I received Make Me a Story Magnetic Playboard created by eeBoo to review. It is listed for ages 5+, and sells for $14.
Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) loves zombie movies, monster movies, and all other kinds of movies about dead people, the grosser and gooier the better. His grandmother (Elaine Stritch) watches with him, or more accurately, she sits on the sofa and knits, so she can watch him.
I received the Dr. Dreadful Alien Autopsy Set to review. It is a Spin Master product, and part of the Doctor Dreadful brand. The product is for ages 5 and up, but with adult supervision I would say a 3 year old could do it. There are many things you can do with this set - you can even make gummy alien eyeballs, lung bugs, and intestines. You can also make alien guts bubble up with the motorized stomach. The set comes with an alien body and base, a measuring cup and syringe, a stir stick and scoop, and four packets of food.
I was excited to explore the Bionic Blox with my oldest son. Growing up, I remember playing with building toys like Legos and Tinker Toys. Toys that allow kids to “imagine, invent, and inspire” just like their packaging says are great. I want my children to grow up to be creative and smart and not just hooked up to technology 24-7. The 50-piece kit sells for around $24.99.
I was wondering when I opened the game, how could it include 4 year old children and adults? I was pleasantly surprised. What a unique way to incorporate the many ages that could play this game. I did not have any children around to play this at the time, but I did have my 22 year old son, my brother, and my husband try it out.
We love Play-Doh at our house and are big fans of silly putty so needless to say, we were super excited to review the super cool Putty Peeps.
The Magic School Bus Attracted to Magnificent Magnets Playset is a boxed set including an experiment book and some of the supplies necessary to perform them.
In our house, princesses rule. We love anything Disney Princess. This includes the Baby Ariel doll. My 4 year old protects this doll and will not share with anyone else. Her favorite part is the removable tiara. I like that Ariel is dressed for the party, and you can’t remove the dress. I also like that she requires no batteries. Ariel’s body is soft, and her arms, legs and head are hard. We have to remind our kids that Ariel does not go into the bathtub and that she needs to stay clean because she would not machine wash very well.
The Matchbox Big Boots Dino Chopper is aimed mostly towards children aged 3 years and up as there are small parts included with the toy. Not only do you get a great-looking, dinosaur safari themed helicopter; but Matchbox also includes three Big Boots characters and assorted tools for them to use. It is highly recommended that parents thoroughly read the instructions in order to discover all the fun, but not obvious, functions of the chopper! Very minimal assembly is required.
When you’re a wimpy kid, you want to be a less wimpy kid, or least appear to be a less wimpy kid. This is the premise of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and movies, all of which feature the narration of the titular kid, as he both observes and tries to control what goes on around him.