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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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  • Halloween & “Spooky Season” During Covid

    In a year of unexpected surprises, Halloween is the latest holiday undergoing a reinvention in the pandemic year. But before you cry “boo hoo,” there are many ways to get your “boo” on that are monstrously fun, even if you don’t go further than the driveway or the backyard. Right now, everyone is being asked to

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  • The Pandemic & Kids: What Parents Can Do

    There is absolutely nothing “normal” about what our world is experiencing right now. Moreover, the idea that we are going to “return to normal” within the next few months is a fantasy. Unless and until COVID-19 is controlled and there is a safe and effective vaccine, we are not going to be able to resume

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  • Back to School In The Year of COVID-19

    The traditional Back to School season is a big time for most kids. Like the calendar New Year, it’s a time for a new beginning, a time of adventure and looking forward with excitement about what may lie ahead. Even if they’re going back to a physical school, this year’s Back to School is like

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  • Summer Camp 2020: The Home Game

    There’s an annual ritual for many kids across the country at the end of June—summer camp. There are day camps and sleepaway camps, and while many around the country are trying to operate this year, many are not.  The ongoing impact of COVID-19, has upset plans and challenged families to create activities for the long

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