Everyone Has a Story to Tell: Introducing American Girl Gabriela McBride

American Girl of the Year Gabriela McBride

We are incredibly excited to partner with American Girl and Mattel to review the 2017 Girl of the Year Doll: Gabriela McBride.  The premise that everyone has a story to tell is the most fascinating quality about American Girl dolls. The dolls are beautifully made and the accessories are stunning, but what I am simply … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to Play Indoors in NJ

Amazing Places to Play Indoors in NJ

Whether it’s too hot, too cold, too rainy or too snowy, there are many reasons to stay indoors and play. Sometimes, however, staying home can become overwhelming for kids and parents. There isn’t enough room to run around, the house gets destroyed and, let’s face it, how many crafts and board games can you really … [Read more…]

Learn the Alphabet: Winter Edition

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It is never too early to start exposing your kids to letters and words. Although letter recognition is not a focus until preschool and kindergarten, it is important to introduce letters to your kids as early as possible. This starts by reading to your kids every night beginning from birth! Aside from reading each night, … [Read more…]

Learning Through Play with Curious George

Curious George

As a Liberty Science Center Blog Ambassador for the day, I was provided with vouchers for my visit. All opinions are my own. Our favorite monkey is celebrating his 75th birthday! Mommy University was recently invited to attend a special event at Liberty Science Center (LSC) organized by Jersey Mom Blogs. LSC’s most recent exhibit, … [Read more…]

Putting the Fun in Function

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Children with special needs don’t carry signs of where they struggle. It is not easy for them to articulate solutions to obstacles they face. The world of special education is complex with no one solution that works for all but thankfully with companies like Fun & Function there doesn’t have to be one solution. There are … [Read more…]

Magnetic Attraction: Magnetic Stick N’ Stack

Magnetic Stick N Stack

Building toys encourage children to problem solve, promote creativity and help develop their motor skills, and while the options are numerous, we have found that magnetic toys captivate our children’s attention. Magnetic building toys have magnets at the joints or sides that enable the pieces to stick together which makes for easy assembly. Thus, when … [Read more…]