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Hot Peas ‘N Butter’s multicultural jamm

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I´ve always considered myself a bit of a music snob because I am married to a Latin Musician/Song writer. With the birth of our Son, it was inevitable that music would be an important influence in his life. I, as a new mother, would prefer that he would have aspirations of becoming a lawyer, doctor or even an Indian Chief for that matter.  The reality is that there are instruments scattered from one end of our apartment to another andRead More ...

Going on an extreme adventure

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Diego’s adventures in one little pack is what you can find in this toy- Extreme Launch and Rescue Pack.  It´s nice that it´s made of hard plastic so with the push of a button, you open the backpack and it stands up by itself turning into the Rescue Station. I also find that being made in this material it´s going to last a long time, it has already fallen several times but it´s survived just fine. It comes with aRead More ...

Manny´s Repair Shop::Fixing + Making

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As soon as my son got his hands on Manny´s Repair Shop I was amazed at how he started hammering and using the screwdriver correctly and easily without my help. I didn’t explain how to use it, the parts are big enough and easy enough for him to do it himself. The toy comes with many parts to build lots of projects. It has six main project blueprints that Manny helps you go through step by step and it alsoRead More ...

Animals Learning Puzzle

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The first thing that captured my attention on this Ingenio Animals Learning Puzzle was that it says “Two puzzles in one” on the box. I didn’t quite get it because there is just one big puzzle and it has animals with their names written in both Spanish in English. But when I gave it to my almost 3 y/o son to play with, the way he started putting it together made me “get it”. He first built each animal orRead More ...

Spellable::A Bilingual Spelling Game

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When I heard about Ingenio, and the great bilingual toys and games they’ve created, I got extremely excited. You can probably imagine, then, just how much the excitement grew when this Spanglish mami witnessed her son putting Spanish words together.  No fuss, no saying “but mom” or “do I have to?”  Did I mention the words he was putting together where in Spanish?!?  And that he was having fun?! Any company that helps a mamá make learning Spanish fun byRead More ...

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