Friday, January 2, 2015

Caillou's Furry Friends DVD Review

My son, Aidan loved watching Caillou when he was younger.  Now my daughter, Ashley is enjoying him too. She loves Caillou so much that that was her Christmas gift last year.  

Caillou is a 4 year old boy with a vivid imagination.  He loves his little sister Rosie. Both enjoy going on adventure, playing with their friends and spending time with their family. 

I like that each episode of Caillou teaches him about sharing, being a friend, and finding a common bond to relate to. Caillou has so many positive things that I like. I like to hear my daughter sing the opening song which I know by heart. I sometimes catch myself singing it when the kids are not around.

CAILLOU’S FURRY FRIENDS” will be available on DVD on January 6, 2015. The DVD run time is approximately 58 minutes and its SRP is $12.99. The DVD contains special features including coloring pages and activities.

Ashley watching Caillou's Furry Friends DVD

Episodes in the DVD

Dog Dilemma
When Sarah gets a new dog, Caillou is actually a little jealous. All Sarah wants to do is play with her new pup! Caillou feels a little annoyed with the dog...until he dog-sits for an afternoon and realizes Sarah’s dog is actually pretty great. He and Sarah talk about their feelings, and they decide it’d be fun for all of them to play together. 

Caillou’s Cricket
Caillou inadvertently brings a cricket in the house and decides it’ll be fun to keep it as a pet. When the cricket gets loose and Caillou goes on a wild-cricket hunt, he’s suddenly able to see things from the cricket’s perspective...and decides to put the cricket back outside where it belongs.

Caillou’s Cross-Hop
Caillou doesn’t want to hold hands and obey safety rules...until he discovers a bunch of tiny frogs that need help crossing the street. Realizing it’s hard work helping others to cross the road safely, he has a new appreciation for Mommy and Daddy’s rules.

Kitty Conundrum
Caillou finds a tiny kitten while desperately searching for his beloved Rexy. He wants to keep the kitten, even though Mommy and Daddy say ‘no’ – they have Gilbert! When Samantha comes to the door to claim her lost kitten, “Whiskers,” Caillou fetches the kitty...and finds Rexy!  He remembers it isn’t fun losing something you care about, and happily returns the kitty to its rightful owner.

Lost and Found
When things begin to go missing around the house – like Mommy’s keys – Mommy blames Gilbert. Caillou is sure Gilbert didn’t take them...and he sets out to prove it!  Together, Caillou, Mommy and Rosie backtrack through the house and eventually discover Caillou’s theory was right – Gilbert didn’t take the keys – Mommy left them in the door handle!

Play with Me!
Caillou has no one to play with!  Mommy, Daddy, and Rosie are all busy, and Caillou is bored and frustrated...until he meets a ladybug who inadvertently shows Caillou that his family members aren’t the only ones who are busy – so are the birds and squirrels and ants. Caillou comes to realize that everyone is busy sometimes – even animals and insects – and he decides to get busy too...drawing his new friends.

Caillou Roars
After watching a nature show about lions, Caillou decides he wants to be a lion! He roars and paws his way around the house, causing Mommy and Daddy to remind him that there’s a time and place for everything. Caillou realizes the downside of being a lion when his ‘roars’ scare a baby in the park. He decides there really is a time and place for everything – and sometimes, he just needs to be a boy. 

CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU is produced by DHX Media. CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings for times in your area).

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  QueensNYCMom always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. QueensNYCMom.  The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Wishing ALL a 2015 filled with many Blessings, Love, Health, Luck and Peace

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thankful for Giveaways Hop - K'nex USA 11/26


My sponsor for this giveaway is:

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  QueensNYCMom always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers.  The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Win it!!!! One of my readers will win the K'nex 70 Model Building Set Item# 13419 a RV of $34.99.  This giveaway is open to USA 18+ only.  You will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim your prize.  If you do not contact me within that time frame a new winner will be chosen and you forfeit the prize. Make sure is added to your contact so it does not go to spam. 

Welcome to the Thankful For Giveaways Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! A group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us & you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! 

Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun! Happy Thanksgiving 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Review K'nex 70 Model Building Set & Plant vs Zombies Pirate Seas Plank Walk Set

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  QueensNYCMom always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. This post contains affiliate links.  The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

It's that time of year again! Christmas is coming. If your kids are like mine they have an endless list of toys that they want. My son was so excited when he saw a big box in our living room.  When he opened it he could not wait to play with it.  I received the Plants vs. Zombies Plank Walk Set and 70 Model Building Set. 

My son, Aidan was building the Plant vs Zombies Pirate Seas Plank Walk Set and my daughter, Ashley the 70 Model Building Set.  Note these two toys contain small pieces that are not for children under 3 years of age.  I only allow my daughter to play when I am supervising her.  She is at that stage when she sees her brother playing with something she thinks its hers and she wants to play too. The K'nex building sets that I received are for children ages 7+. 

