If you have little boys, chances are you have Hot Wheels. Our home is no different. So I was happy to have the opportunity to review the Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare and host a testosterone-driven party at our house to check out the latest Hot Wheels track set. So I invited a couple of […]
When Radio Flyer asked if we’d be interested in reviewing the new Style N’ Ride RFX Scooter I quietly replied “YES!” I kept the scooter a secret until it arrived via UPS, knowing my 4 year old son wouldn’t be able to wait any longer than it would take to assemble… I was right. The […]
photo by George Eastman House In the first part of this series, we talked about the importance of reading and creating a reading environment to help bring out your child’s intellectual potential. There’s a lot more that you can do as a parent, though! Playtime is where children learn – absorb, really – without even […]
Whether we make them with wands or when we’re washing dishes, kids adore bubbles. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy or fun for adults to make them. We have always had hit and miss success with bubble wands and makers, often leading to disappointed kids and frustrated parents. So, I met my review opportunity for Gazillion […]
With a market that is overflowing with all the possible kinds of toys and playthings for toddlers, how is a parent to decide what to choose and what to leave behind? Here are some simple ideas on buying toddler toys and giving your toddler playthings that are safe, fun, and even educational.
I collect books, journals and scraps of pretty paper, but I haven’t ever had the patience to use them to put a scrapbook or a handmade book together. So you can imagine my trepidation when I received the Eye Can “Book in a Box” kit. My nine year old son, on the other hand, is a budding artist and reassured me that “stick figures count as art, too.”
For those not familiar, the Tamagotchi is a small, egg-shaped toy which children can raise as a virtual pet.
My daughter recently bought one for herself as well as a diary. If her diary is following the raising of her Tamagotchi, it would read as follows: