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Five STEM-Based Stomp Rocket Launch Toys for Toddlers to Adults

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Five STEM-Based Stomp Rocket Launch Toys for Toddlers to Adults

For 25 years Stomp Rocket® has been making STEM-based play fun! Not only does it get the kids outdoors the adults have fun playing along too. With camping and BBQ season fast approaching this makes a great summer toy! It is 100% kid-powered fun.

We took some rockets camping this weekend and the boys had a blast. It brought out a lot of other campers too which made it a lot of fun!

–Stomp Rocket® Jr. Glow – Ages 3+

These are all foam and safe for ages 3 and older. They soar up to 100 feet and at night they glow in the dark for added fun! STEM learning: Physics and Motion

Buy It: Glow Stomp Rocket Jr.

–Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes (NEW) – Ages 5+

There are 3 different styled planes great for the budding aeronautical engineers. They loop, glide and flip!

Buy It: Stomp Rocket ® Stunt Planes, 3 Planes

–Stomp Rocket® Ultra LED – Ages 5+

These LED-equipped rockets are bright! They can launch up to 150 feet and add fun for those summer nights!

Buy It: Ultra LED Stomp Rocket Kit

–Stomp Rocket® Dueling – Ages 5+

Need to avoid sibling rivalry? They each can have a rocket because this set launches 2 rockets at the same time.

Buy It: Stomp Rocket Dueling Set

–Stomp Rocket® Super High Performance – Ages 9+

Ok BIG KIDS (ages 9-99), this rocket is for you! Guess how high this one soars? How about 400 feet!! Have fun and remember to keep your eye on where this one is landing!

Buy It: Super High Performance Stomp Rocket

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BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp – Review

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BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp - Review

If you spend any amount of time on a computer you will want to keep reading this! This BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading lamp is a champ and so beneficial when you have to both read paper and screen. These tasks take a toll on your eyes and this lamp is not only very slick in its features but made to help those busy eyes of yours. Let me explain how!

The bar hangs easily atop your monitor so there is no screen glare and you save desktop space. It simply powers with a USB cord you can insert into your computer back or USB bar.

It also has a built-in ambient light sensor which means it automatically adjusts the dimmer to your area lighting. However, if you need you can manually adjust with a tap of a button. Then on top of dimming you get a cool and warm light option depending on your focus needs.

The BenQ ScreenBar has an asymmetrical optical design that only illuminates the desk and ensures zero reflective glare off the screen rather than bouncing from the screen to eyes. I love it and never really knew how beneficial such a lamp can be until I owned one. All of my work around my desk has just the right amount of light at any time a day without me giving much thought to it. Having no glare and proper lighting does something fantastic for my focus.

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Buy It: You can get your BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp on Amazon!

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Ideas for Throwing Your Kids a Fortnite Party

Ideas for Throwing Your Kids a Fortnite Party

It is the hottest game right now for boys (and girls too): Fortnite! Have you tried looking for licensed decor? It hardly exists so when Anthony wanted a Fortnite themed party I took to Google and Pinterest for ideas on how to pul it off and it was a hit!

I lined the Supply Drop favor bags across my entertainment center and hung balloons in blue and black to spell out Fortnite. I tried to find plain yellow balloons where I was because when the drop shipments happen in games it is a yellow balloon that drops them so that is the best color to pair.

VBucks are the spendable points you earn in the game so I made some, used a 2″ craft circle cutter to cut them all out and tape to chocolate coin candies.

I just googled some prints and printed out on heavy paper top hang around the house.

You can even google ‘slurp juice label like I did and find this pattern. I can fit 3 on piece of paper to print and cut. Slurp Juice is the revive potion and blue gatorade bottles work perfectly. Their is another potion in the game you can find that is purple if you can get grape Gatorade and use those.

Impulse Grenades and bombs occur in the game so you can get brownie bites (I found a bunch as Walmart and Costco also has bins of them). I used cheese puffs for grenades but popcorn works too.

Simple cupcake toppers where I found Fortnite images and craft cut in circle on hard stock paper with toothpicks. Then to finish it off I ordered my son a tee shirt I found online that reads: Eat. Sleep. Fortnite. Repeat.

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Lionsgate Paws P.I. DVD Giveaway

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Welcome to the Lionsgate Home Entertainment PAWS P.I. Review and Giveaway

Hosted by: Parenting Healthy

Attention little ‘Detectives’! This movie is for you! Sometimes kids can be better detectives than smart adults. The kids (and Jackson, the dog) in PAWS P.I. discover that there is a missing will and a corrupt neighbor may be involved. Can they solve this crime with the help of Jackson? This pup is on the case! My son is on night 3 in a row of watching PAWS P.I. and you’ll be just as engaged the whole way through this film. Release Date May 29, 2018 on DVD, Digital and On Demand!

Anthony recently unboxed a fun package to celebrate the release of PAWS P.I. Check it out:

Here is the trailer for more!

PAWS P.I. DVD Giveaway

1 winner will be mailed the PAWS P.I. DVD. Enter below. Open to US and ages 16+ Good luck!

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We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

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We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

Can you believe another school year has come and gone? Now we begin to celebrate summer and Father’s Day as well as thanking our teachers for spending nearly 6 hours a day with our children. We are celebrating with GIANTmicrobes and it has been a hit!

Anthony wanted to gift his 4th grade teacher and his Health/PE teacher the Heart GIANTmicrobes from the 2-pack Heartfelt box for Teacher Appreciation Week last week. This meant we opened the box and got 2 gifts in 1! It was perfect in a year he did a lot of science in class and also for his health teacher. They thought the gift was so clever!

Each GIANTmicrobe comes with its own card with a bit of education and a connection to how relative it can be to your giftee. It’s the first thing Anthony grabs and reads on these fun plush!

 

The gift packs are really the way to go because the box designs are so adorable and they make great collections for your Teacher’s classroom or even dad’s office. No matter who or what you are celebrating you will have fun finding the right gift that will make for a great conversation piece with GIANTmicrobes.

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Building Toys For All Ages with Magformers Magnetic Construction Sets

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Building Toys For All Ages with Magformers Magnetic Construction Sets

If you have a young child you surely recognize these patrol pups! In the Nickelodeon line of Magformers there is the Paw Patrol 20 Piece Ready For Action Set. If your child is too young for this set aged 3 and older then Magformers has the Dolce plush line and for the older kids there are plenty of building sets aimed to challenge their creativity.

This Paw Patrol set has 14 magnetic pieces and 6 insertable character cards that can be combined in any piece for color and shape practice. These pieces really stick well as the magnet holds the characters together well for building up, down or side by side.  The magnets are Rare-Earth Neodymium for guaranteed connectivity.

It comes with a build booklet giving step-by-step instructions on building ideas to start their creative flow. Clean up is easy as they stack together and stay piled in the box or any way you wish to store.

This is the Magformers Dolce Cow for infants ages 0 months and older. There is so much happening with this toy. It comes with a ring so you can hang it from a seat, crib or stroller for play anywhere you go. It is sure to stimulate your child’s tactile and auditory senses.

The body is a soft velour with incorporated fabrics and even a teether tag. The feet crinkle, the colors are bright and there are click-clack sounds and squeaks.

These plush come in a few animal and character versions and are a great baby shower gift.

Find more sets for kids of all ages at Magformers and also find these at retailers like Amazon.