The holidays are just around the corner. And with the influx of the season comes chatter and discussion about what toys will be the toys the kids will want this Christmas. As a Time to Play Panelist, I get to see firsthand the toys, games, and kid-friendly gadgets that will be popular amongst the kiddos, and I will be able to bring a full report to you. I am once again heading to New York City for the Time to Play 2013 Holiday Showcase, which will be full of fun and play for everyone attending. In addition, during the event, Time to Play will unveil their coveted 2013 Most Wanted List—a countdown of the toys and games that will be the toys of the season.
Make sure to follow my travel exploits and rundown of my Time to Play trip on Twitter (@TheCubicleChick) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheCubicleChick). I am going to try to make sure I take plenty of photos and video while I am there.
In addition, just in time for the holidays, Time to Play is releasing a new free mobile application called Shop for Kids. The app is available on both the iOS and Android platforms and features reviews and price comparisons of the toys your child wants.
Here’s more information via the press release:
“The Shop for Kids app is a game changer. It’s an all-in-one mobile shopping tool that takes the guesswork out of finding the best products for the kids in your life at the best prices,” said Jim Silver, CEO and editor-in-chief of TimetoPlayMag.com. “The app leverages our unparalleled database to provide search results alongside live pricing at major retailers in real time. There is nothing like it out there, and we are confident it will change the way people shop for kids.”
Exciting features include:
- · INSTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION
o Simply scan the product’s UPC code or type into the search bar to access the TimetoPlayMag.com database to view:
§ Complete product profile – what it is, why it’s fun, who it’s for, and what to be aware of
§ Video review – independent editorial review of the product complete with a demonstration of how it works and pros and cons
§ Editor’s Ranking – based on the product category each item is rated 1-5 stars on several important factors including fun, repeat play, assembly and instructions, learning curve, quality, and more
- · LIVE PRICE COMPARISON
o View real-time, online price and availability of a product at major retailers: Wal-Mart, Toys“R”Us, Target, Amazon, Kmart
o Click through to purchase immediately on retailers’ sites
- · THOUSANDS OF PRODUCT REVIEWS
o Explore the TimetoPlayMag.com database with thousands of reviews, including toys, baby products, video games, sporting goods, kids electronics, children’s books, movies and apps, and more
o Search the database using filters for gender, age, type of product and price range
- · BIRTHDAY REMINDER
o Add children’s birthdays to the user profile to receive personalized alerts when birthdays are near
- · SAVE & SHARE
o Bookmark favorite products
o Share products via Facebook, Twitter, email or text message
- · GIVEAWAYS
o One click entry into the TimetoPlayMag.com Daily Giveaway sweepstakes
The Shop for Kids app by TimetoPlayMag.com is now available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play store. For more information or to download the app, visit TimetoPlayMag.com/APP
I have downloaded the app but haven’t had time to play with it yet. Stay tuned for a comprehensive review of the application, as well as my thoughts on how I use it to get the scoop on all things kids toys, games, sporting goods, and more in the next few weeks.
Disclaimer: As a Time to Play Parent Panelist, I am paid to contribute and share their information, posts, and tips.