Kids Activity

Learning Toys For Ages 1-6

As parents we want our children to grow up to be the best
they can be. Learning toys are a great start from learning ABC's,
counting, reading and even math games. In this blog i will
be listing popular learning toys/games that are sure to educate
your child in a fun way they'll enjoy.
0-2 Learning Toys 
~ Ride - on Jumbo Activity Zebra
* Ride - on Jumbo Activity Zebra engages tots with a world of
discovery in a huggably , huge, super soft, plush animal pal.
* With over 25 different multi sensory play activities -- teethers,
shapes, colors, textures, puzzle, mirror, beads, squeakers, rattles
and lots more -- this friendly zebra will keep baby busy investigating
and exploring, while developing dexterity and motor skills.
* 25" long
* Creative child magazine Top Toy Award
Cost $99.95
Store Website: http://youngexplorers.com
~Crayola Electronic Coloring Tablet
* It's Finger painting, without a mess!
* Crayola Electronic Coloring Tablet Inspires kids to create
multi- sensory art with colors, lights and music -- and makes
cleanup a thing of the past!
* Using their fingers or the included easy- grip stylus, kids draw
on the soft gel surface, pressing the selector button to choose from 6
colors and tunes to amplify their art
* Uses 3AA batteries (sold separately)
* Multiple Award Winner, including Gold
* Ages 24 months and up
Cost $34.95
Store website: http://youngexplorers.com
~WonderChild Electronic Discovery Cube
* Delightful Discoveries
* Engaging press - and - learn cube introduces
little ones to letters, numbers. colors, music, instru-
ments, animals and more!
* With fun lights and amusing sounds on all 6 sides,
WonderChild Electronic Discovery Cube entertains while
reinforcing early learning skills
* On/off switch and volume control
* Batteries included
* Multiple Award Winner
* Ages 12 months+
Cost $29.95
Store Website: http://Youngexplorers.com
3-4 Learning toys
~ Talking Laptop Trainer
* Their first laptop is loaded with over 120 activities!
*Plenty of fun- filled interactive learning experiences to
get a jump on the school year!
* Talking Laptop Trainer has a bilingual made (English/ French)
and includes interactive language, math and logic, plus trivia,
music and games all while familiarizing kids with using a mouse
and qwerty keyboard
* 3AA batteries included
*9" x 11"
*Ages 3+
Cost $59.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~ Original Farmer Says See N Say
* A favorite toy is back to quack!
* Just as you remember, original Farmer Says See 'n' Say
returns to entertain and educate a new generation!
* Featuring the classic illustrations and farmyard sounds, this
beloved early learning toy is as fun, easy and rewarding as ever --
little ones just point to the arrow at an animal, then pull the cord to
hear it's sound
* Batteries Included
* Ages 18 months,+
Cost $24.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~Busy Baby Learning Station
*Busy Box Table gets a standing 0!
* Move the train around the track to hear the alphabet song!
* Play the piano keys, and watch them light up!
* Chock full of fun activities, Busy Baby Learning Station
invites curious tots to press, slide and spin as they discover
colors, letters, shapes and sounds!
*On/off volume switch
*Sturdy legs support a standing child and detach for floor
play
*Batteries included
*16 "W x 15" D x 24" H
* Ages 12 months+
Cost $59.95
Store Website: http://Youngexplorers.com
5-6 Learning Toys
~ Electronic Savings Goal ATM
* The secret to saving successfully
* Talking electronic Savings Goal ATM helps kids successfully
save for a special goal!
* Works like a real ATM -- Shows kids saving progress with each
deposit
*Features include electronic bill feeder, coin recognition, alarm clock
and more
* Uses 3AA batteries (Sold separately )
* Ages 6+
Cost $59.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~ Giant Electronic World Smart Map
* Press and discover " where the world...!"
* Kids explore the whole wide world with the interactive
talking play mat!
* Giant Electronic World Smart Map is loaded with 1000
fun facts and questions about all 92 countries of the world --
just press on the map to hear capital cities,languages, landmarks
and more!
* Includes fact and challenging quiz modes, volume control and
auto shut-off
* Can be used on a flat surface or hung on a wall
* Folds for storage
* Require 3 AAA batteries
* 36" x 24"
* ages 5+
Cost $ 49.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~ Stretch & Learn Talking Yoga Mat
* Three Play modes engage kids to learn about body parts, try
fun flexibility challenges or practice real yoga poses
* Plus they will learn colors and numbers all while developing
balance and flexibility
* Stretch & Learn Talking Yoga mat guides kids into independent,active play!
* Bilingual
* Batteries included
* 25" long
* Ages 2+
Cost $49.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
word of the day

Word Of The Day

Anodyne
part of speech: Adjective
Origin: Greek, 16th century
  1. Intended o avoid offense or disagreement
  2. Helpful in lessening or relieving pain
Examples of Anodyne in a sentence 

" He feared fueling tensions any further, so he kept
his remarks as anodyne as possible".

" When you're sick, you want the strongest, most anodyne
medicine available."
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Food and Beverage

Beef Macaroni Soup

Beef Macaroni Soup
Total Time
Prep/Total Time:
25 Min
Makes
5 servings
Ingredients 
1 pound ground beef
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 can ( 14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes,
not drained
1 can ( 14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
Dierctions
1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and pepper.
Bring to a boil; add macaroni.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni and mixed vegetables are tender
Test Kitchen Tips
This versatile recipe is great for picky eaters (especially those who don't like garlic and onions),
but also easy to spice up.
chili powder, paprika, onion powder, are tasty additions, start with 1/4 teaspoon of any or all, and increase to taste.

Substitute any short pasta for the elbow macaroni.
Shells and wagon wheels are fun shapes for this kid- friendly soup.
word of the day

Word Of The Day

Flummoxed

Part of speech: Adjective

Origin: Uncertain, mid 19th century

1. Totally uncertain or bewildered
2. Utterly unable to understand or comprehend
Examples of Flummoxed in a sentence 
" The complex equations in his physics course
left him completely flummoxed."

" She was flummoxed by all of the big, confusing words inserted into the legal agreement."

Food and Beverage, smoothies

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

strawberry peach smoothie

This perfect blend between strawberries and peaches will get your day started

Prep time

1 minute

Cook time

1 minute

Total time

2 minutes

Ingredients 
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk
Instructions
1. Add your peaches and strawberries, and almond milk to the blender
2. Blend for 45 seconds or until ingredients are a smooth blend.
3. Pour into glass and enjoy

Notes,

if you prefer a smoothie with thicker texture, you can always sub for frozen strawberries or ice

You can add more almond milk or water if you prefer a thinner texture

Food and Beverage

Easy Swedish Meatballs

TOTAL TIME

PREP/ TOTAL

TIME: 30 MIN

MAKES

4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef

SAUCE

  • 1 can (10- 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • hot cooked noodles
  • minced fresh parsley, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, egg, bread crumbs, milk, salt and pepper, crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. meatballs, about 24
  2. Place in a shallow 1-1/2-qt. microwave- safe dish. Cover and microwave on high until meat is no longer pink, 7-1/2 minutes; drain.
  3. Combine the soup, sour cream, milk, parsley and if desired, nutmeg; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on high until heated through, 5-6 minutes. Serve with noodles and, if desired, top parsley.

Nutrition Facts

6 meatballs with sauce: 366 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

Food and Beverage, party foods

Sausage Cheese Balls

Prep time         Total     Servings
20 Min 45 Min 102

Ingredients

3 Cups Original Bisquick Mix

1 Pound uncooked bulk pork sausage

4 Cups shredded cheddar cheese (16 ounce )

1/2 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 Cup milk

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves; crushed teaspoon parsley or 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes Barbecue sauce or Chili sauce, if desired.

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease bottom of sides of 15x10x1- inch pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except barbecue sauce, using hands or spoon. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in pan.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan, Serve warm with sauce for dipping.

Expert Tips

Since these are the ultimate party food they’re worth planning ahead for. Roll them up and freeze on baking sheets until firm. Then plop them into resealable plastic freezer bags and store for up to 1 month. Bake as needed, no defrosting required, at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

What is Sausage? Nothing more than finely chopped and well-seasoned meat; sausages depend on some degree or fat in the mixture, which gives it its succulence and delicious flavor.

Offer a variety of dips when serving these up to guests. Try barbecue sauce, chili sauce a mayo/yogurt dressing mixed up with a good sprinkle of garlic salt, lots of chopped fresh herbs and more Parmesan cheese, or blend of Ranch dressing with a spoonful of basil pesto.

Lightly wet your hands to roll the balls to prevent sticking.