Christmas traditions.. I love them! I love making new ones as well, especially when it comes to making them with my family.
This is an alternative to the Elf On A Shelf (which personally, we have never done). The stress of having to change the location of the elf is no more! Ha!
With Reindeer In Here, Santa brings a reindeer to every child on the first day of December. He sends them a friend so that he can find out the wishes of each child and of course to see if they have been good. Oh and your child gets to name their reindeer, how fun is that?!
On Christmas Eve, Santa will bring all the children Christmas gifts in exchange for their reindeer friend, until next December of course, when their Reindeer Christmas friend comes back!
Your child will adore this soft plush reindeer and will enjoy all of the adventures they will have all through December! Reindeer In Here also received The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval!
Here is some information about the Author:
ABOUT ADAM REED, THE AUTHOR Although never intending to be an author, Adam Reed has always been a storyteller. When not being a dad, he is President of Los Angeles-based Emmy nominated production company, Thinkfactory Media, one of the most prolific scripted and unscripted production companies in the business. He has created and produced over 500 hours of television — producing such notable series including Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WEtv), Mama June: From Not to Hot (WEtv), and Sun Records (CMT). He was the youngest producer ever to be listed in the Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive Reality Power List. Adam lives in Playa Del Rey, California with his wife and two young children, to whom his first two books are dedicated.
You can purchase these on Amazon and other specialties stores, like Hallmark and Learning Express for right around $30.00. You can find out more info here.
We finally got our hands on one! These things were so hot last year and I bet these new ones will be again this year as well!
These all new ones have 5 surprises and you will either hatch a boy or girl. We have never opened one before, so this was super exciting!
The whole process takes about 30 mins. Kids will have to nurture the egg in order for it to hatch. You have to rock it, tap it, rub it.. etc. and there will be colors you see coming from the egg that will let you know how the hatchibaby is feeling. It comes with a sheet that lists what the colors mean and what to do.. either rocking it, rubbing it, etc.
Once hatched, the hatchibaby has other features and interactions. Like: you can hold its feet and say something and it will repeat! (We had trouble with this feature for some reason)
We hatched a boy! There was a plastic tube at the bottom of the egg that you twist off and a little paper comes out, it said Hatchiboy! Super cute. I love how it hatches out.
All in all this was a super cute toy, but I personally think at $60 it’s a bit over priced. My boys have yet to play with it the day after he hatched out, but all kids are different. There are many ways to interact with the hatchibaby once they hatched, like singing and damcing, I don’t think the previous ones did much interacting. Ours came with a bottle, brush, rattle and a few other accessories.
I’m sure this will be a super hot toy for Christmas!
You can watch our video review here:
You can purchase these at Walmart, Target and other large retailers. Even on Amazon.
I just love games, they bring families closer with no screen time involved. So when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing this game, I couldn’t pass it up.. and to top it off.. this game is super simply, which is a must for kids games!
Love how cute and friendly the dinosaurs look! The box itself is super compelling!
You can play this game with 2, 3 or 4 players! Start by laying out all of the pieces on the board. The youngest player goes first. Pick a piece from the pile, if you get a dino piece, keep it and keep trying to get those pieces to build your whole dino (on your next turn)!
There are also other cards you might get, like another dino (the back ground will be in a different color). If you get these turn these over so no one can see! Another player is aloud to skip “digging for dinos” and instead can choose to try their luck at someone else’s turned over cards! First one to piece their entire dino together, wins!
There are so many learning aspects in this game like, learning colors, learning dinosaur names, learning how to solve and piece something together, as well as learning how to take turns!
This game is for ages 4+ and would make a great Christmas gift! You can purchase this awesome game here:
So the long wait has finally come to an end! For just a mere $90 your little LOL Surprise fanatic can have one too! Ha! .. or a mom who is also a fanatic! HA!
There are 4 levels of surprises in this huge set. You get 2 of the LOL dolls, a pet and a little sister, accessories, hair wigs & glittery jelly wigs.
The First layer has the accessories, second layer has the hair wigs, third the dolls and lastly the glittery jelly like wigs.. OH and little face stickers! This set is SUPER cute, but for $90 the price seems a little steep.. BUT LOL Surprises are HOT right now, so this will definitely be a hit for Christmas.
So this was the after math! Ton’s of surprises! Took me literally 30 mins to open it all and that was in fast mode because I was filming with a toddler!
I DO love how HUGE the case is, you can store everything in it. I even kept the liner levels and sorted everything back, which is super great, since I have 3 crazy boys! Ha!
