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Review: PicassoTiles Roller Coaster Magnet Building Blocks

Today we’re reviewing the 45-piece Magnetic Roller Coaster Building Blocks set we received compliments of @picassotiles.

This marble run toy uses magnetic blocks + snap-tracks to build different configurations for the marble run, but its parts are too complicated for 2 and 4 year olds and they got easily frustrated with the set.

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Review: The Build Me Blanket Fort by Jumpoff Jo

Intended for ages 3+, the fort kit features 3 tarp-like 72” x 54” panels in ripstop polyester, nylon ties and bean bag weights. The brightly colored panels tie together in different layouts to make one large blanket fort over your furniture, campsite or maybe even at the beach. The weights make it so the fort doesn’t sag.

Overall, we love that the panels save our clean blankets from the wrath of our fort-loving two and four-year-olds.

Toy Review: Lakeshore Learning Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle & Precious Ponies Playset_Castle 6

Toy Review: Lakeshore Learning Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle & Precious Ponies Playset

The kids and I are excited to review a pair of playsets compliments of Lakeshore Learning’s at-home educational line for language-boosting pretend play. These sets are part of the brand’s newly launched Gifts for Growing Minds Collection for the 2018 holiday season!

In this post, we’ll be reviewing the Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle and the Precious Ponies Playset.  Designed for at-home educational play, we’ve found these sets to be sturdy and thoughtfully accessorized, all with the quality we’ve come to expect from this brand favorite.

And, as you know, we like to be out of the house. So when we’re stuck inside, it’s toys like this that make the day more fun.

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Book Review: “Who Am I? I Am Me!” by Jayneen Sanders

We were recently #gifted the children’s book “Who Am I? I Am Me!” to review compliments of Educate2Empower Publishing. It’s written by Jayneen Sanders // & illustrated by Diane Ewen. Overall, this is a good book to have in your child’s collection. The writing is solid for our kids’ age group (2 & 4+) and the illustrations are cute, modern and fun. For the subject matter, I think it’s never too early to teach our children about how to work against stereotyping of any kind.

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Review: ALEX DIY Do Dats

Overall, these make for a fun craft that turns into a toy. For my kids specifically, I think this toy is a little too old for them. The box says ages 6+. So it’s too old for Wyatt (age 2) for sure, but Clara (age 4) was borderline able to assemble it with my help, which caused a lot of frustration for her because she wants to be able to do it herself.On the other hand, she really liked that the dolls were sparkly, pretty and that one of them involved her one true love – cupcakes. So for the price, it’s worth trying one out to see if your 4/5/6 year old can manage it.

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Review: Alilo Happy Buddy Bunny

Designed by Hong Kong company @alilo.ig, this Happy Buddy Bunny is marketed as an interactive toddler toy that’s a “Built-in Music/Song/Bedtime Storyteller.” We were #gifted one bunny in exchange for our review. While it’s fun for its classic-sounding songs and drum beats, it’s high in price and the storytelling function has weird English translation.