Tanya K

Tanya is a optometrist assistant and married mother of one. She enjoys taking time from her busy life to try new products and write for us.

Blue Orange Games

With a  new holiday season upon us comes new games from Blue Orange! I have had the pleasure of playing many Blue Orange games including Dr.Eureka, Fast Flip, and lastly, most recently Dr.Beaker.  Blue Orange Games never disappoints my family, which is why I highly recommend those looking to gift a family game. These games are fun, entertaining and educational. Blue Orange Games is an award winnin...

Griddly games

Last year, Griddly poured out a cool new entry into the STEM product category with its Just Add Milk science activity craft kit. We had the pleasure of trying the ‘Just add Milk’ kit and now we have tried the ‘Just add Glue’ kit. Both are spectacular. Included in the ‘just add glue’ science and art kit are: two powdered bottles of food coloring, a bottle of glit...

Kiss Naturals DIY Beauty Kits for Girls

Kiss Naturals Diy Kits are a great holiday gift or a way for your child to make DIY gifts for friends and relatives. The Kiss Naturals lip balm kit comes with everything you need to make 6 flavored lip balms. They suggested age for Kiss Naturals is 6 and up, though kids as young as 4 will have no problem with this this craft with proper super vision. My daughter worked through this craft with enjo...

Mysteries in Time Subscription Box Review

Subscription boxes are a great holiday gift option. Your recipient will be thankful every month when they get a new box. From monthly candy boxes to monthly coffee boxes you can pretty much receive anything at your door on a monthly basis The choices are really endless thanks to the World Wide Web. Of the many options of mail order activity boxes for kids available, I recently tried a ‘Myste...

Orange Blue Games

School’s almost out for the summer. Before long you’ll be hearing- “Mom, I’m Bored!”  Keep kids entertained with Blue Orange Games! There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down to a fun game night with my family. One daunting task I face when selecting a new game to play with the family is finding a game that is not only fun for the my husband and I, but also fun a...

Super shrink by Peter Pauper Press Inc. has really taken me back to my own childhood. When I was a child we had fun with a similar craft by the name of Shriky Dinks. I was so excited to try the Super Shrink it with my daughter and create a similar childhood memory. This incredibly fun kit includes 8 Shrink It sheets pre-printed with neat designs, 8 pencil crayons and instruction booklet. This craf...

Easter is  two weeks away and my darling daughter is already gearing up for the holiday by adding Easter dazzle to note books, wallets, DYI Easter cards for her friends and more, thanks to ‘Foil It’ a foam sticker activity kit from Peter Pauper Press. I must admit that I was a little skeptical about this product at first. Although the box was attractively decorated with bright metallic colou...

Compose Yourself thinkfun

Think Fun has a large amount of innovative games to both heighten you imagination and stimulate your creative juices. One such game by Think Fun is an incredible musical composition game called Compose Yourself. Invented by world-famous composer and cellist Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself combines musical cards and an exclusive website into a multi-sensory experience that will have your child cr...

Ravenburger

Every child is an artist,” said Pablo Picasso. Art kits are a seriously easy, effective way to get kids creating. I have come to know and love many products by Ravensburger, including the most recent addition to our craft corner, the Aquarelle Glow Edition watercolor painting kit. The Aquarelle is an introductory watercolour art kit. Similar to the other Aquarelle kits, these kits contain se...

Shopkins ice cream parlour review

Top Toys for Shopkins Shopkins, Shopkins, SHOPKINS! These cute collectible characters have taken over my house and wouldn’t you know it they have made their way to my daughter’s Christmas wish again this year. My daughter just cannot get enough of these toys, which are created to mimic simple, real items you purchase every day. My daughter is so addicted, that even Rose, sends me any S...

Just add milk by Griddly Games

  I love the idea of giving a gift to a child that involves quality time together, discovery, and maybe even a little learning! The following Christmas gift idea offers just that. Winner of “Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Children’s Products Award”, Griddly Games ‘Just add Milk’ science + art kit not only sparks your child’s imagination, but it also exercises their brai...

A Different Kind of Safari

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the gift of reading. I have recently had the pleasure of reading a wonderful book, “A Different Kind of Safari”, with my seven year old daughter. This book is not only very well written, but also a great teaching tool.  The book is 32 pages with colorful illustrations on nearly every page. The target age of the reader runs from 9 to...

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