.@TeddyOutReady: 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

Canamasq Face Mask with Transparent Insert and Heat-Reducing Features | Back To School


Wearing a mask can help to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. It is recommended to use face masks to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. While recent news bring so much hope and confidence in putting coronavirus spread under control, we still need to follow all the necessary precautions and use Personal Protective Equipment. Back to School is just around the corner and everything slowly comes back to normal after the lock-down. But new normal becomes wearing masks and social distancing. Considering that more people go back to work, students and teachers start a new school year, more protective gear is needed for everyday use. 

There is a wide variety of masks and other protective equipment now available on the market. Cloth, plastic, reusable and washable - everything to make sure they fit your needs. I would like to share the relatively new type of mask - Canamasq. It is a face mask with transparent insert and great heat-reducing features. I think everyone experienced communication issues at some level while wearing face masks. Sometimes it is hard to understand what another person is saying, it can happen everywhere, in stores while shopping, at school, at work, outside in the park or on the street.

The main purpose of this mask is to help hard of hearing or deaf people, seniors and kids to make communication easier. It is designed to have a transparent mouth feature, so that mask's wearer expressions are visible. It does not seem to make much difference but for a kid who wants to see a parent's smile or for a hard of hearing person relying on lip reading it means a lot.

I like that the mask is thin, breathable and has better filtration characteristics than regular masks. It also helps to reduce heat. You can notice that the cover is smooth, and it is soft inside. Canamasq combines 56% cotton and 44% polyester and offers anti-fog coated polyethylene window insert.

I think Canamasq can be very helpful in many situations. When I first saw it on TV, I thought what a great idea to have a mask with a transparent insert.

Canamasq also offers adjustable ear loops to help with pressure behind the ears which comes up when wearing a mask for extended periods of time. You can adjust the mask to the desired length.


The mask should be washed by hand with soap and warm water. While I like the Canamasq's design and the amazing fabric combination it is made of, I think it would be better to stitch the edges for frequent washes. 

Canamasq retails for $10 per mask and can be purchased at canamasq.com. I hope more colors will come up in the nearest future.
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Celebrate Summer With Huge Water Floats 🍩🥑| Incredible Novelties


During hot summer days, there is no better place than close to the water. Pools, local rivers and lakes are our favorite choices. You know that the summer in Canada does not last long so it is a good idea to take advantage of sunny weather and enjoy the short summer season to the fullest. To add more fun to outdoor water adventures we like playing with some water toys. Huge, colorful and funny inflatable floats bring lots of fun for both kids and adults. You can use them for relaxing floating along the water, short snack time on the water or fun splashing games with kids. Everyone likes them a lot, especially when they come in different shapes like giant avocado, unicorn or a watermelon.


Bright floats are perfect for any special occasion or summer celebrations. Even dull and ordinary day becomes much better with huge water floats. We used to have big shark floats before, it was so much fun. This year we received a gigantic 3-foot Donut pool float. This float is totally amusing, it puts a smile to face everyone who sees it floating on the water. We are having so much fun with it this summer. Floating on the hilarious large pastry, complete with pink icing and multi-colored sprinkles brings lots of positive emotions. The funniest thing is that it is designed that someone already took a bite! That part is very convenient to put your legs when floating.


When the water toy box arrived, we did not expect the float to be so huge. Just the hole is a whopping 18" in diameter. Donut pool float is made of a durable vinyl but just in case, the box comes with a patch kit. The float is easy to inflate and deflate when it is not needed. The deflated version does not occupy much room, you can put it back in the original box. Inflated float is pretty big, 42"L x 40.5"W x 10.5"H, so if you decide to take it to the water in a car, it can occupy a lot of space, so we just recommend having a pump with you and inflating the float when you need it.


Incredible Novelties offers a wide selection very affordable of inflatable pool floats. They are available on Amazon, Toys R US, The Bay and other major retailers across Canada.


Have a ton of fun all summer long!
 
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Summer Adventures On Globber PRIMO Foldable Scooter | #GlobberNA


Another school year is finally over, and we are excited about spending our time outside without a screen and digital devices. I think we were so much dependent on our virtual world during the lock-down. While we are not having plans travelling much this summer, outdoor adventures still can't wait to take us to a new level. Teddy started biking when he was young and even drove real motorcycles designed for kids. These days many kids, even little ones, are riding scooters. It is nice to watch how much fun these compact, easy to ride and speedy vehicles for little ones bring.


