Category: Reviews

Explore & Crawl Elephant Perfect for Your Little One

“Explore & Crawl Elephant has crawled into our hearts and we know your little one will adore it as much as we do!” – Momma Braga

Explore & Crawl Elephant

It’s time to explore! The cheerful Explore & Crawl Elephant encourages little ones to crawl and walk after him with ears that flap and a bright, light-up star. This soft, plush animal invites cuddles while providing lots of sensory stimulation with multiple textures and bright patterns. Kids build their gross motor skills as they practice crawling and walking after the elephant. Babies and toddlers can press any button to get the elephant moving, making playtime easy and rewarding. The elephant asks children to identify colors and numbers by pressing buttons. Watch the elephant crawl, sing and flap his ears in response! 45+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases enliven playtime while teaching about colors, numbers and daily life. Intended for ages six to 36 months. Requires 3 AA batteries. Batteries included for demo purposes only. New batteries recommended for regular use.

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Explore & Crawl Elephant is absolutely adorable and a perfect gift idea for a little one in your life. We love how soft the elephant is and it’s design is too cute! It offers many wonderful features that will allow little ones to learn and grow with it. There are four activities that you can try with the push of a button. First there is the Elephant Button, press this button to hear fun sounds and phases. The elephant will flap its ears and crawl forward. Then there is the Music Button, press this button to hear playful melodies and songs. Then head off to the Number Button, press this one to learn numbers, body parts and the color of the shape. The elephant will flap its ears and move forward during the playful number song. Lastly but not least, you will need to check out the Light-Up Star Button. Press this button to hear fun sounds, phrases and playful songs that encourage interaction and crawling. The elephant will flap its ears and move forward during the playful sounds, songs and short tunes. The light will flash with the sounds.

Feature Highlights
  • The crawling, ear-flapping elephant encourages gross motor development as little ones crawl and walk after him.
  • Soft, plush fabric with multiple textures and patterns provides tactile and visual stimulation for growing infants’ senses.
  • Four easy-to-press buttons trigger the elephant’s movement as well as songs and dialog about colors and counting.
  • 45+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases teach about colors, numbers and daily life and encourage interaction with the friendly elephant.
  • This soft, plush elephant invites cuddling and active play with learning.

We give it, 10 flaps out of 5! This is a perfect gift for babies and toddlers as it offers ample of fun and learning. Nikki thought the elephant is super adorable and even though it doesn’t have a name, she decided to call it “Ellie the Elephant.” We think it is absolutely perfect!

The Explore & Crawl Elephant is recommended for children 6-36 months. If you would like to purchase one, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

– Momma Braga

*This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Dino Crunch | Game Review

Dino Crunch brings prehistoric times to Family Game Night! Get the eggs before the dino gets you, if you dare!” – Momma Braga

Dino Crunch

This hungry Dino has an eggstraordinary appetite! Roll the die to choose which stolen egg to rescue. Carefully reach in and take out the egg, but watch out – you never know when this T-Rex will roar and leap out at you for a mighty CRUNCH!

Requires 2 AA batteries, not included. It is great for two to four players, ages four and up.

Contents included: 1 Dino, 1 Dino Nest Playing Base, 1 Die with Sticker Sheet, 20 Eggs (5 Blue, 5 Red, 5 Green, 5 Yellow), 1 Pair of Tweezers and complete instructions.

How to Play

Once you have assembled the game and inserted the batteries required, then you are ready to play!

The Dino has stolen the eggs from another dinosaur and put them in his nest. The players must rescue the eggs before the Dino attacks!

