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 [...]
Are you familiar with the Whiffer Sniffers ‘scentsation’? They are adorable scented plush characters with quirky personalities (and punny names) to match their scents. They come in collectable backpack clips, a huggable supersize plush, and nostalgic scratch n’ sniff stickers. I'll admit that we weren't familiar with them before they arrived in our house but that has certainly changed!
We received some of the backpack clips and they were immediately put on. One of our backpack clips was Read more [...]
Mail Order Mystery is something that I stumbled upon thanks to a sponsored ad that popped up in my Facebook feed. When I saw it, I had to check it out, and when I learned that it was exactly what it sounded like - a mystery that is mailed in installments geared towards kids 8+ (or 6-7 with some help) - and that it was Canadian, I had to contact them to set up a feature. My daughters were sent The Enchanted Slumber mystery and from the first letter they have been hooked!
At 7 and 5, they need Read more [...]