Toy and Game Reviews

Shopkins ice cream parlour review

Deck the aisles it’s a Shopkins Christmas. Shopkins, Shopkins, SHOPKINS! These cute collectible characters have taken over my house. 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 Shopkin bargains she finds. I was trilled to find that Showcase, Giant Tiger now car...[Read More]

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...[Read More]

Miniature sandbox

I love sensory play as it is allows kids to explore freely. Sensory play also supports cognitive growth, problem solving skills, fine and gross motor skills, language development, and social interaction. There are many sensory activities. My daughter’s favorite is anything to due with water. Over the summer my daughter had loads of fun with her new water table. We actually owned two- though ...[Read More]

Tubby Table

Bath time doesn’t just have to be about getting clean. We have found all sorts of ways to use the bath for play, from bath crayons, which are ideal for developing hand-eye coordination to squeezable water critters, which encourage motor skills to flashing ducks that create quite the sensory bath-time experience. The newest addition to my daughter’s bath-time fun is the Tubby Table. Mea...[Read More]

Halloween candy

Don’t Let Halloween Spook Away Healthy Choices Halloween is one of the most fun and festive holidays for kids of all ages.  This year in in lieu of candy to hand out to neighborhood trick-or-treaters, might we suggest these alternatives from the fine folks at Hasbro. Not only will children love them , but parents will be pleased that you handed out an item that won’t send their kids to...[Read More]

Play-Doh

In celebration of National PLAY-DOH Day on September 16, 2015, my daughter and I got into the spirit of the celebration with some Fall Play-Doh activities. We started out by scalping Canadian leaves, which show our Canadian pride. National PLAY-DOH Day, celebrated annually on September 16, was created by Hasbro in 2006 to honor the childhood staple that continues to captivate the imaginations of m...[Read More]

colorama game

Learning about shapes and colors is a necessary step in your preschooler’s education. Color is one of the first ways your preschooler makes distinctions among things she sees. By incorporating colors to describe various items, your child expands their vocabulary too. One obvious reason for learning about shapes is to practice geometry skills. Recognizing shapes is also a a pre-reading skill,...[Read More]

Shopkins Top Trumps

The best way for your young child to learn is through fun and repeatable activities. Did you know some of the best learning tools for your child(ren) are right at your fingertips? There are all sorts of fun Preschool games that promote learning concepts such as sorting, counting, and matching. Puzzles are a great way to enforce sorting as well as matching. Memory match games make it easy for kids ...[Read More]

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