• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Play…At Home

    School’s out early. Weather’s getting warmer. Most traditional vacation activities for kids are cancelled. Welcome to the summer of Coronavirus. It may stress out some parents and caregivers, but let’s look at the bright side, shall we? Our prediction is that, with certain obvious restrictions to keep kids healthy, this may end up being an

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