  • The youngest player starts by rolling the die.
  • The color shown on the die is the color of the egg that the player must rescue from the nest.
    • If a players rolls an “X” this means this player skips their turn.
    • When the die lands on the side showing several colors, the player can choose any color egg to rescue.
  • The player lifts up the leaf as carefully as possible and uses the tweezers to rescue the egg. If the Dino doesn’t attack, the player keeps the egg.
  • That player’s turn is now over and play passes to the left.
  • The game continues until all but one player has been attacked by the Dino. The last player remaining is the winner!
  • Alternative Game Play: After the Dino attacks, gameplay stops and each player counts their rescued eggs. The player with the most rescued eggs is the winner!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Dino Crunch brought the prehistoric times and dinosaur ambience into family game night. It truly was frightening fun with this game and we loved it!

The anticipation had us all (mainly me) on the edge of our seats wondering who the Dino would get. It truly got us all laughing out loud especially since it was me who mainly got attacked. Those laughs made it all worth it for me and it provided hours of family fun.

If you have what it takes to take the dinosaur eggs back, then this is the game for you! Welcome to the Land of the Dinosaurs and you have been officially warned. 😉

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Dino Crunch 10 ROARS out of 5! This game provided us hours of fun and giggle. Dino Crunch is a must for family game night!

If you would like to purchase this game for your next family game night, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Rattlesnake Jake | Game Review

“Bring the wild west to family game night! Have fun Collecting gold nuggets but watch out for Rattlesnake Jake who wants all the nuggets to himself. You can’t help but jump and giggle all the way through the game. I know I sure did!” – Momma Braga

Rattlesnake Jake

Rattlesnake Jake has stolen your gold! Watch out for his rattle, and carefully sneak the gold back. One wrong move…and he strikes! His ominous rattle builds the suspense for the ultimate jump! If Rattlesnake Jake strikes on your turn, you must return half of your nuggets to him. The player with the most gold when the last nugget has been taken wins the game.

Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. It is great for two players or more, ages four and up.

Contents included: 1 Rattlesnake Jake, 1 Cowboy Hat, 1 Double-Sided Fate Coin, 16 Gold Nuggets and complete instructions.

How to Play

Once you have assembled the game and inserted the batteries required, then you are ready to play!

  • The youngest player goes first. Play proceeds in a clockwise direction.
  • It’s time to be brave! The player must look Rattlesnake Jake right in the eyes as they steal a gold nugget and place it in front of them.
  • On each turn, the player will be allowed to take their first gold nugget for free.
  • If they want to try their luck, they may choose to flip the Fate Coin for a chance to grab a second gold nugget. But be careful…being too greedy can be dangerous!
  • Nugget Side: The player may attempt to steal a second nugget. If they succeed, they can try their luck for a third and final nugget. Crossed nugget side: No luck! Their turn ends immediately and they must give one nugget back to Rattlesnake Jake.
  • But you never know when Rattlesnake Jake will strike! If he jumps forward, that player returns half of their nuggets to Rattlesnake Jake’s pile and their turn is now over.
  • Push in the head to restart Rattlesnake Jake before the next player’s turn.
  • The game ends when a player successfully steals the last gold nugget from Rattlesnake Jake. Tally up your nuggets – the player with the most wins the game!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Rattlesnake Jake brought the wild wild west to family game night! It was very easy to assemble which we loved and in no time it was ready for action.

The anticipation had us all on the edge of our seats wondering when Jake will strike. This game was a lot of fun and provided hours of fun and giggles along the way. We played the game a few times on family game night and of course the winner happened to always be Nikki. I guess Jake knew that I was an easy target. 😉

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Rattlesnake Jake 5 gold nuggets out of 5! Great fun awaits for you, if you dare. 😉 This is a game that shouldn’t be missed!

If you would like to purchase this game for your next family game night, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Johnny The Skull Pirate’s Cove | Game Review

“Get ready for fun-filled adventure as you take on some pirate ghosts to get the treasure! The whole family will enjoy this game as it brings the arcade feel into your home.” – Momma Braga

Johnny the Skulk Pirate’s Cove

Help Johnny the Skull blast the pirate ghosts floating all around to get the treasure! This electronic game projects ghosts images all around that you must blast away to get to the treasure. Aim and blast for exciting arcade-like action!

