Toys That Teach

Toys That Teach: Fun, Educational Gadgets And Games For Kids

There are some great products out there that are entertaining and educational. The “Toy Insider” Mom, Laurie Schacht, joined us on The Couch with some great Toys that Teach.


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Toy Companies Cashing In On Summer Movies

Laurie Schact, the Toy Insider Mom, visited The Couch with some of the toys kids are going to be begging for once they leave the theater.


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‘Toy Hunter’ On The Couch

Just call him the ‘Indiana Jones’ of nostalgia. Jordan Hembrough is back on the road, seeking to rescue more priceless treasures from America’s attics.


Pac-Man and The Power Rangers join opening ceremonies at Toy Fair at Jacob Javitz Center(Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Bandai of America)

Toy Fair Takes Over Manhattan

The International Toy Fair has invaded Manhattan. TV 10-55’s Elise Finch was at the Javits Center, where everything from classic toys to interactive entertainment is on display.


Laurie Schact, The Toy Insider Mom on The Couch

110th Annual International Toy Fair Returns To NYC

Santa’s workshop has nothing on the Javits Center this week. It’s the sight of the International Toy Fair, which kicks off on Sunday. The largest toy trade show expects 31,000 market-goers from nearly 100 countries.


Pop-Up Toy Store for Sandy's Victims on Staten Island (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Pop-Up Toy Store Helps Sandy Victims Get Presents For Their Kids

Dennis McKeon runs the non profit ‘Where To Turn’ which is behind the holiday toy store. He said the idea evolved after getting piles of individual donations in the form of new toys.


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Last-Minute Shoppers Find Some ‘It’ Gifts Sold Out In Stores And Online

Last-minute shoppers have less than a week to get Christmas gifts for everyone on their lists.


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NYC Fire Commissioner Pushes Ban On Toy Lighters

Is it a lighter meant for adult use or a toy meant for a child to play with? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.


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Retro Toys Make A Comeback This Holiday Season

If you’re still thinking about what toys to buy your kids for Christmas, here’s a tip: Dig through your basement or attic. You may have one of this year’s hot toys – without even knowing it.


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Sacks For Sandy Nets 1,400 Toys For Children Affected By Storm

“Giving to kids who have been displaced, who have lost everything they own, it’s a good feeling,” organizer Michele Catalono said.


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Woman In Northern Burbs Works To Get Toys For Kids In Rockaways

With their families struggling to rebuild after superstorm Sandy, so many kids in our could go without gifts this holiday season. But one woman is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen to a single child in one community.


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NYPIRG Lists 19 Treacherous Toys For 2012 Holiday Season

With Christmas just around the corner, the New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a report intended to keep children safe this holiday season.


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NYC’s 6 Best Toy Stores

Whether you’re shopping for a tiny tot’s holiday gifts or just for your inner child, you’re in luck: New York has some of the world’s best toy stores. Here’s a short list of the city’s best.

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Destruction from Sandy at Cedar Grove Avenue on Staten Island (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Toy Drive Planned For Sandy’s Victims On Staten Island

With the holidays right around the corner, there is a goal on Staten Island to have the biggest toy drive that New York has ever seen.


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Agency Brings Toys, Hope For Families Hit By Superstorm Sandy

The holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, but for Jonelle Redmond, of Long Island, the wrath of Superstorm Sandy has dampened any holiday hopes. But one organization has a mission to help.