What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

FUN AND GAMES

     Home  >  Articles  > Product Reviews
by Danielle Sullivan

Related:


Eerie Journey

   There’s nothing like walking through a haunted house for scary Halloween fun — except maybe riding through one! The Matchbox Pop-Up 360 Haunted House Playset enables kids to “drive” through four different haunted house-themed play areas: Flying Ghost, Axe-Wielding Knight, Giant Spider, and Spring-To-Life Skeleton. When the spooky fun is over, the accessories fit inside the playset case for quick and easy clean up. Best part for parents: the house packs up in seconds, and includes enough pieces for creative play but not so many as to cause a big mess! Ages 3 and up. $29.99.

Sibling Justice

   Some say the best way to conquer your fears is to face them head-on. Unknowingly, that’s exactly what happens to the boy in Trick or Treat on Monster Street by Danny Schnitzlein. This lyrical, rhyming book tells the story of what happens to a scared boy after he gets separated from his taunting brothers and ends up alone — on Monster Street! It’s a great read for the 4- to 8-year-old set, because eventually the tides turn and result in an amusing ending. Peachtree Publishers. $16.95.

 

News: Clues

   The newest version of the popular whodunit board game, Clue, is set in a celebrity-style mansion where a crime was committed during a party of the rich and famous. New weapons of choice include a baseball bat and a trophy (of course!). Each character now has a special power to help players discover clues more quickly. Clock cards add a sense of urgency by marking the time since the moment of the crime. On every eighth card drawn, the murderer strikes again. Ages 9 and up. $15.99.

 

Superhero Dress-up

   What little kid doesn’t want to be a superhero? Yet often the choices for superhero accessories are too commercial, or worse, violent. Little Capers hold the perfect blend of supernatural fun. Heart Hero shirts are T-shirts with attached capes made from 100 percent cotton (not the typical flimsy polyester) and available in long- and short-sleeved versions, for infants (without a cape) up to size 8. What older kids will love most are the Big Capes, shiny red capes for kids 4 and up, with sturdy Velcro around the collar. Great not only for Halloween; they may just become a staple of your child’s wardrobe. Big Capes $23; Heart Hero shirt $35-$37. www.littlecapers.com.


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Product Reviews Articles

Stuff We Like: Green Products for Kids

Stuff We Like: Feeding Baby
Books that Teach Children About Diversity and Tolerance
Stuff We Like: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Stuff We Like for Kids: Fun with Food

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Product Reviews Sponsors

Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop
5918 Ave. N.
Mill Basin, NY
718-513-3121
Spa-Tacular Party's@The Candy Shop is a new venue ...

Lango Kids, NYC
93 3rd
Brooklyn, NY
917-300-8789
Lango Brooklyn offers Spanish and Mandarin immersi...

Cross County Shopping Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers, NY
914-968-9570
Cross County Shopping Center is Westchester County...

Tutoring Center (The)
5 River Road
Wilton, CT
203-842-0137
Common sense tells us that children learn best whe...

In Touch With Your Health
Stony Brook, NY
631-689-2846
In Touch with Your Health is the holistic, medical...
See Our Product Reviews Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE