Ever since I bought my little girl her Nintendo Game Boy 3DS, she has become quite the gamer girl! Recently, we had the opportunity to try out a couple of great games: Tomodachi Life & Animal Crossing. These two fabulously entertaining games are also great gifts for gamer girls! Tomodachi Life & Animal Crossing Review My daughter liked both games. She also loved that she was in charge of her own town in Animal Crossing; and able to create an island paradise in Tomodachi Life! Let's talk about each game and both of our thoughts... Animal Crossing Animal Crossings is a game where your gamer girl is the mayor of her own personalized virtual town. She can set rules, build things, and enjoy tons of customization opportunities--including her home right down to the furnishing... and her wardrobe too! Some of my daughter's favorite things about Animal Crossings in her own words... "I am able to create my own outfits for the character I get." "I like that I get … [Read more...]
Just Dance 2015: Get Kids Fit with Fun!
Just Dance 2015 is a great way to get your kids fit with fun! Not only does it get them moving, it teaches them coordination, and they get to have fun while doing it! Seriously, any time you add fun into the mix of anything healthy, kids will be much more likely to engage. I believe that Just Dance 2015 offers an opportunity to help stop the couch potato lifestyle we seem to have these days, and get kids exercising without even realizing it! Just Dance 2015 is not an exercise game, however, it is a dancing game, and dancing equates exercise in my book! Just Dance 2015 The first song that my girls picked was, of course, Let it Go from Disney's Frozen... It was the perfect song for these sisters to test out their skills! My youngest could have gone on for days...LOL! I do want to point out that this may not be suitable for younger children. The box says 10 and up for lyrics. There are lyrics on some of the songs that I do not let my little one listen to--even … [Read more...]
Moms of Young Girls: Meet the Princess Parables
So my daughter, like most girls her age, is undoubtedly given to the fantasy of being a princess. Truth be told, I enjoy a good fairy tale along with her. Since she was about 18 months, she's loved stories, and especially any story about princesses. I can remember being so excited to introduce her to Disney movies, and sit with her while we watched them. It seemed like a dream to have her undivided attention with me for that long, and for me to revisit some of the movies that marked my childhood as well. But as I began to survey my options, I realized that a lot of the movies that I watched just aren't age appropriate for her. Wherever you stand on movies and magic, I just like to err on safety. With only two months until she turns four, my daughter's mind is mature in so many ways. She memorizes books in about two seconds, is deeply impacted by everything around her and is very sensitive to her environment, not to mention the fact that she becomes immediately absorbed in anything … [Read more...]