Infants and Children

Surprise Kids on Christmas Morning with the Newest Building Sets from PLAYMOBIL-Giveaway

When Benjamin was about four years old, he had birthday money to spend and used it to buy a PLAYMOBIL horse and stable set. It was my first experience with PLAYMOBIL and I fell in love with the high quality, interactive building/play sets at first sight. The company is constantly coming out with new themes …

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Creative Fun is Guaranteed this Christmas with the Crayola Air Marker Sprayer-Giveaway

Almost every kid loves creating unique pieces of art, and if you’ve got a creative child on your holiday shopping list, Crayola has a great new gift idea that you’ll want to see! The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer uses a special electric sprayer unit, Crayola markers and stencils to let kids create colourful rainbow pictures …

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Surprise Your Favourite Little Designer with the Crayola Creations Jewel Maker

I’m a big fan of toys that encourage creativity and creation, which is why I’ve always loved the newest innovations from Crayola. This year, the company has quite a few great products that are perfect for holiday gift giving and I was lucky enough to receive some of them to review! Crayola’s hottest new product …

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The Epic Big Nate Hardcover Collector’s Book is Epic Fun for the Holidays-Giveaway

If you’ve got an older school-aged boy in the house, you may have already heard of Big Nate. The loveable sixth-grade hero of the Big Nate cartoon strip and book series may be a bit of a self-absorbed underachiever, but his goofy demeanour and love of pranks have made him a favourite of kids across …

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Give the Gift of Creativity with Subscription Boxes from Kiwi Crate

If there’s one thing that I believe is hugely beneficial in my boys’ development, it’s building and creating with their hands. From simple crafts at school to projects at home with wood scraps, a hammer and nails, there’s so much learning that goes on when a child is building something on their own! That’s why …

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Delight Your Child this Christmas with the Jake and the Never Land Pirates Mighty Colossus from Disney Junior

When it comes to putting smiles on children’s faces, nobody knows quite how to get the job done like Disney Junior. Both my boys used to love the fun and engaging shows on the popular channel, from the adventurous Jake in Jake and the Never Land Pirates to clever Oso the bear from Special Agent …

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Mattel Has 9 Holiday Gifts That Are This Year’s #ListToppers for Kids-Giveaway #PlayAdvocate

Holiday shopping is in full swing right now, and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, Mattel has some great suggestions for you! From trains that do tricks to trendy tree decorations, there’s something for kids of all ages in this collection! Check out the nine toys that are sure to be list toppers …

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Surprise Your Little Boy with the Hottest Holiday Gifts from Hasbro-Giveaway #PlayLikeHasbro

If you’re still hunting for the must-have Christmas gifts of the holiday season for boys, Hasbro has you covered with tons of great choices for little boys of all ages! From Transformers to Star Wars, Hasbro Canada has gifts for whatever hero your child is cheering on at the moment! Here are my top three …

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You’ll Have Clean Kids on Christmas Morning with These Top 4 Kandoo Stocking Stuffers #KandooKids

If you’re looking for stocking stuffers that will have you and your kids both excited, look no further than Kandoo! With two boys in the house, I know firsthand how messy kids can get. But with Kandoo products in the house, tidying up is so much fun that your kids will actually be excited to …

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The LeapFrog #LeapTV is a Holiday Gift that Gets Kids Moving and Learning #LeapFrogMomSquad

My boys love gaming systems and while I understand the appeal (I’m a bit of a gamer myself), I don’t like how long they sometimes spend sitting and staring blankly at the television. As for the games themselves, some have cleverly incorporated educational content into the games, but others provide almost no intellectual benefit. So …

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These 6 Gifts from Mattel are Holiday List Toppers this Christmas

The holidays are quickly approaching and if you’ve started the search for that perfect gift for your little one, Mattel Canada has you covered with must-have gifts that are sure to be List Toppers! From toddler to tween, there’s something new for everyone on your Christmas list! Check out these six amazing recommendations for holiday …

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Giving TOMS this Christmas Helps Give Essentials to Those in Need

Between kids clamouring for presents, parents rushing around to special events and all the other hustle and bustle that the holidays bring, it can sometimes be easy to forget that so many people are wishing for nothing more than a hot meal or a warm coat for Christmas. But Christmas is, above all else, a …

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Surprise Your Disney Frozen Fan with Amazing Holiday Gifts from Showcase

