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Magformers Maggy's House Set STEM Learning Through Play @MAGFORMERSLLC #Sponsored #GiftGuide #Magformers

8/31/20
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Magformers Maggy's House Set



Are you looking for fun STEM learning opportunities now that many kids are starting virtual school at home? My first grader loves Magformers!  Magformers are magnetic geometric shapes that inspire creativity and assist with 3D brain development.  I love that not only is my child having fun, but she has some much needed screen-free play time.


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We were sent Maggy's House set  for ages three and up with multiple build options. It contains 33 pieces along with a building idea booklet and you can build over 26 models.  This set connects with other mini house sets: Minibot the robot chef, Milo the dog and Max the boy. for even more fun! 


STEM toys, Magnet toys, holiday gifts for kids

Magformers are high quality durable construction with powerful magnets that stay put when you build with them.  Your children will learn spatial awareness, identify geometric shapes, and how magnets repel and attract.


STEM toys, STEM learning, holiday gifts for kids, magnet toys

Although this line is aimed at beginning preschool builders, it appeals to older children too as it can be used with other sets.


STEM toys, STEM learning, holiday gifts for kids, magnet toys
STEM toys, STEM learning, holiday gifts for kids, magnet toys




Maggy’s House Features
  • Makes 26 different magnetic models, idea booklet included
  • Contains 17 magnetic Magformers shapes, 15 accessories, and a girl character figurine.
  • Home-making accessories include a bed, bath, tv, and windows – plus a car.
  • This 33-piece set is compatible with any other Magformers set but combines with the three other sets in the 2019 mini world seriesMinibot the robot chef, Milo the dog and Max the boy. When joined together all four sets make a series of mega-mansions.
  • Recommended for ages 3+

Check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for more holiday gift ideas!

STEM gifts for kids

Disney’s THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN Activity Packet @IvanMovie #TheOneAndOnlyIvan

8/27/20
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Do you enjoy movies that have been adapted from books?  Disney's The One and Only Ivan is based upon the book by Katherine Applegate, Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller.  

I was able to attend an author talk about the One and Only Ivan at The National Book Festival in 2013.  It is truly a beautiful book and I am looking forward to viewing the film.  Keep reading to find out how to download a fun The One and Only Ivan activity packet.

About The One and Only Ivan:



An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. 

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The One and Only Ivan

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. 

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The One and Only Ivan 

Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.

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The One and Only Ivan 

The film stars: Sam Rockwell as the voice of Ivan; Angelina Jolie as the voice of Stella; Danny DeVito as the voice of Bob the dog; Helen Mirren as the voice of Snickers the poodle; Brooklynn Prince as the voice of Ruby; Ramon Rodriquez as the mall employee George; Ariana Greenblatt as George’s daughter Julia; Chaka Khan as the voice of Henrietta the chicken; Mike White as the voice of Frankie the seal; Ron Funches as the voice of Murphy the rabbit; Phillipa Soo as the voice of Thelma the parrot; and Bryan Cranston as Mack, the mall’s owner. 

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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay by Mike White based on Applegate’s book and is produced by the late Allison Shearmur, Angelina Jolie and Brigham Taylor. Sue Baden-Powell and Thea Sharrock serve as executive producers.




Download The One and Only Ivan Activity Packet






Disney’s THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is now available on Disney+.


Nick Jr: Fantastic Fall DVD #Giveaway @nickelodeon

8/26/20
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Are you looking forward to fall weather and family fun?  I know we are!  If you have little ones who love Nick Jr. they will be sure to enjoy this new preschool DVD releasing on Sept 22nd.  Read on for a great giveaway for Nick Jr: Fantastic Fall.

Celebrate fun-filled fall moments in the brand-new DVD Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall! Featuring episodes from Nickelodeon’s hit series PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), Blaze and the Monster MachinesBubble GuppiesButterbean’s Café, and even two never-before-seen episodes of Blue’s Clues & You!, the DVD release lets fans join their favorite preschool pals on awesome autumn adventures. The Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall! DVD will be available from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on September 22, 2020, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall! episodes:
  • PAW Patrol: Pups Save Thanksgiving
  • Blue’s Clues & You!: Spooky Costume Party with Blue
  • Blue’s Clues & You!: Thankful with Blue
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Truck or Treat!
  • Bubble Guppies: Trick-or-Treat, Mr. Grumpfish!
  • Butterbean’s Café: Fairy Happy Thanksgiving!
Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall! synopsis:
The season filled with tricks, treats and thanks, is upon us! Help Josh and Blue figure out what Magenta wants to be for Halloween. Blaze and AJ are excited to “truck or treat,” but Crusher tries to steal their candy! Then, it’s time to give thanks as Josh plays Blue’s Clues to discover what Blue is thankful for. The PAW Patrol pups rescue Mayor Humdinger and his kittens from a bouncy Thanksgiving turkey. And The Bean Team shows Ms. Marmalady what Thanksgiving is all about. All of these adventures and more add up to one fantastic fall!





