Amazon Introduces Prime Day – More Deals Than Black Friday


Next week, Amazon turns 20 and on the eve of its birthday, the company introduces Prime Day, a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. But Prime Day will include more than just deals.

Prime Music ‘Listen to Win': On July 15, Prime members who listen to any song on Prime Music will automatically be entered to win up-to $25,000 in Amazon Gift Cards. Prizes range from $1,000 to the Grand Prize of $25,000 in Amazon Gift Cards. Official rules here.

Prime Music launched just over year ago, and has more than one million songs, over a thousand Prime Playlists and hundreds of Prime Stations available to US Prime members at no additional cost to their membership. After just one year, Prime Music has become one of the top streaming music services in the US, with several million Prime members listening to Prime Music each month. Prime Music is an ad-free listening experience; Prime members can even download their favorite music to their mobile devices for anytime, anywhere listening, regardless of connection. The Prime membership is $99 yr. which is $8.25 mo—less than other streaming services, with much more than music available to enjoy.

Learning Resources Create- a- Maze Review

My kids love toys that are open ended. Meaning toys that you can change keep going and really keep in motion. Learning Resources Create-a- Maze had all three of my kids enthralled and trying to create new and exciting mazes.They were so excited to moves the pieces in different places to create new challenging mazes. The Whole base piece is set on a rounded bottom so you can easily turn and move the base piece so that you can move the ball through the maze pieces. I took a video so you can see how the kids play with this. My youngest was so super excited every time he got to help move the ball through the maze. This is a great game. It does come with cards so you can try and recreate mazes but you can always create your own as well.
Put your best-laid plans into motion with this brain-boosting, make-you-think game! Build a maze with curvy, colorful pieces by following the designs pictured on the Activity Cards. Then, push hand-eye coordination to the limit as you map a path through the maze, tilting the board and guiding the ball around the obstacles and into the goal. Give it a try by creating your own design! It’s a one-of-a-kind challenge that revs up engineering and critical thinking skills. Endless combinations of designs provide multiple levels of play.

• Maze board and base
• 17 Maze pieces
• 4 Balls (2 blue, 2 red)
• 10 Activity cards

Board measures 10’’L x 2’’H

1 to 4 players

Grades: Kindergarten+

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Disclaimer: I received this game at no cost in exchange for a honest review.

Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run Review


DSC_0139We adore marble runs. Its true. Some families have game night ( we have that too) but we also have Marble Run Night. There is just something so exciting about creating a run and having your marble roll through all the tracks to finally get to the base place right where you wanted it to get to. Tumble Trax magnetic Marble Run makes our fridge a marble run too. I really like the pieces that you attach to the fridge to create the run.  They are foamy block type pieces with magnets on the back and a clear plastic piece to keep your marble on track..the marble track that is.  I crack myself up. Anyway all three of my kids spent over an hour playing with this creating new and inventive tracks as well as trying to recreate the card track ideas. The marble track pieces are very easy for my kids to move around adjust and place in just  the right place to creat the perfect flow for their marble. This is by far one of the best toys we have had in a long time. I may be a bit biased though since like I said before we love marble runs!

Get critical thinking skills rolling! Create your own unique marble run with long, short, and curved magnetic pieces—then, drop the marble from the highest point to see your design come to life! Take the challenge to the next level by building the designs pictured on the Activity Cards.
Can you make the marbles speed up, slow down, stop, or change direction by rearranging the pieces? Engineering and problem solving have never been this fun! Endless combinations of designs provide multiple levels of learning. Includes 14 magnetic foam pieces, 4 marbles, and 10 Activity Cards. Longest pieces measure 10”L x 2”H. –

Buy It: Visit the Learning Resources site to purchase any of their fantastic products like Tumble Trax .
Disclaimer: I received this game at no cost in exchange for a honest review.

Volcano Color Explosions

We made rainbow Volcano explosions!
Ingredients Needed:
Baking soda
Dawn Dish soap
food coloring or liquid water colors
Kool aid if you want it to smell super exciting too

I wanted the color to be hidden so first I poured some baking soda in the bottom of each glass than I added a squirt of dawn dish soap so the bubbles would be extra frothy.

I then covered each with a big heap of baking soda

The boys grabbed their bottles of vinegar and started squirting

Pretty soon they got some awesome colorful bubbles

After the colors came out and the vinegar was all gone the fun continued

It became about catching bubbles and finding baking soda clumps to squeeze and squish between their fingers

Mixing colors and scooping and pouring

I love that they were engaged for a full forty minutes playing with this

They had so much fun. And my cups and the container were super clean afterwards. The dawn, vinegar, and baking soday made everything shine and sparkle when I rinsed it all out!

Ice Beads- Lacing for Fine Motor

Have you ever seen one of these? Its a mold for making Ice Shot Glasses I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics but I now can only find them at Walmart.
I filled the mold most of the way making sure I did not fill it completely. I wanted to leave the bottom open so that we could easily pass things through. It worked! Voila, Ice Beads!!!
I handed the kids pipe cleaners and let them get to it. They immediately started stringing the ice beads on the hanging planter rack I have above the water table.
Working the fine motor twisting and maneuvering.
Then they started to make ice bead chains.
Working hard.
I started asking them what they thought would happen when the ice started to melt.
It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining bright. The ice started melting very quickly.
They looked amazing hanging there.
I also froze some popsicle molds without putting the sticks in them. Kaia tied one to the bottom of her ice beads chain.
Watching the ice melt.

And the ice could not hold out against the sun. The first link melted.

I am going to make some Ice cups for another project. Stay tuned for that later…