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Science-Art Fusion Series from The Young Scientist Club

Science-Art Fusion Series from The Young Scientist Club

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Colorful CrayonWhat’s Up for Kids recently received an intriguing Science-Art Fusion kit that incorporates STEAM principals to try out, and my daughter and I had fun diving in to science and art with rainbow colors! She loved making her own rainbow crayon that blended colors together as she used it. As she made her special crayon, she was learning about changing from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid. Another favorite were bookmarks created by mixing food colors to create a variety of colors and then using an eye dropper to create unique designs on strips of paper. She is looking forward to doing more projects, as there are 10 to choose from. Some activities require some common household items, so it is good to review the instructions ahead of time to make sure you have everything on hand.  

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Book Review: Before I Wake Up

Book Review: Before I Wake Up

What’s Up for Kids received a copy of the new children’s book Before I Wake Up by Britta Teckentrup.  The fresh and original story somehow evoked the feeling you were reading a favorite book that had been a family favorite for generations.  The illustrations with mixed media designs and dreamy muted colors draw the child…

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Yookidoo Lights n Music Fun Ball

Yookidoo Lights n Music Fun Ball

We recently received a Yookidoo Lights n Music Fun Ball.  This toy is a nice size for babies to play with and has a soft and colorful covering, making it inviting for little ones. Babies are in for surprises when they shake or roll this soft, motion activated ball for fun music and lights.  

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Perfect Valentine Surprise Hearts Memory Game from HABA

Perfect Valentine Surprise Hearts Memory Game from HABA

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with HABA’s Hearts Memory Game!  What’s Up for Kids checked out this cute new game from HABA.  It is the classic memory game great for kids to play with each other, as a solitaire game, or with parents or grandparents!  This version comes in a convenient small sized heart…

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Book Review: Make and Share Random Acts of Kindness

Book Review: Make and Share Random Acts of Kindness

Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy is a new book by Mique Provost, Creator of Thirty Handmade Days.  What’s Up for Kids received a copy and we found the book’s bright, cheerful photos and ideas a great fit for Valentine’s Day and the month of…

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The Art Box AcademyTM Perfect For Indoor Creativity!

The Art Box AcademyTM Perfect For Indoor Creativity!

Art To Grow On gave us the opportunity to review their product The Art Box AcademyTM. The Art Box AcademyTM is a complete Great Master Artist Lesson that comes in a box with the lesson materials, including information about a famous artist and the details on how to do a project based on the artist’s…

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Adorable Children’s Rain Gear from Western Chief

Adorable Children’s Rain Gear from Western Chief

Just in time for our first El Niño storm of  2016, we received some adorable rain gear from Western Chief to review.  I asked Andy, age 4, and his mother Erin to try out the gear and let me know what they thought.  As you can see the jacket, rain boots and umbrella are all colorful and…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HD Action Camera Parent Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HD Action Camera Parent Review

This is a cool little item! It’s a very compact camcorder that comes with a clear plastic housing that makes it waterproof and sand-proof, much like the familiar GoPro cameras. However, it is much more reasonably priced than the GoPro, making it more rational as a purchase for children. List price is $49.99. The camcorder…

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Art Box Academy TM

Holiday Gift Guide: The Art Box Academy TM

This month Art To Grow On gave us the opportunity to review their product The Art Box AcademyTM. The Art Box AcademyTM is a complete Great Master Artist Lesson that comes in a box with the lesson materials, including information about a famous artist and the details on how to do a project based onthe artist’s…

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Soapsox a Cute and Practical Holiday Gift

Soapsox a Cute and Practical Holiday Gift

I gave one of these as a baby gift to a two year old over the summer, and it was a big hit. I loved that the Soapsox is machine washable! Give the gift of bath time fun with Soapsox! These adorable plush friends that kids can take from playtime…. to bath time! It’s 2-in-1…

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