Category - Toys & Games

Grow Green Baby Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Grow Green Baby Review and GiveawayI cannot say that I am a “Green” mommy or that I do all the right things when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, I do try to take steps in the “Green” direction like recycling and checking out great sites for eco-friendly products like Grow Green Baby.

Grow Green Baby is a great website for organic baby products and a few fun mom products as well. They have everything to cover your baby necessities from 100% organic clothing to baby safe Green to Grow bottles and bubbly body wash to keep your baby fresh and clean.

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Carry-Her® Spotlight and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Carry-Her Review and GiveawayIntroducting 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

Hooked on Phonics Review

Hooked on Phonics Review GiveawayAfter getting to try out our very own copy of Hooked On Phonics Learn to Read Preschool edition, I am not surprised in the least bit that Hooked on Phonics is a multi-award winning program. Little Miss A was very excited to be able to sit down and start learning her letters. Although she knows “O” and a few others I was struggling trying to teach her others and found that Hooked on Phonics made it easier for both of us.

The Learn to Read sets are very extensive and come with a variety of materials. In our Pre-K package we received a workbook, reward stickers, flash cards, several reading books, and a fun DVD, not to mention the online resources. I think with all of their materials they’ve definitely covered the bases of learning. Read More

Worst Gift of 2009

Pop Pop Review

I’m sorry to say that I’ve come across the worst gift ever. It’s the Mugen Pop Pop Bubble Wrap and here it is in all of it’s horrible giftedness glory. Honestly, I can’t believe someone would pay money for this item, but it was a gift to DaddyB from a coworker so I guess for a cheap purchase they were thinking it was a good choice, I beg to differ.

Basically this piece of crap plastic has several buttons (all of them do the same exact thing,) and you push it to hear a click. I guess it’s supposed to be a simulation of popping packing bubbles, although if you ask me there’s not much resemblance. Once you click the “secret” number you get a surprise sound, like a door bell or a dog barking etc.

DaddyB thought it would be a good idea to give it to Little Miss A and she liked it for all of 1 second. It was hard for even me to press the buttons, much less the fingers of a 2.5 year old. But the best part of this toy is that I figured out the “secret” number of presses to actually get a so-called fun sound…yeah it’s 100. Who wants to push this thing 100 times to get one 1 second everyday sound?

I’m hoping DaddyB’s coworker got this thing on sale because if you ask me $2.75 is way too much to pay for this Ban Dai flop.

Do you have a runner up for Worst Gift of 2009?? What is it? I HAVE to know!!!

Kustom Memories Spotlight

Kustom Memories SpotlightI hope you enjoy my first and last spotlight of 2009. This spotlight features Kustom Memories, a small family owned company focusing on making fun, educational, personalized products for children.

The company is family founded and  Kustom Memories ensures that every product they send out is of the highest quality. Many studies show that when children become a part of what they read, see and listen to it builds confidence and self-esteem while increasing literacy and retention. What a better way to learn than by having fun?!? Read More

My Baby DS Review

Ever wonder what it would be like to nurture your own 12-month-old cyber-baby? My Baby: First Steps gives you the opportunity to dress, feed, diaper, wash, and teach your very own computerized offspring.

Nobilis and South Peak have created this innovative game which allows you to make a number of choices to help your baby develop and grow. I chose a baby girl, because, well I’m pregnant with my second daughter.  I love that I got to pick out her name and decide what color eyes, hair, and skin tone she’d have.  It feels as though there are just enough options to choose from without it being overwhelming. Read More

iCarly Wii Review

Ever wonder what it would be like to join the cast of iCarly in their hi jinks? iCarly on Wii allows you to be as creative as you want when it comes to set design, props, characters, design, and more.

On May 13, 2009, Nickelodeon announced they had reached an agreement with Activision to produce an iCarly video game for the Nintendo game systems DS and Wii. On October 27 this video game became available to the public. Read More

Ni Hao, Kai Lan Doll

Kai Lan Plush DollNi Hao, Kai Lan is an animated series that premiered on Nickelodeon in February of 2008 and is blowing up. The show teaches children Mandarin Chinese, about Chinese culture in general, and occasionally a few yoga poses.

The show helps to support social and emotional development for preschoolers through cause-and-effect problem solving. Along those lines Fisher-Price has created four very cute, plush, Kai Lan emotion dolls. We got to try out Sweet, but they also offer Giggly, Happy, and Silly. Read More