For new little riders and experienced ones, Globber, the company specialized in scooters for both children and adults, offers quality products for a fun and healthy lifestyle. Their scooters shine with  reliable, sleek and innovative design. And the most important, the company cares about the safety of riders and incorporates safety measures in their products. So that even young children who just start and learn to ride feel comfortable with their new scooter. 


Designed for children ages 3 and up, Globber PRIMO Foldable award-winning 3-wheel scooter offers a variety of amazing features to make sure your child is safe to ride. Three wheels allow the child to stand stable on a scooter and not fall. The PRIMO 3-wheel scooter has a steering lock button, so that when you push it then the two front wheels are fixed to move only forward and backward. This helps your child quickly gain confidence and easily balance on the scooter.


The scooter has a wide anti-slip deck and a large brake set at the back. I like that the scooter can be adjusted to a child's height. It provides a 3-height handlebar which is easy to install. Plus Globber PRIMO Foldable can carry up to 50 kg.

Teddy has a lot of fun riding this scooter, he mostly rode a bike before. The freedom, speed and excitement of riding a scooter cannot be substituted for anything else. For him the most challenging was turns especially when turning uphill or downhill. 


We also like that this Globber PRIMO can be easily folded with a push of a button. That way we can  put it into our car or a bus, take with us anywhere. It takes less room when we store it. Teddy joked that it looks like a carry-on luggage to take for travels.


Overall, Teddy had a good experience with Globber PRIMO Foldable scooter. It is designed to be safe and durable for a long time. And do not forget that children should always wear a helmet when riding a scooter. We are wishing you an enjoyable summer, full of joy and sunshine.

For more information about Globber scooters for toddlers, kids, teenagers and adults please visit Globber.com.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

AnthroDesk LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port | #Ergonomics


Since we spend much time indoors these days, it is important to have quality products we use on a daily basis. Children are learning, playing and communicating mostly on-line, lots of adults are working on their projects and meeting their deadlines at home offices. Eyes are very sensitive to irritations and become tired when you work with computer screen for a long time. It does not matter if you learn, communicate, work or just browse on-line, your eyes need proper lighting. Having a quality lamp can become the best solution to your eyes.


Getting a proper lighting solution became our priority. Recently we received AnthroDesk LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port. I think it was a good choice, the lamp has a nice design and the color perfectly fits to our room style. It comes with a sturdy base and a fold-able arm. The lamp has an aluminum body, it is adjustable and holds a chosen position without falling. You will be amazed how flexible this lamp is! The top of the lamp and the body can be adjusted to your needs.


There are three modes to set the color temperature to adapt to the task you are performing. Depends on what you are doing right now - reading, designing, playing video games or browsing, the lamp has a Touch-Sensitive Control Panel to adjust the mode to your personal preferences.


There are also buttons on the panel to control brightness, which we found very useful. The light is evenly distributed across the desk and without any glare or shade, which makes it a great lamp for eyes. Take time to find the perfect lamp position so that your eyes can feel comfortable with lighting and do not get tired fast. 


It also includes a USB charging port for digital devices, which proves to be a very practical addition. We worried before buying about changing the lamp's light bulbs, how often we need that. It turned out that LED lights can last long time, up to 50.000 hours.


AnthroDesk LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port and Touch-Sensitive Control Panel is available on Amazon.ca for $29.99, on AnthroDesk on-line store for $49.99 and other major office supply retailers. I bought our lamp via Amazon, because I have free shipping and they ship pretty fast! There is also an option for the color of your lamp alloy, you can choose from Silver, Gold and Blue. Our lamp has Blue Accent color.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Cute Gift Ideas - Retro Toys and Collectibles from Super Impulse | The World’s Smallest Games


The school year is coming to the end and Father’s Day is just around the corner. This year has been tough for everyone. So, maybe it is time to change it and show a little support to people around us - our family, friends, teachers and our community. We should focus on being grateful and appreciate the way things are. I know that little gifts can become a valuable possession and a reason for a kind smile!


This June it is a good idea to spoil Dads with toys and games that really will make them feel like a child again! Super Impulse offers go-to classic, retro and on-trend products that give hours of fun in different sizes. Whether your dad is a speed-cuber, a collector or a master in labyrinth games - these toys are guaranteed to give dad an epic Father’s Day.


The World’s Smallest toys collection includes iconic retro brands in tiny working versions. These are the world’s most classic toys in their smallest sizes ever! These toys are retro throwbacks for grownups and the perfect collectible for kids! And we have a wide variety of the world's smallest toys to choose from.


