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Animal Here, Animal There

In our home we have a lot of toys that are not very fun unless you use your imagination. I like keeping toys around that have a purpose. Whether that be learning, creating, imagining, exploring; the list could go on. Bottom line – I want my kids to be challenged while playing.

I want their play to purposeful. 

We’ve slowly been working on collecting high quality animal figurines for our kids. Animals give our kids an endless amount of play.

The Schleich brand is one of my favorites for animal figurines. 

The German company was founded in 1935 and is ‘the leading international provider of realistic animal figures.’ Schleich now offers six different themed worlds which include over 600 figures. 

The Schleich figurines are all hand modeled and designed using photographs, drawings, or models found in books or images. Each figurine is molded by hand, examined, and then hand painted. Each step of the process is ensuring that the toys are high quality and non-harmful. 

We love the Schleich brand for many reasons, one of them being that their belief is just what we’re striving for in our home. See what they have to say: “At Schleich we believe that promoting creativity and rich imagination is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child. The best part of it is: a child’s creativity as well as their imagination develop almost by themselves with the right playing concepts.” They seriously just hit the nail on the head with this one. 

We also love Schleich because the materials used in all their figures are safe. They are all safety tested and meet strict national and international requirements. Their products really are high-quality and designed carefully. This keeps the child(ren) engaged and the parent happy. 

I am just blown away by the amount of detail that goes into crafting these animals. They look so real! Just look at the detail on each of the figures and tell me you’re not impressed.

Schleich Lion

Schleich Quokka

Schleich Giraffe

The Schleich animal figurines are perfect for kids of all ages. Wheather your buying for your own child or giving them as a gift, they will last a lifetime and offer endless imagination. Be sure to check out their website, they have so many options to choose from. You won’t be disappointed!

Kullerbu Construction Site Set by Haba Giveaway

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Enter for your chance to win (1) Kullerbu Construction Site Set by Haba. This award winning toy is valued at $65!



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Botley the Coding Robot for Little Kids

My kids love robots!

They are the top wanted toy from kids these days.

But my kids are only 4 & 5….can they code a robot without being able to fully read? Yes! With Botley they can!

Botley the Coding Robot is the newest and coolest toy

Botley the Coding Robot is screen free, meaning no reading or typing is used for programming him. Instead you use simple arrow buttons on the remote control to move his the directions you want him to. As your child gets older you can add in more complicated options.

With a fun and exciting 77 piece kit that comes with Botley, you can create courses for Botley to move through. Have Botley push a ball around to a finish line. He can follow looping commands, follow black lines (some puzzle pieces are included to create a black line course for him)….he even has special features that you can unlock!

You can program and reprogram very simply – with the touch of a button! If you have small kids, they might not need to code but they can learn different coding languages like python, java, HTML, etc., as they grow up. Finding a coding class and enrolling your children in it might not be difficult, however, you may want to see the continuous improvement in their coding skills. If they are learning HTML, it might be easy to compare html with syntax highlight for knowing the difference between your child’s previous codes and new HTML codes. This can help them to upskill themselves in the area of coding until they reach teenage. So, by the time your child grows up, you can get a programming robot for them

Botley’s 77-piece activity set comes with a remote programmer, detachable robot arms, 40 coding cards, 6 double-sided tiles, 27 obstacle building pieces and a starter guide with coding challenges

Build obstacles for Botley to go around, and find his way inside or outside of. Guide Botley to push his balls or cubes to a new area. His arms are detachable, so you can play with his cover on or off.

There are 3 types of cards that come with Botley. The small directional cards allow you to make a game with the coding of Botley. Have your child pull 4 to 6 cards from the pile. Place them out in a row, helping teach the child that we read from left to right. Help them view the cards to see if it’s pointing up, down, left or right. Then have them push the corresponding buttons to code Botley to his new orders. Remember to have your child press the trash can button on the remote to wipe Botley’s memory and to start fresh.

