Tuesday, November 22, 2011

K'NEX Under The Sea Product Review

I once again was able to do a product review from K'Nex and once again I was surprised by the quality and the fun aspect of it for my little one.

This time I was sent the: Under The Sea Friends Building Set

From the site:

Your child can have a blast exploring the ocean with his fantastical undersea friends! With 48 building pieces including blocks, rods, connectors, personality parts, and NEW KID'NEX figures, your child can simultaneously build two giant fish, a scuba diver, swimmer, and other underwater attractions. Building set comes in easily portable box with handle so that you can take the fun with you! Encourage your child's imagination with ten suggested alternate builds.
  • 48 KID K'NEX pieces including blocks, rods, connectors, personality parts, and NEW scuba diver/swimmer figures.
  • Perfect well-rounded building and playing experience for kids ages 3+
  • Includes ideas for ten alternate builds.

She had been waiting patiently since the box arrived to crack it open and get to playing.  I was impressed by her self-control not to just rip the box open. :-)

My thoughts:

As you can see from the above pieces that they are good size and easy for little fingers to grasp.  She was able to snap them together without much assistance or interference from Mom.

I found that this toy allowed her to play on her own and I just had to snap the pictures.  She wasn't able to follow completely along with the directions/suggestions on what to build, she was close on them, but sometimes chose the wrong size, but with a little assistance from me she was able to create replicas of what was on the box and in the direction sheet that is included with the toy. 

She really loved the toy and continues to play with the pieces, I love the fact that it is easy clean-up (only 48 pieces), easy for the little ones to play with, some of the pieces are flexible which makes them easier to use, all around this toy is just plain fun. 

I believe her favorite parts were the new Kid'Nex figures, as she seems to be carrying one of them with her where ever we go now.

On the box it states for children 3+, but I found, which is the one thing that wasn't tops for me, that a few of the pieces are smaller and do present a choking hazard (which by the way is pointed out both on the website and the box).  Even my little one still likes to stick things in her mouth, so when they have the little pieces in their hands, they should really be watched.

All and all, I believe K'Nex has hit a home run with this toy.  My little girl loved it. It lets a child's imagination run wild, and lets them create on their own. It is reasonably priced, so if you start losing pieces, you can easily replace them.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank K'Nex again for allowing me to do this product review for them. 

If you want to check them out (and I know you do), you can go to their website or you can find them on facebook (stop by and say hi to them and check them out).

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this product review.  All words written (except for the above quote, which was credited to K'Nex) are my own.  I did, however, receive the above mentioned product so that we (my little one and I) could do a proper product review.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Sure, give her the spatula after you are done mixing the brownie mix.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chick-fil-​A Cow Plush Giveaway (ends 11/30/11 at 11:59 p.m. est)

Have you heard? Well if you haven't, you have now.

Cow Watches are coming to Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals! During the holidays Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals are featuring the never before seen Cow Watches to reach families with a simple and fun message: In your busy holiday season make sure to stop and take a few moments together as a family to spend quality “time” with one another. The Chick-fil-A Cow Watch widget is available now with fun and enriching activities, worksheets and quizzes so that your family (and readers!) can share in the holiday fun!
How awesomely cool is that?  I thought that you would say that it is.  What a great message it spreads.  Family time.  The holidays should be all about spending time with your family and friends and not worrying about who got what and if they like the present you got them. 

Check out the widget below.  There are worksheets, there is fun activities, quizzes and more. 

It is a blast and you can win.  Yes, two of my readers will have the opportunity to win one of those adorable Chick-fil-A Cow plushes.  So take the quiz and you'll put your name in the hat for a chance to win.

Good luck and thank you to Partners Hub about contacting me to host this giveaway.

Check out your local Chick-fil-A for availability: http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no compensation or product for hosting this giveaway.  Except for quoted paragraph all opinions expressed are my own.

Just a note: Because these giveaways are time sensitive, the two winner's will only have 24 hours to respond to my email before alternate winner's will be chosen.  Thanks.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Giveaway (ends 11/28/11 @ 11:59 p.m. est)

Are you a Harry Potter freak?!?  Do you know more about the Harry Potter movies then you do about current events?!?  Do you live and breath Harry Potter?!? Then I have the giveaway for you.  Yes, you!!!!

The final face-off between good and evil is finally upon us as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released on DVD November 11, 2011, just in time for the holidays! Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as they do battle against Voldemort in the epic conclusion to the film series everyone is talking about!

So, would you love to win a DVD copy of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD?

Entry is simple:

Just take the Harry Potter quiz from the widget below and post your results in the comment section of the rafflecopter form.  Of course, there are extra entries, and I hope that you do some of them as well.

Good luck and thank you to Partners Hub for contacting me about hosting this giveaway.

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no compensation for hosting this giveaway.