Nickelodeon Hearts Valentines with Paw Patrol and Blaze of Glory

Little hearts matter too, give kids the gift of Paw Patrol and Blaze of Glory. While these are not available until 2/28/17 these videos will give the little ones something special to look forward to even after Valentine’s Day. The two videos will bring a smile to their faces and remind them that they are thought of too. Continue reading “Nickelodeon Hearts Valentines with Paw Patrol and Blaze of Glory”

Zoonicorns for Life’s Adventures

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Growing up as a kid these days is tough business. Technology influences, social media, keeping up with homework, chores, and trying to fit in by being a normal kid. Now young kids can find inspiration and strength about life and friendships with books and characters that assist and guide them in fun lessons about life’s adventures.

Fairy-tale Zoonicorns are enchanting creatures that pop up in the dreams of young zoo animals. Zoonicorns are unique, plush toys for children that combine an exotic animal (zebra) and a mythical creature (unicorn). The Zoonicorn herd is ready for adventure in the enchanting world of your youngster’s imagination. Zoonicorns are enriching youth with life adventures™ and creating wonderful imaginative worlds. Continue reading “Zoonicorns for Life’s Adventures”

Dash and Dot Robot

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Play and learn with the Wonder Workshop, who believes that every child should be empowered to question, think and create. They want to encourage them to be curious and to find their own joy in learning. Coding enables creativity. By learning to code, kids are becoming shapers of their own world. PSSST! Dash & Dot are even fun for adults! Continue reading “Dash and Dot Robot”

Safari Ltd Action Figures Giveaway

10418169_10152221722238193_3253505828283239903_nAre you ready to go on an adventure? Safari Ltd. can do just that with their line of teaching toys and action figures. No more GI Joe or Barbie. Create real fun and brave new worlds fighting dragons, experience a safari or travel to mythical far off lands with wizards. Even better, head to your own back yard and create your own excavation site with ancient fossils; the possibilities are endless.

Safari Ltd. pays loving detail to their different figures and animals. What started as a card game of endangered species, has turned into authentic scale, hand painted replicas world wide. This family owned business is a great source of educational kids toys, and collectibles for adults.

safariltd-fairy-fantasies-689804-1Replicas are so sweet and fun they would be the perfect addition to your child’s toy collection and make the perfect stocking stuffer. They also help your child’s imagination and possibly teach them about the importance of wild life.
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Give Cold Weather the Boot with BEARPAW

Now that the days and nights are getting colder our fashion begins to turn to boots. My daughter has been embracing her own fashion and style and has spoken so animated and passionately about how she would love to have a pair of boots. She raids my closet often to tromp around the house in my heels and boots. This Christmas I only felt right that she have her own pair of boots. We are fans of fashion brands that make a statement in more ways that just style, ways that impact the greater good with a bold statement and I found BEARPAW.

bearpaw boots, bearpaw logoFounded in 2001, BEARPAW was created with the intention of utilizing sheepskin in the redefinition of casual footwear. Sheepskin is natures fabric that helps regulate body temperature to keep feet warmer in the colder weather and cooler in warmer weather. BEARPAW strives for sustainability with setting expectations in their offices for recycling with their employees, encouraging their suppliers to act in the same manner and commit to environmentally friendly packaging and practices.

bearpaw boots, macey bootsI received the Kid Macey boot in chocolate. They are made of cow upper suede, the sheepskin footbed, wool blend collar trim and lining. The boots are absolutely adorable! My daughter simply lost her mind. The boots are easy to slip on and off yet have classic laces to keep them from falling off. They have sturdy outer soles, but have enough give and bend for my daughter to run around and have fun in without being restrictive.

The boots are not limited to just little girls. Ladies, get your fix by choosing from the various styles of boots, booties, knits, slippers and even wedges. Throw your husbands into the mix as well with boots, slippers, slip ons and hikers. BEARPAW is a one stop shop for all your footwear needs and styles for the whole family. Who said just ladies have to have boots.