Giveaway:

One reader will win Nick Jr: Fantastic Fall on DVD


Paw Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Blues Clues and You, Bubble Guppies, preschool shows


**PLEASE NOTE: Shipping may be delayed due to world events. **

This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 9/11/2020 at 11:59 EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter.  One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **24 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible for prize delivery.

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 8/25/20

8/25/20
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It's been a bit quiet around here because we are gearing up for at-home school.  We're getting our learning area ready as well as school supplies and technology pick ups etc.  Whew! Check out all these great giveaways this week:

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

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DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild @dreamworks

8/21/20
Madagascar fans will be excited to learn that there is a new series debuting on Hulu and Peacock September 7th! DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild looks like an adorable show for your kids.


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Inspired by the blockbuster franchise, Madagascar, reunite with the fun-loving Zoo Crew - Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria - as they navigate the Central Park Zoo and the big city in the all-new series DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild, debuting on Hulu and Peacock September 7.

Filled with original music and dance worthy songs, the lovable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo steal the show in Madagascar: A Little Wild. Capturing the iconic personalities of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wild showcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures.

From executive producer Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) and co-executive producer Dana Starfield (Monster High: Welcome to Monster High), Madagascar: A Little Wild features the voices of Tucker Chandler (I Lost My Body) as “Alex,” Amir O’Neil (Mann and Wife) as “Marty,” Shaylin Becton (Fast & Furious: Spy Racers) as “Gloria,”  Luke Lowe (Big City Greens) as “Melman,” Jasmine Gatewood (Animal Kingdom) as “Kate” and Eric Petersen (Kirstie) as “Ant’Ney.”

From the moment that Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria set sail from New York City and landed on the infamous island deep in the Indian Ocean, fans have been transfixed by the unlikely friendship and globetrotting adventures of the beloved lion, zebra, giraffe and hippo. Spanning four feature films that have made more than $2.2 billion at the worldwide box-office, cherished shorts, holiday specials and the Emmy Award-winning series All Hail King Julien, the Madagascar franchise has dominated over the past 15 years. 
new series for kids streaming on Hulu Sept 7
kids series streaming on Peacock


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Be sure to tune in to Hulu and Peacock September 7th for DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild.

Goodnight Books for Kids #Giveaway @Love_MrsMommy

Fall is nearly here, which means back to school will be in full swing.  It's important to keep a routine with your children, which includes bed time rituals.  Your little ones will love these special stories from the Good Night Books series!  Keep reading to find out how to win this great kids books giveaway.



Giveaway

Sponsored By: Good Night Books



Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


Giveaway

About Good Night Books:
The Good Night Books Series have been around since 2005 and are written and illustrated perfectly for ages 0-5. They are printed in bright colors on high-quality board, to stand the test of time with those rough kid hands. The books I have owned (for many years), still look great and have withstood a LOT of love! 




2 Winners Will Receive:

2 Good Night Books of their choosing from the following titles:


Good Night Fire Engines

Good Night Mermaids

Good Night Campsite

Good Night Children's Museum 


Giveaway

Open to entrants from the United States and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 8/21 9:00AM EST through 9/21 11:59PM EST

Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 8/18/20

8/18/20
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Fall is almost here. Are you getting ready for school to start?  Check out all these great giveways, you might find something to help you get ready!

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 8/11/20

8/11/20
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August is just flying by!  Can't believe we'll be starting school soon.  Hope you are safe and well.  Check out all these great giveaways this week!

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Sweet Suite At Home Recap & Swag Unboxing @thetoyinsider #Sweetsuiteathome #sponsored

8/10/20
This was my first year attending Sweet Suite, a toy convention for bloggers, content creators and influencers to check out the hottest toys for the upcoming holiday season.   

It was virtual this year, due to the virus, but that didn't stop the biggest night of play from being an amazing event!  Thank you to the Toy Insider for sending us a Sweet Suite Swag Box.


The virtual environment was very impressive with booths for each brand.  You could use the floor plan to navigate or walk around and explore.  Each booth had information about their toy offerings as well as Zoom demonstrations. 

I was able to make a few individual appointments to speak one-on-one with toy reps as well as group demonstrations.  My nine year old daughter zoomed along with me as she was super excited to see all the new toys!

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There were so many brands to meet with and toys to see, that it was really like standing in a huge toy store not sure where to look first.  We didn't have a chance to get to every booth, but we got lots of great ideas for our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!    Keep reading to see our Sweet Suite at Home Swag unboxing.

Here were a few of our favorites:

Adventure Academy:  Online Learning for kids ages 8-13

online learning ages 8 to 13

My 9 year old loved how you can make your own avatar, interact with other kids, and complete quests!  I love that it covers so many skills and that it has great safety features to put parents' minds at ease.  This is so relevant right now with kids having to stay home and attend school virtually.  Thank you to Adventure Academy for providing us a full year of play through your giveaway!


