Tag: Holiday Gift Ideas

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower races into playtime and your kiddies will love it! Create one big tower or two racing tracks and watch the cars race. Who will win? Everyone as fun will be the end game.” – Momma Braga

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower

Let’s go for a super spiral ride! Assemble the set with two side-by-side ramps, or put it all together for an amazing three-foot corkscrew tower! Place the Race Car on the launcher at the start line. Press the trophy to launch the vehicle through the switch track. Will you go down the spiral speedway, or through the stunt track for a bumpy thrill ride? It’s time for a racing adventure!

Expand & Explore

Connect to the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Track Pack or other playsets (each sold separately) to expand your Ultimate Corkscrew Tower and inspire creativity.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower has been an ultimate favorite in our home. Once we assembled it, it was off to the races daily! There are so many great features and it offers hours of fun for all the kiddies.

Race Car

The race car has an on/off switch and you can hear songs, fun phrases and sounds. You can push the face button to hear them and the light will flash with sounds. There is also an action button on the side which will activate the vehicle’s mechanical feature and hear fun sounds.

Of course the fun sounds doesn’t end with the race car as you can place it on the Ultimate Corkscrew Tower to hear melodies and more.

Spiral Tower

The main attraction is the spiral tower that you can either have it as a tower or have two side-by-side ramps. You can decide how you want the race to go. Our go-to has been the spiral tower as Nikki loves being able to reach the top and watch the race car speed all the way down.

You can place the Race Car or any SmartPoint vehicle (each sold separately) on any of the playset’s five SmartPoint locations to trigger fun sounds, song or phrases.

Nikki demonstrates how it works and gives her rating in the latest YouTube video. We might be launching this as a new segment of our blog called, Nikki Talk. 😉

Our Rating

As you head from Nikki herself in her YouTube video, that she gives the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower 100 out of 5! Nikki truly loves this toy and has played it with every single day since it arrived in our home. This would definitely been an amazing gift idea for any occasion.

If you would like to purchase this ultimate super fun toy, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that we were provided this toy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own. We do not make commission off of toy sales.

Switch & Go Series Will Transform Playtime Fun

Switch & Go will ignite your child’s imagination as you transform the toys in the series. You can turn the Switch & Go that you pick into either a helicopter, bulldozer, racer or into other forms. It all depends on which one you pick but you will have a great time either way! A must have this holiday season.” – Momma Braga

Switch & Go™ Velociraptor Helicopter

Switch between a Velociraptor and a helicopter with an LCD screen that changes from dino eyes to a pilot. Enjoy awesome sound effects and cool phrases in both modes.

Race and roar into a supercool world where ferocious dinosaurs change into tough vehicles with the Switch & Go™ Velociraptor Helicopter! The swift, smart raptor inspires imaginative play with animated LCD eyes and dinosaur sound effects and phrases. Launch the rocket claw! Then switch up playtime by transforming the dino into a heroic helicopter with a few simple moves. Watch how the dino eyes on the LCD screen turn into a helicopter pilot and hear how the voice changes, too! Turn on the search light or spin the helicopter’s rotor blades for role-play action. Bring your Switch & Go™ world to life with 70+ responses and sound effects in both modes. Challenge the other Switch & Go dinos to a fearsome match-up. Who is most powerful? Strongest? Toughest? Smartest? Dinosaurs rule! Additional Switch & Go™ dinosaurs sold separately.
Intended for ages 4–8 years. Requires 2 AA batteries. Batteries included for demo purposes only. New batteries recommended for regular use.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Switch & Go™ Velociraptor Helicopter has transformed our playtime to loads of fun! It offers very cool features such as the LED button; talk button to hear the dino or pilot talk; sound effects to hear the cool sound effects; searchlight; launch activator; propeller activator and motion sensor. Yes lots of features to check out!

What got us most excited about was transforming it from a velociraptor to helicopter. It took Nikki just a minute to figure out how to change it all and she decided it would be best to demonstrate it in a video. Nikki also shares her rating in the video below. I think her rating hits a new record on the #MelAndNikkiReview.

You heard it directly from Nikki as she gives the Switch & Go Velociraptor Helicopter ten hundred out of 5! This is one of the coolest toys we have played with and we do recommend it for girls and boys. Let your imagination literally soar with this velociraptor and all the others in the series. The Switch & Go series is available exclusive at Mastermind Toys. To learn more, click here.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
-Momma Braga
*Please note that this toy was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own and we do not make commission off of toy sales.

Bring The Inner Star Out With The KidiZoom Creator Cam

“KidiZoom Creator Cam brought out the inner star in our little one as she embraced her own series called, Nikki Talk. It offered all the tools she needed to be creative and create her own videos in a safe environment. This product is on our hot and recommended list.” – Momma Braga

KidiZoom® Creator Cam

Be a kid creator with the KidiZoom® Creator Cam digital camera! Create awesome videos with this high-definition video camera kit. Use the included green screen and 20+ animated backgrounds to get chased by a T-Rex, go to outer space or make yourself disappear! Set up your shot with the tabletop tripod/selfie stick and built-in microphone, then use the easy on-screen editing and creativity tools to create trick shots and time-lapse video.

