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…]

Activate the Dark Side with the Death Star Electronics Lab

star-wars-death-star-electronics-lab

Uncle Milton is known for their amazing Star Wars Science line of toys. Not only do they build on a fan’s love of Star Wars but each toy offers an amazing learning through play experience. We have had the pleasure of reviewing the Death Star Planetarium, Mustafar Volcano Lab and Millenium Falcon UV Light Laser, … [Read more…]

Get Coding with Learning Resources

Get Coding with Learning Resources

Coding this mouse for fun!     I remember attempting to code on a computer when I was nine years old and becoming quickly frustrated. Most of the skills required for coding were not my strengths; however, as I have gotten older and developed these skills, I realize how important they are in the workplace. … [Read more…]

Super Fun with Super Wubble Bubble Ball

Super Wubble Bubble Ball

We were so excited to be chosen to review the new Super Wubble Bubble Ball! All opinions expressed are our own. I admit it, I like to plan too many activities for my kids. Incorporating “open ended play” is challenging for me; however, offering the opportunity for them to play on their own is beneficial. … [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…]

Let Your Imagination Soar with Brackitz

Brackitz Inventor Set

At Mommy University, we love building toys. They are truly the “building blocks” of learning. There are so many amazing skills kids can develop from playing with building toys. From fine motor development to patience to critical thinking skills, there are so many amazing reasons for kids to build, create and play! My kids love … [Read more…]

Building Fun with Sand: Exploring Kinetic Sand

kinetic sand

Kinetic Sand enables you to make sand castles in your home! Do you remember the time your kids brought sand in the house? The sand got everywhere and you became frustrated over the mess. Children are intrigued with sand and love to play with it. From building sand castles to moats, playing with sand has … [Read more…]

Get Out of the Box with Craft-Struction

GoldieBlox

Since its inception, GoldieBlox has maintained inspiring messages for young girls that resonate with me as a parent. I was committed that my daughter would not focus her value on beauty, but raised to believe in her ability, intelligence and morals. GoldieBlox promotes a positive message of female empowerment not only in their advertising but … [Read more…]

Horsing Around with Schleich Horse Club

Schleich Horse Club

Horsing Around is How We Learned Anywhere’s a Playground Mommy University is a Schleich Blogger Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. Mommy University received compensation for our participation, but the review and opinions belong to Mommy University. As one of Germany’s largest toy manufacturers, Schleich is considered a leader in imaginative toys. Promoting … [Read more…]

Making Memories with Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom Memory Palace

We are so excited to partner with Peaceable Kingdom to bring you their brain boosting games. When given the opportunity to review another amazing game by Peaceable Kingdom, I was very excited. I enjoy playing cooperative games with my kids as the concepts of the games are always fun and unique, and they offer an … [Read more…]