Includes four different levels of difficulty for added challenge. Requires 6 AAA batteries, not included. It is great for one or more players, ages four and up.

Contents included: 1 Pirate Ship, 1 Johnny the Skull Skeleton, 1 Pirate Blaster, and complete instructions.

How to Play

Once you have assembled the game and inserted the batteries required, then you are ready to play!

  • First you need to select your difficulty level as there are four to pick from. Once you select your level, a pirate tune will play, indicating that you are ready for battle!
  • Once the tune has ended, ghosts will begin appearing all around you. Start blasting!
  • When a ghost is projected on the wall, point your Pirate Blaster at the ghost and press the button to destroy the ghost. Multiple ghosts will be projected at the same time – try to hit as many as you can!
  • When a ghost is hit, it will grunt and snarl! If a ghost is missed, it will laugh at you!
  • When you hear several coins jingling, this means you have successfully banished the ghosts and discovered the treasure. Don’t stop now! Continue destroying the ghosts until the pirate tune plays again, signaling the end of the game.
  • If you don’t hear coins jingling but the pirate tune plays, the pirate ghosts have succeeded in protecting the treasure and the game has ended.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Johnny the Skull Pirate’s Cove was literally a blast!!! We had so much fun playing in our living room and we do recommend a dark room to make it easier to see the ghosts. It also gives you that ghostly ambience for the game. 😉

Playing the game reminded me of the amusement park arcade style games and rides that you can go on. That is what made me love this game so much more. It brought all that fun and more to my own living room.

I don’t think there was a single time where Nikki stopped laughing and giggling while trying to blast every ghost she saw. I had a blast laughing too especially hearing the ghosts laugh when we missed! This game will everyone on their feet and even though only one player can blast, you can’t help but scream out when you see another ghost.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Johnny the Skull Pirate’s Cove 10 skeletons out of 5! Great ghostly pirate adventure awaits for you, if you dare. 😉 All Hand Hoy! This is a game that shouldn’t be missed!

If you would like to purchase this game for your next family game night, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this game was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Go! Go! Cory Carson Vrooming Into Our Hearts

“Play along with Cory Carson and friends during playtime with these amazing new toys! Your child will enjoy hours of fun!” – Momma Braga

Go! Go! Cory Carson Synopsis

Join kid car Cory Carson and his friends on epic adventures! Watch as Cory navigates the ups and downs of childhood in the winding roads of Bumperton Hills as he goes to school, makes new friends and explores with his family.

Inspired by the hit toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels®.

This series is available on Netflix and you will be hooked as soon as you start the season! We sure did and we can not wait to Season 3! 🙂

“Beep, beep — go, go! Buckle up for fun and adventure with adorable kid car Cory Carson as he explores the winding roads of Bumperton Hills.”

Go! Go! Cory Carson® Characters & Playsets

Have some extra fun during playtime by pretending to explore Bumperton Hills with Cory and his friends! You can now collect Go! Go! Cory Carson playsets and vehicles inspired by the show’s characters.

These amazing toys are all available only at Walmart and we got to try them all out!

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Go! Go! Cory Carson® Freddie’s Firehouse™

Go on a rescue mission with Freddie Firetruck and Chrissy Carson at the Go! Go! Cory Carson® Freddie’s Firehouse™ just like in the original series, Go! Go! Cory Carson® ! Freddie’s mom Carolyn Firetruck encourages exploration of all the exciting activities the firehouse has to offer with mini characters Freddie and Chrissy. Help Freddie and Chrissy rescue Phil just like in the show. Slide down the spiral ramp to safety while building motor skills, then activate the PlayZone™ location at the bottom to hear each character say unique phrases. Place any SmartPoint® character (sold separately) on the SmartPoint® location at the firehouse door to hear them talk, play msusic and see them light up. Help save the day!

