.@TeddyOutReady: 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New Super Mario 4” Figure Toy Collection For True Fans | JAKKS Pacific

  Super Mario Figures

There are lots of Mario fans around the world and we never get enough adventures with this funny guy and his gang! Recently JAKKS Pacific released new figures inspired by Super Mario game. New Super Mario 4” Figure collection includes 5 Super Mario characters like Captain Mario, Captured Hammer Bro and Lakitu.

  Super Mario Figures

We had a chance to play with some toys from the collection and were impressed with quality and design. First one is Captain Mario 4" Action Figure. It comes with bonus accessory, red moon which guides the Captain through his adventures. This figure has 13 points of articulation. Teddy likes it and counted all of them multiple times. Legs and hands of the toy move, you can make  different funny poses. We also like Captain's hat, looks great on Mario.

Second toy we had an opportunity to play is Captured Hammer Bro Action Figure. It comes with a hummer accessory and has 9 points of articulation. Captured Hammer Bro toy can hold his hammer in his right hand. Legs, hands and a head move easily, make is possible to set the toy in different poses, like it is jumping, running or sit looking around.


We like how Super Mario 4” toys made with an attention to slightest details. Like hair, mustache, outfit, buttons - they all look like just stepped out from the game screen. These toys are similar the on-line versions of the characters but in real life. Designed for kids ages 3 and up, these new Super Mario 4” Figures make a wonderful gift to play or as display items for kids and adults. You can get just one Mario toy or collect all 5 characters. These figures have excellent quality, made of good materials and sturdy. The colors of the toys are bright and vivid.

  Super Mario Figures

All these Super Mario 4” Figures are available in all major toy stores across North America, on-line and in retail stores. For more information about Super Mario figures and other special collections, please visit JAKKS Pacific!

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Join Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting Celebration DVD Release | #ThisIsMyStreet

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Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting DVD, Shout! Factory October release, combines the best moments, songs and episodes from Sesame Street's 50 years of history. Sesame Street has been entertaining and educating children for 50 years, gaining dedicated fans through the years from kids to grown-ups. The release comes as 2-disk set and over 5 hours of the greatest Sesame Street moments from yesterday and today.

It seems a lot watching 5 hours of Sesame Street, but with rainy and cold weather outside, two disk were just on time. We spent great time watching the episodes drinking hot chocolate with marshmallow and eating popcorn & sweet treats.

The fist disk features the most popular moments from Sesame Street existence, fan-favorite animations like "Ladybug Picnic" and "Pinball Number Count", new and classic songs from Kermit the Frog’s soulful "It’s Not Easy Being Green" and alphabet one "I Miss My X". The timeless interactions between children and the Sesame Street Muppets, new version of Rapunzel story and a funny re-make of  "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" into "A Cherry in a Pie"!


50 Years and Counting will also let fans revisit Sesame Street’s many unforgettable celebrity appearances like Patti LaBelle putting a glamorous spin on the alphabet song; Amy Poehler teaching the gang new vocabulary words; R.E.M.’s joyful rendition of "Furry Happy Monsters"; Ricky Gervais trying and failing to sing Elmo to sleep; and other guest appearances made pop culture headlines while embodying Sesame Street’s inclusive lessons and values.

The second disc is an exclusive collection of the most iconic "Street Story" segments from Sesame Street’s 50-year history. With help from kids’ favorite characters, the early childhood experts behind Sesame Street helped generations of families tackle big conversations through little moments like these: the neighborhood’s poignant farewell to Mr.Hooper; the dramatic reveal of Big Bird’s not-so-imaginary friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus; and the debut of Julia, the first Sesame Street Muppet with autism. The stories shows how face challenges and show real solutions to the problems. For example if you do not like something, someone's behavior, for example, you should explain it, not just ignore it. Or if you want to find new friends then go out, and tell others that you are looking for new buddies to play with.

Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary celebrates the timeless lesson that Sesame Street has always taught: everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, and joy. There is also a free activity kit for kids to play and join the Sesame Street 50th anniversary celebration with favorite characters. Also join Sesame Street on November 10th as they celebrate our 50th anniversary with a LIVE Q&A featuring everyone’s favorite furry monsters! Send in your questions now using #Sesame50 here!
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Monday, September 30, 2019

BAD DAY by Ruby Roth - How To Deal With Tough Times! | Children's Book

Bad Day book

Bad days happen to all of us. Everyone experiences tough times, even little ones. But what to do when you are feeling down? In the book Bad Day written by popular children's book author Ruby Roth, we follow the story of little boy Hennie. His day involves a cascade of things going wrong. First, he had a bumpy ride, lumpy sock, then it was getting worse, a lost spoon and upset stomach. Later, a yelling teacher demanding attention in her class and award fall in front of Hennie's classmates!

The boy wants to be alone to cope with his feelings. He is grumpy and dumpy, asking everyone do not disturb and stand out. Hennie draws an unhappy face on a paper bag and puts it on of his head. The struggles are real, the boy moves around the room trying to find peace and calm down. Then he tries to find solution to his frustration like disappearing for a year and exaggerating things. Then the boy walks through his bad day and realizes that he really had tough day and he should not be hard on himself. Runaway is not a solution and may be treating things differently can help.


So Hennie takes first step and draws Smiley Face on his paper bag, then he declares that he is strong enough to deal with his feelings. The most astonishing fact the little boy gets from his bad day experience is that he can control his feelings. He decides how he wants to feel now, tomorrow and in the future no matter what is going outside, what he hears or sees.

Teddy liked the story so much, kids need to learn how deal with bad days and cope with negative thoughts. I think the author perfectly caught the moments of struggles and feeling down. There are also grey and color pages to reflect the boy's mood. We liked how the story ended and what Hennie learned from his bad day and shared with us:
  • You need some calm time to think about your bad day and how you feel
  • You should look at your day from another perspective, re-live or recap like see it from another point of view as if it was another person
  • Be gentle on yourself
  • Only you can control your feelings no matter what other people say or do
  • Take actions, it can be simple one like drawing a smiley face on a paper
  • Bad Days teaches you some good lessons and you are getting stronger
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

My First Quiz Picture Books For Little Ones | Back To School

My First Quiz Picture Book

Kids love learning new things. I remember the time when Teddy was younger at the age when he couldn't read yet, but loved browsing through books, looking at the pictures and pretending he knows how to read.

My First Quiz Picture Books are fabulous new books from Clever Publishing. They are designed for babies over 12 month and toddlers. The books are bigger in size, with colorful illustrations and engaging content. They are made in a format of quiz and intended to be educational, interesting and fun. Each book contains 150 questions to answer.

