Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Magformers POWER GEAR 60PC SET is super cool! #review #GiftGuide

I love Magformers since I had a chance to review the MAGNETS IN MOTION 83PC POWER GEAR SET last year. To me, Magformers is a very creative toy. It helps developing some thinking and technological skills.

We are lucky to be able to try the POWER GEAR 60PC SET this time. This set has special power blocks that make it extra special. The power generator will provide the electronic power when it's connected to LED blocks, Power Motor Gear. There is a Remote control that will turn the power generator on after we finish building. The remote control needs a mercury battery CR2032 3V which comes with the set.

What I found with this set, to box is quite bigger than the MAGNETS IN MOTION 83PC POWER GEAR SET that I reviewed last year but it is easier to put each part away back into the box to keep them tidy. The Magformers Model Booklet is not as details as the 83 pc set but it is not too hard to follow. I still can build according to the guide but have to think a little bit more. This booklet is only for this gear set though, compare to the other one, the other set has a booklet that show many models for a few sets that we won't be able to build everything in that book. This booklet show 6 models : Rotating basket, Ferris wheel, Merry go round 1, Merry go round 2, Pirate ship and Swing ride.

We are going to combine both sets that we have together and will create unlimited designs together. This will be a lot of fun!

I put together the Rotation Basket and tried on the power blocks. It is very cool. I love the LED blocks that lid up after I turned it on.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Give a gift of good night sleep with Headleveler / Ortho-Cerv pillow #Review #Giveaway #GiftGuide

I have been honored working with Headleveler for a few years now. I am very please with their pillows. Everyone in our family uses Headleveler's pillows that were customs made for us.

If you haven't heard about Headleveler before, here's a little bit about them:
Headleveler is a family-run business located in Montreal. They distribute their pillows worldwide. Their mission is to offer state-of-the-art, made-to-measure pillows that are personalized to suit  individual needs. Their pillows are custom made for each customer.

If you would like to check out more products that we reviewed in the past, check out these links:
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Christmas is just around the corner. It is a good time of the year to give. Why don't you check out Headleveler products and get some pillows that suite for your love ones. They offer pillows for adults and children. They even has travel pillows. Why bring your own pillows? Do you know that hotel pillows were used by many people. That means you exposure yourself to a variety of health problems, drool, bacteria and dead skin cells that can get trapped in hotel pillows and remain there for a long time.

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Headleveler would like to give one of my lucky readers a good night sleep by giving away a Standard Pillow (thickness to be determined with winner) Value $85.95. Not only that but watch for another giveaway that will go live soon. We will have another giveaway. The next one will be a Junior Pillow + 1 Free Pillow Case (thickness of pillow & pillow case pattern to be determined with winner). That one value $52.96 + $12.95 = $65.90. To enter to win a Standard Pillow worth $89.95, please enter through the widget below. Our sponsor is very generous so please help follow their social media accounts and help them spread the words.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Learn while having fun with Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set #Review #GiftGuide #learningresources #Giveaway

There are so many toys in my daughter's wish list this year. I found that many of them are regular type of toys that she already had. I would like to get something different for her, something that will help her learn and develop some problem solve skill.

I was offered to review "Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set" from #learningresources .This toy is the winner of ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2016 - Learning Play Category and it is an award winner for STEM 10 The Toy Insider 2016.

Check out what's in the box with us.

To help you understand it better, this toys is a robot mouse named Colby. Kids have to program Colby to walk on mazes they created. The goal is to get him to his cheese wedge.

I went to a parent meeting at my daughter's school last month. I learned that the school is trying to get fund to provide students of all ages a robot program. When I saw the video of this toy, I thought this is a toy I wanted my daughter to have.

This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide. Children learn to create the path with 16 maze grids, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities. Colby lights-up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing.

I found that the tiles are a bit difficult for my daughter to put together by herself. I have to help her put them together. To program Colby, I found that the coding cards help my daughter a lot to understand how to program him, the color buttons and coding cards help her to be able to organize. My 5 years old daughter paused a bit when I built a maze together. I encouraged her to think which way to go grid by grid and had her put down the coding cards in order. Than she can push the buttons to program Colby. I think without the coding cards, it probably very confusing for her.

I really recommended this toy. It is a lot of fun. My daughter learn a lot from this toy. She had a lot of fun and I am really proud of her. She can solve mazes from the activity guide. Some of them are harder than the other.

This one is an easy one that my daughter try. 

If you want to play this game with multiple players, you can purchase Jack, the Programmable Robot Mouse (LER 2841) separately. This toy is recommended for children age 5+.


Learning Resources has another set to giveaway to one of my readers. Just a note that this giveaway is open to US only!


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