Everything in the above picture is from the LOL Bigger Surprise .. well except, Brooklyn, Rayne and the Unicorn! lol
Check out our video review here:
These are selling out fast! So if you want to order for Christmas do so now on amazon!
Well this set is anything but classic, but in a good way of course! This set sure steps it up!
Skullduggery, the mind behind this madness, has launched an RC racing set. Not only does the track and cars glow in the dark, but the track is flexible for endless play and set ups!
My 5 year old had this set up going so many different ways, it was awesome! My boys tend to get really frustrated if something is hard or challenging to put together, so this was really an easy set for them to figure out. The tracks also have connectors so they can connect to just about any other brand of track, which is super super cool!
Over 25ft of track and two RC cars with controllers for each. These things REALLY zoom, I was shocked!
Each controller takes 4 AA batteries and there is a charging cord on top of the controller so you can charge the rc cars. You can also control the speed on the controllers, either pull down hard to zoom super fast around the track, or tap lightly and just sit back and enjoy the slow paced type of racing! Ha!
This awesome set retails for $99.00 and can be found on their website. They also have other RC sets as well! You can check them out here.
You should check out our full video review to see this set in action:
Isn’t it a super fun set?? Want one? I know you do.. and you know what? We are running a giveaway for one now! You can enter everyday from now until October 13th 2018! US residents only! Winner will be announced via our Instagram page! So make sure to check it out and enter!
I seen patterns for these a few years back and I am so excited to see someone making and selling these!
First of all, these are on sale right now, and the play food and pans are on sale as well. Oh My Wow.. the quality of everything is out of this world.
Super easy to assemble and the play food is made out of nice materials AND the best part.. the food is squishy! They have some weight to them, which I love, it seems to make it easier for the kids to hold onto.
Each of the accessories sets come with 12 pieces. They have a few different food sets, pots and pans and a costume. Pst.. the pans are food grade too! Wow!
See! The pretend foods are soft and squishy! I just love the overall feel of them!
These pots, pans and utensils are so cute. They are stainless steel, which is just awesome in itself, and they are the perfect size for little hands.
The counter top set is so so cute! You can put pretend food in the blender and in the toaster and you can set items on the shelf towards the top.
Love the veggies! Love the soft colors too, kind of gives it an organic feel.
This set is the same! Soft and squishy!
The stove it totally my favorite. I did, however, have a little trouble getting the flat plastic piece to go into one of the sleeves, I think the size might have been off, but I did eventually get it to fit, with a little Mom power 😉
The oven and microwave both open and close with magnetic tabs and you can place the pretend food into the clear pockets.
And this! Ahh.. so sweet! It was a bit big for my almost 3 year old, but perfect for my almost 5 year old!
Love the details of the food..
Definitely my favorite play food that I have seen. Love the squishy feel and with squishes being so popular, it take it right to the playing field!
Pot and pants are super cute as well. One of the pans are plastic, the others are stainless steal. The over mitts are so cute, I just love anything smaller than normal! Ha!
One of the sets comes with a cookie sheet too! I think there are donuts, cookies and .. maybe a cheesecake? I love cheesecake, so we will call it that!
The finished set up stove/oven/microwave! The material is a heavy type of canvas I believe, with the finishes being a felt and other materials. Super durable and easy to clean.
Here is another write up:
“If you have little ones who love helping in the kitchen, the Pop-Oh-Ver Kitchen DeluxeSet($29.95) is a must-get imagination playset,” begins one of two glowing review by The National Parenting Center for the cleverest line of indoor play this year. The National Parenting Center joins six other toy industry influencers who were overjoyed with Pop-Oh-Ver’s endless possibilities for imaginative play that’s put away… until next time. Rare is a review that instructs parents of a “must-get” toy!
The centerpieces of Pop-Oh-Ver’s appeal are the now-you-see-it/now-you-don’t Stove and Kitchen Counter Sets ($39.95). The National Parenting Center called them ingenious! This is from a nationwide parent advocacy organization that has seen and tested every possible toy on the market, for decades! Pop-Oh-Ver has already won eight additional industry awards for its great design this year.
“This 12-piece toy kitchen accessory set includes all the pots and pans your little cooks will need,” continues the rave review that won a Seal of Approval Winner Fall 2018 from The National Parenting Center, “to become fabulous pretend chefs. Most of the pieces are made of sturdy stainless steel so you can wash in the sink or stick them in the top rack of the dishwasher. The kick here is that you can use all the parts with real food. Yes, they are food grade!”
