Edwin the duck, the app-connected smart duck

Edwin the app-connected smart duck featured

Baby sister has a deep love for two things - ducks and her iPad. There is six years between her and our older daughter so I'm very much new to discovering all the great app-connected learning toys out there for toddlers. While we certainly limit her screen time, it's amazing to watch her navigate through favorite apps correctly naming colors, numbers and shapes. From first learning about Edwin the Duck, the app-connected smart duck, and partnering to receive one for review, I knew baby Read More... {Read More...}

Interactive Digital Play with WowWee CHiP and COJI

Interactive Digital Play CHiP and COJI feature

This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  The way our children play is so different than the days we spent playing outside with friends after school. With new technology developing everyday, my daughter has a growing list of gifts on her holiday list. Between the devices we already have at home and the many she would love to add to her collection, it's not an easy task to differentiate between educational opportunities and those that Read More... {Read More...}

Gifts for Creative Kids – Bunchems Alive

Gifts for Creative Kids Bunchems Alive feature

With two daughters and a love for arts and crafts, everyday there is a messy project covering our kitchen table. Glue, paint and glitter spills are common so you can imagine my excitement to find a project for creative kids that doesn't make a mess. A toy that allows creativity to happen over and over again without the need to purchase additional supplies is the perfect gift for creative kids! Bunchems Alive, the 2016 Toy of the Year for Activities, takes a whole new spin on creativity Read More... {Read More...}

Sea Lion Kids Craft

Sea Lion Kids Craft feature

This post was originally published September 19, 2013. With a great love for sea lions, my daughter's most favorite things to do during a SeaWorld San Diego visit is spend time at Pacific Point. In anticipation of one of our many visits to the park we had some fun making a sea lion kids craft. My daughter's very first visit to SeaWorld is where her fascination with sea lions began. With her knowledge of sea lions maturing over the years due to amazing learning opportunities at SeaWorld, Read More... {Read More...}

The BFG summer road trip activities

The BFG Summer Road Trip Activites feature

The wildly creative children's book, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, has been brought to life and is in theaters today, July 1st! The magical story of Sophie, the curious orphan, and her friendship with a big friendly giant is a wonderful story about friendship and imagination. This summer my seven year old daughter is reading the book and will be spending her time in the car on our summer road trip entertained by The BFG summer road trip activities and reading log. The BFG is a great movie Read More... {Read More...}

Free printable Finding Dory writing prompt

Finding Dory printable writing prompt feature

With a deep love for the ocean and marine animals, my seven year old daughter was very excited to see Finding Dory. Marlin, Nemo and friends are favorite characters and regularly revisited for family movie nights in our home. Finding Nemo taught us about family and not giving up but Finding Dory brings another important message: celebrating differences. We saw Finding Dory before it's release date in theaters and were deeply touched by the beautiful sentiment. We are all unique and Read More... {Read More...}