SmitCo LLC Light Up Journals!

Looking for a fun gift idea for a young lady on your shopping list this holiday season?  Check out the fun and oh so pretty SmitCo LLC Light Up Journals.  These journals not only have a fun light up feature on the cover of the diary, but also come with an invisible ink pen!  The cap of the pen contains an LED light that can be used to light up the hidden messges written inside the journal.  Each page of the journal is lined so it is easy to write paragraphs if desired.  SmitCo LLC Light Up journals also include a built in book mark.  This allows the author too easily find her page.  This is especially helpful when using invisible ink!


The SmitCo LLC light up journals are available in a variety of colorful designs.  My unicorn obsessed daughter fell in love with the cover of the Be Magical journal.  She is only 4 year old so her journal entries consist of drawings and random letters but she absolutely does not care that she is not writing a paragraph about her day.  It is simply fun and relaxing to doodle.  Plus, every journal entry is pretty exciting since it is invisible to the naked eye.

Journals are a great.  They allow kids to put their feelings into words, practice penmanship and spelling and the added secrecy of it makes it extremely fun!  I remember keeping a journal when I was a young girl and I can’t help but grin every time I catch my daughter bent over her journal carefully writing a secret message.

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SmitCo LLC journals are perfect for girls 5 years and up.  Get 20% Off an entire cart of gifts!  Go to: and use coupon code N3CQD6AE at checkout and you will receive 20% off of your entire purchase.

I received a SmitCo LLC Unicorn Journal for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of the product I reviewed.

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Disney Musical Exploration Children’s Books

Disney and Hal Leonard teamed up to create an innovative Disney Learning book series that incorporates your little one’s favorite Disney characters into learning and music.  These beautifully illustrated picture books don’t stop when the last page is read.  Each one of these books includes online activities.  You and your little one can participate in a video read-along as well as use your own voices in an audio sing-along.

Disney Learning introduced a new book for you and your little one to explore music with Moana:  The Beat of Your Heart – A Musical Exploration Activity Book is a fun way to teach kids how important the beat is for any music.  This story does a fun job of having kids realize the beat is all around us.  Simply patting, clapping, and tapping with rhythm will have you hearing the music in no time.  My kids love discovering the different sounds they can make with just using their hands and changing the tempo.


Mickey’s Found Sounds – A Musical Exploration Storybook features a fun story with Mickey and his friends using every day items to create musical instruments.  Each activity is pictured and explained well so you and the kids can create your own musical instruments as well!  Then go online to play the audio sing-along and you can play your new handmade instruments along with the rest of Mickey and his band!

Tangled: It’s Better When You Sing ItA Musical Exploration Storybook explores your voice.  Kids will see how different their voices sounds when singing low or high, whispering, and much more. Explore this fun story with Rapunzel and her friends.  This book also asks questions throughout the story which helps expand kids exploration and understanding.  It creates great conversation and my kids giggle over the different ways they sounds.  Tangled: It’s Better When You Sing It, truly makes reading an experience!

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The Disney Learning Explore Music Series combines the fun of Disney, reading, and adventures all into one.  These books were designed and created with kids ranging from 4 to 8 years of age.  Explore Music books would make great holiday gifts!  These books are available in both music and bookstores as well as online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I received the Disney Learning Explore Music books featured in this article for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone. 

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Sun Tails: Shark Fins and Mermaid Tails

Make your little girls dream come true! Sun Tail Mermaid has created the world’s best swimmable mermaid tails and mermaid flippers. Their mermaid tails are soft, comfortable, and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. They are made of high quality swimsuit fabric with 4-way stretch.

Sun Tail Mermaid’s monofins are extremely comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.

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With a Small Act of Kindness You Can Support a Child with Cancer

I See Me! is a company The Children’s Nook has enjoyed for many years.  They put their hearts and souls into creating beautiful books and memories for children all over and this holiday season you can help them spread joy to children with cancer.  Make  a lasting gift of kindness by helping I See Me! deliver thousands of letters to children supported by the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. I strongly believe in I See Me’s message: When we come together in the holiday spirit, we can make a difference.  This is what makes the holiday season magical!

