I’m one of those parents who thought it would be a good idea to teach my daughter how to sign before she learned how to talk in order to communicate with me. I’m so glad we decided to use videos to help Little Miss A, because it really did help us understand her more. She would tell us when she wanted to eat, take a bath, go night-night, and when she wanted more (food in particular). In fact, I believe that because of signing her first word was, “more”. What a weird first word, I know. This girl liked to eat though!
Now I don’t personally recommend using sign with all children, because I think depending on the child’s personality, some children will use sign instead of talking, rather than using it in conjunction with speech. But, I think it’s a great way for some children and parents to alleviate those tough situations before your child can really speak to you.
Ever dream of being a princess? Running away with a handsome prince? Living happily ever after in his castle? Well forget that! Okay, maybe not completely, but I stumbled upon this amazing book, Princess Bubble, written by Susan Johnston, published by Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb and illustrated by Maria Tonelli.
Princess Bubble is a modern day fairy tale with an amazingly empowering twist. The Princess does not run away and get happily married to the prince. She finds her own happiness rejoicing in and celebrating the spirit of being a strong, independent woman.
I found this book to be anything but focused on feminism. Instead,Princess Bubble embraces her talents, encourages education and finding a career and knowing that no matter what every Princess/woman has worth, whether or not they choose to find that “Prince.” Read More
With Baby C on her way things here at MommyB Knows Best has been, to say the very least, busy. Although you may not notice I’m doing a lot of posts in advance to provide you, my loyal readers with regular posts and (fingers crossed) no lapse during the time that I’m in the hospital and adjusting to becoming a mom to two little girls.
I’ve invited a mom friend of mine, Courtney, to review Thomas & Friends newest DVD Thomas & The Runaway Kite. This film is not something my household is into but Courtney has two boys who adore Thomas so I figured she’d be the better expert on this one.
Courtney is not only a mom of two boys, her husband is hearing impared, she takes care of two little ones during the week and is a huge animal lover. Hopefully this will not be her only review for MommyB Knows Best. Thanks again Courtney and I hope you all enjoy her review. Read More
Chelsea & Main is a new parenting brand designed for moms and dads who want the best in products for their new baby. Their design team combines great design, style, and function to create the highest quality products at the most affordable prices.
Their designs are warm, vibrant, colorful, friendly, and energetic-distinctively Chelsea & Main. Designed hand in hand with a team of new parents, Chelsea & Main offers the greatest attention to detail, up-to-the-moment looks and best quality, all at a fantastic value.
Best yet, all of their bags are available at Walmart.com and $25 and under! I love my Chelsea & Main Flap Pocket Diaper Bag. While the name isn’t very flattering, I love so many things about this bag. Before my Chelsea & Main bag I had been using a Nine West bag-turned diaper bag, so the bag wasn’t really made for diapering or mommying but looked cute. Well, my Chelsea & Main bag has both. I love the cute flower print, since I’m having another girl I figured it was appropriate. Read More
On March 2, 2010, Veggie Tales presents its newest family DVD release, Pistachio: The Little Boy that Woodn’t. This video teaches children the value of listening to their parents. With new opening song illustrations, “Extreme Re-do” Qwerty the computer, and a fun video letter, this Veggie Tales video is the dawn of a new age for Big Idea Productions.
The story of Pistachio replicates, like many other Veggie Tales videos, another familiar story, in this case the story of Pinocchio. Much likePinocchio, there is a lonely toy maker (with an insect assistant), who carves the main character from wood, only for that character to encounter several temptations, deviations, and lies just like Pinocchio himself.
Pistachio plays on the idea that the original tale of Pinocchio is Italian by naming the Geppetto character Gelato, a form of Italian ice cream and illustrating Gelato’s brothers to look like famous Italian actors. I think it adds some fun for the adults watching. Read More
Can we fix it? Bob the Builder and his crew can fix anything if they put their minds to it in The Best of Bob the Builder. This DVD features 140 minutes of some of the greatest episodes from the hit television show,Bob the Builder.
Bob the Builder is a children’s television character who is a building contractor in a stop motion animated program. Along with various neighbors, friends, and a crew of construction vehicles and equipment, Bob seeks to help the neighborhood.
While I’m not a huge fan of Bob the Builder, the show does have some good points emphasizing conflict resolution, cooperation, and socialization, and it introduces various learning skills. Read More
Introducting Carry-Her Incorporated
Founder and inventor of the Carry-Her doll carrier, backpack, Roberta Wagner is first a mom. While she grew tired of lugging around her little girls doll, she was inspired to create the solution. Ro was very happy to allow her daughter to bring her doll on excursions. She was not so happy when shortly into the trip, the doll was under her own arm, not her daughters. Ro realized she was not alone. Several trips to NYC, and numerous tea party’s made it more evident. Moms everywhere were left toting dolls. Some moms had a doll under each arm, others even more. Something needed to be done. There had to be an easy way for young girls to carry their own doll. Read More
Let’s Grow: Lend a Helping Hand is a great video hosted by Sprout’s very own Kelly and Chicka. If you’re not familiar with The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout, Kelly Vrooman hosts along with the lovable puppet-chicken Chicka. Kelly and Chicka introduce each children’s show and even give awards to the show’s characters for their good behavior.
Let’s Grow: Lend a Helping Hand features popular Sprout shows like: Barney and Friends, Bob the Builder, Thomas The Tank Engine and more great shows that your child will love, even if they haven’t seen any episodes. Kelly explains that someone who lends a helping hand is someone who helps people. She and Chicka give the viewers lots of ideas on how we can help one another. In this DVD, each show’s episode focuses on a great message that each child should be exposed to: helping others. Read More
I first heard about Lock & Mane on Twitter and was overwhelmed, (in a good way), at the number of hair care products that they carry. It could be that I’m so out of the loop being a busy mommy, but they have a ton of products I’ve never even heard of. Another thing that amazed me is they have a product for everything from dandruff to dry shampoo to men’s shaving products and more! Read More
Want to fall in love this Valentine’s Day? If you’re already a fan of the Jonas Brothers you’ll be crushing on them even more after you watch the I Heart Jonas DVD. If you’re not a fan, the acting, or lack thereof, may bother you, but in general the storyline is pretty decent for being a tween/teen Disney show.
The Disney Channel TV series JONAS premiered on May 2, 2009.JONAS was created by Roger S.H. Schulman and Michael Curtis, and stars the Jonas Brothers – Kevin, Nick, and Joe – as well as cast members Chelsea Straub, Nicole Anderson, Jon Ducey, and Frankie Jonas, the brothers’ real-life brother. The brothers appear as three members of the fictional band JONAS who try to live a normal life in the face of stardom. The show won the 2009 Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Breakout Show. Read More