My First Quiz Picture Book helps to build kids' first words and vocabulary. The questions in the books are split by categories like Play, Wear, Hear, Feel and others, mostly about children's world, what surrounds them like "What do you wear when it rains?" or "What do you put on your toast?" Each question is presented as a picture with a question(s) and sometimes with a funny description. The answers to the questions can be found on the same page at the bottom also in a picture form. 

My First Quiz Picture Book

The second book, My First Quiz Picture Book of Animals, offers a whole set of questions about animals to answer for little ones. For example, "Who hides in the sea grass?" or "This insect has lots and lots of legs!" The book has different categories like At Home, The Garden, On and Under The Ice (that's really interesting), The Farm and other. Bright colors and cute images of animals catch children's attention right away. There are over 150 animals to learn about through the book.

These are types of book kids come to check over and over again. They encourage little ones to learn something new every time time they open them, observe, think, ask even more questions, laugh, realize and discover. When kids learned something new from the books, they can play quiz games with parents or siblings. That will be a lot of fun.


For more information about My First Quiz Picture Books and other interesting books for children, check Clever Publishing. You can also find them on Amazon and Goodreads!







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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I Don’t Like to Eat Ants by JTK Belle 🐜🍽️πŸ₯ͺ| #ChildrensBooks

I Don’t Like to Eat Antsby JTK Belle

If you have a picky eater or someone bored of eating the same food all the time, then I Don’t Like to Eat Ants by JTK Belle is great story to read. It starts with two anteaters arguing about their food habits. Anteater One does not want to eat ants anymore because they are sticky, not sweet and no fun. Anteater Two disagrees, he thinks that anteaters should eat only ants, it is good for their health. Anteater One is not convinced and decides to switch to eating cinnamon bun, grilled cheese sandwich or chocolate cake. Second anteater thinks this is a bad idea because new food can give a tummy ache. Plus, they do not have teeth to eat this kind of food.

Nothing can stop Anteater One from eating new food. It looks like he tried different types of food before.  He replies that he can cut buns and sandwiches in pieces and then chew them. Or he can make a salad from flowers and plants.

I Don’t Like to Eat Antsby JTK Belle

This argument could continue but Anteater One challenges Anteater Two to try new things and invites him for lunch to a restaurant. A sever at the restaurant Anteater Three notifies that all bowls of ants are sold out and offers the guests a PB & J! Frustrated Anteater Two decides to try a peanut butter and jelly, just one little bite. Now both anteaters enjoy eating sandwiches.

I Don’t Like to Eat Ants is a lovely story to show that you never know what you'll like until you try it! It is written in rhymes, Teddy had fun time reading them loud. The book is nicely illustrated by Sabine Mielke and we liked funny ants' images at the bottom of some pages where ants expressed opinions on anteaters' conversations. I Don’t Like to Eat Ants is a hardcover book with glossy and smooth pages. It makes a wonderful gift to picky eater or everyone who is hesitant to try something new, just give it a chance!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia Children's Book | This Little Street

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia

We love reading books about travels and adventures. Every book has something unique and special to offer. The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia by Audrey Smit tells whimsical travel stories about Lily, a young girl who is ready to explore the world.

Lily Huckleberry lives in a small village where flowers grow as big as trees. She is chosen to join Worldwide Adventure Society for her brave spirit and adventurous mood. Visiting Scandinavia is Lilly's fist choice as a member of secret travel society and she can't wait to join new adventures. The girl is welcome to Denmark and invited to Midsummer party! But adventures are not always about parting and having fun, so Lily takes risks to help her friends to save Midsummer Celebration.

Lilly  Huckleberry travels across Scandinavia to recover missing strawberries. She encounters many interesting characters, scary ones sometimes, magical and some familiar from fairy tales. It is amazing that so many creatures and people gladly help Lily in her search. Lily finds out that missing strawberries are somehow connected to Vikings and eager to determine why. Though it is scary to meet with angry Vikings as everyone thinks, but Lily is brave enough to ask questions and finds ways to deal with challenging situations. It turns out that Vikings are not that bad and scary as they seem, they want to join Midsummer Celebration but were never invited.


Teddy liked reading this book, he said he is like one of the Vikings. In the book children discover the Nordic culture through language, traditions and stories like Midsummer Celebration with flower crowns and the special strawberry cake. Some Scandinavian words are used in the story like “Mormor” or “Fika,” which help kids learn new things the same way as Lily learned throughout her journey. There are also iconic Nordic characters many kids familiar with like Little Mermaid, elves, the Swedish horse, Dala and Vikings. We enjoyed the book's colorful illustrations, there are lots of flowers, plants and trees. There are also many funny and lovely images like Vikings Report Card.

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia book comes in hardcover and is so fascinating Teddy wants to read it over and over again.

This is just first Lily’s adventure. Next stop is The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Japan. For more information about the book and upcoming releases, please visit This Little Street!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

HOW TO BUY A BABY Season 2 - The Journey To Becoming Parents | CBC Gem

How to buy a baby Season 2

Getting pregnant can be harder than it looks. For many couples the chance of getting pregnant in any given month is very low. Lots of them undergo fertility treatments which are emotionally and financially challenging. I thought having a baby would be easy when I was 'ready' but I was wrong. When you did not reach your 30s and could not have a baby that was a very stressful situation. You basically live in fertility clinic and your life becomes two itineraries you take every day: the work and the clinic. You cannot afford anything else, go on vacation, buy something big and expensive, because you have to pay for your treatments, this month, next month and so on.

Everyone around, family and friends do not believe you cannot get pregnant, they come to visit you with a bunch of kids and give various advice, crazy and ridiculous like eating some exotic food or meditating at night on a deserted island. Basically speaking, we did not need any advice, but rather a good laugh would save our days.

In August LoCo Motion Pictures released How To Buy A Baby Season 2 CBC Gem. Season 1 dealt mainly with themes surrounding infertility. The series follows a couple, Charlie and Jane, who gave up having a baby the fun way. They decide to take IVF treatments and survive in the world of emotional and financial pressures of infertility. Hard, easy, frustrating and funny, Season 2 takes an honest look at adoption.

The show How To Buy A Baby gives a humorous overview of the trials and tribulations of “getting pregnant” in the modern age and provides a voyeuristic view of a marriage under pressure and prove that even the most difficult experiences, can connect us to humanity and make us laugh!


And while watching the comedy I hope you do not mind to enter our giveaway and win some goodies to celebrate the How To Buy A Baby Season 2 launch! For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below, the giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends September 15, 2019!