A second Seal of Approval Winner went to the Pop-Oh-Ver Stove & Kitchen Counter Set. The gushing review begins, “The Pop-Oh-Ver Stove & Kitchen Counter Sets are an ingenious idea for people who do not have space for a traditional kitchen set. The set consists of one thick canvas fabric piece that fits over a flat backed chair. It is basically a slipcover for an armless chair which allows a child to play in a kitchen setting for a time and then the whole thing can be taken off, folded up and put away. It inspires and encourages role play while keeping set up and mess to a minimum.”
Pop-Oh-Ver has also received these awards this year: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, Tillywig Best Creative Fun Toy Award, Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Family Review Center Gold Award, PAL Award, Hot Diggity Award, Creative Child Product of the Year Award and Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award.
Write up by Pop Oh Ver.
Needless to say, Aaron (from the Dream Team) loved this set!
Not Parent Approved! Ha! I would DEFINITELY approve! This is a super fun card game that allows kids to choose silly answers to silly questions!
Parents now have permission to let kids behave inappropriately with the hilarious family card game Not Parent Approved. While unexpected burps and farts can be considered bad manners, they do create laughter, hence the basis of this unconventional Family Night of fun.
Who would think being naughty, on occasion, would be a good idea? Two corporate marketing moms created the card game after being exasperated by what they were witnessing in their neighborhoods. Stacy Katz and Maximina Revis discovered in their research that the average 8-to-10-year-old spends nearly eight hours a day with a variety of different media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hours per day, according to a 2013 policy statement on Children, Adolescents, and the Media,” the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The 455 cards (105 questions and 350 answers) involve cultural references from Taylor Swift to wedgies. Best of all, it’s offline requiring no plugs, cords, earbuds or charging. Kids must look at each other and interact in conversation. Imagine that!
When the kids are bored or you need to wait 20 minutes for a restaurant table, open up this card game and watch their eyes light up! It’s 100% family-friendly despite the awkward name. Two mompreneurs designed the card deck to reintroduce a love of tabletop games for a screen-obsessed generation. It is certainly attention-grabbing while quick, simple play for every tween, teen and college kid in the household. 455 cards, for 4-10 players. Game play takes 6-60 minutes at each other and interact in conversation. Imagine that!
Since making a splash in the toy world, Not Parent Approved ($24.99) has won the approval of many toy judges and award accolades fromDr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products, National Parenting Product Awards 2016 Winner, Scholastic Parent & Child Gold Star Toy and Tillywig Toy Awards’ Best Family Fun Award Winner.
Even the Wall Street Journal gave a thumbs up when reviewing the game. “Game On” columnist and neuroscientist Christopher Chabris wrote,” for players who aren’t old enough for some of the more adult humor, there is Not Parent Approved, with cards that appeal to preteen sensibilities: ‘Boys remind me of…’ might be completed with ‘unidentifiable cafeteria food.’ In any version, this kind of game will stretch your mind, and your social skills, in unusual directions.”
It’s not just hard-to-please toy industry experts and neuroscientists but amazon-buying parents who squeal at the antics of this card game! I hope you’ll be interested to give this game a whirl and write a review! This game would be perfect to suggest for finicky, impossible-to-buy for tweens and teens for holiday gifts!
Write up by Not Parent Approved
We also received the #1 & #2 Expansion Packs! Not only can kids have fun with this, but also adults as well. A great alternative to screen time and an awesome way to bond and have some much needed silly but fun family time!
For more information you can visit there site here.
Check out our review on our Thomas channel:
Who won this game?? Watch to find out and to see how fun this game really is!
I have kids under the age of 5, we all team up on this game since the boys can’t read it and it’s still a whole lot of fun!!
We have started a toy carnival series on our channel and I just LOVE picking out all of these different toys for it! In this video we used Doorables and Num Noms Snow Cone.
Look at how cute and fun they are!
We got Elsa! Isn’t she sooo cute! Look at her eyes!!
And.. Goofy!! Ahh his face! These are definitely adorbs.. and they are flying off the shelves at every store we have been too! Hope we can get our hands on some more.
They have small blind boxes that come with two characters ( we got that one), bigger packs and even playsets!
The small pack we got was right around $4 at Walmart. I LOVE that we can get toys for under $5.
Ok, so the Num Nom Snackables Snow Cone.. SUPER messy.. but so so fun! We did this outside so the cleanup was easy! Princess Toy Review gave us some advice and mentioned when doing these inside to place a place underneath.. GREAT idea! Cleanup was a breeze! (We did a few more after the video inside because the boys loved them so much!)