We had a chance to play with a selection of World’s Smallest and World’s Coolest toys. They are just amazing! The toys are replicas of popular toys, they are real working toys everyone likes playing with but in smaller sizes. It looks like a scientist from Antman movie made toys small for us to enjoy and play! Teddy played with World’s Smallest Perplexus and Perplexus Cascading Cups, which was really hard. He faced the same challenges he had with original toys.


And the Rubik's Metallic is the same Rubik toy but smaller version and it actually works.

It is measuring only 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.75 of an inch. This fully functional Rubik’s Cube has reflective, vibrant, foil colors on all six sides. The only question is does it take the same time for you to solve the Rubik's puzzle?


It is nice to have a miniature version of your favorite toys and games with you. When you are travelling and going out, you can carry your favorite game in your pocket or purse. Some items are made like a key chain so that you get a favorite item with a practical twist.

The miniature size of all World’s Smallest and World’s Coolest products makes them the perfect gifts for any occasion, big or small. They are fun, unique, affordable and offer the quality of original products.

The World’s Smallest toys collection is designed for kids ages 3 and up. and available on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com ranging from $8 CAD to $40 CAD.
 
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Have A Dazzling Experience With Gazillion Bubble Rush Machine | Funrise Toys


It is amazing how mush joy brings a fragile soap layer filled with air. Little ones likes to blow, watch how bubbles grow and chase them. Bubbles are always fun for kids. There is something fascinating and magical about them. It is a lot of fun magnified by shiny colors in sunlight and floating performance!


When we were in Italy few years ago Teddy had a captivating experience when made huge bubbles with a street performer. Some soap creations they made were bigger than Teddy. Those bubbles were such a fun to make, they sparkle with colors under the s un bringing delight and cheer.


Gazillion Bubble Rush is pretty cool machine that makes the most bubbles ever. We were happy to play with it especially during lock down when it was cool outside and we are stuck at home. This bubble machine has three sections with no-spill design. It includes a removable washable top, solution recycling tray and motor sealed inside base. Blowing bubbles became easier that ever, we just enjoy them floating off the machine and having fun chasing them. You can watch how bubbles fly into the sky while giving a rainbow of colors!


To make the machine work, you need to pour soap solution into the reservoir and push the button for a bubble explosion in seconds. Designed for children ages 3 years and up, this item brings hours of fun for kids. Even if you cannot play outside, Gazillion Bubble Rush machine can be perfectly used indoor and bring same experience like outdoor. The only thing you need to worry about is who is going to push a bubble button to make the machine working. It is easy to clean after the play is over and you can use leftover solution next time  kids are ready to blow bubbles.


The item includes one 8oz bottle of Gazillion Premium Bubbles solution, you can buy more bottles or a 4L or 2L  solutions separately if planning to play with the machine much longer. And this item also needs 6 AA batteries for a motor to operate.


We play with Gazillion Bubble Rush almost every week, I think it gives so much stress release especially for kids who stuck at home and cannot go to school and play with their friends. I think even gown-ups can find some joy in blowing bubbles.


Gazillion Bubble Rush is available at major stores like Walmart, ToysRUs, Indigo and specialty toy stores as well as select retailers across Canada and the United States.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Sesame Street – When You Wish Upon a Pickle Digital Release | Shout Kids


Do wishes come true? Of course, they do! However, you should be careful what you are wishing for. The recent Shout! Factory release Sesame Street – When You Wish Upon a Pickle tells stories filled with magic and wishes come true.

The mysterious machine is delivered to Sesame Street. It looks like a fortune teller with a Pickle in a gown sitting inside. After learning what this machine is for, Elmo, Chris, and Ernie found out that their wishes are coming true after talking to the magical pickle. Elmo wishes to be a grown-up and run Hooper’s Store, he switches bodies with Chris. Chris wants to be like Elmo and answer all the questions! Ernie tries to help his friend achieve his dream of becoming a TV meteorologist, but Bert ends up trapped in the television, showing up in different shows like cooking, wrestling and was even chased by a shark.

Then Cookie Monster wishes for more cookies which results in 200 Cookie Monsters appearing in Sesame Street neighborhood. Abby teams up with her favorite storybook detective, Natalie Neptune played by Amanda Seyfried, to figure out what’s going on. The detective is brought to life by Abby's wish.


At the end the gang found a way to fix everything. It was a good lesson for everyone to learn that everyone can become whoever they want, no magic needed. They also realized, that each of them has special skills and talents they should be proud of.

Later Abby and her friends continue to look for magic and find out that some magical items do not seem to be so magical after all. They are created and used by regular folks to make life better and easier.

