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When we were moving into our new home this summer we had our 9 year old sad he was leaving friends and having to switch schools going into 4th grade. In our efforts to help him transition and find enjoyment in the new home we decided to make him a game room he would love. The theme we chose? Star Wars! We have searched high and low to find items for this room and our two latest are Star Wars Science products from Uncle Milton.
The Death Star Electronics Lab Kit was a blast. When it arrived I literally thought it was a cute light to hang and turn on and off. I read the box and learned it makes noise and talks and has a lot of pieces to build with. Once I took out the instruction booklet and all the connection pieces it was clear we will be building an electronic project that in the end will become whatever we build it to be.
Here it is in action within the video below….
We also got the Rey Lightsaber Room Light. This was a sinmple build and installation and adds a lot of fun character to the room. We had some AAA batteries as was required and in no time had lights and sound.
We found a spot as you exit the room and that lightsaber gets used every time someone walks out. It is addicting and with where we put it you are tempted to press the button.
It even has a remote so you can really mess with friends as my son enjoys doing. They will be playing Xbox games and he’ll press the remote button and everyone jumps. It is pretty comical.
You can find many Uncle Milton products at Toys R Us and some I cannot locate at my local store I also find on Amazon. Uncle Milton does a fantastic job incorporated science into room decor in characters the kids (and us) love. Visit Uncle Milton Toys to see them all. They make great holiday gifts!
Happy Valentine’s to your entire family! It is always fun to pick the perfect spouse card, candies and flowers, but what about the kids? They are loves of our lives too. The ones we raise to live a life of love and this is such a fun holiday for them as well. I always have something special waiting on the breakfast table for the boys on Valentine’s Day. Here is an idea- Personalized Books for Valentine’s Day with Put Me In The Story Books.
I created this book for my nephew as his birthday is coming up soon. He will be 3 and that is such a fun age to recognize your name in a story to stay engaged in the book. This book is called, Disney’s Pooh Loves You!
The story includes Elliott in play and fun. In the end, Pooh has a special poem for Elliott reminding him how much he is loved by the lovable bear. On page 1 is a photo I uploaded when I ordered and a special note from us to him to keep so he always knows where his special book came from.
These are such fantastic gifts to give. My son has several from when he was young. As many books have floated through this house and then donated away when done, we always keep his personalized books to cherish. Put me In The Story has so many titles for all ages and occasions. Personalizing them is so simple. It took me only minutes to complete.
Get started now! What Valentine’s Day title do you like best for a child in your life?
Put Me In The Story has an active giveaway that ends on 1/30/2017.
3 prizes – 1 prize per winner:
1 personalized Elmo Loves You book + plush gift set
What is a story of hope and inspiration from one girl in the poverty of Uganda, is a story that I am inviting my son at only 8 years old to experience her journey with me. I received a copy of the book, Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion and we have begun reading it together. I wanted to read it with him so that we can celebrate reading this book together by seeing the movie created from this book and true story, Disney’s Queen of Katwe opening in theaters September 2016.
Her name is Phiona Mutesi and she lost her father at a young age and lives-at times on the streets-with her mother and siblings. In a daily life most of us cannot fathom, she is not well encouraged to feel she can ever rise above the poverty of Uganda. Unless fate would end up having it, she is to stay as all women do and be a producer of babies. That’s the life of a Ungandan women and from day to day it is to find food and just survive. Then one day she sneaks away, following her brother to a church. It is there she meets War Refugee turned Missionary, Robert Katende. In his Sports Outreach program she found her god-given gift. Chess.
It is her gift that allowed her to leave the slums of Uganda and travel and this gift that brought her family income and so much hope for many kids in that area. The book makes you humble and it inspires. The movie I know will be just as great and cannot wait to finish this story off with a trip to the theaters and support Phiona and the children in Uganda with prayer and belief.
On Tuesday my husband and I took our son and his friend to a Seattle media screening of Disney’s The BFG Movie and I cannot recommend the movie enough to anyone with older children. By older I mean perhaps it is a bit over a toddlers head but the boys are 8 and had no problems following along!
The boys quote after the movie?
“That was the best movie ever since The LEGO Movie”-my son’s friend
“That is going to be Disney’s best”- my son
The story is magical and I really don’t want to give any hints away about the story line because you do get to a point in the middle of the movie where you wonder where this turns. Is it going to be bad and about Giants eating children or is it going to turn into a heroic action? None of that happened. There is mention that some Giants intention are to eat children and a bit of a chase scene occurs, but I would not place violence as a description in this film. The giant characters are surely fiction in looks and the story itself is full of magic and non-fiction.
It is just magic and friendship-loyalty and memories. It ends on the happiest note and although there are sad goodbyes, everyones lives are changed for the better.
Go see it!! The BFG is this summer’s greatest children’s film in my opinion.