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Thanks in advance for helping I See Me! deliver uplifting messages to children in need, spreading joy and love this holiday. Also, if your kids are old enough, get them to help!  This is a great way to remind our children that they have so much to be thankful for and to be kind and generous to those in need.


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SmitCo LLC: Great Gifts for Girls!

Looking for quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12?  SmitCo LLC has several different locked diary sets for girls in Emoji, Diva and Mermaid themes, as well as scrapbook, nail and play dress up sets and party favors that can be used as stocking stuffers to provide hours of fun.

SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls – all packed in cute gift boxes!

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We trust you will find some or all gifts here for the princesses on your list!

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I will receive a SmitCo product to review in exchange for this post and a future review post.  Product info provided by SmitCo LLC.  All opinions are mine alone.

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MAM Baby Oral Care Products Review & Giveaway

It is never too early to start making oral care a part of your child’s daily routine. Whether your little one has teeth or not, MAM Baby offers a great selection of oral care products that have been designed with the help of dentists and ease of use for children in mind.  MAM Baby has a variety of smartly designed teethers to start your little one off right when it comes to oral hygiene.  The MAM Baby oral care rabbit is the perfect way to introduce your little one to oral care.  Not only is this microfiber rabbit adorable to look at but it makes oral hygiene fun!  The MAM Baby oral care rabbit allows you to easily massage and clean your child’s gums and teeth.  Since this fits onto your fingers, I find it easy to control and use effectively.

The MAM Bite & Brush Teether is my favorite for little ones once they reach 3 months of age.  This brilliant teether is soothing on sore gums and cleans them in the process!  My daughter loved this teether when she was little.  Once you are ready to start brushing those first teeth, the MAM Learn to Brush set provides you with the perfect tools.  This set includes a Training brush, First brush, and a safety shield.  The head of the toothbrush is the perfect size and fits comfortably inside a child’s mouth.  The bristles are soft and the red colored bristles help you easily determine the correct amount of toothpaste to use when brushing your child’s teeth.  MAM toothbrushes don’t stop at the bristles.  The bottom end of each toothbrush can be used to clean your child’s tongue as well massage any sore gums.

The MAM First brush has an easy to hold handle that is perfect for when the time arrives for your little one to start brushing on his or her own.  The safety shield is a great help in avoiding gagging when independent brushing begins or tongue cleaning begins.  I should even mention that it is helpful for us parents when brushing our kids teeth as well.  My son has a bad gag reflex and I have brushed too far back in his mouth before and actually caused him to throw up.  Fun for us all right?  Needless to say, the shield can be helpful so we don’t push past our kids’ limits as well.

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MAM Baby oral care products are available for purchase online at shop MAM Baby.  The oral car rabbit is available for purchase in both pink and blue and would make a great baby gift.  It would also fit nicely into baby’s stocking this holiday season!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a $30 prize pack of assorted MAM Baby products!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on November 15, 2017.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the US and Canada.  The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I received a MAM Baby toothbrush and oral care rabbit for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.


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Cars 3: Lead the Way


Cars 3: Lead the Way is a children’s story based off of the Disney Pixar Cars 3 movie.  This 40 page picture book will take your Cars fan through Lightning McQueen’s latest journey with Cruz Ramirez.  Lead The Way is full of great illustrations by Pixar Animation Studios artist, Garrett Taylor.  He actually designed characters and environments for the Cars 3 film!  These artistic illustrations are fun and exciting.  In fact, my son loves to look at the illustrations in Lead The Way over and over again.

Lead The Way is fun book for Cars fans and the message in the story is great for all kids…..and a great reminder for adults as well!  This story encourages the reader to follow your dreams and believe in the impossible.  Lead The Way takes this positive message from the Cars 3 movie and highlights how special and valuable it is to have someone important in your life to help guide you and teach you.  In Lead The Way the readers get to see how the cars face their fears and are rewarded with great memories and new friends in the end.  I love how this story also teaches the reader that at certain points in your life you may be the leader or teacher and at other times you will be benefiting from someone else showing you the way.  Lead The Way has great illustrations that help cars fans visualize the race cars, both old and new, on this new adventure.  Plus, the little life lessons hidden in the story are a great bonus!

