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Summer Heat

It is hot - in some places, crazy, stinking hot!  Rain is hard to come by - much of the country has drought warnings.  With the high heat and low water, there are only two things that seem to flourish....weeds and our guide to the best Summer Toys of 2012! In case you missed it click to continue...

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Artifact Puzzles

The fact that jigsaw puzzles are still around gives me hope for the future of our civilization.  With all the electronics, gadgets, distractions and non-stop beeping things in our lives, I ponder if we are doomed.  I mean really,  space aliens could come down to take over our planet and we wouldn't even look up click to continue...

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Toy Fair 2012 Recap

Last week we did our Video Recap of Toy Fair 2012, but with over 100,000 toys at Toy Fair - one video recap review just doesn't do the show justice.  So, here are some more video highlights of what we saw at Toy Fair 2012... In no particular order, here are some of toys we click to continue...

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Top 10 Fun Toys That Teach from Toy Fair 2012

Slime and Polymer Lab

Toy Fair 2012 has come to an end, but our coverage of all things toys rolls on!  Last week we looked at the Top 8 Girl Toys for 2012, and today we go on the quest for the Holy Grail for parents...toys that are fun, but also teach.  Often when we think of "educational toys" click to continue...

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Toy Fair 2012

Pretty catchy slogan - huh?  Yep, that is the new slogan from the Toy Industry.   Apparently they focus group tested "If Your Kids Play With Your Phone Instead of Our Toys, The Terrorist Win" but it just wasn't edgy enough.  Fine, I am totally making all of this up, but there is no question the click to continue...

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Toys 2012

We hope the kids really enjoyed all the toys they got for Christmas 2011.  The toys had a good run, a good 6 weeks of being the latest and greatest, must have or my world will collapse, top toys.  Well, start bagging up those relics and preparing to donate them to charity.  I am sure click to continue...

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60Beat GamePad Controller

Take a look at that photo above.  It looks like your standard console video game controller - really nothing too exciting.   On the other hand, looks can be deceiving.  The photo above is the 60Beat GamePad ($49.95), a game controller that uses no batteries, connects to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch via the headphone click to continue...

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By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire It's a marble maze.  It's a construction toy. It's a toy with a strange name. Yes, Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 from Mindware is all those things and more.  Imagine being able to build a house, dog, robot, unknown shape (my favorite) - like you would with construction toys that allow you to stack click to continue...

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Little Space Heroes

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be an astronaut.  For reasons my therapist will not let me get into, I did not become an astronaut.  Well, real world be damned - I am now living in the Little Space Heroes virtual world where I am more than an astronaut, I click to continue...

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Video game reviews for Parents and Kids

Today we are proud to launch the newest section of DadDoes.com - Video Game Reviews.  As we examined the landscape of online review sites we noticed that no one, absolutely nobody has ever done a video game review online.  Yep, we searched all of Google and found nothing... Ah, as it turns out our internet click to continue...

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