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Holiday Gift Guide 2014 ~ Gift Ideas for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide ~ 2014
Kids Gift Ideas

 1. *Strato-Slam Rocket Battle Blast
Review / Buy It
2. Zoomer Dino
3. *Smartphone Science
Review / Buy It
4. Spy Gear – Ultra Range Walkie Talkie
5. Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Blaster
6. *Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Video Game
7. *CitiBlocs 300 piece Natural Building Blocks
Review / Buy It
8. Animal Planet Infared Smoke Breathing Dragon
9. *Sno-Man Kit
10. Disney INFINITY 2.0 Edition
11. LEGO Minecraft Sets
12. Educational Insights Nancy B’S Science Club Moonscope

1. Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset
2. Zoomer Zuppies Interactive Puppy
3. *Beados Quick Dry Design Station
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4. *DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit
5. Kinetic Sand – Sandbox & Molds Activity Set
6. Deluxe Light Up Flutterbye Fairy
7. LEGO Friends Sets
8. *Lalaloopsy Baking Oven
9. Chatsters – Gabby Interactive Doll
10. *Little Live Pets Bird Cage
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11. My First Disney Princess Frozen Elsa Singing Doll
12. *Hello KittyBluetooth Speaker

1. Spin ‘N Saucer – Get ready for some out of this world fun with the Spin ‘N Saucer from Radio Flyer. Equipped with EZ-glide wheels for 360 degree movement, children are free to create their own motion and can move in any direction and there is no getting stuck.
2. Schwinn Balance Bike – The 12″ Schwinn balance bike offers a unique foot to floor design which inspires confidence while teaching the fundamentals of balance. Air tires and tube for a easy roll, adjustable seat height for the growing child and adjustable handlebars.
3. Fisher-Price Power Wheels – If your child loves exploring and playing “grown-up”, the Fisher-Price Kawasaki KFX is the perfect ride-on-ATV for go-anywhere action! Ruts, wet grass, gravel, even mud? Bring it on! Learning to operate the Kawasaki KFX is a breeze. The vehicle’s low profile, foot rests and comfortable seat makes for effortless on and off.
4. Fisher-Price Dune Racer – Made to take your little adventurers across all manner of surfaces, so let’s hope they limit themselves to grass, dirt and driveway, and don’t try to drive over their sister’s dollhouse.
5. * PlasmaCar –  The streamlined and colorful PlasmaCar requires no batteries, gears, or pedals–simply hop on and go. Turning the steering wheel propels the vehicle forward and steers it as well. The easy operation will have your child driving, turning, and cruising all over the house in no time.
1. * Yoga Spinner – Spin the spinner and start the fun as you perform the poses that appear on the cards.
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2. * Classic Trouble – The classic game of Trouble as you remember it! Be the first player to move all four of your pegs around the game board into Finish and you win!
3. Connect 4 – Challenge a friend to rule the grid in Connect 4 Classic Grid, the game where strategy drives the competition! Line ‘em up and go for the win! Choose the gold discs or the red discs and drop them into the grid. When you get 4 discs in a row, you win.
4. * Jenga Throw ‘N Go – Gameplay is classic Jenga block stacking fun with a colorful twist. Players roll the die to determine which block they need to remove or they can reverse the action and force an opponent to remove one or two blocks!
5. * Spot it! Alphabet Disney Frozen – Journey with Elsa and Anna, along with an enchanting cast, as they match images and letters.
6. Monopoly Junior – Pass Go, take a Chance card, and you might just build the property of your dreams…or you might end up in Jail! Whatever happens, it’s fun all the way to the top! And now kids can join in the excitement with the fast and fun Monopoly Junior game.
7. * Tile Lock Scrabble – Clever board design “locks’ tiles in place. Convenient size board, tiles and racks make it great for travel!
8. * Aggravation – Two to six players compete in this classic race around the board from Base to Home. Take shortcuts to zip ahead. Or, try the super shortcut to shoot across the board.
9. * Pass The Pigs Pig Party – Now up to 4 players can play ALL at once – WITH HOT NEW COLORED PIGS! Four pairs of Pigs are included. It’s Pass The Pigs and MORE! More pigs, more points and more fun!
1. * FabKids – A beautiful outfit delivered to your door every month!
2. * Animal Trackers – Monthly animal activities and learning!
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3. Little Passports – Monthly adventures around the globe!
(Items with * had samples submitted for consideration all opinions and inclusion are based 100% on my opinion)

Frecklebox Personalized Gifts for Kids ~ Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

 *Complementary items were received to help facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% my own*
 There’s something about having your name on stuff that kids love and Anthony loves his Frecklebox personalized Lunchbox and Sketchbook!
Frecklebox is the perfect place to get all your personalized gifts for kids this year.  Their lunchboxes are high quality with a wide selection of adorable designs.  Plus best of all, they have a chalkboard on the inner cover!  With Frecklebox there’s no need to write your notes on paper to get lost in your child’s lunch, these lunchboxes let you write right on them. 

