Robin’s Picks & Giveaways: For Kids


Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customizable stuffed animals, has teamed up with Nickelodeon to bring the hit animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, to Build-A-Bear Workshop. Make-your-own SpongeBob and Patrick are now available at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores throughout North America and online at buildabear.com®. SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom friends Sandy Cheeks and Gary the Snail are also available as pre-stuffed minis. A variety of clothing and accessories including:SpongeBob’s Pirate Costume,   Patrick’s Pirate Costume,Pineapple House and  SpongeBob SquarePants Song Sound Chip are sold.  Additionally, any furry friend can dress up in  SpongeBob PJ Pants and  SpongeBob T-shirt.

     My son is a HUGE SpongeBob fan, and this plush is super cute, cuddly, and makes him (and me) smile.   Great gift for any SpongeBob lover! 

 About SpongeBob SquarePants

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series currently ranks as the number-one animated series with kids 2-11; and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100 million total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. There are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide. Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in interactive retail. Brands include make-your-own Major League Baseball® mascot in-stadium locations, and Build-A-Dino® stores. Build-A-Bear Workshop extends its in-store interactive experience online with its award winning virtual world website at bearville.com.

GIVEAWAY: TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD FOR BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP, SEND AN EMAIL TO ROBIN@MOTHERHOODLATER.COM, AND PUT BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP IN THE SUBJECT LINE.  INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS, AND SHARE WHY YOU’D LIKE TO WIN. WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. 


Designed for ages 8 to adult and played solo, Laser Maze inspires you to beam, bend and split a laser to light up your target on a game grid. To play, choose one of 60 challenge cards from beginner to expert and set up your tokens as indicated. Tap into your logic skills to assess how to add and position a double-sided mirror, a checkpoint, a blocker or other tokens to direct the laser light to the target and solve the puzzle.  In addition to logical deduction, Laser Maze builds visual perception as well as thinking skills related to physics, geometry, and reasoning. Parenting Magazine named it “Best in Play.” Laser Maze is also a nominated “Best Toy for Kids” by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association.

ThinkFun is the world’s leader in addictively fun games that challenge your mind and inspire creative thinking.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heSvU7lC744 — give a watch to see how the game is played.  This game is quite innovative, and I appreciate having found a game, other than something on the computer, that challenges and intrigues my 10 year old son.  I have given it a go as well, and had a good time with it.

 

 

Laser Pegs Runners are the latest introduction to the collection of light-up LED building blocks. Each kit comes with clear plastic pieces that kids snap together to build their model. Then, when the model is connected to the battery pack, the entire thing lights up in bright LEDs and it begins to drive around! The Runners collection includes one kit that can be used to build six different vehicles.  You can make six models from this one kit by taking the pieces apart and reassembling.

After many years and much trial and error, our goal has been met with the creation of this toy construction set that illuminates. Each piece is made of clear ABS plastic with a small resistor and LED on the inside of the molded shape. Each piece slides perfectly into the next allowing the person using them to create limitless designs. All the product has passed QA testing and won every major toy award in the USA. Laser Pegs were featured in some of the most prestigious stores in the USA and in some pretty amazing museums in other countries!

– See more at: http://www.laserpegs.com/about.html#sthash.ysTp3s57.dpuf

After many years and much trial and error, our goal has been met with the creation of this toy construction set that illuminates. Each piece is made of clear ABS plastic with a small resistor and LED on the inside of the molded shape. Each piece slides perfectly into the next allowing the person using them to create limitless designs. All the product has passed QA testing and won every major toy award in the USA. Laser Pegs were featured in some of the most prestigious stores in the USA and in some pretty amazing museums in other countries!

– See more at: http://www.laserpegs.com/about.html#sthash.ysTp3s57.dpuf

My son is having a blast with this….it couldn’t be a better combo for a kid who loves to build, adores vehicles, and has always had a thing for lights!   Unique gift idea.  Visit http://www.laserpegs.com/products/kits/1320B.html

 

 

 

Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids present a new hardcover book in its popular “Big Book” series, which answers the questions that kids commonly ask about the world around them, but adults can rarely answer. Big Book of Where (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; May 21, 2013; $19.95) is available at www.timeforkids.com/bigbookofwhere and retailers nationwide.

Have you ever wondered where electricity comes from? Or where you can find the most poisonous snake? This 192-page book, for kids 8 to 12 years old, has the answers to these questions and many more. In 10 chapters, which include The Oceans and Space, among others, readers jump into the seven continents, take a dive deep under the sea and venture out into the solar system. Along the way, they’ll discover some surprising facts about different customs, sports, history, and animals from around the world. 

Colorful, easy-to-read maps, vivid photos and clear, engaging diagrams make the book come to life and help answer questions such as:

Where is the tallest mountain?    Where did the Olympics begin?     Where is the Petrified Forest?     Where are diamonds found?     Where was the hamburger invented?   Where does spam go after you delete it?                                                           

This book is a great read and both entertaining and educational.

About TIME For Kids       
TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read. Issues cover a wide range of real-world, and topics in the news kids want to learn about. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills. 

GIVEAWAY: TO WIN A COPY OF THE BIG BOOK OF WHERE, SEND AN EMAIL TO ROBIN@MOTHERHOODLATER.COM, AND PUT BIG BOOK OF WHERE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.  INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS, AND SHARE WHY YOU’D LIKE TO WIN THE BOOK. WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. 

 

 

After many years and much trial and error, our goal has been met with the creation of this toy construction set that illuminates. Each piece is made of clear ABS plastic with a small resistor and LED on the inside of the molded shape. Each piece slides perfectly into the next allowing the person using them to create limitless designs. All the product has passed QA testing and won every major toy award in the USA. Laser Pegs were featured in some of the most prestigious stores in the USA and in some pretty amazing museums in other countries!

– See more at: http://www.laserpegs.com/about.html#sthash.ysTp3s57.dpuf

 Note: Thanks to the featured companies for supplying product samples.