Edwin the duck, the app-connected smart duck

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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

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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...}

Polar bear gifts for kids

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With a seven year old daughter obsessed with learning everything she can about marine animals, I'm frequently searching for fun gifts for her. We celebrated her last birthday with a polar bear ice skating party and I spent quite a bit of time online for party inspiration. I'm sharing some of  my favorite polar bear gifts for kids perfect for birthdays, holidays and even Easter basket gift ideas. Polar bear gifts for kids symbolic polar bear adoption polar bear wrapping Read More... {Read More...}

Kindergarten book advent calendar

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Each year I make a holiday advent calendar for my daughter.  And each year I try to make the 24 gifts more meaningful. She loves counting down to Christmas Day with a gift each morning; I wanted to make sure the gifts were something fun and educational instead of something she will quickly forget about by next year. We spend a lot of time at the public library because my daughter loves books. She gets so excited each Friday when she brings her library book home from school and loves telling Read More... {Read More...}

Classroom fun with The Happy’s interactive pets

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Already loving Zhu Zhu Pets I was excited when I learned about The Happy's, the new interactive pets from the same toy manufacturer. My pre-k classroom full of four and five year olds were the perfect audience to try out the new toys. We spent hours this week playing and learning with our new classroom pets, The Happy's. Playing with the puppy and kitten along with their chase ball and treats was a very exciting experience and provided great learning opportunities. We received Read More... {Read More...}

Travel Fun with Disney Planes and Disney Pixar Cars

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   Growing up with only brothers we spent a lot of our play time outside with toy cars and planes.  I could not be happier having a daughter that also has a love for similar toys. Thanks to Disney Pixar Cars the movie, her excitement for toy cars has grown over the past few years. With the new Disney Planes to add to the fun, we now have a toy box full of princesses, cars, and planes.  I love the combination!  We recently traveled to Disney World and I was looking for Read More... {Read More...}