Sesame Street – When You Wish Upon a Pickle is now available for digital download from Shout! Factory and Sesame Workshop.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

DOLITTLE is The Doctor Who Can Talk To Animals | #DolittleMovie

Dolittle

When a doctor can talk to animals, it is considered a super power, especially from Iron Man himself. The recent Universal movie release Dolittle is about the one. The story takes us to 19th-century England where Dr. John Dolittle lives behind the high walls of his lush manor. The doctor lost his wife Lily in a tragic accident when her expedition went wrong. Grieving, he spends most of the time with exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. A duck, a gorilla, an ostrich, a polar bear, a giraffe, a fox and others are doctor's best friends.

One day two visitors come to break doctor's solitude. The fist one is a boy with a wounded squirrel to heal and the second is a girl, the queen's maid, asking to help the Queen Victoria. Reluctant to do any changes in his life, Dolittle agrees to hep both visitors, after animals insisted that they can lose the manor if something happens to the Queen.

After visiting the young Queen Victoria who became gravely ill, Dolittle finds out she was poisoned, and the cure can be found on the only island. Lily, Dolittle's wife, died trying to find that island. But Dolittle did not have any choice as they must save the Queen and the only way is to get to that mythical island to find the cure.

Dolittle

The journey of Dolittle and his crazy team was not smooth, in opposite, it was full of adventures, hardship and learning. Everyone has to use their skills, communicate with each other and fight fears. Many people and animals during their journey were eager to help but some wanted a revenge like a tiger on a pirate island or Rassouli, Lily's father.

The movie is full of funny jokes and amusing moments. We liked how Dr. Dolittle summarize every day showing the results. What progress was made, which and how fears are beaten and how he supports his animals.

Throughout the film I had a feeling that Dr. Dolittle and his friends will find Lily, doctor's wife, because no one saw her after the ship wreck and the only thing left after that dreadful expedition was her diary ...

Dolittle Movie is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital. The release comes with bonus features like Talk to the Animals, Becoming the Good Doctor and more.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Join Ranger Rob Earth Day Celebration While Staying Home | #EarthDay2020


This year marks the 50th anniversary of celebrating the Earth Day on April 22. It is started as a protest to fight the negative impacts of industrial development and now grew up and became a strong movement around the world. There are lots of actions, changes and researches have been made since that time but still not enough to protect our planet. That's why every year we require political and civic participation, we ask corporation and governments to support green initiatives and switch to environmentally sustainable practices.While Earth Month looks different this year, we stay home to be safe and support our communities, kids and families can learn how they can help the Earth from home.

Ranger Rob is a popular TV animated character who is 10-year-old ranger-in-training. He ziplines, swings and even snowboards his way around Big Sky Park, the coolest natural adventure park ever. It features all sorts of ecosystems and Rob thinks of it as his very own adventure-filled playground. Rob knows a lot about plants, trees and animals. And this month he invites children to join Ranger Rob’s Earth Month Campaign and encourages families across Canada to remain "Earth Conscious" while they are spending more time at home.


Ranger Rob offers great earth saving tips for household and backyard which you can use all year long:
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! 
  • Dispose of your waste the right way 
  • Don’t run the water when you’re not using it 
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room 
  • Buy energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Hang bird-feeder
  • Lock away your garbage can
For more Ranger tips please check Ranger Rob TV on Instagram and Facebook.

Being a good ranger, who takes care of Big Sky Park, Rob never forgets about his friends. Stomper, Dakota and Sam are in Ranger Rob team, and together they make a huge difference in the park. They encourage children to support their friends during this difficult time. Kids can join some activities together, exchange ideas or find new ways to care for the environment while staying home.

Every little action helps to save our planet!

You can catch the episodes on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in US.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

JumpStart Academy Offers FREE and Discounted Educational Programs for Kids At-Home | On-Line Education


JumpStart Academy is well-known for its award-winning home and school programs that educators can seamlessly integrate into curriculum and track student progress. Its resource library includes worksheets to practice skills, activities to do together at home or on-the-go and informative articles for parents looking for advice.

JumpStart Academy provide easy and accessible learning tools for kids of all ages and came out to help with resources for families, students, teachers and educational leaders during this difficult time.

Kindergarten To Grade 6 Students


The company to announce that their JumpStart Academy Math program will be completely FREE for users until August 31, 2020. Math is probably one of the most essential subject to learn for kids these days. The FREE account will also include access to JSA Coding.

JumpStart Academy Math: is an award-winning online individualized math program that provides parents with engaging Kindergarten through 6th-grade activities for their children. Children master core math concepts through parent assigned lessons or by independently progressing through a series of practice levels across four math domains.

