31 Jan

LeapFrog – Learning DVD Set

LeapFrog is a regular on MWV.  I really love their age appropriate educational toys, many of which can be used for a long period of time while your child develops and learns new things.  One such item that I recently received for review is the LeapFrog – Learning DVD Set.  This set comes with 3 learning movies, and some flash cards.

The movies are as follows:

Talking Words Factory: Reading Skills

  • The Alphabet
  • Phonics Skills
  • Word Building

Let’s Go to School: PreSchool Skills

  • Phonics Skills
  • Counting
  • Anamials

Letter Factory: Early Reading Skills

  • The Alphabet
  • Letter names
  • Letter sounds

My daughter is still a little too young to get the LeapFrog movies, but I have played the Let’s Go to School DVD for her, and the songs keep her attention for a few minutes (she dances).  But what she does love about the set is the Flash Cards that came with the package.  There are flashcards from A – Z that are a little larger than a regular set of cards.  I say each letter outloud, and she tries her best to repeat it.  It sounds something like this:

Me: “A”

G: “aayyyeee”

Me: “B”

G: “aayyyeee”

Do I need to keep going?  I think you get the picture, everything is “aayyyeee”, until we get up to L,M,N,O,P, for some reason she can babel her way through something that sounds like L,M,N,O,P. (Well at least to me)

She also loves hanging onto the cards, she sees how many she can put in each of her hands, and carry them around.  The cards are also colour coded, with each set of letters, such as “A,B,C,D” being yellow and so on.

Although she is not yet ready for the DVD’s, the set is still age appropriate because she loves the flash cards, and she will grow into the DVD’s shortly.

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29 Jan

GummyLump – Melissa & Doug Lemonade Stand & accessories – CLOSED

GummyLump is an online store that features unique high quality toys for children ages newborn to six years.  They carry brand names such as Melissa & Doug, Haba, and Gund, just to name a few.  These are all companies that we (as parents) can’t help but love.

For review, GummyLump sent the Melissa & Doug Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand.  Melissa & Doug feature products that are mostly wooden, eco-friendly and all natural.  They are doing their part to help keep this world a better place for our kids.  The Grocery Store/Lemonade stand is no exception to the quality products that Melissa & Doug, and GummyLump carry.  I can’t tell you how impressed my family was with the quality of this “children’s” toy.   It took nearly a full episode of  “The Bachelor” for my mother and I to put it together (this could have had something to do with not reading the first page of the instructions and seeing that the kit came with it’s own Allen key). Once we found the Allen key, it was a lot quicker to put the stand together.  **Note to self, make sure to read full instructions before putting children’s toys together, it makes things a lot easier.

Once the stand was up, and we put the little green baskets in their place, we were very impressed with the end result.  Although this is meant to be just a kids play toy, it is very sturdy and I know in a few years time, this is going to be something my daughter is going to use outside and sell real lemonade with for 25 cents.  It looks so professional, I bet she could sell her lemonade for $1 .

The set also came with some fruits and vegetables to put in her grocery store.  She loves playing with the carrots, lemons and peaches.  She carries them around the house, and sees where she can hide them – I am finding these things in the most bizarre places (under the radiator).  The packages of fruit comes with 6 same fruit to a pack.  The quality of the fruit is better than the fake fruit you will find at the department store.

Along with great products, GummyLump also has excellent customer service.  I have had a very positive experience in dealing with Linda, she is very quick to email and always a pleasure to correspond with. Most of the products at GummyLump are award winning toys that your kids ages 0 – 6 will love.

Buy it: To purchase the Lemonade Stand/Grocery storeor for other play food toys visit GummyLump.com

Giveaway: One lucky reader is going to receive a Grocery Store/ Lemonade Stand & a few packs of fruits and veggies (~$140)

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28 Jan

Sharkeys Cuts for Kids – Free Hair Cut – CLOSED

I love a good hair cut.  Going to a salon and having someone massage your head and play with your hair for an hour is so relaxing, not to mention getting a full hour to myself without being crawled on a busy toddler.  I can’t understand why children have such an opposition to get their hair cut.  Maybe it’s because they can think of a 1000 other things they would like to be doing other than sitting in a chair doing nothing – what a waist of time right.  (Oh how times change).

Sharkeys Cuts for Kids, is a franchise that makes hair cuts for kids (and moms and dads) fun!  There is a Sharkeys Cuts for Kids in Bedford, Nova Scotia, this is within the Halifax Regional Municipality.  I recently went to Sharkeys for a Mom get together (because they have super cute meeting rooms as well), and my jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw this place.  I had no idea at all that such places existed for hair cuts – for kids.  So what’s all the fuss about?!?

Sharkeys Cuts for Kids makes hair cuts fun – I recently went to Sharkeys for my daughters first haircut.  Rather than sitting in a regular black chair to get a hair cut, she sat in a Barbie Jeep, and watched Tree House.  They also have yellow Hummer or a #8 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR cars.  Children can pretend to drive around and watch themselves in the mirror while they get a hair do.  Less moving around means a better cut too.  I was very impressed at both how well my daughter did, and how great the cut looked.  She even got pigtails!  We also received a certificate and a lock of hair for her baby book.

For the older kids, Sharkeys Cuts for Kids also has Play Station 3′ s and X Box 360’s with 42′ flat screen tv’s that your child can play while getting a hair cut.  Many dads beg to bring their kids to Sharkeys so while their children are getting their hair cut, they can play a few minutes of uninterrupted Halo.

