Toys Toys Toys

Toys Toys Toys

One of the things I was able to do while in New York was attend The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite event. This was a showcase of toys for all ages. Along with being able to see the toys in person, I was able to get hands on with many of them and learn more from the brand reps as well. While it was kind of odd to get to … Continue Reading →
Learning to fly…

Learning to fly…

  I saw this on TV this morning and just loved it. Not because I am a big Dell fan, I am, but because of the story itself. This is how I would like to think I would have done things as a child had I had today’s technology then. Teaching children – and allowing them to learn – how to utilize different aspects of technology is crucial in our … Continue Reading →
#ItsAllGood Help fight child hunger in the USA

#ItsAllGood Help fight child hunger in the USA

1 in 5 children in the USA have hunger as part of their reality Approximately 16 Million children are in homes without consistent access to adequate amounts of food Even in families with parents who work it just is not enough and they do not know where their next meal will come from. To help with this problem ecomom.com co-founders Jody Sherman and Emily Blakeney are championing the “It’s All … Continue Reading →
When I was a kid…

When I was a kid…

Today I had lunch with Chris Byrne aka “The Toy Guy” from TimeToPlayMag.com while he was in St. Louis and we had a great conversation. We talked about new toys of course, but we also kept going back to when we were kids. Occasionally we started sounded like a couple of old fogies – but only briefly. What really was happening is that we were remembering all the wonderful times … Continue Reading →
Online Contracts for Your Kids

Online Contracts for Your Kids

My son is 17 now, but he has grown up with access to the internet and has always had computers around him. I have always taught him about being safe online from the start and one thing we did when he started being able to go online without us sitting right there with him was have an online contract. While we may instantly think of keeping our kids safe from … Continue Reading →
Mystify the kids with the broom standing alone

Mystify the kids with the broom standing alone

We have all seen Sorcerer Mickey with his magic broom, now you can make people think you have one of your own. While this may seem like magic, there is actually some science behind it. A great learning opportunity for everyone in the family. There are all sorts of things floating around the last few days (since Leap Day) about this “trick”. I just saw it for the first time … Continue Reading →
LeapFrog Numberland DVD and Giveaway

LeapFrog Numberland DVD and Giveaway

LeapFrog has a brand new DVD, Scout & Friends Numberland that hits stores today (Jan 31, 2012). The video will show you what the kids say, but give an explanation to you as to what the video can help your child learn.    Math was a fun subject for me growing up, I just enjoyed it. It is not as easy or fun for some children though and I think … Continue Reading →
Last Minute Toy Gift Ideas

Last Minute Toy Gift Ideas

Here is a video that shows some last minute toy ideas I have to share with you. I am so not done with my holiday shopping and I know I am not alone. If you have any questions about any of the toys shown just let me know. Disclosure: These toys were all samples provided to me by brands/PR firms. These are only items that I really like (trust me … Continue Reading →
National Play-Doh Day & Giveaway

National Play-Doh Day & Giveaway

Today is National Play-Doh Day! I loved Play-Doh growing up although I don’t remember having it at my own home so much. My Aunt Judy always had Play-Doh for us though and my brother and I would play with it at her house. My nephew, The Collegiate, had those small canisters of Play-Doh but the only thing he did was take them out and put them back in. He never … Continue Reading →