Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Make Jammin' a Thing of the Present with Jammin' With You Musical Lessons at Home! Free Classes This Week!

We’re jamming! I hope you like jammin’ too. With the kids at home the rest of the school year and the possibility of a socially distanced summer, parents and caregivers really have to be creative to keep kids engaged! Virtual music lessons with Jammin' With You is just the ticket to get kids involved in fulfilling hobby!

Music is a great way to strengthen communication, encourage expression, and will unlock a world of musical creativity. Jammin’ With You kids can access Jammin’ With You, 24/7. Now, parents can register for one, two, or more FREE classes this week! Check out the schedule below!

An unlimited access pass for kids ages one to seven is available for just $29 per month. The Unlimited Access Pass is such a great value because online music apps can quickly add up - sometimes weekly charges are incurred for some music app. With Jammin’ With You, your kids can learn to play their favorite instrument from the comfort of their own home with human, seasoned musical professionals - not an AI app-bot! Kids can learn to play guitar, play piano, play the drums, learn the saxophone, even hone their singing skills, and more!

Music is truly a wonderful gift, and no matter what age is children are given the tools to learn, then they will succeed, which is why Jammin’ With You is the perfect way to introduce music lessons. Lessons that are carefully curated and totally available online. All you need is the instrument you want to study, and a subscription and you’ll be able to access easy to follow music lessons for your kids and even yourself to enjoy! 

Are you ready to start jammin’? Let me know in the comments if you’re taking advantage of these great offers!

Stay up to date with Jammin' With You and their latest news by following them on their social media on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. You can even check out their band Josh and the Jamtones on iTunes and Spotify

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Fuzzikins Cottontail Cottage Pop-Up Playhouse Craft Playhouse Review PlayMonster

Pair the power of imagination, creativity, and versatility all in one adorable playset! Thank you so much PlayMonster for sending us Fuzzikins Cottontail Cottage for our review! 

The Cottontail Cottage opens up a 360-degree world for creative play. Colors the Fuzzikins figures, and then wash them off to get colored again! This set is adorable, it comes with three markers, three washable figures, an entire collection of stickers that act as decorations and furniture for the house, 360-degrees of play, and lots of cues to create a world for the Fuzzikins! 

Fuzzikins are for ages four and up, and is an extremely versatile plaything for your kiddo’s toy box. Once playtime is over, you can wash the Fuzzikins figures in water and then let dry, and like magic - they're plain again. Fold up the play-set flat like a book for easy clean and storage. I would suggest saving the box to store it. The box can also be cut up for more figures to add to the Cottontail Cottage.

Overall, I am so impressed with this set with how compact it is, as well as, how big the play space becomes. I tried regular washable markers on the Fuzzikins and they washed off perfectly, so kids are not just limited to the three colors that it comes with. Make sure the marker says washable, though! If you want to expand the world of Fuzzikins, then check out more of play-sets featuring this adorable toy line! I love the Fuzzikins Camper which is very on-trend, and would be a great play-set for more open-ended play!

You can buy Fuzzikins playsets at Walmart and on Amazon for $21.99. Choose from dogs, cats, and more! You can buy more of PlayMonster's toys and games directly from PlayMonster.com! Thank you so much PlayMonster for sending us this free product for our review and pure enjoyment! 

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New Bluey Time to Play Sticker Book Review + Toys Sneak Peek!

What time is it? It's time to play with Bluey! Bluey is the beloved blue heeler pup from the hit Australian kids' show, Bluey! Bluey crossed over to mainstream last year when she was introduced to Disney Junior fans' hearts! Now fans can hold her and play with her in person with the introduction of the wildly anticipated toys, plush dolls, and games by Moose Toys. We also have beautiful books published by Penguin Books Australia. Check out my Bluey Toys coverage on my YouTube channel - you can see the full product line!

Back to the Book 

Bluey: Time to Play is a cute sticker book featuring 16 pages of fun, and 80+ stickers for kids to enjoy. The show Bluey is all about play and fueling the imagination, so this book is full of ways for kids to get creative. The book itself is well made with a near lay-flat style, the pages perfect for markers, watercolor pencils, and even crayons. The stickers are not reusable, but to make it easier for kids to apply, each sticker section is labeled by page. The size is about 9 x 12, I didn't measure - it's comparable to that, and it's thin for easy storage. Bluey: Time to Play is colorful and full of fun just like our favorite Heeler family! Find it on Amazon now!

Overall, I think Bluey: Time to Play is a great addition to your probably already growing Bluey collection. Bluey: Time to Play, focuses on creativity, mini activities, and also provides a great boredom buster for the kiddos during isolation! 

