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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Shaped Rubber Bands Transform Back To Original | Incredible Novelties

Shaped Rubber Band

Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets are colorful and cute bands for kids to play. These are parents' favorite toys but this time the bracelets come as collectibles and split by different categories! The most amazing feature of these bracelets that they transform back into the original shape after you take them off.

Shaped Rubber Band

These new rubber band bracelets are available in adorable animals and trendy shapes. They are made of new and improved material to maintain their shapes no matter how hard and often you stretch them.  Kids can collect all the different themed packages of rubber bands to wear and trade with friends! Each package includes six rubber bands. Teddy got Ocean Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets to play. It includes the bands in the shapes of dolphin, fish, octopus, seahorse, jelly fish and a penguin. Although Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets designed for children over 3 years old, they are prefect items for adults too.

Shaped Rubber Band

These Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets can be used as old-fashioned rubber bands. In the office, at school or home they easily stretch to hold stationary like pens or pencils, store promotional items, keep little toys together and storage boxes closed. And of course, Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets can be worn as bracelets, plus you can make a cute gift to your colleagues or school mates with a creative touch if they like animals or fun shapes. These bracelets are perfect for themed parties and gatherings. You can wear them all on one hand or just one based on your mood or preferences. For example, Teddy wore his blue penguin bracelet to cheer up for Toronto Maple Leafs and will wear his green bracelet on St. Patrick's Day.

Shaped Rubber Band

Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets are available for $3.99 at Toys R Us, Mastermind and Indigo. Incredible Novelties is very proud to bring these bands back to the market.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Now Airing on TVO Kids | #XavierRiddle

Xavier Riddle TVO KIDS

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is a comedy-driven animated adventure based on Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos’ best-selling kids’ book series, Ordinary People Change the World

Follow the adventures of Xavier, Yadina, and Brad, as they travel back in time to meet famous heroes of the past and learn how to be their own heroes of the present! Young explorers spend some time with prominent historical characters to learn the skills they have and what lead them to the future success. While museum environment might be still in real life but not in the series. Everything there is in action and live. Xavier, Yadina, and Brad get great opportunities to meet and talk to Johann Sebastian Bach, Marie Curie, Mary Shelly, Harry Houdini,George Washington Carver, Charles Dickens, Amelia Earhart, Zora Neale Hurston and many others! Young learners also learn about history countries, traditions and languages during their travels!

Xavier Riddle TVO KIDS

SERIES OVERVIEW
In each episode, the adventurous trio is presented with a social-emotional problem that young viewers can relate to. In order to help solve this problem, Xavier, Brad and Yadina deliberately turn to the Secret Museum: a bat-cave style room hidden beneath an ordinary museum, which allows them to travel back in time to meet real-life inspirational figures of the past when they were kids. Historical heroes were once ordinary kids, just like you and me. They had fears, they had doubts, and they had everyday difficulties. Likewise, it’s our belief that every kid has the makings of a hero inside of them. By making strong emotional connections between our inspirational figures as children and our three main characters, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum strives to show kids that they, too, can be heroes.

Xavier Riddle TVO KIDS

CHARACTERS 
XAVIER RIDDLE
Xavier is that slightly weird kid and unspoken leader of our trio. He’s the one who rushes headfirst into adventure, even if he has no idea where it will lead. Especially, if he has no idea where it will lead! He’s insatiably curious and will do whatever he must to satisfy that curiosity. He’ll also do whatever it takes to get a laugh; Xavier loves telling jokes, he’s the stand-up comedian of the group. 

YADINA RIDDLE
Like her older brother, Yadina is always up for an adventure - she loves travel (the geographical-kind and the temporal-kind), trying new foods and learning new customs. She’s very extroverted, not a wallflower at all - but she’s still just six. She’ll get hungry or tired all of a sudden, and then have to have a nap or eat RIGHT NOW! She hates mean-ness of any kind and will let that mean-person know exactly what she thinks of them.

