Friday, July 31, 2015

Childrens Headphones that Fit Perfectly!

Finding the perfect headphones for Miss M seemed impossible until we tried Snug Plug n Play headphones.  Not only are these headphones adorable but they fit her little 5 year old head perfectly and she still has plenty of room to grow.  I wish I would have had these when she was 3 and had just received her Innotab3.  The cheap ones that came with it where monstrous and broke within a week of use.  These may not last forever but the value is unbeatable.
  The sound quality is spectacular and according to my daughter they are very comfortable.  Not only are these headphones super durable but they are super lightweight. And since these help block outside noise (not noise canceling) she stays focused thus making these a great addition to our learning tools.
Although with Bluetooth technology and most headphones now being wireless, I actually appreciate the fact that these are wired because it keeps Miss M grounded.  She has the hardest time sitting still so these being plugged in definitely help with that.  No more walking around carrying the tablet.
Affordable
Comfortable
High Quality
Durable
Great Sound Quality
Perfect Fit for Little Heads
Adorable
Multiple Color Options
Lightweight
I love that she is able to watch a movie or play a game without constantly fidgeting with her headphones.  
The Plug n Play kids headphones are on sale so now is the time to stop by Amazon to snag a pair for that child in your life! Shipping is free to Prime members.

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Education can be fun! Pet Playland Giveaway!

Learning Resources has hit another home run with their Gears! Gears! Gears! line of building toys.   Their newest of the collection is the Pet Playland Set and has been a huge hit in our home.  If you have been following me for awhile, you probably know by now, that LearningResources® is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company has over 1000 high-quality products.  They offer educational toys, classroom materials, educational games, learning toys, development toys, and much more. 


Back to the awesome Pet Playland set...
With the Pet Playland you create a whirling wonderland of four friendly and adorable pets.  Intended for ages 4 and up, this colorful 83 piece set is not only fun to build but a joy to play with.   
 This set could not have arrived at a better time.  Lately Princess M has been talking a lot about Legos and building and this set takes that to another level.   It took M (5 years) about 20 minutes to build according to the instructions and a couple of hours of play before wanting to build something else. She has also been creating different mechanisms all day.  She has become the "Masterbuilder" (Just like in the Lego Movie).
 The pieces are easy to connect and pull, yet they stay together when you lift them, making them easy to transfer from place to place. 
 The finished product.  Who ever said that learning can't be fun?
And now we play. For easy clean up just pull a few a the bigger pieces apart and place them back in the box.  The only suggestion I have for this product is a non slip bottom for the base /lower square pieces to keep them from slipping on tables or hardwood floor while turning the gears.  Not a deal breaker, it would just ease some possible frustrations for the child.

Not enough pieces to build what you want?  All Gears!Gears!Gears! are interchangeable! More sets=More imagination and fun.
Here is one of her creations!
Add some My Little Ponies to another and you're set!

Learning Resources offers so much more than just this playset.  They have games, puzzles, play food, and electronic toys.  As homeschooler, I was happy to find that Learning Resources has a Resource Center and articles for learning at home.  I also discovered that they offer a full line of products made especially for children with special needs. 

LearningResources website is fast and responsive.  While browsing you can search by age, category, subject, brand or sale items, making it super easy to find just what you are looking for quickly.  

You can find the Pet Playland on both the Learning Resources site and Amazon!
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Our totally awesome sponsors over at Learning Resources have generously offered to giveaway a The Gears! Gears! Gears! Pet Playland Building Set to one lucky Party of Four reader.   

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Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

A Must Read Inspirational Autobiography- Free to Amazon Prime Members


From business owner to writer
Mercia Tapping tells her autobiographical, inspirational story of recovering from grief from the death of her husband with brain cancer, near financial ruin, and journals her road through breast cancer. 


She tells her tale with brutal honesty from the heart, as she seeks to find her Voice and purpose for living. She shares life lessons learned along her journey. Her book will make you cry, smile and inspire you. 



NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

I wrote this book for several reasons.

Firstly, by keeping journal entries of what was undoubtedly one of the worst years of my life, I sought to heal myself by writing not only about the pain, but also the miracles that occurred along the way. Both pain and miracles occurred in abundance. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing of all, was the love and compassion shown to me by friends, as well as by perfect strangers.  

Secondly, I sought to find my Voice, and by that I meant the ability to write and speak on subjects about which I am passionate. I have always written and spoken from the heart and after my husband's death, my world was flat and muted. I have found my Voice again and I have a clarity of purpose for this next phase of my life. That clarity both brings me peace and a sense of excitement about the future. 

Thirdly, it was my intention when starting this book that it would somehow inspire other who have to travel a similar path to mine in the future. It is an autobiographical tale of rising up with courage to face incredible adversity and tragedy, and the eventual triumph of the human spirit. We all need to be reminded of that. I intend to carry my message of " Only One Life: Don't Waste It" not only through this book, but through speaking engagements, a blog and Facebook page. This message will be the final legacy of my life for as long as God chooses to keep me on this planet.

Mercia Tapping

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Too busy for wellness? Anna is here to help!- Sponsored Post

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mega Fun with Marble Fun Run


Here at party of four we love to create, build, and play. And we are always looking for ways to have some family fun.  We have never owned a Marble Maze before so we decided to give it a try.  I'm glad we did. My family (including Hubby) and I thoroughly enjoyed the Marble Fun Run by Mega Fun. 

 
This colorful marble fun run comes with 75 pieces, 30 Mega Marbles and 30 bonus marbles for a total of 60 marbles. Note: In order for Mega Fun Marble Fun Run to flow smoothly, you must use the provided marbles.  Universal/regular size marbles are larger and will get stuck in the pieces. 
  The colorful pieces help stimulate the brain as kids use their creativity to create endless designs. The pieces can be arranged in countless ways. They attach easily and stay together nicely. You can use the provided instructions or create a maze of your very own.    My 5 year old loves this set and loves to create new structures with it.  This type of building helps develop spacial skills and problem solving.  I love that this set comes with some translucent pieces, making it easier to follow the marbles.
Although made with semi-brittle plastic and windmill pieces that don’t always work, I still think that this set is great for the price and will hold up to a moderate amount of abuse. With the cost being so reasonable, if some pieces do break, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to order another set giving you more pieces to build an even bigger run.  Overall,  I am highly impressed with Mega Fun's Marble Fun Run and think it the perfect gift for that "little one" in your life.

To purchase via Amazon or learn more click here.

Due to the small marble pieces I would not leave young ones unattended.

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Monday, June 15, 2015

Bubble Train Fun!!!

We received a new toy this weekend.  It was a huge hit.  The 

Happy Choo-Choo Motion Train is awesome.  My kids loved it.  Bubbles shoot right out of the smoke stack.  It creates a ton of tiny bubbles that are so fun to try and pop. My daughter's friends from next door even came out to join her when they saw her playing with it.  


I absolutely love the bump and go feature on the train. If it does happen to bump into something, it quickly turns and spins in a different direction.  I also love that this toy keeps the kids moving

The lights and sounds are a neat feature.  Unfortunately the music is a tad loud and the product provides no volume or motion only switch.  This isn't a huge problem because I have a no bubbles in the house rule so we only use it outside.  It is also not very durable so I suggest adult supervision.   If dropped the plastic shell of the train is more than likely going to break.

 

The train came with a small bottle of bubbles and the tiny funnel to pour the bubbles into the train.  I like that the place to fill the bubble and the cap are both parts of the train making it a tad more realistic.  It requires 3- AAA batteries that would have been nice if included but it is not a deal breaker.

This is a such a fun toy for kids to enjoy and would make a great gift.

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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