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14
May

Top 7 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained While Traveling

If you’re like most parents, you want to give your kids a great summer. And that often includes a family vacation somewhere fun. The trouble is that most kids hate traveling, which leads to a tedious trip that starts parents off on the wrong foot. How can you keep keep kids entertained?  All you want is for your kids to have [...]
9
Apr

Free In-Store Easter Events at Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse

Looking for somewhere to take your kids for Easter activities?  Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse is hosting several Free In-Store Easter Events this weekend and next. All of our events are free and open to children of all ages at our two locations. (And we’ve also got instructions for a fun Easter craft you and your kid can do at [...]
3
Apr

Top 10 Easter Board Books for Little Kids

Are you looking for an Easter gift for a young child? Board books are always a good choice. Reading to children is a great way to bond, as well as teaching the child basic reading skills that will help them learn to read on their own eventually. And there are plenty of board book options that fit the Easter theme. [...]
26
Mar

Spring Cleaning is the Perfect Time to Reevaluate Kids’ Toy Needs

Spring has finally arrived, and with it the time for tidying up, and reevaluating kids’ toy needs. Something about the warmer weather inspires us to feel energized and ready to brighten our homes. It’s important to remember, though, that spring cleaning is about making our homes better to live in. And part of that is improving on the items within [...]
11
Mar

Kids Meet Your Favorite Characters During March Break

There’s a reason why theme parks like Disney World keep a lot of characters around. Kids absolutely love meeting the characters from their favorite movies and shows. And let’s face it: It can be difficult to come up with ideas for keeping little ones busy on their spring break from school. So at Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse, we’ve decided [...]
7
Feb

How to Make the Most of Family Day 2019

Spending time with family has benefits for both children and adults. It builds bonds, encourages positive behavior, and nurtures the mental health of each individual. That’s one of the reasons we take family time seriously at Samko and Miko Toy Warehouse. We know that toys and games are not really about frivolous spending when it comes right down to it. [...]
2
Feb

Should I Give a Personalized Gift for Valentine’s Day?

Personalized valentine's gifts take a little more time, effort, and planning. And that’s exactly the point. When you take the time to order a gift with someone’s name or a special message just for them, they know you didn’t just run to a store at the last minute and grab anything available. They know you put thought into a gift [...]
14
Jan

10 Ways to Encourage Creativity on Kid Inventors’ Day

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” That’s what computer scientist, Alan Kay says. Kids are the future inventors of our society. And encouraging them to create and innovate spurs new ideas for future problem solving. Kid Inventors’ Day is on January 17th, and it’s all about encouraging creativity in children. You can provide your child [...]
6
Jan

Kids of All Ages Can Be Included in Family Game Night this Puzzle Day

Puzzle Day is a great time for a family game night.  Family game night is a long held tradition that waned somewhat in recent years. But more and more parents are remembering why family game night is such a great idea. Making puzzles and playing board games helps family members to bond and build happy memories together. And the face-to-face [...]
10
Dec

7 Reasons Shopping Online Makes Last Minute Gifts Easier

Chances are if you’re like most people, at some point or another, you’ve found yourself struggling to find a few of the gifts on your giving list at the last minute. Life gets busy. It happens. But it’s also super stressful. And no one needs extra stress during the holidays. The good news is you don’t have to put extra [...]
1
Dec

Top 5 Holiday Toys for Kids Ages 3-9

Kids between the ages of 3 and 9 are really in the sweet spot for enjoying hands-on toys, that's why we've crated this quick list of the top 5 holiday toys for kids ages 3-9. Earlier than the age of 3, pretty much anything can be interesting, so the choice of toy isn’t as important. And after that age, playing [...]
24
Oct

Top 10 Hands-On Toys Under $20

Never underestimate the power of toys on a child’s intelligence, happiness, and behavior. We’re not talking about spoiling or bribery. We’re talking about providing kids with activities that allow them to explore and better understand the world around them.  There no better way to do than with Hands-On Toys. Every child should have some toys that allow for hands-on interaction. [...]
12
Oct

The Secret to Keeping Kids Focused

Are you tired of watching your kid come home from school every day only to flop in front of a screen? Do you get frustrated that they seem easily distracted from completing homework assignments or household chores? Or that they only seem to put in half effort?  The secret to keeping kids focused can be done through sports and outdoor [...]
24
Sep

Best Kid Costumes for Halloween 2018

Looking for Halloween costume ideas for your kids? We’ve got you covered. Samko and Miko Toy Warehouse now carries Kid Costumes for Halloween 2018. And we’ve compiled a list of our favourites.  For more fun dress-up toys and costumes click here. Take a look. GhostBuster Kid Costume for Halloween Going trick-or-treating as a GhostBuster is a costume kids never get [...]
10
Sep

The Samko and Miko Toy Warehouse Sale

With the fall of Toys R Us in the US, it may seem like toys aren’t important anymore. But that’s just not the case, especially at Samko and Miko toy warehouse sale. The big retailer’s problem wasn’t a lack of interest from children and parents, as evidenced in this news article about an 8-year-old boy who sent $3 of his [...]
20
Aug

Here are the Top Back-to-School Items

Yes, back-to-school lists can be long and filled with things you don’t understand, like why your kid needs 50 glue sticks for one school year. It’s completely understandable that you feel done with shopping and hope not to look at another school supplies aisle for the next twelve months. But before you vow not to buy another item, consider that [...]
12
Aug

Prepare Kids for School with New Books

If you’re like a lot of parents during back-to-school season, you’re probably always on the lookout for good ways to help your kids get back into their school schedule and stay on top of homework from the outset. You’re in good company. We see a lot of parents at Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse who prepare kids for school by [...]