For more information about the series, please visit them on-line and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Dance Like Nobody's Watching With Sesame Street: Dance Party DVD Release | Shout! Factory


Sesame Street releases offer great content and educational materials. This month Shout Kids and Sesame Workshop released new DVD - Sesame Street: Dance Party. Everyone loves to dance, no matter how old you are and how skilled you are. From furry little monsters to BIG Snuffy, dance is one of the best activities with friends!

Sesame Street: Dance Party includes over two hours of fun stories inviting little ones to move and dance! Nina teaches her friends on Sesame Street the moves to dances from all around the world. Next, kids will get their groove on with all their favorite characters, learning the "Do the Dinosaur Dance," the "Elmo Slide," the "Robot Dance," and "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes"! Though "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" is easy to dance, Teddy liked Robot Dance and Elmo Slide because with them you learn new moves.

The Feelingwells throw a family dance party, and when Zoe choreographs a ballet in "Snuffy’s Dance," the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air. It was most like science lesson, but they managed to have fun together.

The dance party continues as the Feijoo Sisters dance the Lambarena with Zoe, Jason Derulo shows Elmo and Abby Cadabby that "Dancing is Easy," Ernie creates a dance video with too many steps, Elmo and Prairie Dawn record a music video, and Murray shows off flamenco-, Irish step dancing-, and Bollywood-inspired moves in a "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mashup.

We like that the DVD presents various dance styles from around the world, and they are performed by regular kids like flamenco dance, Irish step dance, moves with West African beats, and ballroom dancing. A lot of celebrities appeared to join Dance Party with music, songs and dancing. Amy Ryan, Liev Schreiber, Maria Menounos, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Sutton Foster, and Wendy Williams join the Sesame Street gang to sing "Elmo’s Got The Moves." More star power arrives when Ne-Yo sings “You've Got a Body,” encouraging everyone to get up and move. Janelle MonΓ‘e teaches Grover, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and friends "The Power of Yet" with a toe-tapping number.

There is also free 10 page printables to download to celebrate Dance Party release!

Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th year! Share your favorite Sesame Street memories – and maybe your favorite dance – with the hashtag #ThisIsMyStreet.

Sesame Street: Dance Party is now available on DVD & digital download. We are also giving away a copy to our lucky readers thanks to Shout! Factory. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and ends August 25, 2019! For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below!

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Join The Jungle Bunch As They Face Their Biggest Challenge | Shout! Kids

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch movie is an adaption of popular French TV series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue. This animated feature offers a colorful animal adventures in a jungle environment. Once peaceful forest is almost destroyed by an evil koala called Igor. He uses exploding balls looking like mushrooms. The group of jungle leaders The Champs, including a tigress Natasha, decides to punish Igor and sends him to a desert island to live. 

Slowly the Jungle nature starts recovering from consequences of Igor's malicious intentions and destructive fire. Trees, bushes, grass, animals and insects are coming back. Maurice, a funny penguin, adopted and raised by a tigress Natasha wants to maintain order and justice in the jungle. So he forms The Jungle Bunch that includes Miguel the gorilla, Gilbert the capuchin, a bat Batricia and two toads. While The Jungle Bunch sounds good, the assignments they got are not always interesting and fun. Once they had to help the animal with skin problems, another time they got to tease baboons. Saving the world starts with small tasks to do and then grow to something bigger and more difficult!

Everything was easy until Igor came back and decided to destroy The Jungle again. He was so mad that The Champs did not accept him as a leader before and wants to burn everything again.

Maurice with his The Jungle Bunch face the biggest challenge to fight Igor and help to save the Jungle against fire and destruction. This time The Jungle Bunch has to team up with The Champ to stop Igor.


All the characters is this movie are animals. It was quite strange to see that tiger Natasha has a penguin son, and a tiger fish as a grandson. But in the movie it was very normal and no one ever questioned and asked why different animals form one family, and I like this the most!

The Jungle Bunch is coming to DVD and digital on August 6 from Shout! Kids, and it’s a jungle of fun for the whole family. We are excited to giveaway three copies to our lucky readers. The giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents and ends August 20, 2019!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Okko's Inn Story on Forgiveness, Dedication and Exceptional Hospitality | Shout! Factory

Okko's Inn Bluray

Okko's Inn is July movie release from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. The film was nominated for 2019 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

The story follows young girl Okko who lost her parents in a car accident.  Okko's grandmother decides to take girl to the countryside where she runs a traditional inn close to healing waters. Soon Okko discovers that there are spirits live there only she can see. The girl who is trying to deal with the loss is grieving and depressed. She misses her parents so badly that does not want to think about anything else. At the same time ghosts including Uribo keep her company and help her adjust to new environment. Okko wants to be a good host and junior housekeeper of the inn. She learns a lot about hospitality, guests, food service and support. Okko meets different guests, some are happy, other ones are struggling with loss of loved ones or want to find peace and relax. They all come to inn to experience something great, positive and healing. A man with his son dealing with his wife loss, or a family dealing with latest father's difficult surgery, or a famous model trying to relax, Okko's Inn treats everyone equally and rejects no one.

There is not only Okko's Inn in the countryside nearby. Matsuki Akino, Okko's classmate, and her parents run huge Harunoya Inn. They treat Okko's Inn as a competitor and Matsuki is trully dedicated to her inn. Harunoya Inn constantly works on improving their service. Matsuki and Okko do not have good relationship with each other. That is the reason why Okko meets Miyo, a ghost and Matsuki's older sister who died before Matsuki was born.


Once a man with health issues after surgery arrived to Okko's Inn. He required a special diet for his conditions the inn could not provide. Okko, knowing that Matsuki is very knowledgeable about food and special needs, decided to visit Harunoya Inn and ask for help. Okko and Matsuki were not friends but Okko wanted to do something  good for the guest in her inn. Surprisingly, Matsuki turned out to be very helpful when it comes to guests and hospitality. She helped Okko giving her special recipes Okko's chef can use to serve their client.

As Okko is getting feeling better and start recovering from her loss, she sees ghosts less and less. At the end Okko and Matsuki participate in a special dance Ceremony to celebrate their inn's hospitality and the region.

Okko's Inn is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD from Shout! Factory and we are excited to giveaway a copy to one our lucky reader. The giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents and ends August 5, 2019! For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

StickerKid Quality Personalized Labels for Children and Families | #OrganizeHolidays

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It is time of the year when all outdoor activities our kids dreamed about are about to start. In just few weeks school will be over, and two months of holidays can't wait to be filled with baseball, soccer, cycling and everything your summer buddy wants to participate in. The abundance of camps is amazing, and we already started preparing our gear for upcoming camping sessions and activities.

