Category Archives: Games

2 Fun Rainy Day Activities from ALEX Toys

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IMG_8340Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors but when it’s too humid and muggy I prefer to stay home with the air conditioner in full blast. I always like to keep a stash of unopened toys for those times when I hear “I’m bored!” Here are two from ALEX Toys that can really get kids’ imagination going and banish boredom. Read the rest of this entry

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Take Along Soccer Match from Playmobil

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4725_product_box_frontMy my five-year-old son is a soccer afficionado and has been into the World Cup games, like pretty much everyone else we know. He loves kicking his soccer ball in the living room while watching game highlights with his father in the evenings. This is why I was so excited for him when I received the Playmobil Take Along Soccer Match game. Here’s what we thought: Read the rest of this entry

My Favorite Picks from TTPM’s Spring 2014 Showcase

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IMG_7105In a little over a month summer vacation will be here and with school out there will be lots of downtime, even for kids who go to summer camp. How do we keep our kids from complaining “I’m bored”? With some fun new toys that don’t necessarily break the bank, but can keep them interested and occupied. I recently attended the 2014 Spring TTPM Showcase and saw some really awesome toys for kids of all ages. Here are my top 7 picks for this summer: Read the rest of this entry

Are Your Kids Ready for School Next Year? Find out with a Cool Game from Lakeshore Learning

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aa882_lApril is coming to an end, summer will be here before you know it and in a few short months your kids will move up a grade. Are they ready to handle next year’s material? Now is a good time for kids to make sure they know everything they need to know to get them into the next grade and a fun way to do that is with Lakeshore Learning’s new game, “Are you Ready?”. I recently received a sample for review for my daughter who’s entering second grade next year. Here’s what we thought: Read the rest of this entry

The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live: Fun & Games with Your Favorite Mermaid!

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IMG_4878When I was in college I went to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The audience put on quite a performance. I remember feeling like part of a group in a very unique and interactive movie experience. Last week I had a similar feeling when I attended a screening of The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live. The screening was synched to an app and my 6.5-year-old daughter and I had so much fun watching and feeling like we were part of the movie. Read the rest of this entry

Loads of Fun at the New Yotk Cosmos Game in Long Island!

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nycosmos_logoWe started with soccer classes this summer for our 4-year-old and now he’s hooked! He’s obsessed with anything soccer and loves watching it on TV. We thought it would be fun to take him to an actual live game. Turns out The New York Cosmos, a professional soccer team that play in the North American Soccer League (NASL) have very affordable tickets to their games. We recently went to a home game in Long Island and enjoyed the festive atmosphere you can only find at a soccer game! Read the rest of this entry

Laser Maze from ThinkFun: for Kids Who Love a Challenge

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Laser-1004-LoResSpillI am always trying to make learning fun for my kids. It is even more relevant now that school’s out and I want to make sure they don’t forget what they learned in the past year. Between the TV, pool and play dates, it’s important to keep their brain active and challenged and ThinkFun has just what I need to make sure my kids use their brains over the summer and keep learning in a fun way. Read the rest of this entry