The large cards that look like puzzle pieces have 2 sides to them. The one side is white with black lines. Botley has 2 settings (button found on his underside), a coding setting and a line setting. When switched to the line set you can connect the puzzle pieces, having the black lines connect to make a route. Place Botley at the beginning of the line and start the go/green button on his remote. Botley will follow the black lined pattern you created for him! If you have large paper and a thick black marker you can even make your own custom route for Botley too.

As a mom I love Botley. It has helped my children gain confidence in hand eye coordination. Their self-esteem has grown as they feel so smart by coding their own robot. pAfulls hif dauame ause of this little robot, our kids and impliesthat have al,ley helps children ls t ch cplay grn to coo up t Botley inspires the nention of computer scientists and programmers!

We keep all our Botley pieces in a cloth, reuable tote bag, so we can easily travel to a friends house and show him off, and so we know where all his pieces and parts are.

Find Botley on Amazon and add him to your cart today!

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Lottie Doll Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win your choice of (1) Lottie Doll (up to a $25 value)



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Co-Hosted by: Sonya’s Happenings & Easter Babes Theory

Sponsored by: Lottie


Lottie Dolls are beautiful and exciting dolls that actually look like a little girl! Each doll is created to resemble a real little girl. With clothes that are easy to get on and off, Lottie’s will easily become a favorite doll in your toy collection. Read more about Lottie Dolls here




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Plasma Car Giveaway

Sponsored By: PlasmaCar

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By: MamatheFox

Winner will receive:

A PlasmaCar in winner’s choice of in-stock color! A $69.99 RV!

PlasmaCar is a ride-on toy that uses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction and of course all that power your child has stored inside. I really appreciate that you don’t need any batteries to operate this car. You also don’t have to mess around with gears or pedals. Your child can sit back on their patented safety seat and enjoy their fun ride! You can use this indoors or outdoors, but it’s best (no matter where you use it), to be on a flat surface. Great for ages 3+ and up to 220 lbs! That’s right, if mom and dad want to give it a go, no worries! I know I did!! 
Open to the Continental US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/8 12:01 AM EST through 9/30 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Buildex Super Scoot Ride On Review

Buildex Super Scoot Ride On Review

Who is Buildex

Buildex was created with future engineers in mind. These toys are made to be put together without any outside tools. The toys are put together using only the pieces provided and no outside items are required. By engaging your kids mind you help them develope problem solving skills, creative thinking and build self esteem. All of their toys are wooden and they only use non-toxic water paints to highlight the beauty of the wood while also keeping your family safe.

The Super Scoot Ride On Bike

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Small, self scoot bikes are very hot right now. I have seen them popping up in my Facebook feeds, at the local toy stores, even on TV shows. I never paid too much attention to them until now. My son is a year and a half and is in total transportation obsession mode. He wants to constantly play with anything with wheels. I love the Buildex Super Scoot for several reasons:

  1. It was super simple to put together (like easy enough to do myself while watching my 1.5 and 3 yr old play outside)
  2. It is made with beautiful wood, keeping a natural, earthy look
  3. The paint is assured to be non-toxic and water based
  4. It is easy for my children to use

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Some of the features of this bike include:

GridLock™ Building System – their patented GridLock™ construction system creates a one of a kind experience, they assemble safely and securely with no need for tools!

Real Suspension – The Grid-Lock™ system creates natural suspension which, in combination with functional steering, make for great challenge, learning and fun!

Safe™-Lock Building System – This new generation of toys encourages children to develop three dimensional thinking and an appreciation for construction, movement and design.


My favorite feature is the Safe-Lock. In order to get the piece attached to one another, they use a pull and snap feature which allows you to smoothly get the pieces together without a screw and screwdriver. When I saw this feature in real life I was amazed at how different and simple the concept was.

My son has a great time playing with his bike. He is too young to really get the concept of bicycle pedals. The coordination involved in petal bike is something he is still developing. Kids bike size is very important. This bike allows him to play bikes with his big sister in a way that he is able to control. This bike really builds confidence in young toddlers. Helping them build the base skills which will help him be able to ride a petal bike later in life.


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Open to US & Canada – Runs 10/14-10/31