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Teddy goes camping almost every summer and we know that  labeling his belonging is very important. Labeling kids' items not only protects it from being lost but also saves so much time. When a water bottle or baseball glove is labelled, it is easier to find it, pack everything you need and focus on your games instead of searching for your items!

StickerKid was founded in 2004 in Switzerland by young parents who care about their kids and want to do everything for them. Since that time StickerKid gained popularity for their quality products and versatile designs. We already had an experience with StickerKid labels, and I ensure they are amazing. The company does not use any toxic dyes and glues for their products and make sure they are safe for kids and families. The colors are bright, and letters printed on labels are sharp so you or other people will always notice your belongings.

StickerKid

This time we ordered Express Pack for our summer activities and for sure they will be perfect for back-to-school too. Our pack includes 60 small label, 22 medium labels and 50 labels for clothes, no ironing needed. The price for our customizable labels is $47CAD.

First, we labelled Teddy's music books because they are first candidates to be mixed or lost. Every student at particular Level has same type of books. For example, Teddy, studying at Level 6, has four books, and if there is another  Level 6 student, that person has same set of books too. If those books are not labelled, it is easy mix them.

StickerKid offers many different font styles, colors and illustration to chose from, I think every kid can find something special. It is actually fun activity to design your labels: choose color, style and characters. There are Monsters, Superheroes, Emotions, Halloween, Birds and many other themes. Teddy likes Monsters so he chose a monster for his medium size labels.

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The variety of items increased significantly since  last time we ordered from StickerKid. Now the company offers more label packs for kids at school, camp, daycare, home labels for kitchen, wall and nursery decor, door stickers, personalized posters, labels for medications and allergy alerts.

The shipping of our labels was very fast, after few days of placing an order, it was delivered by Canada Post.

I also excited to share a discount code TeddyMom10 to use to get 10% off your order. It will be valid until July 7th for orders placed on Canadian, American and French stores. The messages on labels can be in French or English, we did not try other languages, but the ones we did work perfectly.

For more information about StickerKid, please visit stickerkid.ca. You can also find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Becca's Bunch Flower Garden Planting Activity For Kids | Wagtail Woods

Becca's Bunch

There is no even one boring day with Becca. Wagtail Woods is where a little bird named Becca and her Bunch of friends Russell, Sylvia and Pedro live. Together they make Becca's Bunch and are always ready for adventures. The series currently airs on CBC Kids in Canada and Nick Jr. in US and already became favorites among preschool kids. Adorable characters, funny situations, games and challenges real kids face every day are seen on the screen. We have birds over 10 years, so Teddy learned a lot about them. When series first aired, he said that Becca is similar to our birds and even more adventurous!

Becca's Bunch

Spring in Canada was long and cold, but this fact did not discourage us. Inspired by Becca's positive attitude and adventurous mood we were looking forward to special Becca’s Bunch planting activity. We received a really nice planting kit with character-inspired seeds - Becca’s Sweet Peas, Russell’s Marigolds, Pedro’s Forget Me Nots and Sylvia’s Sunflowers. It is going to be a nice flower garden in the future. Teddy planted each character seeds in Becca's Bunch branded cup. Since seeds were different in sizes, they required planting according to the size. Teddy learned that the bigger a seed, the deeper it should be planted into the soil, for example sunflower seeds are bigger than marigolds.


To make sure we know which cup used for seeds, there is a free on-line printable for everyone to use. It contains all the instructions how to plant Becca’s Bunch seeds and a cut-out per each cup. Teddy cut four circles and glued them to popsicle sticks to mark each cup.

Becca's Bunch

And final step, Teddy watered all cups to make sure have enough moisture to grow. He was so excited about this planting project, that checked Becca's Bunch cups almost every hour to see if anything showed up there and started to grow. It did not last long and in a just over a week our seeds became beautiful plants. I think it was pure magic to watch how plants grow from seeds, little by little they become bigger and stronger.

Becca's Bunch

We continue to watch how plants grow and looking forward to seeing beautiful flowers in our garden. I think Becca's Bunch would be very excited to learn that we built this garden inspired by Becca and her friends' adventures. Because of them kids become curious, learn something new, offer unique ideas and find creative solutions even to simple every day problems.

There is no need to plant the seeds we used for our planting project, it can be any flowers you or your kid likes. Planting and growing a garden are a fun activity for kids, the way be creative and watch how adventurous it can be. Bring a little bit of Wagtail Woods into your home and watch Becca’s Bunch episodes.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Ultimate Droodles Compendium: The Absurdly Complete Collection of All the Classic Zany Creations Book | Father's Day Gift

Droodles

Droodles are small silly drawings in a square box. Created by talented writer and comedian Roger Price, Droodles were very popular in 1950s and some of his creations are still used in media and printed publications. These drawings remind you senseless scribbles everyone makes on a paper when bored or waiting for something like doctor's appointment or at a lame business meeting. Droodles are improved way to waste time as the creator noted.

The book The Ultimate Droodles Compendium: The Absurdly Complete Collection of All the Classic Zany Creations is a collection of Roger Price creations, all in one place. When we fist opened the book, it was pages with many square boxes with drawings even a little kid can draw. Everything looked simple until we started reading the captions, that's where the fun begins. We laughed so hard on two triangles or a tiny spot in the middle of the square box. Can you imagine that we had hysterical laughter (our bellies still hurt)  on an white square with black border? That was unbelievable. Those drawings in the book are so amusing.

Droodles

The book also contains historical photos, Droodle- based adds, early scribblings, original Price's Droodles, annotations, essays,  and a brief history of Roger Price and Droodles.

Since Droodle are for EVERYBODY and does not require special artistic talent, there is a chapter in the book called Do-It -Yourself Droodling. There Roger Price offers basic 14 shapes to use and letters for witty titles. Teddy tried to use these shapes and came up with something ridiculously funny. Of course, you are not obliged to use these shapes, they are just for fun to use!


If you think the title does not perfectly fit the drawing you can create more and more alternate titles, often with absolute different meanings as we noticed in the book.

Funny thing, we want to go back to check book over and over again, and every time come out with smile and laughter after reading. I think this book is laughter contagious because when Teddy showed this book to our guests, they all read it with smile on their faces.

