Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kid Game Download

Our usage of Tablets, Computers, Video Games and Phones have exploded recently. Especially  in our house! I am a person who has grown up with a computer in my home at all times. When we moved to Tennessee eight years ago, there was no internet avaliable in our area. High speed internet just became avaliable in our area, just as our oldest daughter received a Nintendo 3DS for Christmas and Quinn got  a new Zeepad for his birthday, and a Nintendo DS for Christmas. So needless to say the kids internet usage went from 0% to well over two hours a day.

I love video games as much as my kids (okay I clearly don't love them that much!) But, we do appreciate a good game around here! So my compromise is that they must spend half of their electronic time on an educational game. This has been much easier for my ten year old daughter than for my five year old son just due to the lack of engagement of the educational games for him. He can spy an Educational game a mile away and run! lol!

We are hooked on Dr. Panda's Restaurant! Both my son and daughter love this game! While it's not the ABC's or 123, it does show your child cooking skills! I watched my son butter the skillet and dice the onions to saute them! Later that evening, I caught him making a Kiwi Smoothie in his play kitchen in his bedroom. 



They even have to wash the dishes! There are a bunch of Dr. Panda Apps that we haven't tried yet but, it seems that if they are half as great as the kitchen, they will be wonderful! 




Phoenix as an A-B honor roll student. Every time she has gotten a B it has been in Social Studies. So when she came in from school excited to do her Social Studies homework, you can imagine my surprise! Once we downloaded the app and she logged in, we looked at the games her and her classmates were playing. She was very eager to be able to get a higher score than her teacher and classmates!


Quizlet is avaliable online, and for the Kindle and iPhone. It is a lot of fun, honestly, I'm going to have to make my own account and really check it out. I saw when I was researching it, that A LOT of teachers were using Quizlet to have students group study! I have been playing Trivia Crack but it was over her education level so I'm super excited to see Quizlet! But, if your looking for a bit of fun that doesn't take a lot of time check out the Trivia Crack, you might like it!




Until next time! Have a great day! I hope these game reviews helped you! Please leave any questions or comments below! I would love to hear from you! Also if you have any game suggestions, please let me know! I'm always looking for a good educational app and sometimes just want to have fun playing a game!





Saturday, February 7, 2015

Minecraft Bedroom

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 I promise that soon this blog will talk about more than just Minecraft ! But not today! Today I am going to show you all the great stuff I found to redecorate my now five-year-old son's bedroom. The Minecraft birthday party went over so well and we were contemplating what theme we wanted to use to redecorate his room from toddler to big boy. We asked him about having more Minecraft stuff in his room and he was so excited! This works out great because he just received tons of Minecraft stuff for his birthday and we have the Minecraft Dynamite and Zombie from the party that we are going to utilize as well.

Inspirations

http://i0.wp.com/shadowbinders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/securedownload-5.jpg

http://najaca.com/minecraft-bedroom-designs-real-life-design-decor-3-decorating-ideas.html

http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft-discussion/discussion/165380-need-ideas-for-real-life-minecraft-design-for-room

http://www.silverwoodliving.com/2013/03/come-see-our-minecraft-display/

Furniture

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  I think this would look super cool painted to resemble Minecraft blocks on this Bookcase.



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 This 9 Cube Storage Unit Shelf would be a perfect place for him to put away his book bag, and lego boxes.



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  I like this brown Fabric Drawer to use in the cube shelf. I think between this brown and the green one below it would give a nice contrast to the dark shelf. I'm considering painting the shelf to look like stone, but i'm not sure.

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 I like these green Soft Storage Bins



Starting with the Wall Decorations


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This is a cool Minecraft Endermanwall graphic. I like these because they are so easy to apply and remove.


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He loves this poster. We were convinced his sister was going to put it in her room though the way she wanted it! I think we may end up with two of these posters!



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He received this Minecraft Poster for his birthday and just loves it! I was in trouble because I didn't hang it up fast enough! lol


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I want to light up below his bunk on his bed with these torches! They are going to work great! He has a bed with a top bunk and a play area below but it's really dark so this Wall Torch is going to be really nice.


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Oh this Creeper Light Cover would be so cool! I wonder if they have light switches!



Bed covers


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This is cute, even though it's not really Minecraft this Ikea Cover and Pillowcases it still is a similar block pattern.



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I Love the idea of a Stayclean Comforter
he has a hard time adjusting to change but I think if it's the Minecraft Bed, he would be so excited he would go to bed early!


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With the Minecraft Red Bedspread, it must go with White Pillows! I want to make sure to have no lines show through from theWhite Pillows when we put them in white Pillow Cases.


Decorations


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This Minecraft Baby Sheep Plush is so cute! Quinn is going to love it! Phoenix said we should get two so that they can be brother and sister! I love it! This will look great on top of  the shelf!


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This Minecraft: The Complete Handbook  is not only nice to look at but helpful for the game! Quinn received one of the books for his birthday, but I'm sure he would love the whole set. We are going to be checking them out at our local library, check out our Bedtime Stories, I'm sure that we will be reviewing them soon!


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Quinn is all about his night light so this Minecraft Redstone Ore is a must! I think it would be neat to hang a few from a box tree.


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I'm not 100% sure of where to put this just yet, but I'm sure it can't be to bad, it's a Minecraft Squid Plush after all, how could you go wrong with that!




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Quinn just loves to throw Ocelot eggs so he will appreciate having this Minecraft Baby Ocelot




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I have seen these along the wall, I think it would look really neat to line them with LED lights behind them to make the Minecraft Sword & Pickaxe stand out even more! It would look great on the wall above his television.

I had a great time reseasrching for this bedroom makeover. I can't wait to get started! Please share your Mincraft bedroom ideas!