Empty Boxes & Hands-On Playthings Top High-Tech Toys On Pediatrician-Recommended ListSkip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity.
Top Tot Toys? Blocks & Boxes Recommended Over High-Tech ToysSimpler hands-on toys that parents and young children can play with together are preferable for healthy development.
Life-Size Lego Sports Car Has One Million Pieces And Really WorksLego's team took over 13,000 work hours to put the car's 1-million-plus pieces into place, and the result is a car that actually drove under its own power.
With Toys 'R' Us Gone, Amazon Reportedly Creating Its Own Toy CatalogThe online marketplace is reportedly planning to publish their own giant toy catalog during the holiday season.
Tyler The Tiger Tops Good Housekeeping's Top Toy AwardsOverall, 24 toys made it to the winner's table.
Gift Guide For Toys That Teach Science, Critical ThinkingMore and more parents are trying to find toys that do more than just entertain kids during the holidays.
Good Question: Why Are Boys And Girls Drawn To Different Toys?From "Star Wars," to Marvel, to the new "Ghostbusters" -- controversies are hitting the toy aisle. In some cases, female action figures have been left off the shelves for fear they would not sell as well.
Finding Minnesota: Red Wing Man's Model Tractors Show Decades Of Skill, ArtistryPete Freiheit was a farm kid who developed a love for history -- most of all the tractors used on his farm. So he started tinkering with some tools and built a few model tractors -- thousands of them, actually.
WATCH Group Releases List Of 10 Most Hazardous ToysFor those that are starting to think about holiday shopping, a new list is out that you may want to pay attention to. A consumer watchdog group just released its list of the 10 most dangerous toys. The Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, puts out this list each year.
Disney Unveils Star Wars Toys Amid Marketing BlitzThe release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.
Ohio Mom Calls Target Out Over 'Girls' Building Sets'An Ohio mother is 'calling out' Target on Twitter because of what she saw in the toy section of her local store.
Boy With Cerebral Palsy Donates His Presents To African KidsOne Twin Cities boy is about to do something most kids wouldn't dream of – he's giving away his Christmas gifts. Ten-year-old Cody Roemen has been raising money to bring toys and books to children in Tanzania. Instead of asking for Christmas presents, he asked his family to donate to his cause.
Sleigh Of Toys: Juvenile Arthritis Sufferer Brings Toys To Fellow PatientsA 12-year-old boy in Rosemount is dealing with a painful condition, but it clearly hasn't affected his heart.
Boy Seeks To Bring Sleigh Of Toys To Children's HospitalAs part of his treatment plan, 12-year-old Jarrett Michie, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, gets an infusion once a month at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
Phone Bank Raises $9,600 For Salvation ArmyThis week as part of the "Trees of Hope" campaign, WCCO-TV is working with the Salvation Army to give kids toys this holiday season.