Minecraft at Best Buy! Check out the Selection!

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Minecraft games, toys, and collectibles are always a hit but especially around the holidays!  You can find an amazing assortment of Minecraft products at Best Buy.  Including an Xbox One S console bundle, additional Minecraft games and Minecraft toys and collectibles.  Family-friendly … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Prize Pack from Kohl’s Cares! (US, Ends 5/24)

Disclosure:  KLY will be sent samples of the Kohl's Cares collection for review. One of my favorite, favorite, favorite charity initiatives is Kohl's Cares.  If you've ever been in a Kohl's store, you've seen the fun stuffed animals and books at the front of the store.  Priced at only $5 each, Kohl's has made books accessible to so many kids that may otherwise not have had them.  In addition, 100% of the net profits are donated to support … [Read more...]

Top Toy Trends for the Holiday Season from zulily!

Disclosure:  Kelly's Lucky You received information and compensation for this post. ’Tis the season for gifting little ones the toys they’ve been wanting all year long. This year, it’s not just about play – the most popular toys this season promote learning and creativity! That said, we’ve tapped zulily’s resident toy expert Kenji Yoshinari for a list of trends to keep in mind as you scour the zulily Toy Shop for the perfect … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Spot It! Frozen Olaf in Summer (US, Ends 11/23)

We discovered "Spot It!" games last year and just love playing them! It's a great game for ages 3+ (including adults).  Easy, fast, and even advantage for young and old alike.  I love that it's very portable, easy-to-carry and easy-to-play!  Spot It!  encourages development in the following skills. Skills: Visual Perception Speech & Language Focus & Attention Processing Speed 31 round cards … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Build A Bear and Lalaloopsy! (US, Ends 8/28)

We have been buying Build-A-Bear animals for years - nine years to be exact.  Going to Build-A-Bear is one of my daughter's favorite things in the w-h-o-l-e world.  We had one of her birthday parties there, it's a last-day-of-school tradition and we've even been to a Build-A-Bear in Puerto Rico.  Once in awhile an employee at Build-A-Bear will ask my daughter how many she has and I hold my breath.  But I'm not embarrassed by the count because … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Shaun the Sheep Movie Prize Pack! Critics and Families Agree – #ShauntheSheep is Best Movie of the Year! (US, Ends 8/13)

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lionsgate. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   What are you doing August 5th? Our whole family is going to see the Shaun the Sheep Movie! Okay, watch this clip and I DARE you not to smile! I can't wait to see Shaun the Sheep Movie!  Our whole family will be there on opening day, this movie really has … [Read more...]

Giveaway: DVD – Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip! (US, Ends 8/9)

Get ready to go back to school with the lovable little Peppa Pig! Peppa Pig is an award-winning animated series for preschool-aged children (ie a great cartoon!) that has been a favorite in Great Britain for years.  There is even a Peppa Pig Theme Park in Britain!  In 2011, the show came to Nick Jr. and Americans are falling in love with this adorable pig family.  Airing daily on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the hilarious adventures of … [Read more...]

Giveaway: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for XBox One (US, Ends 8/2)

Dare to be AMAZING! Calling all Spider-Man fans!  Have you seen the ActiVision game for XBox One, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"?  It looks phenomenal! What started out as the search for a killer very quickly becomes something so much more. In a unique story set alongside the events of the second film, Spider-Man discovers he's not the only one tracking down Manhattan's criminals. The underworld has been turned upside down with a one-man … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Nintendo 3DS Wipeout Create & Crash (US, Ends 7/28)

The competition begins now! Wipeout Create & Crash brings the fun and excitements of the popular Wipeout TV show inside your living room like never before with the all new Course Creator. Do you have what it takes to conquer the world-famous Big Balls? Go all in or you’ll WIPEOUT! GAME FEATURES: Create your own levels, and share them with your friends and family! Crash the courses as either fan-favorite or all-new character … [Read more...]

Watch “Ever After High” on Netflix #StreamTeam

Me:  Do you want to watch "Ever After High" on Netflix? Rosie:  Are you SERIOUS? With a look that makes me think I have two heads... Rose:  OF COURSE! Have you seen "Ever After High"? "Ever wonder what happened to the storybook characters we grew up with like the Mad Hatter, Snow White, and the Evil Queen? Turns out they are parents now too, and their children are studying at the enchanted high school of Ever After High, a boarding … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Do you have someone with young children on your Holiday Shopping List this year?  I have a great suggestion!  I was first introduced to Laurie Berkner when my cousin gave me the CD,  Whaddaya Think of That?“ with the song We Are The Dinosaurs” and a note that said, “Children love this music and it doesn't drive adults crazy.”  And she was right, I love listening to Laurie Berkner as much as my daughter does.  We have spent many … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: HideAway Pets – A Snuggable, Huggable Friend for All Ages

My eight year old daughter did this review!  Rosie had seen HideAway Pets on television (and knew the theme song by heart) so when I mentioned that we had the opportunity to give them a test run, she was very excited.  Here's her review: HideAway Pets are snuggable, huggable friends that snap open to play, and when it’s time for bed or a nap, they curl up and hide away – doing double duty as the perfect pillow! The adorable new … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from KIDZ BOP

  My daughter loves KIDZ BOP products.  We have several of the CDs and they always hit all the right notes.  Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.  The CDs seem to hit on every one of the songs she is wanting!  KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. Over the past 12 years, KIDZ BOP has created the #1 music brand for kids, selling more than 14,000,000 albums. Since 2001, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Let’s Imagine Elmo! (US, Ends 10/8) New Toys for Under the Tree (If You Can Wait That Long)! #HasbroChicago

Hasbro included me in a fun event in Chicago recently to play, er, I mean try some of their newest toys.  How fun is that?  F-U-N, FUN!  My favorite was a new line from Playdoh called, DohVinci.  Cartridges of an all new compound similar to, but not quite exactly Playdoh, fit into a Styler that reminded me of a cake decorating frosting gun.  It came with tips, that let you make stars, hearts, flowers, or even butterflies.  Shhhh, don't … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Crystal Queen Prize Pack (US and Canada, Ends 9/6) 5 Benefits of Pretend Play

One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is to play "dress-up".  We put a special section in her play area for costumes that is like a small closet with it's own sturdy hang bar.  We also have always had a "costume bin" with hats, boas, wigs, and more.  When I was contacted by the company,Great Pretenders to do a post about the benefits of pretend play, I was excited to share my love of imaginative play.  They provided me with the … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit with Community Members!

Featuring 22 of the most talented Disney Infinity Toy Box designers from all over the world!  They will have exclusive access to the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box 2.0, meet the development team at Avalanche Software, including newly hired Community Level Designers (former community members) Crazybynick and Papa Echo and participate in a Toy Box Design Challenge for the chance to win a special Disney Infinity prize … [Read more...]