Showing posts with label Ages 7 & up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ages 7 & up. Show all posts

Exploding Kittens Card Game Pros and Cons

Exploding Kittens Card Game Pros and Cons
Do you think you would like to play a card game about kittens exploding with your kids? Yes, well…maybe, well how about goats? Read on to see if you would.

This is an extremely popular card game and has over 12,000 reviews on Amazon with around 75% five star ratings. Popular probably understates this game’s attraction.

Exploding Kittens is a card game with a pack of 56 card which players draw until someone pulls up the Exploding Kitten. The card then ‘explodes’ and the player is out of the game!

As with similar card games like UNO there are ways to ‘defuse’ your situation by collecting defuse cards to save you.

Players enlist the help of these cards in the form of laser pointers, catnip sandwiches or belly rub cards to distract the kitten card. Just like you would do with your real life kitty!

Celestron AstroMaster Refractor Telescope Review

Celestron AstroMaster Refractor Telescope Review
The Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope is shown to be a perfect gift for not only kids, but adults as well.

It boasts being able to see not only the moon, but even the rings of Saturn!

If you are considering buying a telescope this year, find out if this Refractor Telescope is the right choice for you.

Should You Buy the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope?


To start out with the bad: 

The telescope is not as powerful as the commercials lead you to believe.

It's a great product for taking a look at the moon or close by stars, but not to see the moons of Jupiter as promised.

Most buyers compared the lens power to that of a pair of binoculars.

A few people even went as far as to said that they could see more detail of the moon with their binoculars than the actual telescope!

ThinkFun Rush Hour Logic Game

ThinkFun Rush Hour Logic Game
Your little one acts as a traffic cop helping the little red car get out of gridlock.

Improving both eye hand coordination and motor skills, as well as problem solving abilities, the ThinkFun Rush Hour is a beneficial logic game for young minds.

The challenging and fun game comes with dozens of preset challenges and solutions from beginner to expert, so youngsters of all mental ability levels are effectively challenged.

The red car needs help getting where he is going, so let's set up the ThinkFun Rush Hour logic game and see just how it works.

Why the ThinkFun Rush Hour is Such a Smart Buy?

As the top selling logic game from the wonderful ThinkFun company, Rush Hour makes a smart purchase for so many reasons.

How many times have you been stuck in rush-hour traffic trying to get your kids to or from school or a soccer game? Then you understand the challenging idea behind this problem solving mental exercise game for children.

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope Review

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope Review
Microscopes have been a favorite of children and adults alike for as long as I can remember.

Investing in cheap piece plastic models that will only last a few months, choose instead a studier model that will last a lifetime.

If you need some ideas, the My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope might be one option.

You can read more below to find out what other buyers had to say after making their purchase.

Top Features of My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

* Uses 3 x AA batteries
* Magnifies up to 40x, 100x & 400x
* Comes with over 50 accessories
* Recommended for ages 9 and up

The kit contains: Five blank microscope slides, Four prepared slides, Blank slide labels, Cover Slips, Plastic dropper, Two Non-toxic Stains (Red & Blue), Forceps, Pack of Lens paper, Test tube, Petri dish and a Teasing needle.

Jax Jumbo Sequence Tube Game Review

Jax Jumbo Sequence Tube Game
Jax Jumbo Sequence is a game for all the family.

It's a slightly unusual combination of card and board game that's designed for lots of players and encourages family get-together entertainment.

While it's not ideal for children under 7 due to the kinds of skills necessary to play well, younger kids can team up with adults and join in the fun.

The board game market is one of the most competitive product markets around, so does Jax Jumbo Sequence hold up to the competition?

Read on to find out.

Melissa & Doug Suspend

Melissa & Doug Suspend
With so many electronic toys and devices attracting the attention of adults and children, many parents look for ways to get their children more involved in interactive, motor skill-based activities that are simultaneously both fun and enjoyable while promoting learning.

The Melissa and Doug Suspend balancing game is one such product which is as difficult to master as it is easy to understand and play.

 A transforming sculpture is slowly built by players continually adding an additional piece of the two dozen rubber coated playing rods, which are formed in different shapes and sizes.

