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Smart Games Brilliantly Designed to Entertain Kids During the Summer: Asteroid Escape, Squirrels Go Nuts, IQ Focus + #Giveaway

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As summer quickly approaches, I’m looking for ways to keep my kids entertained without having to spend a lot of money or give them electronics. Letting them play outdoors is always a great option. But to be honest, there’s only so much time they can be outside before they get overheated in the hot weather.  

My kids are the ages where they are very interested in board games (6 and 7 years old). We have played a few board games over the last year, but none of them really have challenged my kids beyond counting the dots on a dice. So, when a friend of mine introduced me to Smart Games earlier this year, I was thrilled. The games were fun and interesting, yet challenging at the same time.

By now, both of my kids are familiar with Smart Games and love the few that they have played with.

This month we tried three more Smart Games: Asteroid Escape, Squirrels Go Nuts, and IQ Focus.  And like before, the Smart Games did not disappoint!

Big Play with Compact Storage with Pop Oh Ver: Pretend Play Kitchen Counter Top Set + #Giveaway

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The last thing on my mind after our annual house spring cleaning event was another toy. But, Pop Oh Ver, the pretend kitchen counter top set, was a welcome exception! Whoever designed this pretend play kitchen had both the parents and kids in mind. The kitchen set can entertain kids for hours while the clean-up time was done in less than a minute!

Taking Legos to Another Level with the E-Blox pARTS Deluxe Brick Set + #Giveaway

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I got my son started on Legos at an early age to inspire his imagination and creativity.  When my son, Mason, was four years old, I bought a large bin full of Legos pieces from another momma in the neighborhood. Legos was an instant hit with him. He spent eight hours the first day playing with it. 

Mason is now seven years old and his enthusiasm for Legos hasn’t wavered. If anything, it has grown. He can still play with Legos for long periods.  Over time, I felt many of the kits repeated the same building challenges and did not provide Mason an opportunity to develop new skills. Even the Legos after school enrichment classes that he attended didn’t seem challenging enough.

Maze-O: A Fun STEM Maze Making Game + #Giveaway

Disclosure: My contributor received the following for review. All opinions are her own.

Like many moms, I feel that homework is one of the toughest time of the day. I find myself annoyed at my kids because they resist doing their work and complain the entire time. Learning time has become a big challenge and an unpleasant time in my household. So, when a toy boasts of making learning fun, I was eager to try it out; especially a toy that has won the Tillywig Brain Child Award!


Check out What’s New at LEGOLAND California Resort & KIDS GO FREE! + #Giveaway #LEGOLANDKidsGoFree #ad

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My kids love visiting LEGOLAND California Resort and have been asking to go back. LEGOLAND California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. There are fun LEGO creations throughout the park and the rides are very friendly even for the littlest ones. 

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