Child’s Play Gamers Charity

by Jeff McKinney Buying an item from the wish-list is easy, just visit the charity's website at ChildsPlayCharity and select the hospital from a map. You will then be directed to the wish list on a partner site like Amazon.com. The...

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Zhu On This!

By Chris Byrne PR says a toy may be toxic—but only to your peace of mind. I woke up this morning to news reports that the hottest toy of the season may have toxic levels of dangerous chemicals in it. “Not again,”...

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People’s Play Awards Results

If American families were given the chance to create their own ’Wish List’ of toys and games for the holiday season, which playthings would make the cut? TimetoPlayMag.com answers that question by revealing the winners of the 2009 People’s...

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The Toy Guy on Seattle Mom On The Go

TimeToPlay's own, Chris Byrne, aka the Toy Guy, wrote a guest blog post on Seattle Mom On The Go, a blog about being a "green" mom in Seattle. Here's an excerpt from Chris's post, titled "Green Toys For Eco-Conscious Families" "Green...

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Black Friday-Fun? Or Unnecessary Stress?

By Chris Byrne Last Sunday night, I was in Chicago, and Michigan Avenue was lined with people there to watch a parade—and participate in the “official” opening of Chicago’s Shopping season. For the rest of the nation, that begins the Friday...

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Superhero Mythology

By Jim Silver I always think about Super Heroes around Halloween because they tend to be the most popular costumes for boys. When I think of Super Heroes, I think of Batman, X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man, Power Rangers, and Superman...

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Balloon Boy, Trick-Or-Treat & The Evaporation of Reason

By Christopher Byrne Halloween is just over two weeks away, and already I’m hearing from parents who are afraid to let their children trick-or-treat. They are convinced, absolutely convinced, that their kids are going to get poisoned from candy or...

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What to do if the hot toy is unavailable?

By Jim Silver When a child makes out their holiday wish list, there are often one or two toys at the top that are the ones they "gotta get". Often a parent hopes to wait for this item to go...

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TTPM Holiday 2009 Most Wanted Toys

Predicted to be the most popular and best selling products of Holiday 2009, the Time to Play Most Wanted list is organized in ascending age order. Following is a detailed description of each of the 16 products named to...

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