Showing posts with label play. Show all posts
Showing posts with label play. Show all posts

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.

April 18, 2015

Enjoy the Sunshine with these Outdoor Crayola Products

crayola outdoor yard art
Crayola has a great assortment of outdoor products to get children's creative juices flowing in the great outdoors. My children love drawing and colouring on the sidewalk with these bright and bold sidewalk chalk. They love the assortment of the new special effects chalks such as neon, sparkle, and tie-dye.

July 28, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted Inspired Stick Muppet Puppets

The Muppets are back in the globe-trotting, star-studded musical comedy adventure Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD August 12th at The blu-ray is packed with dozens of guest cameos, new songs and the most extended, most exclusive scenes not seen in theaters. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour.

March 11, 2014

Win Hot Wheels® Prize Pack and about the Ultimate Track

As a member of the Hot Wheels® Connector Club, my family and I checked out Canada's first Ultimate interactive track exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Ultimate Track has been created with over 1000 pieces of tracks and connectors, which stretches over 625ft in a 25 x 25 exhibit that is built to look like a model house.

April 11, 2013

Children would love playing with Octonauts Underwater Sea Heroes

My children enjoy watching the Octonauts show, which follows the daily adventures of a team of eight underwater heroes; Tunip, Inkling, Tweak, Peso, Barnacles, Kwazii, Shellington and Dashi. These heroes explore the world’s oceans, and rescue creatures while protecting their habitats.
When my children saw the Octonauts toys from Fisher Price, they were so excited as it resembles the characters and vehicles from the show. When watching this show my children learn about marine life and find it fun to watch the  adventures of the Octonauts heroes. 

August 9, 2012

Doc McStuffins review and giveaway

Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the best medicine comes to DVD and Digital copy on August 21st. There are 5 fabulous episodes and a fun activity booklet inside the DVD. The booklet has connect the dots, maze, colouring, matching and cute stickers that will keep children entertained.  

Children will enjoy this imaginative animated series. My children pretended to be like Doc McStuffins as they played and invited all their stuffed toy friends for a tea party.

The movie is geared towards children age 2 to 7 years. It teaches children about taking care of themselves and others.  
This story is about a 6 year old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic.  
Doc McStuffins' friends Stuffy, an overly proud dragon; Lambie, her cuddly best friend; Hallie, a jolly and caring hippo nurse; Squeakers, an alarmist squeaky toy fish; and Chilly, a snowman help her and spend a lot of time getting check-ups at the clinic.  

Giveaway: If you would like to win a copy of this movie please leave a comment on this post.  
If you are following me on Facebook and twitter, please leave the name your following under and email address so I can contact you.
The giveaway is open to people in Canada and US ends on August 20th.
Update: The winner is Brandi

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May 9, 2012

Hasbro Nerf super soakers

I am glad the weather is getting warmer and we are spending a lot more time outdoors.  Water play is always a fun activity for children and adults especially during warm weather.  These Nerf super soakers from Hasbro are adventurous and fun for everyone.  

The Hasbro Nerf super soakers look sleek and have a strong design.  I like the choice of colours they have used for the soakers.  These soakers are meant for anyone over the age of 6 years so use your own discretion if you want young children to play with it.  Use only tap water and don't aim at eyes or face to avoid injury.  Don't submerge the soakers into the water.

Tornado strike water clip holds 300ml water and aims 6 m. Our favourite part of this soaker is that when we shoot the water it spins through its special spinning barrel.  This tornado strike doesn't require batteries because we have to pump to blast water.  The detachable stock can be adjusted depending on the persons reach.  It has a tactical rail that is compatible with other super soakers.  I wish the water clips hold more than 300ml of water.  However, we can buy more water clips separately to quickly reload so we can have fun without stopping to refill the water :) The water clips attach to our belts so it is convenient during playtime.
Electrostorm blaster super soaker aims up to 7.5 meters. This motorized full auto soaker doesn't require pumping, just pull the trigger and start soaking.  This small soaker holds 76 ml of water so we had to practice aiming at the target correctly when needed so we aren't wasting time filling it up and missing the action.  It needs a little practice and patience to aim and wait for the correct time/ opportunity to start soaking the target :) The only downside is that it needs 4 batteries and a philips cross head screwdriver, which is not included in the package.

Lightning storm blaster holds 1L of water and aims a distance of 7.6 meters.  This powerful soaker requires 4 batteries.  This motorized super soaker is fully automatic no pumping required just pull the trigger to soak.  The water clips from the tornado strike can be put in place of the drum.  It has a detachable stock that enhances accuracy when blasting.  The blast shield is a lovely feature that blocks incoming water from other shooters.  It also has a tactical rail. The soaker comes with instructions.

There are many other soakers such as hydro cannon, scatter blast, point break and microbursts. The super soakers are available at superstores, Toys R Us, Zellers and Walmart. The weather is getting warmer so get yourself one of these Hasbro Nerf soakers and start having fun with friends and family outdoors.

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April 24, 2012

Playtime has become fun with the Toydozer

Do you remember the time when you have stepped on little toys in the middle of the night, got hurt and became really angry?  Was there some point of time when you felt like throwing all the little toys that you got for the children because cleaning up was such a hectic job?  
All this will change with this innovative tool that mompreneur Amy Bradley has invented.  

Every parent and child will love the Toydozer.  This cleanup bulldozer will be very useful for everyone with children, including classrooms, daycares and play spaces.  

Every time I say to my children, "Its time to clean up" all I hear back is "I didn't make the mess" although they were both playing with the toys.  
After we got the Toydozer both of them want to clean up, so I am really happy :)

The design of the Toydozer is well thought-out.  The velcro tabs keep the gatherer and scoop together.  It is easy to store and hang when it is not in use.  There is no need to pick up each toy, cleaning will be fast.  
This product will teach children responsibility to clean up after themselves at a young age.  It is made out of strong plastic, but it is light in weight so children can easily use it.  It comes in three vibrant colours blue, yellow and purple.  The Toydozer is very helpful picking up small toys such as blocks, train pieces, puzzles, cars, the little ponies, squinkies and all the other toys.

This Toydozer has made a dramatic change in my home, I don't need to crawl all over the floor to pick up toys and the children have become really helpful cleaning up.  

It is sold online.  To get a 20% discount on your purchase use this coupon code: BLOGGER20.  Shipping is free within USA and Canada. 

If you want to win one please leave a comment on this post.
Follow Toydozer on Twitter and Facebook to keep up-to-date with their latest promotions.
Please follow my Twitter and Facebook so you will know when the winner is announced.
The giveaway ends on May 5th. 
Open to people in Canada and USA.

Update: The giveaway winner is shineyaim

Disclosure:  I received this sample Toydozer as a part of the Toydozer blogger outreach campaign.  All rights reserved on photographs and opinion of the written content Createwithmom © 2012. Please Ask First

January 2, 2012

Paper bag puppet

This paper bag puppet creates lots of imaginary play and conversation, so make it and put on a play.

You will need...
1 paper bag for each puppet
leftover cloth and felt material

Let children use their imagination and have fun decorating any way they want. 
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