Little Pim – Language Program for Kids

LIttle Pim looks at a Foreign Language Learning Program from Little Pim Corporation.

We have seen and tested many foreign language programs over the years, but we wanted to bring “Little Pim” to our readers’ attention because it is certainly one of the best out there. Julia Pimsleur Levine is the founder and creator of “Little Pim,” and she has specifically designed this program for youngsters 6 years old and under. Educators have stressed that the best time to learn a second language is during the early years of development. “Little Pim” has done just that, and currently offers 11 different languages.


Posted in Learning

Sweet Berry Baby Doll and a Carrier too

Sweet Berry Baby reviews a newly released doll from Paradise Galleries and a Baby Carrier from Adora.

What makes spring and summer so special? The smell of fresh fruit, and the wonders of a new born baby.

You can’t go wrong with Paradise Galleries’ latest addition to their fabulous doll collection – “Sweet Berry Baby.” Hand sculpted by Lisa Gregg, this 20 inch little darling will certainly make any Doll Collector smile with delight. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Lisa is a multiple award winner and recognized as a Master Artist by the Professional Doll Makers’ Art Guild. Combine that with Paradise Galleries’ superb quality and distinctive style, and this little “Sweet Berry Baby” is a sure hit.


Posted in Doll

Tiggly – Games, Apps and So Much More reviews a pair of special learning toys from Tiggly.

Tiggly Shapes 1We were more than pleased when we play tested both “Tiggly Shapes” and “Tiggly Counts.” But first, let’s talk about Tiggly, a trademark of Kidtellect Inc., which was founded in 2012 and is based out of New York City. Their goal was and is to create interactive games and apps to develop the early learning skills of toddler age children. Their first project was “Tiggly Shapes,” which teaches kids (18 months and up) how to recognize shapes, develop motor skills and even learn the basics of other languages. Their second release, “Tiggly Counts,” was geared toward early math skills, and intended for those 3 years old and up. It supports 10 different languages, and makes introductory number recognition a fun exercise for sure.


Posted in Learning

DinoPet – A New Type of Pet for your Home

DinoPet looks at the new “DinoPet” from BioPop.

While wandering the aisles at the recent New York Toy Fair, a bright light caught our attention, and suddenly we were looking at a “DinoPet.” After a minute or two of simply staring, we finally introduced ourselves and got the full story about this new type of scientific wonder. To put it in the words of the creators, a “DinoPet” is a “bioluminescent pet,” in the shape of dinosaur, that comes to life only in the darkness, and only after proper care.


Posted in Learning

Cube Quest – Your Fingers Do the Attacking

Cube Quest reviews “Cube Quest,” a game of manual dexterity and strategic thinking from “Gamewright.”

There are very few board games out there that require both physical and mental prowess, but “Cube Quest” is just such a game. The object of the game is to knock your opponent’s king off the game board, before he does the same to you. This 2-player game is a contest to see who can assemble an army of cubes that can both defend their own king and attack an opposing army, with the king being the main target.


Posted in Board Games

Trix Track – 2 Way Flipper

Trix Track reviews a unique building toy from Wonderworld and distributed by Smart Gear Toys.

While roaming the aisles at the New York Toy Fair, we are always on the lookout for that special toy that really stands out and catches our attention. Here is a perfect example of something that met that criteria and then some. They call it “Trix Track,” a type of creative gravity play inspired by the great Leonardo da Vinci. With “Trix Track,” children can build a wooden track that carries a ball down, through and around their own creation, resulting in both a visual delight and utmost pride in their accomplishment.


Posted in Building

Sons of Anarchy – Men of Mayhem

Sons of Anarchy 1 reviews the “Sons of Anarchy” board game from “Gale Force Nine.”

Back in January 2013, Toys Bulletin reviewed a game called “Spartacus-A game of Blood and Treachery,” and it went on to be named one of our “Best for 2013″ (See our review). The game was released from a company called “Gale Force Nine,” and now we have another one of their games in our hands, and this time it is based on the hit FX TV series, “Sons of Anarchy.”


Posted in Board Games

Mystery Rummy – Escape From Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz 1 takes a new look at an inventive card game from U.S. Games Systems Inc.

Mike Fitzgerald is the designer for the famous “Mystery Rummy” series of games, most of which were first released over 10 years ago. In fact, the first release in that series, “Jack the Ripper” was initially reviewed on our website back on 24 November 2012 (see our review). Now, U.S. Games Systems, Inc. has brought back “Mystery Rummy-Escape from Alcatraz,” and we are so glad they did.


Posted in Card Games

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