After your child is done their haircut, the boys can get a temporary tattoo and the girls can get their nails painted (all included in the experience)!  From start to finish, Sharkeys has all things covered, making haircuts a positive experience.

Sharkeys also has an artists room where kids can get together for classes and be creative.  They also have a beautiful Princess Glam Party room!  This room is fantastic, with huge wall to wall mirrors with spot lights, and many many many dresses for girls to pick from and then the girls can get their makeup and hairdo all ready for a big show.  The huge room has a mini stage with a karaoke machine and a camera to tape the show along  with a huge TV to watch it live.  This place is amazing for a young girl to have a birthday party.  The wall of fame with all the happy birthday girls party is sure to convenience anyone that the parties are a huge success.

Sharkeys Cuts for Kids also has toys and accessories for sale in their “salon”, one item that is really cool is the Tracksters.  I’m sure everyone knows about the interactive plush toys that girls can get.  The one where you have a physical toy that also has an online identity.  Most of those toys are for girls, but Tracksters is the same idea with dinky cars for boys.  Your boys will love it – they have a physical and virtual toy to play with.

For a haircut, and lots of fun everyone will have a good time at Sharkeys Cuts for Kids

Visit Sharkeys Cuts for Kids at 30 Damascus Road, Bedford, Nova Scotia!

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28 Jan

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27 Jan

Wonder Hanger – CLOSED

Closet space is at a premium in our house.  As my Dad calls it, we have  a “hers & hers walk in closet”.  Ok, it’s not that bad, but my clothing does take up a heck of a lot more space than my husbands.  He has one little section in our walk in, and due to the Wonder Hanger, his little section just got smaller – but mine did too!

The Wonder Hanger was very easy to set up and very exciting to put in our closet to see how well the system actually worked.  My husband wears mostly golf and dress shirts for work, so it was very easy to test out the Wonder Hanger on his side.  Each Wonder Hanger is able to hold 5 garments on any hanger (although I did find it looked neater with all the same hanger, but it didn’t matter much at all).  There are 5 wonder hangers in each pack, so if you do the math, 5 x 5, carry the one,,, there you have it, 25 garments for 1 package.  It really made my husbands side look extra neat and tidy, and did clear up a lot of space to put more of my things on his side.

However, on my side of the closet there are 2 horizontal bars (one is up high, the other is lower), I have founds that when I put some longer clothing on the Wonder Hanger on the top bar, it will land on top of the shelf of the lower bar. Not much of a big deal, but it doesn’t look as neat and tidy as my husbands side.  However, it has given me more space to go out and buy more clothes.

When putting clothes away, It is easiest to put your clothes back on the Wonder Hanger when both rings are on the bar.

Having a neat and tidy closet is not something many people can say they have.  I’m not saying that mine is completely neat and tidy by any means, but the Wonder Hanger sure has helped the situation.

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25 Jan

Cover Your Hair! – $25 Gift Pack – CLOSED

As you all should know by now, I hate winter!  Most of the things that I have received so far that are winter related, have been for my daughter. This time, I received something for myself to keep me looking fashionable and warm during this dreadful season!

I received a hat and scarf set from Cover Your Hair, and it is something to look forward wearing to when I go out in the cold.  I am not normally a hat kinda girl, sure I wear a toque in the winter to keep my head and ears warm, but I don’t look like a supermodel or anything with them on.  However,  with my matching hat and scarf set from Cover Your Hair, I look and feel like I belong in a fashion magazine!

The cute little plaid hat has a small brim and goes low enough to cover my ears, if I want it to.  It is fuzzy and warm, and looks absolutely adorable  (yes, I even thinks it looks adorable on me).  The scarf makes for a wonderful matching piece, and is large enough to fold in half and put around my neck through the loop I created by folding it in half.  The scarf is made from the same material, and is just as fluffy and warm.

Now, I know I said I thought this set looked adorable on me, but I know others think it too because I get so many compliments when I wear this set.  At first I was just getting compliments from my mother and husband, but that’s because I hadn’t worn in outside yet.  On the first day I wore it to work, I had an endless amount of positive compliments on the set (particularity the hat).  Most said that I looked absolutely adorable in it and the hat was very flattering.  After getting so many positive compliments, I started to think, “hum, maybe people are just saying these wonderful things to be nice.”  However, I knew it had to be true when one of my coworkers who normally would never say a thing negative or positive about anyone or anything told me they loved my hat!

Winter in Canada is a very difficult season to get through.  Getting all bundled up just to get the mail or to make a quick stop at the store is quite a chore.  However, when I wear my Cover Your Hair hat and scarf set, it doesn’t feel so bad, because I know I look good and I feel good too.  In fact, I love my hat so much I frequently wear it inside just for fashion!

But wait here is the best part (ok that totally sounded like an infomercial), this set is on sale for only $16.09!  AN INCREDIBLE PRICE (at least I think so)!

Cover Your Hair has a wide range of affordable hair accessories for women and girls.  Their prices are more than fair, and they have a wide range of items available in many different colours and styles.

Buy it: To Purchase, visit Cover Your Hair online

Giveaway: One lucky MWV reader is going to win a Gift Pack of accessories worth $25

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Giveaway closes February 5th @11:59 pm PST.  Open Worldwide

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