BRAD MELTZER
The series is for a kid like Brad. The kid who needs to be shown, and then reminded, that the historical figures we call “great” or “heroes” were all human beings with fears, flaws and doubts just like him. One of the reasons Brad keeps going on these often dangerous and terrifying adventures with Xavier is that when he returns, he feels bolder, braver - and Xavier knows Brad had these qualities within him the whole time.

You can watch the series on PBS KIDS and TVOkids in Canada. For more information on the books that inspired the series, please visit: https://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com/



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Monday, December 30, 2019

Nickelodeon Slime Fun Foods Kits Offer Convenience and Quality | Incredible Novelties

Nickelodeon Slime

Slime is a squishy fun stuff to play. We used to make green substance with Teddy, but over the years slime making became more sophisticated. While the main ingredients stay the same, you can add many extras from colors, small accessories to sparkles, glow or glitter items, even shape the slime particular way to resemble some characters.

Nickelodeon Slime

While you can make slime at home using mostly household items, there are lots of recipes on-line, toy companies went further and created special slime kits. These kits make easier for kids to create and play with the compound.

Nickelodeon Slime

For example, Nickelodeon Slime kits we received to play with, offer the convenience and have everything to make slime. Using them you do need to worry about leftover glue, extra coloring or containers for your projects. Everything you need are included in the kits.

Nickelodeon Slime

Nickelodeon Slime Fun Foods offers fun opportunity to make food-looking slime. It feels as if you have a dough to make mint chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes. The kit has everything needed for that: white glue, slime activator, colourant, beads, fusion beads, mixing bowls and cups. Teddy likes the process of making slime because he has to measure the ingredients, put them together, mix, add cute decorations and watch how they become one new compound called slime. He feels like he leads a science experiment creating a new slime and adding food coloring and sprinkles.

Nickelodeon Slime

Second kit Nickelodeon Slime Sweet Slime Creations we had an opportunity to play is more sophisticated. This kit includes more ingredients to make super sweet slime creations like Cookie dough slime, Cake batter, Cotton candy swirl slime, Frosting & sprinkles slime or Confetti cake slime. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, it includes slime glue, slime activator, colorant, glitter, sprinkles, confetti, mixing bowls and cups. With more colorants we created different colors slime and combined them together to create layered food items.

Nickelodeon Slime
One thing I know our slime does not rest unnoticed, everyone wants to try to play with it, stretch,  make different shapes and even to throw like a ball to scare parents!

Nickelodeon Slime Kits are available at Toys R Us, Indigo, Canadian Tire and Independent Stores across Canada. Check our experience at Indigo Kids Nickelodeon Slime event:

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

My FUNvelope is Canadian Craft Subscription Box For Kids | #Crafts4Kids

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Crafting is fun activity for kids. This year we made lots of crafts with Teddy, inspired by popular TV shows like Super Mighty Makers and Property Brothers.

My FUNvelope is a Canadian craft subscription box designed for kids ages 3-9. Every month kids receive their My FUNvelope. It includes four unique craft projects that follow a fun monthly theme. It can be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Superheroes, nature and many other themes children like. Kids also receive a STEM activity to build.

MyFunvelope Ted

Usually Teddy does not receive anything by mail, sent especially for him except may be Santa's present. With My FUNvelope he is looking forward to getting one every month because this parcel intended only for him to build and play. You can recognize it right away because it comes in brand-name packaging!

MyFunvelope Ted

Our Fall Friends craft kit was a huge hit. It was perfect for our fall activities. From coloring page, drawing an owl to decorating picture frame and building a character. After the season is over, we keep everything for next year to decorate our house including a Pumpkin Patch direction sign.

MyFunvelope Ted

We liked that everything Teddy needed for his craft projects were included in his My FUNvelope including scissors and pencils. Previously our major disappointment with crafts was the lack of supply for a particular project. Or when we need just a few pieces of something, we have to buy the whole packaging which not only pricey but also not useful, like once we needed a coupe of green pom-poms, but we could get ones only if we buy a package with all colors pom-poms! With My FUNvelope, there is no need to worry about that, you get as much supply as you need for all your projects!

MyFunvelope Ted

Every My FUNvelope comes with detailed instructions on how to work on projects In English and French! Few projects Teddy finished himself without any adult's help and he was very proud of that.