I like these two toys.  My son has ADHD and has problems concentrating. When he is playing with the K'nex building set its like a light turns on and he uses his imagination to build different things. My son was building the body of one of the zombies and he was having difficulty trying to snap them into place. He asked me for help and I couldn't snap them either.  Some parts are hard to put together.  When I gave it back to him he was finally able to snap them in place.  

good for small hands (motor skills)                                   
good for focus and concentration                                      
can be used with other K'nex building sets                      


small part not good for younger kids
some parts are hard to snap into place (zombie bodies)
some do not include a manual or are hard to follow/understand

Here is more information about these toys:

 Plants V Zombies Plank Walk Set Item #53444
Defeat the zombies and save your brains...on the Pirate Seas!  This buildable replica of the Pirate Seas level in Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes special "rumble grid" action - turn on the battery-powered motor to make the zombies move down the rows towards the plants, just like they do in the game! Includes 1 Pirate Zombie figure, 1 Pirate Conehead Zombie figure and 1 Pirate Captain Zombie figure.  Battle the zombies with the 2 included plants: shoot coconut ammo from a Coconut Cannon or launch a cabbage with a Cabbage-pult.  Easy to follow building instructions included.  For ages 7+. Batteries not included.  Suggested Retail Price is $49.99.  Available at, and

 70 Model Building Set Item #13419
Build anything you can imagine with the 70 Model Building Set!  Includes instructions/ideas for 70 unique models using all Classic K'NEX pieces.  Build cars, planes, sea creatures, and more.  Loaded with over 700 K'NEX rods and connectors!  Parts can be stored in the convenient storage treasure chest.  Perfect for builders ages 7+.  Made in the U.S.A.  Suggested Retail Price is $34.99.  Available at, and

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Win it!!!! One of my readers will win the K'nex 70 Model Building Set Item# 13419 a RV of $34.99.  Come back on November 12 to enter and WIN IT!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD Giveaway US/CAN 11/17

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Buck Denver Asks ... Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Promoted by:  QueensNYCMom

Co-hosted by the following:

Do you know why we call it Christmas? The answers might surprise you! Take a moment to read Kim's review of Buck Denver Asks ... Why Do We Call It Christmas? here.

VeggieTales creator, Phil Vischer, along with our new favorite reporter, Buck Denver, takes you on an amazing journey to learn about the world's most popular holiday. As Buck's friends travel from around the world to his annual Christmas party at his cabin in the woods, they each tell us a different part of the Christmas story and how it came to be called "Christmas."
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WIN IT!!! One of my readers will win a copy of this DVD. One entry per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Giveaway is open to residents of US/CAN only, age 18+. Void where prohibited. Giveaway ends 11/17/2014 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Buck Denver asks ... Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD Giveaway

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Giving Thanks Giveaway US 11/30

It is time for Giving Thanks!

Promoted by:   QueensNYCMom

We've joined with over 100 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another huge giveaway event! So excited to join in this event and help my readers win.

One winner will take home all of the prizes we've managed to put together (it's almost $600 in prizes!) for The Giving Thanks Giveaway!

Giving Thanks Prize Collage

Here is a list of our Sponsors & the prizes ~

Zike Bike - Z100 - $249
Misto - 1 stainless steel Misto - $14.99
Giant Microbes - ornament set - $24.95
King Arthur Flour - baking set -$45.80
Pixtagram - 3 sets of 10 magnets - $36
Chef's Planet - 1 Flavor Enhancer - $45
SoapBox Soaps - 1 Autumn Bundle Set - $23.80
DK Books - 2 Books - $20
Game Chef - Rollick & Been There Done That Games - $49.98
Lille Rabbagast - Monkey Toys - $20
Rollors - Rollors Game - $50
Meal Measure - 1 Meal Measure - $12.98
Emerson Creek Pottery - Blue Crab Pie Plate - $31

Win it!!! One of my readers could win all the prizes listed above.  Must be 18+ USA only. Enter via the Giveaway Tools. Good luck.

Disclosure: QueensNYCMom, Anderson’s Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway WW 11/4

Welcome to the Wishful Thinking 
$100 Amazon GC Giveaway

Promoted by QueensNYCMom
Hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read 
Sponsored by Get My Wish

Cohosts: Deals Fanatics  AND Naturally Frugalicious

Getting ready to help you all with a $100 Amazon GC for your Christmas shopping. You can buy so many things. What will you buy if you win?

Making a list and checking it twice is so easy even little ones can do it - though Mom or Dad have to be the one to sign up - you can even have different lists for each member in your family!

Whatever the occasion, whatever the gift, Get My Wish has a great way to organize it and share it with family & friends, or just make it for yourself!

Get My Wish is all about making things easier to create, send and share your wishes, wants and needs with friends, family and co-workers all over the world.  There are even different wishlist templates to personalize your lists, and Get My Wish makes emailing easy by allowing you to download your email contacts right into your account. They even have a free concierge service that helps find the special gifts for that special person for any occasion.  

Simple. Easy. Ready to Share. It takes less than 5 minutes to create a free registry, set up a wishlist and add items with descriptions!  Every Gift bought from one of the partners of Get My Wish will give back to Charity!

Win it!!! One of my readers will win $100 Amazon eGiftCode to help with your Holiday or personal shopping. Open World Wide, must be 18+ to enter/win.  Giveaway ends 12:00 Noon CST on November 4th.  Entries will be validated.  Winner will have only 48 hours to claim prize - no reply after 48 hours will result in another winner being chosen. 

***Mandatory to create or have a Get My Wish registry.***

Disclaimer:  QueensNYCMom nor Mom Loves 2 Read nor these participating blogs are responsible for prize distribution.  Sponsor: Get My Wish is responsible for sending prize to winner after validation.  This giveaway is in no way associated with any social media.  Mom Loves 2 Read did receive monetary compensation for setting up, organizing and running this giveaway on behalf of the sponsor.  ML2R is not associated in any other way with the sponsor of this event. 


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