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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids from Dr. Stem Toys

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As a preschool teacher, I am always on the lookout for fun, educational toys for both my kids and my preschool classroom! 

Some of the best toys around for young kids come from Dr. Stem and ThinAir Brands! I have always found their toys to be so fun, so educational and provide hours and hours of learning and fun!

If you are looking for a fun, educational gift to keep the kids busy if they are learning or doing school from home, then check out some of these gift ideas below: 


I talk often to my kids about saving their money instead of spending it and what greater way to make saving money fun than with this super awesome Talking ATM Bank! 

This large talking ATM machine works with real U.S. Money (bills and coins). Just insert the special debit card key and the bank comes to life as it talks and counts. Make a deposit, make a withdrawal, the ATM always knows your account balance. 



The large LCD screen shows deposit amounts and adds them to your balance. Or, the screen shows your withdrawal amount and subtracts it from the total to give you a new balance. It talks, it counts, it always knows your account balance. Roll bills into the feeder with the twist knob. Includes special debit card key. 

And a great way to work on counting, money and math is with a fun cash register! Kids can have fun for hours playing grocery store or bank as they give and take money to put into their cash register!


Cha-ching! that's the sound this deluxe cash register makes as kids play for hours and hours. Kids will have fun playing store, counting money, making change, swiping debit cards, and making announcements on the loud microphone. 


PLUS, this toy teaches kids other languages including English, French and Spanish. This huge play set includes a large electronic cash register, play bills and coins, debit card, receipts, and open/closed sign. 
  
And my personal favorite gift idea (because I am a teacher!) is the Play Teacher Set!


A realistic teacher and student role play set. Call the class to order, take attendance, write on the board, ring The bell, hand out grade cards, and much more. Kit includes an easy to clean desk blotter, USA map, bell, flag, pointer, write and wipe board, eraser, attendance list, name card, play clock, Certificate of Completion and much more. Includes everything you need to be a pretend teacher or student.



Don't they all look SO FUN??!! I told you they had some of the greatest gift idea for kids this holiday season!

Buy It:

You can purchase these Dr. Stem Toys from their website


Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Arts and Crafts Gift Ideas from Bright Stripes

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If the children on your gift list this year love arts and crafts as much as my children do, then I have just the company for you that has all kinds of great gift ideas this holiday season! 

Bright Stripes is your place for fun, creative DIY and craft kits for kids of all ages! Especially with lockdowns, virtual school and quarantines, children these days need a creative outlet with the extra time they may have on their hands! Bright Stripes has you covered with art kits such as i Heart Art Mash Up Art Packs and Candle Critters!


My daughter is especially going to love the Candle Critters  kits which are Scandinavian-inspired and generously sized ceramic night lights that come packaged in adorable cottage-shaped boxes. 


You get to use the ceramic markers to decorate, turn on the LED tea light and display! These are so fun for any child to personalize their room with their very own decorated night light!


And for children that like to try out different art materials, you must check out the iHeart Art Mash Up Art Packs. They come in different varieties like Glitter FX pack, Batik Fx pack and the Paint and Pastel pack. 


Each set combines numerous art materials to make fantastic art! It is so fun for older children to use these different materials to create beautiful art!


If you are looking for something to tap into your child's artistic and creative sides this holiday season, check out all that Bright Stripes has to offer! They have so many arts and crafts kits and they all look so fun and creative!


Buy It:

You can purchase Candle Critters and iHeart Art Mash Up Art Packs from the Bright Stripes website


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Holiday Gift Idea: Club Eimmie

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If you have a girl in your life that LOVES her 18" doll, then I have the perfect gift idea for you to get them this holiday season! 

Playtime by Eimmie offers a subscription program for a girl, her doll and their imaginations! With the program, your child gets 18" doll clothing, accessories and playsets delivered monthly! 


At Playtime by Eimmie, they believe in the power of open-ended play to empower young girls everywhere through imagination and adventure. They create toys, your daughter creates the adventure!

My daughter loves to dress up her 18" doll (Ellie) in new outfits, pretend with her and just have fun with her! 


So when I surprised her with a gift from Club Eimmie, she was ecstatic! She is so excited to get new outfits and new fun each month for herself and her doll!


The first package she opened from Club Eimmie was the most adorable matching chef outfits! Since my daughter LOVES to cook, she was ecstatic that now her doll could cook with us too!

She immediately dressed herself and her doll Ellie and had the biggest grin! The little doll mitts are so adorable and she loved that she matched exactly with her doll!


If you want to give your child, grandchild, niece or special girl in your life the BIGGEST smile this Christmas, make sure to check out Club Eimmie! 

I love to watch my daughter's imagination soar every time she plays with her doll and pretends! And new outfits make it even more fun!


Buy It:

You can purchase Club Eimmie monthly for $12.99 or $99.99 for 6 months on the Playtime by Eimmie website


Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.




Thursday, October 29, 2020

Great Gift Idea - NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Telling Ministries LLC and HCCP for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.





In my family, there is no greater gift than getting the gift of a new Bible! There is just something so sacred and precious and so, so important about getting a Bible! My children usually get their first Bible in 2nd grade and it is something they hold so precious and look forward to.

I recently learned about a new Bible gift set for girls and it looked like the perfect gift for my daughter this Christmas! She has a Bible already but I think she will really enjoy having one that is more interactive and colorful! 


The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls is created especially for girls ages 8 to 12 and includes a beautiful Bible, sticker sheets and coloring pencil set for young artists to express themselves. Girls will get creative through coloring and journaling in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. 


Included are pencils to color, blend and shade the detailed line art surrounding hundreds of inspiring verses. I love that this Bible set encourages young girls to make the Bible and it's verses and teachings personal to their own life! They can take notes, highlight passages that mean a lot to them and really make their Bible and studying time interactive!


My daughter loves to draw and color so I know this Bible is going to be her favorite! It will make learning about Jesus and his love so personal and fun! She will want to dive into her Bible whenever she can and that is so important to instill in children at a young age!


Features include: 
 · Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV) 
 · Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art 
 · Four colored pencils 
 · Six sheets of stickers designed for girls 
 · Thick white paper for writing and doodling 
 · Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections 
 · Satin ribbon marker · Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover 
 · Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size


Make sure to check out this Downloadable Sampler and get a sample of the coloring sheets by checking out these Downloadable Coloring Sheets.

Buy It:

You can purchase the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls for $25.99 from ChristianBook.com


“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Telling Ministries LLC and HCCP for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Our New Pet Frogs from Froggy's Lair

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With so many children doing school at home this year (including mine!), I have just the perfect thing to get for your kids to help them with responsibility, entertainment and give them something to look at during the day to give them a brain break! Froggy's Lair and their super awesome biosphere and African Dwarf Frogs are just the perfect gift for this year where many people need in-home entertainment options! 
    

Froggy's Lair believes that in this high tech world, we all need to maintain a connection with our environment, to understand the balance/ecosystem of nature, and to actively care for non-human inhabitants! 

But at the same time, they make it easy to do!!! Using science and engineering, they bring nature's connection in habitats suitable for today's lifestyle. Froggy's Lair STEM products are found in households, kid's rooms, classrooms, offices, and dorms. 

We recently got our new African Dwarf Frogs and everything we needed to create a BioSphere for the frogs in the mail!


It was super easy to set up and was ready in minutes! The frogs were in their new home in no time and LOVING it!

And so were my children! They are constantly checking on them, watching them swim around and hide and they love to feed them!


And I love that owning these frogs is SO low-maintenance! Not only do you only have to feed them 2 times per week but you also don't have to continually clean the tank! The plants and sand and gravel help clean the tank and make an optimal environment for the frogs! (They suggest cleaning it about every 3 months)


So if you are looking for a fun and unique present this holiday season, I HIGHLY suggest Froggy's Lair for everyone - young and old! It is so fun to watch these little frogs swim and jump around and they are easy to care for! 


Buy It:

You can purchase the Octagon BioSphere and African dwarf frogs for $69.95 from the Froggy's Lair website


Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.