How fun would it be to play with this year’s hottest toys for the holidays AND get to talk with the companies behind those toys to find out what makes them so incredible? Dozens of bloggers from New York, Boston, and Philadelphia enjoyed that opportunity recently at the Biggest Day of Holiday of Play with The Big Toy Book, the Toy Insider, and Woman’s Day Magazine.

The event was held on the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower in an amazing space that offered gorgeous views of New York City. Even more exciting, the room was packed with toys that will be topping wish lists this holiday season.

From educational toys such as the LeapReader, from LeapFrog, to tech gadgets like the Silverlit Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG that syncs to your iDevice, to the ever-popular Disney line of toys including Sophia the First and Doc McStuffins, bloggers were able to play with all kinds of toys.
The companies behind the toys were also part of the fun, standing by to answer questions and explain how each item works. That was helpful with items like Zoomer, the robot puppy from Spin Master, which has to be trained like a real puppy to sit, roll over, and even play dead.
Bloggers enjoyed lunch and a quick run through of the toys by Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht, and at the end they were sent home with swag bags featuring some of the hot items that were shared at the event.


Desiree Miller is a member of the 2013-2014 Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board. She is also a blogger at You can follow her on Twitter at @DesireeMiller.

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Desiree Miller

Desiree Miller

Desiree is a blogger at has four children. Two boys ages 19 and 16 and two girls ages 15 and 8!