With Father's Day approaching The Ultimate Droodles Compendium: The Absurdly Complete Collection of All the Classic Zany Creations Book makes a nice gift! Available Amazon, this collection of hilarious dad jokes will definitely put smile on Father's face!
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Charlie’s Colorforms City New Storytelling Series For Kids on Netflix To Ignite Creativity Through Imaginary Play | #CharliesColorformsCity

Charlies Colorforms City

Charlie’s Colorforms City is new storytelling series for kids where main characters love creating stories. The series follow adventures of hilarious Charlie and his friends. They take kids on imaginative shape-filled trips with a colorful characters. Charlie created Colorforms City out of his imagination, so that he was able not only tell stories, but also put them in shapes and solve some problems.

Charlies Colorforms City

We watched the series and Teddy was impressed how colorful they are, catching your attention right away. There are many adorable and cute characters in the stories kids would enjoy. For example, twins Violet and Red, Charlies best friends; funny Klunk, Charlie's pet, STAR, Dragon, Miss Weather and many more including The Silly Faces.

Charlie gets emotional a lot, he gets sad, excited, happy depending on situation. And when he does, he changes color. You can watch how he becomes green, blue or purple. And we find it is a great way to show and educate children about emotions, to tell them that it is fine to feel sad sometimes, it is fine to express their feelings if they are happy or disappointed. Charlie feels the same way and he knows how to cope with his feelings.


In each episode characters show great team work. Each of them has a unique approach to creativity leading their imaginative collaborations to something incredible. They face challenges with all their creativity and imagination and inspire kids to do the same, play with friends, imagine, create, solve and do it together!

Charlie’s built Colorforms City on Signature Black Background with the sticky magic of Colorforms - colorful shapes of different sizes. Charlie can peel, stick, scale, and animate his world to move our stories forward. From a madcap farce to make enough pancakes with a pancake machine to feed all his friends, to an epic quest to deliver his forgotten birthday party invitations in a rocket ship-submarine, the stories get better, sillier and more interesting with every stick.

Charlies Colorforms City

Charlie’s Colorforms City series is inspired by Colorforms toy brand, their Stick & Peel sets first introduced back in 1950 gained a huge popularity and still ignite kid's imagination. Teddy had a chance to play with The Retro Original Colorforms Set. It is the same Charlie uses to tell his stories and express himself. Once Teddy opened Colorforms Set he got the whole line of stories to tell. The best thing you can peel and stick the shapes endlessly, so you always get new story to tell!
Charlies Activity Kit
This series celebrates the opportunity for kids to share their stories, and gives them the tools to enrich their tales and make them even better. Check this all-new children's series on Netflix, there are 26 episodes to enjoy, each lasts only 11 minutes. And while watching get this amazing free Activity Kit to play!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Is Now Available on Blu-Ray™/ DVD | #HowToTrainYourDragon

Hidden World

It is fun to have a dragon friend, you can fly together through white clouds in the sky and enjoy aerial views. To young Viking leader Hiccup and his dragon Toothless it became an everyday task. With other folks they are on the mission to save dragons and free them from captivity. While persuading a good cause, the place where Vikings live peacefully and freely with dragons cannot accept more creatures. Viking-Dragon kingdom habitats need to find bigger and better place to locate everyone.

What is a movie without a bad guy, here we got Grimmel the Grisly, a dragon hunter. He is smart, strong and dangerous. Grimmel the Grisly wants to kill all dragons, but for the moment his main target is alpha dragon Toothless. Grimmel does not go into straight fight with Toothless, instead he uses female alpha dragon Light Fury to disarm Toothless. When Hiccup realized that all dragons are in danger and he cannot risk his friends lives, he decides to leave their place and head north to find another place to live. He has in mind "Hidden World", mythical place no one ever seen but Hiccup's dad ensured that this paradise exists. There, at "Hidden World" dragons live freely. Where is it, who knows?

In a day of flying, Vikings realize that they cannot move all together to find the place. People and dragons need rest and sleep, and they cannot roam around without knowing exactly where they are heading to. So Hiccup and Astrid want to explore first before moving out. After looking for Toothless who tends to disappear all the time after meeting Light Fury, Hiccup and Astrid discover mythical "Hidden World" and notice that Light Fury and Toothless are already there and fly with other dragons. They fly to Viking's place and then to "Hidden World", back and forward.

How To Train Your Dragon 3

Alpha dragons spend more time together and their friendship becomes stronger and better every day.  Using those ties,  Grimmel the Grisly kidnaps Light Fury and Toothless, to kill both. Now Hiccup feels useless, for many years he and his dragon were together, so what he can do without Toothless? Hiccup cannot fly, all dragons are gone after Toothless taken by Grimmel.

It is time for Hiccup to realize that he must use his own skills to free and protect his friends. While he and his team manage to fight Grimmel the Grisly and get all viking's dragons back safely, Hiccup's life cannot be the same as before. Toothless needs to go and live with other dragons and Hiccup needs to build his life by himself. When that moment of becoming a grown-up arrives,  Hiccup is no more a little boy with a dragon friend, he has to take serious decisions and take care of his Viking kingdom and his people.

The movie offers great animations, beautiful aerial views and stunning visual effects. We also liked Hiccup's, Astrid's and other characters costume designs, stylish and sleek.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™, DVD, and On Demand May 21, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The release includes great bonus features, from chronicles, alternate opening, shorts and more. Plus, to mark the film’s global 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release, Universal has partnered with Facebook and Messenger to debut two exclusive adorable Night Lights (baby dragons) to train and an awe-inspiring in-store Augmented Reality (AR) experience. In pack, fans can unlock an exclusive code that reveals your very own Night Light that you can hatch, train, and send on adventures within the popular Dragon Pets Instant Game available on Facebook and Messenger.
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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Real Life Adventures of Catherine "Cat" Calloway, The First Book by David Essel | #ChildrensBook

The Real Life Adventures of Catherine Cat Calloway

Being at school has never been an easy task. Besides learning there are lots of challenges every child faces every day. It is simple to lose your confidence when there is no friends and family to support you. The world of success and influence takes their dominance and it is easy to blend, give up and let your dreams disappear without a trace.

Have you ever had a feeling being unwanted, forgotten and insignificant? Then the book The Real Life Adventures of Catherine "Cat" Calloway, The First written by David Essel makes you think about where low self-confidence and low self-esteem come from. The main character of the story, Catherine CAT Callaway the First. She is a very popular kid in school, everyone likes her. One day during lunch time she decides not to join her friends but have her lunch with a girl who sits alone. That little girl is shy and seems does not have any friends at school. Ling Ling Lu is a new student and other kids find that girl different, weird and strange. She tried to make friends, but it is not easy for her.

