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I’m just a grandfather writing about classic toys from my childhood, and now my grandchildren are playing with the same classics. Our hope is these recommendations will help you make a decision so your children have the best experience and enjoyment with their toys.

Lego Ghostbusters ECTO-1

Lego Ghostbusters ECTO-1

This Lego Ghostbusters ECTO-1 (10274) building kit will surely become a classic. In the latest Ghostbusters movie “Afterlife” released in 2021, the ECTO-1 comes back to life. This 2352-piece set is a perfect building experience for any Lego or Ghostbuster fan. Our grandson Bobby is a huge ghostbusters fan along with a love for building …

Toy Story 4 Legos

Toy Story 4 Legos

In 1995 the animated movie Toy Story hit the big screen. Toy Story has gone on to give us all so much fun and entertainment over the last 25 years. Introducing us to Woody, and Buzz Lightyear the two main characters. Legos have not let us down either, as they have developed so many Lego …

American Girl Dolls a True Cherished Toy Find

American Girl Dolls

American Girl Dolls a true cherished toy find. Playtime is such a treasure to watch and you really have to cherish those times. Parents, you’ll cherish the times watching your little girls and their playtime with their dolls. Their creativity and imagination just run wild and is amazing to take it all in. These times …

How to Train Your Dragon Book Set

How to Train your Dragon Book Set

Fantasy movies for children and adults have always been popular. We all grew up with the ever famous Wizard of Oz. A classic movie for sure, and still so popular today. What does how to train your dragon book set to have to do with popular movies? Well, read on and we’ll find out why …

Cool Fun Science Experiments

Cool Fun Science Experiments

Explore the world of science with some cool fun science experiments. Kids are so curious as to how things work from a very early age. We’ve had this book since Bobby was about 5 years old. We continue having fun doing many of the experiments with him and his younger brother Tyler. This Cool Science Experiments …

Lionel Polar Express Train

Lionel Polar Express Train

Start a family tradition with a Lionel Polar Express Train. Lionel trains have been a long family tradition in our family. And, that tradition is now three generations deep. Every year as my dad was stringing the lights on the Christmas Tree my brothers and I would run to the attic to pull out the Lionel …

The Crayola Paint Maker

The Crayola Paint Maker

The Crayola Paint Maker Crayola does it again with the Crayola Paint Maker for ages 8+. This one is Bobby’s, and he has so much fun with it. Bobby is so into creating and experimenting, I think that’s why he likes this one so much. With the Crayola Paint maker, you get to mix and shake …

Play-Doh Dentist Playset

Play Doh Dentist Playset

It’s amazing what grandparents keep in their house for when the grandchildren visit. Our Play-Doh Dentist Playset is now on our fourth grandchild. Kids just love paly-doh and this Doctor Drill-N-Fill Play-Doh Dentist Playset fits the bill. This is so much fun for more than one child at a time. When our two granddaughters visit this …

Clue Junior

Clue Junior

Clue Junior is a spinoff of the classic Clue Board Game for adults. Clue Junior is not only fun for the kids. this classic spinoff makes a fun family night. Someone ate the last piece of cake. You will have to figure out who ate the cake? What time they did it? and, what they …

Melissa and Doug Brain Building Card Sets

Melissa and Doug Smarty Pants Brain Building Card Sets

Parents and grandparents, these Melissa and Doug Brain Building Card Sets are a must add to your children’s learning experience. The Smarty Pants sets are loaded with 120 brain-building cards with questions, puzzles, games, and activities. Tyler’s current set is Grade 1. Last year Jamie had the Kindergarten set for him and just loved them. The cards …

Secret Decoder Activity Sets

Secret decoder activity sets

Girls and boys alike will have so much fun playing super sleuth with these secret decoder activity sets from Melissa & Doug. Melissa & Doug is a well-known name for educational and learning toys. These secret decoder activity sets are certainly no exception. Our grandson Tyler spends hours cracking the codes and solving the mysteries with …

Beat the Parents Fun Family Trivia Board Game

Beat the Parents fun family trivia board game

Beat the Parents fun family trivia board game is one the whole family will enjoy. This game is a Kids Vs. Grown-Up fun trivia challenge. I can tell you that we’ve had so much family fun playing this game. The fun begins as adults answer questions about kids stuff, and kids answer questions that adults …

Fun Learning with Puzzles

Fun learning with puzzles

 Kids will have so much Fun Learning with Puzzles. We have several puzzles that we keep at our house for our grandchildren’s visits. We’ve had our 25 piece foam puzzle of Jake and the Neverland Pirates for years. It’s perfect and so much fun for our younger grandchildren.   Fun Learning with Puzzles: What can children learn from puzzles? From an …

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