REVEW: Rock ‘N Learn DVDs

Rock n Learn has a huge line of educational videos for children ranging from intro to Kindergarten to multiplication and science. We received a bunch of videos from Rock n Learn a while ago and recently we received Alphabet Exercise and Letter Sounds. My daughter, who is 4, enjoyed watching these dvd’s. I have to say, I found them a little bit on the cheesy side. However, if she enjoys watching something that has an educational side to it, I am all for it! When one of the videos got to the “how to print” section, my daughter was so … Continue reading

REVIEW: Nutrition CD Jump with Jill

My family loves music! Both my husband and I have musical backgrounds and both of us have a dream that our children will share that love with us. Being a former Kindergarten teacher, I also have a secret love for children’s music. I love to sing and children’s songs are so easy to sing along to. Of course, I don’t listen to children’s music by choice unless my children are with me (just had to clarify that). I am always super keen to hear new music that is made for children so when I was contacted about a cd called … Continue reading

Product Review: Piggy Paint

Finally, a non-toxic nail polish that is safe for kids (and adults alike). Piggy Paint is a nail polish that is non-toxic, water-based formula that is hypoallergenic and has a durable finish. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone. It comes in a variety of colours and dries quickly. The Mom who created this product makes three great suggestions on her website for how nail polish can actually be educational. It can allow for fine motor practice if you are willing to let your child paint their own nails (or yours if you’re super … Continue reading

Movie Review: Beethoven’s Big Break DVD

Scheduled to come out on DVD on December 26th, 2008 is the fun children’s movie: Beethoven’s Big Break. I had the opportunity to watch the movie prior to its release date. Although it’s a busy and crazy time of year, I somehow managed to watch this movie, in sections I will add, while I fed son. Movie SynopsisAlthough animal handler Eddie works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy and won’t let his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies. But when dog-nappers steal the canine star of the movie … Continue reading

Funky Monkey Snacks

Have you ever heard of Funky Monkey Snacks? These yummy, healthy and nutritious snacks can be ordered online at Funky Monkey snacks are freeze dried fruit – all natural, with no added sugar, preservatives, colors or flavors. They are gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free. They come in four delicious flavors: Bananamon (banana and cinnamon), Carnaval Mix (banana, pineapple, apple, papaya and raisins), Jivealime (pineapple and lime juice) and Purple Funk (banana and acai berries). My daughter loved her individual snack packets! It was a healthy snack that was so delicious, she called it a treat. I especially liked the fact … Continue reading

School Zone Workbooks

School Zone provided me with two workbooks to test out on my three year old daughter. Big Alphabet Workbook The Big Alphabet Workbook is just that: BIG! It is a HUGE workbook with activities such as letter recognition, beginning sounds and manuscript writing geared for children aged 3-5. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I have to say that I am not a HUGE fan of traditional “worksheets” in order to teach these skills, however, some children really do love doing them and if that is the case, this book is definitely for them. It is also great for those children … Continue reading

Get Set For Life Tour presented by Kids’ CBC

Our family had the privilege of seeing the dress rehearsal for the Get Set For Life Tour in Toronto, presented by Kids’ CBC this weekend. I think this just may have been the highlight of my 2 1/2 year old daughter’s life thus far! She got to see two of her favourite television characters (Curious George and Bo from Bo on the Go) LIVE! The show was hosted by Sid and Patty and featured Curious George, Bo on the Go along with many other Kids’ CBC characters such as Mamma Yamma, Saumon de Champlain, Drumheller and Captain Claw. The children … Continue reading