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We put the Firehouse to the test to see what Nikki thought of it and it didn’t disappoint. This was the very first one that Nikki played with and she recalled the episode when Cory got a tour of the firehouse. Of course Nikki played out the episode using her new toy set and she added a little extra to the scenes. 😉

We just loved Freddie’s Firehouse as it provided hours of stimulated learning and fun. Who wouldn’t want to go sliding down at the firehouse?! I knew I sure would love to!

“I give it 10 million stars out of 5! The Firehouse is one of my favorite places in the show!” – Nikki, Age 5

Go! Go! Cory Carson® DJ Train Trax & the Roll Train™

Get ready to dance with Cory, Chrissy and DJ Train Trax & the Roll Train™ just like in the original series, Go! Go! Cory Carson®! Keep on moving with Roll Train host DJ Train Trax and play mixmaster with mini characters Cory Carson and Chrissy Carson. Help Cory and Chrissy dance on stage or roll DJ Train Trax to light up his rainbow chimney while building motor skills and listening to sounds and phrases from the show. Place Cory and Chrissy on stage and watch them light up and do “The Chrissy”. Activate the PlayZone locations to hear each of them say unique phrases. Press DJ Train Trax’s hat or move him around the trigger phrases, sounds, songs and special lighting effects. Place any SmartPoint® character (sold separately) on the SmartPoint® location in the DJ booth to hear them talk, play music and see them light up. Wicky-wicky, woo-woo!

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Nikki loved this one too and remembered the exact episode where DJ Train Trax was introduced. It is so great to see the pure joy a child has to play with their favorite characters from their favorite TV series! This set was a huge hit (literally) as Nikki played and danced along to the beats! 😉

“DJ Train Trax is SO awesome! I give this toy 10 million stars out of 5 and I am so happy I can play with it.” – Nikki, Age 5

Additional Go! Go! Cory Carson Characters

For more added fun, you can purchase Cory Carson and all of his friends (each sold separately)! You can hear each character talk and play sing-along songs. All you have to do is press the action button on the character’s side for movement and additional sounds.

#NikkiRating

The options are limitless when you have Cory and all his friends! Nikki was extremely excited to play with them all and create her own stories. Many times I would find her playing with the toys and watching the series together. I could even hear her repeat what the characters were saying on TV – loved that! All the toys are bright, a great size and you feel like they have come to life before your eyes. These toys are perfect for playtime! They provide all the learning and fun that you want for your child.

“I can create my own stories with Cory and his friends. I also love watching Go! Go! Cory Carson with my new toys! I give them 10 million stars out of 5!” – Nikki, Age 5

We are HUGE fans of Cory Carson and it is no surprise that the toys got a very glowing review. There are many times when you can catch the both us playing with them as we watch Cory on Netflix almost every night. If you have not yet watched the show with your little one then we do recommend for you to check it out. While you fall in love, make sure to purchase some of these fun toys for playtime! 😉

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that these products were provided in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Peter & Ernesto Sloths in the Night

“Peter & Ernesto Sloths in the Night is a charming and fantastic graphic novel about friendship between two sloths.”

Synopsis

Peter and Ernesto love the jungle, but they know how dangerous it can be at night. From clumsy bats to crazed owls to rumors of a dragon, there are countless things that make the darkness perilous for sloths.

That’s why, one day, when their friend Bernard goes missing just as the sun is setting, Peter and Ernesto quickly gather their tribe to form a search party. However, while these sloths have some sense of the dangers that they’ll face while looking for Bernard, there are surprises lurking in the shadows that will surpass their wildest imaginings!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Peter & Ernesto Sloths in the Night had me at sloths! I have a soft spot for sloths and was very excited to read this comic style story. A story about the depths we go for our friends and the discoveries we make about ourselves in the process.

As the sloths search for their beloved friend Bernard, they learn how brave they truly are and they help some new friends along the way. A story about adventure, friendships and knowing that you don’t always have to be right. Lessons that we can all learn from.

