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Disney Interactive Announces 2 New Playable Characters in 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity

Disney Interactive Announces 2 New Playable Characters in 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity

Get excited Disney Interactive fans! Disney Interactive officially announced the latest playable characters to appear in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity – Merida and Maleficent!! The new gameplay trailer features a glimpse into how the characters will interact in the game and you my friend can check it out right here, Merida and Maleficent are playable in the all-new Toy Box 2.0 mode of the game, along with all characters previously released for Disney Infinity.  Players will be able … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Disney, entertainment, Games, Play

Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond Game for iPhone and iPad

If you’re anything like me, you’re a mom who’s always keeping her eye out for a new game to keep their kids entertained on mom’s iPad! Well, I have a really cool one for you today. In this first collaboration by the Smithsonian on a video game, Big Fish worked with the world’s largest museum and research complex to create the 6th installment of its popular Hidden Expedition® series. In conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, Jeff Post, … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Games, Play, School Aged Children

Swampy, Cranky and Allie Return in Over 100 New Puzzles and Challenges for Where’s My Water? 2

Swampy, Cranky and Allie Return in Over 100 New Puzzles and Challenges for Where’s My Water? 2

Need a new, fun app to keep your kiddos entertained? Disney Interactive has launched the next exciting adventure with Swampy and the gang in the Where’s My Water? 2. In this free-to-play sequel to the massively popular physics-based puzzler, players will explore challenging new levels across three brand new locations including the Sewer, the Soap Factory, and the Beach.   Your kids will not get bored with over 100 levels and challenges to solve, experience the same cut and swipe … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Games, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

There’s a NEW Facebook game in town: Tail Towns Friends by Ganz

There’s a NEW Facebook game in town: Tail Towns Friends by Ganz

If there wasn’t enough drama on Facebook, a new game called Tail Towns Friends by Ganz is taking the gaming world by storm with intriguing story lines, fun interactive goals and a little mystery and suspense built in. I’ll confess that I am not a fan of Facebook games, but I do enjoy Tail Towns Friends, which was specifically designed with the preferences of female games as a top priority. One of the truly fun … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Electronics, Free, Games, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Play

Adults have Words with Friends, Kids have Ohanarama

Adults have Words with Friends, Kids have Ohanarama

Spending quality time with all of your family, especially when your children are young, is extremely challenging in today’s society. I think everyone can relate to that on some level. So when an opportunity arises to connect with family and friends who are not local, online via Facebook, Skypeing or email, we take advantage. Ohanarama is an online social game environment where children and families can connect and challenge each other to all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Educational, Featured, Hip Find, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children

Online Education with the All Star Buddies

Online Education with the All Star Buddies

You can make summer a fun, educational time for your kids. Prevent summer learning loss with “stealth” educational activities. If your kids enjoy playing video games and being online, introduce them to the All Star Buddies. Moms Caryn Burns and Cindy Prince started www.allstarbuddies.com in order to close the gap between websites that were created for entertainment and those developed for education. They wanted to seamlessly weave learning into the fun their kids were having online, so … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Electronics, Featured, Games, Learning, Stuffed Animals

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

I received a review sample of the Thomas and Friends Great Race Game several months ago. I finally had a chance to test it on a rainy afternoon when a friend and her children visited. Her 3 year-old and her 5 year-old played happily for several hours. Thomas and Friends Great Race Game teaches counting, sort and color matching. Players earn “coal blocks” by answering questions like “How many red hats are pictured?” My testers loved putting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Counting, Educational, Featured, Games, Uncategorized

International Baby of Mystery: Little Jet Set Travel Gear and Toys

International Baby of Mystery: Little Jet Set Travel Gear and Toys

Whether it is a trip down the block to the doctor’s or a journey across the globe, preparation for travel with children is key. Little Jet Set is a cute children’s store with a selection of innovative products for keeping babies and children safe, comfortable, and occupied during travel. My toddler is entranced by the Cow Print Art Folio (by The Piggy Story) ($20). She has her very own carrying case of crayons and a drawing pad. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Boutiques, Contests, Featured Store, Travel