JumpStart Academy

Check out this awesome offer from JumpStart Academy!

While families, students, and educational leaders are being affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), JumpStart Academy is offering three of its programs (JumpStart Academy PreschoolJumpStart Academy Kindergarten and JumpStart Academy Math) at a 50% discount until April 30th, 2020!

While at home, it’s important to maintain educational momentum in kids’ respective academic year and ensure their skills are being practiced.

The JumpStart Academy resource library includes worksheets to practice skills, activities to do together at home or on-the-go and informative articles for parents looking for advice during this time. 

JumpStart Academy is known for its award-winning home and school programs that educators can seamlessly integrate into curriculums and track student progress. Its resource library includes worksheets to practice skills, activities to do together at home or on-the-go and informative articles for parents looking for advice.
● JumpStart Academy Preschool and Kindergarten: provides educational games and
activities for children ages 3 to 8. This ever-growing series covers a wide range of topics
including reading, math, and coding. Consumers can access a FREE 7-day trial and
then purchase a 50% discounted annual subscription to continue the learning for only
$39.99. For more information, please visit, https://www.jumpstart.com/academy/home
● JumpStart Academy Math: is an award-winning online individualized math program
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children. Children master core math concepts through parent assigned lessons or by
independently progressing through a series of practice levels across four math domains. Consumers can access a FREE 15-day trial and then purchase a 50% discounted
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visit, https://www.jumpstart.com/academy/math

Coilz By Relevant Play

So many ways to play!

You can bounce, toss and more! There are super packs and cup packs. There are 50 different styles to collect and so many games! We had so much fun with this! These would make the perfect stocking stuffers!

  • Relevant Play is the global manufacturer of COILZ, a tactile collectible and game, all in one!
  • This set includes: 1 Coilz cup, 6 collectible Coilz, a bocce ball, a distance marker, two backboards, and a collector’s card, plus an additional 8pc collectible blind Super Pack
  • Play over 10 challenging Coilz games.
  • Bounce, roll, flick, and more! Collect all 50 in series 1!

You can purchase these on Amazon for around $18.

King Of The Ring Game By Yulu

We love games! We love simple games the most! Little kids can get frustrated quite easily.. so the more simpler the better… just like this one!

King of the Ring is a game where players race their sumo wrestler to the top of the sumo ring to become King of the Ring! Compete with your opponents by rolling your sumo wrestler to the top of the sumo ring and try to knock the other sumo characters out of the ring. The player whose sumo is elevated up on the podium when time runs out wins and is crowned King of the Ring!

This game is designed for 2-4 Players, ages 4+

This game retails for right around $20 and is exclusively available at Target.

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Antsy Pants Tic Tac Toe Travel Mat

How cute is this?! Such a simple and fun game that you can now take with you on the go! This would be nice to have at school games or just simply on the go!

Work on your strategy skills with the classic game of tic tac toe! Are you x’s or o’s?

Highlights

  • 9 pieces
  • Includes fabric game mat and 4 x’s and 4 o’s
  • Game mat can also double as carrying case. Just sinch the rope and take it where ever you go
  • Great for indoor and outdoor play

 

It retails for right around $20 and can be purchase at Target.

Gridopolis! Super Fun Kids Strategy Game!

This game is so much fun.. and the fun seems to never end.. nor does the creativity! Gridopolis is like a mix between chess and checkers.

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Gridopolis s an easy-to-learn strategy game that is played in three dimensions. Designed for 2- to 4-players (or more!) it can even be modified during gameplay.

You only need a few simple parts, making it quick and easy to learn.

Play the world’s first FULLY three-dimensional strategy game. But watch out – the board changes dynamically during the game!

The board you start with is NOT the board you end up with.

Play with any number of two or more people! Change the number of pieces OR the grid-set size to change the length of your game.

Nodes are pieces that change how a game-pad works. Use a hyper-pad to ‘beam’ somewhere else. Use a blocker-box to shrink the grid-set.

Use the simple system to build other grid-sets AND play other games. Then, whenever you’re ready, create your own original game from scratch.

Too much creativity? Just play one of the already-designed games and take it easy.

I love this game, it really is a lot of fun. You can create your own platform to play on and even make up a whole game of your own! Possibilities are kinda endless! Haha

You can purchase this game on Amazon for right around $40.00.

To find out more check them out here!

 

Smartphone Trivia Dice Game! Fun game for the whole family!

So this game is really neat. It comes with a dice that you roll then scan via your smartphone on the Trivia Dice game app and it gives you trivia questions to answer! So fun!

This would be fun to take when going out to eat to buy some time when waiting for food. It’s super simple to play, we did have a little trouble scanning the dice, but when we moved further away while scanning the dice it seemed to work just fine.

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Completing homework assignments has its rewards not just in the classroom but at home thanks to Smartphone Trivia Dice ($6.99) from Continuum Games, a captivating boutique of cooperative play products. Know-it-alls can challenge mom and dad to a round of trivia or enjoy solo play. The fun is stored right in their phones.

Kids ages nine or above already have a fondness for their cellphones. Instead of texting or watching videos, have them download the Trivia App that becomes a teachable moment (or hour!). A scan-able cube resembling a die appears on the screen. Give it a virtual roll and see where it stops. Each side of the cube reveals a topic ranging from Sports and Entertainment to Science or General Knowledge. There are six trivia categories in all.

When ready for a fresh game, type in the name of each player and follow the instructions to roll and scan the cube. Answer correctly and continue through each category from Geography to Science. But if you miss an answer, you lose your turn. Bragging rights go to the first person that can answers all six categories accurately!

Smartphone Trivia Dice is a fun technology enabled trivia game that uses the scanner on your Smartphone and a unique scan-able cube. Roll the die, scan it, and answer trivia questions on your Smartphone. The side of the die determines your trivia category. Get your question right, go again. Miss it; pass the die to the next player. The first to answer one question correctly in each of the six categories wins! For ages 9+.

Continuum Games makes some really fun game! This is definitely a favorite so far!

You can purchase this game for just $6.99 on Amazon!

– A game loving, Mommy B

Tag With Ryan! Ryan ToysReview iPad game! Dream Team Gamers!

Ryan has launched a game for Apple devices.. and we had to try it out.. oh and it’s free!!

My boys love to play games on hand held devices. This is similar to other games out there, like the Tom Run and Minion Run games.

Ryan, is of course, in the game and so is Combo Panda and Gus the Gummy Gator! It’s so colorful and animated so cute! You can purchase things for the game if you really want to. Ha!

Super simple to play, my 4 and 6 year old had no trouble playing.. me on the other hand.. haha.. well..

Swipe left, right, up and down! That’s pretty much the gist of it.

I couldn’t find this game available for download on the Google Play store, so I think right now it’s only available for Apple devices.

Check out our video review:

I’m sure every kid that watches Ryan’s channel is playing this game!

– A Tagging, Mommy B

Word Mine, A free family game to play on Alexa by Sensible Objects!

If it’s free.. it’s for me!! Right?? Especially something everyone can enjoy!

Word mine is a fun puzzle solving word game by Sensible Objects. It’s part of their Voice Originals line of games. Smart games for smart speakers!

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Sensible Object, an award winning London-based game studio, introduces Word Mine, their newest gaming development in the line of Voice Originals games, which utilize the power of smart voice technology to create an unparalleled play experience. In Word Mine, people of planet Earth have used and discarded all their words, leaving them buried in the ground. Play Word Mine as an explorer on a mission to piece together the forgotten words of the world. You must master the mine by thinking fast and solving the anagrams to bring words back into the world!

Alexa will guide you through Word Mine and help you navigate the game as she looks out for your safety and helps you read the letters, but it’s up to you to solve the word puzzle in time before the mine collapses in on you. Every level uncovers new letters, and it’s up to you to use your lexical prowess to get to the bottom of the mine and collect coins for the words you create. Also, you can trade these coins for helpful items from the shopkeeper, to use on further expeditions in the future. The deeper you mine the harder the anagrams get, allowing you to test and expand your vocabulary while having fun.

To play Word Mine, activate the free Skill from the Alexa app and then say “Alexa, let’s play Word Mine.” Then, enjoy the game as followed:

● As you enter the mine, you are presented with a set of 3 letters, and asked to make a word that uses all 3 letters. The clock is ticking though, you have 90 seconds to crack the anagram!

● Get the word correct and you can head further into the mine. The deeper you go the harder the anagrams get. Keep digging until you are unable to make a new word.

● Run out of time and you trigger a collapse and have to leave the mine, but you get to keep all the words you found that day.

● After leaving the mine, you will meet a shopkeeper who needs the words you mine to help people use words all over the world. The shopkeeper will offer you a payment of coins in exchange for the words you have taken from the mine to help you in future mining exhibitions.

● Return tomorrow for a new word puzzle every day.
Free to enable and play, Word Mine is available now on the Amazon Alexa store.

Thank you Sensible Games for introducing us to some fun free games! They offer more games as well, check out their website!

