When I found out I got to review this product, I was really excited. I’m always looking for new, fun toys that my two sons (ages 5 and 10 months) can play together. This Sesame Street ABC-123 Playland is perfect!! The toy retails for approximately $35.
“I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.” So says the Lorax (voiced by Danny DeVito) at the start of the animated movie named for him. As he speaks, the trees are only a memory in Thneed-Ville, a town where everything is artificial, from cars and flowers to houses and trees. Even fresh air is packaged and sold in plastic bottles, as O’Hare Air.
This collection of more than two dozen poems, short stories and random observations about life and childhood is by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of the “Cookie” series of life lessons. The selections cover a number of topics children often wonder about. They range from simple questions such as “Who left something under the tooth fairy’s pillow when she was little?” to irreverent musings like how to say “fart” in nine languages. There is also a clever poem entitled, “Prince Backwards,” in which you read from the last line to the top, among many other works.
Pokémon players are used to catching and training Pocket Monsters but the PokéPark games give kids a new way to play with Pokémon—as the Pokémon characters themselves. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond allows players to play as four different Pokémon, including everybody’s favorite, Pikachu! The game takes place in the coastal area of PokéPark, where players will interact with Pokémon as they try to solve the case of the disappearing Pokémon. This mystery will lead to Wish Park, where players can enjoy the game’s multi-player activities.
“Splat Art: Blops and Dribbles in Need of Your Scribbles”, is a fun book with over 200 pages of different color images of everyday items in your child’s life. From a block of cheese, flowers, to even handprint’s, Splat Art has it all. Splat Art truly gets your child’s imagination running wild with the fun ideas inside the book. How about turning an old piece of string into a owl, or some finger prints into flowers?
I love the game sequence; it has to be one of my favorite boards games. But it is not a game that I am able to play with the younger kids in the household, and I have always been looking for a game with the same idea but something they would understand. Link-O is a board game made by the same creator of sequence, but for children and not adults. Now don’t let that make you think as adults you can not enjoy this game, because that is not true.
What we have here is the Crayola Barbie Story Studio and the happy recipient is my niece, Serenity. She is 6. Which is the perfect age for this product because the age range is from 6 to 15 years old! The Crayola Barbie Story Studio was so much fun because you’re provided with an On-line Story code inside that allows kids to easily morph a photo of themselves into a character, then create adventures. Kids print, color and bind story pages to create real storybooks.
Feed the Woozle is a cooperative children’s game that consists of completing a common task and being silly while doing it. The game “grows with the players” in that there are 3 different levels you can play the game at. Each level gets progressively more challenging for the players which is why the recommended age range also changes. In general, the point of the game is to “Feed the Woozle”. Children roll a dice ranged 1—3 and then pick up as many corresponding pieces to place on their spoon to feed the woozle (placed 8—10 ft away on the edge of a table). In the 1st level,…
Seeds for the Birds is a cooperative children’s game where players try to feed a Mama Bird and her three babies more seeds than the neighboring squirrel. The board is set up as a grid and you randomly lay the square cards around the perimeter. On each player’s turn you choose one square to flip over and then according to the symbol on the square, do the task it requires you to do. A card with seeds on it means you place seeds on the board in the column, row, or diagonally from where you picked up your card, choosing to place the seeds on separate squares, or all on the same square. If you choose a…
This newly released historical fiction is about young George Washington, who is celebrating his seventh birthday. Naturally, young George is excited about his birthday, but it seems that his family has forgotten all about it. The day only gets worse. When he makes a mistake in his daily math lesson, his older half brother Augustine declares, “You’ll never amount to anything.” George replies with an ironic, “Someday I’ll be the boss of you.” And later, while helping his father prune some cherry trees, he completely chops one down in frustration. (Sound familiar?) After giving up on…