The Toy Insider Announces Top Toys for Spring and Summer

Layout 1The Toy Insider has released its spring edition online at Featuring six categories of spring and summer toys, the Toy Insider assists gift givers in selecting the best toys for the outdoor and travel season.

“After playing with and testing hundreds of toys, we created a list that is jam-packed with play value and includes something for everyone,” says Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom. She reminds parents and gift givers to look for toys that provide active play or engaging play that will last for hours, and that will help kids “shut down” their devices and enjoy the great outdoors.

The six categories offer products for boys and girls of all ages, and include outdoor toys, water toys, travel toys and games, physical/active toys, nature and educational toys, and entertainment toys.

BeginAgain Toys Acquires ImagiPlay

Newly launched company BeginAgain Toys, created by Chris Clemmer and David Bowen, the founders of Sprig Toys, Inc., has acquired eco-toymaker ImagiPlay.

BeginAgain will launch its initial product lineup of more than 50 products at ABC Kids Expo, to be held September 23-26. The products will be available in stores this fall. In addition to its original playthings, BeginAgain will carry many of ImagiPlay’s wooden toys, and has plans to update several of ImagiPlay’s designs for release next year.

BeginAgain describes its eco-friendly toys as being “powered by kids, not batteries” and are made from “plant-based materials whenever possible.” The company said ImagiPlay’s rubberwood toys are a perfect addition to the BeginAgain workshop. ImagiPlay Founder Barbera Aimes will serve as an advisor to BeginAgain.