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Barbie Crayola Color Magic Station Doll and Playset Giveaway

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Barbie Crayola Color Magic Station Doll and Playset

Hosted by: Night Helper

Open to: USA only 18yrs. +

Start date:03/21~03/30 11:59pm

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Gift Guides, Kids, Reviews by Anthony

Educational Insights’ First Collectible Product: Playfoam Pals Series 1

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Educational Insights’ First Collectible Product_ Playfoam Pals Series 1

Playfoam! We know it as a hot product for kids. It is mess-free, non-toxic and never dries out. You can buy it in small quantities or larger bucket styles. Collect the colors and create play spaces that open the imagination wide open and there is no mess to clean up. They can leave it out because it will be just as pliable when they come back to it. Educational Insights just stepped your Playfoam up a level by adding a surprise toy inside.

foam blind pals

Right now Series 1 Playfoam Pals is available and in this series the toy surprise are wild animals from around the world. Not only can they use the foam inside but with a blind box style, they can collect all 12 wild animals (their Playfoam Pal).

foam toy

They do not know which animal is inside until they open it up and tear open the pouch. As they collect the pals they can switch heads to make fun hybrid animals. Plus they get more Playfoam with each piece to add to their creation they are building. These are the types of learning toys you will find at Educational Insights.

Foam Pals

We were so excited to see the sloth! OK…I was excited because sloths are my favorite animal. The 12 wild animals are so adorable and on the insert are animal facts! One of our animal facts were: A lion’s roar is so loud it can be heard up to 5 miles away. 

educational insights

Anthony is having fun playing, creating and learning about his animals. And I still want to take his sloth and display it at my work desk! He is too cute and his name is Speedy according to the insert-lol. Get your kids started on this adorable series at Educational Insights!


Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

4 Popular Gift Ideas for Your Child’s Christmas Morning

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4 Popular Gift Ideas for Your Child's Christmas Morning

Popular Gift Ideas For the Stocking

Zing Dama: This is an evolved version of the KenDama  with the added concept of a yo-yo and Zing. It is built with a ball, ring, string and adjustable strap. The strap goes on your finger and how you catch the ball depends on your skill level. There are added LED lights to make it even more fun any time of the day. You can buy in stores and on Amazon.

Metal Chuckz: Like thumb chucks, these are coated in a softer “Metaltek” coating. No bloody knuckles for you with this coating. But, they are weighted and heavier than thumb chucks. So you can put your best skills into it.

Spin Circuits: Like a fidget spinner only way cooler. It is 3-pronged and the LED light system offers 20, YES TWENTY, different pre-programed patterns. Anthony likes to stack him with his other spinners and really put on a spinning show. We found some on Amazon.

A Gift for Under the Tree

Have you seen the Yulu games? These have become such a hit with my 9 year old. He owns Safe Breaker and now his newest game is Operation: Escape. These games are like a virtual escape room concept where the goal is to break in or break free. Operation: Escape is about breaking free. The Skill Challenge requires players to wiggle a key out from the bottom of a cage using sticks. The Strategy Challenge uses cards divided into 3 levels of difficulty. Find these popular gift ideas in stores and on Amazon.

Brands with a Cause, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

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Our Family's Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

New from I See Me is Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game. Like their personalized books and gifts the images you upload are perfectly placed and look fantastic. I decided to make one for my Brother’s family featuring my nephews, Dad and Mom. How adorable is this?

board game

Each player piece features their name and photo I chose to upload. You can see that one’s that are straight on shots look best but even the one’s I wanted to use like Elliot’s side view is just as fun.

personalized gifts

On the board features the boys names cleverly placed as well as Mom and Dad. The bright colors and easy flow makes it fun even for the 3 year old all the way to 11 year old big brother.

family game gift

Head to the I See Me promotions page and sign up to receive promotions and discounts. Currently you get 25% off site-wide with the code JOLLY until December 5thLetters of LoveI See Me has also partnered with Children’s Cancer Research Fund and every purchase benefits them. Visit as well and send a letter to a child patient spending the Holidays battling cancer.

Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

NHL Locker Room Play Box and NHL Shootout Carry Case

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NHL Locker Room Play Box and NHL Shootout Carry Case

Young sports fans, these sets are for you. Not only does Playmobil have these 2 sets for the NHL fans, there are a few more to collect so make sure you find them all for the holidays.

Playmobil NHL Shootout Carry Case

This offers NHL play on-the-go. This set includes two players, one goalie, net, puck, and other accessories and the figures can bend, sit, stand and turn their heads. This is a lot of fun when combined with other Playmobil NHL sets and figures. 

Playmobil NHL Locker Room Play Box

When you open up the panels a locker room is revealed and hockey play begins. There is hockey gear, a player, and game-play strategies. All the pieces will store inside the set so you can also take this one on-the-go. Set includes two figures, hockey sticks with stand, goalie mask, gloves and leg pads, weights, desk, laptop, and tons of other accessories.

Make sure you head to Playmobil to see all of the fun sets available for the holidays. There are so many to collect.

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Best Buy, Education, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Kids

Best Buy Holiday Toy Choices

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Best Buy Holiday Toy Choices

It’s here! The 2017 Best Buy Holiday Toy Guide has all the hot toys that I know my son has on his wish list. Anthony is 9 and it is all about gaming and building for him. While looking through the Best Buy toy catalog that came in my mailings I saw a few of his wish list items that will be available through one of our favorite stores to shop at for the boys.

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Sphero R2D2

The best way to find out what he is looking for is to hand him the toy catalog and so I gave him a sharpie and told him he can mark the top choices he sees inside. His eyes lit up as he turned every page. I also saw a few toys we already own and love. I was excited to see the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube. Anthony was gifted this last year and we had a blast building his own bluetooth speaker. It still gets daily use and he loves showing his friends how he built it himself.

They also have the Sphero SPRK+ that he was given last spring for his birthday and loves to roll it around the house and program it. These 2 items I can speak for personally and should get a lot of use by the child you are gifting to.

Laser Tag

Anthony’s Best Buy Holiday Toy Choices

What are Anthony’s top picks? The Nintendo Switch! That is what he has been asking for the most along with some games for it. He also circled the Recoil Laser Tag Starter Set. Our neighbor has this set and they played with it several times over the end of summer and he has been wanting his own. He also circled the Sphero BB-8 and R2D2 app-enabled Droids. His game room is Star Wars theme so he likes to build and display anything Star Wars related in the room on his shelves.

Want to see the entire guide for yourself? You can find toys that educate, focus on STEM and entertain for hours. Visit the Best Buy toy catalog!