Disney's Pete's Dragon is available now on Blu-Ray + DVD and Digital HD, and it would make a wonderful present this holiday season! I grew up loving the original 1977 "Pete's Dragon", which I watched on VHS (and sang along to and cried over) many a time, so when I heard that they were remaking it, I really couldn't figure out how it would work. Disney took the same basic story - a orphaned boy befriends a dragon named Elliott, who no one else can see - but took out the songs and the abusive adoptive Read more [...]
We're arriving fashionably late to the PLAYMOBIL® party! I never really considered getting any for my daughters because we had a playroom full of critters and dolls of every size imaginable, so adding another group to the mix didn't seem necessary. Then this summer I was able to review our first PLAYMOBIL® set and I was pleasantly surprised at how interested both of my girls were in it. That set was meant for younger kids, so I'm excited to surprise my daughters with some sets that will really Read more [...]
Books are always one of my favourite gifts to give! My 7 year old is reading chapter books on her own all of a sudden, and my 5 year old is starting to read sight words and books with lots of repetition, but both still love being read to so it's a very exciting time for our family of bookworms. Tundra Books sent me a little package featuring some of their hot books for the season and while I have two tucked away for under the tree, I know all three will get lots of reads and rereads!
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Lori Dolls are sweet little 6 inch dolls that look like young girls - not babies, not grown ups, but just about the same age as the little girl who is likely playing with them. I first reviewed Lori Dolls back in the spring and they are a play room staple now. My daughters are old enough now that I tend to leave them to play privately but I can tell that they get a lot of play based on how often I find them on the play room floor. This Christmas, we'll be putting a whole lot of new ideas for play Read more [...]
I know that a movie is a hit with my daughters when they ask if we can buy it immediately after we've seen in in the theatre. For the last 6 months, since we attended an early screening of "Finding Dory", I've been asked at least once a week when we could have it to watch at home. Finally, the questions can stop because the summer blockbuster hit, Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory,” swims home just in time for the holidays on Digital HD on October 25 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, and DVD on November Read more [...]