Gifts from the hit Disney movie Frozen have been one of the hottest trends of the holidays this year and if you’re still looking for that perfect Frozen toy for your little fan, Showcase has you covered with Canada’s largest selection of Frozen merchandise! These are my personal top four favourite Disney Frozen toys available …

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Kids Sleep Better with the Cloud B Charley the Chameleon Toy-Giveaway

One of my favourite companies when looking for gifts for little ones is Cloud B, and that’s partly because I know just how important a good night’s sleep is not just for babies, but for their parents too! My boys loved climbing into bed and looking at the softly lit stars created by their Cloud …

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Give Your Kids the Gift of Creativity with Kiwi Crate Subscription Boxes

With so many gift options consisting of tech devices, video games or battery-operated toys, it can be hard to really encourage creativity and imagination in kids when choosing Christmas presents. But those gifts that let kids build, use their hands and learn are often the most popular ones and that’s why Kiwi Crate has made …

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Do Your Christmas Shopping in Style with the Showcase Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re struggling to get started on your holiday shopping this year, there’s one destination that can take you from start to finish no matter who’s on your shopping list. Showcase has identified the top ten gift-giving trends for 2014 and there really is something on here for everyone! Here are the ten most coveted …

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Kids Can Listen to Their Favourite Books Again and Again with the Sparkup Magical Book Reader-Giveaway

Due to the nature of my job, I have to travel fairly often and while I am sometimes able to take my boys with me, other times I have to leave them with family while I’m away. I know that they have a great time while I’m gone, but I also know they miss some …

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Find the Perfect Gift for Kids of All Ages on the Mattel Holiday Toys Website

If there’s one company that immediately springs to mind when it comes to holiday shopping for kids, it’s Mattel. Boys, girls, toddlers and tweens can all find a favourite toy among Mattel’s incredible collection. In fact, my oldest son once went through a Hot Wheels phase that lasted for years and even had me hunting …

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Celebrate the Holidays with Exclusive New Toys from Build-a-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

In this house, it’s just not the holidays without at least one or two new fun-filled toys from Build-A-Bear Workshop! Whether we’re choosing a special stuffie for one of the cousins or I’m treating the boys to a new cuddly friend, Build-A-Bear has been a part of our Christmas for years now. And this year …

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Toddlers Love Learning with the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorer Playset-Giveaway

It takes a special combination of elements for a toy to really appeal to a toddler. Bright colours, music, lights and plenty of interactive pieces help to keep little ones entertained for hours at a time and VTech has been an expert at creating toys that fit those requirements for a long time now. This …

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Kids Will Love Racing and Learning Tricks with Ollie the App-Controlled Robot-Giveaway

For a Christmas gift that really gets kids excited, there’s just nothing better than a remote-controlled device. Last year, the Sphero took the holidays by storm with its innovative app-controlled design that let users control the toy’s movements with their smartphone. This year Orbotix, the company that created the Sphero, is at it again with …

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Kids Will Love Learning this Christmas with the VTech InnoTab Max Tablet-Giveaway

It’s hard to believe it, but Christmas is only about six weeks away and my boys are already starting to get excited. The hunt to find the perfect toys for under the tree has begun and this year, VTech has a great new option for parents that want to combine fun and learning! The new …

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Encourage STEM Learning with HEXBUG VEX Robotics Building Kits

My boys have been fans of the HEXBUG product line since the brand first released the adorable HEXBUG Nano micro robotic creatures, little critters powered by vibration technology that raced around elaborate tracks. Since then, we’ve discovered some of the other great HEXBUG products and now, just in time for the holidays, HEXBUG has a …

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Imagination Takes Off with the Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave-Giveaway

It’s hard being a preschooler and wanting to play with toys for older children. My youngest son was introduced to various superheroes by his brother, but most of the toys featuring those heroes are designed for older children. That’s why I love the Fisher-Price Imaginext line. Not only does it feature all kinds of great …

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Plush Toys Get Original with Monster Factory Mini Monsters-Giveaway

As much as I love a classic soft, plush teddy bear, I have a special place in my heart for misfit plush toys. There’s just something so endearing about a more original stuffed animal or monster and my fondness for the unique has resulted in my boys having quite a collection of odd stuffies. That’s …

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Find the Spirit of the Season with VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas-Giveaway

There are so many different cartoons that focus on basic learning skills for young children, but not as many that teach important life lessons in a fun way. VeggieTales is always a top pick in our household because my boys love the fun and silly plotlines and music, while I love the important lessons the …

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Let Your Child Create Customized Cars with the Hot Wheels Car Maker-Giveaway

Hot Wheels cars have been a hit in our household since my oldest son received his first one from Santa in his Christmas stocking when he was just one year old. Since then, he became a passionate collector and there was a time when he was able to tell me not just the name, but …

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Experience the Ultimate Marriage of Function and Fashion with New Ju-Ju-Be Tokidoki Bags-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that a mother never stops needing regardless of her child’s age, it’s a diaper bag. My boys aren’t in diapers anymore, so I don’t want a bag that actually looks like a diaper bag. But since I’m carrying my own gear as well as items for my boys any time I …

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Hasbro Canada Toys are a Great Gift for Boys this Christmas-Giveaway

Every year, one of my favourite holiday moments is flipping through toy catalogues with my boys and checking out some of the newest and best toys available. And invariably, Hasbro has a collection of must-have toys that get my boys absolutely giddy about the upcoming holidays. This year is no exception and I was so …

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Surprise Your Child with a New Festive Friend from Build-A-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

If there’s a company that knows how to celebrate the holidays in style, it has to be Build-A-Bear Workshop. Each year I wait eagerly to see what type of loveable Christmas characters the company will release and each year I’m impressed by how many choices there are for kids and adults alike. From adorable stocking …

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Learning is Fun this Christmas with New Toys from LeapFrog-Giveaway

If you’re looking for a gift for your child that’s lots of fun and still educational, LeapFrog Canada toys are always a great choice. From toys for infants right up to school-age children and tons of educational value, a gift from LeapFrog is always a hit. My personal favourite toy from LeapFrog this year is …

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New Hello Kitty Dolls from Blip Toys are a Little Girl’s Best Friend

If you have a Hello Kitty fan in your life, she will love the brand new Hello Kitty Dolls from Blip Toys! These dolls take fun to a new level with poseable bodies and different outfits to help inspire hours of creative play. I received the Princess Hello Kitty Doll to check out and I …

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Babies will Have Dishes for Every Meal with the thinkbaby Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set from Paperless Kitchen-Giveaway

Babies are so much fun to shop for, especially at Christmas. And this year, one of the best gifts for a new baby that I’ve found is the thinkbaby Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set from Paperless Kitchen. I’ve featured the eco-friendly cleaning supplies from Paperless Kitchen on the site in the past, but this online boutique …

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New Toys from MGA Entertainment Make Great Christmas Gifts

Shopping for kids at Christmas is always so much fun, with plenty of amazing choices that are sure to result in beaming faces on Christmas morning. For a long time, MGA Entertainment has been one of my top choices when I’m looking for a gift that will get a great reaction, and this year is …

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Your Child will Fall in Love with Spin Master Zoomer the Robot Dog-Giveaway

Every year there are one or two toys that every kid dreams of finding under the tree and this year, Zoomer the Robot Dog is one of the undisputed hottest toys of the holiday season. This frisky pup lets children have all of the fun of a real dog without the hassle, mess or responsibility. …

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Parents and Little Girls Will Both Love the Eco-Friendly Nail Polish from Piggy Paint-Giveaway

One of the gifts that almost every little girl gets excited about is makeup, since it gives younger girls a chance to feel like grown-ups. But so many sets designed for little girls feature cheap, harsh cosmetics that don’t work well and contain questionable ingredients. That’s why I’ve been a long-time fan of Piggy Paint …

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Entertain Your Kids with the Where’s Waldo: Santa Spectacular Activity Book-Giveaway

When winter break boredom strikes, it can be hard to find entertaining activities for my boys that don’t involve a screen. But neither one of my boys can say no to a good book and both of them love fun activities. So I was thrilled when I got the chance to review Where’s Waldo: Santa …

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Protect Your Baby’s Skin with the Live Clean Baby Skincare Essentials Gift Set-Giveaway

Over the last few months I have fallen in love with the eco-friendly bath, body and hair products from Live Clean. From the adorable EnviroKidz line that my boys love at bath time to the luxurious Spa Therapy products I received just as winter arrived in Saskatchewan, there are amazing choices for everyone in my …

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Holiday DVDs from Paramount Provide Hours of Family Fun-Giveaway