The Real Life Adventures of Catherine Cat Calloway


Cat is an absolute opposite to Ling Ling Lu. She is confident, easily makes friends and loves to help. That particular day Cat decides to make a difference in another person's life. Catherine thinks that no one should eat lunch alone at school and makes one step forward to help Ling Ling Lu. She thinks that everyone must be treated with kindness and respect.

When you look at the whole picture, you do not think that everyone does something wrong. Kids, teachers and parents do not notice or try to ignore struggling little kid who tries to fit new school environment. But Cat sees that Ling Ling Lu has hard time and makes one little gesture to change the situation.

How often we see that another person needs help but just pass by and ignore. The book challenges the readers if they can do the same thing, step out, offer help and do not be just an ignorant passer-by.


We loved how the story turned out after Cat decides to join lunch time with Ling Ling Lu. Teddy said that it is such a positive book to read. He likes how Cat ignites with confidence other people so that they become better individuals to show their unique talents to others.

The Real Life Adventures of Catherine "Cat" Calloway, The First book has nice illustration throughout the book, there are also simple messages repeating multiple time to remember like  "Treat others with kindnesses and respect".

About the Author: 
David Essel is in reality just a big kid in an adult's body, who loves to write about good stuff and great people. His first book is titled: Phoenix Soul: One Man's Search for Love & Inner Peace. David is also a radio and television host, professional speaker, life coach and model. 
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part Is Still Awesome Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital | #TheLEGOMovie2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-Ray Combo I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Lego Movie 2

It's time to find out what happened in The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part, because now it is available on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD. If you missed the movie on the big screen as we did because we were busy with our assignments and competitions then we all can watch it in the comfort of our homes with popcorn, treats and, probably, build something new with LEGO bricks.

The Lego Movie 2 takes us to Bricksburg, the city where it all started. In five years this shiny and colorful place turned into the bleak and dull. Their threat - LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, which wreck everything cute, vivid, attractive and do it faster than it can be rebuilt. Most of the citizens changed, affected by constant fights and threats. No more romantic dreams, creative ideas and vibrant colors. Most of them, including Batman and Lucy, constantly expect the worst. Only Emmet remains true to himself, optimistic and full of creative projects to everyone's disappointment. He tries to impress Lucy by building nice family house for them, so they can live there together. But circumstances changed and evil LEGO creature, powerful and strong, invades to take the leaders.

The city is in chaos, Emmet needs to save Lucy and other folks from LEGO invaders. He travels across the Lego universe in his spaceship re-built from his house. On the way to saving his friends he meets Rex Dangervest who offers his help in saving kidnapped Bricksburg residents. Together they head to Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi Systar System where most of inhabitants are brainwashed with pop songs. And residents of Bricksburg are expected to follow them, everyone except Lucy who was able to escape. But others cannot resist Catchy Song and even Batman, claiming to stay forever bat-chelor, agrees to marry Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi.

The story, cities, invaders and LEGO universe is created by a boy and his sister, often Lego scenes switch to the real world, where Apocalypseburg is built by brother and the Systar System by a girl. Their interaction, conflicts and rivalry are reflected in LEGO universe.

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part is filled with funny jokes, lots of them inspired by pop culture. There is a line-up of catchy songs like Everything is Awesome and Catchy Song, also the one at the end of the movie with closing credits is incredible. The Blu-ray combo pack includes Everything is Awesome sing along and other songs you can sing as many times as you wish. Plus the release also includes free admission for kids to LEGO Discovery Centres and Legoland Resorts.

Everything is still Awesome in The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part!
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Learn the ABC with Sesame Street: Awesome Alphabet Collection on DVD | Shout! Factory

Sesame Street Awesome Alphabet Collection DVD

Learning the alphabet is important for preschool kids. It is like a gate to the world of reading. The best way to learn it is with friends you know. It's time for ABCs with Elmo and his Sesame Street buddies. They explore and show you every letter of the alphabet in new DVD release called Sesame Street: Awesome Alphabet Collection. It includes two hours of A to Z stories, songs, parodies, animated features, funny situations and more, everything dedicated to the alphabet letters.

Children will be excited to learn and sing their ABCs while watching Awesome Alphabet Collection. Each letter is presented as a compilation form different segments, for example it can start with a letter song, then an animated story and finished with a funny scene. That way kids learn the ABC from different angles and remember for sure what is associated with that particular letter.

The collection includes familiar songs like "The Beetles Perform Letter B" and "C is for Cookie", M is for "Monster Song". Sesame Street furry friends explore the alphabet with a lineup of celebrity guests. For example, Pharrell Williams belts it out for the letter B, Ricky Gervais tries singing a lullaby to a sleepy Elmo and Sia performs for letter S.


While most scenes in the collection are amazing and most of the songs are special and our favorites, only one song for P letter is very annoying, only one. Overall, we had fun experience watching the collection, I like that there are Sesame Street segments from different years.

The release also includes Elmo’s Amazing Alphabet Race bonus feature and ABC-themed printable activities. You can download them from here.

Awesome Alphabet Collection is being released during Sesame Street’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. The anniversary celebrates equality, respect, opportunity and joy!

Sesame Street: Awesome Alphabet Collection DVD is available for purchase on Amazon, Walmart, and other e-retailers. Plus we have a copy to give away for our readers. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below! The giveaway is open for US and Canadian residents & ends May 20, 2019!

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Monday, May 6, 2019

The Dolphin's Secret: A Meditational Journey for Children Book by Meryl Best Lowell | #happiness

The Dolphins Secret

Many children undergo stress at young age when they learn new things every day and try to cope with emotions and wishes they have. New schools, classes, friends and activities, new requirements affect children a lot. Plus, you can see how tech savvy these days our kids are. They start using digital devices at very early age, and often overwhelmed with so much information they are getting from a myriad of sources. They need to have something to deal with constantly changing world, find calmness and be stable with their emotions. Every child is precious, and every child is exposed to stressful situations at certain level. It can be learning challenges at school, parents and teachers who expect too much, peer pressure, bullies at school or some insecurities for being unfit, being not like everyone else.

