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Category: toys
  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of indoor toys and games to keep Mighty Girls active even when it's cold outside!

    When it's cold outside, kids are often stuck inside for much of the day — but that doesn't mean they can't stay active! It only takes a few fun toys and games to get kids moving and keep bodies healthy and brains busy. If you're a parent or educator looking for ways to burn off kids' extra energy indoors, we've highlighted our favorite indoor active play toys and games in this blog post. From ride-ons to balance boards to relay games, the featured toys will get hearts pumping and kids laughing! It's the perfect way to keep kids of all ages active until they can get outside again! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of books, toys, clothing, and room decor featuring Rey!

    For decades, many girls have loved the exciting stories of the Star Wars universe. But whether they were fans of the original rebel princess, Princess Leia, or eagerly followed the adventures of other Star Wars characters, like Padme Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, or Sabine Wren, it's often been challenging to find merchandise that celebrated the characters that they loved.

    With the arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and the revelation that the film's star, Rey, was female — excitement began to build. But despite Rey's prominence in the film, fans were dismayed to discover that products featuring her were few and far between. This led to a hashtag campaign, #WheresRey, dedicated to seeking better representation of female characters — in particular Rey — in Star Wars merchandise. Fortunately, companies began to respond to the demand and provide more options for Rey fans.

    In advance of the highly anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in this blog post, we're showcasing a variety of books, toys, clothing, and decor featuring Rey, as she is shown in both films. Whether you're seeking a storybook for a young fan, an action figure depicting Rey during her Jedi training, or artwork featuring Rey, there are many more options for all ages. Now, fans of this courageous and determined Mighty Girl character can read stories, play with toys, dress up, and decorate the walls — all with Rey! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of Wonder Woman-themed books, toys, costumes, and clothing for children and adults.

    For seventy-five years, Diana of the Amazons — better known to the world as Wonder Woman — has been thrilling fans young and old! The DC superhero has been an icon of feminism, a champion of peace and truth, and an inspiration to girls in particular, presenting them with a strong, powerful female pop culture role model. And with the live-action Wonder Woman movie becoming one of this year's blockbuster successes, a whole new generation of Mighty Girls has been thrilled to see their hero on the big screen!

    To celebrate Wonder Woman's rise, we've put together a blog post showcasing our favorite Wonder Woman-themed books, toys, costumes, and clothing for both children and adults. No matter your age, there's plenty of ways that you can let your love of Wonder Woman shine! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of girl-empowering pretend play toys!

    Remember spending hours enjoying imaginary play? Most adults fondly recall hours, days, and sometimes years of pretending — from career dress-up to action figure adventures to playing house. These flights of fancy develop all sorts of skills in our kids, from cooperating with other kids to understanding of how our world works, but most importantly, they are lots of fun!

    To spark your Mighty Girl's imagination this holiday, we've collected a selection of our favorite pretend play toys. Unlike toys and games that move a storyline in one direction, these flexible toys encourage kids to create — and recreate! — their own stories. Whether she's dreaming of superheroes or space travel, cooking or caring for patients, there's something in our recommendations that's sure to catch her attention and prompt even more exciting play. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of Hape Toys for Holiday Deals Week!

    With a week full of great deals — perfectly timed for holiday shopping — we know that our community has their eyes open for exciting options for the kids on their gift lists. For Wednesday only, Amazon is offering a special promotion on toys from Hape, a company that makes high-quality, gender-neutral, ecologically-conscious toys, and we wanted to make sure our community didn't miss out!

    In this blog post, we're highlighting twenty Hape toys suitable for young children. From marble runs to art easels, from wagons to workbenches, these toys encourage creative, open-ended play that's great for all kids, girls and boys alike. Plus, their solid wood construction ensures that they're durable enough to take everything that your Mighty Girls have to dish out! Parents will also appreciate eco-friendly details like the sustainably sourced wood, BPA-free plastic, and non-toxic dyes used in Hape's construction. Most importantly, these are toys that have stood the test of time that kids will love! Continue reading Continue reading

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

    When LEGO's Women of NASA Building Set was released earlier this month, it sold out within a day. Clearly, there are a lot of Mighty Girls out there who are dreaming of outer space! While the set is now back in stock, there are also plenty of other options to inspire kids who are interested in space, as well as introduce them to trailblazing women of space exploration.

