Category Archives: Toys

Jungle Crew Lab Set

This post, Jungle Crew Lab Set, is one such post.
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We’re kind of a family of dorks, so it’s no surprise that Evan loves the GeoSafari® Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set™ from Educational Insights. The Jungle Crew Lab Set allows him to explore science concepts (with mom and dad’s help) without realizing he’s learning STEM lessons. keep reading

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Unicorn Popper


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One of the Big Kids’ current favorite toys is the Unicorn Popper.  I’ll be sitting on the sun porch, just finding some peace, and all the sudden I hear POP and giggles. Ok, the laughter of my kids is a pretty peaceful thing, too. keep reading

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Firetek Zeon Bow


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When I got the Firetek Zeon Bow, I had high expectations that I’d have the big kids use it for a Back to School math game outside. They much preferred using it to just learn how to shoot a bow and arrow instead of counting up their points on a target, go figure. Additionally, Greg has to help Evan use it, so Arianna didn’t think that was quite fair (flip it, reverse it and it’s not fair that she can add because she’s older, but I digress). keep reading

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Puppet-on-a-Stick



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The past few weeks have been filled with Independent Play time in the hours between school and dinner / bed-time. The ‘lil Burghers quickly fell in love with Puppet-on-a-Stick™ Rainbow Prancers, from Educational Insights. keep reading

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Rilakkuma

Rilakkuma

() I was sent Rilakkuma products in exchange for this review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own. 

Weekends are meant for relaxing, but why do we limit this feeling to the weekend? Don’t you want to always be a little bit like Rilakkuma, this adorable Japanese character who is in a relaxed mood all the time? Wouldn’t life be that much better? keep reading

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Toy Safety

Source: Edgar Snyder & Associates

I’ve been busy sharing lots of toy reviews with you this holiday season, but how about safety?!?! Edgar Snyder & Associates shared this infographic with me, and I’d love you to take some time and review it.

To read more about Toy Safety and recalls, please visit Edgar Snyder’s website: http://www.edgarsnyder.com/seasonal/winter-holiday-safety/toy-safety-tips.html keep reading

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Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set

Disclosure: At no cost to me/in exchange for a blog review, K’NEX sent me the Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set through their Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion. All opinions are 100% my own.

When my dad was visiting schools for his Master’s Program, we visited Ohio one weekend. During that stay, our car caught fire (will definitely blog this someday) and we had to stay at a friend’s home for longer than expected. Frankly, I was happy because I’d be working on building a roller coaster with a set very much like the new Typhoon Frenzy™ Roller Coaster Building Set from K’NEX. 
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Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set

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Disclosure: At no cost to me/in exchange for a blog review, K’NEX sent me the Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set through their Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion. All opinions are 100% my own.

This set, recommended for kids 8-12, is definitely going to make the Mario Bros. lover in your life extremely happy this holiday season. At a price tag of $99.99, it’s a big gift that can go a long way. keep reading

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Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch

Lincoln Logs

Source: K’NEX and Toys R Us

Disclosure: At no cost to me, K’NEX sent me the Lincoln Logs® Redfield Ranch through its Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion, and they are hoping that I might like it and write about it. All opinions are 100% my own.

I’m pretty sure that Santa will be recreating some Christmas Magic come December 25. When my brother was about Evan’s age, he got a set of Lincoln Logs. I was about Arianna’s age, and I full well remember the twinges of jealousy that hit me. I usually avoided his block / building toys, but his set of logs that built houses captivated me. keep reading

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Here, Fishy, Fishy!

Disclosure: I received a sample from Thanks Mama  in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Remember last week when I told you that Evan’s nighttime potty training was helped by a gift? Well, time to introduce you to the newest, most loved toy in our house. The “Here, Fishy, Fishy!” game from HABA (which you can pick up at Thanks Mama) was used to help motivate him to have a dry morning bed. It worked! keep reading

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