Book The Dolphins Secret

Today's children have a lot to handle, that's why learning some mindfulness techniques is very important. They help kids let their worries go and fill them with a deep sense of love.  I know that at Teddy's school they already teach yoga and how to relieve stress. That's why when he started reading The Dolphin's Secret: A Meditational Journey for Children he was genuinely interested in learning new techniques. The book written by Meryl Best Lowell introduces children to Yoga Nidra, an ancient form of guided meditation which incorporates a sequence of mindfulness techniques. This is a how-to storybook, written in simple and easy way so that kids ages 4-8 can to follow the instructions. The Dolphin's Secret is not a boring book of exercises, it presents a magical story of Meri, a beautiful mermaid, and her friend Aloha, a dolphin. Together they invite children to join their journey and show how to relax and feel better. Their exercises are designed to do when kids lay down before naptime or bedtime. They include breathing techniques easy to follow. Teddy did his exercises in the park. It was fun and relaxing to lay down under the blanket and forget about worries, school and assignments, think about dolphins and  making bubbles.

The Dolphin's Secret: A Meditational Journey for Children

The Dolphin's Secret book is beautifully illustrated. It includes images of a whimsical world, Meri and Aloha, and as they tell the story and their secrets. You can see the images of kids doing yoga, breathing exercises and their happy faces. Teddy even found someone looking like him in the book.

I think The Dolphin's Secret: A Meditational Journey for Children very practical and useful book for parents, teachers and kids to learn easy relaxation techniques, help children to cope with their feelings. 

About the Author:
Meryl Best Lowell has been exploring and practicing different forms of meditation since 2004 and believes that Yoga Nidra, an ancient form of guided meditation, makes meditation and deep relaxation accessible to everyone. She was hiking on a mountain in Arizona when she was inspired to write a series of children’s books, which incorporate the mindfulness techniques of Yoga Nidra to give children a direct experience of meditation.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns on Blu-ray/ DVD for Family Fun and Lovely Songs | #MaryPoppinsReturns

Mary Poppins Returns DVD
Mary Poppins Returns made a significant effort to show that our childhood dreams never disappear but rather continue to exist and come back. Lots of things changed since Disney’s 1964 Mary Poppins release. Jane and Michael are now grown-up and have children to take care of. Their life takes the burden of regular adults, expected to work, support families and pay loans. Michael’s kids Annabel, John and Georgie even question if their dad ever was a kid. With lots of happening in Michael’s life, it is hard to see what is truly matters. After losing his wife, Michael is on the way to losing his home too - unless he presents father’s stock certificate to the bank.

Mary Poppins returns with a kite run. She is elegant, immaculate and special; she brings fun to every moment of life, making everyone think that magic is a normal thing. Mary Poppins sings and dances, every day with her is an adventure and it is everywhere. Regular bath can turn into a beach party and a colorful bowl is a place to experience animated adventures with circus, chase and horse riding. 

Jack, London’s lamplighter gladly joins Mary Poppins and kids in their magical adventures. Together they make Cherry Tree Lane a fun place to play. I like how kids learn to see through the pretty looks and identify who is a good person and who is not.


The movie is filled with songs and dance, and I think sometimes Jack outshines Mary Poppins showing many talents. Teddy liked watching the movie; his favorite parts were songs and kids adventures on the beach and with Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy.

Mary Poppins is brilliantly played by Emily Blunt to my opinion. She is the perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into a fantastic adventure. Her confident attitude is contagious, everything is possible and being unusual and strange is a new normal.

Mary Poppins Returns is now available on Blu-ray/DVD and Digital to enjoy the magic and sing-along while watching!
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Let's Celebrate Earth Day with Ranger Rob This Month & Make A Difference | #RangerRobEarthMonth

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Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd, it inspires people around the globe to connect with nature and support our environment. The love for nature starts from an early age. By helping children appreciate the importance of the natural world, we can help them begin to recognize how important nature is in our life and how important to protect it. Positive experiences with nature at an early age can help children develop a caring attitude and encourage them to follow more environmentally-friendly actions in the future. It is great to see characters on the screen like Ranger Rob who inspire kids to get outdoor and explore the nature so that they can learn to help protect and foster the future health of our planet.

Ranger Rob Earth Day Park

Ranger Rob is a young ranger-in-training who 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. With so much to explore and discover he’s in for the experience of a lifetime―and you’re invited to come along for the ride! Ranger ready to get outside?

This month Rob and his friends, Stomper, Dakota and Sam, invite kids & families join Ranger Rob Earth Month & demonstrate their support for the environment! It does not have to be complicated, even picking trash around the community or turning off the lights are good actions to take!

Earth Month Ranger Rob

On Ranger Rob social channels you can find great ideas how to celebrate Earth Day not only in April but every day. We like Ranger Rob Earth Month Scavenger Hunt and Earth Day celebration ideas. I hope that kids after trying them even for one day will continue to show appreciation and care for environment.
Ranger Rob Command Tower giveaway

To have more fun you can take Ranger Rob and his friends toys outdoor to play and lean about nature in your local park or a playground. We often go to our local park and take our friends there to play, we are having fun games there, watch animals, explore different plants and trees and clean the area, after winter there are lots of trash on the fields. These toys are available at Toys RUs stores and on Amazon.

Ranger Rob Command Tower giveaway

This month, Ranger Rob TV is hosting a very special giveaway in support of Earth Day 2019! You can enter to win a fantastic Ranger Rob Command Tower Toy Set via Facebook and Instagram pages. Teddy had a chance to play with the toy set, it is just amazing! Ranger Rob Command Tower  has a telescope station,a zip-line, a tour tour, a swing and a merry-go-round carousel! The giveaway ends on April 22nd.

Let's step outside, connect to nature and remember that Earth Day is every day!

Ranger Rob, Nelvana’s hit animated series airs on Treehouse and Nick Jr.
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Monday, April 15, 2019

Easter Bunny’s First Choice for Holiday Baskets | #JAKKSToys

Chicks with Wigs

Easter is almost here, we are looking forward to festive celebrations, days off and Easter Bunny to come. Are you on the search for fun and easy Easter basket ideas that are a more exciting than the regular basket for everyone? Then Jakks Pacific have you covered with cute egg-sized collectibles little ones will be excited to get! These creative ideas are sure to make your loved ones smile and enjoy the holiday.

Squish-Dee-Lish

Squish-Dee-Lish Series 1 Mystery Packs are our all time favorites, made of a slow-rise foam, are the latest super cute collectible. Series 1 combines animals with delicious foods such as cute cupcakes and yummy donuts. Perfect for young kids and grown-ups, you can squeeze them, play or roll. Adults can squish away their stress with a fun and anxiety. The toys are soft and colorful, we use them to distract little ones from crying and have some pretend plays for fun. Usually little ones like when squishies show up one by one, they even have their favorite characters. There are 24 styles to collect so everyone will be excited to have these cuties in their Easter basket. The best part these are blind bags, so no one knows which Squish-Dee-Lish everyone gets, except probably Easter Bunny!
Available now in Toys ‘R’ US for $4.99.

