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Brobo: A New Plush Robot Toy

Brobo reviews a futuristic friend for little ones from Hog Wild Toys.

It is always fun to see what will be coming next in the area of plush toys, and we have found a good one for sure. “Brobo,” from Hog Wild Toys, was recently introduced to an unsuspecting public, featuring some very clever nighttime solutions that will surely capture the imagination of youngsters ages 18 months and older.

Brobo 2“Brobo” currently offers 5 different designs, including Brobo, Pep, Trex, Mumu and Dog, each one a different color. We got a hold of an Orange Trex, which we are reviewing. Our Trex stands approximately 14″ tall, with a short body, cute face and a wonderful pair of larger than expected eyes. All of this is highlighted by a blue & white beanie placed strategically towards the back of his head. It is huggable for sure.


Posted in Baby and Toddler, Doll, Learning

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

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

My First Microscope – Made for Preschoolers

My First Microscope looks at the Geo Safari Jr. Microscope from Educational Insights.

There are many children’s microscopes available out there, but we found the Geo Safari Jr. “My First Microscope” to be among the best, especially for kids as young as three years old. The microscope stands just over 7″ in height and measures about the same in length. It is multi-colored, including two extra large soft eyepieces, and a pair of focusing knobs that provides up to 8X magnification. “My First Microscope” does require 3-AAA batteries to power a strong LED light, which is controlled with an easy-to-push on/off button. The base extends out providing a specimen tray that can hold both flat objects or those with three dimensions.


Posted in Learning

Ozobot: A Robotic Toy for All Ages

Ozobot reviews a new type of fun and educational robot designed by Evollve in California.

Ozobot is a small robot (1″L x 1″W x 1″H) but it packs an amazing amount of power and versatility into its tiny frame. We actually got our hands on the “Ozobot dual pack,” which contained two Ozobots, one colored Crystal White and the other Titanium Black. They arrived in a smart looking hard plastic clear container, which featured a pair of black and white skins, which fit nicely atop any of the Ozobots. The set also included two carrying pods and two bonus skins, one blue and one yellow. Additionally, there were two USB micro plugs for charging the Ozobots, and some Ozocards, which provided a sample track for the Ozobots to follow.


Posted in Electronics, Learning

Special Double Feature: A Fun Pair from Patch Products

Stinky Pig 1 reviews two unique items from Patch Products.

First up we are going to look at a great party game for ages 6 years old and up called “Stinky Pig.” With a name like that, it sure sparked our interest, and we were not disappointed. “Stinky Pig” is actually a squeezable pink pig that stands just over 4 inches in height. When you press on his belly, he hums a version of “pop goes the weasel” which ends with a short but very identifiable toot. The toot, of course, is intended to sound very much like the audible discharge of intestinal gas. We all know the sound.


Posted in Baby and Toddler, Games, Learning, Novelty

Build-A-Ma-Jigs: Racetruck

B Toys Racetruck looks at a Building Set from B Toys.

Imaginations are off and running with the “Build-A-Ma-Jigs Racetruck” created by B Toys. Is it a dump truck, race car (flames are included), racetruck, or tow truck? The possibilities are limitless. If your child loves building, creating or racing, then this toy will surely please. There are 33 sturdy and colorful pieces to build with, and a completed Racetruck measures approximately 14″ long, 7½” wide and 7½” high.


Posted in Building, Learning, Vehicles

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