more digitalized yet, despite this growing trend in app games and computerized media, many children still enjoy playing with physical toys like cars and connectable tracks/roads. Realizing...
  • Schylling Toys
    Schylling launches new retro line at Toy Fair
    Schylling Toys specializes in classic toys, and at last month’s Toy Fair, the company rolled out a new retro toy line, appropriately named Schylling Retro Toys and marked by uniform retro packaging and merchandising aids.On colorful display...
  • Ted McGuire
    Thames & Kosmos sounds its 'Geeker Speaker' at Toy Fair
    One of Thames & Kosmos’s niftier new products shown at last month’s Toy Fair was the Geeker Speaker Lab, from the company’s Geek & Co. Science! line."It’s similar to the Musical UFO,” said Thames &...
  • Hans Beck (left) was the founder of Playmobil. He was affectionately referred to as "The Father of Playmobil."
    The History of PLAYMOBIL
    PLAYMOBIL is one of the most well-known and highly-regarded names in the toy industry. The PLAYMOBIL brand has been dedicated to producing top-quality playsets for 40 years and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the 2015 season plans to...
  • Ravensburger
    Ravensburger makes Toy Fair space for immense 'View of Manhattan' puzzle
    Puzzle/plaything manufacturer Ravensburger’s big enchilada at last month’s Toy Fair was so big, actually, that they had to bend it, twice, to fit it into a small meeting room within the big exhibition booth, displaying it as a triptych...
  • Wiz Head
    Wiz Heads turn heads at Toy Fair
    It was hard to walk past the Wiz Head booth at Toy Fair last month without doing a double take.One was either startled by the numerous celebrity Wiz Heads on display, or by company co-founder Aone Wang, who was modeling one of the 3-D paper head...
  • Easter Bunny approved toys for Easter baskets
    Easter bunny brings baskets full of playtime fun
    With the promise of bright sunshine and warm temperatures, the Easter Bunny is being creative with his Easter baskets this year. Although the chocolate bunnies are tempting, kids want to have more than just a sweet treat after Easter morning. For...
  • Educational Insights Easter basket favorites
    Easter baskets make learning fun with Educational Insights toys
    As Spring begins and Easter hops into view, parents and the Easter Bunny are thinking about items to fill Easter Baskets. While kids would have a basket filled to the brim with candy, parents might prefer a basket that balances sweet treats with...