Anthony is into skateboarding so he chose this cool red design, however Frecklebox offers countless designs for both boys and girls of all ages.

The coordinating personalized sketchbook is a fun place for kids to keep all their art, writing, and doodles.
Anthony loves to draw and practice his writing so this sketchbook has become a permanent fixture in his backpack.

I am now officially a fan of Frecklebox for all my kids, I cant wait to get Lilly a complete set of personalized fun in the rainbow chevron print!  It’s so cute and girly, just like her.

Enter to Win a $30 E-Gift Card to Frecklebox
Giveaway ends November 16th 2014

 *Complementary items were received to help facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% my own*


Kidz Gear Headset – Colored Headphones with Microphone for Kids – Review and Giveaway #GiftGuide2014

*Product was provided to aid in product review and giveaway, All opinions are always 100% my own*
 Kidz Gear has come out with a great new headset for kids!  These headsets are wired headphones with a boom microphone and are perfect for little ears.  KidzControl volume control headphones wont let your child turn the volume up to loud, so their hearing wont be effected and they wont experience ear pain.

The headsets fold perfectly and fit into the KidzGear carrying cases that are only $5.99, and a perfect way to pack the set away for travel or just to keep it clean and safe at home.  KidzGear also offers headphone splitter cables for $5.99, however you receive a splitter cable free with the purchase of two headsets.  This is perfect for when both twins are on the computer or watching movies on the iPad.  These will be saving me from several headaches on our next road trip.

Lilly absolutely loves her new headphones.  She has been using them every time she uses the computer or iPad.  Which I like because I don’t have to listen to ABC mouse while I’m trying to concentrate on something.  The Boom Microphone is also perfect, we facetime with my brother who lives in South Carolina a lot and Skype with family in Brazil frequently.  Lilly loves the independence of turning on her headphones and having her own conversation with Uncle or her Tia’s.
 There is a volume button on the wire that allows easy access to volume control.  The headset is also very soft and comfortable, Lilly has sensory issues and I worried about whether she would have a problem with keeping these on her ears or not.  However they are so soft and adjustable that she says they are completely comfortable.
So what’s better for a kid than their own headset with a microphone?  A cool colored headset with a microphone!  KidzGear Headsets come in a bunch of fun colors and the new headsets with Boom microphones come in Grey, Blue, and Pink.
Retail Price is $19.99 for standard headsets and $29.99 for the new headsets with microphone attached.  They are available on the KidzGear website.
Enter to win a KidzGear Headset, Carrying Case, and Splitter Cable of your own!
Giveaway ends: October 27, 2014
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 *Product was provided to aid in product review and giveaway, All opinions are always 100% my own*


ChewiGem for the Need to Chew! Fashionable Sensory Chewable Jewelry ~ Review and Giveaway

*Thank you to ChewiGem for Sponsoring this post and giveaway*
 As a mom of children with sensory processing issues who are also on the autism spectrum I’ve been dealing with my kids mouthing objects for a long time.  The collar of the shirt gets chewed on, the toy they were playing with ends up with teeth marks, or the top of a pencil, everything ends up in their mouth!  I remember the day I talked to Aidan’s therapist about the chewing and her handing me a white rubber toothbrush looking chew toy.  My mind immediately went to, “this is a dog toy”  and I honestly never gave it to Aidan or Lilly. 
The thing with mouthing and chewing items is that you don’t really realize how much of it is sensory until a child is outgrowing their toddler years.  When a child is two or even three and he puts a toy in his mouth, you assume its part of being a toddler.  However when a four or five year old, is still putting toys in their mouth you know there’s an issue.  Unfortunately this is also an age that kids are venturing out, kids are starting preschool or kindergarten, kids are making friends and realizing what is the social norm and what isn’t. 
As an autism mom I want to raise my children as main stream as possible, and to me sending my five year old off to school with a piece of rubber that I could totally mistake for a toy I’d throw at my puppy just didn’t seem right. 
I recently learned about ChewiGem through this review and I am very excited.  I know as my children progress through school the needs of their sensory processing disorder will become an issue that they will need to self regulate and instead of chewing on clothes, hair, or pencils, having ChewiGem as an option will be a great relief.  The jewelry is fun and funky in design so that no one would guess that it is a therapy item and my kids are excited to wear them, however they are durable and safe enough that these items are very usable.

products are made of FDA approved silicone and are lead, latex, BPA, PVC and phthalate free
When a child or adult with additional needs is better able to focus and self soothe, their confidence level increases while their anxiety level decreases
Prices Range from $14.95-$19.95 depending on Design Choice
 Enter to win a ChewiGem Necklace or Bracelet
Giveaway Ends: October 14th, 2014 
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Father’s Day 2014 Gift Guide

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