Archive for toys

Chrismukkah: In Review

Chrismukkah is over at our mixed-marriage residence.  Please ignore those lingering decorations. It’s time to call out just a few of the Santa (and Hanukkah) successes of the 2012 Holiday season. Disney Apples To Apples – Surely, you have played the adult-targeted version of this game at a party or two – possibly under the influence of […]

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Meet the zanimals: Cute, Cuddly and Handmade

At Nugget Island, we love unique goods for kids, and it doesn’t get any more unique than handmade. The zanimals are cute stuffed critters made of knee socks and other new & recycled clean materials,  stuffed with 100% polyester fiberfill. The zanimals were brought to life by Suzanne Pollack, a Boston-based artist from my childhood hometown who […]

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Toy Fair ’11: Nuggets from the Show Floor

Admittedly, I did not get to spend too much time at Toy Fair. I was in attendance for the sister Engage event, so I only got a few hours to peruse the Toy Fair floor to seek out things that were of personal interest. Below are just a few of the items that caught my […]

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Gamewright Gets It Right

Boston-area company Gamewright has been churning out creative, quality games for kids and families since its foundation in 1994.  Creators of familiar and reknowned titles like Slamwich, Rat-a-Tat Cat, In a Pickle, and the Scrambled States of America, Gamewright creates refreshingly low-tech games with a focus on interaction, learning and fun.  The company has gone […]

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FaceChipz: A Rest-Easy Closed Social Network Concept

I was recently quite surprised to find out I had some family members and friends who allowed their children to have profiles on Facebook. Checking out the Facebook policy, it is quite clear that this not a social network that wants children under 13 as members. For obvious reasons that can be hashed out on […]

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