Adventure Academy is an educational massively multiplayer online game (MMO) for elementary- and middle-school-age children. It features thousands of enjoyable learning activities that are discovered in an interactive virtual world where the more you explore, the more you learn. Expertly designed to create a highly engaging and educational environment, Adventure Academy focuses on building critical knowledge and skills in language arts, math, social studies, science, and more.


online learning for kids ages 8 to 13


Online Learning for kids ages 8-13



Basic Fun! Toys


Cutetitos Pizzaitos  available in September

• Cutetitos are now CHEESIER than ever, in brand new series 5 Pizzaitos! • Collect 12 all new animalitos in adorable prints and fun new pizza wraps!
 • Cutetitos Pizzaitos are adorable, super-soft, stuffed animals wrapped and hidden in a pizza blanket ready to be unrolled and discovered! 
• To find out if your Cutetito's personality is cheesy, so cheesy, extra cheesy, or super cheesy, just check out its "hot spot" - a pizza slice shaped icon you can find on its hip!
 • You will also get 1 of 4 unique pizza wraps – cheese, pepperoni, spicy, or even Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple! From a Turtlito to a Poodlito and even a Ladybugito, there are 12 brand new Cutetitos to collect in fun new patterns! 
• Some are SUPER RARE – can you find them? A pet collector card is included with additional information about your new pet including its species, name, birthday and "hot spot" cheese-o-meter rating.  

Sweet Suite at Home


Pound Puppies  available now

 • The original Pound Puppies are back with new authentic reproductions that look and feel just like everyone remembers! 
• Ready to be adopted and loved, there are a variety of puppies to choose from, with different facial and eye expressions, ear lengths and fur colors in an updated soft material
 • Each comes in a pet-carrier shaped package and includes a care sheet and official adoption papers

Sweet Suite at Home


We also attended a fun dance party with the Baha Men to "Who Let the Dogs Out".


Pound Puppies, Sweet Suite at Home


 Bandai

Tamagotchi ON Wonder Garden  available now (ages 6+)

● Two new colors: Lavender, Turquoise 
● New home screen
 ● New Room to change to
 ● Games IN YOUR TOWN o LIBRARY – keep track of the number of books lent out o DRESSMAKER – push the button to give the dressmaker energy to create a gorgeous dress
 ● Special Land: Wonder Garden o Exclusive characters: Yumemi-Alice, Kirarihatter
o New accessories, items, meals and snacks in Wonder Garden o In place of Magic Land/Fairy Land



Sweet Suite at Home



Playmobil  available now


PLAYMOBIL SCOOBY-DOO! Adventure in the Mystery Mansion (70361):  Scooby-Doo™, Fred™ & Daphne™ are on the case to investigate the secrets that lie inside the Mystery Mansion™. Spooky surprises await them in shadowy corners and creaky corridors, and nothing should be overlooked. Beware! A trap door, dangling chandelier, secret hideouts, hidden doors, and a trick staircase will keep the gang on their toes. With the help of the PLAYMOBIL app, ghosts and ghouls can be projected as a hologram on the ground floor. The light up coffin illuminates the ghost cards, giving the crew clues and bringing them closer to capturing the villain. Eeek! The coffin also comes with creepy and haunted sound effects to add to the eerie atmosphere.  The vampire's changing faces can be shocking, but once the crew unmasks him, the mystery is finally revealed! Playset includes Fred™, Daphne™, Scooby-Doo™, vampire, haunted mansion, coffin with projector and sound effects, three ghost cards, and many more accessories for an exciting adventure! Check it out here!
Sweet Suite at Home
PLAYMOBIL Back to the Future DeLorean (70317): When teenager Marty McFly is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Now you can climb in and travel through time with Marty in the DeLorean and experience his fantastic adventures, firsthand.  Based on the 1980s cult film trilogy, "Back to the Future," this set includes Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown in their 1985 outfits and Einstein the dog, as well as the legendary DeLorean DMC-12, equipped with a plutonium tank, flux capacitor, and dashboard time travel indicator. To switch to flight mode, all four wheels can be folded by 90 degrees.  Requires 2 x AAA batteries.  
Sweet Suite at Home


These were just a few of our favorites from Sweet Suite at Home.  We'll be sharing more on our social media channels and in our upcoming Holiday Gift Guide.  

Sweet Suite at Home Swag Unboxing:




Thank you to the Toy Insider and all of the brands for an amazing event!    You can follow The Toy Insider on social media for updates.
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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 8/4/20

8/4/20
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Hope your week is going well.  Check out all the great giveaways on our linky this week.

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

Featured Giveaways

Nickelodeon Kids DVD Bundle US only Ends 8/4

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