Fun & Games

Guess who’s back!?

By | January 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm | One comment

If you were born and/or raised in the 80s, you might remember the girl in the middle. That's right -- it's Rainbow Brite! One of my favorite and most beloved childhood characters has joined the ranks of the other animated stars and is making a renovated comeback for our...

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Think outside of the box with ThinkFun games!

By | January 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 49 comments

ThinkFun is not just a creator and retailer of games for kids. ThinkFun games exist to stretch the minds of children, challenge their creativity, and encourage them to probe deeper. They're so right when they say that their games aren't intended just to occupy a kid's time. ...

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“I Can Do It Too!”

By | November 30, 2009 at 6:31 am | No comments

Our kids love their daddy's iPhone. He's collected several iPhone apps that are right up their alley. Since their tastes (and interests AND developmental stages) differ somewhat, each of our kids has his/her own app screen. It's quite cute, really, to watch them scan through...

Posted in: Books & Reading, For the Kids, Fun & Games, Media

Stubby Pencil Studio – Eco-friendly art supplies galore!

By | November 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 47 comments

If your children (or grandchildren, or nieces, or nephews....) are into art like mine are, you'll find Stubby Pencil Studio to be a tangible, visual (and olfactory) treat! It was begun in 2006 by Kate Rosenthal, and is pointed at stationery and art supply products that are...

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Have a little Elfin fun this Christmas!

By | November 16, 2009 at 8:59 am | 29 comments

Last year, a couple of weeks before Christmas, we were visited by a sweet little elf. Cocoa had lots of fun with us as the holiday drew near. She also caused a little bit of chaos as she stayed up past our bedtime to have a little elfish fun of her own around the...

Posted in: For the Kids, Fun & Games, Holiday

Step and Spell with Alpha-Bug

By | September 15, 2009 at 7:29 am | 43 comments

I am excited to share with you yet another fantastic educational products from Learning Resources: The Alpha-Bug Step 'n' Spell! It's an alphabet letter-learning, spelling practicing tool, and educational (active) game all in one. The Alpha-Bug Step 'n' Spell is a...

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Got It! Sharpens Math & Reading Skills the “Arcade Way!”

By | September 3, 2009 at 7:27 am | 34 comments

There's a fun, electronic way to learn beginning letter sounds, spelling, number sequencing, multiplication, and more: It's from the notable educational toy experts at Learning Resources, and it's called Got It! Though the monster-like arcade game may look a little...

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Driving (Miss) Daisy

By | August 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 38 comments

Brand new from Learning Curve's Caring Corners line is the Daisy Greenway Interactive Camper! Daisy Greenway has over 100 sounds, activities, words and songs to promote both learning and appreciation of the planet in which we live. (Click here to see and hear the Daisy...

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Sorting laundry (and packing a suitcase) can be fun!

By | August 18, 2009 at 7:15 am | 54 comments

It's widely known that sorting objects is a multifaceted skill builder for toddlers and preschoolers. In our preschooling-at-home, we try to use sorting activities weekly to build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It's so much more fun if the sorting activity has an...

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ItzaBitza: Where your child’s drawings come to life!

By | August 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm | No comments

My son has a new favorite game for the computer. It's a souped-up paintbrush program loaded with options for endless creativity and fun. ItzaBitza is a refreshing, new kind of computer game that has quickly become the top of the top at our house. Read more about...

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