Archives for July 2013

A Pegboard for Kids is a Great Fine Motor Skill Activity (Giveaway)

International Playthings provided the Quercetti Fantacolor Aquarium pegboard for kids, free, in order to facilitate this review and giveaway. Any opinions are my own. You might be wondering why a pegboard designed for kids is such a great fine motor skill activity? As a parent all you may be anticipating are hundreds of little pieces […]

Speakaboos is a Fun Way to Promote Literacy For Preschoolers

Disclosure: In order to facilitate this post, I was provided with a free year of web and app access to Speakaboos, a fun way to promote literacy for preschoolers and any child who is learning to read. When I was a child, I had Sesame Street, and books from the library.   I also clearly remember learning […]

New Turbo Toys (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was provided with some new Turbo toys courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation, that included a 2-pack set of Turbo vehicles and the Ring of Fire Stunt set to help facilitate this post and subsequent giveaway. Prior to its theatrical debut, we received free passes to see the new Turbo movie! […]

Futures at Fenway Tickets

A few weeks ago I was invited by the Red Sox organization to participate in a tour of Fenway Park. After the tour, I met with the Red Sox management, provided feedback on the family experience at Fenway, and attended a Red Sox game that evening. During the tour was when I first found out […]

Which Educational Tablet? The InnoTab 3S or LeapPad Ultra?

The InnoTab 3S from VTech and the LeapPad Ultra from LeapFrog are educational tablets for kids in the 3-9 year old age range. Both learning tablets feature cameras for pictures and video, plus secure wi-fi capabilities with access to paid downloadable app content that includes music, videos and e-books.  Educational games can be purchased as […]

New Turbo Movie Review

A few weeks ago there was coverage of the new Turbo movie from Dreamworks Animation on The Today Show.  While I was watching it,  even though I thought he wasn’t paying attention, Gavin  immediately began asking me if I would take him to see it. I printed him off a coloring page and let him watch the trailer. […]

Hello Sunshine is a Fun Educational Game for Toddlers from ThinkFun

Toddlers, or children between the ages of 1 and 3 are learning about themselves and how they relate to the world around them. After they physically explore their environment by walking, climbing, running and touching everything in and around it, they begin to learn about spatial concepts when following directions and communicating. First they learn […]

DC Super Friends Cooperative Board Game

Disclosure: Wonder Forge provided a free sample of this game to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. As an occupational therapist working mainly with children in the preschool and early elementary school realm, I love fun board games. Not only do these games generally encourage children to build upon their individual thinking skills […]

Play-Doh States of America Campaign (Giveaway)

Play-Doh has been working on a unique campaign with fans on Facebook. Fans were able to vote on a sculpted Play-Doh icon that best depicted their individual state in the nation. Then, a final map was revealed made entirely of Play-Doh. The map also included each state’s winning sculpture prominently displayed on the map. My […]

Monsters University Coloring Activities

Summer activities that get your children reading, writing and maintaing all those academic skills they’ve perfected throughout the course of the year can be challenging. Pairing them up with current interests like current toys and movies is a great way to motivate kids to keep drawing and writing. With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University movie a […]

KiddoTags Personalized Clothing Labels (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I’m participating in a sponsored campaign with a review and a giveaway with KiddoTags, designers of personalized clothing labels. In addition to free product, I will receive monetary compensation for this post. Any additional opinions reported are my own. For the first time this summer, I’ll only be working 3 days per week. So, […]

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