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#TTPM Spring Showcase 2017

#TTPM Spring Showcase 2017

It has been a crazy couple of weeks of traveling and now sick kids, but in between it all I was able to fit in a visit to the TTPM Spring Showcase 2017 in NYC.

It just so happened to fall on “Take Your Child to Work Day,” which was perfect. What kid doesn’t want to play with toys all day? My two had a great time and even tried to walk away with a few of the toys that were on display.

This was my first ever event as a blogger and I learned so much! Not only about all of the new and upcoming toy releases, but about media events like this in general. But you don’t want to hear about that, right? You want to see and hear about the good stuff – the toys!

So many toys!

 

There were so many brands exhibiting at the TTPM Spring Showcase that we didn’t even have a chance to visit all of the tables before we had to hit the road. But of those we did visit, the toys were pretty epic and I can’t wait for some of them to come out!

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I think my daughter’s favorite was the Gazillion Giant Bubble Mill from Funrise (last clip in the video). Both of my kids love bubbles, but since the Bubble Mill is a nonstop bubble maker, it’s easier for my daughter to handle and much less messy than traditional bubbles, which she usually dumps out before she can blow any bubbles.

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She also loves the Minions so we spent some time playing with all of the Minion toys. One that I wasn’t able to get a good clip of was a Minion that is controlled by your iPad. How fun is that?!

My daughter will be so excited when Despicable Me 3 comes out and it might just be her first movie theater visit. Despicable Me 2 was my son’s first, now that I think about it. We just can’t get enough of those Minions!

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It’s hard to tell which was my son’s favorite because he enjoyed playing with so many of the toys, but if I had to narrow it down I’d probably say the Fast & Furious cars (clip included in the video) from Universal Brand Development.

He stood there and played with a car in each hand, for at least 5 minutes. He didn’t want to leave and when I did finally get him to move on to something else, he tried to take the cars with him!

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Aside from that, he really enjoyed all of the Cars 3 toys. He’s been a big Cars fan since he was two or three. One year we threw him a Cars party (I think his 3rd birthday). So I know he’s super stoked for the new Cars 3 release.

He played with Mattel’s Disney-Pixar Cars 3 Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset (that’s a mouthful) for a bit, trying to knock Miss Fritter’s bus out of the way for the derby win.

And this only scratches the surface! There were so many more brands and so many more toys at the showcase.

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Super Impulse Ltd.

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Beach House Group (Antsy Pants)

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Spin Master

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KidzGames (Kap It)

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DC Super Hero Girls

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 The Toy Box

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Whiffer Sniffers

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Jay at Play

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LEGO

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PlayMonster

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Tucker Toys

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Alex Brands

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Zing Global Ltd.

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Pacific Cycle

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Is that enough toys for you? This isn’t even all of them! Those I included in the video aren’t pictured here, so be sure to check it out. And like I said earlier, we didn’t have time to stop at all of the tables, so just imagine everything that could be missing.

What toy or new movie are you most excited about?

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Making Time for a Learning LeapStart with LeapFrog + #Giveaway

~As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.~

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

There’s nothing I love more than hearing my son having fun, while personally knowing he’s learning simultaneously.  This time it’s the new LeapStart from LeapFrog that has his brain gears on the go.  Yeap, LeapFrog is at it again with their creative and innovative learning and educational tools for kids.

The newest addition, LeapStart, is an all-in-one interactive early learning system for kids ages 2-7, that covers a variety of topics, including shapes, colors, math, the alphabet, reading, writing, STEM, and even geography and space science.  But what I think makes LeapStart extra special is that not only does it touch on school subjects, but it also helps develop your child’s social, emotional and life skills.  That’s not something a lot of other learning and educational toys can teach, and it’s important that our children start learning such skills early on.

So, you know what it teaches, but how does LeapStart work?  Well, LeapStart systems are a large electronic book-like device that you open, place a LeapStart Activity Book in the center, and use a stylus pen to interact with the Activity Book.

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Each Activity Book is packed full of 30+ fun games and challenges.  There are 16 books in the LeapStart collection, 4 for each educational level, ranging between Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade.  On every page there’s a new type of interaction in which your child uses the stylus pen to interact with the book and in return the book talks and sings aloud, telling your child what to do.

Whether your child is tracing numbers, learning compound words, or exploring outer space, they’re having fun all at the same time while using their LeapStart interactive system.

Check out this video of the LeapStart in action!

