Looking for the best toys for the little ones on your gift giving list? Start here. This week's HubMob is full of reviews, suggestions and other helpful information for finding and buying all the best toys for girls and boys. read more
There are always the very special presents that you remember receiving at Christmas, weather it was from your childhood or in your adult years, that leave a lasting impression and a happy memory. The feeling of anticipation and excitement that comes... read more
Roboraptor Robot Dinosaur. It must have been 4-5 years now since I first saw a RoboRaptor ... probably the world's most fascinating toy - and I am a fully grown adult. Best kids toy ever! read more
Many of us flew model rockets when we were kids, check it out, it's still one of the most fun things to do with your kids. read more
"Hey Santa, Women Love Toys Too," was written to give some much needed attention to some factors that are unconsciously overlooked during the holiday seasons. Christmas is a time that we are taught that it is better to
give than receive. Most women... read more
Until not long ago, a vast majority of RC model aircrafts was sold in RC kit form. These kits were available in a cardboard box with the key components detached. These kits included the RC plane building guide and plans, an RC manual, and some... read more
You know you are getting old when........ There are so many things that make you realise your age. Doctors, wanting to examine you, who look as if they should still be wearing a school uniform. Police officers who look as if they should still be active members of a school gang. Memories of toys, that children today have either never heard of or think belong in the Ark.
Well I now fall into this category and can relate to all of the above. I may have no children but, with a barrel load of niec read more
We thought Ohio Art Company would close down and take our favorite toys with it, but it was all saved! read more
A bicycle is still the best Christmas gift I have ever received. It brought me freedom of motion as well as freedom of imagination. On my bicycle, in my mind, I have traveled throughout this world and into many others!
When one is living in a... read more
Christmas nesting dolls make great decorations or stocking stuffers. Russian dolls are beautiful and fun to arrange, and come in plenty of colors and sizes. read more
Although I teeter between Gen X and Gen Y, I remember back to Christmas mornings where I would wake up with an uncontrollable excitement for what might be under the tree. Did Santa bring me my Magic Moves Barbie? My Care Bear, Cabbage Patch doll or Glo Worm?
Looking for a thoughtful gift for the budding artist in your life? Consider a versatile and useful artist's easel. read more
These are some of my favorite board games for 3 to 8 year old children, from my years as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. read more
write for hobmob Like caring for our children pet owners need to take responsibility for the safety of their dogs. Accidents can and often do happen. Being prepared can prevent your pet from some potential injuries.
Making your yard safe is... read more
Electronic Toys for Teenagers--Don't know what to get your teenage child for a gift? Get an electronic guitar!! It's sure to be a hit, the best gift given for your music loving teen. read more
Classic games for children 3 to 8 years old. I used most of these games in providing Occupational Therapy in the schools. Boggle Jr, My First Uno, Picture Bingo, Yahtzee Jr, Memory, Picture Dominos. read more
Today's kids have just about everything, and as they get older and use to getting whatever they wanted growing up they tend to want more expensive "toys". The burden falls on their parents and loved ones. Many, do not think about where the money is coming from to get their toys and objects. In today's economy, parents need to sit down and talk to their kids about reality and explain they may not get all they ask for. Instead of toys, I think the parents should give their children a bank account (joint type) and teach them how to save and budget. An excellent program I found recently that is easy to use and understand to help anyone budgeting is the software called YNAB (You Need A Budget) software. YNAB Pro is only $50.91 including tax and well worth it price.
Toys, something boys can’t live without. Something to stimulate their imagination and to keep them busy. But what toys are the best to buy for your boy? There is a lot to choose from. From electronic boys toys, to nerf guns, to educational... read more
Writing about the Ohio Art Company and their toys of past and present caused me to wonder about toy museums and realted halls of fame in America. read more
Favorite board games for children 8 & older, and ideal for families. Included: Guess Who, Battleship, Hangman, Monopoly, Clue, Twenty Questions. read more
A live butterfly garden is a great way to teach kids about the world around them and how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. A butterfly habitat or house allows you to see the transformation... read more
These are classic dice and card games. They are perfect for families. Games are suitable for children 8 and older. Uno, Yahtzee, Boggle, Dominos, Connect Four, Scrabble Slam. read more
One governmental guide described the importance of play and toys this way:
“Play is a natural activity for every young child. Play provides many opportunities for children to learn and grow—physically, mentally and socially. If play is the... read more
Anime Figures are models often made from PVC. They are high quality gifts any anime fan would like. There are a lot to them once you get into it. Thousands of different characters from the show and mangas come to live in 3D. Collecting anime figures is a great hobby and really give you a happy sensation when you look at your collection of them. They make great gifts for Christams, Birthdays, and graduations! Come check the starting general...A lot are also adult oriented, but there are kids... read more
The UPS truck showed up with several large packages that need to be signed for. We waited eagerly for dad to open them, since they were addressed to him . What could they be? No one was having a birthday.
