Review: Mega Bloks Domino Build Game

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My youngest daughter is 5 years old, and she’s in the position of wanting to and being able to play some of the same games that her bigger sisters can, but without yet being able to read very well, there are many games that she just can’t play on her own yet. She loves to [...]

Review: Lola’s Alphabet Train iPhone app

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One thing that I’ve definitely noticed since purchasing my iPhone almost 1-1/2 years ago is that everyone else in my family likes to play with/on it too. That’s easy to understand – there are apps and games and such for everyone, and it’s so easy to download them to try out new ones. I try [...]

Review and Giveaway: National Geographic Little Kids (CLOSED)

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I purchased my very first subscription to National Geographic magazine back when I was in college. As a geography major, I figured that it was appropriate. And I’d remembered looking through the dozens of copies that my parents had when I was a kid, amazed at the beautiful photographs of animals and people from [...]

Review: UNO MOO!

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I can remember learning to play UNO as a kid. And playing it often – most commonly after dance class while my friend and I were waiting for her mom (the dance teacher) to finish teaching her other classes. We played UNO for hours back then. I also played with my own mom and [...]

Review: Itsy Bitsy Spider for iPhone/iPod Touch

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I’ve been thrilled to have had the chance to review the first two apps that Duck Duck Moose created for the iPhone/iPod Touch (Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald) – and am just as glad to have the opportunity to review their newest app as well – Itsy Bitsy Spider. Then again, my girls [...]

Review and Giveaway: Rummino game (CLOSED)

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My daughters take after my husband in a lot of ways – one of which seems to be their love for games of all kinds. Puzzle games, board games – they love all of them. And now that they are getting a little bit older, they’re much more able to play ‘real’ games instead of [...]

Review: Old MacDonald app for iPhone/iPod Touch

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“Old MacDonald had a farm…” Oh yes, that’s one of the best-loved kids sing-along songs ever. Not only is it fun to sing, but it’s educational since it’s one of the best ways I’ve ever found to teach kids what different animals ‘say’. Plus, since nobody ever sings it the same way twice (or in [...]

Giveaway: World Championship Games for the Nintendo DS

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When I was a kid, one of my dad’s jobs was as an arcade game vendor – he was responsible for putting those big video game machines into restaurants and other locations, and then split the profits with each business owner. So we often would have video games (yep, the big consoles) in the house [...]

Review: Wheels on the Bus for iPhone/iPod Touch

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Last year, I took some money that I’d saved, and used it (along with birthday money from my parents) to buy an iPod Touch. What I really wanted was an iPhone, but that will have to wait (at the very least) until we’re upgrade eligible on our AT&T service this summer. But I love my [...]

Giveaway: Zenses for the DS

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Couldn’t we all use a relaxing getaway, especially right about now with the bustle of the holidays and the long, cold, snow-filled winter ahead? I know that the idea of an escape from the challenges and stresses of the house, kids, finances, etc. is sounding pretty good to me. 
Zenses offers a brand new and [...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Giveaway: Build-A-Bear Wii Game

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Gift Guide Category: Gifts For Kids, Tech/Electronic Gifts

Here’s a great opportunity for those of you with a Wii, or who might be finding one under your tree this year! We don’t have a Wii, but it’s something I would love to have someday – especially with fun games like this one available that are rated [...]

Review: Hand and Foot Canasta

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I love to play card games, from Solitaire to Gin Rummy, and Cribbage to Euchre. My mom taught my brother and I to play Gin Rummy when we were kids – and I spent many a night back in college playing Euchre with my roommate and friends, and staying up way too late.  :)  I’m [...]