Hello all my bloggy friends…I’m seriously slacking on the blogging! The holidays are really putting up a fight this year! Hope this little something will make up for it!!
So I have two wonderful things that I was blessed to get the opportunity to review, and my children to help me review! Both opportunities came to me through Pitch it To Me, which has given me some great opportunities.
Review #1 is of an adorable book called Blooming Buddies, written by Deborah Donner and Wendy Peterson. I love kids books and my kids have about a million and one. It is a beautifully illustrated book, and that is really what my daughter loves about it. She’s two and she listens to me read for sure, but its the pictures in this book that really get her attention. It is just a cute and fun thing for her to look at, with bright colors, which have definitely been a learning opportunity for her. Its a sweet story as well about flower friends. I won’t give too much away, but I can guarantee your little girl will love this book.
I know I’ve discovered a winner when I go to check out their website and you find out that the book has received, not only, the Parent Tested, Parent Approved Seal of Approval for 2010, but also The National Parent Center Seal of Approval.
Check out what The National Parenting Center had to say about this book:
“This beautiful book of whimsical verse that conveys kind messages on topics like friendship, manners, politeness and caring, absolutely captured the hearts of our testers. Each and every reviewer noted the gorgeous illustrations which many felt could serve to inspire a budding artist or perhaps a trip to the nursery to start a springtime garden. Blooming Buddies is a superb introduction to poetry and is a wonderful way to bring new vocabulary to your child. You will want to read this book aloud and share its gift with your child often.”—National Parenting Center
There are also some added bonus on the website for your little ones. You can purchase sticker sets and prints for framing and decorating your child’s room, straight out of the book. I am considering a fine art print for my daughters room when she gets her big girl bed next year.
I know that you will love this book. Go to the website, where you check out the inside of the book for yourself.
Review #2, was another great Pitch it To Me opportunity, and this time for my son!!! The Float ‘N Firefly toothbrush by Dr. Fresh. Here is a little bit about Dr. Fresh, from their webpage, “Dr. Fresh, one of the fastest growing oral care companies in the U.S., is a multinational company with distribution in over 35 countries worldwide with major offices in London, UK and Schenzhen, China. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company offers consumers over 250 quality and affordable personal care products. Innovation in new product development has been the foundation of the company’s steady growth and success. Dr. Fresh owns more patents than any other U.S. oral care company.”
My son is all about teeth brushing and is a member of the “No Cavity” club at our dentist and proudly displays his cute little certificate. So cute. So I received this toothbrush and I love the way it is thicker at the bottom, right off the bat. It is easy for him to hold and manipulate. And even though I’ve never had a problem getting him to brush his teeth, the timer thing is a great feature in a toothbrush for a child. It lights up and the little animal and glitter that float around inside are super fun. He will sit and stare at it in the mirror as he’s brushing. He really enjoys brushing his teeth with this toothbrush, and watching for the light to go off. And for a reasonable price, why not make teeth brushing fun! Check out the website for the maker and check out the website for the Firefly toothbrush , where you can find some fun things for the kids, including games. There is also a facebook page! You can purchase the firefly toothbrush online at places like Dentist.net and they are also available at many of your local retailers, including Big Lots, Dollar General, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart!
**“Disclosure: I was provided with a JumpStart membership at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.”