Joovy Toy Caboose & Carseat – Playtime Has Never Been So Fun #HolidayGiftGuide

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As a child, I remember spending hours role-playing with my dolls. I loved dressing them up and taking care of them just like my mom did with me. One of my favorite things to do was pushing them in my toy stroller. I took that thing everywhere!

Now that I’m a mom there is obviously no more pretending on my part! My three-year-old daughter, Ava, is the one doing the pretending and enacting the same role-play fun I did as a kid. From making sure all her babies needs are met to reassuring them everything is okay, I love seeing her use imagination to imitate real life. I truly believe imitating real life is an important part of early cognitive development. Role-playing helps young children learn how to care while developing independence. 

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Hasbro Toy Highlights #HolidayGiftGuide

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For a parent holiday shopping usually consists of lots time in the toy section of their local store. Kids wouldn’t be kids if they didn’t have at least one toy on their wish list for Santa! More often than not one of those toys will come from the makers of Hasbro. From classic board games like Monopoly to favorite toys like My Little Pony’s Hasbro has that special toy to put under the tree.

Here are my top three Hasbro toy picks this holiday season:… [read more]

Discover the Magic of Bombardier Beetles With Little Luna – Big Talent

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Bastei Entertainment understands how powerful mobile applications can be to aid young children with early learning concepts. My 3-year-old daughter, Ava, is a huge fan of the company’s series of Laura’s Star mobile apps and has been looking forward to release of their new character based app for preschoolers and elementary school aged children. 

In Little Luna – Big Talent, children between the ages of 3-8 discover the magic lives of bombardier beetles with Luna and her ‘tooting’ family. Instead of using their tooting ability of expelling gas as a defense mechanism like in the wild, these bombardier beetles use their unique talent to express themselves musically.… [read more]

Disney’s Maleficent Blu-Ray + DVD Review

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I desperately wanted to see Maleficent in theatres, but unfortunately, my husband and I never found the time to enjoy this film in theatres. Thankfully, with the release of the Maleficent Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack, I finally got the chance to sit down  and review this retold story about the villain from the 1959 Disney film, Sleeping Beauty.

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Inspire Interactive Learning With Let’s Imagine Elmo ‪#‎ImagineWithElmo‬

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Sesame Street has been a popular TV show in our house for a long time! My 3-year-old daughter, Ava, is such a big fan she even had a Sesame Street party when she turned two! Like most young children, she LOVES Elmo and his popular ‘Elmo Musical’ segment, which features new adventures in the monster’s pretend world. Elmo like young children is always learning new things and asking questions about his environment. 

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National Geographic Kids Cookbook: It’s Never to Early To Learn About Food!

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What better way to get kids excited about cooking and healthy eating than this fun Cookbook from National Geographic Kids!

Written by Barton Seaver, a master chef and National Geographic Explorer, children go on a year-round culinary adventure that will sure to have them ruling the kitchen in no time! Highlights include planing a kitchen garden, hosting a dinner, how to pack the perfect school lunch and more.

The cookbook is geared towards children between the ages of 8 and 12. Although, with the help of parents I think the book is suitable to introduce to younger children. The cookbook activities are also a great way to get siblings to join in on some fun together. … [read more]