My FUNvelope costs only $19 a month that includes free shipping and handling across Canada. You can subscribe for one, three, six months or one year. We like to have this option to choose. I think My FUNvelope makes a wonderful gift to a child for a birthday, holiday or any special occasion. For more information about the subscription and the theme packages, please visit https://myfunvelope.ca!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Foam Alive and Stretchy Sand With Endless Possibilities To Play | Incredible Novelties

Foam Alive

Foam Alive is a cool new toy we were introduced this fall. In October Indigo Kids hosted a special Halloween event to show kids Foam Alive products and Nickelodeon SLIME. That was fun experience digging through Foam Alive and finding little treasures.

Foam Alive

Foam Alive is a compound that comes to life when you play with it! Squeeze, make any shape out of it and compound slowly separates and starts to move like magic. It does not stop, and it looks like it is alive. Foam Alive is packed inside a plastic hourglass that allows to see the motion of the material when turning it upside down. It can be used as a storage container as well. It is fun exercise for hands and Teddy suggested that Foam Alive can be used as a good stress release. Compress Foam Alive repeatedly and then let it flow through your fingers. Squeeze it, mold this soft and fluffy substance and then watch how foam melts and un-shapes itself.

Foam Alive

It is available in three colors: Purple Pulse, Lava Lime, and Blue Blitz. If you mix these three colors - you can get festive flowing compound. This foam never dries out and probably creates a little mess when separates. But I like it comes dry and does not stick to the floors or a carpet. We can just pick the foam or vacuum little pieces. At Indigo Kids we learned funny game to play with Foam Alive! with kids called Treasure Hunt. You can place different little things or toys inside the tray with Foam and invite kids to find all the treasure items. It is actually lots of fun!

Foam Alive

Stretchy Sand is a new way to play with slime. It looks like a slime, can stretch and flow, but when you touch the compound, it feels like sand. The Sand has a unique texture, super soft and stretchy. You can squeeze, twist, separate it, then put back together and stretch! It is prefect for games, craft & art activities and pretend plays.  It allows you to use imagination and create various shapes! We had fun time playing with it as a dough, slime, a tester for science experiments, food, letters and even sea creatures. Possibilities are endless!

Stretchy Sand is prefect for kids and adults to use, it is non-toxic and can be used multiple times. The sand comes in a resealable tub that looks like a sand pail with a lid and a handler. When you finished playing just place your sand in the container till next time. Besides being fun toy to play Stretchy Sand can help reduce stress and anxiety! Just give it a try! Stretchy Sand is designed for kids ages 3 and up. It is available in four colours: pink, purple, green and blue.

These toys are sold online and in-stores Toys “R” Us, Indigo, Mastermind across Canada. The price for Foam Alive sets starts from $4.99. and Stretchy Sand is $9.99 for a tub.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Jeannie's Crab Lake Christmas by David Mulford Book Review | Brown Books Kids

Jeannie's Crab Lake Christmas

Winter is the magical season. When wild storms make the perfect frost-encrusted winter landscapes. Otters, hedgehogs, birds, deer and other animals get ready to face the cold. It means that Christmas time is very close. The woods are about to open a secret about the most festive time of the year. In the wilderness near Crab Lake nature tells a story about the most wonderful event which can happen only on Christmas!

Jeannie often visits Crab Lake during summer time, but this year she decides to come to the cottage in for Christmas. All the animals in the lake country are excited to meet Jeannie, because they often see her in summer.  Even bears and hedgehogs who hibernate in winter decide to greet Jeannie and postpone their sleep. And do you know the secret, animal can talk, but only in winter! This time they can tell Jeanine stories about their life and share how happy they to see her at the Crab Lake.

Once Jeanine arrives, animal greet her and invite to a special place in the woods where they celebrate winter season. There bear can dance, animals can sing and tell interesting stories. Deer arrive with a sleigh to take Jeanine. They move up and down hills, passing trees and bushes, fields covered with snow blankets. She realizes that Crab Lake is the most beautiful place she ever seen!