 

My son loves “playing” with his LeapStart, but he doesn’t realize he’s learning at the same time.  Shhh – if you don’t tell, I won’t tell.  One of the things I like about the LeapStart system is how it prompts him to start over or try again when he makes an error.  It doesn’t alert him in a negative manner that he was wrong or did something incorrectly, but just asks him to try again.  The positive reinforcement, practice and repetition is the perfect combination for successful learning.

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

To take learning a step further, LeapStart is available in 2 different systems, LeapStart Jr. and LeapStart Sr., each of which is designed with different ages, skills, and educational levels in mind.  Review the details of each one to determine which system best fits your child’s needs.  For reference, my son has the LeapStart Sr.

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  • Recommended for ages 2-4
  • Includes Preschool & Pre-K sampler book
  • Easy to hold stylus for little hands
  • Easy grip handle for convenient carrying
  • Works with all LeapStart Activity Books

LeapStart Sr.

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

 

  • Recommended for ages 5-7
  • Includes Kindergarten and 1st Grade sampler book
  • Stylus designed to support proper writing grip
  • Storage pocket for carrying extra activity book
  • Works with all LeapStart Activity Books

 

 

And guess what!  LeapFrog has provided me with an extra LeapStart to give away to one lucky reader.  Woohoo!  Be sure to enter below and you could win a LeapStart prize pack consisting of a LeapStart Sr. ($39.99), Kids’ World Atlas Activity Book ($12.99) and Superhero Vocabulary Activity Book ($12.99)!

Connect with LeapFrog: Website / Facebook / Twitter

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This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on August 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited.
*This post contains affiliate links.  In exchange for an honest review, I received a sample free of charge from LeapFrog as part of the LeapFrog Mom Squad.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Unlike other giveaways, the giveaway item(s) were provided to me and therefore, I am responsible for fulfillment of the prize.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for Easter Surprises with LeapFrog

Making Time for Easter Surprises with LeapFrog

Holy cow, Easter has just snuck up on me this year!  Please tell me I’m not the only one.  I haven’t purchased one single piece of Easter candy or vacuumed up one single piece of stringy straw filling, much less even thought about what to put in my kids’ Easter baskets.

I usually have the hardest time figuring out what substantial item(s) I’m going to put in their baskets, but with the help of LeapFrog, this year I don’t have that problem.

If you need a little last minute help like me, here is the answer you’ve been looking for:

LeapFrog Easter Gift Guide

With choices for both younger and older kids, you’re sure to find something your child will enjoy.

LeapFrog Easter Gift Guide for Younger Kids

  1. LeapFrog My Pal Scout – $15.99
  2. LeapFrog AlphaPup – $24.34
  3. LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven – $14.77
  4. LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket– $18.99
  5. LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Remote – $9.35

LeapFrog Easter Gift Guide for Older Kids

  1. LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Gaming System – $32.99
  2. LeapFrog Epic 7″ Android-based Kids Tablet 16GB, Green – $116.15
  3. LeapTV Blaze and the Monster Machines Educational, Active Video Game – $19.99
  4. LeapFrog Blaze & The Monster Machines Imagicard Learning Game for LeapFrog Tablets – $24.99
  5. LeapFrog Word Whammer – $15.50

The prices I have listed here are all current prices on Amazon, but be aware that they can change at any time.  And can I just OH.MY.GOODNESS to the LeapTV price!  It’s only $32.99!!!!

I’ve decided I’m going to get my son some new games for his LeapTV and my daughter would absolutely love Scout’s Learning Lights Remote.

Which of these would your kiddo enjoy in their Easter basket?

*This post may contain affiliate links.  This is not a sponsored post, however, I am a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies, disclosure, and disclaimer here.

 

Making Time for LeapFrog Fun with 50% Off

50% Off LeapFrog Fun

We are definitely a LeapFrog family and our kids have everything from the Number Lovin’ Oven, to Scout’s Build & Discover Tool Set, to a LeapTV, and even the LeapPad Platinum and Epic tablets.

Yea, so you get my point.  We LOVE LeapFrog!

So in return for all the love we give, LeapFrog is showing their appreciation this Valentine’s weekend (next 3 days) and offering up to 50% off!

When you visit their online store, you’ll see that apps and games are already 20-40% off.  Add what you want to your cart and head to checkout.

Once there, enter promo code XOXO to get even more savings!  The already marked savings in addition to the promo code will give you up to 50% off the original price.

Make time this weekend for LeapFrog fun with this 50% off and spread the love with your friends and family.