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 10 stars out of 5! It was a well thought out story that had a dash of humor along the way. The illustrations are perfect for the comic style feel and it truly made the story come together. Loved it when they characters felt that a bit scared, they coped with a little song. Music is a great way to conquer fears in my opinion and I actually do that often. 😉

This book is recommended for kids ages six to ten. If you would like to purchase a copy, click here.

About the Author

Graham Annable is an Oscar-nominated cartoonist and animator living in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two sons. When he’s not huddled inside of his house creating graphic novels for early readers, he spends his time working on feature films, animated shorts, video games, and indie comic books. He’s rather fond of hockey and sloths. But never the two combined.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange for an honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own.

Gold Rush Girl | Book Review

“Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended – and perilous – adventure to save her brother.”

Synopsis

Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails west in search of real gold! But it is 1848, and Tory isn’t even allowed to go to school, much less travel all the way from Rhode Island to California. Determined to take control of her own destiny, she stows away on the ship. Though San Francisco is frenzied and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory finds freedom and friendship there. Until one day, when Father is in the gold fields, her younger brother, Jacob, is kidnapped. And so Tory is spurred on a treacherous search for him in Rotten Row, a part of San Francisco Bay crowded with hundreds of abandoned ships.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Gold Rush Girl is set during the Gold Rush of 1894 and is filled with adventure to draw a reader in. What captivated me as a reader was the strong female main character, Victoria (Tory). She embraces the unknown and refuses to be underestimated – love that! Tory also portrays great qualities such as being a good friend and being empathetic toward others. Furthermore, she becomes aware of her own shortcomings. Not in a way that belittles her strong character, but rather provides a depth look to who she is. You can’t help but respect it as you see her grow.

It is an interesting era to write about as the author combined real history facts into a functional story which made this book an interesting read. Make sure to read the Autor’s note in the back as there are some really cool facts he shares.

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Gold Rush Girl 4 stars out of 5! Adventure awaits for readers between 10 to 14 years of age and an empowering story too.

If you would like to purchase a copy, click here.

About the Author

Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received two Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards, a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, a Christopher Award, a Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He is the author of more than eighty books, including The Button War, What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything? And Other Stories, and The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers and Grandfatherd. Avi lives in Colorado.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

LeapStart 3D Awards The Gift of Reading

“LeapStart 3D is a tool that awards little ones with the gift of reading and we love it!” – Momma Braga

LeapStart® 3D is a complete learning system that magically brings books to life with audio and then enhances the learning with corresponding 3D-like animations.

There is so much to learn with this amazing tool and of course our good friends at LeapFrog are the ones bringing it to us.

Let’s leap right on in and give you some of our highlights and where it lands on the #MelAndNikkiReview.

It’s All In The Details

The fine details is what sets products apart and LeapFrog did not miss a beat with this one.

Activities Galore

It features touch-and-talk games, creative challenges, problem-solving puzzles, math mazes and more for children between the ages of two and seven. There is more than 30 activities in every book – amazing! Talk about keeping the little ones entertained and learning all at the same time.

Animation

This detail is super adorable and just enhances the learning experience. The 3D-like animations helps kids better understand the learning concepts. It is also a great way to engage the child as the animations are a great addition.

Multiple Book Levels

You have the option of selecting books that fit to your child’s level and what areas you would like them to learn. We absolutely love this option and there are more than 25 different activity books that you can pick from. You can progress from preschool to first grade. *Please note that you do need to connect the system to your computer in order to download the books onto the learning system.

Abundance of Learning

You can expect lots of learning and fun to be had with the LeapStart® 3D. Each book seamlessly blends fun with skills from problem solving to learning to read that are important to a child’s development for a comprehensive introduction to key concepts.

