Friday, July 8, 2011

Meet Dinosaur Train's Interaction Hank Ankylosaurus!

Meet Dinosaur Train's Interaction Hank AnkylosaurusThis is another InterAction dinosaur from the Because of "SmartTalk" technology, these dinosaurs have the ability to recognize and interact with each other. Each dinosaur has an interactive button that you can push to make the dinosaur speak and to start solo or interactive play the popular PBS Kids preschool series, Dinosaur Train.

Hank was a great Dinosaur to add to our collection.  He says over 50 dinosaur sounds and phrases when you press his belly. The best feature of Hank Ankylosaurus is when you press the button on his back and his tail whips into action!  As you are playing with Hank Ankylosaurus, make sure you move him up and down to hear stomping sounds.

Because I had now have three of these dinosaurs, I was able to get them to "speak" to each other.  Not only do they talk to each other and answer each other's questions, but they sing in harmony too!  Through play with these toys, you will not only have a ton of fun, but you will learn educational facts about the dinosaurs.  The more dinosaurs you have, the more they talk.  You will hear new and different phrases as you continue to add to your collection.  The ease of play in the Dinosaur Train Interaction  figures is great.  Mason can play by himself without getting frustrated.

These dinosaurs are made of a hard, durable plastic.  There are no sharp edges, which is a nice feature when you have a toddler that insists on carrying toys everywhere.  They are brightly colored and very eye-appealing too.  If you get one Dinosaur Train InterAction toy, make sure you get two or three so you can have the real experience of how these toys were meant to be played.

Learning Curve Dinosaur Train InterAction line is recommended for ages 3+.   They retail from $14.99 to $39.99, depending on the Dinosaur Train character.

Learning Curve provided me with the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Way To Invest

I recently went to my jeweler and asked him how much some old gold charms would be worth if I sold them. To my astonishment, I walked out with close to $150 bucks.  And that was for a few small charms.  I knew gold was still highly valued and the prices were good, but I had to find out more.

In my research I found out that Gold is the world’s most liquid investment trading.  It trades throughout the world daily.  Because of this, you can buy and sell Gold bullion in any country at any time.  Another interesting fact is that gold bullion coins bough in the early 70’s that were then valued at about $25,000 then could be worth about $524,999.00 today.  Talk about making money!

Are you looking for a new way to make some money? If you buy gold bullion, it can be a great way to invest some of your money.  I know from experience that investments like mutual funds do not make much money.  Putting money into buying bullion could be a better alternative.  Gold is still growing in this unsteady economy.  The choice of gold could be a great choice for many people or institution concerned with the economic world today.  Give gold a try, it could be the right choice for you.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chuggington Over and Under Starter Play Set by Learning Curve

These days our house is filled with cars, trucks and trains.  How Mason loves toys that he can roll along and create new adventures with. 

Chuggington Wooden Railway Over& Under Starter Set with Clock Tower is the latest toy Mason helped me to review.   He was so excited just when I pulled the box out and saw that it was Chuggington Trains.  He immediately went into a chorus of  "choo choo", "choo choo". 

If you are not familiar with Chuggington, it is based on the animated TV series for pre-schoolers.  Stories reinforce early preschool skills like color, verbal skills, and taking and understanding directions.  Along the way, you will meet characters who are 

I love the high quality, real wood construction of this set.  There are so many toys, while fun and even educational, that will simply not stand the test of time, or the test of a 2 or 3 year old.  I still have my Lincoln Logs from when I was a child and I know they held up because they were made of real wood. 

The overall design of this wooden track system is compact and does not take up a whole lot of space.  Another nice feature of this play set is that the Chuggington wooden track is compatible with other wooden train systems, such as Thomas.  The trains are very colorful and have a chunky design.  This paired with the strong magnetic coupling system make this a perfect set for any toddler! 

Also included in the Over& Under Starter Set are Chuggington characters Wilson, Koko and Vee. It is recommended for ages 3 and up and retails for about $49.99.  This train set was named as an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio “Gold Seal” winner.  To find out more about Chuggington or to find other Chuggington Wooden Railway Sets, check out the Official Chuggington Online Store.

Learning Curve provided the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.