Manhattan Toy Blog

Their First Teacher is You - Part III
Simple teaching tips to encourage learning and development in your 6-12 month old!
Their First Teacher is You - Part II
Easy ways to encourage learning and development in your 3-6 month old!
Their First Teacher is You - Part I
You are everything to your child. Cook, caregiver, entertainer, chauffeur, and teacher. Yes, teacher! Read more on part one of our three-part series on teaching tips from birth to their first birthday.
Valentine Gifts for Ages 0 - 3 years
Are you looking for precious gifts for the little loves in your life? Our pro-tip: focus on developmental milestones.
17 Style Upgrades to Transform your Kids’ Room
Simple, budget-friendly ways to give a room a new look and feel.
2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Not sure what to get for the kiddos on your list? No worries, we have some great options for newborns to kindergarteners.
Investing in Our Future: Where We Are & Where We're Going
Discover how Manhattan Toy is creating a brighter future for our kids, our community, and the world.
Costume Inspiration in Two Easy Steps
Whether you're a halloween fanatic or a simply looking for costume inspiration. Here are two easy steps to inspire your costume creations for halloween and beyond.
4 Tips to Creating a Space for Playtime Learning
A beginners guide to creating a successful play space for your little ones. Check out these helpful tips to crafting the perfect learning-friendly environment for play and discovery.
Family Life On The Road
Planning a family road trip? Here are a few pro tips to set you up for success. 
Gifts Galore for Birthdays 1-4
Our top toy picks for kiddos 1-4. Perfect for the birthday babe!
Add It To The Babylist
Are you expecting? Or, have a mama friend who is? Then listen up because this article is all about must-have toys - add them seamlessly to your Babylist registry.
Around the World with LEGO® Minifigure Plush
Did you know we’ve partnered with the LEGO Group to create LEGO® minifigure plush? They are soft toy versions of LEGO character favorites. Available now across the globe! Here's where . . .
Sunny with a Chance of Baby Showers
Let's talk baby showers! We've got great gift ideas for the mom-to-be on your gift list.
That's Total MOM SENSE with Kanika
We are excited to share about our partnership with Kanika Chadda Gupta Founder of That's Total MOM SENSE podcast. Creative Director, Jeanne Bleu, sat down with Kanika to share about toy design, the importance of play and her own "mom sense" moments.
Easter Baskets by Design
Adorable Easter baskets; artfully crafted to ignite your basket creation process. Take a look, get inspired and have fun finding the perfect gifts and goodies for your little’s Easter basket this April!
Children are Always Listening - Resources for Navigating Complex Topics with Your Littles
Parenting through 2021 hasn't been easy, especially when having to answer difficult questions. That's why we're sharing a few resources for navigating complex and sometimes scary topics with your kids - election process, attack on the Capitol, Inauguration Day, and other relevant topics we are facing.
What is Voting All About? Five Ways to Teach Kids About Elections
What’s an election? How do people vote? Why is it such a big deal? Here, a few ideas to help our littlest citizens better understand the hows and whys of this important time.
Tips for Instilling Generosity & Empathy in Children—Starting at an Early Age
Wondering how you instill kindness, generosity, & empathy in children—starting at an early age? Discover helpful tips and kid-friendly resources for fostering these thoughtful life skills.
Toys that double as room decor
These eye-catching toys become beautiful decor in any playroom. Check out our top toy picks!
The Everything But The Baby Checklist
New baby on the way? This checklist covers the basics that’ll have you and your growing family off to the best possible start.