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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer Learning with @TYSclub Science Kits

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It's starting to be that part of summer vacation already....where the children are already sick of playing with their own toys, playing with their siblings and "are bored" all the time!

Keep your children entertained and learning this summer with the Young Scientists Club monthly subscription kits!


My children have tried them out and are LOVING them! Each kit has several projects you can do and it will keep your child engaged and learning for hours!


My children recently tried the Weather Station kit and loved making a weather vane, checking the temperature outside and so many other fun activities!


The Young Scientists Club has won the 2018 Reader Award for the Science Kits and Supplies category from Practical Homeschooling. The recognition was for the company’s Monthly Subscription kits, delivered right to your door! There are 36 themed kits, ranging from Phases of Matter, Circuits and Electromagnets to Stars and Surface Tension.


The organization said of the award, “Thousands of homeschoolers have cast their votes. A Practical Homeschooling Reader Award is the highest honor the homeschool community can bestow. The winners are the products that receive the highest ratings from satisfied users.”

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You can purchase the kits at the company’s site—each kit is $11.99 plus $4.95 shipping & handling.


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Enjoy the Outdoors this Summer with @iHome Products!

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Summer is almost officially here and that means it¹s time to get back in touch with the great outdoors! From backyard BBQs and pool parties to tent camping in the wilderness, iHome has something for everybody that makes being outside even more enjoyable!


For sleeping under the stars: a lantern with integrated Bluetooth Music System:­ iBT91 (MSRP: $99.99)


iHome’s lantern speaker with color changing illumination modes is the perfect addition to any camping trip. Its super bright LEDs will light up your camp site, while its powerful Bluetooth music player will fill your camp site with sound! It¹s thick rubberized shell will keep the light on and music playing even if dropped or splashed with water. And, if your smartphone is running low on juice, the iBT91 even has a USB port to keep your phone¹s battery charged.


We LOVE using this iBT91 lantern speaker at the cabin and in our camper when camping! The fun lights and colors making listening to music even more fun and I ALWAYS need to charge my phone so this is so great to have around!

For backyard movie nights: Outdoor SmartPlug that works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri (MSRP: $39.99)


The iSP100 Outdoor Smart Plug extends the award winning iHome Control Smart Plug series to control outdoor lighting, decorations, small appliances and more up to 1800W. Designed for rugged outdoor elements and works with GFI enabled outdoor plugs. Enables voice control of connected devices via Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Alexa!



We LOVE hanging a bunch of Christmas lights and decorations at Christmas time so this Smart Plug is going to come in VERY handy and make it just that much easier to get in the holiday spirit!!

Buy It:

You can purchase all iHome products from their website.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celebrate #InternationalBathDay with @HABA_usa & @LearningHandsOn Toys!

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Today is International Bath Day and it is the perfect time to focus on the importance bath play and the effect it has on a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development during the ages of birth to three.

Parents are their child’s first and best teachers and every interaction a parent has with their baby is a new learning opportunity especially in the bath.

The bathtub serves as a classroom for your baby because they’re observing and exploring why bubbles pop when they touch them or how water splashes up when they move around. International Bath Day is the perfect day to celebrate these amazing “Aha!” discoveries of your little explorer. The following bath toys help with those discoveries and further build your child’s development with you by their side!

HABA-Bubble Bath Whisk



For little and big whirlpool fun! Just stick into the bath water, turn the crank and you will have fantastic foam in your bathtub! Made of sturdy plastic.

This is so great for learning cause and effect and working on fine motor skills! Who doesn't like making foam and bubbles in the bathtub??!!

Age Range: 1 year+

MSRP: $7.99

Available online: HABAusa.com


Learning Resources - Smart Splash® Sail Away Shapes™


A colorful fleet to sail right into any tub. These little sailboats invite children to match colors and shapes while building hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Detachable striped sail features fit only in the boat of the matching color.


This toy is so fun for little children as they learn their colors and shapes AND have fun floating boats in the water! These are so fun at home, outside in the water table or at school in the sensory table!

Age range: 18 months+

MSRP: $19.99

Available online: Amazon.com

Learning Resources - Smart Splash® Number Fun Ducks



Adorable ducks teach number sense in the tub! Each set is made of mold-resistant plastic and includes a reusable mesh bag.


We use this in our sensory table in my preschool room and they were a HUGE hit! The kids loved floating them, finding the numbers and counting!


Age range: 18 months+

MSRP: $19.99

Available online: Amazon.com


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Gardening Dad

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Dads are always looking for fun, outdoor activities to share with their family. Enter gardening. Here are products that make any busy dad’s life better and make great gifts this Father's Day:
· Snip and a Cut: A well-pruned plant not only looks better and blooms more, but it is healthier too. Centurion Brand Pro-Adjustable Bypass Pruner ($20.99) cuts through any size branch, making Dad a hero.

I have been using this pruner everywhere around the outside of my house and so has my husband! It is easy to use and cuts cleanly and quickly without a lot of effort! My bushes are thanking me now!


· Compost Tumbler: What better gift for an eco-friendly dad than a compost tumbler? Composting enriches soil, saves water and reduces landfill waste! The best model for small gardens, the Back Porch, ($199) makes compost in as little as 4-6 weeks.


· Plants of Steel: This year, forget a tie. Pick up a hard-to-kill Plant of Steel ($ varies) from Costa Farms. Caring for these green kids is easy. Choose from five low-maintenance varieties to fit dad’s style. Available at your local grocery or garden retailer.


· Strong, Bigger Plants: Dads are always looking for shortcuts. Enter the new soil additive from Earth Alive - Soil Activator. Simply water into your vegetable garden or flower garden and voila, bigger, strong plants to brag about.




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Dads & Grads Gift Guide from @TheNorthwest

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With graduation parties everywhere, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be gifting your favorite high school or college graduate. Luckily, The Northwest Company has some great college-themed gear for a university grad who’ll be missing their school or for an incoming college freshman who is ready to rep their new colors!

Featuring a large number of universities around the United States, items from The Northwest will make sentimental gifts that grads will love. From beach towels to throw blankets to backpacks and more, the options are truly endless.


And if it is Dad you are looking for, look no further! The Northwest Company has NFL, NBA and MLB gear for all of Dad's favorite teams!



And if your dad or grad is a Disney fan, then you will also LOVE their selection of Disney gear! My favorite is the Cars, "LMQ" Double Sided Cloud Throw. It is so soft and comfy - it is great for children (and adults!) of all ages to cuddle up with!

Buy It:

You can purchase all items from The Northwest Company website.


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