“With LeapStart 3D, children engage with real books packed with activities to build key skills from counting and problem solving to phonics and vocabulary. LeapStart 3D adds a new dimension to learning as children can visualize the meaning of words and learn about shapes and geometry concepts with 3D-like animations.” – Carolyn James, PhD, LeapFrog Literacy Expert

#MelAndNikkiReview

LeapStart® 3D has been an amazing tool in our household as we have been working with it for about a full month. We have seen the growth in Nikki’s reading skills and her love for reading has doubled since we started LeapStart® 3D. We always think that products provide a skill to us; however, we are saying that LeapStart is awarding us with such an amazing skill. To see your child with pure joy in their eyes when they recognize a word and read it out loud…it is priceless and so awarding to hear!

Nikki loves using the pen to go over the words to learn each one. This helped her learn and grasp the sounds of each letter. Then she was able to put all the sounds together to read the words. We still have a lot more practicing to do but she is able to do more now than she ever has before. We feel that we got the best Christmas present ever and that is the gift of reading. We love all the different book options available and with all of Nikki’s favorite characters too! She doesn’t know it yet but for Christmas there are a few more books for her to read under the tree. 😉

LeapFrog truly put in a lot of time and planning to execute LeapStart 3D as it does award children and parents with an amazing tool. It is reassuring to know as a parent that there are products so great that can offer us a helping hand in the development of our children. This is why we give the LeapStart® 3D 10 stars out of 5! It is fun, compact, operates on battery power and has loads of learning at the fingertips of your child. It is also very safe to use. We love the use of technology but it is done in a simple way. It isn’t over powering and does not take away from the basics of learning. We highly recommend it! It would make the perfect gift this holiday season or any other time of the year.

Thank you LeapFrog for making this momma feel so much better about her daughter’s learning progress! If you would like to purchase one, click here. We truly do love it!

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

Momma Braga

*This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for LeapFrog

Who says that ice cream is only for summer?! It definitely doesn’t need to be and that same rule can apply at playtime with the amazing toy by LeapFrog, Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart.

The must have toy of Nikki’s dreams has finally made its way into our home and she couldn’t be happier. We got a chance to review the Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart and we are excited to share our findings with all of you! 😉

Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart Introduction

Learning is sweet when pretending to run your own ice cream cart. Create imaginative and tasty-looking ice cream combinations using delicious ice cream flavors and toppings. This toy is a great way to exercise important memory and sequencing skills.

Some Features

Off/Low/High Volume Control Switch

Slide the Off/Low/High Volume Switch to turn the toy on and select the volume. This is the best feature to have on any child’s toy as a parent. After a long day at work, it can be such a relief for the opportunity to have the option of quiet playtime.

Magic Scooper

Place the Magic Scooper on the top of an Ice Cream Scoop or Topping to easily pick them up. To release the Ice Cream Scoop or Topping, press the button on the side of the Magic Scooper. The scooper will recognize the colors and flavors – that is why it is called a “Magic Scooper.” 😉

Order/Activity Cards

For guided play, insert one of the six double-sided Order/Activity Cards into the Card Reader. Follow the order card instructions to build treats for six animal customers ranging from easy to hard challenges.

Wheels

Push the card around to hear songs and music. This feature is great for role-play fun as you can pretend to run your own ice cream cart.

Syrup Pump

Slide to choose from three flavors, then press down on the pump to hear numbers as you count along.

#MelAndNikkiReview

The Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart by LeapFrog is Nikki’s absolute favorite toy. It is also a great hit when she has playdates at home as everyone wants to play with it. We loved it so much that we had to go buy one for our 1.5 year old goddaughter who also loves playing with it too.

As with all the amazing toys from LeapFrog, we love the learning aspect of the toy as it makes it fun to learn. We love the concept of the ice cream truck and it does provide hours of playtime fun. I have ordered a few ice creams from “Nikki’s Ice Cream Cart” and the best part is that you gain no extra calories from it. 😉

You can really have fun with the Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart as a family too. However, I do need to mention that I rarely get a turn to be the ice cream cart owner as Nikki insists that it is always her turn. This means she really loves this toy and we think your little one will too. It is recommended for children ages two to five years old and it would make a perfect gift.