    To that end, in our Reach For the Stars blog post, we've showcased a selection of books, toys, and science kits to delight space-loving Mighty Girls from toddlers to teens! In the first half, we feature a range of space-oriented toys and science kits for all ages; while, in the second half, we share books for all ages (including adults) about women of the space program. From the earliest astronomers, to the mathematicians and engineers who helped NASA design and launch their rockets, to the ground-breaking female astronauts who stepped outside our atmosphere, they're sure to show your Mighty Girl that there's no limit to her dreams! Continue reading Continue reading

  • Our top picks of affordable gifts for the birthday Mighty Girls in your life!

    If you're raising a Mighty Girl, you might want to share the fun by seeking out girl-empowering gifts for her friends' birthdays! The range of gifts marketed to girls is often extremely limited and highly gendered — so a little variety can encourage the birthday girl to explore new interests that she might not have considered before receiving the gift.

    With that in mind, we've pulled together a selection of our favorite girl-empowering birthday gifts that are all under $25 so they fit within birthday-gift budgets. With a wide variety of toys, ranging from science to pretend play to games, there's something here to appeal to every child! And, if your Mighty Girl has a birthday coming up, you can also share this blog post or direct them to our extensive toy collection to encourage friends and family to think a little outside of the toys traditionally marketed to girls when gift shopping.

    If you're looking for a fun Mighty Girl party favor idea, check out this Superhero Cape and Mask Set, which includes cape and mask sets featuring Spider-Girl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl.

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  • 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!

    Cooperative board games are becoming increasingly common, and they provide a totally different flavor for a family or classroom game session. To introduce you to fun twist on the classic board game, in this blog post, we've featured 40 of favorite cooperative games for all ages! From simple games that encourage preschoolers to cooperate in order to achieve a common goal to complex games in which teens and adults have to strategize together and collaborate to complete a mission, these games do more than provide an evening's entertainment: they create a sense of teamwork and unity that players will love.

    For a wide variety of logic and strategy 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 math toys and games for curious Mighty Girls from toddlers to teens.

    building-toys-blog-websiteMath 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.

    Fortunately, the parents and educators of Mighty Girls know that girls can — and do! — excel at math, and that it's a skill that can improve with practice. To help your own Mighty Girl excel, there's no better way than by providing her with toys and games that build math skills while bringing the play back into numbers. With that in mind, in this blog post, we've showcased our favorite math-themed toys and games! Whether the Mighty Girl in your life is a toddler or a teen, there's something here to get everyone 'adding it up'! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's recommendations for books, toys, and activities to inspire a lifelong love of writing and storytelling in kids of all ages.


    If there’s one thing anyone who spends time around young kids knows, it’s that they are born storytellers! Children’s vivid imaginations and lack of preconceptions make for wild, fascinating, unexpected stories, and during their toddler and preschool years, we encourage them to explore and elaborate on their inventions. And most kids are thrilled when they start learning to write — finally, they have the opportunity to make their vision permanent, and share their ideas whenever they please.

    But as kids move through elementary school and beyond, it’s all too easy for them to lose their love of writing and storytelling. The scrutiny of teachers and peers can make kids doubt their ability to create a “good” story, and too often writing becomes a chore, rather than a pleasure.

    Fortunately, that’s not the way things have to end! It is possible to kids to keep their love of telling a good story, and develop it into a lifelong passion — and for some, even a career. This blog post provides a selection of books, toys, and activities for all ages that will get your child’s creative writing juices flowing. And who knows? You might find your own fingers itching for paper and pen… Continue reading Continue reading

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