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Great Pretenders: Because Make-Believe Play is Important!

Great Pretenders

Because Make-Believe is So Much More Than Just a Costume


Great Pretenders

Great Pretenders believe that “dress-up” is so much more than just putting on a costume, as Oppenheim Toy Portfolio says:

“Pretend play is not just great fun. It’s the way kids develop imagination and creative thinking skills and try out being big and powerful. Pretending also brings the world down to the child’s size and understanding. It’s a way to develop communication skills and an outlet for expressing feelings and fears.”

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OMG It’s A Giveaway Hop: Create Your Happy with Art With OOLY

OMG It’s A Giveaway Hop!

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Creating a Happy, Creative Place with Quality Art Supplies by OOLY


IT IS SPRING TIME! Well, at least officially. Here in Calgary we still have some time before we will actually see some consistent Spring-like weather, but the calendar says Spring is starting so that is good enough for me!

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Surprizamals: The New Collectable Mini Stuffed Animal Surprise!


Stuffed Animals


Pop them open, and collect them all! These cute, collectible pop out play friends love to hide in Surprizaballs, so you never know which pet you’ll get! They are made of soft plush and these adorable stuffed animals are cuddly, soft and snuggly. With an assortment of pop out play friends to collect, these fun Surprizamals include Common, Rare and Ultra Rare stuffed animals. Pop them open for hours of fun and start collecting today!

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Hasbro Family Games Night – Quality Time Together

Hasbro – Keeping us Unplugged and Tuned-in One Game at a Time

Hasbro Board Games

When I think of Family Games Night, the very first thing that pops into my head is Hasbro. With such an extensive catalogue of games, they literally have a game for everyone of every age.

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Lego Dimensions and The Batman Lego Movie Story Pack

LEGO Dimensions

Bringing Lego and Video Games together

Lego Dimensions Starter Pack

In LEGO Dimensions, players use real Lego figures and a toy pad which can be played within the game itself, featuring characters and environments from over 30 different franchises including Back to the Future, The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings, Batman, and many more.

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Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Tweens


Everyone has that one person (or more) who are difficult to buy for. They have everything they need, they don’t want anything, or they are not great at giving you ideas of things that they like or want.

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Hammacher Schlemmer Remote Control M1A2 Abrams Tank

hammacher-schlemmer-remote-control-abrams-tankHammacher Schlemmer is a New York company that has been “Offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848”. Thinking out of the box is their specialty. There are a plethora of products that would make a great gift for anyone on your list.  Even the hard to buy for.

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Surprise them with Whiffer Sniffers: Scented Plush Characters


Have you heard of Whiffer Sniffers? Neither had I until recently. Whiffer Sniffers are super cute little scented plush characters that are available in collectable backpack clips, hugable plush, and nostalgic scratch n’ sniff stickers.

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Kawaii Cubes: Give the Gift of Awesome

The other day I received a box of AWESOME in the mail. There are no other words to describe it. A BOX OF AWESOME. When playing SANTA, I like to add unique little gifts into the boy’s stockings. This box of awesome has PUT ME IN THE KIDS STOCKINGS written ALL over it.

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Nancy B’s Science Club: Making Science Fun!


Designed for kids ages 8-12, Nancy B Science’s Club has an incredible line of Science Kits perfect for any young scientist. From Microscopes, Telescopes and Bug Discovery Labs to Compost and Hydroponics Kits (and everything in between), Nancy B Science’s Club kits are a fantastic addition to the Science Curriculum for grades 3-6. With 13 different Science Kits, there are tons of fun learning possibilities within reach.

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