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Thames & Kosmos Drop It Family Strategy Game – Giveaway

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Welcome to the Thames & Kosmos Drop It Family Strategy Game Review and Giveaway

Do you remember Connect 4? Looks similar right? Not at all! Drop It has you dropping colored pieces but in a much more challenging way. In Drop It, you have a board and score cards. The idea is to build high stacks. The tricks are you cannot have 2 of the same colors or same shapes touch each other. It is more strategic than you think. One mistake and you sit out!

You can play as a team or individual. It is very easy to learn the rules, it’s just complicated which makes it engaging. Watch for the bonus circles too because it your shape hits one you get those extra points. You win by having the most points in the end.

Connect with Thames & Kosmos by visiting their website and following on Facebook

Buy It: Available on Amazon

The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win their own Drop It Family Strategy Game. Enter below. Open to 18+ and US Only. Good luck!

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Balls and Bubbles for Summer Fun

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Summer fun

Your BBQ’s and Camping site will be a hit with the kids with these fun, new summer toys. Zing has become a well known brand in our home and they know how to create fun. With balls that bounce high enough to amaze and making bubbles with your hands the kids will be occupied so you can socialize.

The young kids (an even the older ones too) will be entertained for quite a while as they turn their hands into bubble wands. It is the Glove A Bubbles and they come in fun animal characters. You may want 1 for each hand per kid and really watch them get excited!

It is real easy and all you need is included. As you open the package you get a glove and a pouch. Set the pouch on a flat surface (the patio or deck works) and they dip and run and wave their arms. Tip: this is a great before-nap activity because they will be worn out.

This is a ball. Seems simple until you bounce it. Find some pavement and the kids can essentially stand a house or 2 apart on the block because it bounces that far. But the best part is that it doesn’t bounce and then go wacky all over the place. Once they get the hang of it they get a true long distance bounce right to each other. This is great basketball skill practice. The hand-eye coordination makes a fun drill with a ball.

Stock up and be the hit home this summer for the kids.

Connect with Zing: Visit the Zing website and follow on Facebook and YouTube

Buy It! Glove a Bubble and Metal Tek

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Jurassic Fans Will Love the PLAYMOBIL Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set

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June is Jurassic World month in this home. We have seen and love all of the Jurassic movies. My son is constantly reminding us about the new upcoming Jurassic film. I have neighbors, nephews and friends who’s kids all love dinosaurs and the Jurassic World series all the same. For dinosaur and even Jurassic fans, PLAYMOBIL® has the best set for you. It is called the PLAYMOBIL® Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set and is part of The Explorers series.

This Hidden Temple set is available at most retailers such as on Amazon as a Prime with 2-day shipping and Walmart to name a few. Recommended for ages 4+ and including 121 pieces this set moves and has glow in the dark features with included flashlight and opens the imagination up wide! The actual set is meant to be your research base inside the park.

Jurassic Fans Will Love the PLAYMOBIL Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set

See the set in action in this short film from PLAYMOBIL® Dino Movie (it is adorable and the kids will love it)!

More features of this set include rubbing the map to reveal a hidden path, a functioning laser gun, T-Rex has movable arms, legs, and jaw allow for realistic motion. It also has functioning pulley to bring needed equipment up to the top floor plus use the included UV flashlight to reveal cool glow-in-the dark features, such as with the ruins crystal eyes, jungle plant, and more (you’ll need 1AAA handy for this)!

Connect with PLAYMOBIL® on their website as well as Facebook and YouTube for some fun films.

Buy it: Available on the website as well as Amazon and Walmart to name a few!

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The New 2018 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection – Review

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Hess Toys Truck has just released their brand new 2018 Mini Collection of trucks. They all come with working lights and Energizer batteries so they work right out of the box. See them with lights on in my embedded Instagram post below.

Included in the 2018 Mini Collection of Hess Toy Trucks are the following!

Miniature Toy Truck and Racer

  • White articulated truck custom designed to transport the racer.
  • Truck features 27 lights and 10 wheels on 5 axles.
  • Chrome grille, bumpers, fender guards, wheel-covers, roll-bar, bed rails, cab step, and side exhaust pipe.
  • The white Racer features green accents, rear spoiler, and a speedy pull-back motor.

Miniature Fire Truck

  • A brilliant red likeness of one of the original fire engines from a Hess Fire Brigade.
  • 6 total lights, including a top-mounted red emergency light.
  • Rotating chrome fire nozzle mounted on top along with molded, fixed-position reel and side mounted fire hoses.
  • Fully chrome underside plus grille, bumpers, fender guards, and ladders and rear name plate.

Miniature Tanker Truck

  • The classic articulated Hess fuel delivery truck; a green tanker with a bold white wraparound, pulled by a solid green tractor on a red chassis and bright yellow fenders.
  • 10 bright red, free rolling wheels plus 8 total lights.
  • Chrome grille, cab exhausts, and tank ladder.

Connect with Hess Toy Truck and Buy your collection at their website.

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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

Connect with Stomp Rocket on their website. Also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.