Amazon has launched a new monthly subscription program for kids. This program includes highly curated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that will encourage kids to learn through play. What’s in a box? Amazon editors work closely with smart brands to handpick the best STEM toys. From programmable robots to crystal kits and chemistry sets. How much does it cost? A STEM Club Toy Subscription costs $19.99/month plus applicable taxes. You can cancel your subscription at any time. For more details go to the site.
Spin Master came up with the Hatchimals toy concept in 2014 and officially “hatched” on Oct. 7, creating the “Global Hatchimals Day.” They chose a secretive launch strategy, which helped build the anticipation and excitement for all the Hatchimal species. Since their introduction in October, Hatchimals have become the toy of the season – with the suggested retail price of $59.99 and quickly becoming a rare find. They are finding avid fans in both boys and girls ranging in age from 3 to 12 years old. Hatchimals are interactive, furry creature that hatch out of a colorful egg. They come in five species — Draggles and Pengualas (penguin-like), Owlicorns (owls with a unicorn horn) and Burtles and Bearakeets (little bears and turtles). If you can’t find one now, more will be available in 2017.
As the holidays fast approach, here are some ideas for your older kiddos – who are generally harder to please. Ideas start from an electric guitar to my favorite, the IO Hawk. Happy Shopping!
Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite, all-time toys for kids for 2015 holidays.
MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE interviews mompreneur Nina Rappaport-Rowan — the creator of KIMOCHIS™. The catalyst to launching KIMOCHIS™ was the devastation Nina felt after the Columbine tragedy in 1999. Nina first launched this line of characters in November 2008, hoping to help parents teach their children about empathy, kindness, resilience, and gratitude. KIMOCHIS™ have a purpose — they are lovable, educational, and can bridge connections and open communication with our kids. SHOP KIMOCHIS™ Q & A MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE: WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR DEVELOPING KIMOCHIS? Nina Rappaport-Rowan: Turning 40 marked a pivotal time in my life. While I have always been satisfied with the choices I made in my career, I knew that I had something a little more purposeful to do. I was really struck by the Columbine incident. This continues to haunt me everyday. The idea that children are killing each other in schools is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE to me. I have to believe there are ways that we can stay connected to our kids, to make sure they are emotionally …