Showing posts with label toys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label toys. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer Travel and Outdoor Games

6 in 1 game
We love taking games with us when we travel. This keeps everyone in our family engaged while travelling. Games always come in handy on rainy days, or when we look for something relaxing to do. This summer, we took a look at a few outdoor and travel games from Goliath Games and Pressman toys.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Celebrate Nerf Fest by Winning

nerf fest
We have been celebrating Nerf Fest this September with fabulous new Nerf toys. Our favourite is the Nerf Nitro FlashFury Chaos. This fun toy allows children to create awesome stunts by firing foam cars from blasters.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

STEAM education encouraging kits from Twiggle Toys

bracelet making
I love the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education approach, as this method encourages children to have fun while they develop age appropriate essential skills needed for lifelong learning. Since our children were babies, we have always been enthusiastic about hands-on-learning. We have used creative approaches, everyday materials, kits and tools to further their knowledge.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Straws and Connectors Encourage Developmental Skills

straws and connectors
I favour S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education, as I believe it has lots of developmental benefits for our children and it helps them to gain wider perspectives. It is important for parents and educators to encourage children to understand basic concepts of these subjects, so they can make inquiries, explore and learn. Giving appropriate tools for exploration and play has direct impact on a child's development in a variety of levels such as cognitive, physical, literacy, numeracy, and emotional growth.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

V-Tech and Hexbug Toys for the holidays

vtech kidizoom camera and watch
VTech has lots of entertaining and educational toys for children that would make fun holiday gifts. 

My children enjoy the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX that totally welcomes our children into the digital age. This fully functional, multipurpose watch keeps children entertained, while teaching them how to read time and understand the concept in a fun way.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Win your own PLAYMOBIL NHL Prize Pack

playmobil nhl
Young NHL fans over five years will feel excited to celebrate the 2016 World Cup of Hockey that happened in Toronto this year with these new PLAYMOBIL NHL® products. My son enjoyed playing with the PLAYMOBIL figures, and imagining the games as his customized the athletes to compete.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven and Scout's Build and Discover Tool Set

Hands-on pretend toys such as the LeapFrog The Number Lovin’ Oven and Scout's Build and Discover Tool Set develops a variety of early skills such as children's physical, cognitive, literacy, and social skills as they explore and play. These two LeapFrog toys make wonderful gift items for children 2 years and above.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Three Movie Gift Set and Toys

Looking for fun gifts to give My Little Pony fans, then you will love giving this Three Movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Gift Set. Children will enjoy joining Twilight Sparkle and her Canterlot High friends in these three animated adventures of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, Rainbow Rocks, and Equestria Girls. This gift set holds the three movies, and comes in a lenticular cover that features a transforming Twilight Sparkle. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Win Your Own Kick Flipper and OgoDisk It Helps the Whole Family Stay Active

We love playing with the OgoSport mini OgoDisk. It is fabulous to play alone or with other people. We can use this 12" diameter OgoDisk to throw and catch like a flying disk, or play team sports like volleyball, baseball, tennis or our own game.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project

Keeping our children interested in learning over the summer holidays isn't always easy if we push books in their face, so I try to incorporate learning in different ways. It is important as parents we create opportunities for our children to advance their knowledge and skills, so they can retain what they’ve learned over the school year. This year, I am excited to be part of the Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Win a $50 gift card to Mastermind Toys

Mastermind Toys, Canadian owned and operated largest specialty toy and children’s book retailer, has released its annual summer toys list featuring 25 of the hottest items that will keep kids active and occupied…rain or shine… all summer long!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Playing, After Watching Ever After High Netflix Original

At the Ever After High’s annual spring fairest everything is topsy-turvy where up means down, and royal means rebel. My daughter enjoys playing with the storybook dollhouse, and the Ever After High dolls because she can replay what she has enjoyed on the Netflix Original Ever After High, and also make her own stories during play. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mattel Toys to Add Holiday Cheer

My children enjoy playing with Mattel Toys like Hot Wheels, Barbie, and Fisher-Price since they were little. Mattel has a variety of toys that are sure to please our children, and brighten their imagination. This Holiday list of toys from Mattel will give us endless possibilities of toys we can give to our children this holiday season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fisher-Price’s Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Vacuum

Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ is a brand new toy collection that features an innovative and revolutionary learning technology that grows with the child for up to three years. There are seven toys in this Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ collection that promotes learning through play. I believe children learn more when they are having fun, and this has been a reason for me to always buy toys that encourage learning in a fun way. This is one of the things I look for when buying presents for family and friends as well.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Building with Lincoln Logs from the K'NEX family

Lincoln Logs are a wonderful toy that will increase many aspects of our children's development. John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln Logs in 1916. This classic construction toy beloved by children of all ages will help improve physical fine motor skills, creativity, building skills, and many other cognition skills, as children learn to balance and problem solve when building with these wooden logs. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Toy State Cars Children Will Enjoy Playing


This Maximum Boost fun car from Road Rippers features motorized forward drive with a rocket boost function. The "rocket boost" is motorized for realistic rocket action. It takes off with exciting sound effects, lights, and pop a wheelie when the rocket launches out and the motor propels the vehicle forward. Watch the video to see the Maximum Boost in action.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Action! with Toy State

It is all about action this month with Toy State as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. The new spring line toys encourage active play with exciting features of light, sound, and motion that children and parents who enjoy playing with cars are sure to enjoy :) These good quality toys will not only keep our children entertained, but also physically and cognitively active.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Make Rice Krispies Treats and Donate a Toy to a Canadian Child in Need

This holiday season, we can help make a difference to a child in need. Make a treat with Rice Krispies cereal and upload a picture of the treat on the RiceKrispies.ca. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Test Driving The Feel of Real Toy State Vehicles

We are happy to announce our new role to be Toy State Ambassadors and will be sharing details about the new “real” like vehicles. We are very excited about this as both my son and daughter love playing with cars, so does my husband and I. Toy State founded in 1984 is an innovator and industry leader in the manufacture of licensed and highly stylized lights and sound vehicles that provide hours of enjoyment for kids of all ages.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hasbro Toys For Everyone

We had a chance to go to a Hasbro preview event this summer to check out all the new toys that were coming out this fall just in time for the holidays. My children enjoyed testing the cool toys for a long time. Here is list of the new and upcoming Hasbro toys and games for everyone in the family.