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Cars 3: Lead The Way is available for purchase online and in stores.  Barnes & Noble has an exlusive copy of Lead The Way available for purchase that includes inspiration cards inside.  Books make great gifts for holidays as well as rewards.  This week my kids had parent teacher conferences and they are always rewarded with a new book if we get good reports!  This book would make a great gift for any Cars fan as well as a tool to encourage great personal choices in and out of school.

I received a copy of Cars 3: Lead The Way for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Glow Products to Light Up Halloween!

Looking for some fun non-candy items to hand out to kids this Halloween?  Glow in the dark goodies may just be the perfect thing to hand out.  Oriental Trading has an awesome selection of glow products.  You will find a wide variety of glow sticks, bracelets, and necklaces.  A lot of fun Halloween events and activities take place in the evenings so wearing glow bracelets and necklaces can be a fun way to stay visible.  Oriental Trading also has a long list of fun glow toys, cups, tattoos, and more!

Last year a couple houses in our neighborhood handed out glow toys to the kids on Halloween and this excited the kids much more than candy.  This year we decided to hand out some glow toys along with other goodies this Halloween.  My kids picked out the glow in the dark spiders from Oriental Trading.  These spiders have red eyes and glow really well after sitting in natural light for a minute.  These glow in the dark spiders are available for purchase in a pack of 50 or 108.  These spiders make great party favors and are an easy way to add to Halloween décor.  However, the large number of spiders you get for your money makes them great to hand out to Trick or Treaters!

When I spotted the Light Up Puffer Ball Skull Yo-yos, I immediately knew my kids would love these.  These skulls are fun neon colors with spooky skeleton face.  The fringes on the head add texture to this yo-yo that no kid can resist.  Plus, they light up!  Honestly, these light up skull yo-yos may be the best Halloween themed goody I have seen this year.  Since each yo-yo is 3 inches in size and has a 3 inch cord attached to the head, this toy is a handful of fun.  My son did pull, stretch, and beat on one skull to no end and it did deflate eventually but the others are still going strong.  Honestly, even if the skulls deflate eventually, the amount of enjoyment the kids already got out of them made them worth it.  The Light Up Puffer Ball Skull Yo-Yos are great party favors or perfect treats for the special trick or treaters you have coming to your door.  These toys are simply cool to look at, touch, and play with.  Simply put the small loop at the end of the cord on your finger and toss the skull away from you.  When it bounces back to your palm the light up feature will kick in and you will have a fun colorful lit up skull to play with.

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Check out the great selection of glow products at Oriental Trading.


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Mystery Tackle Box: The Perfect Gift For a Fisherman

Mystery Tackle Box is the #1 fishing tackle subscription service offering anglers and fishing enthusiasts a fun and affordable way to discover new fishing lures, learn new techniques and catch more fish! If you, or someone you love, enjoys fishing, get them a Mystery Tackle Box Subscription today. You’ll enjoy a monthly box full of new and innovative fishing lures and products, content on how to use everything, plus stickers and special offers. Visit to learn more!

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Product information was provided by the Myster Tackle Box.  I will receive a Mystery Tackle Box in exchange for this post and a future review of the product.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Save on Tickets for Harlem Globetrotters 2017-2018 Tour

Looking for a fun event for you and your family to enjoy together?  Check out a Harlem Globetrotter’s game!  With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green – the Harlem Globetrotters’ show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their 2018 World Tour will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.  This would be a fun family event for all.

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The Children’s Nook readers can save 25% on ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM  Check out the Harlem Globetrotter’s schedule to find out when they will be near you!  Tickets to see the Globetrotters would make a great gift for the entire family!


I will receive tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters game in exchange for this post as well as a review of the game.  All opinions are mine alone.


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