VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine™ | Kids are Meant to be Heard and Not Just Seen!

I’ve never understood the deep discomfort that people have with karaoke, one of my favourite activities from my days before kids. Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose”. Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”. I used to rock on Magic Mics from the Philippines and shoot for a perfect score with every performance.

We worry too much about what others will think. That we might not sing the greatest or that we’ve forgotten a few of the words in a song. Karaoke is meant to be fun, yet societal pressure builds it up as more than what it is. And a lot of that comes from what we pick up as kids—whether the people around us bolstered our confidence or just broke it down. We need to give our kids the space to enjoy their lives, and I feel like I’m doing that with the VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine™.

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LeapFrog LeapStart 3D & VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 Review

Back when I got ready for school after the summer break, it was flashcards and workbooks to get me back in the swing of things.

I’m about to sound like my Dad, but—these kids don’t know how good they have it!

While I didn’t need to walk miles uphill to and from school or forage through the woods with my bare hands for dinner, technology has come a long way in the last few decades!

There’s so much that can distract my kids now. With so much going on, it can be hard for them to learn the skills they should be learning, like reading, counting, and how to tell time on their own.

But just as the Kidibuzz gave my eldest a taste of what it’s like to have his own phone, VTech/Leapfrog came back with a few more tricks up their sleeves to get your little ones ready for September!

VTech KidiBuzz | See How a CREATIVE Kid Uses It!

So I don’t know about you, but my kids always want to do what I’m doing. They want to drink from my cup, even when it’s the same juice in their cup. They want to dress like I do, going as far as borrowing my security pass from work to pretend they’re doing my job and working at my office. And of course, since I’m often typing away on my computer at home, they too want devices they can play on. And even though they sometimes get tablets to watch videos and play games on lengthy road trips, the number of times I’ve helped a whiny child because an accidental tap changed screens or made the movie “go away” is countless. Plus, your device might not be safe for them to use with your videos and internet cookies on them!

If we’re going to give our kids devices, wouldn’t it be nice to have ones tailored to their interests so we can feel secure knowing they’re not experiencing anything they shouldn’t?

With this in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the VTech KidiBuzz — the device that’s made for fun and made for kids!

The VTech KidiBuzz — The Device That’ll Give Your Kid’s Creativity the Tools it Needs!

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The Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad Christmas Gift Guide… for Kids!

With Christmas ’round the corner, we’re finally at that point where influencers show you the hottest toys and what you should spend your money on this Christmas. You’ll see posts full of affiliate links galore as we sell our pound of flesh… but I don’t want to take that route.

Christmas is a strange time for my Christian family.

While we don’t want our kids to feel like outcasts in school when we choose Christ over Claus this December, we find it essential to make Christmas a time to spend with family, friends and our church community as we get ready for another year of challenges and celebrations ahead.

But you’d better believe we’re still going to get them some toys.

This Christmas marks the first year we can start moving from toddlers’ toys to ones I might want to play with, and I plan to take full advantage of it!

Despite Sarah’s qualms over the space in our home versus how much I review, I’ve been blessed to check out many of this season’s new toys up close and personal these past few months. From tech to STEM to collectables and more, I’ve hand-picked some toys that I think you’ll find dope for the little people in your life.

So let’s get to it!

(And don’t you worry—for those of us in a rush, I’ve created links to all the product below for easy access!)

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2
VTech Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe
The VTech Zoo Jamz Stompin’ Fun Drums
VTech 4-in-1 Stroll & Grow Tek Trike
#StikBot Farm Movie Bot
Tumblstix
Spin Circuits
The PAW Patrol Sea Patroller
The Etch A Sketch Freestyle & The Etch A Sketch Joystick
Hatchimals Glittering Garden
Mayka Toy Block Tape
Tangles
The Original Fidget Cube by Artsy Labs

VTech Ultimate RC Speedway | A Case Cringle Christmas, Day 5 — Helping Kids Connect with VTech!

You don’t realize how little space you have until you become a parent.

Now — my house is by no means puny: at 1000 square feet, I’ve been in Maasai huts a lot cozier, but we need to stay realistic about how much we can fit in our home. With a 2-year old running around and another little one on the way, when we’re not buying him the cool toys we come across in our daily travels, he’s never wanting for anything with his Grandmas, Grandpas and plenty of aunties and uncles to lavish him with gifts when they see him.

In short, Casa de Palmer’s already plenty stocked to keep Little Man entertained.

So when the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway came in the mail, I did what any rational parent whose house is already filled with too many toys would do… I hid it from him and stuffed it in the trunk so we could keep it at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s as a permanent fixture.