JumpStart Academy Preschool and Kindergarten: provides educational games and activities for children ages 3 to 8. This ever-growing series covers a wide range of topics including reading, math, and coding. Consumers can access a FREE 7-day trial and then purchase a 50% discounted annual subscription to continue the learning for only $39.99.

Grade 7 and Up Students 

To support children above 6th grade, JumpStart Academy has partnered with its sister company Edmodo to offer its tutoring program, AskMo, for FREE. AskMo takes the frustration out of homework time with a new mobile app for live personalized tutoring in Math or Science for 7th – 12th graders.

With AskMo you can be confident that your student is getting the homework support they need. Try it out with 25 free help sessions using the code: JSA25 (expires 5/01/2020). Install the app, create a free account, then simply enter the code after signing in. From the AskMo app, students can take a pic of their homework problem and text-chat with a live expert tutor. Together they work on the specific problem, learning the concept in bite-size 10-20 minute sessions. Students can ask for homework help anytime day or night, 365 days a year covering subjects from basic Math to AP Physics.

For more information, please visit AskMo or go directly to the AppleApp Store or Google Play store.

Hope these accessible tools will help kids in their learning journey while staying home!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Stay-at-Home Play Initiative Launched by ToysRUs Canada | #WashYourHandsChallenge


School closures caused by Coronavirus result in many kids suddenly out of school with lots of free time at home. Over 1.2 billion children are out of school worldwide. To support parents and kids to adjust to new environment ToysRUs Canada launched Stay-at-Home Play, an initiative designed to help families stay engaged and connected during challenging times.

 Stay-at-Home Play Initiative  

ToysRUs Canada Stay-at-Home Play Packs are designed to keep big imaginations and little hands busy while school’s out. Available exclusively online is the Family Fun Play Pack for kids of all ages that includes a great combination of art, sensory, building and gaming experiences! For the kiddos ages 4+, the Imaginations Play Pack, which encourages all imaginations to run wild with crafts, building and sensory play activities. The Little Hands Play Pack is full of creative activities for kids 1 – 4 years old! Play Day! Fun Pack offers great collection of toys, games, crafts and activities for adventurous children and pretend plays! The prices range from $30 to $100 including free shipping across Canada.


The funny "Wash your Hands Challenge" has officially launched on TikTok to share an important message and make hand washing fun. Toys R Us Canada hopes to encourage families to have dance and wash-along on their own.

This week, ToysRUs Canada started  sharing YouTube videos featuring 'R’ beloved mascot Geoffrey. With his playful approach, Geoffrey will share a variety of free child and family play ideas from unboxings to interactive games and DIY activities. There is a pretty amazing Stay-at-Home Play playlist on ToysRUs Canada YouTube channel, take a look. Right now families can watch Imaginations Play Pack, Bizzy Bodies, Bizzy Minds Fun Packs unboxings and more.  The videos released are in English and French!

During this difficult times, ToysRUs Canada continues to offer toys, games and baby products for home delivery and curbside pick-up at toysrus.ca and babiesrus.ca.
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Incredible Novelties Bundle Packs For Kids to Play At Home | #StayAtHome Activities


Keeping children off school at home can be a big challenge. It is wonderful to have some extra time together as a family but still parents need to do their work and have chores done. Moms, dads, grandparents and children across Canada have suddenly found themselves in new settings. Communities try to find ways to adapt to life at home, and parents scratch their heads how to keep kids occupied during the coronavirus outbreak.



Incredible Novelties wants to help families to keep the learning and creativity going at home with special bundles of 20 activities for 20 days! They have introduced creative, hands-on packages that will keep little hands busy creating and having fun! Complete with a variety of games, crafts and fun compounds to keep children busy for hours of sensory play. The company designed 5 incredible bundles, perfect for boys and girls to get hands-on experience instead of melting in front of the glowing screens. Incredible packages are $50 & $100 and include puzzles, activities, crafts, family games and coloring books.


Teddy had a chance to play with Bundle #2. It includes the following products:
  • Stretchy Sand Castle Starter Kit 
  • Zartz Fun 2 Shield Pack 
  • Finger Paints 
  • Zax Throwing 
  • 20 PC Magtastic Magnetic construction
He likes the package because it includes coloring, building and painting activities. There are also Zax ax and darts to throw which add extra fun indoor and playing in the backyard.


For more information on Incredible Novelties bundles and how to order, please contact info@incrediblenovelties.com or call 416-663-9900.


Take a look at the selection of Incredible Bundles below:
 

Incredible Novelties Inc
Toronto Head Office/Distribution Center
1707 Flint Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 2W8
Canada
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