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Myla’s Sparkling Friends | Toy Review

“Myla’s Sparkling Friends Mia the Unicorn is the perfect gift for a child. Mia provides a colorful world of magic that a child can embrace in and use their creativity to have even more fun.” – Momma Braga

Myla’s Sparkling Friends Mia the Unicorn

Playtime is magical with Myla’s Sparkling Friends Mia the Unicorn! This beautiful unicorn toy talks, sings and lights up with a kaleidoscope of colors. Touch Mia’s magical necklace, then touch her horn, eyes and wings to change their color. Mia will respond with more than 100 fun, magical responses about her mood, feelings and lucky colors. Sing a colorful duet with Mia by touching her mouth. Squeeze Mia’s legs to flap her wings and trigger lights and playful responses. Brush her mane and tail using the included comb and add some extra flair with two hair clips for you to share. Collect all of Myla’s Sparkling Friends (each sold separately) for more colorful play!

Intended for ages 4+ years. Requires 2AAA batteries. Batteries included for demo purposes only. New batteries recommended for regular use.

Product Features

Myla’s Sparkling Friends Mia the Unicorn offers so much fun for children and here are some of our favorites.

Color Mia

Mia lights up in the colors you choose for her. Press Mia’sĀ Charm Button to choose a color. Then, touch her eyes, horn and wings to add the selected color to them. Nikki’s favorite colors are red and pink on Mia but you really can’t go wrong with any of the colors. šŸ™‚

Mia’s Mood

Mia expresses her mood through color. Press herĀ Light-Up Horn Button to see how she feels. Then, touch her eyes or wings for some additional color commentary.

Color Fun

Mia likes to pick a lucky color for you. Press herĀ Wing SensorĀ and she’ll select a lucky color and tell you how that color makes her feel.

Tell Mia Your Wishes

Mia wants you to share your wishes and dreams with her. Cover and hold one of Mia’sĀ Eye SensorsĀ and she’ll ask you to tell her your wishes. Keep herĀ Eye Sensor covered as you tell her. Uncover herĀ Eye Sensor and she’ll tell you how much she loves your wishes.

We absolutely love this feature and Nikki loves making wishes. The best part for Nikki is having Mia tell her how much she loves Nikki’s wishes. These wishes have become special to Nikki as she won’t share them so they will come true. šŸ˜‰

Musical Mia

Mia loves to sing. Tap Mia’sĀ Mouth Button, and she will sing, hum or even surprise you with a kiss! Careful, sometimes she even burps!

Nikki loves the kisses and the burps make Nikki giggle. We love the burps as it happens to the best of us and Mia does it in the most adorable way!

Flying Fun

Who wouldn’t want to fly?! Mia sure does love to fly and you can help her by flapping her wings by pressing herĀ Leg Lever. She’ll make magical sounds and cheer as she pretends to zoom through the sky.

Cuddle and Care

Every unicorn needs love. Pet Mia’sĀ Eye SensorsĀ orĀ Wing SensorĀ to take care of her and get some fun surprises. šŸ˜‰

#MelAndNikkiReview

Myla’s Sparkling Friends Mia the Unicorn is the perfect addition for playtime. You can have hours of fun with all the great features and you can collect them all! Yes there are other friends to get and Nikki has her eyes on all of them!

Mia provides a colorful world of magic that a child can embrace in and use their creativity to have even more fun.

“It is fun and the best toy because it changes colors and sings to you. Mia is the perfect unicorn friend and you know how much I love unicorns mom!” – Nikki, Age 6

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Mia the Unicorn 10 rainbows out of 5! According to Nikki our rating should actually be one hundred million so it clearly went off the charts! If you would like to purchase Mia the Unicorn from this collection, click here.

To see more of Myla’s Friends, click here.

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.

Count & Win Sports Center Is The Must Have Interactive Sports Toy

“The Count & Win Sports Center is the must have interactive sports toy! You literally will be counting the fun with this great product from VTech Toys.” – Momma Braga

Count & Win Sports Centerā„¢

Win the learning game with the Count & Win Sports Center. Toddlers get their muscles moving with a soccer ball to exercise their legs and feet, and a basketball to get little arms and hands working. Make a basket! It’s easy to practice counting with a basket that keeps the score. One, two, three! Pull down the basket for a slam dunk. Score a goal! The friendly goalie will cheer you on with encouraging phrases. The animated LED scoreboard keeps the learning and the energy going. Little fingers get a fine-motor workout, too, with buttons to press, gears that turn and a trophy that slides back and forth. Learn about shapes, colors, numbers and good sportsmanship as you enjoy 65+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases. Toddlers grow fast, and this sports center grows with them with two adjustable height levels. Get your child a gift they’ll be able to use for months to come. Count on it!

Feature Highlights

Interactive sports toy with goal, goalie, soccer ball and basketball encourages counting and gross-motor skills. Here are some highlights.

