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Welcome to Wishenpoof

Welcome to Wishenpoof

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post via KidzVuz. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Wishenpoof, the newest Amazon Original Kids Series, will be available for Amazon Prime members beginning on August 14th,  One of the perks of being a blogger is the chance to preview new TV shows, and my boys (ages 4 and 7) binge-watched the entire 13 episode run of Wishenproof during a recent vacation. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Free Trial, Kindergartners, News, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Television, Toddlers, Video

NeckNapperz For Your Upcoming Travel Plans

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and honest. For those of you who love to travel, this is a product for you. New NeckNapperz are great for roadtrips, planes, trains- or even for your child’s own bed. These neck pillows transform from plush toy into a plush neck pillow and back again, which makes them great for dual uses. Kids are easily bored, as we all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Children), Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, under the direction of Galt Toys!!! For forty years, Ambi® Toys have been developing infant toys with a purity of design and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Activities, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Birthday Gifts, Building Toys, Counting, Developmental Toys, Educational, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Language, Learning, Musical Toys, Play, Pre-schoolers, Shower Gifts, Swimming, Toddlers, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M)

Kidz Bop 27 Makes Car Rides Entertaining and Fun!

Kidz Bop 27 Makes Car Rides Entertaining and Fun!

  Whether we are on our way to school, a play date or the grocery store, my kids love to listen to music, a great thing, since I love music as well.  Let’s face it though; some of the stuff out there just isn’t friendly for little ears! Kidz Bop music makes pop music safe and accessible and is a staple in my car. Current favorites on rotation are “Shake it Off” and “All That Bass!”  Pop … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Kindergartners, Music, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Sahara Sam’s to Host 23rd Special Evening at Sam’s on Nov. 14th

Sahara Sam’s to Host 23rd Special Evening at Sam’s on Nov. 14th

  If you’re local to the Philadelphia area and have kids, you know all about Sahara Sam’s Oasis, the awesome indoor-outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ.  But did you know that they hold a very special event once a quarter just for special needs children? The event, Special Evenings at Sam’s, or SEAS, is a great time for families and it provides a judgment-free environment for individuals with special needs and their friends and family. The fourth … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Special Needs Children, Swimming, Toddlers

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Educational, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

November 1 is National Brush Day

November 1 is National Brush Day

Four minutes. Four minutes a day is all it takes to keep our mouths healthy. As a mom, I can attest to the frustration that is involved with getting kids to brush their teeth. It starts when they are little, and they kick and scream before letting you pry their mouths open to scrub off they day’s meals from their teeth. As they get older and take on the job themselves, toothbrushing becomes a lightning-fast activity, nearly … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Charity, Halloween, Health, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

As Seen on TV: Wubble Bubble Ball Review

*I was sent product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I’ll confess that I’m a sucker for “As Seen on TV” products. My house is full of kitchen gadgets, cleaning products and appliances I saw on TV. Very few of those products really live up to their hype, so I try to resist purchasing more things I’ll rarely use. My kids have inherited my love of all things “Seen on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Rainy Day Toys & Crafts

Rainy Day Toys & Crafts

My family and I are seriously craving some sunshine and warmth after this brutal winter. We couldn’t be more excited about Spring. Constant thoughts of running in the grass and playing outside all day are seriously disrupting our productivity at work and school. Spring, that beautiful fickle thing, also means lots of RAIN. After spending a good 4-5 months inside with snow storms galore, we’ve maxed out our indoor activities. Week one had mommy putting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States? Talk about a surprising and startling statistic. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Celebrity Babies, Charity, Childproofing, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers