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Tag: toys
  • From building a birdhouse to playing bird bingo, there are plenty of fun ways to get kids excited about birds and birdwatching!

    Happy National Bird Day! From a young age, many kids are fascinated by birds. Whether she loves watching birds in the yard or learning about different types of birds through books or games, there are countless ways to enjoy our feathered friends. To help her get started, in this blog post, we've shared our favorite books about Mighty Girl bird lovers, plus a variety of toys, games, and clothing celebrating birds. For kids interested in birdwatching, we've also recommended a few kid-size binoculars and field guides perfect for young birders! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of toys and games to keep kids active indoors while sheltering in place.

    With winter weather here, kids are getting fewer opportunities for active play — which means they might be crawling up the walls! That means this holiday is the perfect opportunity to pick up a toy or game that gets her feet moving and her heart pumping, even if she can't head outside. To help you find the perfect options for your kids, we've featured our favorite indoor active play toys and games in this blog post. Whether she's climbing through a play tunnel, finding her center with a balance board, or even trying a little (foam) axe throwing, she'll love having a few new activities to try from the safety of home! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of the Hermione-themed toys and clothing for fans of all ages!

    Harry Potter may be the name on the book, but anyone who's read the series or watched the films knows that, more often than not, Hermione Granger is the one behind the plan that saves the day! For a generation of kids, this smart, confident, and courageous Mighty Girl has been one of the most beloved literary and film role models. In fact, when The Hollywood Reporter recently conducted a survey of 1,800 industry professionals, including actors, writers, and directors, Hermione Granger was selected as the favorite fictional female character of all time — by both male and female respondents. And with the series now in its third decade, the first book having been published in 1997, there are plenty of fans from a new generation who show that Hermione will be influencing young readers for years to come! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of math toys and games for curious Mighty Girls from toddlers to teens.

    Math is all around us! From making a purchase to doubling a recipe to estimating how much longer a trip will take, we use math every day. Yet for many people there's a pervasive myth that you're either "good at math" or "bad at math" — that it's a talent you're born with, not a skill you can grow and develop with practice. And this misperception often has a significant effect on girls, who are prone to believing that their math ability is innate and that girls are less gifted at math than boys. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of logic games to challenge kids of all ages!

    There's nothing better for challenging the brain than a good logic game! Whether you're going head to head against another player, or challenging yourself against the puzzles the game has to offer, these games keep players thinking and push their limits. Sure, they're great for teaching logic skills and deductive reasoning, but people play them because it's so much fun! With that in mind, we've put together a selection of our favorite logic games. From long-time favorites (chess anyone?) to unique new options, there's sure to be a game here to keep your Mighty Girl happily playing away for hours.

    For a wide variety of board games, cooperative games, single-player games, competitive party games, and more, visit our extensive Games Collection. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of space-themed toys and books for all ages!

    With this week's 54th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, many Mighty Girls are dreaming about the stars! From mapping the skies as pioneers of astronomical science to walking in space on shuttle missions, women have made countless contributions to humanity's exploration of space. To encourage kids' interest in space, and introduce them to these trailblazers, in the first part of this blog post, we've featured a variety of books for children, teens, and adults about ground-breaking women of space exploration. In the second part, we've showcased our favorite space-oriented science kits so kids can learn more about space and pretend play toys so they can imagine themselves flying into outer space. After all, the sky is no limit to the dreams of Mighty Girls! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of books, toys, and clothing for dino-loving girls of all ages!

    All too often, books, toys, and clothing featuring dinosaurs exclusively feature boys — but what about the countless dino-loving girls out there? There are plenty of girls who know a plesiosaur from a pachycephalosaurus, or who can talk for hours about the plant life of the Jurassic versus Triassic periods! And if you've got a dino-crazy Mighty Girl in your house, you may want to stock her bookshelves, toy box, and closet with things that remind her that dinos are definitely for girls. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of unicorn-themed books, toys, and clothing!

    For hundreds of years, there has been a mythical creature that has inspired wonder in generations: unicorns! It's hard to pinpoint why the appeal of unicorns has stood the test of time, but even today, there are plenty of unicorn-loving kids (and adults) in the world. And where there are unicorns, there are often Mighty Girls who dare to dream of mystical lands, believe in magic, and strike out in search of the extraordinary in our day-to-day world! Continue reading Continue reading

  • From building sets to dolls, toys offer a fun new way to introduce kids to trailblazing women throughout history!

    With all of the excitement, drama, and derring-do of women throughout history, why keep it to books? Women's history is full of impressive figures who smashed boundaries, stood up against injustice, and defiantly insisted on being true to themselves. When we pull their stories off the page, they become even more thrilling — and one way to do that is to bring women's history into the toy box! Dolls, games, building sets, and more provide a new way to spark an interest in women's history and a fun way to make these stories into part of day-to-day play. With options from toddlers to teens, the toys featured in this post will help kids discover remarkable women they may not have learned about in school, and introduce them to a variety of new role models to admire! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of games for children and teens where you work together to win!

    Most people associate board games with competition: players who work against one another in hopes of being the ultimate winner. And while these games can teach important skills — including how to be a good winner or loser — there's one skill they don't teach: cooperation. Working together as a team is an equally important lesson to learn, and it's also a great way to play when you've got a mixed group of different ages and abilities playing together! Continue reading Continue reading

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