Monopoly Junior: One of the Best Math Games for Kids

Monopoly Junior Math Board

I have never been able to finish a real game of Monopoly. I don’t have the attention span for the hours and hours it takes to finish. However, over the years I’ve used several different versions of Monopoly Junior with my students, which have been great for kids because they have much simpler rules and […]

Angry Birds GO! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set Review and Giveaway

Angry Birds Go Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set

When Angry Birds GO! Telepods launched back in the Fall, some of my students asked me if I would be receiving them for review, because they’d like to test them out. Around the same time I was contacted by Hasbro to review a set  in exchange for a free review, so I promised my students […]

Kid Friendly Digital Cameras

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An amazing thing happened the other day. Gavin and I were making some quick holiday cookies and when we were finished we were admiring our “break and bake” abilities. He then said to me, “Mom these cookies look so good, hang on, I’ll go get my camera.” Before I knew it he had his Playskool […]

Hottest Toys for 2013

popular toys for 2013

Since February at Toy Fair when the new toys are debuted, I’ve been compiling a list of my favorite toys of the year for 2013. So for those of you who are ready to embark on your holiday shopping, planning for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals or even if you are a last minute […]

Tiny Love Infant Activity Gym & Mobile Reviews (Giveaway)

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Disclosure: I received a sample of the Tiny Love FlexiPlay infant activity gym and the Pack & Go Mini-mobile to facilitate this educational toy review. Any opinions are my own. I can’t believe it but this week we celebrate Gavin’s 4th birthday. My head-strong, curious and funny little boy tells me every day, “Mom, I’m […]

Twister Dance Rave Game Review (Giveaway)

Twister Dance Rave, Twister games

Disclosure: I was provided with a free sample of Twister Dance Rave Game from Hasbro to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Do your kids love to dance? It’s popular in many of the schools I work both in gym class and even in some of our OT sessions to cue up some […]

Emmy Winning Play-Doh Sculptures (Giveaway)

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September 16th is National Play-Doh Day! In honor of this event, Play-Doh released  their own sculptures depicting the 6 television shows nominated for the Emmy for Best Television Drama Series. See if you can guess the nominations by taking a look at these fun Play-Doh sculptures!  Scroll through to see the answers which listed below and […]

Chasin Cheeky Ring Toss Game (Giveaway)

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Disclosure: I was provided with a free sample of the Chasin’ Cheeky ring toss game from Hasbro to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. Chasin’ Cheeky is a ring toss game from Hasbro that’s recommended for preschoolers or children ages 3 and up. Cheeky, the purple monkey with a long tail, zooms all […]

Play-Doh States of America Campaign (Giveaway)

Playdoh Sculpted States of America

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 […]

Angry Birds Star Wars Toys (Giveaway)

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Spend 10 minutes with boys in the 5-10 year-old age range, if they aren’t wearing an Angry Birds t-shirt, within that timeframe it won’t be hard to engage any of them in detailed conversation about their obsession with the Angry Birds apps, toys and the latest addition to the flighty destructive bunch, Angry Birds Star […]

Do You Like to Play Yahtzee? (Giveaway)

World Series Yahtzee by Hasbro Games

There are just some classic Hasbro games that have been bestsellers for decades, Yahtzee being one of them. I won’t lie, before we were married, my husband and I actually used to love to play Yahtzee, so much so we even took it with us on our honeymoon to Saint Lucia because it was a […]

New Elefun Game

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You may have in your game closet, the original Elefun game from Hasbro. You know the one, with the elephant with the long plastic snout that when turned on makes little vinyl butterflies fly all around your living room, while you stand their holding a net trying to catch them? I have been playing the […]

BOP IT XT Game Review (Contest)

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I wasn’t sure what the kids at school would think of the new BOP IT! XT game from Hasbro. If you aren’t familiar with the BOP IT line of games, it is essentially a handheld gaming device that shouts out directions pretty much at rapid fire. As the player you are responsible to follow all […]

Baby Butterscotch Furreal Friends Pony (Video)

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A few years ago, I remember walking the aisles of Target, and there at the end of the row was a giant horse toy, Butterscotch, who was literally a life size pony. This year in Fall 2012, Hasbro, again as part of the Furreal Friends line, is launching Baby Butterscotch. This smaller version is a […]

Game of Life zAPPed Edition

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This year at Toy Fair we noticed an unbelievable amount of games that are going to be brought to market  that involve apps for use on the iPhone or iPad. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Hasbro is one of the dominators in the family game market, so I don’t know why […]

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