Bright Starts #BabyLOLL Play Date Lots of Fun

[color-box] I received free products in order to host the Bright Starts sponsored Play Date. The opinions expressed here are my own. [/color-box] My girls are growing up way too fast. My 2 year old wants to do whatever her older sister is doing, so I didn't realize just how few "baby" toys we have around here these days. The realization hit me when I was preparing for a friend to bring over her 13 month old, and I thought I would put a basket of toys in the living room he could play with. I pulled the few toddler aged toys we have out, and I watched as Aubrey happily played along side him … [Read more...]

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5 Reasons You Should Rent Toys from Pley Instead of Buying

This post was made possible by Pley.com.Toys provide more than just a fun activity for our children. Toys teach our children valuable lessons like sharing, build motor skills, and develop little brains with imaginative play. Unfortunately, most toys aren't cheap, and buying toys can add up to an expensive hit on the wallet. If your kids are anything like mine you probably spend hours begging them to clean their rooms so you can finally see the floors again. My daughter is obsessed with Legos, so I know exactly what it's like to stumble across a minefield of Lego pieces in the middle of the … [Read more...]

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Promote Creativity & Educational Play with Magformers Magnetic Blocks

I was provided with Magformers for a review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links included for your convenience.  Do you have kids that love to build things? My girls love any type of building set they can get their hands on. They've even been known to turn all the scrap pieces of wood their Dad leaves in the garage into building blocks, and I love watching their little imaginations come alive as they work on new creations. We had the pleasure of testing out a couple Magformers sets, and I already knew they would be a hit before handing them over to my 6 year … [Read more...]

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The Bright Schools Competition Educates Students on Link between Light and Sleep

This content was made possible by VolunteerSpot and the Bright Schools Competition. Does your child get enough sleep at night? Students who don't get enough sleep are more likely to suffer from behavioral issues that can range from rule breaking to more severe problems like depression and anxiety. Children who get the recommended amount of sleep are more creative, perform better in school, and have more self-control. My oldest has battled sleep issues much of her life. She is cranky when she doesn't get enough sleep, and has a really hard time concentrating throughout the day. She is more … [Read more...]

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Reading Rainbow Reinvented for the Next Generation

I received sample product in the hopes that I would share it with my readers. All opinions are my own, and affiliate links are included. Butterfly in the sky... If you can finish that phrase and have the song running through your head you know exactly what I'm talking about! Did you grow up watching Reading Rainbow? I sure did, and I know Reading Rainbow helped turn me into the avid reader that I am. I grew up watching my favorite childhood books come alive on the TV screen both at home and in the classroom. Now our kids can enjoy the Reading Rainbow experience for the next generation … [Read more...]

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