Odds are very good that if you child has a favourite character, that character has a special DVD to enjoy during the holiday season! NCircle Entertainment has some great holiday options that features some familiar faces and are a nice change of pace for the winter. I was sent a package of four holiday themed DVDs: A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!, The Snowman, Calliou's Holiday Movie and Octonauts: The Very Vegimal Christmas. Keep reading and you can enter to win them for Read more [...]
Winter has arrived here in Ottawa, and after 3 days of cold I am almost ready to dig out some games that I have set aside for Christmas just to give us something new and fun to do! My friends at a Wonder Forge sent a board game for each of my daughters that I know they'll love. I love board games because they can teach so many things while you play, and the really fun board games inspire all sorts of imaginative play and 'house rules' that really keep things interesting!
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I can never predict which doll will become a favourite in our house. Ashlyn has had her special doll, Flower Baby, since she was 2. Flower Baby is a snuggly baby with a plastic head, which is great for playing Mommy. However, Ashlyn is starting to play in more mature ways now, acting out social situations and trying out new ways to behave, and she wants a doll that is more like her to play with: a young girl, not a baby or a grown up. I can't wait to surprise her with a Maplelea Girls doll on Read more [...]
It's funny how the older my daughters get, the smaller their toys are. The magical world of Lalaloopsy™ is now tinier - and cuter! - than ever with Lalaloopsy Tinies™. Featuring over 100 unique Lalaloopsy™ characters and pets, they come in sets of 10 and each pack has a surprise character to add to the fun. These cuties would make a great stocking stuffer!
Add to the fun with Lalaloopsy Tinies™ Houses. These tiny houses come with an exclusive Lalaloopsy Tinies™ character and Read more [...]
When I was approached about including the Sphero Ollie, the robot that is controlled by an app for your Apple or Android device, in my Holiday Gift Guide, I did not hesitate to say yes! Oh, not for my daughters, or even for me. This little guy will be wrapped and under the tree for my husband (now is the real test of if he reads my blog, isn't it!). A mere 9.96" x 4.84" x 4.29" inches and 1.3 pounds, Ollie is going to be hours of fun for our whole family because there is no way that the girls Read more [...]
Sometimes I work with a company that has such a great product, I can't wait to work with them again. Libre Tea is definitely one of those companies! Yes, I did just work with Libre Tea in September, but as soon as my Starburst Tea Glass arrived, my husband tried to take it to his work on me! Since I wasn't really interested in sharing (an afternoon tea has become a necessity for me to function these days), Libre Tea was gracious enough to send my husband a tea glass of his own.
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It always makes me happy when a toy that we love, that is also teaching my children something, is so successful that there are different versions available. Ashlyn was given GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine last year and while it took her a little while to really figure out how to use it, it has been getting a lot of play over the last couple of months, so I can't wait to surprise her with the new GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine!
Goldie and her friends need to save the Bloxtown Read more [...]
Lalaloopsy™ dolls, those fantastic former rag dolls who magically came to life one day, have been a mainstay in our house for years, so it's always exciting when they release a new doll! This holiday season, you can give a special child in your life a chance to be creative with their very own Lalaloopsy™ Color Me doll.
Chalkboard (black) and Whiteboard (white) are hard plastic dolls that come with special markers that you can use to colour directly on them, or on the included stamps Read more [...]
It still amazes me how much technology that my children have access to on a daily basis! I certainly don't want them to be behind their peers, and we're clearly not against screen time, but I have no interest in handing over my laptop or our tablet to young children who are still known to have sticky hands or a tendency to jump up off the couch, completely forgetting about what might be in their lap. My friends at VTech Canada are playing Santa by sending their InnoTab MAX in pink for my daughters Read more [...]
I wanted to remind you all that my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide starts on Monday! I have some really great giveaways coming up that I can't wait to share with all of you. I do want to warn you that posts will not be every day, and may be posted at strange times; I am taking 2 college courses this semester and I have at least 4 assignments that will be due in November plus finals in early December. I'm so glad that I have so many fun posts to blog about and I hope that you get some great ideas for the Read more [...]