Kids Toys & Products
4:18pm Many parents have found children's glasses sadly lacking when it comes to frame options for prescription lenses. Clearly has released its “Born to Be” collection for children, based on the latest fashion frames for adults.
Heidi Stevens 3:59pm We're not raising our girls and boys in a world that shows them - yet - that women and men can do all the same jobs.
Jessy Edwards 12:59pm A supermarket collectables craze has stormed the country, making for heavier shopping baskets, lighter wallets and more frenetic children. But it has also raised questions about the ethics behind the addictive little marketing campaigns.
Suzi Catchpole Many parents have found children's glasses sadly lacking when it comes to frame options for prescription lenses. Clearly has released its Born to Be collection for children, based on the latest fashion frames for adults.
Suzi Catchpole Kids towels just got a whole lot more interesting. Reversible Cosi towels have arty designs on one side and are plain on the other side so they can go bold or low-key while hitting the pool or beach.
Suzi Catchpole Don't get caught out when the hot weather hits; stock up in September and you'll be ready to hit the water in style.
Summer will be super-cute this year with a whole new collection of Sunny Life pool inflatables
Livia Gamble Filming his son's choice of doll and posting it on YouTube, Willis says to the camera: "How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?"
Livia Gamble A shoe company's latest ad campaign is going viral after featuring a four-year-old girl with Down syndrome.
Livia Gamble Target announced it would be removing all gender-based signs from their shelves. But not everyone is happy about it.
Livia Gamble Lego released a Duplo Community Set to educate kids about different people and occupations.
Livia Gamble Unable to find a Black Widow doll for her daughter, a Melbourne mum created one herself.
Livia Gamble The cup has been considered unsafe due to the button battery in the lid being unsecured.
Keith Coffman A stuffed teddy bear from the hit animated movie Minions is credited with breaking the fall of a 5-year-old Colorado girl who suffered only minor injuries after tumbling from a third-storey apartment window, police said on Friday.
Loren Smith May the force to not shop uncontrollably be with you.
Livia Gamble The website shut down after complaints from shoppers who purchased toys but never received them.
Loren Smith “Minionese has no translation to, or meaning in any recognized language. Any perceived similarities to words used within the English language are purely coincidental."
You've got to love a mum who will go the extra mile to make sure their child feels comfortable in the playground.
Letitia Rowlands and AAP With safety nets, covered springs and extra padding, it's easy to believe trampolines are much safer now than they were for previous generations of children.
Ariane Beeston Five research questions we want answered by the new Professor of Lego at The University of Cambridge.
Livia Gamble A new doll that turns red when it comes into contact with the sun is teaching kids the importance of sun protection.
Livia Gamble Brendan Lee took matters into his own hands after realising stores didn't stock 'Big Hero 6' toys for his daughter.
Natasha Singer The advent of connected toys that can record and talk back to children is likely to deepen this debate over the Internet of Things.
"All these years later, it suddenly shot out."
Livia Gamble To make shopping easier, Amazon offers its customers the option of filters and up until a few days ago shoppers could narrow their toy search results by either clicking 'boy' or 'girl'.
Livia Gamble When builder Ryan Flanaghan stumbled across a purple Beanie Baby at a car boot sale in the UK for under $20 - he knew it could be worth thousands.
Rosanna Price Burger King will be dropping the toys that accompany kids' meals, after stopping the televised advertising of meals targeted at children.
Amekia Barnes Six designer cubby houses are being auctioned to help fund studios for disadvantaged youths.
Livia Gamble Lego magazine is dishing out “beauty tips” for young girls who want to “change up their look”.
Mary Ward Privacy advocates are trying to stop Mattel from releasing "creepy" Hello Barbie.
Woolworths are back with a new collectable range that kids will no doubt go crazy for: Domino Stars.
Livia Gamble From Dreamworks Heroes to Super Animals, Woolworths are back with a new collectable range that kids will no doubt go crazy for: Domino Stars.
It was a sweet Friday for 30 sick kids charged with choosing this year's top showbags ahead of the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Mary Ward Ever walked down the doll aisle at a toy store and wondered: where are the dolls that look like little girls?
Zali Yager Launched in 1959, named after the inventor’s daughter Barbara, and owned by 99% of 3-10 year old girls in the USA, Barbie has been a popular request on young girls’ Christmas wish lists for 55 years.
Shan Li For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.
Kim Toffoletti Instead of dismissing Barbie as a bad role model for girls, researchers have suggested children can play with her in ways that don’t conform to gender expectations.
The dismissive reaction to the No Gender December toy campaign is predictable and understandable.
Victoria Birch You can't go wrong with gift giving if you look for presents that appeal to kids’ sense of adventure, play and imagination.
Judith Ireland Greens Senator, Larissa Waters, has urged parents to steer clear of gender marketed toys for kids this Christmas but not everyone agrees with her.
Jillian Kumagai Most of us probably can't remember what gifts we got for the holidays last year, much less 10 years ago, but we can remember the most iconic presents: the ones we wanted because everyone else did, too.
Tim Chester, London Tesco has removed a sign next to a superhero alarm clock reading "fun gifts for boys" from its stores after a social media backlash inspired by a seven-year-old girl.
Matt Townsend Frozen merchandise is the most coveted toy for girls this holiday season, knocking Barbie from the No. 1 position for the first time, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation.
Eitan Levine The future looks stuffed with promise for lost teddy bears in Britain.
Livia Gamble A 40-year-old letter to parents from Lego has resurfaced after a man posted it online.
This first appeared on Mashable. First Great Western, a U.K.-based travel and leisure company, set up the Teddy Rescue program to reconnect lost stuffed animals with their families. The company posts mugshots of forgotten dolls from the lost and founds of train stations in the U.K., and they're heartbreakingly sad, but also totally adorable.
Andrea Romano While most girls are used to seeing zits and body art in real life, it's not something they often see on their Barbie dolls — until now.
Not only does Lammily emulate an average 19-year-old American woman, she also comes with accessories that give her acne, cellulite, freckles, stretch marks, broken bones and much more.
If your child loves to draw and cuddle stuffed animals then this will be a match made in heaven. Budsies takes your kids drawings and turns them into one-of-a-kind plush toys.
Christine Erickson If this sounds like the perfect holiday gift for a child you know the clock is ticking.
Amber Robinson Brace yourselves parents: Woolworths has just released a new range of collectible animal cards, and these ones MAKE NOISE.
This first appeared on Mashable. Forget writing your novel or growing out your beard in November. Instead, just take pictures of adorable, tiny dinosaurs. The month-long tradition of Dinovember is back for the third year in a row. Started in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Refe and Susan Tuma, the project stages plastic, toy dinosaurs in various vignettes for the Internet's enjoyment. If you're planning on getting in on the fun, you better hurry before Dinovember goes extinct.
Laura Vitto The clip is a promotion for GoldieBlox's new "action figure for girls," which the ad claims will "break the mold."
Deborah Gough Toys 'R' Us has been forced to remove from its shelves drug dealer action figures based on the hit TV show Breaking Bad.
Amber Robinson If your child is already a fan of the Skylander games they will love Trap Team. The family-friendly video game is available on multiple platforms, making it a serious contender this Christmas.
Kerri Sackville If your daughter told you that Barbie murdered her parents would you be amused or seriously concerned? Kerri Sackville shares how playing with Barbie took a hilariously scary turn for the worst.
They're not due for release until November, but Russian Lego store franchise Mir Kubikov has prematurely released photos on their online store.
Sarah Halzack Nearly every holiday shopping season has a must-have toy that parents scramble to get under the Christmas tree. This year, forecasters expect the hottest holiday toy to be one based on the silver screen.
Livia Gamble Starring in his own YouTube channel, Evan, with the help of his dad, reviews the latest toys and games for kids.
Beau Donelly Swedish furniture giant Ikea has issued an urgent recall for a defective children's swing that may break and cause serious injury, its fourth product safety recall of a dangerous children's product this year.