  • Score a basket or make a goal and the smart sports center responds with cheerful sounds and phrases to keep the fun going.
  • The scoreboard displays the number of points on the animated screen to reinforce learning and encourage the action.
  • Growth spurts are no problem with this two-level, adjustable-height basketball hoop.
  • 65+ songs, sounds, melodies and phrases keep the fun and learning going, encouraging gross and fine motor skill development.

#MelAndNikkiReview

Count & Win Sports Center is the must have interactive sports toy of the year! It truly provides “countless” hours of fun and learning. šŸ˜‰ We love how interactive it is and it gets kids moving. That extra physical activity is amazing for the little ones and they can really build their fine motor skills.

The Count & Win Sports Center is perfect for toddlers from 12 to 36 months. We tested it out with my goddaughter, Adriana who was very excited to try it out. She loved being able to play basketball and count along as she got the baskets in. We can’t forget to mention her love for kicking the soccer ball and scoring a goal! Not only did the sports center cheered for her but we all did too! We all became sports fanatics for Team Adriana and Team Nikki. šŸ™‚ The confidence shined brightly through each activity that Adriana tried and that was amazing to see.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give the Count & Win Sports CenterĀ 10 goals out of 5!Ā With loads of learning, this basketball and soccer sports toy makes the perfect baby or toddler gift for any occasion. If you would like to purchase this awesome play center, click here.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

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

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 ElephantĀ 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 theĀ 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,Ā 10 flaps out of 5!Ā 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.

 

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 WheelsĀ®.

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! šŸ™‚

“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 CarsonĀ® 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!

#MelAndNikkiReview

Go! Go! Cory CarsonĀ® Freddie’s Firehouseā„¢

Go on a rescue mission with Freddie Firetruck and Chrissy Carson at the Go! Go! Cory CarsonĀ® Freddie’s Firehouseā„¢ just like in the original series, Go! Go! Cory CarsonĀ® ! 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 PlayZoneā„¢ location at the bottom to hear each character say unique phrases. Place any SmartPointĀ® character (sold separately) on the SmartPointĀ® location at the firehouse door to hear them talk, play msusic and see them light up. Help save the day!

#NikkiRating

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. šŸ˜‰

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 CarsonĀ® DJ Train Trax & the Roll Trainā„¢

Get ready to dance with Cory, Chrissy and DJ Train Trax & the Roll Trainā„¢ just like in the original series, Go! Go! Cory CarsonĀ®! 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 SmartPointĀ® character (sold separately) on the SmartPointĀ® location in the DJ booth to hear them talk, play music and see them light up. Wicky-wicky, woo-woo!

#NikkiRating

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! šŸ˜‰

“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! šŸ˜‰

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.

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,Ā 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! šŸ˜‰

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.” šŸ˜‰

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. šŸ˜‰

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.

 

Kidizoom Pixi Is The Fun Way To Take Selfies For Kids

If your child is anything like mine, then they are probably trying to get a hold of your phone to take selfies (or it could just be mine). Either way, we have just been introduced to an amazing new product by VTech Toys and we just HAVE to share it with all of you!

Introducing, Kidizoom Pixi, a compact camera that allows you to take super-fun selfies and pictures of friends. The flip-top lid makes it easy to take pictures with one hand. Kids can customize their look with face and hair filters or add fun and silly photo effects (50+)! The camera comes with five games including Master Chef, Animal Connect 4 and a magic augmented reality game. Of course there are parental controls that allow adults to turn off games and set time limits.

This kid-sized take-along camera helps little photographers see their world in a whole new way.

Product Highlights

  • Compact-sized camera with a flip-top lid makes one-handed picture-taking easy! Stylish, light and small enough to fit in your bag or backpack
  • Little photographers can take selfies and photos of friends, then stylize them with fun filters or add silly photo effects
  • Comes with five games including Master Chef, Animal Connect 4 and a magic augmented-reality game
  • Intended for ages 4-9 years. Rechargeable battery and USB charging cable included. MicroSD card slot for expandable memory up to 32 GB
  • Parental controls allow adults to turn off games and set time limits

#MelAndNikkiReview

Kidizoom Pixi has been a great hit in our home and it is very evident as I scan through all the selfies that Nikki has taken of herself. Not to mention the ones that she has taken of us without us even noticing (those are the funniest to see). Nikki is a natural and of course she knew exactly what to do as soon as she had the Kidizoom Pixi in her hands. I on the other hand, needed to read the pamphlet that comes with the product to understand how everything works. šŸ˜‰

We love how compact, kid-friendly and safe it is. Also love the parental control options available on the Kidizoom Pixi!!! It amazes me to see how much one can do on such a small device and it provides some super-fun entertainment for children. We highly recommend this product for children ages four to nine and especially if your child loves taking photos! You can even transfer the photos as keepsakes. Can’t wait to show Nikki all the selfies she took when she was five years old. šŸ™‚

“I love taking my own pictures and it is so cute and small!” – Nikki, Age 5

If you would like to purchase your very own, click here. This product will definitely be a hot item on anyone’s wish list. šŸ˜‰

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

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