Friday 11 December 2015

Growing up with #BrightStarts #BabyLOLL

Bright Starts toys have always been a favourite at our house and with five kids we have put the. To the test and they always come out on top as the most durable and fun! 

We love the bright colors the music and the engagement that happens with our children and these toys. Balls pop, colors light and always with a fun merry tune playing along teaching the kids something important.
I was super excited to be part of the Bright Starts League of Little Laughers play date campaigns and knew everyone would have a great time!  I invited some little friends and the fun began.

The kids were so excited to see the Bright Starts toys ready to play with and I love that there were extra balls added to the kit! There never seems to be enough balls or they go missing do this was a big bonus.  Balls spun, music played and kids laughed, smiled and shared...yes that's right shared! Even my big boys were in on the fun and enjoyed checking out the toys!

One of the kids favorites was the Learn & Giggle Activity Station as it is very engaging. Children are able to listen to music, hear fun sounds and watch the lights! There is a flip book that tells baby stories.  They also loved the Spin and Giggle puppy! So fun to watch the balls spin and fly out!

All that fun sure to worked up an appetite! These easy-to-make recipes are toddler-friendly and great for play dates (recipes courtesy of Bright Starts). Our favourites were:
Bright Start BarsNaturally sweet and easy to eat, these make excellent finger foods for little ones.
1 banana
½ cup old–fashioned oats
1 tablespoon applesauce
2-3 tablespoons raisins or dried cranberries
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the banana to a smooth consistency using a fork.
  3. Add the oats and applesauce to the banana and stir until combined.
  4. Stir in the raisins/cranberries and cinnamon, if using.
  5. Using your hands, form the mixture into bar shapes on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool before serving.
Giggle MixLittle ones will love the variety of flavors and textures in this fun mix.
Ingredients½ cup whole grain oat cereal, such as Cheerios®
½ cup unsalted mini pretzels, broken into smaller pieces
¼ cup freeze dried fruit such as apples, peaches, or mangoes
¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Provide each child with an individual portion in a cup or on a snack tray.
What a super fun day and a great play date thanks to #BrightStarts and #BabyLOLL!! 

I received free products in order to host the Bright Starts sponsored Play Date. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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