Dino Fun Buddy

Does your budding paleontologist have a love of reciting dinosaur facts?  Do they quiz you constantly about dino this and dino that?  Dinosaur Train fans (and their grownups) will love the Dino Fun Buddy toy from Learning Curve- he’s the beloved Buddy we know from Dinosaur Train (PBS Kids) but he’s got a little extra fun- he’s got some pretty neat dinosaur themed train tickets in his removable backpack which will tell your little dino lover 120+ amazing dinosaur facts and phrases.  Buddy’s holding a clock that you can slide each train ticket into and hear some pretty cool dino facts when you press on the clock face!!

This is such a fun toy, and we’re learning (yes, even This Mama Loves to learn…) lots of fun facts about dinosaurs.  (This mama is thankful because I’m also learning how to correctly pronounce many of the dinosaurs’ names properly now- oh, have I slaughtered them previously!!)  Buddy is no small toy, just a head’s up- he’s kind of a big toy but he’s so cute, who wouldn’t mind seeing him atop their little one’s dresser or bookshelf? [click to continue…]

Educational Insights Tuff Scope Review and Giveaway

I am always on the lookout for interesting/science related activities and games for my 5 year old. He just loves everything nature and science, but many of the products out there are for older children. I think it is particularly important to engage children in math/science during the summer months. Not only is it the perfect time to get out in nature and explore, but it keeps those little minds actively working during the long school break. Educational Insights is our FAVORITE educational toys website and they always have a great selection of unique toys and activities. I was thrilled at the opportunity to review their GeoSafari Tuff Scope. This is a microscope designed for the younger crowd (ages 5 and up). It is the perfect summertime science activity for little ones. Not only does it engage thinking skills but facilitates imagination and exploration. The Tuff Scope magnifys objects up to 400x their original size. Not only can it be used as a standard microscope, but it can also be removed from the base for on the go fun! What a great idea. Simply send your kids outdoors to explore on their own and see what they discover. This item has the capability to be used with the GeoSafari® Tuff Cam digital video camera, allowing the GeoSafari® Tuff Scope to be used as a digital microscope. When used this way, magnified images can be projected onto a computer screen or projector. [click to continue…]