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  • Holidays with Kelly & Ryan!

    Really, it is the most wonderful time of the year. We get to play with Kelly and Ryan and the incredible crew that’s been with them for years. Seriously, I don’t know who has more fun, the kids who ultimately get the toys or the Live team that helps make these segments come off. Here are

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  • Holiday Toys: The Challenges, The Toys & The Fun of 2021

    The holiday shopping season is already in full swing, and it’s just the beginning of November. Mainstream news media are telling people to get out and buy before supplies are gone. Is this real? Or is it something that just makes a good story? The answer is a little of both. Yes, shipping problems continue

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  • Spooky Season: Scaring Up Fun for Everyone

    Well, here we are in the second Covid Halloween. It’s a little different than 2020, but vaccines aren’t yet available for the youngest ghouls and goblins, so it’s time to take care even while you have some trick-or-treating fun. According to research by the National Confectioners Association, more than 80 percent of Americans plan to

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  • Back to School in Uncertain Times

    As kids go back to school, or in some cases are already in school, this is a year like no other we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. As schools and families try to deal with the ongoing issues related to the pandemic, the realities for kids in preschool and elementary school are very different from what

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  • Great Ideas for Summer Play!

    Well, here it is summer again. It’s the second summer of the pandemic, and while we’re all encouraged by things opening up, more travel possible, and vaccinations expanded to 12-15-year-olds, there’s lots of good news. Still, as parents may not be back to physical offices yet, as school ends for the summer, the home—and especially

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  • How to Help Your Child Find a Practical Hobby They Love

    We’re pleased to share this guest post from our friend Maria Canon of Hobby Jr. about an interesting, and practical topic. A hobby gives a child an outlet for self-expression and a means of self-accomplishment. They will learn basic principles like “practice makes perfect” as they discover that the more time they invest in their

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  • Easter Basket Bonanza

    Well, here we are coming up on Easter again, and I’m more than willing to bet that very few of us thought a year ago that we would still be struggling through with the challenges of the coronavirus. Yet, here we are. Difficult as it may have been, if you’re reading this, you made it

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  • Cabin Fever…To The Max

    For those who live in areas where winter still has its grip on the weather, cabin fever is nothing new. The excitement of the holidays has probably worn off. It’s not possible to go outside and run around, and tensions may be running high. Those are common every year, but as we find ourselves in

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  • Holiday Toys With Kelly & Ryan!

    One of the most entertaining things I get to do every holiday season is play with the hosts on Live with Kelly & Ryan! If memory serves, 2020 is my 25th year of playing on this exceptional show. Of course, what you see is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. One of the reasons

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  • Hot Holiday Toys 2020

    In the year of Coronavirus, these are going to be holidays like none we’ve seen before. But here at Toy Guy Headquarters, we have it on excellent authority that Santa is still going to fly…and his sleigh may way a bit more this year. Or, he may have to make a few trips. Kids being

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