Toys & Games

Boredom Busters:  Word Games from Educational Insights

Boredom Busters: Word Games from Educational Insights

Summer always seems to be a big time for games in our house. We typically have Family Game Night on Friday night. In the summer, we play games on the back deck, take games to the pool and also when we travel. Games are such a great way to enjoy the nice weather and to(…)

Boredom Busters:  Word Games

Boredom Busters: Word Games

How many times have you heard, “I’m bored” already this summer?  We’re featuring word games that will keep the kids occupied and their brains buzzing.  No need to worry about “summer slide” with these fun activities for the kids! Crazy Letters Mindware games brings us Crazy Letters, a topsy-turvy word game.  This game is the fast-paced word(…)

Battleship: Pirates of the Caribbean Edition

Battleship: Pirates of the Caribbean Edition

We love games at our house and we love Pirates of the Caribbean.  We were super excited to hear that USAopoly was coming out with a Pirates Yahtzee game as well as a Battleship version.  Thanks to USAopoly for sending over a Battleship game for us to play with.  All opinions are my own! This(…)

Boredom Buster:  Monster Trap

Boredom Buster: Monster Trap

The kids have been out of school in most states now for at least a week or two and we are wondering how many are already saying, “I’m bored.” It’s time to tame the beast and trap a monster in this great board game from Thames & Kosmos. Special thanks to Thames & Kosmos for(…)

Get into STEM with Vex Robotics Zip Flyer

Get into STEM with Vex Robotics Zip Flyer

Vex Robotics Zip Flyer We love to tinker with gadgets at our house and if we can build it, all the better. We are also really into STEM and STEAM activities as there is a future engineer in the house who is looking at colleges. When HexBug offered to send along their Zip Flyer Launcher,(…)

Boredom Busters: CAT Dump Truck Floor Puzzle

Boredom Busters: CAT Dump Truck Floor Puzzle

As an adult, I want to drive one of these, as a kid, I use to play with the toy version.  I don’t think we ever grow out of the “big toy phase.”  Now, there is a way for parents and kids to have fun with a Caterpilar Dump Truck and that is putting one(…)