 

We had a lot of fun playing this game, you do have to wait the next day to play the next level, but it’s something to look forward to the next day!

Zieke is learning his letter and spelling, so this was great for him. He was so tickled when he recognized the letters. Even if you have younger kids, you can solve the word and then they can repeat the word to Alexa. Fun for the whole family!

This is definitely something to check out!

 

– A Word Mining, Mommy B

 

 

Fryin Flyin Donuts! The whole family will be laughing!

Maya Toys, the creators of Orbeez, has now has launched a game under the name Maya Games! Fryin Flyin Donuts! It’s super easy, but so much fun!

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I love the box! Looks so inviting right off the bat!

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I seriously had a blast with this game!

FAMILY GAME NIGHT JUST GOT EVEN BETTER! Try and catch all of your donuts in this action packed game of strategy that just might take a little bit of luck too! Be the first player to fry and fly all of your donuts into the Baker’s box and you win! This game is recommended for ages four plus, but friends and family of all ages will love Fryin’ Flyin’ Donuts!
THIS ACTION PACKED BOARD GAME COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED! OK, well almost everything…you supply the 4 C alkaline batteries and we will bring the rest! Game includes 6 donuts in 2 colors, electronic fryer assembly with fan, bowl and catching rod. We almost forgot the baker! (He is included too) Light assembly is needed, and you will be flyin’ and fryin’ in under 5 minutes!
THIS FEVERISH PACED GAME WILL KEEP FAMILY GAME NIGHT FUN FOR ALL! Fryin’ Flyin’ Donuts keeps the game play action packed and lets you create your own strategy for a thrilling victory! Play with two players or play with teams! The first player/team starts off with their largest donut and tosses it in the fryer while their opponent does the same. Once you have successfully hooked your largest donut, you move on to the medium donut and then the small donut. The first player/team with all 3 donuts caught, wins! Those are the rules…but as with any game, its always fun to make your own, too!
A PERFECT GIFT! Fryin’ Flyin’ Donuts is the perfect gift for Christmas, Hanukkah / Chanukah, Easter, birthday parties, birthday gifts, graduations, back to school and many other occasions!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER TITLES AND PRODUCTS! Maya Toys not only makes fantastically fun games like Fryin’ Flyin Donuts and Monkey Trix, but we make toys too! Check out our other product lines such as Orbeez, Orbeez Crush, Cutie Stix and more! 

We took this game to our family Thanksgiving dinner and it was a huge hit! My oldest son and my nephew literally played this for what seemed like forever! They were laughing the whole time, such a fun site to see.

This awesome game be found on Amazon for around $20! Definitely a fun gift to get for the whole family!

– A flyin, Mommy B

Yeti, Set, Go! Meatball kicking game for the whole family by Play Monster!

I love games and so do my boys! We are trying to start some sort of family night once a week. That being said, pizza and a movie is great and all.. but I like the idea of sitting down and having some wholesome family fun! The boys are starting to get to a point were we can all sit down and do that!

With THIS game it’s going to be even more easier! It’s super easy to set up, no batteries, and the kids will have to chase the meatballs as they go flying everywhere! LOL! So there will definitely be some energy burned! I’m so glad Play Monster sent us this to check out!

Product Overview

Hey, let’s kick some meatballs!™

Kick your meatballs onto the mountain!
You and your Yeti are a team…a mean, lean kickin’ team! It’s up to you to aim Yeti and then bop him on the head to make him start kickin’ meatballs, trying to get them onto the mountain ledges! The first to get all four on wins!
No batteries required; some assemble required. For 2 to 4 players.

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LJ was super excited! Out of all my boys, he loves games the most!

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He pretty much put the whole game together himself! He loves trying to figure things out.

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It’s such a cute game! After a long stretch of pushing down the Yeti’s hard and the meatballs flying everywhere.. he decided we should try it a bit slower for awhile! Ha!

It’s super simple to play. Each player gets 6 meatballs to start out with. Everyone say’s Yeti, Set, Go.. and then everyone starts pushing down on their Yeti, the Yeti will then start kicking! You can move the Yeti from side to side as well so you can aim when your kicking. First player to get one meatball in each of their “mountain pockets” wins OR first one to get a meatball at the very top of the mountain automatically wins! So keep on kicking and picking up those meatballs quickly!

You can purchase this game directly on Play Monsters Site. You can also find this at other retailers like Walmart and Amazon.

It’s selling for around $15-$22. Amazon has the best price right now for $15!

 

– A Meatball Kickin’ Mommy B