“This is my favorite toy in the whole entire world and I love screaming ICE CREAM!” – Nikki, Age 5

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview we give it 10 screams out of 5! It is fun, portable, and a whole lot of learning!

To purchase your very own as it would definitely be a great gift idea, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

Momma Braga

*This product was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

 

Bring the Spa To Your Next Kids Party With Cassaria

Kid parties can be a handful and lots of work for the host especially when you are looking for ways to keep the kids entertained. After awhile you feel like you have done it all and by the end of the day you are all exhausted. But what if there is an option for an activity that is relaxing that all the kids will love? Seems like a hard concept to grasp since kids love action!

But we were introduced to a neat idea that does exactly that! We are delighted to introduce you all to Cassaria Mobile Spa who specializes in kids mobile spa parties. Luckily for us, my sister won this in a contest that she entered!

So how did this work for us you are asking? Simple, we arranged a date with the owner, Sasha who is absolutely the most pleasant person to deal with and we booked a date that worked. The next part is where I came into play and it’s my strongest asset, plan the get together. We e-invited Nikki’s closest friends and their moms. We made it into a Moms and their Minis Day. We all deserve some girl time to eat, chat and have a great time. 😉

Spa Party Day

Once our list was confirmed and everyone replied with a yes! We kept the party simple with some pizza, snacks and toys that the young ladies can play with before and after the spa treatment.

As each child awaited eagerly for their turn, you couldn’t help but notice that each one enjoyed the spa treatment. It truly looked like the young ladies were at the spa and it looked SO good! At one point all of us moms looked at one another and wondered how to get in on that action (lol!). But we wanted it to be their day so we watched in awe.

One of Nikki’s friends, Madison, enjoying her spa treatment.

Another one of Nikki’s friends, Julia, enjoying her turn.After each child got their very beautiful nails done, they showed one another and giggled with delight. It was the sweetest thing to see the pure joy that they had. I truly believe this idea was a great hit and success for all of us. Even Nikki couldn’t help but show off her nails to anyone who wanted to take a look.

Nikki showing off her light pink nails and loving it!

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Cassaria Mobile Spa truly brought an element to a kids party that I haven’t seen before and that is calmness. All the young ladies at our party were truly excited to get their nails done and waited so patiently for their turn. They all enjoyed it so much and I know that all us moms watching were wishing that we were them. The service that was provided was amazing from beginning to end. The Mom Boss, Sasha was impeccable and you know that she is skilled at providing spa services as she knew exactly what to do. She was amazing with all the young ladies at our party. They all loved her and she is so down to earth that it made the experience so much more enjoyable.

Now we were very lucky as Mom Boss, Sasha, brought her lovely assistant to help which is her daughter Cassandra. She was the absolute sweetest and we were thrilled to have her join some of our activities.

From left to right: Cassandra of Cassaria, Julia, Nikki and Madison having some colouring fun!

We not only got the manicures for the young ladies but each one got a goody bag and a cupcake that were made by Cristina’s Tortina Shop, all courtesy of Cassaria Mobile Spa. It was an overall amazing experience that was had by all.

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview we give Cassaria Mobile Spa 10 fingers out of 5 (Nikki says 100 out of 5)! The professionalism, kindness and overall great service surpassed all of our expectations. It also made us see that you don’t need a special occasion to have a spa party and it is great to have one.

Us moms got to spend some time chatting and having a great time while our minis had the time of their lives with some relaxation in the process. It was a win-win for everyone and we are truly thankful to Sasha and Cassandra of Cassaria Mobile Spa for everything! Saying that we loved it is an understatement!

If you would like to book Cassaria Mobile Spa for your next party, which we highly recommend, reach out to them on Facebook or Instagram. Please note that their service areas are Brampton, Mississauga, Georgetown, Acton and Barrie.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this is not a sponsored or paid post. All opinions expressed are our own and were not influenced by the company featured in the article.