Honest History: The Adventure Magazine for Young Historians

As a self-described history buff, I often take my kids to historical monuments, museums and other locations where they can learn more about the past and the world around them. Finding toys and reading materials that reinforce this learning helps fill in the gaps for my kids – and for me! Honest History magazine is a perfect example of a way to partner the concepts and time periods that define our history with a love of reading and learning. Honest {Read More}

Adventerra Games Water Game

Stuck inside the house for yet another day of pandemic quarantine? Kids done with their schoolwork and burnt out on the screen time? Yeah, here too. Luckily we recently discovered Adventerra Games, “the environmental games!” According to the Adventerra Games web site, they “create and develop educational games for children that are focused on environmental themes. Our unique games were created from our desire to inspire families to respect nature and safeguard our planet. ​While playing our simple and enjoyable {Read More}

Color & Shine Emoji-Notes

Anyone can make a nightlight, but a customize-able nightlight that allows kids to express their creativity and change the nightlight’s “mood?” That’s a unique product! Recently we took a look at the Color & Shine Emoji-Notes nightlight ($19.99), which comes with seven pens and six interchangeable emojis to add to the nightlight. My kids may not have their own cell phones yet, but they’re definitely in the loop with emojis and love to borrow my phone and send strings of {Read More}

SleepyLights Multi-colored Nightlight

Sleep! So elusive for most of us parents. Maybe they don’t go to sleep on time. Maybe they get up during the night. Or maybe they wake up way before your alarm. Of course, like my house, it could be all of the above! Anything that helps with a good night’s sleep is something I’d like to explore more, so I was excited to try the SleepyLights Multi-colored Nightlight. This clever product is more than just your standard nightlight. It {Read More}

Tech Will Save Us Electro Guitar Kit

In addition to the Electro Dough kit we received from Tech Will Save Us, we also had a chance to check out one of their newest products: the Electro Guitar Kit ($34.99), which kids can use to build their very own electric guitar and amp from scratch! The kit comes with pop-out cardboard pieces to build the structure of the guitar, as well as additional parts for the guitar strings and the amp. Kids are instructed to head online to read {Read More}

Tech Will Save Us Electro Dough Project Kit

Last summer we had the opportunity to review the Light Racer Kit by the innovative company Tech Will Save Us, creator of intriguing and exciting STEM kits for children. It was a big hit with my son, so I knew that their new Electro Dough Project Kit ($29.99) would be another home run. Does your kid love Play-doh and learning about science and technology? Then this kit is for you! The Electro Dough project kit comes with five colors of {Read More}

Modarri Monster Trucks

A couple of years ago we had the opportunity to review Modarri cars and loved their mix & match building system. Both of my children loved making new, unique vehicles from the various pieces and parts. So when we found out about the new Modarri monster truck series, we were very excited. These fun and fierce vehicles come in three styles: Team Sharkz (pictured above), Jurassic Beasts (pictured below) and Space Invaders. Just like the other Modarri cars, all the {Read More}

E-Blox Circuit Blox

This summer has flown by! I can’t believe that the kiddos start school in just about two weeks. That said, I am definitely running out of ideas to keep them entertained during the day! We’ve been to the pool every week, have checked out many of the local museums and have put on more than enough puppet shows. Thankfully, E-Blox Circuit Blox showed up in time to provide my kids with a healthy dose of entertainment and education! E-Blox is {Read More}

Tech Will Save Us Light Racer Kit

My son is six, which means he practically lives on his bike. He’s always been a natural on wheels and skipped straight from the Strider bike to a regular bike – no training wheels! And the flashier the bike, the better – anything with sounds and lights is right up his alley. When I saw the Tech Will Save Us Light Racer Kit ($24.99), I knew it was the next great thing for my son’s bike. Anything that hits on {Read More}

Moosh-Moosh Plushies

If your kids are like mine, they can’t get enough of stuffed animals. Their bedrooms abound with furry friends of all types. Finding unique plush toys can be difficult, but Moosh-Moosh Plushies are truly in another category. From the moment my kids felt the super-soft fur of the Moosh-Moosh animals, they knew these were a different class of stuffed animal. Squishy, huggable and… well, mooshy… these Moosh-Moosh plush animals are a great addition to your kids’ existing arsenal of toys. {Read More}