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Review: "Mythbusters" Science of Sports Kit

Written on September 29, 2010 by Kevin.

Welcome the "Mythbusters" activity kits, which offer trial and error hands-on learning. These kits are made by the popular Discovery Channel's top show. Each kit has several myths to "bust" regarding the specific title. I received the Science of Sports kit from Teammom in the mail recently and was immediately became excited.

This kit, along with the others, will provide lots of variables to test the myth. This will be a perfect addition to the science books my wife will teach during homeschooling. This kit really does seem to include everything necessary to have hours of fun and learning. Their other kits include Force of Flight Science, Power of Air Pressure Science and Weird World of Water Science.

Simply speaking, I would have loved these types of science kits when I was younger. I am happy to be able to offer these kits to the kids so they can learn with the benefits of hands-on and not just talking about something. While this toy is rated for older children, we will certainly get use out of it in a few years.

These kits are available nationwide at Toys 'R' Us and specialty toy stores such as Learning Express. The age range is 9+ and they retail for around $20. With the holiday season quickly approaching, this may make a great addition. You can find additional information about all of the kits on GiddyUp.com.

Review: Olivia toys by SpinMaster

Written on September 23, 2010 by Kevin.

Olivia, the lovable pig, that has won numerous awards is going full steam ahead with their new television series. We have read a few of these books to our kids and they have loved them. They were really looking forward to the television series showing Olivia's bold personality and extraordinary imagination. With the new television series has come a new series of toys by Spinmaster. I was recently provided a few of these and both my wife and I were excited when the box came.

Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset
This item really allows Kaitlyn to let her imagination run wild. This playset turns from a dollhouse(Olivia figure included) into a pirate ship. What a great way to allow both boys and girls to love this toy. While Rylan may not tell you he enjoys it, we have found him numerous times playing with his sister. This playset includes 23 accessories and a sticker sheet.

Olivia 8" Plush
If there is anything that Kaitlyn is missing on her bed, it had to be a pig plush toy. This has now been filled as we were provided an Olivia plush toy. This sturdy toy is just the right size to hold on to at night while Kaitlyn can dream about all of the things she could be doing with Olivia. Kaitlyn definitely enjoys this one a lot. Maybe for Christmas we will get her the rest of the collection which includes Olivia as an Artist, Opera Singer, Cow and Outfits.

Whether it be books, television shows or toys, Olivia definitely has been a winner for our family. The kids definitely enjoyed this review of the toys by Spinmaster and we thank TeamMom for allowing us this opportunity. Check out Spinmaster.com for additional information. These items can be found at stores such as Target or Toys 'R' Us.