The Five Fish, Gift guide, The Five Fish gift guideBEARPAW are also affordably priced so as not to break your bank when looking to purchase sheepskin style boots, compared to other brands that are comparable to a car payment. Shipping, well don’t fret shipping as shipping is free with delivery in 7-10 days. You can always upgrade for an additional fee if you simply cannot wait for your new kicks.

Go explore BEARPAW for yourself where you can stay up to date on recent news or check out the latest fashion trends. Maybe you have a pair already, why don’t you snap a shot and share with them on Instagram. What boots would you choose for yourself and or your family members?

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Zippies Fun

Are your kids losing their belongings at school or friends or functions? No matter how you try to identify their items, with no slip, no peel stickers with their names, permanent marker which can bleed and end up ruining your clothes or items. Now there is a great new product to help identify your children’s items or identify them and their special needs. Zippies.

zippies, zippies ID tagsZippies are a fun collectible ID tag for your children. Attach them to their back packs, water bottles, lunch boxes, bikes, and winter jackets, you can even attach the labels to indentify if your child has an special allergies or health conditions without having them feel out of place or too old for their age.

We like them in our house to help identify the many toys the kids share that are the same or similar. This helps to eliminate fights and they are able to identify what are their items and learn to respect each others space and personal belongings. Additionally when in a large group or at events with people more than just our family you can clip the Zippies on a bottle of water or drink to help identify what is theirs and prevent the spread of germs by mistakenly taking someone else’s water bottle and or drink.

What is questionable about the Zippies is the construction. The chain that attaches to the ring which attaches to the adjustable zip line. The chain appears and feels like it can snap at any moment and if you are dealing with kids, we know how they can destroy anything in a matter of seconds, literally they have nothing on Hiroshima or Nagasaki. The plastic Zippie face mold is great and as smooth plastic which seems to stand up to a lot of wear and tear, but again can it withstand the smoldering Arizona summers and heat when kids toss their backpacks in the sun waiting for the bus, parents to pick them up, or while on the playground. I even questioned the use of them on bikes with the breakdown of the extreme heat and dry weather. So more to come on how these products can stand up to the test.

Overall a great product and the kids love them. Lots of fun to use and collect and make great stocking stuffers. For the holidays Zippies has special holiday pricing of buy one set for $12.99 and get another set for free. Normally $39.99 a set this is a savings of over 80% off the retail value! You get the original 10 Zippies plus another 10. Buy yours online just in time for the holidays and help spread the collectible fun with Zippies.

“DisclosureI was provided with Zippies at no cost in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.”

JumpStart Escape from Adventure Island

My kids are huge fans of learning games and learning video games. A few years ago The Five Fish originally reviewed the PC version of JumpStart learning video games. My son LOVED the games, the interaction, the learning to follow the directions and the various learning aspects such as addition and reading. JumpStart also has more than just PC games, they have games for the Mac, Wii and DS, and mobile games and books for the iPad.

Here is some back story about what JumpStart stands for and how they enrich our children:

Absolutely. Over the past 20 years, the JumpStart brand has earned the trust of over 30 million parents by providing safe, age-appropriate games for kids. is no exception. Our parental controls, canned chat and pre-programmed names ensure that kids are completely safe and cannot share any personal information. JumpStart is a magical online world packed with friends, games and adventures! From training dragons to exploring lost islands, includes thousands of games and activities for kids ages 3-12. But what really sets JumpStart apart is our commitment to education. We believe that learning should be an adventure, not a chore. That’s why the games at are specially designed to make math, reading and critical thinking fun! After all, there’s no stopping a kid with a JumpStart!

