Being a huge sports fan, I love sports toys. However, there haven’t been too many good ones introduced over the last few years that were truly kids friendly. Luckily, there’s a new line of EA branded sports toys being introduced by Toy Island that are not only great for kids, but Dads will be battling to get their fair share of playtime. My favorite, being a huge football … [Read more...] about Play Ball!
Just when everybody is in the “summer groove,” it’s time to start thinking “back to school.” Can it really be time to go back to school already? If you live in either Florida or South Carolina, you get an early jump on the rest of the country. If your children are a little older, they start heading for college in mid August. As a parent, it can be as depressing for you as it is … [Read more...] about Back to School Basics
As a father, July has always been my favorite month. Kids are out of school, graduation parties are ending, prom is over (with two teenage girls attending this year, the event hit my house particularly hard) and back to school planning doesn’t begin for another three weeks. In the toy world, this is also a great time to shop. This is generally the slowest time of year for … [Read more...] about Best Buys in the Toy Aisles this July
I've always referred to Fathers Day as the “Rodney Dangerfield Holiday;” it gets no respect. I have gone to my kids' dance recitals on Father's Day, had friends take their kids to their sports games or practices on Father's Day, or had some other event scheduled on that day that would never, ever be scheduled on Mother’s Day. However, through the years, I've almost accepted the … [Read more...] about Father’s Day Gifting – The Best Present Is One That Can Be Enjoyed With Your Kids
Finally, the weather has been starting to heat up. While it hasn’t been a terribly cold winter in NY, it has felt like a long one. The warm weather signals the start of two things for me: Outdoor tennis season and all types of outside kid play.In my own terms of having fun in the sun, I’ve always defined play in one of two ways: Water or no water. While children are a lot more … [Read more...] about Musings On Spring Fun: Simple Toys Sometimes Make The Best Toys