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Keeping Kids Creativity Flowing this Summer! #KeepBuilding

We are in the middle of a heat wave in Boston, and even the kids are water logged from the pool and choosing to lounge around in the air conditioning.  However I refuse to let them spend their summer stuck in front of a screen.
I want them to use their imaginations, be creative, and when needed follow directions.  Luckily their favorite activity, building with LEGO bricks, allows them to do all that!

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The Best Tech-Free Entertainment For Kids ~ Qixels!

I have a must have for your holiday’s wish list, Qixels!
Qixels is a creative activity set that uses little cubes that fuse together with blasts of water to create monsters, swords, ninjas, and more.

This is a great activity that had my boys using their imaginations to create characters and set up scenes creating an 8-bit world of warriors. 
The set is very easy to use.  Kids place the cubes on the holder in the design they would like, there are tons of stencils to choose from or they can create a figure of their own.  Once all the cubes are in position, the kids squirt them with water, and then use the amazing Turbo Dryer to dry the Qixels in record time.  Once dry the cubes are fused together!  Both Aidan and Anthony got the hang of it immediately without assistance.  You can watch the demo video here.
With the weather getting colder, the kids have been stuck in the house and as I run out of things to entertain them, they end up spending more and more time in front of a screen.  
I am always on the look out for great toys that will grab the attention of all my children, while keeping quality and price in mind.  Moose Toys really met the mark with Qixels.  
Qixels is a great way to get the kids playing and using there imagination while indoors.  The unique play pattern in Qixels inspires boys to be creative and hands-on as they construct their favorite pixelated characters using the design templates and their own imagination.
Aidan and Anthony both spent hours creating and laughing together, Qixels is definitely a must have on our Holiday Gift Guide.
Qixels are perfect for kids 5 years old and up.  They are available at both Target and ToysRUs and range in price from $9.99 to $19.99.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack Review #HolidayGiftGuide

This product was submitted for review by Activision, all opinions and stories are my own.
If you have a Skylanders fan in your family, then you probably know there is a new game out.  My boys are huge Skylanders fans.  It started years ago when my mother bought Anthony the original game “Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure”.  From that random gift spun a love for this video game that has had us at the store on countless weekends spending allowance money on every Skylander he could get his hands on.  From there, came Skylanders Giants, Trap Team, and Swap Force and over the years Anthony’s passion for the game rubbed off on his little brother Aidan.
Now we are reviewing Skylanders SuperChargers and as you can imagine I have some pretty excited boys on my hands.
About Skylanders SuperChargers:
Pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles and save Skylands! 

The theme of the game:
Kaos has unleashed his most evil weapon yet – the Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction. With all of Skylands on the verge of collapse, a special team called the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles. Now you and the SuperChargers must embark on epic adventures over land, under sea, and through the sky to stop Kaos and save Skylands!

Features:
Single-player Adventure Mode

New online multiplayer race and co-op modes. 
Local offline 2-player head-to-head racing in split screen
 Online competitive racing with up to 4 players playable in land, sea, and sky environment
Voice chat can be activated with friendsNintendo guest stars Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser
 


What the Kids Say:

“This is a really cool, the best part of this game version is being able to race”.
The kids have been loving the different vehicles available and the new Skylanders.

Like past Skylanders games, This was a huge hit in our family and a definite thumbs up!
A perfect addition to the Holiday Gift Guide!  If you have a young gamer on your list, make sure you pick up Skylanders SuperChargers.

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