Let Your Kids “Be Who They Wanna Be” with the Littlest Pet Shop Style Sets

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Littlest Pet Shop. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.




This fall, LITTLEST PET SHOP empowers fans to “Be who they wanna be!” with a new way to play that offers the freedom to design their own PET SHOP world, their way. Fans can create their own Downtown City, with customizable style sets and figures inspired by the “Littlest Pet Shop” animated series. Fans can collect and stack the style sets vertically or horizontally to create a unique ‘city skyline,’ then decorate and style the sets with Deco Bits — unique, small accessories that plug into the environments for a little added glamour – as well as stickers and other decorative pieces. Fans can also collect and customize 100+ new pets, straight from the entertainment!



My kids love to create! They like to put their imagination to work and make things their own. They were in awe that they were able to make the Littlest Pet Shop their own. They were able to decorate and make the buildings their own special creations. My daughter especially loves to play with dolls and animals.


Littlest Pet Shop Style Sets

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Learn About Crystals with the Crystal Growing Kits from Discover with Dr. Cool

421640_520157618051806_964763335_nMy kids love doing experiments and discovering how things work. We recently made a volcano out of baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. They loved watching it spew!


Discover with Dr. Cool has a huge line of science related activities, where kids get to explore and discover the cooler side of science. The earth science kits offer hands-on experience, whether they are cracking open geodes, examining real bugs, or unearthing fossils. These kits were created from scratch by a husband and wife team; one who knows about rocks, minerals, and crystals, and the other, a school teacher. You can see how their combined knowledge makes for great adventurous science kits.


Discover with Dr. Cool - Purple Amethyst Crystal Growing Kit


My kids were very excited to try out the Amethyst Crystal Growing Kit. They took turns mixing in the powder and loved how the water turned a deep purple.


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Learn About Canadian Animals with Spirit Bear

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My kids love educational books and ones that teach them about the world around us. They love learning about space, animals, and so much more.


Eco Books 4 Kids is a publishing company devoted to creating entertaining children’s books about Canadian wildlife. Their books are printed on on 100% uncoated, recycled paper with vegetable inks and FSC covers. Their new book, Spirit Bear, introduces children to 22 Canadian animals. You can also access free animal profiles online.



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Encourage Healthy Eating for Picky Eaters with Pick-Ease {+ a Giveaway} Ends 11/2

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I am so grateful that my kids are not that picky of eaters. There are certain things each of children won’t eat, but overall, they try most things. Pick-Ease was created with the idea of making eating time more enjoyable for kids.




Shaped like a “toothpick” Pick-Ease is a new utensil for young kids. Making food fun to pick up encourages kids to eat it, even if they are picky eaters. Pick-Ease comes in variety packs with different colors and designs on the handles.


Pick-Ease Make Mealtime Fun for Picky Eaters


Pick-Ease was created by Melissa, a mom to two young boys. Her second child became a picky eater so she was putting everything on toothpicks to get his attention. Her picky eater enjoyed eating the small food that was on the toothpicks. Melissa soon realized that other parents were doing the same thing. Pick-Ease was the solution for safe and fun eating.


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Surprise Ride ~ A Monthly Subscription Box for 6-11 Year Olds

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As you have seen, I love monthly subscription boxes! My kids have had great experiences with them as well. Surprise Ride is a subscription service that sends kids ages 6-11 fun and educational hands-on activities that foster creativity and imagination!  The company was started by two sisters Donna and Rosy, and they have been working hard to create a lasting impact on the lives of children, beyond the latest toys or technologies.

e84bf5d245f6db44e066bd5a7d84e4ae0256df91My kids are always excited when something comes for them in the mail. They have gotten craft boxes before and loved the new and exciting adventures they found inside. The Surprise Ride is geared for older kids, which I feel is where there are not many things offered for this specific age group.


Surprise Ride Pow Wow Adventure Box


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K5 Learning ~ An Educational Internet Resource for Kids

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My kids are fascinated by electronics! I choose to limit their screen time, but they love playing games on the computer. I loved playing educational games growing up, so I can relate to their desire to play on my computer. Over the summer my kids were allowed to play on the K5 Learning site.


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K5 Learning is an educational site designed for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade with a focus in reading and math enrichment. This personalized online learning program is designed to help kids build reading, math and study skills.


The lessons are personalized for your child’s level of learning. To start the program, the child takes an assessment to decide where they need to start in the program. On the main page you can access the free assessment as well as some free lessons. K5 Learning offers a free 14 day trial with no credit card required! This is the perfect way to see if this program will work for your child.

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One Group Brings the Arts to the Masses

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In communities across America where resources are scarce, there is often no room in the budget for the things that make life great. The arts get pushed to the wayside when money is tight, but at least one group is trying to ensure that every community has an opportunity to enjoy the thrill and beauty of music. Sing For Hope asks people to donate money so that individuals in New York City and abroad can get to experience what it is like to participate in the arts, even when their own communities do not have the money to fund such projects.



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Back to School Shopping with Staples


My kids start school this coming Wednesday. They are excited to find out who their teachers are and to explore their new classrooms. My kindergartener and 1st grader don’t need much for school, but every student needs school supplies. This back-to-school season, check out Staples.

f8cfbaab5c217426c9e17b4a43a8dc8eb1d4d1b8_1Staples currently has a 110% price match guarantee. Staples with price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com or any retailer that sells the same brand, both online and in store. So why 110%? Staples will give you an additional 10% off the difference between their price and the competitors price. Staples also offers a back-to-school Less List which features iconic back-to-school products that are low price all season long to help families save money.


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The New Science-Based Amazon Series for Kids: Annedroids


We don’t currently have cable so my kids watch TV shows and movies on the internet. Amazon Studies has just released a new TV show called Annedroids on July 25th. This original kids series is designed for kids ages 4-7. My kids are 5 and 6 so this is perfect for them.


Annedroids is Amazon Studios’ third original kids series. It can be watched on Prime Instant Video. This science based action series, created by JJ Johnson, follows three kids as they immerse themselves in the world of science. This show inspires kids to creatively think. Amazon’s goal is to inspire lifelong learners and provide children with the skills that will help them find personal and professional satisfaction in their future.


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Pack a Waste-Free Lunch for Back to School

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My daughter is excited to be starting school this fall. Kindergarten is a big step and I know she is ready to go to school like her big brother. As I prepare for school, I know one of the most important things is a lunch box. Last year I packed my son’s lunch every single day, with a few exceptions. I also packed my daughter’s lunch for preschool. I ALWAYS used non-disposable products! Too many plastic bags and bottles are tossed in the trash every day.



Kids Konserve, a part of U-Konserve, offers reusable and safe food storage solutions. From lunch bags to ice packs to water bottles to containers, Kids Konserve has your little one covered for waste-free lunches at school. They have a wide variety of products for everyone in your family.


Pack a Waste-Free Lunch for Back to School ~Kids Konserve


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