Chicks with Wigs are new to us, but these are amazing chicks to play with. They have so beautiful hair of different colors and you can style them. They are perfect Easter gift this year. Teddy likes his toy, he is not into hair styles and accessories, but he had so much fun with new Chick with Wigs. He found elastic bands and decided to apply some styles, failed a couple of times and finally managed to get what he wanted.  These are blind boxes, so you do not know what chick toy you get and what hair color she has. Available at Walmart for $4.97.

Who's Your Llama

Who’s Your Llama is a line of collectible llamas bursting with personality! These are the silliest llamas you’ll ever meet. Each one comes stored in a reusable camper with a collector’s guide. From Bahama Llama to Drama Llama, each one comes dressed in a cute outfit and includes 1 of 4 super silly features: winking, spitting, grinning, or sticking its tongue out. These features are what Teddy likes the most, especially winking and sticking its tongue out! There are 24 mini llamas to collect, all different colours and styles and six different coloured campers. Kids will have fun trying to find the “chase” mini llama with the gold finish.
Available at: Toys ‘R’ Us for $8.99.

Harry Potter 9

Harry Potter Die Cast Wands Assortment offers die-cast replica wands of your favorite characters from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast series. There are 12 wands to collect in the first set, including the wands of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and other wizards. These wands are 4-inch scale and include a stand for display. Each wand is packed in a blind mystery box. Though Teddy is not a huge fan of Harry Potter, he like the toys and all the magic stuff around these stories. Being a wizard with a magic wand is pretty cool! Available at Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon and Walmart for $5.57.

Hop into spring with these adorable toys! I hope they will help you fill your Easter baskets with surprises, joy, and fun!
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Best Car Seats of 2019

Stroller 2019

If you have a child or are preparing to have one, you'll need to buy a car seat. Car seat requirements change as children get older, so you'll need to find one that meets the necessary specifications and your child's needs for their age and weight. In addition, you'll want to find one that's suitable for the type of car you drive, for your lifestyle and personal preferences. If you travel a lot, you'll want to find one that works for the different modes of travel you use. Below, you’ll see our detailed list of the best car seats for 2019.

 Infant Car Seats

Best Car Seat for Infants: Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base

This car seat works well for infants who weigh from 4-30 pounds. The energy-absorbing foam provides additional protection from side impacts. There is an insert that accommodates smaller babies; this can be removed as the baby gets older. You'll know your baby is secure because you'll hear a click when the keyfit is attached securely.

Best Infant Car Seat for the Cash-Strapped: Onboard Air 360

This rear-facing car seat works well for infants who weigh between 4-35 pounds. Car safety experts designed it to provide excellent protection from side impacts. It's made of race car foam to absorb more energy, and the reinforced handle provides more stability.

Convertible Car Seats

Protect the Environment and Your Baby with The Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat

This car seat can be used front-facing mode for children 30-49 inches tall weighing between 22 and 65 pounds. It can also be used in rear-facing mode for children 25-43 inches tall weighing between 14 and 50 pounds. It's compact but still provides important safety features. These include a 5-point adjustable padded safety harness, a steel rebound protector, and an adjustable headrest. It's built so that if you're in an accident, the impact is distributed through it's specially designed energy-absorbing shell. The fabrics don't use bromine or chlorine to protect against fire. This makes it ideal for environmentally conscious parents.

Looking for Easy Installation? Check out the Advocate Quicktight Convertible

This convertible car seat grows with your child. It can be used in rear-facing mode for babies weighing 4 to 40 pounds, in a front-facing mode for toddlers who weigh from 20-65 pounds, as a booster seat in the high-back position mode for children weighing 30-100 pounds, and the backless belt positioning mode from children weighing 40-120 pounds.

Another Good Convertible Car Seat: The Graco 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

This car seat will last from birth to 10 years old and accommodate children who weigh between 4 and 120 pounds. The adjustable harness system has 10 different positions and changes easily. It's been tested for side impact safety with its 5-point harness system, and crash tested to meet or exceed the US standard FMVSS 213. The level indicator makes it easy to tell if it's been installed correctly, and the seat adjusts to six positions to ensure your child is comfortable. The plush inserts provide additional comfort, and the seat cover can be removed easily without removing the harness. There's also a storage compartment to hold harness straps that aren't used in booster seat mode.

Combination Car Seats

Best Combination Car Seat: Britax Dualfit Combination Harness-2-Booster

This combination car seat transitions from a forward-facing 5-point harness seat into a belt-positioning booster seat. This new release from Britax covers your child from 25 pounds and at least 2 years old to 100 pounds, and it's the least expensive booster of this type. You can use harness mode until the child reaches 65 pounds; when you change over to belt mode, the harness tucks inside the seat.

Booster Seats

Best Booster Seat for Smart Toddlers: Affix Youth Booster Seat with LATCH System

If your toddler has figured out how to latch themselves into their car seat, this is the best one for them. It provides a secure connection to keep the seat properly in place, and it's easy for more independent children to latch themselves in. You can use the front adjustment to tighten the booster seat to the vehicle seat quickly and easily. It's been side-impact tested and crash tested to meet or exceed the standards in FMVSS 213. There's also a cup holder under the base of the car seat. Other important features include a deep seat structure that protects the child if there's an accident and soft foam for added safety and comfort. You can machine wash the seat pad. If you have a car that's equipped with the LATCH system, you can click the car seat right into place.

Take Your Baby Around the City Comfortably in Bubblebum's Backless Inflatable Booster

If you're looking for a car seat that fits your busy city lifestyle, check out the Bubblebum Backless Inflatable Booster. This car seat inflates and deflates easily. This makes it ideal for parents who must take taxis everywhere. It's designed for children between 4 and 11 years old who weigh between 40 and 100 pounds. When it's deflated, stick it in your knapsack or diaper bag for safe keeping.

The material it's made from is like the material life vests are made from, and it contains memory foam and a strong webbing harness to help keep its structure. The side clips keep the lap belt over your child's pelvis. It comes in different colors and patterns and exceeds US Motor safety standards. It includes a clip to keep the adult seat belt in place.


These are the best eight car seats available. When deciding which one to buy, ask yourself the following questions:
  • How much do I want to spend? 
  • Do I want to buy a convertible car seat so I can spend less money? 
  • Do I plan to buy different cars as my child gets older? 
  • Do I plan to have more children, which will make it necessary to buy a larger vehicle?
No matter what kind of car seat you decide to purchase, make sure it fits your budget, receives good reviews, and meets your lifestyle needs.

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