Category - Toys & Games

New Beginnings Winner

Big thanks to New Beginnings for letting MommyB Knows Best review their brand new product. I can’t wait to see these in stores!!

The winner of Apple and Lil’ Dumplin’ by New Beginnings is……Cindy D! Congrats Cindy, I know you’re ready to have your baby at any minute but please email me back if you can ­čÖé

Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to get yours soon at a Babies R’ Us near you!

More Great Googly Jewelry

Googly Band LogoRemember my post on Googly Bands?? Well if not check it out here: MommyB Knows Best Googly Bands Review. I really love these things and they’re a great, cheaper, alternative to some of the other trendy Bandz/Bands out there. Recently, I was approached by Imperial Toys with the opportunity to blog about two, yes two, of their brand new products…Googly Rings and Googly Charm Necklaces. The things they think of! Read More

New Beginnings Review and Giveaway {Closed}

NewBeginnings-logoFrom Old School to New School, the memories are flooding back. It seems like everything I watched, or played with when I was a child is coming back into style. From Strawberry Shortcake the television show to the plush Care Bear Dolls, I’m in a total a blast from the past. Anyone else feel that way?

New Beginnings is a company after my own heart, or at least my preschool heart. I used to love my pull-toys and take them with me where ever I went, neither rain, nor sleet would┬áseparate┬áus and while I don’t have any pictures of me and my favorite buddies, here is a picture of two of two of them, (these are not photos of the actual toys because, well I’m sure they’ve turned to dust after this many years ­čÖé .)

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Build-A-Bear: Friendship Valley Wii Review

Join Build-A-Bear’s favorite characters and prepare Build-A-Bearville for the town’s big celebration in┬áBuild-a-Bear Workshop: Friendship Valley. If you’re looking for a simple, non-violent, Nintendo Wii game this is a great pick.

Using 1 of 13 characters, navigate your way from neighborhood to countryside completing fun tasks to get ready for the big celebration. Use your Build-A-Bear friend to plant and water flowers, collect berries for yummy desserts, and even build houses. Build-a-Bear Workshop: Friendship Valley also has tons of mini-games and side activities like skateboarding and basketball.

This interactive game starts off with two modes, in Adventure mode you pick your character, name then and receive your backpack and first task. Your backpack will be very important as it not only holds important materials, but also holds your camera to take fun pictures for tasks and your own collection, and most importantly the backpack holds your map. Read More

The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Review

Wheels on the BusGoing on a family vacation this summer? Dreading the long car rides? Hmm, me too. Luckily, I got this really cool activity set by Scholastic to try out. The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Travel Kit not only has some great items that will come in handy when you’re on the road.

Miss A wanted to open it and play right away, but I made her save it for a trip, I know mean mommy! The kit is pretty cool, it comes in a big box with a velcro closure and a plastic handle, Miss A loved carrying it all around the house and to the “car”. Two DVDs are included in their own DVD boxes, There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly and The Wheels on the Bus. A The Wheels on the Bus CD, a Sing-Along Travel Kit Activity Booklet, and a 4 pack of crayons.

I like that the DVDs are a good amount of time, each about 65 minutes plus extras, although I haven’t quite figured out how to play anything but the main movie in our van. The movies feature several stories like, Frog Went A-Courtin’, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs, and of course their title videos, There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly and The Wheels on the Bus. Read More

Guidecraft Toybox Review and Giveaway{CLOSED}

guidecraft logo.gifMiss A just had her 3rd birthday party and as I look around at the house I see thousands of plastic toys upon toys, sometimes the amount of toys she has makes me go bonkers, and Baby C hasn’t even started to accumulate any yet!

Not only am I unimpressed by the quality of most of these toys, but the little fabric bins I have them in are starting to burst at the seams, thank goodness for both the amazing quality and durability that Guidecraft offers in all of their toys, but especially this amazing Noah’s Ark Toy Box I got to try out.

From taking the pieces out of the packaging to Little Miss A helping me fill it up with her toys we had an overall great experience and here’s how it all went down…

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Googly® Bands Review

Googly BandsAre you into the Googly┬« Band craze?? If not, you should be! Googly┬« Bands are the hottest collectibles around these days. Personally I’ve seen teens down to toddlers wearing these brightly colored trend addiction and I think it’s a pretty fun and cheap hobby to have.

Googly┬« Bands are retailing for about $1 for 12 bands at most stores including Walmart and Walgreens this month! Their price is a lot less than other competitors and really if you ask me I don’t see a difference between the Bands/Bandz, so why not collect the ones that are more cost efficient?!?

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Calico Critters Card Game Review

Who's Missing Calico CrittersInternational Playthings sent Little Miss A the fun card game, Who’s Missing; A Calico Critters Card Game. Before we received this item I had never heard of Calico Critters, but boy are these characters cute.

International Playthings encourages educational indoor play and the “Who’s Missing?” Calico Card Game does just that.┬áMiss A loved the cute critters and immediately was matching the cards by the number of Calico Critters, stacking them in piles. There are so many other ways to play with this fun set. Read More

30 Great Games: Winter Fun Review

Family FunThe weather has warmed up and the snow has melted, but if you’re still craving the icy winter fun,┬áFamily Party 30 Great Games Winter Games may help satisfy your desires.

D3 created┬áFamily Party: 30 Great Games Winter Games a Nintendo Wii party game for up to 4 players, claiming to take family fun to the next level. With basic graphics and a decent variety between sports and entertaining games, I think this game is suitable for the general Wii user. If you are a gamer this game will bore you, but if you are new to the Wii and don’t have a lot of games already┬áFamily Party: 30 Great Games Winter Games is comparable to any generic Wii specific game, like Wii Play, Wii Sports and similar games. Read More