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Lisa Tolin

Contributor

Lisa Tolin (she/her) is a contributor to TODAY. Her debut picture book,"How to Be a Rock Star," illustrated by Daniel Duncan, published in 2022. Previously, she was head of special projects for TODAY and supervising health editor for NBC News Digital, and held various roles for The Associated Press, including East Coast lifestyle and entertainment editor. 

Lisa Tolin (she/her) is a contributor to TODAY. Her debut picture book,"How to Be a Rock Star," illustrated by Daniel Duncan, published in 2022. Previously, she was head of special projects for TODAY and supervising health editor for NBC News Digital, and held various roles for The Associated Press, including East Coast lifestyle and entertainment editor. 

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The 50 best gifts for 1-year-olds that cultivate learning and encourage creativity

Find the best gifts for 1-year-old boys and girls from open-ended toys, blocks, plushies and more.

Impress your 8-year-old with these fun gifts that spark creativity and encourage learning

Need to find gifts for 8-year-olds? Shop the best toys and gifts for 8-year-old boys and girls including graphic novels, an instant camera and Legos.

55 creative and interactive gifts five-year-olds won’t stop playing with in 2024

Here are the best gifts for 5-year-old girls and boys. Shop great gifts and toys from bath crayons, Doorables, slime kits, construction sets and more.

Starting at $8, these fun and educational gifts will entertain your 2-year-old for hours

Find the best gifts for 2-year-old boys and girls this year. Browse unique toys for 2-year-olds, including Fisher-Price, Lego, books and developmental toys.

56 toys for imaginative 4-year-olds to unlock the power of pretend

Shopping for the best gifts for 4-year-old boys or the best gifts for 4-year-old girls? Find top toys including Melissa & Doug, Lego, Fat Brain Toys and more.

Level up your 3-year-old’s ABCs and 123s with 48 gifts that take playtime to the next level

These are the best gifts and toys that curious 3-year-old boys and girls will love. See puzzles, arts & crafts, and more from retailers like Target and Walmart.

From Legos to Magic Mixies, we found the best gifts for your 7-year-old that are both fun and educational

Shop the best gifts for 7-year-old boys and girls. Find toy ideas for 7-year-old girls and boys like birthday gifts, education toys, inexpensive gifts and more.

Stumped on what to gift your 6-year-old? These gifts fit the bill for the creative, curious and competitive kids

Shop the best gifts for 6-year-olds. Browse toys for 6-year-old girls and boys including walkie talkies, craft kits, Lego and Bluetooth karaoke microphones.

Stay true to your shelf with these children’s and young adult books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day

Here are the 60 best Valentine's Day and romance books for early, middle and advanced readers, from authors like Eric Carle, John Green, Colleen Hoover and more.
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How to wrap a present perfectly each and every time

Wondering how to wrap a present that will impress? Follow these step-by-step instructions and tips to wrap a gift perfectly on Christmas and beyond.

Child development experts share the best gifts for babies — plus, more of our top picks

The best baby gifts can stimulate the senses and withstand heavy drool. Find gifts for baby boys and girls including baby books, teething toys and play mats.