Product Reviews

Product Review: Jam Session by Discovery Toys

From Discovery Toys: Welcome to Jam Session: a rousing and playful introduction to rhythm band music. Easy-to-grasp Jam Session instruments are perfect for small hands. Each piece creates pleasing percussive sounds that promote sensory stimulation, hand-eye coordination, listening skills, and musical awareness. Claire and I had the opportunity** to try out Jam Session by Discovery Toys. This is a nice, durable, plastic set of musical instruments including a tambourine, castanets, a drum & mallet, and a guiro & mallet. What’s a guiro? I always thought those things were called Ridged Fishies. Now, I know. The set also includes a Play Along Music CD. At $45, this set may be a little more expensive than some other musical instrument sets out there, but these pieces are showing absolute...

Product Reviews: Reusable Produce Bags, Sandwich Thins, Scrappy Notes, Silly Shirt Shop

Product Review: Reusable Produce Bags I have a confession to make. It took me a while to get used to using reusable grocery bags. Just like anything, it was a habit I had to get into. I had to force myself to put them in my trunk, remember them, and go back to the car to get them if I forgot. The discount (a few cents per bag) I got at the check-out stand helped. When I’d unloaded them in my kitchen, I couldn’t just stuff them in the plastic bag drawer or the recycle bin; I had to remember to put them back down in my car. It took a while, but if finally became second nature to me. I stuck with it, and it became a habit. And, I’m so glad I did! For me, I’m amazed at how many less trips up from the car I have to take when I use them. It’s not that we’re buying less groceries…it’s that ...