Let us pop open the Melissa and Doug Suspend canister and get started.


Key Elements of Melissa and Doug Suspend

* Incredibly simple game play is perfect for ages 8 through adult
* Motor skill functioning, hand eye coordination, cognitive and interpersonal skills are enhanced
* Playing with partners promotes teamwork
* Game play supports 1 to 4 players or teams
* 24 game rods, 4 framing rods, colored die, wooden connector and wooden base included

What Makes Melissa and Doug Suspend a Great Toy Purchase

Some of the simplest games are those which provide years of enjoyment and family bonding experiences.

LEGO Ninjago Thunder Raider Review

LEGO Ninjago Thunder Raider Toy Review
Popular LEGO characters Cole and Jay are included in this #70723 play set and toy purchase, and actually two toys are combined into one set. More than 300 LEGO building blocks are included, along with three special characters and two fan favorite LEGO machines.

The company has been producing durable, quality building block pieces and toys since 1949, and the LEGO Ninjago Thunder Raider Toy is another rugged play piece that young boys will love. Let's open the box for a closer look and see exactly what you get.

Ninjago Destiny's Bounty by LEGO Review

Another product in Lego's Ninjago range, Destiny's Bounty is one of the larger kits available.

This sailing/ flying ship looks exciting and includes quite a large number of special pieces. Fans of Lego Ninjago won't need persuading about this one, but for others it's useful to have a bit more information before deciding whether to buy or not.
Ninjago Destiny's Bounty by LEGO Review

Is The Ninjago Destiny's Bounty Worth Buying?

The first thing to mention about the Ninjago Destiny's Bounty Lego kit is that it'll entertain both fans of ninjas and pirates.

The ship is far-Eastern in style, but includes cannons and has several sails. The Ninjago range is popular with many kids, but even if your child isn't a particular fan, they'll probably find lots to enjoy here.

As well as having a great ninja/ pirate theme, this ship is sturdy when built. That's important, as a fragile Lego model isn't as fun to play with.

If it falls apart too quickly or easily once built then play sessions won't last as long and kids will get bored more quickly.

By withstanding most light knocks your kids can keep on playing with this toy without too much interruption.

It'll only come apart when they actually want it to!

Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit

PAlex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit
 Toys are best when they engage your child in some way, and a bracelet making kit is the perfect way to engage your little ones in something creative.

The Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit comes with everything your child will need to get started.

Features Of The Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit 

* Storage case stores all items

* Can make up to 22 bracelets

* 22 colors of thread, plus beads etc.

* 4 looms allow you to make multiple styles and patterns,

* For kids aged 8 and over.

Is The Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit Worth Buying? 

This bracelet making kit comes with enough thread to make 22 bracelets. The included thread is of average quality, although it's good enough for the purpose (and is easily and cheaply replaced), but the colors are bright and varied which makes it more interesting for children.

The kit also comes with a selection of beads to add an extra bit of variety to the bracelets.

Buy Maisto Radio Controlled Cars - A Review of Two Best Sellers

Buy Maisto Radio Controlled Cars - A Review of Two Best Sellers
One of the top toys for decades has been the radio controlled car. They’re fun and exciting and offer a unique kind of play that other toys just can’t.

Children of all ages love them.

Some go fast, others do special tricks or fire missiles and more. Today we will look at two of the popular choices from Maisto.

Maisto RC Rock Crawler

First of the bat is the Maisto RC Rock Crawler.

Designed to be an outdoor off-road kind of vehicle that offers lots of entertainment and delivers where other RC cars can’t, but does it deliver? Let’s take a look.

Key Features Of The Maisto R/C Rock Crawler

  • front and rear suspension
  • tri-channel transmitter
  • off-road action
  • suitable for ages 8 – 15
  • comes in three colors - black, green & red

Lego Fusion Town Master Review

LEGO has been providing decades of building block fun. But the traditional LEGO experience has been relegated to physically building towns, characters and environments with the familiar LEGO blocks.

Lego Fusion Town Master Review
What the LEGO Town Master (21204) product provides is virtual integration of the unique cities and buildings that you create.

On the special playing surface you create a LEGO village. You can then control LEGO characters and continue to build your physical empire on your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.

Let's take a closer look.