Trying out the new Smurfs 2 game by Ubisoft #smurfs2game


I never thought that the Smurfs could be so fun! This week, I had the pleasure of reviewing my very first video game with the help of JP. As he gets older, it’s so much fun to listen to his ’4 year old’ take on the world especially with regard to video games. I did alot more observation than actually playing because there was a whole lot of….

Trying out the new Smurfs 2 game by Ubisoft #smurfs2game

“No Mama, it’s not like that…”, and “Mom-meeee! let me have it please!” while he would hold out his arms trying to grab the Nintentdo 3DS from my hands. At first, I wondered if he would even be interested in The Smurfs game because he showed no interest in going to the movie when I asked him if he wanted to go see The Smurfs at the theater. Turns out, this game made by Ubisoft has been a nice change of pace from the regular lineup of Mario games that we normally play.

One thing I really loved about this game that made it different from other Nintendo 3ds games we play is that it encourages use of the stylus pen. It really helps in teaching little hands how to properly grip a writing tool!

Trying out the new Smurfs 2 game by Ubisoft #smurfs2game

I love that The Smurfs 2 game is filled with a ton of educational pre-school level games with a Smurf theme, and I love it even more when he really gels with an educational game. Did you know that there’s even a storybook feature that reads a Smurf story to your child while it highlights each word while it’s being said?

Trying out the new Smurfs 2 game by Ubisoft #smurfs2game

I quickly learned how fast manners and turn-taking goes right out the window, when I asked him for my turn. He quickly informed me that it was a ‘kid game’ and it was not for grownups like me. What a little stinker!

See how you can get your own copy of The Smurfs 2 by visiting either Amazon.com or GameStop.com

Trying out the new Smurfs 2 game by Ubisoft #smurfs2game

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Secure your pre-order for a LeapPad Ultra today! #LeapPadPreOrder

 

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***UPDATE*** 7/26/13

LeapPad ultra has SOLD OUT!! Please see these partnering retailers to find out how to get yours

Remember last week when I mentioned the sweepstakes for that wonderful LeapPad Ultra by LeapFrog? Well, if you weren’t lucky enough to be a winner, here’s your chance to secure a pre-order for it, so you can be one of the first to enjoy this cool new tablet for kids. I love that it has built-in WiFi and comes loaded with a bunch of cool new features – JP is such a techy kid, he actually knows what WiFi is and he’s barely 4! That being said, I might as well feed into letting him play with technology since he’s such a little smarty pants. I think it’s the perfect toy for today’s modern kids!

Check out the LeapPad Ultra and pre-order yours today! This pre-order is being offered at several retailers, including LF.com, TRU, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

A strong preschool = a strong foundation for life

As a mom looking out for my son’s personal development, one of the most important things that I’ve considered is his preschool. After so many open houses, interviews and cross checks with the state’s CPS compliance, we have settled on a small preschool run by our local catholic church. Yes, I’m that #nervousmom. I love my adorable little school boy!

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I must say, that I love the place that he goes to – and it’s not how fancy or state of the art the facility is, it’s about the teachers, and how they teach your child with all the love and patience they deserve. We need more dedicated individuals like these in the world! Did you know that the average teacher spends 1000$ out of pocket each school year in supplies? For 92 percent of them, that money came out of their personal funds – now that’s dedication on a whole different level. I loved how attentive his teacher was here in this photo taken at the Christmas pajama party.

Office Depot: REAL Change Project #teacherschangelives - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Office Depot: REAL Change Project #teacherschangelives - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Office Depot: REAL Change Project #teacherschangelives - http://www.behindthestudio.com

So why am I telling you all this? Because you can help raise awareness by adopting a classroom! Office Depot is supporting real change for education by helping our teachers make it possible. Teachers, register your class with adoptaclassroom.org  to participate in the REAL Change Project and be eligible for funding from donors nationwide.

JP is barely four years old, and he surprises me everyday with new things he learned – and its all stuff I never expected from him because I thought they were too complex of a subject. Now that he has mastered writing his own name, he feels compelled to autograph everything he thinks he can get away with – I owe that one to his wonderful teachers! Then what really floored me was the other day he came home with a complete solar system of the planets, and proceeded to tell me all about it. Yes, that kind of stuff is what I’m getting at… For teachers to be awesome like that, it takes parents like us to help support them so they can do an outstanding job with our kids. They are undoubtedly worth it, after all – they are the future generation of tomorrow!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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