Looking for kid-friendly entertainment over the holidays? Paramount has a great collection of DVDs featuring beloved characters ranging from Shrek to SpongeBob! If you’re looking for a new DVD for your kids this Christmas, check out one of these great titles: Kung Fu Panda: Holiday – In this hilarious action adventure, Master Shifu calls on …

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Turn Learning into a Game with the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

My family has always loved the interactive and educational products from LeapFrog. From the time my oldest son was just a toddler right up until today, our toy collection has always featured the hottest new LeapFrog products and our Leapster Explorer is the boys’ favourite gaming system years after receiving it. So I was delighted …

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Find Great Gifts for the Whole Family at Overstock.com

I used to enjoy Christmas shopping in malls and department stores when I was younger, but with two boys to bring and the challenge of trying to hide whatever I’m buying from their inquisitive eyes, I’ve started to do as much of my shopping as possible online. It took me a little while to really …

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Start Your Child’s Collection of Trashies with the Trash Pack Garbage Truck

They’re dirty. They’re gross. And they’re one of the hottest toys of the holiday season! If your child has been begging you for Trash Pack toys, you’re not alone! These adorably grimy figurines and play sets have become a hit with children of all ages! Recently I received the Trash Pack Garbage Truck to check …

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Let Your Children Build Some Fun Christmas Morning with Meccano

If you have a child that loves to build, let them create something amazing with the construction toy that’s been a favourite of children since 1901, Meccano! Over the years, Meccano has changed a lot and this year the company has some great choices for the holiday season. I recently received a few of them …

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Surprise Your Little One with the Little Tikes Big Adventures Action Fliers Play Set

It’s almost Christmas and if you have a toddler or preschooler on your shopping list, Little Tikes has a gift that’s full of high-flying fun! The Big Adventures High Fliers track is an interactive play set that’s quickly become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. I was thrilled when I got the …

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Find Fresh Fashions for your Children at La-di-da Boutique

If you have a fashion-forward little boy or girl and you’re looking for the trendiest outfits for your child this holiday season, look no further than La-di-da! This New Jersey-based store with an online boutique features the hottest children’s fashions from favourite designers including Caramel Baby and Bonpoint. I took a look at the store …

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Tips on Stocking Stuffing from LifeSavers-Giveaway

When Christmas rolls around, I think everyone gets excited about the presents. But in our family, the stockings are just as eagerly anticipated. The fun of choosing just the right items to fill a stocking and the joy of seeing my boys pulling out their treasures is always such a special part of the holidays. …

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Let Your Baby Ring in the Holidays with gJoy gPants from gDiapers-Giveaway

A few months ago, Mommy Kat and Kids reviewer Elizabeth and her baby boy Chase had the chance to review gDiapers, the easy to use, eco-friendly and stylish diapering system that’s a hit among Canadian moms. Now, just in time for the holidays, gDiapers introduces the gJoy gPants! These adorable diaper covers feature a cheery …

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The Playtex Diaper Genie Elite is a Gift a New Mom Will Love-Giveaway

When you’re shopping for a pregnant woman or a new mother, there’s one gift that is almost always happily received: the Playtex Diaper Genie! And now that amazing odour-locking device that is a staple in so many nurseries is even better! The new Diaper Genie Elite is the ultimate gift for a new mom with …

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Give a Special Child a Cuddly Companion with Holiday Plush Toys from Build-a-Bear Workshop-Giveaway

Looking for a great gift for a darling little boy or girl this Christmas? To really make a child feel special, you can’t go wrong with one of the adorable Christmas plush toys from Build-A-Bear Workshop! From popular characters like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Grinch to original friends like Christmas Cookie Bear …

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Teething Has Never Been So Stylish with the Rockease Classic Necklace from Teethease-Giveaway

When Chase was a little younger I had the chance to review a Teethease Pendant Necklace and I really appreciated how handy this teething necklace was. So when I found out the I was going to be able to review a Teethease product again I was super excited! I loved my first one and their …

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Dollies! Plush Toys are the Perfect Unique Christmas Gift for a Child-Giveaway

There’s something special about a handmade toy. With so many mass-produced playthings available, having something that’s one-of-a-kind really means a lot. When I was a child, my siblings and I each received a hobbyhorse that my aunt and uncle had made. Those horses provided us with hours of fun and to this day, I still …

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