Intended for ages 5–10 years. Video can only be uploaded via included USB cable at parent’s discretion. Green screen required for some special effects. Camera has a microSD card slot to increase storage up to 32 GB (card not included). Requires 3.7-volt lithium ion battery, included. Recharge battery with included USB cable.

#MelAndNikkiReview

KidiZoom Creator Cam is the must have product of the year! The reasons are endless as we have been loving it since the moment it arrived in our home. Nikki shrieked in excitement and couldn’t wait to give the KidiZoom into action.

Here are Nikki’s highlights of why she loves the KidiZoom Creator Cam and why it will be the hottest product of the year.

Creative Videos

The options and backgrounds available to do the videos provides the landscape of creativity. Nikki loved creating her own videos and mixing them up for her series of “Nikki Talk.” Her favorites are the Award Show (she is always winning many awards), the dinosaur (she loves pretending to be outrunning one), and News Report (she loves keeping everyone informed on the Nikki latest).

As a parent I love this feature as it offers so much and to see my child create and grow is amazing. Each video Nikki creates is better than the next as she gets more creative with each one. Nikki has been comfortable sharing her videos online which is perfectly fine as we get to enjoy them together as a family. It provides us with great entertainment and created by our little one.

High Quality Photos

We love capturing photos and Nikki is not shy to smile for the camera. Now she has her very own with a selfie stick included to take all her special moments on her own time. Nikki loves selecting the different borders available for her photos. We must mention that she also enjoys taking unexpecting photos of us and then we laugh when we look back at them. It has given us the opportunity to create some fun memories together.

Games

There are three built-in games that you can play which are Cake Master, River Cat and Bee Mission. Nikki’s favorite is Bee Mission and if she isn’t creating videos or snapping photos; then she will be playing Bee Mission and collecting as much honey as possible. How sweet! 😉

Easy to Operate

At first you may wonder how your child or you will navigate all the amazing features that the KidiZoom Creator Cam offers. However, no need to fear as they are easy to grasp and before you know it, your child will have everything memorized. Nikki now shows us every single feature and how to make everything work. It amazes me how quickly kids can pick everything up. All you need is set up the basics and watch them shine like the star that they are.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this product 10 million stars out of 5! “This is the best camera ever! It is so much fun and I love looking back to see what I created by myself. I get so proud that I can do something all on my own and be my own star.” – Nikki. Age 6.

If you would like to purchase this amazing camera for a star in your family, click here. You will need to do it quick as this item will be a hot one this holiday season.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this product was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own and we do not make commission off of product sales.

RockIt Twist The Portable Game System That Rocks!

“RockIt Twist is a portable game system that truly rocks! Bring a different twist to learning fun to a child with this great product by LeapFrog.” – Momma Braga

RockIt Twist™ Handheld Gaming System

Twist, turn, play and learn with the RockIt Twist™ rotatable, single-player game system with three profiles! Four sides of colorful, light-up controls include buttons, dials, a spinner, slider, switch and D-pad to provide a totally unique way to play exciting video games. During game play, one of the eight game controls will light up to indicate when each control is needed throughout a game. Nurture three adorable virtual RockIt Pets™ that hatch and grow from eggs. 12 preloaded games across five game play categories have three levels of difficulty that help kids learn skills including literacy, math, problem-solving and creativity all while having fun! Since there’s no need for Wi-Fi, kids can play anywhere. Listen to your own music with the built-in MP3 player. Volume controls and headphone jack are also included. Game packs (sold separately) include more games, plus a new RockIt Pets™ virtual pet and a RockIt Pets™ figure to match.

Great for ages four to eight years. Rechargeable batteries included.

Feature Highlights

There are so many amazing features of the RockIt Twist™ that your child will just adore. Here are some of the highlights.

Light-up game controls

Four sides of colorful light-up controls to turn and play include a switch, spinner, dials, buttons and D-pad that surround the screen for a unique play experience.

Learning Games

Explore literacy, math, problem solving, science, creativity and social-emotional skills through three levels of age-appropriate curriculum.

Virtual RockIt Pets™

Nurture, play and grow three virtual pets.

Soft Bumper

Protective bumper is designed to help protect against short drops.

MP3 Player

Add your own music via USB and play it using the built-in speaker with play it using the built-in speaker with volume control or plug headphones (sold separately) into the headphone jack.

Compact and Portable

Perfectly sized for kids’ hands and doesn’t require Wi-Fi so it’s great for on-the-go play.

Three Profiles

Includes two regular profiles and a guest profile. Both regular profiles can save their progress and grow their own pets. Amazing feature especially for siblings to share without the fuss. 😉

Themed Game Packs

Download more games, plus get a new RockIt Pet virtual pet and figure to match (each sold separately).

#MelAndNikkiReview

RockIt Twist™ is the perfect game system for your child. The features mentioned above are all fantastic and it teaches so much while having fun. It offers creativity, literacy, mathematics, problem solving and social emotional in game form.

Gaming with a twist is exactly what you can expect from this great product and it will be well received this holiday season. You can even add onto this game with other games which are sold separately.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview we give the RockIt Twist™ 10 twists out of 5!This will be a hot and must have this holiday season.

If you would like to purchase the RockIt Twist™click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this product was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own and we do not make commission on sales.

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.

#MelAndNikkiReview

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.