Escape from Adventure Island is an action-packed game that invites players to use their explorer skills and brain power to find a way to escape a mysterious island after a crash landing strands them there! As players race to collect the pieces needed to repair their blimp, they’ll need to ward off the pesky fur balls known as Punk Punks and navigate 3D worlds both above and below the water. Along the way, players can practice over 150 math, reading and critical thinking skills – the fun way! My son jumped into this game and was immediately hooked. Being that my son is the ultimate critical thinker this game was great for him, he is currently working on all his math skills at school so the game could not be more fitting for him. He was intent on getting through the levels and conquering. But with all good things, the game was played in moderation, even though it is a learning game, nonetheless a video game.

Video games are a great stocking stuff and or gift for children, so why not get them a game that is not only fun but educational. Find JumpStart online or at your local retailers this holiday season.

“Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of JumpStart® Escape from Adventure Island at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.”

Mother Goose Club

Education is an intricate part of any child’s upbringing. From the day our children arrive out of the womb we are educating them; educating them on how to eat, walk, and talk. In addition to walking and talking we like to teach our children to read or have the want to read at an early age. We teach them through songs, reading books to them and as our children grow older, they become more interested in the television and the various shows available to them to watch.

But sometimes as busy parents we do not always censor what our children watch and or learn on TV. I have been a fan of PBS since I was a young child and watched Sesame Street as my learning platform. Now PBS has an even extended platform of various learning programs for all the different learning styles and the ages that watch their shows.

My kids have recently become huge fans of PBS television shows like Sesame Street and recently I was introduced to Mother Goose Club. Featured on PBS stations, the Mother Goose Club is a series of 1-minute educational programs for preschoolers promoting early literacy.  This live-action and colorful program, invites your little one to sing and dance along to their favorite nursery rhymes. Early childhood research has shown that familiarity with nursery rhymes helps young children learn to read and my kids have an amazing memory and enjoy the songs and rhymes.

They watched the DVD and listened to all the CD’s non-stop. In the car, in the house, they couldn’t get enough singing, nursery rhymes and fun playing with each other. I found my daughter, while she was coloring at the table, singing her nursery rhymes and my heart was warmed at how much she enjoyed the Mother Goose Club Super Pack.

Why Nursery Rhymes Matter
Helping Children Read. Nursery rhymes help children learn to read. Research has shown that familiarity with Mother Goose and other nursery rhymes helps children develop pre-reading skills, including the ability to detect rhymes. Children who can recognize rhyming words, cat and hat for example, learn to read quicker and more successfully than their peers. This relationship holds true regardless of a child’s socio-economic background or the education level of the parents.
How Do Nursery Rhymes Help? Nursery rhymes are short and rhythmic, which makes them easy for children to learn and memorize. As children hear, sing or read nursery rhymes, they develop “phonemic awareness” or the ability to detect the individual sounds that make up words, a crucial first step in learning to read. Nursery rhymes, especially Mother Goose rhymes, also introduce children to new vocabulary which increases comprehension and benefits learning in all subjects. Most importantly, nursery rhymes are full of colorful characters and stories, which make them fun. The delight children experience as they engage in rhyme activities fosters an enduring enthusiasm for books and reading.
How Mother Goose Can Help Parents. Nursery rhymes are terrific tools for parents and teachers to help get young children ready to read. Spending a few minutes each day reading or singing nursery rhymes with a child is a simple, cost-effective and enjoyable way to promote early literacy at home. The Mother Goose Club website contains a collection of rhymes, including many Mother Goose rhymes, with illustrations, audio narrations, songs and printable coloring pages. Some live action and animated videos are also available. For parents and teachers, the site offers activities and tips on using rhymes to promote literacy at home and at school (Sockeye Media LLC, 2011).

In addition to the shows, books, CD’s are also available, not to mention some online printable sheets for your children to color and have the lyrics readily available for them to learn to read and sing along to. You can purchase all the various Mother Goose Club CD’s, books, DVD’s and coloring books online at the Mother Goose Club store. All items are an average price of $20 which makes this learning gift a wonderful item for your children this year at the holidays or any time of the year. Share in all your children’s favorite nursery rhymes with this wonderful, educational gift.