Once they arrived at the spot in the woods, the festivities start with cheer and joy. Bears start dancing, they sing their lovely songs. Then other animals join to the dance and tell their verses and stories of the woods. When animals can talk, it is easy for Jeanine to understand what happens in the lake country. Everyone is served delicious food at the celebration, I think hot honey punch flavored with chestnut and spices is a nice treat!

It is time to get back to the cottage for Jeannie. While the festivities are over the strongest friendship is built and fond memories about new friends the lady wants to share with other family members as they gather around the fireplace.


Jeannie's Crab Lake Christmas by David Mulford is beautifully written book with lovely illustrations. We were impressed how the author describes winter landscapes, nature and a forest. Teddy said you can feel and imagine that you stand outside in the middle of the woods surrounded by trees and forest animals. In the book you meet bear cub Pudgey and his family, kind Mr. Woodchuck, distinguished Bellknap Beaver, and the deer, the wolves, the cardinals, squirrels and many more. Enjoy the lovely holiday story and believe that animal can talk on Christmas!

About the Author
For David Mulford and his wife, Jeannie, Christmas would not be complete without their visits to the beautiful Wisconsin waters of Crab Lake. These magical journeys provide the inspiration for David's whimsical tales. In addition to writing, David has a PhD from Oxford University, serves as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and has enjoyed a long and notable career in international finance and diplomacy. When not traveling, David and Jeannie reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
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Friday, November 29, 2019

Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy Book by Robin Gerber | #Barbie60

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Barbie is the most recognizable character in the toy industry. She debuted at the New York Toy Fair in 1959 and for 60 years continues to break boundaries, spark imagination and inspire generations of kids. Barbie influences and reflects the most significant moments on art, fashion and culture. She was created by Ruth Handler, co-owner of Mattel company. In new book Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy by Robin Gerber we follow a history of the iconic doll and how she influenced both children and grown-ups.

While everyone knows that first Barbie appeared in her iconic black-and-white striped swimsuit at Toy Fair in New York, few know that it took years for Ruth Handler and her team to come up with first iconic Barbie. Handler noticed that her daughter Barbara has a limited selection of dolls to play. Barbra preferred to play with cut-out paper dolls because they offered more opportunities for dress-up and changes. There was not any doll to give so many variations for pretend plays. Plus, cut-outs offered dress up based on activities and professions, so the idea was born, girls needed a real doll to play! The opportunity to create a doll was there but Ruth and her team stumbled upon what size the doll should be, how she should look like, adult or a kid. What about face, facial expression, body type, hair, make-up and many more questions including how ethical for little girls to play with an adult-looking doll. Those all took enormous efforts to decide, explore and fulfill ideas into real creation.

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The more you read the book, the more you realize how strong is Barbie's influence is over the years. Barbie doll changes, new designs, outfits and activities are added. Barbie has had over 200 inspirational careers including astronaut, pilot, firefighter, journalist, entrepreneur and many more. She became an astronaut before the real man walked on the moon. Barbie run for a president and became a CEO of the company. I think Barbie was always ahead of time and became a refection of the dreams little girls had and have. With Barbie you can be whoever you want, she is like a mini full-filer of your dreams and wishes. Just take a look how diverse and beautiful selection of Barbies these days. Over the years the company Mattel always listen to their customers, even little ones, what girls want, what inspires them, what their dreams are, what they want to be when grow up. Considering that Barbie is just a piece of plastic, but for us she is a connection between our dreams to reality, the connection to make the dreams come true! Everything you can imagine!

The book coves how Barbie influences art and fashion industry and sets up new trends. Famous brands and best fashion designers worked with Barbie and designed clothes and accessories for her and her family. In the book there are also stories about young girls and grown-ups who share their love for Barbie and even more, Barbie became their profession, passion and an essential part of their lives making it better, interesting and fun. They express their talents, wishes and dreams through Barbie.

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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy book has lots of colorful illustration, photos and interesting facts from 60-year history of Barbie. At the end the book there is a fold-able brief history of Barbie from 1950 to 2019 with description of the major milestones.

Though Barbie turns 60 this year, she has no intention to stop to inspire generations making their dreams come true and supports them in every effort to find their talents and opportunities.
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