Check on Amazon for more books published by Penguin Books like The Creek, Good Night, Fruitbat, The Beach, and more! 

All About Bluey 

Bluey: Time to Play is published by Penguin Books / Puffin Books Australia, and can now be ordered on Amazon. More books will be released later this year like The Creek, The Beach, Fruit Bat, and more! I waited a little while for this book to arrive, but it was worth the wait. There are 16 pages of activities and Bluey-isms that Bluey fans will enjoy like a maze, coloring pages, sticker pages with assigned pages for easy application, and special guest appearances from beloved friends like Bob Bilby. 

The show, Bluey, is all about imaginative play and follows everyday events of the Heeler family, Bandit, Chilli, Bluey, and Bingo! I say events because Bluey and little sister Bingo are responsible for breathing life into every day and are centered on imaginative play. Bluey is an Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC KIDS and is co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios.

Every day is an adventure with Bluey and Bingo. The show focuses on the importance of family and the importance of play, and their parents truly are the reasons for the little pups' playful personas - Chilli and Bandit are parenting goals for sure. Not to toot my own horn (and my hubby's), but I find our parenting style to be like Chilli and Bandit. I think many parents who also watch (you cannot help but watch because this show just rocks!) will feel the same way!

Let me know in the comments below if you're planning on getting the books or toys! The toys and other merchandise (books and even knickers!) will be out this summer outside of Australia. Lucky Australian fans get it first as they are already available on the Target Australia website.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

NEW LEGO SUPER MARIO Power-Up Packs Revealed August 1 2020 Release

NEW LEGO SUPER MARIO Power-Up Packs Revealed August 1, 2020 Release!

We finally have the LEGO® sets to go with the LEGO Adventures with Mario Starter Set coming out this summer. 

Available August 1, LEGO and Super Mario fans will revel in these adorable sets called Power-Up Packs that will enhance the play experience for the Adventures with Mario Starter Set. The Power-Up packs are $9.99 USD/EUR each.

There will be four new LEGO® Super Mario™ Power-Up Packs that will give LEGO builders opportunities to unlock new ways to play and you can customize each course. Each Power-Up Pack comes with suits that pertain to each course: Fire Mario™ suit, the Propeller Mario™ suit, the Cat Mario™ suit and the Builder Mario™ suit. There are no batteries required for these Power-Up Sets, however, you will need LEGO Mario™ figure included in the LEGO Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360) set for a fun and fulfilling play experience. 

Which one will you be getting? I feel like, why not get them all? If you splurged on the starter set, then why not build an entire course? I feel that the sets are priced right, and I cannot wait to try them out in person! Comment below with your favorite set! The set that I want to try first is Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack. 

Thank you, LEGO for sending over this information to share with my readers!

Information from LEGO:

Fire Mario Power-Up Pack (71370) When LEGO® Mario™ is powered up with this suit, he can gain Fire Attack power - a new way to attack enemies and collect extra coins. 

Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack (71371) Propeller sounds are triggered when players dress LEGO® Mario™ in this suit and make him ‘fly’ to try and win coins. The propeller suit allows LEGO Mario™ to take to the skies, making new sounds as he soars through the air and collects coins. Take LEGO Mario™ on an action-packed flight and turn your living room into a giant LEGO Super Mario™ level! 

Cat Mario Power-Up Pack (71372) This suit gives LEGO® Mario™ cat-like skills. Dress him in the special pants and cap and he’ll start to meow and purr. Wearing this suit gives Cat Mario™ the special power to walk up vertical obstacles and collect coins. It’s the purr-fect way to have even more fun with the LEGO Super Mario™ levels. 

Builder Mario Power-Up Pack (71373) When LEGO® Mario™ is wearing this suit, players can earn digital coins by making him stomp hard on LEGO bricks in the course they have created. The more he stomps, the more coins you win! It’s a brick-bashingly brilliant way to have even more fun with the LEGO Super Mario™ levels. 

To play with the suits, fans will need the LEGO Mario™ figure included in the Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360). No batteries needed for the Power-Up Packs, just dress LEGO® Mario™ in the suits to power up. 

All Power-Up Packs are available from 1st August 2020, and the recommended retail price is 9,99 USD/EUR

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Playcation at Home! Summer Fun with Intex Kiddie and Family Pools and Accessories! Dinosaur Day Celebration!

Summer Fun with Intex Kiddie and Family Pools! 

Find Intex pools and accessories at WalmartTargetAmazon, and even the Intex website!

Get them before they are gone! Kiddie pools are going to be as hot as toilet paper this summer as families are gearing up for playcation at home! Intex above ground kiddie pools are very easy to inflate with the help of a pump, and they are colorful and vibrantly designed to give children a thrill through water play!

Dinosaurs are ROAR-SOME, and since March 15 and June 1 are considered National Dinosaur Days, it’s a fine time to celebrate them through water play! 

Intex Dinosaur Water Play Center Family Pool has sprayers, splash areas, and mini slides for toddlers to giggle and splash down on. The fun dinosaur theme gives dinosaur-loving kids plenty to explore with and may even spark some imaginative Jurassic play!  It also includes six colorful balls to add further water play! Easily inflate the pool with an electronic pump (not included), so playtime fun can be had in just moments! If it’s too cold to play outside, I bring the fun inside with my Intex pools by filling them with colorful plastic balls! Target $39.99 | Blaine’s Farm and Fleet $34.99 | Amazon $74.00 YIKES! 

Intext Bop Bag is perfect for indoor and outdoor fun is the Intex Bop Bag, which is a great boredom buster and will also give your kiddos some PE credits for homeschooling. My son has to complete 180 minutes of dedicated exercise through play for physical education at home, and this will definitely help him exercise without even realizing it. Amazon $14.99

Intex Arms Bands are a great way to encourage safe swimming and they also have cute designs on them! The dinosaur design is perfect for beginner swimmers that like to take a swim on the wild side! Also available in mermaid and ocean friends varieties. Inflate and deflate to flatten for simple storage. Amazon $5.00 

Get the little ones splashing and having fun in this 3-ring Pool by Intex! It is perfect for infants and new swimmers just getting to know the water. The tiny little pool features cute dinosaurs and is the perfect fit for a baby ages one to three. Amazon $15.99 

Even though we’re celebrating dinosaurs today, there are so many varieties of Intex pools and other playthings to explore. 

Parents, we’ve been home with the kids since March in the US, and some countries even earlier. It’s our job to continue learning through play as well as create happy moments, which is why I love Intex’s jungle sets! 

Rainbow Play Center is super fun and really magical! Rainbows have been a common theme during isolation and it's a great way to celebrate summer too! This kiddie pool has multiple water play areas like sprayers, wading pool, and mini slide! Amazon $49.99 | Target $49.99

Fun and Fruity Playcenter is an adorable kiddie pool that is just as sweet as the inflatable fruits!  This set is so colorful and bright that it will provide cheerful water play each sunny day! Amazon $54.99

Unicorn Spray Pool is a smaller kiddie pool with fun enough for one or two! The unique design is a giant feature unicorn that sprays out water and has a small wading pool area for quick dips to cool off or to splash mom or dad! Walmart $19.97

What are you doing to keep kids busy? Check out how to bust boredom with kids on my blog, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

New Playmobil Sets 2020 Scooby-Doo, Back to the Future 35th Anniversary, Construction Sets, Everdreamerz, Take Along, and more! Save 20% off now!!!

NEW Playmobil Sets for 2020 + Save 20% Select Healthcare Sets to Support COVID-19 Efforts!

The new movie Scoob is slated to open this year with lots of fanfare with an at-home premiere! While the kids are watching the movie at home, then build the latest sets that came out in January 2019 by Playmobil, and think about what you're going to get for the future. 

Playmobil launched the Scooby-Doo collection with a blind bag collection, the Mystery Machine, and a character 3-pack featuring Scooby, Shaggy, and a villain plus 12 blind bags with 12 different ghosts to hunt. 

Coming out August 2020 will be the Scooby-Doo Adventures in the Mystery Mansion, Adventures in the Wild West, Adventures in the Witches Cauldron, Adventures in the Cemetery, Adventures in Egypt, and Dinner with Shaggy.

Recently launched is the new line by Playmobil with new and fun ways to unbox their figures and accessories, Everdreamerz, a whole new way to play and collect Playmobil. Packaged in a reusable blind box with the different compartments, Playmobil fans will discover a magical amulet unlocking the world of EverDreamerz - with secret compartments with mystery figures, accessories, and jewelry. It even offers up less waste, because you can even return the toys back to the box for easy storage after playtime is over. EverDreamerz is a group of five best friends that travel to magical realms, face their fears, and have loads of fun! Inside the magical amulet, reveal seven surprises with a different theme! I love the Comic World theme! There is also a music theme, art theme, candy theme, and more!

This May 2020, '80s kids can go back in time with my all-time favorite film, Back to the Future, that is celebrating 35 years this year! Included with the collection will be beloved Marty McFly, Doc, and even Einstein. The cherry on top of this nostalgic sundae of my childhood is that beautifully detailed Delorean! With exceptional detailing right down to the last gigawatts. Your imagination doesn’t need roads for this open-ended play, and with that, the wheels even rotate in at 90 degrees to fly off into part two, I mean, into your imagination. This is the perfect toy for parents and kids to bond over as it conjures up all of the feels for fans…especially me! It would be sweet if it came with a lenticular photo of Marty and his brother and sister. Just saying. 

This is my grandfather. He had a Delorean...you can imagine why Back to the Future is so close to my heart. All the feels.

Sharp fans will notice this scene below is taken right out of the first movie - the iconic scene at Twin Pines Mall when they are doing their experiment before they were rudely interrupted. You see the camcorder, the skateboard, and even the box of plutonium. Also coming out is the 1955 figure set of Marty and Dr. Emmet Brown in period clothes from the film. Notice Marty’s outfit, straight out of the movie during the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance when Marty takes over and sings Johnny Be Good. Doc Brown even has the newspaper marking his fate! 

Playmobil brings the world of construction to life with a versatile line of machines that take the imagination to new heights. The Crane is remote control powered and can hoist heavy materials. Each of the sets works together to create the ultimate construction site. All of these awesome sets come out this August. 

Playmobil builders and skit creators will love the hospital that includes mini playsets and patients to fill the hospital. You can also get a separate hospital wing to add on thus creating the perfect backdrop to your Playmobil stories. There will be new healthcare professions like radiologists, physical therapists, eye doctors, and dentists added to the lineup. All of these sets will be out in August 2020. 

The new Take Along Box Sets features different scenes and themes for Playmobil fun on the go! There is something for everyone in this collection including the littlest fans of 18 months to pop culture fans that will enjoy The Ghostbusters sets. These sets will be out in August 2020. 

Already out now are Playmobil 123 sets for 18 months and older featuring cute sets that push the imagination with a children’s playground, airplane, construction truck with garage, and more! Out now and perfect for summer are the Sand Drilling Rig and Spring Flower Bucket - perfect gifts for Easter! 

Playmobil has new Advent Calendars for the holidays coming out too that are great gifts because they include lots of accessories and figures!

With the kids at home, it's a great time to start a new hobby with the kids, especially with this sweet offer direct from Playmobil! You can save 20% off on select sets featuring every day heroes, and the proceeds will go to support COVID-19 efforts. Encourage the power of play and imagination and support this worthy cause! We are all in this together, and Playmobil truly understands the power of true superheroes. 

Let me know your favorites in the comments below! Don’t forget to like my blog, if I helped you. Thank you so much, Playmobil for the great tour at New York Toy Fair!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

NEW LEGO CREATOR SERIES Haunted House Devilishly FUN! Create Your Own Tower of Terror!!!

LEGO® has just announced the latest addition to their LEGO Creator series / LEGO Fairground collection, the 3,321 piece model of a LEGO Haunted House. Finely detailed and perfect for ghoulish display or haunted play! Create your own Tower of Terror with a free-fall ride with automatic doors with open and close elevator doors! Your guests will be thankful that they dropped in! Muwahahahahah! LEGO Brick Enthusiasts will be able to create a fully functional haunted house by adding in components of the LEGO Power Up accessories sold separately. To make the LEGO Haunted House…well, haunted, you can actually operate it via LEGO’s Powered Up app!

I think this set is pretty awesome as it has lots of haunted mansion tones, and that you can enhance the play and display experience with the motorized controls via the app. This is definitely a set for older LEGO fans - yes, it 18+ but I like to build with my kiddos. They will have to enjoy the LEGO build from afar because mama wants to play!

This is not me. LOL

The LEGO Haunted House is modeled after Manor Von Barron, the evil villain Samual Von Barron's home! The LEGO® Haunted House model has so many details that any Halloween fan or scary movie enthusiast would love - from ghostly figures, scary pictures, and more. I just love all of the minifigures included as well with all of the different expressions of delight to fear. 

Starting May 20, LEGO VIP members will be able to order the LEGO Haunted House on LEGO.com. If you’re not a VIP member, then don’t worry, you can get it June 1st! Thanks, LEGO for the images and for sending me this info! Happy Quarantinoween!

Retail Info:
10273 – LEGO Haunted House
● RRP £209.99/ €229,99 / $249.99
● Aged 18+
● 3,231 pieces
● Product available direct from LEGO Stores and at LEGO.com/Haunted-House-10273

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