Soon dad came in from the field and... read more
According to the online dictionary Wikipedia - "In 1798,Witold Rybczynski found that the earliest mention of building bricks (also called building blocks) for children appeared in Maria and R.L Edgeworth's Practical Education (1798)."
"Called... read more
SafeToys and tips for your cats
Cats are so much easier to keep safe and amused with toys than dogs.
When looking to buy toys for your cat examine it thoroughly. Look for things that may cause a problem further down the track. Loose parts... read more
Do your kids love I Spy games and toys as much as mine, or are you ready to introduce I Spy to your kids? Check out all the great I Spy books, puzzles, games, movies and more that would make great gift ideas for kids... read more
...list of all Barbie movies DVDs, including upcoming new releases...great movies for kids! read more
It's a wish of practically every little girl - to own their own personal dollhouse.
With the ability to provide endless hours of play, and inspiring creativity and a vivid imagination, it's no wonder that dollhouses are a parent's first pick for... read more
Raggedy Ann & Andy Gumby & Pokey Old Model T The Little Engine Spinning Top Wooden Toys Mr Smarty Pants The pictures above are of vintage toy replicas and memories of yester years. If you were born in the baby boomer years you may... read more
Steiff bears are not only a beautiful example of a vintage teddybear but a highly collectible item. Owning one is now as easy as an onlince click away - more so if you know which one to buy. read more
Steiff animals are the sister collection to the Steiff Bears range. Equally beautiful, collectible and desired, there's simply dozens and dozens of different animals now on the market. read more
One of my favourite toys as a child was my brio train sets.
I was fascinated by trains and loved watching Thomas the Tank engine on TV and
then playing with my wooden train sets.
I loved connecting the train lines together; running the
trains... read more
You may be asking what is the UNICEF Brio train set?
I recently published a hub about one of my favourite
childhood toys, Brio train sets, and while researching the article came across
the UNICEF train set and feel it receives some special... read more
Games of dexterity & coordination for 3 & 4 year old children. Cootie, Lucky Ducks, Bean Bag Toss, Hungry Hungry Hippos, What’s in Ned’s Head, Poppa’s Pizza PileUp, Mr. Potato Head, Fishin Fun & more. read more
Realistically, if getting your child to clean up behind him or herself is like pulling teeth, how much more so then, is the difficult task of teaching them how to clean their surroundings.
So what's a parent to do?
* The Game Plan.
Besides... read more
The little wagon has been a part of childhood fantasies and adventures for over 90 years.
Sitting inside a little wagon, children have gone to exotic faraway places, sailed the seven seas fighting off pirates, blazed the Chisholm trail fighting... read more
Dexterity & coordination games for children 5 & up. Barrel of Monkeys, Ants in the Pants, Please Don’t Spill the Beans, Don’t Break the Ice, Hot Potato, Toss Across, Monkeying Around, Let’s Go Fishin. read more
Thinking of buying toys for your gifts to children this Christmas? Featured in this hub are the top 10 Children's Toys in the writer's list. read more
Looking for a great gift idea for your teen, this article was written with the help of my 13 year old son, who gave me the top toys he and his peers enjoy.
Their ease-of-use and low level of puppetry skill required in using them makes hand- and finger- puppets the most popular puppets on the market. This includes sock- and glove- puppets which are merely variations of hand puppets. read more
Puppets are an invaluable medium for teaching your child life skills. To help you get started I have written two scripts for parents who wish to make use of puppets as a platform for providing their child with basic life skills. As children love rhyming sounds I have written both scripts in this form. read more
Hand and finger puppets can open up a whole new world for children who love performing. If your child shows any interest in story telling or acting then a good medium to start with are hand and finger puppets. These are the easiest puppets to master and they do not cost a fortune. If you can sew or knit then you can make the puppets for your child. read more
All the best toys for girls and boys is such a popular HubMob topic that the hubs won't all fit on one page. This is the second part, showcasing more of the great hubs about toys. read more
If you've already picked up your Zhu Zhu pet hamster for Christmas, you might be missing out on loads fun toys and accessories for it to play with. You can build and connect the whole collection giving your little buddy a wonderful world of fun and... read more
This hub explores the reasons why Barbie dolls, a doll that has withstood the test of time, still hold magic even after 50 years. read more
Being a homeschooling mother of two, forces me to stretch my brain muscles and find ways to keep learning interesting and fun; for both myself and my toddlers as well!
Such was the case when it came time to teach my four year old the states and... read more
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